Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular. They can be used to simply create aromatic fragrances in your home or for medicinal purposes. However, there are so many different oils that it can be hard to know where to begin. Here are the top 5 best essential oils that you should have in your basic care kit.
Lavender oil can be used in many blends and for many different purposes and is one of the best essential oils that every home needs. It is essential to have in your basic care kit because it is one of the most effective oils for soothing burns. It promotes healing and helps to prevent scarring. It also can act as a mood stabilizer and antidepressant, and is often used to create a calm atmosphere. Lavender is a great and versatile oil that is just as wonderful on it’s own as it is in a blend.
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Peppermint oil is a great basic oil to have because it can be used as a remedy for one of the most common, basic ailments: headaches. Just dap a drop onto your temples and let the oil work it’s magic! It also can bring respiratory relief when you’re affected by allergies or the common cold. Additionally, many people find the scent to calm feelings of nausea.
Eucalyptus oil is another oil that has great healing effects towards coughs and colds- and the smell is just divine! Rubbing a little on your chest or diffusing some in your bedroom at night will help clear your sinuses and get you breathing easier. It can also be used in the summer as an insect repellant and for sunburn relief.
According to “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” “the antiseptic action of tea tree is thought to be one hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid” but it not poisonous for humans! It has a wide range of uses because of its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. You will find eucalyptus in almost any blend used to treat infections. Its light and refreshing scent makes a relaxing fragrance as well!
Lemon oil is an antiseptic and antibacterial oil, and can be used for a variety of purposes from treating insect bites to tension headaches. You can even rub a little bit on your chest to relieve congestion and other cold symptoms, and it is often used in beauty blends for dispersing cellulite and minimizing wrinkles. And, of course, it is one of the most common oils used simply for its scent!
Once you have your basic oils, you can begin diffusing, blending, and getting to know the various uses that these powerhouses of healing can have. Be sure to follow safety guidelines and find a reputable resource to use as your guide. Enjoy your new happy and healthy lifestyle!