If you’ve been into any health store, you’ve probably noticed that they have shelves of essential oils, all with their own unique scent and properties. While oils have been around for ages, only recently has the spotlight started to shine on them.

 

From citrus scents to earthy ones, there is a vast array of oils to choose from depending on what health condition you’re looking to soothe. Some of the top categories include:

 

    • Digestion
    • Stress
    • Cold & flu
    • Immune 
    • Detox
    • Energy
    • Anxiety 
    • Allergies 
    • Pain

 

Among these, there are single oils, as well as blends, that can be used to help treat conditions associated with each category.

 

And while you may think that essential oils only have one application use, there are actually several options! Food grade essential oils are great for oral use, but there’s also diffusion and topical use — all of which present the same benefits. 

 

Want to know more about how essential oils work? Check out our article here!

 

But in the meantime, here are 3 of our favourite picks:

 

Pranarom Lavender Essential Oil 

 

Lavender has traditionally been used as a relaxant and sleep remedy, but due to it’s versatility, it can also be used for so much more. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-toxic, anti-viral, an immune stimulant, a fungicide, anti-catarrhal, an expectorant, as well as an analgesic.

 

Pranarom offers great quality products that are CTEO certified providing a guarantee on unsurpassed quality, as well as making a commitment to sustainable development that respects both the environment and quality of the oils. 

 

Key features:

    • 100% natural, non-denatured
    • Uncut with other essential oils
    • Unbleached
    • CTEO certified 

 

What customers say: 

    • Great quality product
    • Fantastic for use in a diffuser
    • Good price
    • One of the best brands on the market

 

Eden’s Garden Peppermint Essential Oil

 

E.D.E.N.S is an excellent company that sources the highest quality oils from around the world. All of their products are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils that are unadulterated, free of synthetic materials, and sustainable. 

 

Eden’s Garden Peppermint oil is a great choice if you’re looking to calm the mind, for pain relief, gastrointestinal problems, provide respiratory relief, help prevent bad breath, seasonal allergy relief, alleviate headaches, reduce nausea, or provide relief from pain and itching. 

 

Key features:

    • 100% therapeutic grade
    • GC/MS certified
    • No bases, fillers, or additives

 

Downsides:

    • Not as potent as some other brands

 

What customers say: 

    • Great for headache relief
    • Pleasant aroma
    • Helps improve appearance of skin and hair
    • Good pain reliever 
    • High quality and inexpensive 

 

Plant Therapy’s Kit

 

If you’re looking for more than just a single oil, a kit may be the way to go. With Plant Therapy’s Top 6 Kit, you’re getting 6 of their most popular organic essential oils — lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree, and sweet orange.

 

Here’s what each of the oils has to offer:

 

Lemon: uplifting, increases energy

Lavender: calming, sedative, analgesic, relaxation and sleep

Eucalyptus: respiratory support, boosts immunity

Sweet orange: stress relief

Peppermint: digestive support, focus

Tea tree: anti-microbial, anti-fungal, air deodorizer 

 

Key features:

    • USDA organic
    • CG/MS certified
    • 100% pure and undiluted
    • Non-GMO

 

Downsides:

    • Eucalyptus and lavender have slightly medicinal smell
    • Scent may be weaker than other brands

 

What customers say: 

    • Quality product at a great price
    • Real deal essential oils
    • Great for a variety of conditions (sinus infections, sore throats, sleep)
    • Best oils on the market
    • Trusted brand
    • Great for topical use

 

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