5 Healing Essential Oils to Keep in Handy

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For hundreds of years, essential oils have been used to treat a wide range of health ailments. Apart from effectively treating sickness, essential oils can be used to alleviate stress! Essential oils are very versatile too. You can use it to treat everything from acne to tick bites. If you are wondering what types of essential oils to stock up on, these are our recommendations:

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is such a hard worker. In fact, this essential oil is the most versatile of all plant-based oils available on the market.

You can use it to heal cuts, insect bites and minor skin abrasion. You can also use it in aromatherapy to alleviate stress. Lavender oil is also prized for its calming effects. This oil is perfect for insomniacs who want to use all-natural treatments to achieve a good night’s sleep. You can also use the oil to treat various skin conditions, as a bug repellant and as treatment for respiratory ailments. You can also apply the oil and massage it on inflamed skin, joints, and ligaments.

2. Lemon Essential Oil

Nothing perks up the senses quite like lemon essential oil. When diffused in the air, it yields a delightful citrusy scent. It eliminates bad odors and gives off a fresh, clean scent without using any chemicals.

Traditionally, lemon essential oil is used to treat insect bites, mild skin abrasions, and cuts. The oil is high in antibacterial, antiviral and antihistamine properties. You can combine lemon essential oil with various oils to enhance its efficacy! Finally, you can also use the oil to brighten dull, lackluster skin, dry out pimples, and refine the skin texture!

3. Peppermint Essential Oil

A perennial favorite, this healing essential oil boosts mental focus and rejuvenates the mind thanks to its refreshing scent. Peppermint is traditionally used to soothe an upset stomach, ease nausea, and migraine headaches. The oil is also used to cool the body to bring a fever down. Other uses for peppermint oil includes as an insect repellant, eases congested sinuses, bowel spasms, and reduce intestinal gas. Peppermint is also used to treat indigestion, asthma, and other respiratory ailments. We love mixing peppermint essential oil with lavender oil to create a DIY vapor rub.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Who doesn’t love tea tree oil? This oil works wonders on acne prone skin. It dries out pimples and calms the skin like no other. Its potent mix of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial agents heal all types of skin abrasion (cuts, wounds, bruises, insect bites) as well as skin infections.

The oil warms up the skin, easing chest congestion and relieving common cough and colds. You can use the oil to soothe a sore throat, eliminate warts, and even flaky scalp!

5. Oregano Essential Oil

Don’t think oregano is just reserved for cooking. This incredibly fragrant oil contains a potent mix of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-parasitic properties. It is so powerful that this oil is used to treat fungal infections of all kinds including athlete’s foot and persistent warts. You can use the oil to purge intestinal parasites, ringworm, etc. Oregano essential oil also soothes inflamed, swelling muscles. Massage the oil onto the skin to speed up recovery from an injury!