10 Essential Oils to Have on Hand ImageEssential oils have so many healing benefits, why wouldn’t you want to stock your medicine cabinet with them? Listed below are ten essential oils to have on hand and why.

The oils will be used differently, so it’s important to learn their best application prior to use. You can do so here: How to Use Essential Oils.

  1. LavenderLavender essential oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, pain-relieving, and more. It can be used to heal cuts, bites, and other wounds. It also acts as a relaxant and sleep aid.
  2. Chamomile – Not only is chamomile anti-inflammatory, it also has powerful relaxing effects. Treat anxiety and nervousness and calm hyper children with this oil.
  3. Lemon – With powerful anti-bacterial anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and anti-septic properties, this oil is great for cleansing the body and treating wounds and infections.
  4. Peppermint – Known to ease stomach troubles such as nausea and motion sickness, peppermint essential oil can also be used to treat heartburn. It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-carcinogenic properties.
  5. Eucalyptus – This oil has a range of effects. Use it to treat cuts and scrapes, soothe stomach pains and migraines, and fight coughs and colds.
  6. Rosemary – Treat muscles pains and aid muscle relaxation by using this oil in aromatherapy massage.
  7. Sandalwood – Pacify and heal a sore throat with this soothing oil.
  8. Ginger – This oil is normally used to treat nausea. It also acts as a potent digestive aid.
  9. Tea Tree – Tea tree oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-septic properties. It is commonly used to treat infections, cuts, and scrapes.
  10. Frankincense – Calm anxious emotions and slow breathing with this oil. Try it with aromatherapy massage to treat respiratory infections.
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Sources:

“Ten Must Have Basic Essential Oils” from your-aromatherapy-guide.com

“My Top Ten Essential Oils” from deeprootsathome.com

http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/health_and_beauty/786191/top_10essential_oils.html

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/essential-oil-kit.html

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