Essential oils you will always find in my toolbox

These are the essential essential oils I wouldn’t be without.  They are listed in the order of importance with the first being the oil you should have if you can only have one and so forth.

Oil

Why it’s here & what it does 

How to use it

Lavender It has 800 chemical constituents so it can cover a myriad of situations.  It’s an antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, and analgesic.

It is great on burns because it removes heat and heals the skin (keep using it for days).  It helps dandruff, allergies, herpes, headaches, high blood pressure, tumors, and scars and stretch marks.

When in doubt or don’t have what you need on hand, try lavender.

Diffuse

Apply topically

Safe for children

Safe to take internally

Oregano It does the most things well when looking at any single oil.  It is extremely antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, and anti-parasitic.  It is a very good antirheumatic, antiviral, analgesic, and immune-stimulant.  It is also a good anticatarrhal, antiseptic, and antispasmodic.

Diffuse

Topically; must be diluted at a 1:4 ratio.

Safe to take internally (dilute still)

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Best known for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties (historically it was known as snake oil).  Can be helpful with acne, burns, candida, cold sores, inflammation, ingrown toenails, warts, and helps wounds heal.

Excellent for use in homemade home care products (soap, kitchen/bath cleaners, etc)

 

Diffuse

Apply topically

Safe for children & pets

Use caution during pregnancy

Dilute 1:1

Can cause sensitivity when used repeatedly undiluted

Peppermint Soothes digestion.  Helps arthritis, depression, food poisoning, hysteria, morning sickness, nerve regeneration, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and toothache pain.  It has also been shown to help improve memory, concentration, and alertness.

 

Diffuse

Topically; must be diluted at a 1:4 ratio.

Safe to take internally (dilute still)

Use caution during pregnancy (dilute more)

Use caution with high blood pressure

Can cause sensitivity when used repeatedly undiluted

Thieves A blend of highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-infectious oils created from researching a group of 15th century thieves who used the oils of herbs to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the dead and dying.

It is wonderful for sore throats when used 1 drop in 32 ounces of water as it has an analgesic effect.

You can also apply diluted to the bottom of the feet to help avoid getting colds and the flu.

 

Diffuse

Apply topically

Dilute 1:15

Use caution during pregnancy

Can cause sensitivity when used repeatedly undiluted

Lemon Can help anxiety, blood pressure, digestive problems, sore throats, helps memory, reduces cellulite, and is anti-cancerous.

Purifies the air (when used in a mister) and also water.

Wonderful for the liver when put in water (1 drop to 32 oz water).

 

Diffuse

Apply topically

Dilute 1:1

It can be a skin irritant and increases photosensitivity (avoid UV rays for 3 days after topical use)

 

Frankincense The healing oil.  Amazing for cancers and tumors.  Can also help high blood pressure, stress, and increasing the activity of the leukocytes in the body’s defense against infections.

 

Diffuse

Apply topically

Can be taken internally

 

As always, let me know if you have questions.  Love, light, and happiness to all!

Marie

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