Ever since our neighbor gave us essential oil from the lavender fields of France I have been OBSESSED. I know I use that word a lot, but honestly it’s been a constant obsession. Here are my favorite essential oils and their uses.
My first and favorite essential oil. If you read this post you know that I always get headaches and dabbing lavender oil on my temples helps relieve the pain. It’s also good for relaxation, soothing bruises and reduces swelling on bug bites. Oh and it smells pretty good too. If you only use one essential oil make it lavender. Click To Tweet
Peppermint oil is good for relaxing the body. I put a little on my temples, pressure points and on my upper lip under my nose so I breathe it in as I read and eventually sleep. I’ve also had a HORRIBLE dry cough and putting a bit on my sinuses helps a lot. Peppermint is also good for bad breathe, headaches and digestive issues.
Okay, in all honesty I though Frankincense was a mythical and magical gift for the baby Jesus… so when I heard it was an essential oil I was stunned and intrigued. This oil is great for stress, body aches and pains, your immune system and so much more. I’ve even heard that it can help with cancer.
Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and is just all over beneficial. I mainly use it to treat wounds, help relieve itchy bug bites and as a fever reducer. Mix it with peppermint oil (cooling effect) and just a touch of water to reduce body temperature. It’s also good for dental care and helps with diabetes management.
Lemongrass is a lot more than a chicken seasoning. This essential oil can be used to kill bacteria, soothe sore muscles and ward of insects! Use it as a natural way to repel mosquitos, add it to your lotion, body was or just plain soap to help purify your skin and you can rub a bit on your scalp to strengthen hair follicles.
Have you ever peeled an orange and just loooooved the way it smelled? Well orange oil is so much more than a fragrant air purifier. This citrus oils has the ability to fight cancerous tumors, treat cold and flu symptoms and fights acne. Place it in a diffuser to boost your mood, rub a little on your face to for anti-aging properties and dilute it with water and coconut oil for an all natural kitchen/house cleaner.
7. Tea Tree
Out of all my essential oils, this one doesn’t get as much use from me…This oil is also good for fighting acne-mix it with raw honey for a gentle acne face wash. It’s also good for hair treatment, cleansing, eczema, psoriasis, killing mold and fighting fungus. TTO is also a good topical treatment for dry cuticles, earaches, cold sores and chicken pox.
Don’t have a diffuser? Don’t panic you can always:
- apply it directly
- mix it with plain lotion
- add a few drops to a hot bath
- mix it with water and spray it
- apply it to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your car
- make candles
What are your favorite essential oils and uses?
P.S. this Radha Beauty essential oil sampler is my favorite pack! Click the photo to shop.