Stress and anxiety
It is estimated that 43% of people who have stress and anxiety use some form of alternative therapy to help relieve their symptoms
Studies have been positive and show that the smell of some essential oils can work alongside traditional therapy to treat anxiety and stress
Headaches and migraines
Dabbing a peppermint oil and ethanol mixture on a person’s forehead and temple relieves headache pain.
Recent studies have also observed reduced headache pain after applying peppermint and lavender oil to the skin
Sleep and insomnia
Smelling lavender oil has been shown to improve sleep quality
It has been suggested that essential oils may help fight inflammatory conditions.Ingesting a combination of thyme and oregano essential oils helped induce the remission of colitis. studies on caraway and rosemary oils found similar results
Antibiotic and antimicrobial
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has renewed interest in the search for other compounds that can fight bacterial infections.
Studies have investigated essential oils, such as peppermint and tea tree oil, extensively for their antimicrobial effects, observing some positive results.