These five oils have scientifically proven perks.
Thyme: It can disinfect surfaces and support respiratory health too.
Peppermint: Ingesting the oil may help relax the airways, boosting alertness and strength. (Be sure to consult an expert first.) Lavender: It’s widely known as a sleep aid. But sniffing it can also reduce the severity of a migraine, research shows. Bergamot: Just a whiff can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol within 15 minutes, reports Complementary Medicine Research.
Chamomile: When applied topically, this is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also can improve sleep.