When it comes to florals, options abound. To narrow the flower field, holistic health practitioner Hope Gillerman recommends starting with these five oils.
Geranium: One of the most celebrated oils in aromatherapy, geranium boasts olfactory and topical benefits. It’s naturally antibacterial and often used to promote emotional stability.
Helichrysum: A healing oil, helichrysum is reported to help fade scars and regenerate skin tissue. Helichrysum essential oil is often referred to as “immortelle” and may be effective at treating acne.
Lavender: This powerhouse oil is reported to treat skin and calm the mind. Research confirms that the scent of lavender produces mild calming effects. Use it at bedtime and keep a roller oil at work to help relieve stress.
Neroli: Essential oil of neroli comes from the blossoms of orange trees. Used to calm the mind and support skin regeneration, neroli is known for its reported skin- and mood-brightening effects. It’s also a wonderful astringent. Neroli should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Some also caution against using it when you need to be alert, such as when driving.
Rose: As the queen of flowers, rose owns total-body healing. Topically, it may contribute to capillary health and help reduce redness while nourishing dry skin. For the mind, the scent of rose offers a sense of calm.
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