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
- Dry skin
- Irritated scalp (mix with your shampoo)
- Air freshener
Lavender is a Middle to Top note for blending, meaning the scent usually evaporates faster than others.
Lavender combines well with:
- Ylang Ylang
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:
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:
- 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.
- Helps with pain (Cramps too!)
- Hair growth
Rosemary is a middle note, and blends well with:
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.
- The uplifting light scent helps with stress
- Natural diuretic
Grapefruit is a top note, and blends well with:
- What are some of your favorite Essential Oils?
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