Whether you use them to make your place smell nice, or you want to use them for medicinal reasons, essential oils can be great for your home. While there are lots of different essential oils out there that can be used in different ways, there are certain blends that every home should have. Here are some oils to keep in stock at all times.
Lavender oil is perhaps one of the most common essential oils to find around the home. While many people simply like its fragrant smell, you can use lavender oil for:
- Insomnia – a few drops on your pillow can help you sleep
- Depression and anxiety
- Period pains
- Fungal infections
- Eczema and some other skin inflammations
Because this oil is so versatile, it’s a good idea to have a small bottle in your first aid kit ready to go.
This minty, fresh oil can be used for a number of different types of ailments. One of the main reasons people use peppermint essential oils is for digestion issues, especially IBS, and it can be useful for dealing with nausea. Some people also swear by peppermint to deal with headaches.
Tea tree oil
If you need an essential oil that is useful for skin conditions and has antibacterial properties, then keep some tea tree oil at home. If you have a spot or irritated skin, then a small amount of tea tree oil can help reduce inflammation and get rid of imperfections. It can also be useful for things like cuts and grazes, so keep some in your first aid kit for if your kids have a lot of scrapes.
Another relaxing essential oil is chamomile oil, which is said to reduce anxiety. It’s often used by those who have insomnia, whether using a diffuser in the bedroom or in a bath before bedtime. Chamomile is a nice scent to have around the home when you are trying to relax.
Essential oils have endless uses around the home. Whether it’s for cleaning, first aid, or just to make the place smell good and help you relax. If you decide to try essential oils, it’s best to try some of the above popular scents first, so you can see what works for you. There are lots of ways to use them, from an oil burner, to watering them down to be used for application.