Essential oils are more than just nice scents. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, boost energy, reclaim your natural radiance or ditch negativity, these powerful plant extracts can help you achieve all that.
With all these benefits, you’d do well to incorporate essential oils into your daily life. Here are 4 essential oils that you should always have at home.
Transform your home or office into your personal aromatherapy oasis by diffusing 5 drops of lemon essential oil with distilled water. This is especially beneficial after a long, stressful day at work. It will fill the air with a spa-like scent. Plus, it has the ability to calm, soothe and relax the mind and body.
Lemon is a natural, purifying oil that is often used to freshen the air. Its light, clean scent will leave the house smelling clean and fresh without the harsh chemicals.
Lemon oil is also a powerhouse in homemade cleaning products. Just add 10 drops of lemon oil to your cleaning products and use it to clean the floor, deodorize the fridge, use it as a wood and silver polisher, clean moldy shower or disinfect your countertops.
Peppermint oil is often used to soothe digestive issues. It can either be taken orally or used topically. Many of you have probably taken peppermint tea to alleviate an upset stomach or nausea. Peppermint oil can also relieve sore muscles and stomach cramps when used topically. Just get a few drops of oil and massage it on the affected area.
Tea tree oil is one of the most useful and beneficial oils to have on hand. It is known for its antiseptic properties and its ability to treat wounds. Using a cotton swab, dap a drop of tea tree oil and apply it directly on the wound. This will sting, but it will make the wound heal faster.
For those who have acne-prone skin, tea tree oil can help. Just combine a few drops of tea tree oil with 30 to 40 drops of witch hazel and apply it using a cotton swab. Studies suggest that this solution works as well as benzoyl peroxide, but without the negative side effects like red, dried peeling skin.