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We all have that one friend who walks around leaving trails of earthy aroma in the air. Whether you’re a fan or not, essential oils are everywhere, with more and more people raving about the health benefits they are receiving from simply diffusing a few drops of their favourite blend.

With boutique shops like Saje popping up in every mall, and oil reps overloading you with holistic information at every turn, it’s a wonder that we aren’t all walking around with portable diffusers—not quite sure if that’s a thing, but it probably will be soon.

So what do essential oils do? How do they benefit our overall health? Are some better than others? Are they safe?

The truth is there is a ton of information (some credible, some still to be debated) around aromatherapy and it would be impossible to get it all out in a blog post. So, in the event that you are interested in dabbling in essential oils, here is your quick guide.

Aromatherapy can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness like air purifiers, home cleaners, common ailments such as headaches, skin conditions, and digestive issues. They can be used as a single oil or in a blend depending on the user’s desired benefit.

How to Use


Our sense of smell is incredible and when essential oils are inhaled, it is believed that the brain is stimulated for great health benefits. Diffusing oils is the simplest way, or even placing a few drops in cupped hands, works just as well.


Essential oils are commonly used topically for various health benefits. The oils are absorbed through the skin, into the bloodstream to promote healing.

Oil cocktails are widely used in the form of a roll on, for easy application.

Popular Oils



Uses: stress relief, healing aid against colds, flus, and migraines, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory

Tea Tree Oil

Uses: Boost immunity, skin conditions, burns and cuts, respiratory conditions, muscle aches, flu, dandruff


Uses: alertness, energy boost, aids in digestion


Uses: respiratory congestion, decongestion, antiseptic, muscle aches and pains

Where to Purchase

With increasing popularity, essential oils are now being mass produced and readily available not only in stores, but through various marketing companies. When using oils, it’s best to find the purest brands and suppliers. Many conventional products are filled with chemicals, defeating the purpose of aromatherapy altogether. Keep in mind these products are either being diffused into your home or put directly onto your skin so quality is key.



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