Why are Popular Essential Oils so Popular?

Oils that are popular at Davina Wellness, like Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree oil are powerhouses when it comes to usage and price. Additionally, these popular essential oils (and many other lesser known oils) can be used for a huge variety of purposes, from housekeeping to beauty, to mental and physical wellbeing.

Popular essential oils like Peppermint oil or Lavender oil may have gained some momentum partially because they’ve been used in plant form (as an herb, or a flavoring), throughout history. Most people have tried peppermint candy or tea, or have heard of putting Lavender flowers under a pillow for sleep, so they know what to expect. Tea Tree oil is more modern occurrence (for most of the world) and has become so widely used today, that for many, it has quickly grown into something just as familiar and comforting despite being comparatively new to the scene.

Lavender Oil

With an incredibly well known, recognizable and beloved scent, Lavender oil is often one of the first oils people will purchase while beginning their use of essential oils. Even those who aren’t particularly ‘into’ oils, may find themselves using and loving Lavender oil. Davina Wellness customers often use Lavender oil for insomnia or stress relief with great success.

Common uses for Lavender oil

  • Mild Burns and Wounds, or Insect Bites

May be applied to the skin either ‘neat’ (full strength) or diluted to help relieve pain and aid in the healing process.

  • Stress & Anxiety

Can be applied topically or diffused to help create a peaceful and comforting environment where you can unwind and relax.

  • Insomnia

Diffuse or apply to the back, stomach, neck, or pillow to experience Lavender oil’s luxurious and soothing aroma, to calm an overactive mind, and to help increase the quality and duration of sleep.

Peppermint Oil

Useful in so many ways, from IBS, nausea, bloating, colds & flu, cleaning house, headaches, to deodorizing and more, it’s no wonder Peppermint oil is one of the most popular essential oils…not to mention its yummy culinary uses and refreshing, uplifting aroma… Davina Wellness Peppermint oil is one oil everyone’s likely to love.

Common uses for Peppermint oil

  • Headaches & Mental Fatigue

Massage a few drops coconut oil with a drop of peppermint oil to the back of the neck, forehead and/or temples (avoid the eyes), to reduce tension, improve blood circulation, and relieve pain.

  • Cold & Flu

Dilute and apply topically to the chest area to help feel a cooling and opening sensation for sinus and chest congestion. Can be soothing for those with a cough or fever.

  • IBS, Gas & Indigestion

Studies show that Peppermint can safely relieve symptoms of IBS. For more information read Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil article by Davina Wellness. Peppermint oil is easy to try by adding a drop to a full cup of chocolate milk, tea, or hot chocolate (add after you heat the liquid), or diluted and applied to the abdomen. For dilution guideline information read here.

Tea Tree Oil

As one of the most popular essential oils, Tea Tree oil (also known as Melaleuca) is useful for a wide variety of applications and is especially well known for its antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Davina Wellness Tea Tree oil is excellent for purifying and cleansing the body and home.

Common uses for Tea Tree oil

  • Antifungal

Tea Tree oil can be applied topically to the affected area and is a popular treatment for foot and nail fungus.

  • Skin Health

Davina Wellness Tea Tree oil can be used as a topical treatment for acne, blemishes, eczema, and other skin ailments to help bring skin back to a healthy balanced state.

  • Wound Care

Can be used to treat mild wounds such as cuts, abrasions, mild burns, boils and insect bites and stings to help cleanse the area and help prevent infection.

  • Cold Sores

At the first sign of a cold sore, apply tea tree oil every 2 hours. It will help lessen the severity and development of cold sores.

So why are popular essential oils so popular?

Oils become popular when they have a lot of uses, smell good, and are very safe to use. The prospect of finding something we can use proactively at home to aid our own health is alluring in and of itself, but add in the additional draw of exciting aromas, individually blended creations, surprising friends and loved ones with delightfully scented oils, lotions, or hair and skin products you had a hand in creating yourself, and you get oils that are useful, cherished, loved…and popular.

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