Essential Oils 101: Everything You Need to Know

Find out which essential oils you can use to look and feel your best.

Essential Oils 101: Everything You Need to Know

By Reina Berger

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and yet after all this time, it seems as though they are still shrouded in mystery. With so many different types of oils out there it can feel intimidating trying to navigate that world to find the one that suits you best. We spoke with beauty expert and celebrity skincare specialist Susan Ciminelli to learn more about essential oils and find out about the benefits and uses. Check out this guide to become an expert on the subject and be sure to read The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin to discover more useful tips!

More: Dr. Oz's Essential Oils Guide

Vetiver Oil

Originally from India, vetiver oil is used to cool the body during intense summer heat and it also kills bacteria on the skin. Vetiver oil can also be used to treat anxiety and balance mood swings as it helps keep you calm. The earthy fragrance has a grounding influence that can help you find your center and let go of stressful thoughts. If you are suffering from insomnia, you can add a few drops to a warm bath before bed to enjoy the cooling sensation and peaceful scent.

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