When first delving into the world of natural essential oils, it can be a bit intimidating. What do you start your collection with? What is useful? Having a good base is a great start, and 5 essential oils essential for every beginner are:
- Lavender Oil – Lavender essential oil is one of those oils that seem to have a use in nearly every situation. For sleep, lavender oil applied topically, dropped onto a pillow, or used in laundry washing can help you to relax enough to fall asleep, and stay asleep longer. Additionally, bugs hate the sweet smell of lavender and a small amount of oil applied topically can help to keep bugs of all kinds from bugging you. From cleaning to skincare, this is an oil you’ll reach for all the time.
- Tea Tree Oil – For acne sufferers, or former acne sufferers, tea tree oil is a miracle oil. The naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial oil not only does its job against acne-causing bacteria, but it also helps to lighten acne scarring and post-acne marks. Tea tree oil isn’t only good for the skin, and it also makes a powerful natural cleaner for the home.
- Ginger Oil – Ginger oil may be best known for relieving digestive ailments, but that’s not the only thing it’s good for. Ginger oil is naturally antiseptic and is often used in treating wounds and infections, while also making the wound feel better with natural anti-inflammatory properties. For pregnant women, ginger oil may even be used in a diffuser after the first trimester to relieve nausea symptoms.
- Mint Oil – Peppermint oil is another oil, like lavender and ginger, that you’re going to find a use for in just about every area of life. For stomach ailments and digestive problems, the mint essential oil can help to ease symptoms, and it packs a double benefit punch if the stomach discomfort comes along with a cold or flu. When diffused, mint oil can help to relieve sinus symptoms while soothing a sore or scratchy throat. In cleaning, mint essential oil not only smells great, it also naturally kills bacteria. Feeling sore after a workout? Mint essential oil can help to ease muscle aches and pains.
- Patchouli Oil – Patchouli oil is a powerful bug repellant, an antiseptic wound care staple, a mood lifter, a pain reliever, and so much more. For those with past acne scarring, patchouli oil can even help to speed up healing and cell regeneration, eliminating those stubborn dark marks. With a naturally sweet and spicy aroma, paired with its antiseptic properties, cleaning with patchouli oil will leave your home sparkling clean and smelling incredible.
A solid base of must-have essential oils helps anyone to begin their journey of appreciating the power of nature in personal care.