Many folks, when they learn about options to improve their health for the first time, become overwhelmed about the cost. This can certainly be the case with essential oils as high-quality essential oils are not cheap. The good news is it is easy to get started with essential oils because there are 3 that serve a variety of purposes in your home
. If you can only afford 3, these are the ones you should choose.
1. Peppermint Essential Oil
The primary uses for peppermint essential oil are alertness, antioxidant, asthma, autism, bacterial infection, Bell’s Palsy, brain injury, chronic fatigue, cold sores, colon polyps, congestion, constipation, cooling the body, cramps, Chrohn’s Disease, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, endurance, fainting, fever, flu, gamma radiation exposure, gastritis, halitosis, headaches, heartburn, heatstroke, hernia, herpes simplex, hives, hot flashes, Huntington’s Disease, hypothyroidism, indigestion, IBS, itching, jet lag, lactation, memory, migraines, motion sickness, MRSA, multiple sclerosis, muscle aches, muscle fatigue, myelin sheath, nausea, olfactory loss, osteoporosis, paralysis, rhinitis, scabies, sciatica, shock, sinusitis, surgical wounds, swollen eyes, tennis elbow, throat infection, thypoid, ulcer, varicose veins, and vomitting.
For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, and to relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn, and indigestion. Aromatically, it is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind and may aid with memory and mental performance. It is cooling and may help reduce fevers.
2. Lavender Essential Oil
Much like peppermint, lavender seems to be a catch-all oil. I was once stung by a wasp, and I used lavender oil to help reduce the pain and swelling.
The primary uses for lavender essential oil are abuse (healing from), agitation (calms), allergies, anxiety, appetite loss, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, bites/stings, blisters, boils, breasts (soothes), burns, calming, cancer, chicken pox, club foot, concentration, convulsions, crying, cuts, dandruff, depression, diabetic sores, diaper rash, diuretic, dysmenorrhea, exhaustion, fever, gangrene, gas, giardia, gnats and midges (repellent), grief/sorrow, hair (dry, fragile, loss), hay fever, hernia, herpes simplex, hyperactivity, impetigo, inflammation, insomnia, itching, jet lag, dry lips, mastitis, menopause, mental stress, mood swings, mosquito repellent, muscular paralysis, pain, parasympathetic nervous system stimulation, Parkinson’s Disease, phlebitis, physical stress, poison ivy/oak, post labor, postpartum depression, rashes, relaxation, rheumatoid arthritis, sedative, seizure, dry skin, sensitive skin, skin ulcers, sleep, stress, stretch marks, sunburn, tachycardia, teeth grinding, teething pain, tension, thrush, ticks, ulcers (leg), varicose ulcer, vertigo, withdrawal, worms, wounds, and wrinkles.
Lavender is a universal oil that has been traditionally known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender.
3. Lemon Essential Oil
The primary uses for lemon essential oil are air pollution, anxiety, atherosclerosis, bites/stings, blood pressure regulation, brain injury, cold sores, colds, concentration, constipation, depression, digestion, disinfectant, dry throat, dysentery, energizing, exhaustion, fever, flu, furniture polish, gout, greasy/oily hair, grief/sorrow, gum/grease removal, hangovers, heartburn, intestinal parasites, kidney stones, lymphatic cleansing, MRSA, overeating, pancreatitis, physical energy, postpartum depression, purification, relaxation, skin tones, stress, throat infection, tonsillitis, uplifting, varicose veins, and water purification.
Lemon oil has anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, and tonic properties. From an aroma perspective, it promotes health, healing, physical energy and purification, Its fragrance is invigorating, enhancing, and warming.
If you don’t already have a diffuser, you can find low-cost ones that are highly-rated on Amazon. I hope you learned something and see how it’s impossible to go wrong with these 3 oils. We use many other oils in our home, but these 3 are a stellar start for ya.
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Stewart Forscher’s Health and Fitness Blog
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.