The Essentials of Essential Oils

By Chelsea Bucklew – December 1, 2017

Essential oils are a great addition to any household, either for a natural, non-toxic fragrance or for therapeutic purposes. Add a few drops to an oil diffuser, a hot bath, or even shampoo and conditioner. Here we outline the most common uses of some of our favorite versatile essential oils that you can use for many home remedies.


Lavender: 

Mosquito repellant
Migraine soother 
Anti-anxiety 
Pain relief
Respiratory support  
Natural disinfectant 

Peppermint:

Nausea relief 
Migraine soother
Air detoxifier
Calming properties 
Sore muscle relief 
Antimicrobial 
Digestive soother

Eucalyptus:

Natural decongestant
Mosquito repellant
Air detoxifier
Respiratory support

Tea Tree: 

Abrasion healing
Acne and fungal infection treatment 
Ringworm and lice elimination
Sore throat remedy 

Bergamot: 

Natural relaxant and sedative
Anti-anxiety
Blood pressure stabilization 
Insomnia and depression treatment 

Lemongrass: 

Mosquito repellant
Muscle pain relief 
Anti-bacterial
Body ache reduction
Digestive aide

Citronella: 

Mosquito repellant 
Anti-bacterial 
Anti-inflammatory 
Depression treatment
Fever reduction 
Intestinal worms eradicator 

 

 
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