Tee Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is made by extracting the essence from the leaves of the Australian tea tree. Often found in a vast number of beauty products such as shampoo and bubble bath, tea tree essential oil has a fresh, minty scent with benefits that include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. As such, tea tree oil is often used in aromatherapy massage or facial treatments to improve skin dryness, treat acne and soothe any skin irritations or swelling.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Extracted from eucalyptus leaves, eucalyptus essential oil is favoured for its immune-boosting qualities. Promoted by experts as an aid for respiratory problems, eucalyptus is said to soothe itchy throats, lessen asthmatic symptoms and open sinuses for easier breathing when inhaled as part of an aromatherapy session. As well helping to ease congestion and ward off the common cold, eucalyptus oil is also known to reduce joint pain, combat stress and improve hair health.
Lavender Essential Oil
Undoubtedly one of the most popular essential oils available around the world today, lavender oil is famed for its aromatherapy benefits of relieving stress and anxiety, easing migraines and inducing a restful sleep. Used widely in home products such as bubble bath, soap, candles and pillow sprays, lavender oil also features regularly in aromatherapy spa treatments, from facials to inhalation steam rooms and massages.
It is important to note that improper use of essential oils can cause dangerous adverse reactions. As such, it’s always best to enjoy their benefits via treatments – such as aromatherapy – where they can be diluted and applied properly by a qualified and professional therapist.