Being cognizant of the products you use and the chemicals in them has created a resurgence in using essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that can smell great while also serving the purpose of healing you of common ailments. Apply oils to pressure points like temples or burn them in a diffuser to access the benefits. Most essential oils can be used for more than one purpose so having a stock of oils in your home can help you treat many issues without the need for medication.
Lavender is the ultimate multi-tasking essential oil helping to relieve tension and pain and also enhance circulation and improve respiratory functioning. The scent of lavender also has a relaxing aroma that many people use in the bedroom to promote sleep.