Essential Oil Basics

THE 5 ESSENTIAL OILS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR STASH

5If you like to make your own Soaps and other Personal Care Products, you’ll need to keep a stockpile of bath and body making supplies around. These supplies will vary widely depending on the type of products that you enjoy making. However, there is one type of product that you’ll want to always have. For almost all recipes, you’ll need Essential Oils. There are many different types of Essential Oils out there, enough that we can write out a dozen lists on them. Some of these oils you’ll use frequently, and these are the ones that you’ll want to have on hand all the time.

 

Essential Oil Favorites

  1. Tea Tree Essential OilTea Tree Essential Oil is one that you’ll find yourself using again and again. This oil is very strong smelling, but offers a very wide variety of uses. You can use it to treat many common ailments — as long as you use it topically. You can use it to treat things such as acne, cold sores, warts, fungus, insect bites, eczema, and athlete’s foot. Adding it to lotions or to shampoos can help with rashes, psoriasis, and eczema. Always test in a small batch before committing to a large quantity.
  2. Lavender Essential OilLavender Essential Oil offers a very pleasant scent. This essential oil is used in calming recipes, such as soaps and shampoos. It is also used in aromatherapy. In addition to these uses, it also offers medicinal properties. Apply Lavender Essential Oil to calm rashes, acne, minor burns, and insect bites. Lavender is a disinfectant, too.
  3. Peppermint Pure Essential OilPeppermint Essential Oil is another versatile scent that you should keep in your home. A popular use of this scent is in doorways to keep bugs and spiders away. The scent of peppermint is effective at ridding you of nausea, and applying the oil to the abdomen can calm stomach cramps. It smells great, and it can be used to deodorize fabrics and shoes. Plus, peppermint makes a lovely lotion and foot scrub.
  4. Clove Bud Essential OilClove Essential Oil is great for teeth issues, but it also offers a pleasant scent that easily combines with citrus. Aside from mouth issues, you can use clove oil for rashes and minor wounds. The scent repels different types of bugs, including mosquitos. Mixing it with baking soda and dropping it in the carpets will rid the home of fleas. It also repels moths and flies.
  5. Lemon Essential OilLemon Essential Oil is one of the best citrus oils that you can keep in your home. It offers many uses in soaps, lotions, and room sprays. Many people use it for furniture polish, dish detergent, homemade laundry detergent, floor cleaners, sprays, and so much more. It can relieve bad breath, dandruff, and anxiety, and act as a hand sanitizer. You can also combine it with sea salt, and use it to scrub surfaces clean. With all these good things, it’s hard to see a downside to using this essential oil, but there is. Lemon essential oil can lighten the skin, hair, and clothing if you are not careful. Do not go out into the sun right after using it, because it makes you photosensitive.

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