Essential oils have become a popular item in the wellness community in recent years, but did you know they have actually been around since the Egyptians? Essential oils are natural oils obtained from the process of distillation that have the scent and properties of the plant, flower, or other source from which it has been extracted. They are called “essential” because they capture the essence, or the taste and odor, of the plant they are extracted from.
So why are they so popular? Essential oils are thought to have tons of health benefits! Essential oils are a holistic approach to preventing and treating infectious diseases and other ailments. They are thought to have a positive effect on your emotional and mental state. They also have little to no side effects, unlike many medications. Overall, using essential oils in your health routine may have general health benefits - even if it's simply a mood booster. However, specific benefits are thought to vary based on each specific oil. Here are five of our most favorite essential oils and their supposed health benefits.
Disclaimer: Jackpot Candles does not recommend self-medication with essential oils. If you have a health issue or are considering using essential oils for treatment of an ailment, be sure to consult your doctor or healthcare professional first.