Do You Love Essential Oils As Much As I Do?

I Love Essential Oils:

Today I am going to share some of my favorite essential oils I use all the time. I love Birch for its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and analgesic properties. I have really bad arthritis and essential oils are the only thing that gives me relief without all the side effects of drugs my doctor has prescribed. I opted to try essential oils and I have loved them! They may not be right for you but I want to share with you the ways I use them. I use Birch for my arthritis and love how it soothes the pain.

PURCHASE HERE: Birch

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Birch – betula lenta

Description: Birch essential oil has been known for its unique properties, but it is extremely hard to find. Spark Naturals is excited to provide our customers with 100% pure Birch Essential Oil from Canada. Pure Birch oil contains 99% methyl salicylate, which has a cortisone-like quality as it reduces discomfort in the muscles, bones, and joints. Spark Naturals Birch Essential Oil has been tested by a third party qualified lab and our oil has been found to be some of the purest available.
This oil will be available for a limited time.

Properties: Analgesic, Anti-Spasmodic, Anti Septic & Disinfectant, Anti-Rheumatic, Anti-Arthritic, Astringent, Detoxifier, Depurative, Germicide & Insecticide, Febrifuge

Historical Uses: Used extensively in massage oils to help muscular aches and pains. It has also been used pains related to arthritis, rheumatism, cramps, and tendinitis. Birch is also used as an anti-inflammatory.

Blends Well With: Lemon, Sandalwood and Rosemary.

Birch Essential Oil Application:
Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Apply Neat)

Caution:
People with epilepsy should avoid this oil because it has a high concentration of methyl salicylate. This oil should also be avoided by during pregnancy. Test a small sample on your skin before using this oil topically. End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE: Eucalyptus

I love essentials oils like Eucalyptus because they give me relief from a stuffy nose or if I can feel a cold coming on. I use this one or Wintergreen in a diffuser if I feel I feel like I may be getting a cold or sinus infection. The fragrance reminds me of Vicks VapoRub but better! It’s a great one to use when cold and flu season rolls in. It is also a great disinfectant! I use it as an insect repellant too!

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Eucalyptus eucalyptus radiata

Description: Eucalyptus has a fresh sharp and very unique smell. It has a water type viscosity and can grow up to 300 feet tall. The tree uses a lot of water to grow and has been planted to help dry up land.

Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Sedative and Vasoconstrictor

Historical Uses: Eucalyptus has been used in everything from cough and throat medicines to ointments. This oil has a calming effect and has been known to help breathing and to open air passages.

Possible Uses:

Use aromatically to improve concentration, relieve respiratory problems and assist with hay fever and headaches. (This oil also may be diffused as an insect repellant)
Dilute and gargle to help with sore throat.
Use topically to help with muscle aches and congestion.

Blends well With: Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Thyme

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Frankincense

When I hear the word Frankincense I always think of biblical times. Frankincense and Myrrh. Anyway, it’s great to use to calm and relieve stress in your life. Apply a little to uplift your mood and sit back and read a book. It’s great for acne, and skin care. Try it you will love it!

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Frankincense boswellia frereana

Description: Frankincense comes from an oleo gum resin that originates from trees in the Middle Eastern region of the world. It calms and soothes the mind and helps alleviate anxiety.

Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Sedative and Vasoconstrictor

Historical Uses: Frankincense are most popular for being given to the baby Jesus. They have been valued for thousands of years and have been used to heal the sick and banish evil spirits.

Possible Uses:

Use aromatically to improve help with voice loss, asthma, meditation, calm the mind, treat coughs and cold.
Dilute in water or place in gelatin capsules and take internally to help with immune support.
Use topically to help with jaundice, inflammation, bronchitis, arthritis or aging skin.

Blends well With: Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Wild Orange, Lemon and Ylang Ylang Oils

Frankincense Essential Oil Application

Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT)
Can be consumed. End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Helichrysum

Helichrysum is wonderful for Rosacea, I have a daughter who swears by it. It heals her skin and leaves it beautiful and clear. I use it for burns, cuts and scrapes. It also helps with insect bites. I call it my antifungal, anti-inflammatory and astringent product.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Helichrysum: helichrysum italicum

Description: Helichrysum is one of the most sought after and expensive oils in the market. It has amazing regenerative and soothing properties along with the ability to fight free radicals. Helichrysum is a crucial part of many of the Balance Essential Oil blends.

Properties: Anti Catarrhal, Anti-Oxidant, Mulcolytic, Antiviral, Antispasmodic, Mucolytic and Anticoagulant

Historical Uses: The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability, and was used often after battles.

Possible Uses:

Due to its Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergenic properties Helichrysum is great for inflamed skin, eczema and dermatitis. Use topically for the preceding issues along with any potential bruises following injury.

Helichrysum is also amazing in fighting respiratory conditions, diffuse to help with sinus- infections, bronchitis and spasmodic coughing.

Dilute with a few ounces of liquid or use in gelatin capsules and consume to help with circulatory functions, improve hearing and stimulate liver cell function.

