The Big 3- Essential Oils
There are 3 essential oils that are considered to be the most frequently used. They are also the easiest to use. These oils are: lemon, lavender, and peppermint. A major part of the reason why these are often considered the beginner oils is the diverse ways in which they can be used. Each of these oils have more uses than I imagined when first learning about essential oils.
This amazing essential oil is both an invigorating and cleansing oil, it is a good oil to smell after a long day for an energy boost. Lemon oil can be used in a diffuser, taken internally, and applied externally. It can also clean up around the house! I enjoy adding a few drops to my water every day to eliminate the toxins in my liver and kidneys, and it tastes great!
Lavender oil is a calming oil, it can be used for sleep issues and allergies. I often diffuse it in my home around bedtime if I am not feeling as sleepy as I should. When my husband is around a dog he gets terrible allergies, so he puts a couple drops in his hands and breathes it in deeply to help relieve his symptoms. Applying a drop to a mosquito bite, relieves the itch! There are so many uses for lavender oil!
Peppermint oil is an amazing help with muscle tension and headaches. I am prone to get headaches, and when I do, peppermint is my best friend. I dilute it with coconut oil and rub it on my temples. If I had not researched the science behind how it works, I would swear it to be witchcraft! Peppermint can also help with sinus issues, and many other great remedies!
Essential oils can assist with a variety of ailments. But remember to research each oil as you use it in a new way, because no oil is a blanket “cure all” and some can even be hazardous if used incorrectly. These oils are just the tip of the iceberg. There are MANY oils, that can be used along, or combined with others. They can truly bring relief and aid to your life. Essential oils are a big part of my everyday life and I hope I gave you a new idea for yours.