The Top 5 Most Underrated Essential Oils

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The Top 5 Most Underrated Essential OilsIf you use essential oils, you can probably find lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint among them. Those oils are popular for good reasons, but there are some essential oils that just don’t get the attention they deserve.

Here are just a few of the most underrated essential oils that you don’t want missing from your collection:

1) Birch

Birch essential oil is distilled from the bark of the sweet birch tree. It has several of the same properties as wintergreen oil, including a sweet and mild minty scent.

Topically, birch essential oil may also be used as a warming agent. It is gentle, so it is ideal for those with sensitive skin. This along with its mild fragrance can offer a less overwhelming experience than much more potent mint oils.

2) Cardamom

Much like the spice, cardamom essential oil comes from the seeds of the tropical perennial. It is well-known for its unique flavor and potent health benefits. Cardamom oil enhances memory and concentration, making it great during study night. It is known to reduce stress and calm the mind without making you feel sleepy in the process.

The Essential Oils that just don't get attention

3) Clove

Clove essential oil is distilled from the aromatic flower buds of a tree from the myrtle family, much like eucalyptus. Much like cardamom, dried cloves are much more commonly used than the essential oil. However, this case the oil is actually a lot more useful than the spice itself. The topical application of diluted clove oil is an effective treatment for discomfort.

4) Frankincense

Frankincense resin is well-known for having been used for thousands of years, but the essential oil is surprisingly not. With its impressive checklist of benefits including the ability to cleanse the skin and and relax tense muscles, this essential oil is a must-have in your collection.

Frankincense essential oil also has mental benefits such as reducing stress, elevating and balancing one's mood, and encouraging better sleep. Due to its fresh and earthly scent, its aroma isn’t overwhelming. You can find frankincense essential oil in bath products such as our Serenity Bath Soak, which is an aromatic Epsom salt blend.

5) Ginger

Ginger essential oil is distilled from the herb that goes by the same name. It has a mild but sweet and earthly scent that goes great with a wide range of scents. Its aroma is wonderful for offering a warming, mood-boosting, and energizing experience

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