You know that essential oils can be very beneficial, but you may not know which oils are good for what. For the sake of this article, we are going to focus on the top five most popular oils and the most popular ways to use them.
Best Uses for Essential Oils
Hands down, this is the best oil to have on hand. If you only buy one oil, this is the one to buy. Lavender oil is great for relieving stress, treating headaches, and can even help alleviate a number of skin irritations – such as acne, burns, and rashes. It can even help you sleep better.
Tea tree oil is one of those oils that can be found in a number of beauty products and with good reason. It’s wonderful for the skin. It can help treat athlete’s foot, eczema, insect bites, and even dandruff.
Lemon is most commonly used for cleaning applications. The sanitizing effects make it perfect for cleaning countertops, cutting boards, and more. However, you can also use it for health purposes. Lemon oil is great for relieving anxiety and can even be used to make a homemade hand sanitizer. Just add a few drops to aloe vera gel and you’ve got a safe alternative to the store-bought version.
Peppermint oil does wonder for keeping pests out of your kitchen. However, it’s also wonderful for treating an upset stomach. You can mix a few drops of peppermint oil with olive oil and rub it on your stomach to treat nausea and cramps. If you want to keep your coats smelling fresh throughout the winter, fold a paper towel and add drops of peppermint oil to it. The oil will keep your coats from smelling musky.
Last, but not least, the health benefits of eucalyptus oil cannot be overlooked. Not only can it help treat chest congestion, but it's a natural treatment for asthma attacks. Those suffering from chronic pain can rub the oil onto the affected areas to reduce pain. The oil can also be used to treat shingle pain and help the condition heal faster. It’s even great for disinfecting and removing odors.
Essential oils are a great addition to your home. Whether you want to clean your home naturally or want to treat ailments naturally, essential oils are a must. Not only can you make your home smell wonderful and relieve stress, but you can even treat everything from athlete’s foot to asthma. If you haven’t purchased any oils yet, get started with one of the ones listed above.
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