Essential Oils for Everyday Living: 4 Essential Oils for Your Health and Wellness Kit –
I could suggest many different essential oils you should have in your health and wellness toolbox, but I thought I would start with 4 lesser known Essential Oils today. I believe each of these oils are vital when you’re creating an essential oil wellness kit.
Here Are 4 Go-To Oils for Your Health and Wellness Kit:
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil:
It is known to be much milder than Eucalyptus Globulous because of its softer odor. Eucalyptus Radiata is considered the most therapeutic of all three varieties of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Eucalyptus Radiata is preferred by aromatherapist for its milder tones especially when treating younger children and the elderly.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil:
It has a wide range of therapeutic properties. It is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-infectious making it extremely useful for all types of infection. When vaporized, its decongestant abilities help to clear sinuses, stuffy noses while soothing coughs.
Blends Well With:
Cedar Atlas, Chamomile-German, Chamomile-Roman, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, and Thyme.
Additional Ways to Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil:
- Turn your shower into a spa by putting 6–12 drops of Eucalyptus oil on a warm, damp washcloth and placing it in the shower just out of direct contact with the water before showering. It will create cooling, Eucalyptus-infused steam.
- Add a couple drops to Ortho Ease Massage Oil and massage it into your feet to soothe tired feet and muscles.
- Diffuse it in your home or work space for a stimulating and rejuvenating environment.
- Create a room refresher spray with Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil to combat stale odors and prevent germs from spreading.
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
It is also known as Melaleuca, well-known for its potent antiseptic properties, anti-fungal and its ability to treat wounds. Tea tree essential oil, the volatile essential oil is derived primarily from the Australian native plant Melaleuca and has been widely used in Australia for a 100 plus years.
Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Tea Tree Essential Oil can combat head lice, boosts the immune system, may ease inflammation, help to boost absorption of nutrients, eases contact dermatitis which is form of eczema caused by contact with an irritant or allergen, may help treat certain viruses, but research is limited in this area.
Blends Well With:
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile German, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang-Ylang.
Additional Ways to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil:
- Add to water in a small spritz bottle to refresh linens and towels.
- Diffuse to combat stale or offensive odors in the home.
- Combine with citrus scents such as Lemon or Lemongrass to create a natural deodorant.
- Use Tea Tree’s cleansing properties for homemade soaps and moisturizers.
- Apply to skin as part of your nighttime routine.
- Comb through hair for added shine and freshness.
Ginger Essential Oil:
It is said to of originated from India and China. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice. Ginger has been used as medicine for centuries and can be found in ancient Sanskrit and Chinese text. It is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians.
Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil:
Ginger Essential Oil is grounding, eases bloating and gas, gives your libido a boost, may ease inflammation, natural antiseptic, ease digestion, enhances appetite, improves the circulation of the scalp and so much more.
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang.
Additional Ways to Use Ginger Essential Oil:
- Ginger is an excellent antioxidant.
- May ease anxiety.
- Offers relief from menstrual pain.
- Great for improving liver health.
- Diffuse for sinus relief.
Oregano Essential Oil:
It has been used for over two thousand years. It was originally discovered in the Mediterranean, where it was used as a topical anti-bacterial for the skin and wounds. Oregano grows wild in high altitude mountainous areas, this how it got its name, or ‘joy of the mountains.’ There are over 40 different species available in the marketplace so it’s important to know that therapeutic benefits of oregano oil are not present in many grocery store varieties and should only be purchased from a reputable source to ensure you are receiving all its therapeutic benefits.
Benefits of Oregano Essential Oil:
Oregano Essential Oil can ease the common cold, boost the immune system, respiratory support, may help lower cholesterol, a powerful antioxidant, may have anti-inflammatory properties, supports gut health and so much more.
Additional Ways to Use Oregano Essential Oil:
- Steam inhalation: Add 6 to 8 drops of oregano oil to a bowl of very hot water, place a towel over your head and breathe in the strong vapors for 10-15 minutes. The hot steam helps to loosen mucus, opens congested airways, and eases nasal inflammation to help to soothe and minimize allergy symptoms.
- Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of fractionated coconut oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of the arm and apply to the desired area as needed. A wonderful way to ease muscle fatigue and inflammation.
- Bad Breath Killer: you can make a homemade mouthwash with oregano oil, it serves as a natural way to kill bad breath and ease gingivitis. Add 2 cups of distilled water to a BPA free dark plastic bottle, add 4 drops of oregano essential oil and 4 drops of peppermint essential oil shake well.
These are just a few essential oils I would highly recommend you keep in your health and wellness toolbox.
What are some of your go-to essential oils when you’re feeling under the weather? Please share them with us in the comments section below!