What Are The Top Used Essential Oils

By Barbara Christensen - 11:35 AM

NAHA Top Used Essential Oils

Here is the list of the top used essential oils from the NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) and the use that NAHA shares on their Association website. Essential oils are not medicine, but can help affect your body in a supportive way. 

NAHA Top Used Essential Oils I Life Essentially Wellness Coaching

Roman chamomile Essential Oil (Chamaemelum nobile): antispasmodic properties, helps with menstrual cramps, feel calm, helps with feelings anxiety/stress, insomnia, great for children (comforting, soothing), anti-inflammatory support

Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea): antispasmodic properties, can help with menstrual cramps, aphrodisiac support, relaxing, helps calm anxiety/stress

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil : expectorant, decongestant properties that are beneficial for natural support during flu/cold season, clearing to the mind, energizing,(avoid with children under 2, use Eucalyptus radiata instead)

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil : expectorant properties, this eucalyptus species is indicated for use with children, helps with respiratory congestion, useful for supporting your body during colds and flu season, antiviral properties

Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce): digestive support, menstrual irregularities support, antimicrobial properties

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia frereana): supports the immune system (CO2 extract), soothing in skin care for inflamed skin conditions, helps support cell regenerative properties

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium x asperum syn. graveolens): helps relieve PMS, supports hormonal imbalance feelings, antimicrobial properties, beneficial for nerve pain

Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale): supports digestive issues, useful to eliminate gas, beneficial with constipation, helps for nausea, warming emotionally and physically, anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial for pain

Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum): cell regenerative properties, supports wound healing, anti-inflammatory properties, great for skin care

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia): calming aroma, beneficial with anxiety, soothing on burns, cell regenerative properties, soothes insect bites. reduces itchiness in skin care, general skin care, great for children, antispasmodic propeties

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon): antiviral properties, great for cleaning home, cleansing to environments (room spray), uplifting, detoxing properties

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon citratus): cleansing, antiviral properties, insect repellant, use for cleaning, antimicrobial properties

Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata): calming aroma, great for children (can combine with lavender), slightly more warming citrus aroma

Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara): calming aroma, antispasmodic properties, beneficial support for PMS,   

Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemom cablin): uplifting aroma, anti-inflammatory properties 

Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha x piperita): relieves nausea, analgesic for muscular aches and pains, beneficial for support during migraines, energizing, antispasmodic properties, do not use on children under 30 months of age.

Rose (Rosa damascena): the queen of essential oils, cell regenerative properties, nourishing the emotions, calming aroma, beneficial for PMS

Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis): supportive to the body during congestive flu/cold seasons, energizing, clears the mind

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia): antimicrobial properties, supportive of the  immune system, antibacterial properties, antifungal properties, antiviral properties

Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanioides): grounding, astringent properties, useful for varicose veins in skin care, calming aroma

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata): aphrodisiac properties, antispasmodic properties

What are essential oils – what are they truly?

Plants are exposed to the same viruses that we are; they’ve been here since before man and have managed to survive. They don’t need vaccinations. When they’re exposed to a pathogen, how do they respond? They have a sac within that has essential oil and it has the ability to adapt to respond to a pathogen. The human body likewise has an ability to respond to pathogens. Combine the essential oils with the body’s chemistry and it enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. I want to go into how I use essential oils as part of my lifestyle for so many support areas I start blogging more. I use them for sore muscles, cellulite reduction, energy, detoxification, staying healthy and even cooking. So stay tuned. 

  • Share:

You Might Also Like