Essential oils have been used for a very long time for many therapeutic purposes and they smell good too. As knowledge increases about their benefits more people are turning to these oils for help in various ways. Yet there is still so much to know and learn as many studies and tests are being developed. The important thing to know is that all oils aren’t the same and their use will vary, so its important to know what works for a particular issue. With that in mind, below are a collection of essential oils, how to use them, and their benefits.

#15 Lavender

Lavender is very good as a relaxer, which helps with sleep. The oil also aids in reducing high blood pressure, helping your heart rate and skin temperature. There are two main ways to use essential oils. You can inhale straight from the bottle if you can handle the strength or use a humidifier to gently spray it in the air for you to inhale. It can also be applied to the skin for skin temperature.

#14 Clary Sage

Clary sage oil is very good at helping to lower your blood pressure naturally. The study showed women who smelled the oil experienced reduction in their blood pressure. It also helps with breathing and relaxation with a possibility to increase memory ability and make you more focused. The best way to use the oil is by smell directly from the bottle or with a humidifier.

#13 Peppermint

Peppermint oil is very good to help anyone who feels sluggish especially in the morning when you wake up. Inhaling peppermint can increase alertness and help with memory capacity. It is believed that it can help with chocolate cravings and fight fatigue. Simply inhale directly or use a humidifier, depending on the need you can massage into the skin, but smelling usually works best.