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Essential Oil Basics

There are so many different types of therapeutic remedies available to us. One of those includes essential oils, each oil has a wide variety uses. It can be hard to decide which essential oil is the most important to have on hand. Below is a list of 6 different essential oils that are commonly used and for multiple purposes:

Lavender:
– calming, great for stress relief
– soothing cuts & burns
– skin health
– great scent for DIY beauty products
How to Use: diffuse into the air, inhale directly, dietary supplement, or apply topically (diluted or not).

Lemon:
– antibacterial
– great for house cleaning
– excellent deodorizer
– degreasing hands & furniture
– used as an insect repellent
– soothing insect bites & wounds
How to Use: diffuse into the air, inhale directly, dietary supplement, apply topically (diluted or not), or add to distilled water for an easy cleaner/deodorizer.

Peppermint:
– soothing digestion
– helps alleviate headaches
– increases mental clarity
– cooling affect helps reduce fevers
– soothes sunburns
– used as a rub for sore muscles
How to Use: diffuse into the air, dietary supplement, dilute and apply topically to forehead, temples, and neck for headaches or apply to neck and feet for fevers.

Frankincense:
– boosts the immune system
– relieves stress
– uplifting, helps relieve emotional sadness
– decreases signs of wrinkles
– supports skin health
How to Use: diffuse into the air, dietary supplement, or apply topically (diluted or not).

Tea Tree:
– anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral
– used in skin care, helps address acne
– great for house cleaning
– helps ward off infection
How to Use: diffuse into the air, inhale directly, or apply topically (diluted or not).

Eucalyptus:
– great for coughs and colds
– mix with a carrier oil to use as a rub when congested
– diffuse in the air for respiratory issues
– helps boost the immune system
– relieves sore muscles
How to Use: diffuse into the air, inhale directly, or dilute and apply topically.