Essential Oils + What You Need To Know
I’m still new to essential oils (there’s so much information out there!) but I’ve accumulated a few favorites in the past year so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you today.
I started getting into essential oils last year because I wanted a natural remedy for bug bites, burns, congestion, and simply to enjoy the aromatherapy aspect of it. After much research, I decided to start with lavender and peppermint, probably 2 of the most popular oils. Just a word of caution, you need to know that some essential oils should not be used undiluted and applied directly to the skin but rather diluted with some sort of carrier oil. For example, peppermint and cinnamon are oils that should be diluted, otherwise, it can irritate or even burn sensitive skin! Just sayin’, do your research since there are so many different oils out there but don’t be afraid!
With that said, here are the oils that I end up using frequently and repurchasing.
My favorite oils for diffusing are peppermint and lavender. Peppermint works wonders when I’m feeling congested. It has a cooling and calming effect. If you’re prone to nausea, you can also place a few drops of peppermint on a small towel or fabric, and inhale.
Lavender is calming as well and I diffuse it at bedtime. I use 4-5 drops of lavender and peppermint in this diffuser.
Immune Strength is a good one to diffuse now that winter is on its way. My kids actually ask for it when they start to feel sick! It’s a life saver in the cold winter months when we’re all coming down with something or other.
Frankincense, known as the “King of Oils”, is quite expensive and has great benefits when applied topically (to the face and hands, for example) as well as when diffused. I mix mine with a night serum and apply it as a facial product. I’ve heard it helps with dry hands as well. I’ll have to try that this winter when my hands become dry.
So there you go, my 6 starter oil suggestions.
Am I missing out on any other essential oils?
As always, thanks so much for reading!