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Essential Oils that you need to start with

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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Eucalyptus and its many benefits

I’ve used eucalyptus essential oil for years! I mean years… if there’s a hint of chest congestion, I’ll mix a few drops with a carrier oil and apply to the chest & back. I also use it generally as a room refresher! Here’s a list of many benefits you can enjoy from this wonderful plant.

This is the plant that those cute Koala bears love as it is native to Australia where most species grow as a tree. There are actually more than 500 species of eucalyptus. The species most of us home gardeners will commonly use is known as the globulus or Globe Eucalyptus.

dried eucalyptus plant

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

How to use this wonderful Essential Oil and its list of benefits!

First of all, when using essential oils remember they are super potent, it is recommended to use with care and always try a test spot if using on the skin. Also, dilute it with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil (my personal favorite) to reduce the essential oil potency and ensure the skin stays hydrated as well. Some essential oils seriously dry the skin and can hurt if applied directly.

There are many benefits, but the reasons I use Eucalyptus applied topically as it can help with:

  • Chest congestion
  • Breathe easier
  • Soothe joint pain

Eucalyptus is also known to help with relaxation, and can even be used as a bug repellant!

How-to apply topically

Add a few drops to a carrier oil listed above and apply to the chest to help aid with breathing easier especially if you are stuffed up. You can also apply this to your stiff joints to ease joint pain. I feel eucalyptus oil should come with a warning label as this stuff can be strong on the nose!

eucalyptus plant

Using eucalyptus in the shower or diffuser

  • Add a few drops into your diffuser as directed
  • Hang full eucalyptus branches or a sachet of dried eucalyptus leaves in the shower and enjoy the scent of eucalyptus in the shower steam.
  • Add a few drops to a steam bowl, reed diffuser or clay diffusers
  • If you have a natural luffa, add a couple of drops of the essential oil to it either use or let the steam of the shower disperse the essential oil
  • PERSONAL TIP: I put a few drops into a glass dish and add the warm shower water to it while I do my thing in the shower. It actually disperses quite nicely with the steam.

Breathe easier, feel chill and enjoy all the benefits of this wonderful plant!

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