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6 Essential oils you need in your medicine cabinet

Let me start of by saying I love essential oils! I personally feel that there are WAY more than essential oils that should be in your home. But today I’m just sharing the basics that are great for everyday use. The oils listed have proven to do just about everything, like getting the kids settled in bed, soothing bug bites , or even adding an extra boost to cleaning the house. I mean hello they are derived from plants, so they have to be great right? All essential oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil like Grapeseed, Jojoba, or Rose-hip if you are putting it directly on the skin. If you suffer from allergies or sensitive skin I would ask your doctor which oils are ok for you to use. I am a true believer that nature has the best options, so before I use harsh chemicals or medications (I am not advising you to follow these practices, this is a personal choice for me and my family) I always try to go the natural route.

1. Lavender

Of course, everyone loves Lavender! This beautiful essential oil has a floral scent that promotes calming of the mind, body, and spirit. Lavender essential oil has been shown to reduce anxiety, making it clutch for nights when racing thoughts are keeping you awake.This essential oil is great in the diffuser, adding a few drops will help the kiddos (everyone lol) get calmed down for bedtime or a few drops adding to your bath will help melt the stress of the day.

2. Tea Tree

Tea tree essential oil can be used for several purposes, including keeping skin, hair and nails healthy. I love that Tea Tree essential oil has antiseptic and antiviral properties and is often used topically to treat skin abrasions, acne, bug bites, and fungal problems. It’s useful for cleaning and deodorizing your household, when diluted with water in a spray bottle.


3. Lemon

You may have noticed that when you use lemon-scented products you feel more relaxed and in a better mood afterward. Some people swear by lemon essential oil as an ingredient that fights exhaustion, helps with depression, clears your skin, kills harmful viruses and bacteria, and reduces inflammation. Recent studies has confirmed lemon essential oil’s effect against infection causing bacteria and may prevent skin inflammation.


4. Peppermint The most active components of Peppermint essential oil are Menthol and Menthone, which are known to reduce pain and to invigorate, energize, and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, respectively. Peppermint essential oil can be used in cosmetics, aromatherapy, relaxing baths, and as a cleaning agent around the house. Applying it topically can help alleviate muscle soreness and headaches. And, aromatically, use some in your diffuser for a stimulating scent to boost attention and focus (A little goes a long way). I personally enjoying the cooling feel it gives when added to foot scrubs.


5. Frankincense Frankincense essential oil is the “Creme de la creme of all oils” in my opinion with a broad range of uses, from enhancing spiritual and meditative practice to use in beauty routines. Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. It can also be added to fractionated coconut oil for an excellent skin moisturizer on the face and body!

6. Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil uses include topical application and direct inhalation, and its complex, woodsy aroma can help create an energizing environment and promote a sense of clarity. Like many other essential oils, Rosemary essential oil can be helpful for promoting full, healthy-looking hair. When you want to promote an abundant-looking head of hair, consider using Rosemary oil when giving yourself a stimulating scalp massage.





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