More and more people discover the amazing benefits of natural products: from organic food, to healthy, chemical-free beauty products. When we hear about essential oils, we automatically associate them with the perfume industry, soap or aroma therapy. But the benefits of these essential oils are limitless and should be used in its pure form not as additives in cosmetic products. These oils can be used in so many ways, from health to home maintenance. There are many essential oil out there but we want to share with you our top 10 essential oils with amazing properties.
10. Lavender Oil
One of the best essential oils to have in your home is the popular lavender oil. This amazing oil has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It’s also one of the most versatile essential oils out there and can be used for therapeutic purposes to heal acne, insect bites, minor burns or any other skin rashes. Lavender oil is also a great disinfectant for scrapes or minor cuts. Use it to keep moths away or put some in your laundry rinse cycle to eliminate bad odors from sweaty gym clothes or stinky socks.
9. Tea Tree Oil
This amazing essential oil is also known as “a medicine cabinet in a bottle”. And that’s not an exaggeration. Tea tree oil is used to treat a number of common ailments, especially skin problems like acne , dermatitis, eczemas, nail fungus, insect bites, warts and cold sores, just to name a few. Add some tea tree oil in your usual shampoo to alleviate dandruff or psoriasis. Tea tree oil is also famous for treating head lice. Use it to disinfect around the house and add some tea tree oil around your pet’s basket to keep the fleas away.
8. Lemon Oil
One of the best essential oils with amazing benefits is lemon oil. Yes, you can extract oil out of lemons and use it to polish furniture or add it to homemade laundry soap, spray cleaners or floor cleaners. You can use lemon oil to relieve bad breath by adding a few drops in a glass of water and gargle with it.
7. Essential Oils With Amazing Properties – Peppermint Oil
We all know that peppermint tea can alleviate an upset stomach and even those bad cases of nausea. You can use it to relieve stomach cramps and queasiness. Peppermint oil can also be used to eliminate ticks from your pets. Spray some undiluted peppermint oil into your shoes to eliminate bad odors or add some to your floor cleaner to add a fresh scent and also to help disinfect the areas. Another great use for peppermint oil is to keep rodents and spiders away. Just put a few drops around cracks in the walls and in the corners of your rooms.
6. Eucalyptus Oil
This essential oil is originally from Australia and it has a very recognizable scent. This oil can be used to alleviate chest congestion, asthma attacks and even fibromyalgia (by rubbing some oil into the affected area a few times a day). Because of its powerful disinfectant properties, eucalyptus essential oil can be used to spray around your kitchen and bathroom to eliminate germs and odors.
5. Clove Oil
This essential oil is not very known but it has been used for centuries for dental issues. It’s also great for alleviating toothaches, cold sores, gum disease and canker sores. Keep in mind that clove oil is very strong and should always be diluted and if you have very sensitive skin you should be careful. Clove oil is also super beneficial in cases of athlete’s foot, insect bites and stings, bruises and ear aches. Add some clove oil in your bedroom to keep mosquitoes away or spray some on your carpets to get rid of fleas and other creepy-crawly creatures.
4. Chamomile Oil
This is one of the most soothing and gentle essential oils that has been be used to calm different ailments since the Roman age. It’s best used for calming nerves and anxiety attacks. Topically, chamomile oil can heal and treat dry skin, eczemas, dermatitis, bee and wasp sting, cuts and bruises. Chamomile tea is also a great sleep inducer so you can use it in case of insomnia.
3. Frankincense Oil
This essential oil has been found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb, so its benefits and properties date back a long, long time ago. Frankincense is used for treating acne, warts, scar tissue, cysts and insect bites, since it’s a great disinfectant. It’s also known for its benefits in alleviating stress and migraines. Use some frankincense oil to repel flies and mosquitoes.
2. Grapefruit Oil
One of the most used essential oils with amazing benefits is grapefruit oil. Use it for oily skin and hair, cellulite, acne or as an underarm deodorant.
1. Oregano Oil
Oregano essential oil is a great anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and is super famous for its antiseptic properties. Use it to treat athlete’s foot, arthritis pain, cysts, bruises, Candida or herpes.
We hope you found our list of essential oils with amazing properties very useful and informative. Until next time, stay healthy and enjoy life.