What are Essential Oils & Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oil

Tamas introduces an exclusive and expertly curated collection of essential and cold-pressed oils. These have been crafted to elevate your skincare and wellness routine. Dive into the pure essence of nature with our Organic Almond Cold-Pressed Oil, Moroccan Argan Cold-Pressed Oil, Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil,and Organic Lavender Essential Oil. 

The Organic Almond Cold-Pressed Oil is renowned for its rich vitamin E content and deeply moisturising qualities. Its nourishing properties are widely known. Our Moroccan Argan Cold-Pressed Oil brings in a luxurious touch of hydration and antioxidant benefits, perfect for your hair, nails and skin.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils contain concentrated extracts of liquids obtained from parts of plants–like flowers, stems, leaves, bark, and roots. The essence and aroma of the plant is captured in this highly potent form that contains a number of volatile aromatic compounds. These create their unique smells and enhance their potential therapeutic properties.

How Do Essential Oils Work?

Research is still ongoing regarding the exact mechanisms by which essential oils function. They are thought to exert their effects in two main ways:

Through the Olfactory System (Smell): When you inhale essential oil aroma, it travels up your nasal passages and binds with the olfactory receptors in your nose. These receptors send signals to your limbic system, a part of the brain involved in emotions, learning, and memory. This can trigger a number of psychological and physiological responses depending on the oil used. For instance, lavender oil can promote relaxation and reduce stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

Through Topical Absorption: When you dilute essential oils in a carrier oil and apply this mixture to your skin, the oil’s active compounds are absorbed into your bloodstream. These compounds interact with cells throughout your body and tend to produce a number of effects that vary depending on the oil utilised. For instance, menthol, present in peppermint oil, has pain relieving and cooling properties. Additionally, tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

It is important to note that research on the effectiveness of essential oils is still under way. The results have been mixed in some studies. These oils are potent and caution is recommended while using them. The safest way to use them is to dilute them in carrier oils before application. Take care to consult a qualified healthcare professional before ingesting an essential oil.

Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants, capturing their scent and some of their therapeutic properties. They have been since ancient times in aromatherapy. This is a type of complementary medicine that uses the sense of smell to improve physical and emotional well-being. 

Potential Health Benefits of Essential Oils:

Reduced Stress and Anxiety: 

Essential oils that are commonly known for promoting relaxation and diminishing anxiety and stress include lavender, ylang-ylang and chamomile. Through inhalation or application onto the skin after dilution in carrier oils, they aid in calming the mind and body.

Improved Sleep: 

When you diffuse lavender, sandalwood or valerian oil in your bedroom before sleeping, they promote better sleep. They can also be applied to the soles of your feet or to your temples.

Pain Relief: 

Some essential oils have pain relieving properties and can help immensely when you have headaches, muscle pain, or arthritis. They can be applied to the skin in the affected areas and massaged for the best effect. Some examples of pain relieving essential oils include ginger oil, rosemary oil, and peppermint oil.

Boosted Immunity: 

In order to boost your immunity to better fight off infections, you can use essential oils like eucalyptus, lemon, or tea tree. To do so, dilute them in a carrier oil and add topically or diffuse into the air.

Improved Skin Health: 

Some essential oils have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. These can help in the treatment of skin conditions like eczema and acne when applied in the affected areas after dilution with a carrier oil. These include lavender oil, frankincense oil and tea tree oil.

Enhanced Digestion: 

Do you often suffer from digestive issues like nausea and bloating? Essential oils like ginger, peppermint and fennel can help. These can be diffused in the air and inhaled directly, or consumed orally in a diluted form after consulting a healthcare professional.

Note that essential oils are potent. Proper care should be taken when utilising them by diluting them in carrier oils like coconut or jojoba. Always consult a healthcare expert before ingesting them, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. This is also the case if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Some Common Essential Oils

There are over 90 types of essential oils available. Each has its own unique aroma, flavour, and potential health benefits. Some of the most widely used essential oils include:

  1. Lavender- This oil, known for providing stress relief, can also be used to reduce acne and wrinkles.
  1. Sandalwood- Traditionally used to treat a variety of health conditions from common colds to muscle problems.
  1. Peppermint- In aromatherapy, this oil is known to reduce pain, improve mental health and treat coughs.
  1. Jasmine- This oil can be used as an antidepressant, a sedative and even an aphrodisiac.
  1. Ylang-Ylang- Research has found that this oil can lower blood pressure and alleviate anxiety.

  2. Tea Tree Oil- Tea tree oil, a golden essential oil extracted from Australian Melaleuca trees, packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin health.

    Want to unlock the magic of essential oils for skin? Tea tree oil is a must-have! Dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and experience its natural goodness first-hand.


Elevate your wellness journey with these essential oils, carefully crafted to enhance your beauty, promote relaxation, and nurture your body and soul naturally. With Tamas, you can trust that you are getting the best quality of products that would benefit your family’s health and well-being. 

Prioritizing your health can do wonders to your life. So, dive into self-care routines with essential oils and indulge your senses. Some of the best-selling oils on Tamas include Rosewood, Tangerine, Nutmeg and Holy Basil. There is much to be gained for your hair, skin and overall health with careful use of these products. Check out our collection today!