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From household and beauty DIY to diffusing and aromatherapy, essential oils have taken over the last few years. Thank goodness. Aromatherapy is real y’all! But where do you start? There are so many brands of essential oils and oil blends. Let’s go over the staples of essential oils you need to start with.

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lavender essential oil

1. Lavender

It’s the most popular oil, and for good reasons! Lavender helps calm the nerves which makes it a great essential oil to diffuse in the home and especially in the bedroom for a peaceful sleep.

Use a few drops in the bath with some Epsom salts or Himalayan sea salt for a relaxing, soothing bath encouraging stress release.

Lavender essential oil can also be used on cuts, scrapes and even as a spot treatment for acne. Using this or any essential oil topically has to come with a warning label. ANY essential oil is potent, so they are best to dilute when using it on your skin and try a test area first as you may even react to them.

2. Peppermint

The one essential oil you should never go without. Be aware that this is an extremely potent oil and will sting the eyes if near them! Clear your mind by rubbing a drop of two of this heavenly oil on your temples and third eye. Doing this is also a great practice for aiding in the relief of headaches.

Add a few drops along with your lavender essential oil to the bath or use it on its own to help relieve stress.

Diffuse it in the home for a refreshing smell.

3. Frankincense

Historically, Frankincense has literally been used forever!! And rightly so, there are a number of Frankincense essential oil benefits including promoting relaxation and tranquility. Topical uses also are said to benefit skin tone, and overall promote healthy looking skin.

Diffuse a few drops in your favorite diffuser especially nearing bed time to chill out and enjoy this lovely aroma (another one of my favorites) and one I will not go without. If using topically, be sure to add to to a carrier oil like all essential oils should be, they are potent and to be used carefully.

4. Eucalyptus

The BEST oil if you are feeling a bit congested and one I add to the shower! Add a few drops to warm water in a glass dish and let is steam in the shower with you. Honestly, It’s the best!

Other benefits of eucalyptus essential oil include applying it to your chest (with a carrier oil) when you are congested. It is known to keep the bugs away (bonus!!) and helps you breathe easier.

Diffuse a few drops in your favorite diffuser, steam it in your shower or apply it to your chest (with a carrier oil).

5. Lemon

Lemon essential oil is THE household staple! Many household cleansers can be made with this oil, here is a simple recipe that I use:

  • 2 cups distilled water,
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar,
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil.

Add all the ingredients to a GLASS spray bottle. Yes it has to be glass as essential oils will eat away at plastic.

Along with a great ingredient as a household cleaner, enjoy this invigorating aroma in the home by adding a few drops to your favorite diffuser.

Those are the essentials for essential oils that should be in your home. They are a great starting point especially if you are new to essential oils. Always remember, these tiny bottles contain powerful oils. Please use them carefully and with respect. Never ingest an essential oil unless advised by a pro and love the world of essential oils.

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