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Top 15 Aromatherapy Oils and Their Therapeutic Benefits

by Vanessa Goodpaster-Beaty on March 23, 2013

Aromatherapy is a popular therapy that is great for curing many issues. Studies have shown that certain smells are associated with certain reactions so if you have lavender oils around you for instance, they can help you to relax just by smelling them. What many people do not know is that there are many essential oils and each one offers different benefits. Here is our collection of the top 15 oils and the benefits that each offers.

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1. Natural Healing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Natural benefits of tea tree oil

Tea tree oil when used alone can be very effective in helping to boost your immune system.

  • Because its strong scent, Tea Tree Oil treats many sinus issues
  • It can be very effective in calming the nerves and helping you to feel less anxious

2. Natural Healing Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Natural healing benefits of peppermint

Peppermint is not just for Christmas. While it can lead you to think of the holidays, it can also be used for a number of other seasons.

  • The scent can calm your stomach and help to fight nausea
  • The menthol in peppermint can help to open the airways and fight congestion due to the flu or common cold
  • It helps to soothe the symptoms of PMS
  • It can relieve headache because of its cooling properties

3. Natural Healing Benefits of Angelica Oil

Natural benefits of angelica oil

Angelica has a mild smell also and it offers a number of treatment benefits.

  • It helps to reduce muscle spasms
  • It is used widely as aromatherapy treatment for many digestive issues
  • It can calm the symptoms of PMS

4. Natural Healing Benefits of Vanilla Oil

Vanilla aroma benefits

The smell of vanilla is also very calming. Really, who doesn’t just love the smell of vanilla? It has been used for centuries as a healing agent and many women in the pioneer days even used it as perfume because it has certain aphrodisiac qualities and other benefits.

  • It offers mild sedative properties that can help to promote a better night’s sleep
  • It calms you down and relaxes you which is good for stress relief and lowering your blood pressure
  • It helps to fight depression and heightens your mood

5. Natural Healing Benefits of Rose Oil

Rose oil healing benefits

The smell of roses makes most women think of romance. You know, getting those beautiful flowers from that special man. Well, rose offers certain aphrodisiac qualities as well so if you are really looking to get in the mood, this is a good scent to use and it offers many other qualities as well.

  • It helps to fight severe PMS and menopause symptoms
  • It makes you instantly feel more attractive and romantic
  • It helps to ward off depression

6. Natural Healing Benefits Pine Oil

Pine oil benefits

Ok, so pine may not be a scent that you consider having around except at Christmas but the smell of pine offers a number of health benefits.

  • It speeds up your metabolism so it is great when you are working out
  • It can open your airways and help you to breathe easier which is very beneficial during the cold and flu season

7. Natural Healing Benefits Juniper Oil

Juniper oil healing benefits

Juniper is a great antiseptic when used in oil form and even the scent can be very healthy.

  • Juniper helps to stimulate the function of major organs
  • It is very relaxing and beneficial when you are under severe stress
  • It is very therapeutic to those who are struggling with personal issues and the scent can even help to calm crying babies

8. Natural Healing Benefits of Lavender Oil 

Natural healing with lavender oil

Since we have already mentioned lavender, let’s start there. This essential oil not only smells good but it offers a few physical benefits.

  • Its soft scent is very calming
  • It offers antibacterial properties and can promote better sleep
  • It calms the central nervous system and can help to fight joint pain
  • It offers relief from many urinary issues
  • It can help to relieve even the most severe headache
  • It lowers blood pressure due to its relaxing scent

9. Natural Healing Benefits of Lemon Oil

 Lemon oil natural benefits

Lemon grass, lemon balm or just plain lemon is a clean scent that may make you think of summer. The scent of lemon provides many benefits.

  • It helps to lighten your mood and is very effective as an antidepressant
  • It helps you to be more focused so you can get much more accomplished
  • It has a clean scent which is great when you are feeling a bit down

10. Natural Healing Benefits of Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood natural benefits

Sandalwood is actually used in many perfumes because it smells so good. It is also effective as an aromatherapy treatment for many purposes.

  • It has very effective calming properties and can help to keep anxiety at bay
  • It helps you to feel more clarity
  • It can also help to promote better memory perception

11. Natural Healing Benefits of Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil natural benefits

Jasmine is a flowery scent that is perfect for those looking for an uplifted mood.

  • It can also help you to deal with menopause and PMS symptoms
  • Its calming scent is perfect for those under stress
  • It has been used widely in homeopathic therapies to cure sexual disorders that are caused by the psyche
  • It helps during childbirth because the calming scent offers relief from labor pains

12. Natural Healing Benefits of Marjoram Oil

Marjoram oil benefits

Marjoram offers a mild scent that can be very sedative and it is used widely in aromatherapy for its therapeutic benefits.

  • It offers relief from a number of digestive issues
  • It can help you to breathe easier and reduces congestion
  • It helps to alleviate pain and is very effective in fighting headaches, particularly migraines

13. Natural Healing Benefits of Neroli Oil

Neroli oil benefits

Neroli is relatively uncommon but is used widely in aromatherapy.

  • It is an excellent scent for those looking for antidepressant qualities
  • It has a warm scent that instantly makes you feel less stressed out and more comfortable
  • It has many antibacterial properties and is good for those who experience the occasional digestive issues

14. Natural Healing Benefits of Chamomile Oil

Chamomile natural benefits

Chamomile is used in tea form to help promote better sleep. In aromatherapy, it can also help you to relax more so that you fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer.

  • The relaxing scent of chamomile is perfect for those who typically experience insomnia
  • It helps you relieve stress and makes you feel a bit happier
  • It can help to aid in the digestive process which is great for those with many digestive issues

15. Natural Healing Benefits of Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil benefits

Cinnamon is another one of those scents that you may acquaint with the holidays. This scent however can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

  • The stimulating scent can instantly lighten your mood and help you to be more focused
  • It helps to soothe severe symptoms of PMS
  • It can effectively help to alleviate pain
  • It simply smells warm and inviting – having cinnamon candles or essential oils around you will instantly make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside

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Lex April 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Where’s the article? That’s all you have to say about tea tree?

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Cynthia Wilson April 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Well if you check the title there are 15 Oils and the article is not dedicated only to Tea tree oil.

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Lex April 6, 2013 at 5:55 am

Yes, and each page has only a two-liner type soundbite. This is a discredit to the people who write solid pages about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, and you don’t deserve the traffic.

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Cynthia Wilson April 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

We constantly update the site, if you wish to apply or contribute feel free to contact me via contact form.

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