Essential Oils

Using essential oil on a daily basis brings me joy! But did you know that some oils can actually improve your health? Essential oils can also help you relax or sleep, or improve your skin or digestion — their benefits go well beyond their incredible smell. I use Majestic Pure oils and I find them to be some of the very best quality. The links below are my Amazon affilitate link just so you are aware. Thank you for taking a peek!

Never apply most oils directly to your skin, as their high concentration can cause a reaction or irritation. Instead, essential oils should be diluted with water or a carrier oil like jojoba, almond, olive, or avocado. And with a few exceptions, as noted below, do not ingest essential oils. And, always talk to your doctor about health concerns, especially if they represent sudden changes in your well-being.

Here is a list of oils I use daily:

Tea Tree: Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear.  It’s awesome because it’s great for treating skin problems like fungus and blemishes. You can dab it on acne blemishes with a cotton swab to help clear your skin, or apply it to skin fungal infections like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. I get mine here.

Peppermint: Clinical evidence suggests that peppermint oil likely can help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It may also help indigestion and prevent spasms in the GI tract caused by endoscopy or barium enema. Just mix a few drops in 8 ounces of water and drink. Peppermint purifies and stimulates the mind. It also can increase mental alertness. I get mine here.

Frankincense: There are many uses both for relaxation, such as in baths, and to help minor cuts and bug bites heal more quickly.  Frankincense promotes wellness of the mind and spirit, helping to uplift the mood while bringing calm and relaxation. Draw on inner strength, enhance deep meditation, and center the mind. This oil also supports emotional healing, helping reduce feelings of loneliness, frailty, and grief, while sharpening concentration. It can be used for depression, inflammation, immunity, and to increase spiritual awareness. I put a couple of drops in my palm and mix with my body lotion. It’s a wonderful addition to make your skin look great. I get mine here.

Oregano: You may have heard of oil of oregano as a flu fighter. This strong-tasting oil has natural antibacterial qualities, which is why many think it can help to fight colds and other sicknesses. It is taken topically, often by putting a few drops on the tongue – the taste isn’t pleasant but many people swear by it during flu season. I take it at the first sign of a cold and I can tell you it works! I take the oral capsules. I get mine here.

Lemon: Lemon oil can be used not only to detox the body but it can also help with acne. Because of its uplifting properties, the lemon essential oil is also good for increasing focus and concentration. I put 1 to 2 drops on my toothpaste every time I brush; it’s very fresh tasting! Being that lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it works as a natural remedy for many oral conditions, including oral thrush and bad breath. It can also be used to whiten your teeth naturally and prevent tooth decay. I get mine here.

Eucalyptus: The antibacterial and antimicrobial potential of eucalyptus has been harnessed for use in some mouthwash and dental preparations. In promoting dental health, eucalyptus appears to be active in fighting bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontitis. I add 5 drops to my homemade mouthwash recipe. This is a great oil to have on hand if you get frequent colds or suffer from allergies that affect your breathing and make you congested. Eucalyptus can be used to relieve sore muscles and help clear sinuses. It also has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system. Use it in a vaporizer to loosen up a congested chest or apply it diluted to the inside of your nose to relieve nasal congestion. It has a strong woody and sweet scent. Never ingest it or use it on your skin undiluted, as it can be irritating. I get mine here.