Essential oils have been used in alternative medicine for decades, and for good reason. Studies prove essential oils are effective in boosting mood, improving sleep, reducing inflammation and increasing attentiveness.

Here are a few of our favorites (+ why):

1. Camphor

This is Vicks Vapor Rub, au naturel. It’s a robust aroma that brings back memories of childhood, while acting as a natural decongestant and cough suppressant.

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2. Lavender

Apply 2-4 drops to your temples before bed for improved sleep. When that stress-induced migraine strikes, apply 2 drops to your upper lip and inhale for up to 15 minutes. To learn more about the science-backed research behind lavender, continue reading here.

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3. Lemongrass

Equally pungent as it is sweet, lemongrass aids to relieve stress and anxiety when applied to the wrists. It also contains antibacterial properties known to prevent the growth of cold sores, ringworm and athlete’s foot. Discover our favorite blended scent Re-Boot Alchemy from NY-based Natropathica here.

*There are endless brands available online, many of which claim to be “Therapeutic Grade”. For the highest quality, look for companies that are 100% pure, certified organic, wildcrafted and both chemical- and pesticide-free.

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