Which Essential Oil is Right for Me?

Which Essential Oil is Right for Me?

While essential oils are foundational to many wellness plans, most famously aromatherapy, these naturally occurring molecular cocktails have a vast range of applications.  Determining which oil is right for you really depends on your individual needs.

Emotional Health

One approach to selecting an essential oil is by the emotionality joined to specific odors.  

If you’re looking to boost your alertness or focus, consider citrus scents like our Forest Remedies™ Lemon or Sweet Orange essential oils.  To that end, our Peppermint essential oil can be effective as well, and it will even help clear your sinuses!  On the other hand, if you’re looking for something to help you calm down, Forest Remedies™ Frankincense is great for easing stress and is a particularly nice addition to a massage oil.  (Add some Wintergreen, which is reported to have an analgesic effect and works wonders for soothing sore muscles after a workout.) Lavender essential oil is a terrific natural aid for promoting relaxation, prompting research into its possible benefits for falling asleep as well as for improvements to overall sleep quality. 

Personal  Applications

For those looking to ease tummy troubles, Forest Remedies™ is pleased to offer Ginger, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils. It’s said to help with digestion, and the smell alone — sprinkle a dot on a cloth or cotton ball and inhale — can help ward off nausea.  Many rely upon our Lavender essential oil to help them fall asleep, while our Peppermint essential oil is often used to help clear the sinuses. Tea Tree essential oil’s antibacterial and possible anti-inflammatory properties make it a great go-to for skincare as it can help treat blemishes. 

Household Applications

Essential oils’ naturally occurring antifungal properties also make them an effective alternative to chemical based cleaners.

If you’re looking for a safe and sustainable way to clean, deodorize, and your home, essential oils might be just the thing.  For an all-purpose kitchen and bath cleaner, try adding Forest Remedies™ Lemon essential oil to simple castile soap.  If you’re looking to remove unwanted mildew odors try a Tea Tree essential oil-based cleanser.  To bring freshness to mattress pads and sheets combine our Lavender essential oil with your favorite laundry soap.  If you are in need of a rodent and pest repellent, Peppermint essential oil may make a great alternative.