my top 8 essential oils

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Did you know there are nearly 100 essential oils? Some are pretty common like lavender and lemon. Others are more obscure like cardamom and helichrysum. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s also important to consider the quality of the oils you choose, as they are not all created equal. I use and recommend doTERRA oils. They are therapeutic-grade and pure; that makes them far more effective.

Now I know what you’re thinking…nearly 100?! Where do I even start? I’m going to tell you about my eight favorites and their uses to give you a starting point (in alphabetic order):

Cedarwood

  • Relaxes the mind and body, easing aches & pains, anxiety, restlessness, and more
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes clear, healthy skin
  • Repels insects
  • Used in my recipes: flea/tick repellent collar, bug spray

Frankincense

  • Clears the mind and allows for better focus
  • Is anti-inflammatory, making it great for headaches, arthritis, sore muscles, sore joints, and more
  • Used in my recipes: pain relief roller, soothing muscle cream

Geranium

  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Repels bugs, making it great for homemade bug spray and flea/tick collars for the dogs (recipes coming soon!)
  • Used in my recipes: flea/tick repellent collar

Lavender

Lemon

Melaleuca (tea tree)

  • Clears blemishes like acne and blackheads
  • Is anti-bacterial
  • Soothes minor skin irritations from things like scrapes, rashes, burns (including sun burn), and skin allergies
  • Used in my recipes: butt balm, face wash, lotion

Peppermint

  • Eases cough, congestion, and sore throat
  • Soothes upset stomach, including diarrhea, morning sickness, and indigestion
  • Reduces aches & pains like headaches and muscle & joint soreness
  • Used in my recipes: deodorizing spray for dogs, pain relief roller, flea/tick repellent collar, bug spray

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