Overwhelmed by essential oil choices? Each oil has its’ own uses and properties. Here are a few Essential Oil choices for Beginners and how to use them and pair them for lovely blends.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Orange is a relaxing aroma suitable for complimenting a spa-day massage. Known for its calming properties, Sweet Orange also can be used topically in a carrier oil as an anti-inflammatory, an antidepressant, an antiseptic, a diuretic and a sedative.
Orange essential oil also blends well with essential oils of Cinnamon, Frankincense, Ginger, Black Pepper, and Sandal Wood if you are making a custom aroma blend. A drop or two can be added to a massage oil or lotion to address inflammation.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass is highly antifungal and cleanses the air of cigarette smoke and pet odors.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is common in spa and beauty treatments and is known for its’ ability to help one relax, to quell headaches and help induce sleep.
Eucalyptus is an invigorating scent often associated with taking a “steam” to open the pores and clear the sinuses. But Eucalyptus Oil has many other uses.
Eucalyptus is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant and anti-inflammatory. This is an especially good oil for use in a diffuser when one has a cold, flu, or other respiratory problems to help ease a cough and clear the passageways. Just a tiny bit of the Eucalyptus oil does the trick in the diffuser, and the steam is cool yet soothing, especially to a sore throat.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil very helpful in cleansing the air and is antiviral.
Peppermint Essential Oil
PepperMint is an invigorating scent that helps lift the mood and deters the presence of pests and insects without harming pets. If your home has a distinct “pet” smell when you come home, Peppermint can address that.
Summary of Essential Oil Choices for Beginners
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