There are several compelling reasons why these six essential oils should be present in every household. They stand out as the ideal oils for beginners due to their versatility, affordability, and widespread availability. For beginners, their versatility allows for exploration of the unique benefits offered by each oil, as well as the option to blend them together for personal use, for their families, and within their homes. Additionally, these oils are budget-friendly, making them accessible to a wide range of individuals.Here are the six essential oils that are essential for every home:
- Clears sinus congestion
- Helps with colds and allergies
- Relieves sore and stiff muscles
- Blends well with bay, camphor, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemon eucalyptus, manuka, marjoram, orange, oregano, peppermint, pine, Roman chamomile, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and thyme.
- Fights infections and minor injuries
- Provides a relaxing aroma
- Can be applied directly without carrier oils
- Blends well with basil, bay, bergamot, black pepper, camphor, caraway, carrot seed, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, fennel, fir needle, frankincense, geranium, German chamomile, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, manuka, melissa, myrrh, and nutmeg.
- Helps in treating wounds and infections
- Can be used as a cleaner
- Blends well with basil, bay, benzoin, birch, black pepper, camphor, cardamom, carrot seed, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clove, coriander, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, fir needle, frankincense, geranium, German chamomile, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, lemon verbena, mandarin, manuka, melissa, myrrh, neroli, orange, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, and Roman chamomile.
- Roman Chamomile:
- Helps heal rashes, bee stings, and dry skin
- Provides stress relief
- Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, and ylang-ylang.
- Promotes focus and concentration
- Relaxes muscles
- Helps with migraines
- Blends well with basil, bay, bergamot, birch, black pepper, calamus, camphor, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, fir needle, frankincense, geranium, German chamomile, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lavandin, lavender, lemon, lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, lime, manuka, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, pine, rose geranium, sage, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme, and valerian.
- Eliminates odors and mildew
- Treats fungal infections
- Helps treat bug bites
- Blends well with basil
- Blends well with basil, bergamot, black pepper, calamus, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, German chamomile, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, manuka, marjoram, myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, Roman chamomile, rosemary, thyme, and ylang-ylang.
Now let's explore how to use these essential oils:
If you're dealing with a red, swollen, hot, and painful infection area that's trapping pus inside, this abscess compress can help. Tea tree, lavender, and chamomile have properties that can aid in stopping the infection and providing pain relief. Here's how to make it:
- 60 drops of lavender essential oil
- 40 drops of chamomile essential oil
- 20 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 cup of hot water (not boiling)
- A glass bottle for mixing
- In the glass bottle, combine the essential oils (lavender, chamomile, and tea tree). Shake well to blend them.
- Take a wide bowl and pour in the hot water.
- Add 12 drops of the essential oil blend to the water.
- Take a clean cloth and soak it in the mixture.
- Apply the cloth to the abscess area and leave it on until the cloth cools down. Keep it on for about 15 minutes.
- Repeat this process three times a day until the abscess starts draining. If the infection persists for more than a few days or shows signs of worsening, seek medical attention.
Using these essential oils can be a valuable addition to your home wellness routine. They offer numerous benefits and can enhance your overall well-being.
To create a soothing and refreshing atmosphere, try using a Chamomile-Eucalyptus diffuser blend. Here's how to make it:
- 3 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
- 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
- Water for the diffuser
- Fill your diffuser with water according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Add 3 drops each of Roman Chamomile and Eucalyptus essential oils into the water-filled diffuser.
- Turn on the diffuser and enjoy the aromatic blend.
This blend is especially beneficial for relieving symptoms like a runny nose, congestion, nasal itching, and sneezing. However, please note that while it can help alleviate these symptoms, it does not cure the underlying illness.
To support your immune system and manage symptoms during illness, you can try an immune-boosting bath. Here's a simple recipe:
- 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (such as almond or coconut oil)
- 6 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- Draw a warm bath.
- In a small bowl, mix the carrier oil, Tea Tree essential oil, Lavender essential oil, and Lemon essential oil until well combined.
- Pour the entire mixture into the running water of the bath.
- Soak in the bath for approximately 15 minutes. Be cautious as the bathtub may become slippery.
- Repeat this immune-boosting bath once a day until your symptoms improve.
This bath can help boost your immune system and provide relief during illness. However, please consult a healthcare professional for severe or persistent symptoms.