Essential oils aren’t a cure-all for life’s ills, but they are definitely an improve-things-substantially remedy that can benefit you in a variety of different ways. A decent selection of essential oils can give your home, and your life, access to a wide range of benefits– but let’s be honest: essential oils can be confusing.
After all, there are literally of thousands of different essential oils. These range wildly in fragrance, price, purported benefits, availability, and plenty of other variants. So, if you’ve been tempted to treat yourself to a diffuser from the likes of AromaTech and give essential oils a try, here are the five essential essential oils you’ll want to keep at home…
Tea Tree Oil
Is there nothing that tea tree oil can’t do?
Well, there’s plenty that tea tree oil can’t do in fairness, but there’s no doubt that this multi-purpose oil is a great purchase for use in both beauty and lifestyle applications. Tea tree is most commonly used in skincare due to its antibacterial properties; people swear it works a treat on acne.
You can also use tea tree oil in homemade cleaners; there’s a great recipe here if you want to give this a try.
Lavender is a wonderfully relaxing oil that also contains antibacterial properties, allowing you to take good care of both your body and mind. Diffuse it to experience the aromatherapy benefits, or apply to skin (diluted in a carrier oil, of course) to help ease conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
However, it’s important to avoid applying lavender onto broken skin, as this can be extremely painful. Dilute and use sparingly for the best results!
Eucalyptus’ main claim to fame is its ability to help heal nasal congestion; dilute a few drops in hot water and then inhale the steam to help clear a blocked nose. However, it’s not just your nasal passages that will love eucalyptus– your home will too. Eucalyptus can be used in homemade multipurpose cleaners, or even added to your laundry to help kill dust mites.
Rosemary might be a herb you more associate with cooking than as an oil, but there’s no doubt of the power of this member of the mint family. Rosemary is particularly useful when applied to skin; though you always need to dilute it with a carrier oil. It also has the same, though not quite as potent, relaxing properties as lavender– so it’s great to help with stress without inducing a feeling of tiredness.
Many people have also found that adding a couple of drops of rosemary essential oil to their shampoo helps to stimulate hair growth, so if your locks are in need of a boost, it may be worth giving this a try.
Almost all essential oils have a variety of different purposes that can benefit your life in a number of ways. The above four are a great way to start a collection, so why not give them a try and see how they can improve life for you?