We have put together a listing of essential oil products that we believe is a good starting point for your home Essential Oil collection. These nine versatile and useful essential oils are really great to have in the average home and are chosen for their therapeutic properties along with their ability to deal with a wide range of health complaints.
If applied to the skin undiluted, essential oils and other concentrated aromatics can cause severe irritation or reactions in some individuals. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application. The term carrier oil comes from their purpose in carrying the essential oil onto the skin. Each carrier oil offers a different combination of therapeutic properties and characteristics. The final choice of your carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.
Fractionated Coconut Oil & Organic Rose Water have been added to our kit as good basic carriers of the essential oils. There are over 20+ carriers that we can use, but these 2 can go a long way.
Below you will find our recommended starter essential oils with some of their therapeutic uses.
Therapeutic Uses for Clove: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache. Clove essential oil has long been used in treatments related to dental care, like toothaches and cavities, as well as for infections, skin care, stress, headaches, respiratory problems, earaches, indigestion, nausea, blood circulation issues, blood purification, diabetes, immune system weakness, premature ejaculation, cholera, and sties. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Therapeutic Uses for Eucalyptus: Arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis. It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pain, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.
Therapeutic Uses for Geranium: Acne, cellulites, dull skin, lice, menopause, oily skin. It is employed to induce tightening of the gums, muscles, skin and blood vessels and in stopping hemorrhage, scar healing, promotion of cell growth, and increased urination. It is also used to stop body odor, tone up the body, and kill intestinal parasites and worms.
Therapeutic Uses for Lavender: Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete’s foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, itching, labor pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough. This oil is beneficial for treatment of issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health.
Therapeutic Uses for Lemon: Athlete’s foot, chilblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, and warts. This oil protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Therapeutic Uses for Peppermint: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo. It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, as a way to induce numbness, protect against sepsis, reduce milk flow and discharge, relax spasm, strengthen gums, stop hair loss, and lifts skin. Also, it induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, removes gas, is good for brain and memory health, and promotes bile discharge, clears congestion and eases breathing. Furthermore, peppermint essential oil relieves obstructed menstruation, expels phlegm & catarrh, reduces fever, and is good for the liver, nerves, and stomach, while promoting perspiration and slight contraction of the blood vessels. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Therapeutic Uses for Rosemary: Aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism. It is very useful in terms of hair care, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders, depression, pain, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems, bronchial asthma, indigestion, and flatulence. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Therapeutic Uses for Tea Tree: Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough. This oil is often used to inhibit bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, promoting absorption of nutrients, speeding up the healing rate of scars and after marks. Finally, it can cure coughs and colds, and it stimulates systemic functions and appropriate discharges.
Therapeutic Uses for Thyme: Arthritis, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flu, insect bites, laryngitis, lice, and muscle aches, oily skin, poor circulation, scabies, sore throat. It can be employed to eliminate spasms, give relief from rheumatism by removing toxins, protect wounds from becoming septic, and it kills bacteria. Thyme essential oil helps to cure chest infections, coughs and colds, is good for heart health, gives relief from excess gas, heals scars and after marks, increases urination, regulates menstrual cycles, and cures coughs and colds.
As the name implies, Fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This saturation gives it a very, very long shelf life and greatly increased stability. It is used due to its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. In addition, fractionating raises the comparative concentration of Capric acid and Caprylic acid, thus giving it more of antioxidant and disinfecting effect.
Rose water is basically a by-product of rose oil through distillation of pure fresh rose petals. To make even a little of this oil, a large number of rose petals are used hence making this delicate extraction very expensive. Generally rose essence, that is rose water and rose oil, is used in various therapeutic preparations especially facial or skin treatment. Pure natural rose water is 100% free from artificial ingredients and perfumes and is used as a facial cleanser. It also prevents aging by reducing wrinkles and tightening skin pores. Dry skin can be hydrated by using rose water as a moisturizer. Rose water cleanses the skin, removing dirt, oil and other pollutants from deep inside the skin pores. Amazingly, it can be used on any skin type without causing much irritation.
The nine most versatile and useful essential oils for the average home. These oils are chosen for their therapeutic properties and their ability to deal with a wide range of heath complaints.
Fractionated Coconut Oil & Rose Water have been added to this list as good carriers of the essential oils.
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