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ESSENTIAL OILS

By December 17, 2020 April 1st, 2021 No Comments

Essential oil precautions

Although essential oils are usually safe for daily use, there are precautions you should adhere to. Test for allergies first, before using any oil. Simply dab a bit on the inside of your wrist and wait for any reaction. Additionally, avoid putting essential oils in your eyes. That means when using essential oils under your eyes, stay away from the lash area. Always use a carrier oil when applying essential oil to the skin. Never use undiluted essential oils on your skin, as they may cause irritation. And of course, if you are pregnant or nursing, avoid using essential oils.

 

BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SKIN

Calming – Lavender + Roman Chamomile

Clear Skin – Frankincense + Lavender + Melaleuca

Citrus Bliss – Wild orange + Lemon + Lime

Gentle – Ylang ylang + Geranium + Fennel

Oily – Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium

Dry – Myrrh, Frankincense, Peppermint

 

BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HAIR

Rosemary – Rosemary essential oil is the top oil for hair growth and thickness. It helps to treat dry hair, as well as overly oily hair and can help prevent split ends.

LavenderStudies have shown that lavender produces more hair follicles to help thicken and strengthen hair.  Lavender has a beautiful floral scent that can promote calmness and reduce stress; stress can be the biggest reason for hair loss.

Peppermint– This essential oil is known for the cooling effect it has on the skin when used topically and for its refreshing minty scent.  Peppermint is also great for the hair as it promotes hair growth and thickness.

Sandalwood – Sandalwood s nourishing to the hair and can stimulate hair growth, help against dandruff, and promote a healthy scalp.

Bergamot– Bergamot has been very successful at promoting hair growth when massaged into the scalp.  With cleansing and purifying properties, it is also effective at keeping the scalp healthy.

Lemongrass – This essential oil has a citrusy yet woodsy smell making it a perfect scent for men or women.  I make a beard oil with lemongrass that my husband loves, and he is pretty picky about having products with manly smells! Lemongrass is great for the hair and can help to strengthen and thicken.

Clary Sage – Adding clary sage to the conditioner will help with hair growth by strengthening the hair and preventing split ends.

Wild Orange – refreshing and uplifting aroma of wild orange.  Wild orange is amazing for supporting the mood, the immune system, and can benefit the hair.

Melaleuca – Melaleuca promotes a healthy, clean-looking scalp. It can be used to help with a dry, itchy scalp and protect against lice.

Roman Chamomile – Roman chamomile is a delicate essential oil that is sensitive enough to use on young children.  It can help to soften the hair while adding shine.  I love using this oil on my kid’s hair.

Ylang Ylang – The floral smell of ylang ylang can make a perfect addition to your detangler.  It has many benefits for the hair and smells lovely paired with lavender.

Rosemary – Rosemary essential oil is the top oil for hair growth and thickness. It helps to treat dry hair as well as overly oily hair and can help prevent split ends.

Juniper Berry – The fruity scent of juniper berry is perfect for a kids detangler spray.  Some of its benefits include helping with oily hair and strengthening brittle strands.

Lemon – Great for greasy hair and hair growth lemon is another good one to add to this spray.  Lemon helps stimulate circulation in the scalp for increased hair growth.

Nettle – This oil protects against hair loss and promotes hair to grow and thicken

Jojoba Often used as a natural remedy for dandruff due to it’s moisturizing properties. Prevents hair loss

 

BEST OILS FOR ITCHING

Basil – This oil is amazing at relieving itch! If you only have basil, mix it with a little coconut oil and apply it to the bug bite and you will see how well it helps to stop the itch.

Peppermint– All bugs seem to hate peppermint, which makes it great for bug repellent, plus it is very soothing for the skin, making it great for relieving bug bite itch.

Tea Tree– Also known as melaleuca, this oil is great for all skin irritations.

Roman Chamomile– This oil is gentle enough for sensitive skin and wonderful to cool and soothe skin.

Bergamont– Be careful using this one during the summertime, as it is photosensitive. Do not use on skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight.)

Eucalyptus– Similar to peppermint, this oil helps to cool and soothe the skin from irritations.

 

BEST OILS FOR LAUNDRY

Lavender – Lavender is a very calming, relaxing essential oil, with a lovely floral smell. This one is my favorite for laundry soap.

Wild Orange – Invigorating, uplifting, and cleansing; wild orange is perfect for your laundry soap.  It adds a fresh scent to your clean clothes.

Melalueca – Melaleuca is a purifying and cleansing essential oil.  If you ever forgot to put wet laundry straight in the dryer when it is done, add 2-3 drops to the wet clothes and add to the dryer.

Peppermint – If you like a fresh, minty scent, then this will be your oil.  Peppermint makes a wonderful scent for your homemade laundry soap.

Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus is a great oil to add to your laundry soap during times of sickness.  The oil will freshen clothes and kill germs.

Lemongrass – This citrus oil has an earthy smell and makes a great scent, especially for men.

Roman Chamomile – Another calming essential oil and great for kids.  Roman chamomile adds a beautiful floral scent.

Cedarwood – Another one for the men in your life.  Cedarwood has a woodsy scent that most men enjoy and it has cleansing properties making it great for your soap.

Patchouli – Either you love it or hate it.  I am a patchouli lover and am obsessed with the scent.  This is another favorite of mine for laundry.

Jasmine – If you want to smell like a bed of flowers all day, then add jasmine to your laundry soap.  Jasmine is very calming and can help with stress and anxious feelings.

 

BEST OILS FOR INFECTIONS

Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-microbial oils

  • lavender
  • geranium
  • rosemary or
  • tea-tree

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