There wasn’t going to be a second article on myth-busting essential oils. We knew essential oil education was important, but we had no idea how many people wanted it. As thousands of readers visited our site for the first post, we decided it would be our mission to spread better information on essential oils.
So what does this tell us? As a preliminary study, it’s clear that bergamot essential oil could be effective in aromatherapy for improving mood. But it would be interesting to see how long these results last, whether they can be maintained over an extended period, and whether any other essential oils demonstrate these effects too.
While essential oils have remained a staple in alternative medicine for centuries, the way they’re being used is changing. So much so, that the new Netflix series (un)well explored both sides of the essential oils debate, showing how essential oil users could get it right, and also quite wrong.
Certain oils gain more attention than others for a number of reasons; they’re easier to harvest, can be used in lots of different ways, or have an irresistible fragrance. But what about if you need a substitute essential oil? Or maybe you’re interested in exploring the uncommon essential oils, with unique properties.
There’s certain things essential oils can’t do. They can’t drive you to work, pay your bills, or clean the house for you. But they do smell really really good, and have some wonderful therapeutic powers. Anything that involves scent - air fresheners, perfume, bathing products, you can probably find an essential oil alternative for. Check out our favourite ideas below.