They’ve taken social media by storm, and more and more studies are beginning to reveal new uses for your fave essential oils. Here are some to have in your drawer for a quick fix …
For anxiety: Lemon
Best pick: Arbonne Rescue & Renew Pure Essential Oil Lemon ($35, arbonne.com)
Why: Feeling overwhelmed? Breathe in some lemon. The citrusy scent is thought to have an anxietrelieving effect once inhaled and may also boost your mood.
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For sleep: Orange
Best pick: Natio Focus On Sleep Pure Essential Oil Blend ($29.95, natio.com.au)
Why: Orange has been shown to improve sleep quality and calm a restless mind. For maximum relaxation, look for blends that also contain lavender.
For cramps: Lemongrass
Best pick: Raww Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil ($16.99, rawwcosmetics.com)
Why: Studies show this oil is a champ at reducing inflammation and relieving muscle aches, joint pain and stiffness.
For focus: Rosemary
Best pick: In Essence Focus & Memory Pure Essential Oil Blend ($34.95, inessence.com.au)
Why: The oil from this Mediterranean herb may improve your brain function, memory and concentration.