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Essential Uses For Essential Oils

Essential Uses For Essential Oils

By Melissa Walerius

Essential Oils

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Whether you are creating a body lotion, sugar scrub, lip balm or just using a drop for perfume, essential oils can be used for many different home remedies. But there are a few things to know first…

  • Never mix more than three oils in one recipe. Some oils do not combine well due to their properties.
  • Always test on a small area before using large amounts.
  • Always read the label of the oils you buy. Some need to be diluted before use while
  • others can be used as is.
  • Children and pregnant women should stay away from essential oils due to their potency.
Basil:
Scent: Earthy, herby
Uses: Coughs, colds or bug repellent
Grapefruit:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Depression,
oily skin
Peppermint:
Scent: Minty
Uses: Exhaustion, fever, headache, sinus infections, stomach pain
Bergamot:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Depression, stress, acne
Jasmine:
Scent: Floral
Uses: Depression
Rose:
Scent: Floral
Uses: Stress
Chamomile:
Scent: Sweet, herby
Uses: Depression, stress, nausea, headaches, insomnia
Lavender:
Scent: Floral, herby
Uses: Allergies, stress, headaches, skin conditions
Spearmint:
Scent: Minty
Uses: Exhaustion, headaches, stomach pain
Citronella:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Headache, fatigue or bug repellent
Lemon:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Stress, fatigue
Tangerine:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Stress, fatigue
Eucalyptus:
Scent: Earthy
Uses: Soreness, colds
Lime:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Stress, fatigue
Vanilla:
Scent: Sweet
Uses: Stress, anxiety
Ginger:
Scent: Earthy, spicy
Uses: Stress, soreness
Mandarin:
Scent: Citrus
Uses: Stress, fatigue
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