If you’ve been interested in switching to a more holistic or natural way of living, it’s important to involve all the senses when it comes to achieving better health. Essential oils have a number of benefits, and can help you relax or energize you if you’ve got a busy day ahead of you. There are also some essential oils that are especially healing for women, so here are a few that you can add to your daily routine.
Clary Sage is a natural antidepressant and can help to lift the mood during stressful times. Some women also use clary sage during PMS or PMDD to reduce mood swings and feelings of sadness and depression. Clary sage can be mixed with olive or avocado oil and applied to the skin, or you can put a few drops in an oil diffuser so that the scent will waft through the air at your home or office.
Geranium oil helps to balance the skin’s oil production, which makes it beneficial for women with naturally oily or acne-prone skin. The oil also has a pleasant, floral scent that is soothing and calming to the senses. To use geranium oil as part of your skin care routine, add 10-20 drops to a bottle of witch hazel and use as a toner after cleansing your face morning and night.
Oil of oregano is a purifying and detoxifying oil that is helpful in getting rid of yeast infections. The oil can also rid the skin of stubborn acne breakouts and can calm skin that has been irritated by eczema or rosacea. Add a few drops of oregano oil to a bottle of aloe vera gel and apply to the skin as an acne-fighting moisturizer. The oil and aloe vera combination can also be used as an all-natural insect repellent during the spring and summer months.
These oils can be used in combination with other carrier oils such as sunflower and coconut, so that you can wear them as body moisturizers or aromatic blends that you can apply to the skin several times a day for balance and energy.