Learn about some of the common uses of essential oils here.
WORDS CHRISTEL GERALYN GOMES
If you’re sold on the idea of essential oils for yourself or for your child, but have no idea where to start, Adeline Lim, Founder of Nila Aromatherapy Bar Singapore tells us about what, in her experience, (and as a mother of three daughters) are some of the most popular oils in the market:
Lavender is the most gentle and versatile of all essential oils. I like to call it the mother of all essential oils as it can be used for almost any condition, not just for calming or aiding sleep. It is widely used with Frankincense and Patchouli in an olive oil base as an all-natural eczema relief oil.
Citronella or Lemongrass
This is most often used as a natural insect or mosquito repellent.
Citrus, Rosalina and Tea Tree
These are uplifting, cleansing, disinfecting and immune boosting oils.
Frankincense, Cedarwood and Eucalyptus radiate
These oils work as respiratory support.
Chamomile Roman, Petitgrain
Calms and aids sleep.
Often used for anti-inflammatory purposes.