4 Essential Oils Every Home Needs

 

I believe every home needs essential oils. Often potent, essential oils are effective at relieving many ailments while also boosting moods. Due to their potency, most recipes or products calling for essential oils generally do not require much product.

Essential oils are often used topically for skin ailments. However, essential oils should not be used directly on the skin unless diluted.

One of the most popular uses of essential oils is for aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to aid in both physical and emotional health. There are a few ways to experience the benefits of aromatherapy. They include directly smelling the oil, simmering the oil in a pot of water along with other natural ingredients or using a diffuser. Regardless of your method, you are sure to experience the benefits of essential oils.

You can find essential oils in a variety of places. Some of my favorite places to find essential oils at affordable prices are Ross, TJ Maxx, and Amazon. If you are looking for a wide variety of essential oils, from a trusted source, check out the Mountain Rose Herbs website here. I have ordered several essential oils from this website that are harder to find in stores.

 

 

No matter what I am sure to have a stash of essential oils around the house as well as products that incorporate them.

Here is a list of the 4 essential oils every home needs –

 

Lavender Oil 

Lavender oil is a reasonably affordable oil. This oil is one of the most popular essential oils due to its calming and healing properties. Lavender oil is one of the few oils that can be used directly on the skin. However, you should always dilute essential oils before you use them. Lavender oil is used to heal wounds and ease wound discomfort. This oil is also used to encourage relaxation.

Why You Need This Essential Oil in Your Home –

This oil is crucial to have on hand in any home due to its ability to naturally assist you with falling asleep. You can incorporate this oil in your daily nighttime routine by infusing bath salts or your bath water with this oil. Alternatively, you can dilute the oil with water and gently mist the spray onto your pillows and sheets. I think one of the most effective ways to benefit from this oil is to place a few drops in a diffuser. You will be sure to have a good night’s sleep!

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil is easy to find and at a fair price. It has a distinct light and refreshing aroma. Lemon oil can also be used to treat bronchitis and other respiratory complications.

Why You Need This Essential Oil in Your Home –

This oil is essential for the home due to its antiseptic properties and refreshing scent. Additionally, this oil has been shown to stop the growth of bacteria. You can incorporate this oil in cleaning products and for simmering pot recipes. Check out these simple recipes for some ideas for cleaning products. Also, check out this simmering pot recipe.

 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has a unique medicinal smell and has a variety of uses. Tea tree oil is known for its antimicrobial properties. Additionally, this oil can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus.

Why You Need This Essential Oil in Your Home –

This essential oil is a must due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The use of this oil, like so many others, are endless. There are a few uses of tea tree oil that will prove to be helpful in any home, such as cleaning. Check out this recipe for cleaning product ideas.

As it relates to your body, this oil can be used as a toner when diluted with witch hazel oil. I like to apply tea tree oil to face bumps and ingrown hairs. It works wonders!

If you or someone in your household suffers from dandruff, you can find products already infused with tea tree oil to help treat this condition. You can also add tea tree oil to your shampoo at home to experience relief.

 

Peppermint Oil

This oil can be used to treat skin ailments such as burns and itching. Again, no essential oil should be used on bare skin unless otherwise noted on the bottle. This oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, and pain relief properties.

Why You Need This Essential Oil in Your Home –

This essential oil is crucial for the home due to its ability to help ease headache and muscle pain. You can add a few drops of peppermint oil to your bath water or diffuser to experience the benefits of this oil. Additionally, you can add this oil to massage oil.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article. Comment down below what is your favorite essential.

 

As always,

 

Peace, Love, and Joy

 

~Shalanda

 

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed health care provider, nor do I claim to be one. These claims are based on personal experience and research. If you have a serious health concern, go to your primary health care provider for treatment. If you are pregnant, you should avoid using essential oils unless otherwise advised by your primary care provider as some essential oils can be harmful to pregnancy.

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