Which Essential Oil is Essential for You?
Here at Frabella, we love to incorporate essential oils into our soaps. Why? Well, yes they smell delicious! But they also come with a multitude of physical and mental benefits such as mood enhancement and stress relief. Each oil offers a unique set of natural perks but, which one is best of your needs?
But first things first - let's have a look at essential oils and how they work. Essential oils are natural aromatic products that are extracted from specific plant species including types of flowers and grasses. Not all areas of such plants provide essential oils - they can only be found on roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits. The aromatic chemicals and carrier oil are obtained through a distillation process, at which point they are ready for use. Essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy by inhalation, dilution or topical application. The chemicals in the oil interact with your body in numerous ways including stimulating your emotions, behaviour and memory.
But as said before, each essential oil has a different scent and associated health benefits. And, there are more than 90 different types of oils! So, lets run through some of the essential oils we include in our soaps to figure out which product is best for you.
Kawakawa is a miracle worker when it comes to dry, itchy and inflamed skin. It's gifted at relieving skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Sound like you? You can find kawakawa in our Kawakawa Goats Milk Soap.
Argan Oil is high in omega fatty acids, linoleic acids and vitamin E which moisturises your skin, reduces acne and soothes dry patches. It's known as a nourishing superfood for your skin because it's not too heavy or light - aka it's perfect for all skin types! You can find argan oil in our Natural Moisturising Bar.
Lavender is perfect to help you relax and alleviate insomnia, headaches and migraines. It's also great for pain relief and sanitising minor cuts and burns. Get your lavender fix with our Lavender Calm - Mind and Body Bar.
Lemon has long been proven to benefit one's mood and energy. Its use is thought to relieve anxiety, stress and depression. it is also said to help digestion and promote weight loss. Get your dose of lemon with our Elevation Bar.
Ylang Ylang soothes pain, reduces inflammation and improves moods. It can also enhance your libido if you're searching for something a little more spicy! Our Ylang Ylang and Kawakawa Bar is perfect if these are ailments you're looking to alleviate!
Sandalwood has been used historically to reduce anxiety and improve quality of sleep. It helps to calm nerves and keep your focus razor sharp! Like ylang ylang, it has also been used for aphrodisiac purposes. Sandalwood is also a key ingredient in our Elevation Bar.
Eucalyptus is often used to soothe colds, congestion and coughs. If you have a respiratory infection, then our Breath Easy Chest Rub is for you!
Peppermint is key to helping headaches, pain and stomach problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. What's more? It also boosts energy and helps the digestion process. The Clear - Mind and Body Bar is perfect if you're looking to soothe these issues.
Tea Tree is a dream when it comes to fungal infections and blemishes. Acne be gone! Tea Tree fights infections with its antimicrobial, antiseptic and disinfectant qualities. It's also said to boost immunity - win, win? We think so! Once again, the Clear - Mind and Body Bar comes through with superior blend of essential oils including tea tree!
Chamomile is primarily used to boost mood and elicit relaxation. However, it's also a calming agent, minimising stress and helping you towards a good night's sleep! It can also help soothe eczema - talk about the prodigy child of essential oils! If chamomile is what you're after then our Lavender Calm - Mind and Body Bar is for you!
So there you have it! We've made sure that the essential oils we include in our soaps are beneficial for anyone and everyone. Get yours today and let us know how it goes!