The Best Essential Oils for Holistic Healing

September 20, 2022

The Best Essential Oils for Holistic Healing

It's a sad reality that we live in a world that prescribes and promotes pills for pain relief at the drop of a hat. Headache? Aspirin. Inflammation? Ibuprofen.

Unfortunately, these over-the-counter meds—no matter how mainstream they've become, or how harmless they may seem—have some serious side effects that may arise from long-term use. A few of these include internal bleeding, kidney damage, and liver failure.

...Basically? Pills aren't meant to be popped like candy.

The good news is that, in recent years, essential oils have been on the rise as a holistic alternative to painkillers. Whether you've used them for yourself yet or not, there's a good chance you've heard about them or seen them in stores. But what exactly are essential oils, and are they really powerful enough to substitute over-the-counter solutions to pain and inflammation?

Essential oils are all-natural oils extracted from plants, capturing their unique scents and beneficial properties to be used as aromatherapy. Aromatherapy works by harnessing and delivering certain smells to your olfactory nerves, which then transmit them to the amygdala region of your brain—the area that controls your body's response to stress and anxiety.

In targeting the amygdala, essential oils can have a significant impact on stress reduction, energy, mood improvement, and more. Going a step further, they can even be used to treat physical aches and pains, such as muscle tension, headaches, and some skin conditions.

One of the most popular methods of using essential oils is by purchasing a diffuser, but actually, there's another more convenient (and cost-effective) way to reap their powerful benefits. Rather than buying a range of essential oils anda diffuser—which gets quite expensive—you can simply treat yourself to some self-care products made with high-quality essential oils.

Let's have a look at which essential oils are most effective for treating your issue.

  • Frequent headaches—if you're a headache sufferer, peppermint, tea tree, and lavender are great essential oils for pain relief. All three of these essential oils are widely-touted for alleviating headaches and migraines. Consider dabbing some soothing body oil containing these essential oils on your pulse points and temples for relief.
  • Inflammation—battling bloat or swelling? There are a few fantastic essential oils for inflammation, including rose, eucalyptus, and bergamot. Studies show that the use of these essential oils reduced inflammatory enzymes in the body by at least 25%. For relief from inflammation, try applying some soothing body balm to affected areas. For a double whammy, enjoy a long soak in the tub with some organic rose bath salts.


  • Back pain—hunched over in your office chair for too long? Lemongrass, eucalyptus, and sandalwood are all effective essential oils for back pain. These muscle relaxing oils can be rubbed in a balm or oil on your back, or can promote healing in a hot bath with an herbal-infused, all-natural bath bomb.


  • Stiff neck—most of us know a person who's a bit of a pain in the neck...but do you actuallyhave a pain in the neck? The best essential oil for stiff neck relief is peppermint, closely followed by eucalyptus. Why not target the area with a luxurious bath bomb to loosen things up?


  • Feet pain—if you're on your feet all day or are suffering from foot strain, there are a few great essential oils for aching feet; namely, lemongrass, lavender, and peppermint. What better solution is there than a foot massage with a high-end body butter or body oil?


  • Sore muscles (general)—for general aches and pains, essential oils for sore muscles are numerous! Choose from peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, rose, lemongrass, rosemary, or sandalwood products, to name just a few of your options. Depending on the site of pain, you may opt for a body oil rub-down or an anti-inflammatory soak with bath salts.


  • Anxiety—suffering from anxiety or overwhelming stress? Let the soothing effects of aromatherapy calm you down. Lavender and bergamot are two amazing, holistic essential oils commonly used to mitigate anxiety. Why not treat yourself to a nourishing body balm to target the senses and induce relaxation?


  • Insomnia—lying awake for hours is no fun. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, some great essential oils you can try are lavender, vanilla, and chamomile. We recommend a hot bath for 20-30 minutes before bed, as this will actually lower your core body temperature and prepare you for sleep. Throw in a lavender bath bomb or bath salts, and voila—you've got the perfect recipe for sleep!


  • Sluggishness—lethargy and sluggishness make it difficult to get necessary tasks done each day. When you're feeling particularly drowsy and need a mood boost, incorporating some citrus-scented essential oils into your routine can be a game-changer. Try a body butter or sugar scrub with notes of lemon, tangerine, or orange to stimulate the skin and the senses!

As you can see, there's virtually no limit to the healing properties of organic essential oils. Use them as aromatherapy to promote relaxation or energy, or apply (diluted) to skin in the form of creams, slaves, or butters. We can't guarantee they'll work as quickly or as powerfully as medicinal alternatives, but in their purest form, essential oils area better alternative for your long-term health.

Browse our full line of luxurious spa and skin care products, made with all-natural ingredients and organic essential oils to promote health and well-being. Go ahead and treat yourself to the best of self-care!

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