5 Essential Oil Must Haves!

5 Essential Oil Must Haves!

Those of you who use essential oils most likely have a few that are staples in your collection. But what if you are new to aromatherapy? Which oils do you start with and why? Read on to find out the top five most commonly used essential oils that everyone should have!
     5) Lemon - Citrus limon

Everyone uses lemon in some fashion, but have you tried using Lemon essential oil? The bright, refreshing and citrus-y aroma is sure to uplift any mood! In fact, Lemon essential oil in aromatherapy is used to help brighten and uplift the emotions. Its natural antibacterial and antiviral properties can help clear the air when diffused as well as clean and cut grease in DIY home cleaning recipes.
     4) Peppermint - Mentha piperita

Peppermint essential oil is used throughout the food industry as flavoring, even in toothpastes! But did you know there’s so much to Peppermint than just the flavor? It’s invigorating and refreshing aroma can help soothe migraines and mental fatigue and its icy, cooling effects can help relieve sore muscles in DIY body care. From diffusing to DIY recipes, this essential oil is great to have around!
     3) Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus has a very particular and familiar aroma that many describe as medicinal. This is because Eucalyptus is commonly used in many medicinal formulations for respiratory issues or colds. Aromatherapists have been using Eucalyptus for colds and coughs for generations. This essential oil is a must-have not only during cold and flu season, but year round due to its antiseptic and expectorant properties.
     2) Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternafolia

Tea Tree is another common essential oil that you see in many different products, ranging from shampoos, soaps, skin care and even foot care. This is because Tea Tree has many beneficial properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic. It can help disinfect and purify the air when diffused or help fight acne and troubled skin issues. This powerful oil is essential for any aromatherapy collection.

     1) Lavender – Lavandula Angustifolia

You’ve probably seen it or heard of it, Lavender is everywhere! In our opinion, this is the number one staple essential oil that everyone must have for their aromatherapy needs. Lavender is one of the most versatile and gentle of all oils. It is physically and emotionally calming, can help promote healing, and is balancing for the mind and body. It is great to use in any blend for depression, insomnia, stress, migraines, burns, or tension. This oil can be used in almost any sort of DIY recipe, is very gentle and non-irritating for almost all skin types, and it just smells great!
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