Essential Oil Benefits ...
that include more than relaxation!

Essential oil benefits include relaxation and stress reduction, but they can also be a healing support system for our bodies that enable us to fight infection with scientifically proven results.

Because essential oils are derived from the liquid of different parts of plants (like seeds, flowers, or leaves), they are very aromatic and more potent then a similar dried herb.

Because of this, many essential oils need to be diluted with a quality vegetable oil before use.

Below is a list of our favorite essential oils used to aid in healing:

Best Essential Oil Benefits

Mentha Piperita

Antibacterial, anti-tumoral, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, fights infections, stimulates digestive system, relieves pain, fights skin disorders

Cymbopogon citratus

Purifying, cleansing, provides tranquility and serenity, great for circulation, meditation, and digestion

Melaleuca Alternifolia

Fights infections, eliminates lice and dandruff, fights oral infection, fights skin issues like acne, boils and warts

Pelargonium graveolens

Great for glowing skin! Mood enhancer, cleansing, purifying, lymph circulation, improves circulation to the skin

Lavandula Angustifolia

Antifungal, anti-tumoral, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, fights respiratory infections, helps with skin conditions, calming, balances emotion

Cedrus atlantica

Acne, bronchitis, arthritis, coughing, dandruff, dermatitis, mood enhancer, skin toning, and stress

Cananga Odorata

Anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antispasmodic, anti-depressant, anti-parasitic, supports circulatory system, supports digestive system, relieves anxiety, removes negative energy, promotes feelings of peace


Good for headaches, arthritis, joint pain; it can help with blood pressure, indigestion, respiratory disorders (e.g. colds), healing wounds, and skin problems; it can relieve stress, boost your immune system, act as an antiseptic, and is good for hair

Citrus bergamia

Can be used to treat stress, depression, anorexia, tension, fear, anxiety, skin infection or disorders like psoriasis or eczema

Eucalyptus Globulus & Eucalyptus Radiata

Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, decongestant, promotes healing, relaxes, soothes sore muscles. 

Rosmarinus or Aniba Rosaeodora

Enhances concentration and memory, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, relieves muscle pain, helps skin conditions, rejuvenates skin, hair, and nail follicles, balances emotions, stimulates the mind.

Origanum Compactum

Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, stimulates immune system, fights infections, supports digestive system


Nentha piperita

Rejuvenating, refreshing, mood enhancer,anti-infllammatory,relieves headaches, stimulates circulatory system, relaxant, reduces cramping and muscle stiffness

Some of these oils are so powerful that you should just need one or two drops of oil to get their healthy benefits. They provide healing and support for all body systems, as well as much-needed emotional and mental support for the body.

Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils can be used:

  • Topically - through acupuncture, massage, heat or cold packs, or diffusing in a bath or shower
  • Aromatically - with a diffuser, vaporizer, or by wearing it as a perfume
  • Internally - using orally by cooking in food

Note:  Most brands of essential oils in stores, even health stores, are not safe to be used internally

This essential oil starter kit includes the best essential oils money can buy, with specific instruction on how to use and for what purposes they  can be most beneficial for your everyday health, at-home Aromatherapy and massage techniques. 

Science’s new biological understanding of essential oil benefits for improving immunity and treating pain, certain medical conditions, and disease are becoming more evident all the time.  

Understanding essential oils natural healing properties, and how they offer many advantages over drugs are becoming well-known. 

Many oils offer simple recipes for strengthening the immune system, and treating common ailments like colds, flu, herpes, and candida, as well as how to best use them in a massage therapy session. 

When essential oils are partnered with massage therapy it creates a relaxing environment that promotes healing and homeostasis in the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils naturally aid the body in returning to and maintaining equilibrium.

While many research facilities study essential oil benefits for the human body, massage therapists, aroma therapists, and natural health practitioners use them for healing everyday with very positive results. 

Other Resources

Aromatherapy School - Learn the Science and the Art of Aromatherapy and essential oil benefits at Aromatherapy Workshops for Healing Arts Professionals and earn your Aromatherapy Certification at The Aromatherapy School.

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