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The beginning of a new year—a new decade, in fact—has such a feeling of possibility. It’s like having your pen poised over a blank page, waiting for a new history to be written. While nobody can know exactly what’s destined for the coming year, health analysts have made some intriguing predictions—essential oil breakthroughs, trends, and in-demand products for every body. Want a peek into where essential oils are headed in 2020? Here’s a rundown of the biggest trends:
We are, apparently, an uptight nation. Chronic stress can lead to some of the biggest health problems a person might face; high blood pressure, heart disease and depression. So it makes sense that essential oils used for stress relief continue to be in demand for everyone from media influencers to at-home seniors. In 2020 its predicted that the grounding, earthy scent of Cedarwood essential oil will lead the pack, followed closely by the trustworthy floral-spiced Lavender essential oil, both great choices for naturally lowering your stress response and for enjoying better sleep patterns, especially when sourced organically.
It’s no secret that CBD (Hemp Oil) has vaulted in popularity over the past year. As more consumers discover the health benefits from this remarkable natural product, essential oils that augment the rhythms of CBD will top the charts. Leading blends that work in tandem with CBD products include Bergamot essential oil for calming feelings of anxiety and Peppermint essential oil to aid in digestion. Bergamot is one of the lesser-known citrus oils, and has warm vanilla-scented overtones. Peppermint is, of course, the sweet and all-natural cousin of sugary candy-canes. These two certainly aren’t the only essential oils that pair well with the natural strengths of CBD, but they are two of the most effective, making them trends to watch in the new year.
People are already gearing up for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games … or at least doing a few crunches at the gym … because essential oils that support exercise have been flagged as products to watch over the coming months. As more people become invested in solutions rooted in alternative medicine, products like Rosemary and Eucalyptus essential oil have risen in popularity. When properly diluted and used topically, these two oils can soothe sore muscles and deeply relax feelings of joint and tendon pain, especially after periods of intense exertion and for repetition strain.
While we don’t have access to a crystal ball, we feel confident that these six essential oils will lead the pack into the new decade. But popularity matters much less than performance—whether your favorite oil is a hit or a hidden gem, you can find the best essential oils brands and CBD products right here at N8 Essentials.
– Cedarwood: Woody and earthy, great for stress-relief applications
– Lavender: A trusty tool for better sleep and relaxation
– Bergamot: A lesser-known citrus with sweet vanilla overtones
– Peppermint: A familiar and delicious scent to support healthy digestion
– Rosemary: Soothe sore muscles and joints after focused exertion– Eucalyptus: Use topically for better exercise and fitness
Essential oils have been used for health and healing for more than 6,000 years. Dating back as far as 4500BC, ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia, and other regions were renowned for their aromatic oils. Today, essential oils are commonly used in therapeutic baths, aromatherapy, topical lotions, and various health remedies. Essential oils are concentrated oils derived from the distillation of leaves, flowers, stems, bark and the roots of plants.
The majority of essential oils are clear in color but some have an amber tone such as lemongrass, patchouli, and orange. Likewise, the colors of some oils are light green, yellow and even dark blue. For the most part, essential oils are used externally as in aromatherapy or topically. However, some oils can be taken orally with specialized instructions.
Balancing moods, boosting energy levels, helping with sleep problems, relieving pain, nausea and stress, even easing certain skin issues like eczema and dry skin. In truth, the benefits of essential oils are wide-ranging in part because they contain many medicinal properties. Aromatherapy alone can be effective in treating psychological, physical and aesthetic conditions like acne and aging skin. Several essential oils have been shown to have antifungal and antiseptic properties that can be used for cuts, as a disinfectant and for other skin conditions. Additionally, some oils have been known to ease pain and reduce inflammation.
Of the many essential oils available, you’ll want to keep these in your medicine cabinet.
Lavender – relieves stress and anxiety, induces sleep, helps heal wounds
Orange – a strong antibacterial, great for acne, kills candida yeast
Lemon – improves digestion, relieves nausea, promotes weight loss, reduces acne
Tea Tree – an antiseptic for infections, athlete’s foot, bites, stings, lice, eczema, psoriasis
Eucalyptus – antiseptic, stimulate cardiac activity, relieve fevers (applied topically)
Peppermint – improves digestion, aids in nausea, respiratory issues and stomach problems
One of the best ways to enjoy essential oils is by diffusing them with a diffuser. This type of aromatherapy has a wide variety of health benefits when used properly. Some of the most effective aromatic scents to diffuse include:
Lavender – relaxing, lowers blood pressure
Cedarwood – calming, relaxing, helps with sleep
Peppermint – comforting and energizing, improves memory
Lemongrass – insect repellent, lower anxiety, alleviate stress
Lemon – improves mood, promotes well-being, increases energy
Frankincense – refreshes a room, relieves stress, reduces negative emotions
Cinnamon Bark – stimulates circulation, reduces irritability, increases concentration
One of the most popular and leading essential oils is CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is one version composed of many parts of the hemp plant but contains no THC (it is non-psychoactive). As of late, there are over 20,000 published studies about CBD and its medical (health) benefits. Equally, cannabinoids for pets are now specially prepared to safely allow your animal to experience the benefits CBD.
When it comes to choosing an essential oil brand, you want the very best. But frankly, not all essential oils are created equal. At N8 Essentials, all of our essential oils are certified organic, so you know you’re getting the safest and most pure product on the market. Nevertheless, there are certain elements to look for and some very important features to consider before selecting a product.
Check for purity and quality. Although there is no standard definition for “pure”, the quality of the oil pertains to many factors. Look for a company that has high standards and uses certified organic oils. The making of the oil will often be monitored from start to finish, for example.
We pick our ingredients from a variety of high-integrity sources. Our essential oils are USDA certified organic. Essential oils with the USDA certified organic seal are the only essentials oils that have any oversight, regulation controls and protecting the environment protocols in place that includes the condition of the soil prior to planting all the way through to bottling. They are free of harmful pesticides and chemicals and are therefore the only essential oils available that protect the earth and the farmer, as well as having complete peace of mind in quality control.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years as a natural and safe solution for health and wellness. But it is always advised to talk to a healthcare professional before using products that you are unfamiliar with. Again, not all oils are created equal. Using oils that contain the best and most organic processes and ingredients (like N8 Essentials) is what you’ll want to locate.
Whether you are brand new to essential oils, or maybe they’re already a part of your daily routine, we’d love for you to see the benefits of high quality, certified organic essential oils. There is so much to learn about them and the rewards they can bring to you and your family. The possibilities are limitless.