5 Essential Oils You Need In Your Home & Their Uses

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Whether you are new to Essential Oils, are an avid user and pro, you can always find new oils for your home and well being, and new uses for them too!

Essential oils are a great way to help with mental health, pain, beauty, and use for a natural air freshener. There are so many uses for each oil, the possibilities are endless!

Today, I want to share 5 Essentials Oils You Need In Your Home & Their Uses

*use caution with blending oils and always use a carrier oil for skin to skin contact. Use caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.


Probably one of my all-time favorites, and most-used oil, lavender is a great starter oil. Not only is it used for mental health & calming, but it also has a light floral scent that works great for beauty products as well.

Here are a few things you can use it for:

  • Calming & Sleep Aid
  • Pain
  • Dry skin
  • Nausea 
  • Irritated scalp (mix with your shampoo)
  • Soap/lotions
  • Air freshener

Lavender is a Middle to Top note for blending, meaning the scent usually evaporates faster than others.

Lavender combines well with:

  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Cedarwood


While there are some that don’t enjoy the fresh scent of peppermint, it’s a household favorite here! 

The scent reminds me of childhood holidays and baking! Peppermint oil is one of my favorites to use for pain, especially after running and needing to soak in the tub! Other uses:

  • Chest decongestant
  • Helps mental fatigue and depression
  • Help reduce redness on the skin and helps with acne
  • Digestive Aid
  • Helps with sunburn
  • Mosquito repellant

Use caution with peppermint. A little goes a long way!

Peppermint is a top note. It has a powerful initial scent that wears off pretty quick. It blends best with:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary

Lemon or Lemongrass

Perhaps one of my favorite new oils, Lemongrass is one of my favorites in my Essential Oil Diffuser. It has an amazing clean scent that energizes and rejuvenates. You can also put a few drops on a cotton ball in your bathroom garbage can, and on the inside of your toilet paper roll to have a nice, healthy air freshener.

Tips for using lemongrass:

  • Natural bug repellant (in a diffuser or candle)
  • Helps with headaches
  • Calming (for anxiety)
  • Helps with cellulite and evens skin tone
  • Use caution with lemongrass as it can cause an allergic reaction if not diluted properly.

Lemongrass is a Top note and blends well with:

  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Tea tree


Rosemary too has so many uses. I use it for my migraines (diluted in a carrier oil) and blend it often with other oils in lotion bars and body butter.

Common Uses:

  • Helps with pain (Cramps too!)
  • Hair growth
  • Clarity
  • Memory

Rosemary is a middle note, and blends well with:

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Lemongrass
  • Cedarwood


If you’re like me and have an uncontrollable sweet tooth, grapefruit essential oil can help! It’s also high vitamin C and can help fight against colds and the flu.

It’s also great for your skin, helping with acne and cellulite.

Other uses:

  • Pain
  • The uplifting light scent helps with stress
  • Natural diuretic

Grapefruit is a top note, and blends well with:

  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense

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6 thoughts on “5 Essential Oils You Need In Your Home & Their Uses

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Lavender gets a lot of use here. I also really like Lemongrass. I only use in my diffuser. I bought a new larger diffuser because my current one doesn’t last very long and doesn’t do well in a large area and our home is one big open space. I can’t wait until it gets here!

    At a con I went to, there was a woman selling necklaces with little lava rock things in the locket that you could put essential oils on. I really like it. Keeps the scent going all day near where I can smell it. I think you can get them from Shieldmaiden Sanctum. I’ll have to send you the link when I find it!

  2. Lydia Gier

    I love this so much! I’ve been wanting to get more into essential oils and it’s super helpful to have the benefits of some popular oils specifically spelled out.

  3. Danielle Hammelef

    I use lavender in my diffuser every night and have a quick spray bottle for spot-scenting my pillow. My husband even commented that he enjoys the scent. I also use peppermint oil and just bought a carrier oil to blend it with to use this summer while mowing/gardening as a bug repellent and muscle pain reliever. I plan on using up the store topical pain reliever I have too as it’s all-natural, but way more pricey. I was wondering if you’ve tried tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil. I’ve tried diluting the latter for occasional acne without over-drying my skin. What is cedarwood used for? I really love this post!

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