Welcome to wellness! I can’t help but get giddy inside when someone decides to try essential oils for the first time. I think it’s because most often people go into it full of doubt and then are pleasantly surprised when they discover that they actually work. Or maybe you’re already using essential oils, but you’re wondering which oils I am likely to use every day. Either way, welcome! I’m excited to share with you.
Essential oils are a gift. It’s nature’s way of providing us with a natural resource for wellness and support. I’m a firm believer that we should use these resources as our first alternative. In my mind “Nature’s way will always be the best way.”
When you make the decision to incorporate essential oils into your daily life, you are choosing to put yourself and your family first and that my friend, is a wonderful thing. Essential oils can and will elevate your spiritual life; you’ll be more in tune with your body, in touch with your emotions and have tools at your disposal to combat the stresses of life.
Essential oils have an immediate impact on your environment and those around you; it truly is remarkable. If you’re ready to get started on the path to essential oils or simply looking for more information here are my best picks for essential oils for everyday wellness:
Lavender Essential Oil
The most popular of all the oils, Lavender should be first on everyone’s list. It is the most versatile, highly effective yet it’s gentle enough for the most sensitive of users. True Lavender oil (not the knock-off fragrant oils you find in department stores) has a wonderfully fresh and floral scent and is widely used for relaxation and sleep. Lavender essential oil is the perfect addition to your bedtime routine and will help you to get a great night’s sleep so you feel rested and ready to take on the day.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca)
With its strong invigorating scent, Tea Tree essential oil is highly effective for boosting immunity. It promotes a healthy immune system while acting as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. I like to think of Tea Tree as my ‘feel better’ oil. It supports wellness and is often added to household cleaners to disinfect and rid surfaces of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A must-have during the winter months and changing of the seasons, Tea Tree essential oil will support your total body wellness and keep you performing at your very best.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
A treat to the senses, Grapefruit essential oil encourages a joyful spirit. It will put a smile on your face while boosting your mood and fighting mental fatigue. The fresh, citrusy aroma of Grapefruit essential oil is well-loved and will purify the air in any room. It stimulates mental function, keeping your brain sharp with a razor-like focus. I love that Grapefruit regulates mood while encouraging a cheerful environment. It’s a fun favorite of mine from the citrus collection of essential oils.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is most commonly known for enhancing our spiritual connection. It’s an earthy, grounding and empowering essential oil that can elevate your mediation and prayer experience. Frankincense is a wonderful choice for those times when you need to take a little quiet time to collect your thoughts. An important essential oil to keep on hand, Frankincense can quell high emotions, regulate mood and clear your mind. This luxurious essential oil is highly recommended for skin care and leaves behind beautiful, radiant and youthful skin. Without a doubt, this is one of the best essential oils to use for everyday wellness and my recommendation for when you’re ready to treat yourself.
Clove Bud Essential Oil
With its warm, earthy scent Clove Bud essential oil is my secret weapon for fighting fatigue. Clove Bud has an uplifting effect that stimulates the brain and gives a powerful boost of long-lasting energy. It has a strong aroma that is commonly used in perfumery and blends well with citrus essential oils for added benefits. If you tend to slump in the afternoon or just have trouble getting motivated in the morning, Clove Bud essential oil will give you a perky pep in your step.
Rosemary Essential Oil
With its herbaceous and slightly woody scent, Rosemary essential oil is recognized as an essential oil to improve memory. Diffusing energizing Rosemary oil may help reduce mental and emotional exhaustion while stimulating focus and improving mental clarity. Rosemary oil also makes a great hair tonic and can be added to shampoo. Try it first thing in the morning for a little wake-up call. It blends well with Lemon, Peppermint, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.
Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
One of the pricier essential oils, I find Helichrysum Italicum invaluable for many reasons. The slightly fruity oil is a great addition to your daily skincare routine. Blend Helichrysum Italicum with lavender to create a soothing after-sun moisturizer. And for your First Aid kit, Helichrysum Italicum soothes bruises, helps stop minor bleeding, and aids in healing.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil has a strong minty, cool, invigorating, aroma, soothing to muscles and refreshing to the senses. Peppermint oils is great for diffusing or spritzing throughout a room to help purify the air. Add it to natural cleaners, and use it to deter insects and rodents from your home. Peppermint Essential Oil also may alleviate mental fatigue and boost energy and alertness.
Having a supply on hand of essential oils suited for everyday life can change your perspective, your outlook and encourage you to live a life focused on mood and wellness. We all experience moments where we are under the weather, lacking energy, need a boost in mood or a great night’s sleep. Essential oils become your new best friend and offer you the reliable comfort and support your body needs for optimum wellness.
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Never use essential oils undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not ingest unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep essential oils away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.