Are you ready for some hippy-shit? Heck yes you are! Essential oils can be used to ease many ailments, either applied or inhaled, they can work wonders. This a condensed list, however the ones I find most useful in my day to day. For a great room or face spray, invest in a small glass spray bottle, fill with filtered water, and add a few drops of essential oil. Great for your purse!
Tea Tree can help with colds, sinusitis, viral infections, combat acne, oily skin, head lice, dandruff, yeast infections (ask me about my monthly zen garden!) and nail fungus
Eucalyptus has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections. It has also been used to combat the effects of colds and flu, and there is a history of its application to sore muscles and joints. Try it in your oil diffuser for the best results
Lavender is used almost exclusively for scent. It is also reputed to have applications with colds and head congestion, as well as a relaxation aid in people and pets. Try putting a few drops of lavender oil in with your pet’s laundry (blankets, etc.) as it can help ease anxiety. You can even put it on your own pillow, to aid in a good night’s sleep!
Peppermint is widely credited with being a digestive aid. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. It also helps with headaches! Put a drop on each temple (as far away from eyes as possible), as well as on the back of the neck. Massage in.
Lemon is a zesty citrus delight. This wonderful fresh, light lemon scent is a must have! Put a couple of drops on your wrists for a stress-relieved day. This is a great choice for a face spray as well!
Basil is praised in Ayurvedic medicine. Traditionally, it has been used to relieve muscular aches and pains, colds and flu, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, mental fatigue, anxiety and depression.
Cinnamon Cassia is best used on a warm compress or massaged directly into the skin. A few drops go a long way, and have been known to ease muscle and joint soreness.
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