Essential Oils & How to Use Them

How to Use Essential Oils
We love using essential oils. If you have ever used any before, then you know not everyone is the same.

We have posted a few of our favorite essential oils and listed some of the benefits of each one.

1. Lavender Oil – a versatile oil known for relaxing the body and is very gentle on the skin. Great for small cuts, irritations and to leave your skin feeling soft.

2. Tea Tree Oil – Use to help clear up acne, infections and fungal infections (like underneath the nails).

3. Eucalyptus oil – Commonly used in medicine to treat coughs, asthma attacks, minor colds & muscle fatigue.

4. Grapeseed Oil – When used with a carrier oil, can be used when shaving. Strengthens hair and promotes hair growth.

5. Lemon Oil – Revitalizing and a powerful antioxidant that is beneficial to the skin and aids in blood flow.

6. Lemongrass Oil – A highly fragrant grass from India. Use to clear headaches, treat fevers and infections.

7. Mandarin Oil – A commonly used aromatherapy oil used in soaps and cosmetics.

8. Neem Oil – Used for preparing cosmetics in soap, hair products, skin & hand creams. Helps with inflammations, certain skin diseases and can even be used as an insect repellent.

9. Peppermint Oil – Use to soothe coughs and the common cold. Works as a digestive aid to relive bloating, and can be used to help to relieve itching when applied topically.

10. Spearmint Oil – Used as a flavoring for toothpastes, mouthwashes and chewing gum to help stop bad breath.

11. Turmeric Oil – Very powerful, used as an anti-inflammatory and digestion aid to help stop the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract.

It’s always best to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil to prevent from discomfort & irritation.

Although, lavender oil does not require a carrier oil, most others work better when using a carrier oil.

Here is a list of a few carrier oils you can use:
Apricot Oil
Avocado Oil
Castor Oil
Jojoba Oil
Peanut Oil
Hazelnut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Cocoa Butter

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