Essential Oils at Home – Top 10

Sometimes the simplist and best things can be forgotton. Using Essential Oils around your home is easy, so remember to always have some at hand. I’ve collated a top ten list of best essential oils to have at home:

  • Lavender is bar for the most popular, versatile and widely used of all essential oils. Many of Lavenders’ properties are due to its prime actions of balancing and normalising body functions and emotions.
  • Tea Tree is the most medicinal of the essential oils, with powerful anti-microbial activity against all three of the infectious organisms: bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  • Peppermint is one of the best essential oils for all types of digestive upsets, psychologically it is bold and promotes clarity and alertness.
  • Lemon is useful in many ways apart from its refreshing scent it is purifying and cleansing too.
  • Eucalyptus oil is probably the most familiar essential oil used as a decongestant to relieve colds, flu and other respiratory ailments. It clears the head and is an excellent insect repellent. Overall, it is stimulating, refreshing and clearing.
  • Rosemary is one of the strongest cephalic essential oils which has the ability to both clear and stimulate the mind simultaneously. It is excellent in massage, is a powerful antiseptic and is stimulating, purifying and protecting.
  • Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory, the gentle action calms, heals and soothes skin conditions, it is soothing, calming and balancing.
  • Frankincense is the most valuable oil for slowing and deepening the breathing, helping to allay fear, anxiety, nervous tension and stress. It is one of the best oils in skin care as it helps to rejuvenate skin tone and prevent wrinkles. It counteracts respiratory problems and is useful for treating colds, bonchitis, asthma, coughs and sore throats. Psychologically, frankincense is a valuable aid to meditation and prayer by generally stilling the mind. It is deeply calming, revitalising and uplifting.
  • Geranium is the great balancer of essential oils, its one of the most useful to detoxify the lymphatic system, it helps heals wounds quickly, makes a good deodorant and is generally balancing, uplifting and refreshing.
  • Rose has often been described as the ‘queen of flowers’. Rose comforts the heart in grief and helps the bereaved, it is a tonic of the physical heart and also lifts the spirits, allays anxiety and is generally nurturing. Rose is the first choice in treating many of the female reproductive problems, it has valuable skin care properties. Psychologically it alleviates sorrow, sadness and disappointment gently supporting you until the mood shifts.


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