How to harness the power of essential oils

Using the highly concentrated extracts of plants and flowers to boost health and mood has been practised since ancient Egyptian times – and it’s more popular than ever.

From encouraging sleep to alleviating stress, we’re all buzzing about the benefits of essential oils.

And the latest trend is bespoke oil blends crafted using Australia’s own native botanicals, like Waratah, Banksia flower and Kakadu plum.

What’s not to love?

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from the flowers, roots and leaves of plants and are made up of small molecules able to penetrate our cells.

Steam distillation the most popular method of extracting the compounds, meaning the oils are super concentrated.

That is what gives them their amazing aroma.

How to use essential oils

Blend 4 to 6 drops into one tablespoon of a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil, and massage into the skin, or add these little drops of goodness to your bath or oil burner.

They can also be infused into the air via a diffuser, in a process known as aromatherapy.

A number of studies have found diffusing oils into the air provides many benefits.

5 benefits of essential oils

1. Assisting sleep

Lavender, ylang ylang, cedar, bergamot, chamomile and dry sage help ease use into snoozeland.

We like Bosisto’s Native Sleep Oil blend, with its Banksia Flower, Nerolina, Lavender and Chamomile.

2. Combatting stress

Sandalwood, neroli, lavender, mandarin and vetiver can all calm anxiety.

Our fave? Bosisto’s Native Stress Oil, which harnesses the power of native Waratah Flower and Lemon Ironbark, along with soothing Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Siberian Fir.

3. Helping us breathe

Eucalyptus, birch, peppermint and lemon make it easier to breathe.

Bosisto’s Native Breathe Oil gets our tick, blending the goodness of Blue Mallee Eucalyptus with Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender, Siberian Fir, Rosemary and Wintergreen.

4. Increase vitality

Orange, grapefruit, peppermint and rosemary are known energy boosters.

Try Bosisto’s Native Energy Oil for a pep-me-up Aussie bush blend of Kakadu Plum, Peppermint Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Lime, Rosemary and Mandarin.

5. Improve focus

For mental clarity, frankincense, lemon, orange, peppermint or clary sage are popular remedies.

We’re crushing on Bosisto’s Native Focus Oil blend from the native range, which combines the freshness of Lemon Myrtle with Peppermint Eucalyptus, Orange, Lemongrass and Siberian fir.

Essential oils at home … and away

All of Bosisto’s Australian Natives range are blended and bottled in Victoria.

They come in handy portable aroma mist and roll-on versions, so you can keep them handbag ready.

At home, try Bosisto’s Ultrasonic Diffuser to disperse your essential oils in an ultra-fine mist and get set to enjoy every last bit of goodness. 

* This post is brought to you by Bosisto’s Australian Natives Essential Oil blends.