7 more Essential Oils for your home

Once you get hooked on the amazing power of essential oils, you start discovering all the ways you can use them for your home and family.  From cleaning to cooking to beauty, for your children and for your pets, for the physical and the emotional, essential oils are great for a myriad of uses.

If you started with the first 5 oils I recommended, you might be ready to expand your repertoire with these 7 oils I recommend next:

  1. Oregano
  2. Clove
  3. Eucalyptus
  4. Clary Sage
  5. Rosemary
  6. Sandalwood
  7. Chamomile

Oregano essential oil is a powerhouse that helps support healthy respiratory function, healthy digestion, and maintain a healthy immune system. With its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, and antiseptic properties, Oregano essential oil is as great to use around the house as it is on the body. Always dilute Oregano oil with a carrier oil before using topically. Oregano offers powerful antioxidants. Try adding a drop in place of one tablespoon ground oregano to your favorite Italian dishes. Diluted in water, it makes a fantastic anti-bacterial spray for counter tops and high-traffic areas in your house, and you can use the undiluted oil around your bed to repel bed bugs, mites, lice, and fleas. The undiluted oil can cause skin irritation, so wear gloves if you’re going to use it full strength for home cleaning purposes.

Clove essential oil has long been known for its soothing effect in oral health. Place one drop of clove oil in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect. Clove oil helps to clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath. Add one drop of clove to your toothbrush before applying toothpaste, or make your own toothpaste with baking soda and essential oils. Use clove oil diluted on gums for a soothing effect. In addition to its oral health benefits, clove oil has many healthful properties for the rest of the body. Clove oil can also help support cardiovascular health. It’s also great for minor wounds, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites. Use it to sooth minor itching from sweaty feet or prickly heat. Clove essential oil also contains powerful antioxidant properties. During the fall and winter season, diffuse three drops clove, two drops cinnamon, and one drop Wild Orange for an invigorating scent. And it is a natural insect repellent.

Eucalptus, with its distinctive invigorating scent, is well known for its power to open respiratory passages. It has been used for generations to promote clear breathing, open airways and clear mucous. Eucalyptus comes from Australia and has been used by the Aborigines for its potent antibacterial, antispasmodic, and antiviral properties. As a detoxifying antiseptic, Eucalyptus boosts your respiratory and immune system as well as circulatory, digestive, muscular, joint, urogenital systems. As an anti-inflammatory, it is helpful in soothing aches and pains throughout the body. Its antiseptic properties help to relieve pain, itchiness, and swelling from bug bites and stings, as well as serving as an effective insect repellent. In addition to its physical effects, Eucalyptus can have both uplifting and soothing effects on your emotions. It can help lessen feelings of tension and promote feelings of relaxation. Mentally invigorating and stimulating, it increases alertness and gives you a greater ability to concentrate. One or two drops placed in your hands and inhaled deeply help to clear the mind. Try placing a few drops in your morning shower to invigorate and promote vitality.

Clary sage is great to help regulate and balance your emotions. It’s often used to clear the mind, destress, and treat insomnia thanks to its relaxing and soothing characteristics. Clary Sage is useful in lifting your mood and destressing. Diffuse and use diluted as a massage for soothing your body and managing mood around the menstrual cycle. Try applying one or two drops to pulse points or the bottom of your feet. Clary Sage is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, and deodorant. It can be used along with clove in oral health. It is useful in counteracting hair loss and a number of skin conditions, including dry or oily skin and occasional imperfections. Try adding three or four drops to your shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp.

Rosemary has been used for centuries to improve everything from memory and brain function to relieving common aches and pains and even stimulating hair  growth. Rosemary supports healthy respiratory function, normal cardiovascular function, and healthy digestion. Rosemary can be taken internally to support healthy internal organ function. Try adding one to two drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrees. It can be used to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue and while studying to maintain concentration.

Sandalwood is a luxurious essential oil that has many beneficial effects on mood as well as for beautification of skin and hair. Sandalwood promotes healthy-looking smooth skin and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections. In addition to the emotional and beautifying benefits of Sandalwood, it has numerous benefits for the physical body. It is helpful to soothe minor sore throats, and helps relieve coughing, nasal congestion, and minor respiratory discomfort, due to its antiseptic, antibacterial, and expectorant qualities. As an anti-inflammatory antispasmodic, and analgesic, Sandalwood is good for relieving aches and pains in the muscles and joints.

Chamomile is best known for its soothing qualities. It has been used since Roman times as a soothing herb. It has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body. Used topically, chamomile essential is especially helpful in soothing minor skin irritations and imperfections, and can be used on bee and wasp stings, as well as, minor cuts and bruises. In addition, Chamomile may help to support healthy immune system function, and it can be used to repel mites and fleas.

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