Exposing the Essentials

For centuries, essential oils have been used for myriad health-supporting reasons, including calming unease. Some are beneficial for physical, as well as mental, wellness. Check out the benefits of your favourite essential oils below.


The sweet fragrance of jasmine makes this essential oil popular, especially in perfumery and aromatherapy. The feminine scent is good to calm yourself, and is especially beneficial in reducing stress, depression, fatigue, lethargy and anxieties.

Ylang ylang

Ylang ylang essential oil has been used to ease premenstrual syndrome. It’s effective to calm and soothe both your body and mind, and to bring balance. It’s also great to relieve stress, fatigue and insomnia.

Tea Tree

Tea tree is also popular, especially in the world of beauty care, for its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal qualities. It’s beneficial in treating acne, dandruff, wounds and cuts. The diluted essential oil, meanwhile, can calm you down when nervous and pep you up when you’re feeling lethargic.


Lavender is widely known to help resolve insomnia. Its calming effect goes beyond relieving stress, anxieties and panic, as it strikes the nerves that make you feel sleepy. The interesting part is that when used too much, lavender can actually energise you. Such polar opposite reactions!


Another example of essential oil that is good for both your mental wellbeing and facial beauty. Rose oil can be used to ease bad moods, depression and anxiety. But it also helps resolve skin issues, such as acne and premature aging.