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Tap into the health & beauty benefits of essential oils | Sephora Australia

Harness the healing powers of nature with pure essential oils. Extracted directly from roots, bark, flowers, leaves or seeds, oils can have powerful health, beauty and aromatherapy benefits in just one drop. Highly concentrated, therapeutic and aromatic, these natural remedies have a wide range of uses—from diffusing into the air to refresh your home to treating specific skin concerns or relaxing sore muscles.

Benefits of Essential Oils

  • Relax: Try lavender oil—one of the most versatile and widely used oils in aromatherapy—to relax sore or tense muscles. Soothe aches (and headaches!) with cooling peppermint, a must-have oil that also has antimicrobial properties and can freshen bad breath or relieve digestive discomfort. Lemongrass and frankincense improve circulation and decrease inflammation to ease pain and spasms.

  • Rest: Get a better night's sleep and feel more rested and energized with a little help from oils that alleviate insomnia, help your brain shut off and improve the quality of your sleep. Some of the best, most pleasantly aromatic oils for better rest include lavender, ylang ylang, sandalwood and cedarwood. Just rub a couple of drops onto the back of your neck or the bottoms of your feet before bed, or use a diffuser to fill your room with calm and reap the benefits with every breath.

  • Skincare: Want a healthy, glowing complexion naturally? For oily, sensitive or mature skin, use neroli oil to smooth fine lines, regenerate cells and improve skin’s elasticity. With its natural antimicrobial properties, jasmine effectively heals blemishes and scars, tones all skin types and helps skin to naturally balance moisture and reduce dryness.

  • Heal: Many essential oils are powerful antiseptics and can be used to treat burns, cuts, stings—even infections. Some of the more common healing oils include clove (especially for oral infections), frankincense, citrus oils, rosemary and tea tree. Other oils are excellent aids in alleviating coughs and colds—like peppermint for dry coughs or eucalyptus for a sore throat.

  • Peace & Calm: Lavender is a nervous system restorative that helps reduce anxiety, tension, panic attacks and restlessness. Inhale or take orally to achieve greater inner peace and better rest. Vetiver has a tranquil, grounding energy used to alleviate trauma and deepen self-awareness. Cheery and bright, ylang ylang is a mood-lifting oil that encourages optimism and alleviates fear. Chamomile is widely used to increase inner harmony and decrease irritability, worry and overthinking. Finally, frankincense is excellent for quieting the mind and deepening meditation.

The benefits and uses of aromatherapy oils are endless, so kick up your creativity and start experimenting with blends perfectly suited to your needs and desires. Find the best essential oils for you online at Sephora Australia to relax, achieve more restful sleep, improve skin problems and treat everything from burns to an upset stomach.

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