top 5 essential oils for your homeIn this post I want to share with you the top five essential oils you should have in your home and be using every day for natural health and wellness.

#1 – Lavender

My favorite! Everything stress reducing and calming to the skin.

If you only have one essential oil in the house, make it this one. Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils you can get.

Ways to use:

  • Apply to the bottom of feet or on a pillow before sleeping
  • Use to calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite
  • Use to calm and soothe diaper rash
  • Lightly apply to soothe irritated skin
  • Apply to back, hands, or feet of a restless or agitated child
  • Use with bath salts for a relaxing spa bathing experience

#2 – Frankincense

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oil, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.

It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots, stretch marks, and other minor skin imperfections.

As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Ways to use:

  • Use to clean and dress minor cuts and sores
  • Use with a carrier oil for beautiful, radiant skin
  • Apply to bottom of the feet or use internally to support immune function
  • Use with Lavender and Peppermint to calm stress and relieve head tension

#3 – Peppermint

Everything soothing and energizing to the body. Great for boosting your energy and focus.

Peppermint essential oil helps to promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. It’s especially helpful in soothing tummy troubles and melting away head tension. It is also works great to deter bugs naturally.

You can use peppermint to make a great natural toothpaste or natural mouthwash.

Ways to use:

  • Rub on stomach or feet, or take one drop internally to calm indigestion or upset stomach
  • Use with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
  • Rub on insect bites to reducing itching and swelling
  • Diffuse aromatically or apply topically to open sinuses and airways
  • Apply with lavender to sore, tired muscles and joints
  • Add to a cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated
  • Inhale as a non-stimulant, invigorating pick-me-up on long drives

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#4 – Lemon

Lemon oil is great for cleansing both externally and internally. Lemon is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body.

Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home.

When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

Ways to use:

  • Add a drop to a water bottle or to water served at a restaurant to detoxify your body
  • Diffuse aromatically or apply topically for mood elevation
  • Add to drop of honey to soothe minor throat irritants
  • Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors
  • Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Add to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish

#5 – Melaleuca (Tea-Tree Oil)

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications.

Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion.

A fantastic cleansing oil, Melaleuca makes a great natural hand cleanser. 

Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats.

Ways to use:

  • Apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily cleansing program
  • Use with shampoo or condition for healthy scalp and hair Apply to feet and toenails after showering, swimming, or working out
  • Apply to nails to support nail health and help to re-grow healthy nails
  • Dab on problem acne spots to clear the skin
  • Use as an effective hand cleanser

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What essential oil do you use daily that you could not live without? Comment below and let me know why you love it.

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