Whether you’re new to the world of essential oils or already have an affinity for them, there are some oils that are simply renowned for their vast array of beneficial properties and seemingly limitless uses.
One of the best and most rewarding things about pure essential oils is that they can benefit you in so many ways, and truly enhance both your quality of life and well-being. The following oils can be used on their own or can also be blended together with a carrier oil or other essential oils to create unique mixtures.
So what are the 3 essential oils you need in your oil arsenal right now?
Profile: If you’ve ever walked past a lavender bush, or come across this scent in bath and body products, you know that this beloved flower smells heavenly. With a sweet, floral, uplifting aroma, this oil can instantly brighten your day as well as calm your senses.
Good for: Calming, relaxing, healing, uplifting
Uses: Lavender is one of those all-purpose oils that can literally assist you in so many areas of your life. For a few places to start, here are some ideas:
Some help for a sound sleep: Diffuse the sweet scent of lavender oil in your bedroom to induce sleepiness and prepare your body for deep rest. You can also put a drop or two of lavender oil on your pillow to inhale while you snooze.
Heal cuts, burns or insect bites: Put a few drops of lavender oil on skin problem areas to reduce redness, swelling, itching or pain and kill bacteria.
Soothe anxiety: Diffuse lavender oil in your home or office to invoke a feeling of calm and help reduce stress. You can also put 4-5 drops of lavender in a bath.
Profile: With a fresh, minty aroma, you may have come across eucalyptus in products that help to heal you from a cold or flu, help you breathe better or bring about mental clarity.
Good for: Energizing, refreshing, renewing, clarifying
Uses: You can inhale this incredibly refreshing aroma just because it’s so enjoyable, or also use it for a range of ailments, like the following:
Clear up respiratory issues: Whether it’s a cold, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, eucalyptus is your go-to remedy. Diffuse eucalyptus near your bed at night or where you work during the day to let the oil clear up your nasal passages and halt your symptoms. As another plus, this oil is also antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
Bring mental clarity/refresh mind and body: If you’re feeling sluggish or stressed, this is the oil to add into your diffuser. Or add this oil to your shampoo or conditioner for an invigorating shower experience and a nice wake-up in the morning.
Tea Tree Oil
Profile: You’ve probably come across tea tree oil in your household or cosmetic products, as it’s great for cleaning and can also help to clear up skin problems. In addition, it’s great for boosting energy and healing wounds.
Good for: Healing, clarifying, cleansing, energizing
Uses: As mentioned, this oil is a medicine cabinet favorite, with uses stemming from natural cleaning products to helping to treat a wound to repelling bugs to clearing up acne:
Clean your home: Tea tree oil has powerful antimicrobial properties and can kill bacteria. Make your own all-purpose cleanser by mixing drops of tea tree oil with some water and vinegar. You can even add some lemon or lavender essential oil as well to give everything a bright and cheery smell.
Heal cuts, wounds or insect bites: Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball and then apply directly to the affected area to help stop the infection and start the healing process.
Relieve acne: Add 1-4 drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil and apply it to your skin nightly. Or, add tea tree oil to a cotton ball and directly apply it to pimples or problem areas.
These are just 3 extremely versatile essential oils but there are also many more. Check the Essential Oil Reviews Blog often for tons of information on how to use these incredibly rewarding products. Plus, be sure to read all of the reviews on our site, and join our Facebook Community today!