Blends well With: Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Clove and most Citrus Oils

Helichrysum Essential Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE: Lavender

Oh my goodness, I use lavender all the time for relaxing in a diffuser. My daughter uses it in the bathtub to relax after a long day at work. It helps relieve stress and calms you. It’s great for skin care and I use it as an emergency salve on cuts and insect bites. If you have Psoriasis you should try it because it helps soothe your skin. It’s a great disinfectant as well.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Lavender – lavandula angustofolia

Description: Lavandula angustifolia (also known as Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula vera) is known as “true lavender” and is the most important variety therapeutically. Lavender essential oil is a classic in aromatherapy and is likely the widest-used essential oil to date. Lavender also can be safely used on children.

Properties: Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antiparasitic, Anti-spasmodic, Emmenagogue, Decongestant, Antidepressant, Calmative, and Sedative.

Historical Uses: Lavender has historically been used to clean and help heal wounds and burns, to repel insects, to calm and soothe emotions, to recover from minor illness, to address skin complaints, to relieve headaches, and to wash laundry, as well as in perfumery and cooking.

Possible Uses:

-Apply to minor sunburn or acne to promote healing.
-Add to a bath to relax, calm, and promote restful sleep.
-Apply to insect bites to relieve itching, repel bugs, and help diminish minor swelling. -Blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Cypress, Marjoram, and Melaleuca.

Lavender Essential Oil Application:

-Can be used aromatically
-Can be consumed
-Can be used topically (Apply Neat). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Lemon

Lemon is a great insect repellant and works great for allergies. I love to have a few bottles when cold and flu season is at its peak. One of its key properties is it’s antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent factor.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Lemon citrus limon

Description: The most popular citrus oil, Lemon has been used for its flavor, smell and antibacterial properties in cleaners and household products for years. The Spark Naturals Lemon oil is cold pressed and comes from Italy.

Properties: Anti Anemic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Microbial, Anti-Rheumatic, Antiseptic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Insecticidal

Historical Uses: Lemon oil has been used to fight infections, soothe headaches and migraines, improve muscle problems and helps the digestive system. Lemon oil has also been used extensively for its smell, Antibacterial and Antimicrobial properties in cleaning solutions.

Possible Uses:

Use aromatically to cleanse the air, and provide a great mood-enhancing environment.
Use topically to clear congested or oily skin and help treat cuts or minor wounds.
Place a few drops on a wet sponge and wipe down counters or surfaces in your home.
Gargle with warm water to clean mouth and aid with cold sores

Blends well With: Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca or Ylang Ylang

Lemon Essential Oil Application:

(Lemon Oil is photo-toxic meaning it reacts to sunlight; avoid sun or UV rays after topical use for at least 6 hours)
Can be used Aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Melaleuca

Melaleuca is great to use when cold and flu season is going strong in your neighborhood. It’s wonderful to treat dandruff or scalp sores. I use it for cuts and wounds. If you have acne issues this is a great oil to try.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) melaleuca alternifolia

Description: The Spark Naturals Melaleuca oil is considered to be the best in the world, it comes from Australia and is extracted from the leaves and twigs by steam distillation. Melaleuca or tea tree as it is called (once a substitute for tea) is a key ingredient of soaps, creams, lotions, and disinfectants throughout the world.

Properties: Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Fungicide, Insecticide and Stimulant

Historical Uses: Melaleuca has been used for centuries to help the immune system; it acts as a stimulant and helps the body fight off disease, bacteria, infection, virus and illness.

Possible Uses:

Diffuse to help the body fight colds, sinus infections, respiratory ailments and bronchitis.
Use topically to help fight any fungal, bacterial or viral infections.
Take orally to aid the body with throat infections and to stimulate the immune system.

Blends well With: Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Thyme

Melaleuca Essential Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Myrrh

This oil is great for arthritic pain as well. It helps with back pain too! I have used it for congestion, cuts, and wounds. It helps with tooth decay and gum disease. It’s an expectorant and decongestant for cold and flu season.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Myrrh? commiphora myrrha

Description: Myrrh is a resin extracted from the myrrh tree (or shrub) found in the Middle Eastern region of the world. After the tree is pierced it omits a natural oleoresin, which is a pale yellow color liquid that hardens into brown and reddish drops known as Myrrh.

Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Sedative, Digestive and Pulmonary Stimulant

Historical Uses: Myrrh (mentioned in the bible) has been used for thousands of years in aromatherapy. Arabic people thought it to help rehydrate the skin from cracking or aging.

Possible Uses:

Use in diffuser to help with bronchitis, colds and coughs along with meditation and enhancing spiritual mood.
Mix with lotions, creams or carrier oils to treat wounds, athlete’s foot, cracked skin, acne or other skin ailments.

Myrrh oil mixes well With: Frankincense, Lavender, Clove, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Myrrh Essential Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Peppermint

Peppermint is great for nausea, menstrual problems, motion sickness and skin disorders. I typically use a carrier with peppermint by using a 1-2% dilution. You can massage it over a tummy for indigestion when diluted. It is a “hot” oil in my opinion but works so great for many things I always have 3 or 4 bottles on hand.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Peppermint? mentha piperita?

Description: Peppermint Essential oil is used to help with many things such as liver, digestive and respiratory problems along with irritable bowel syndrome. It also stimulates the mind and increases mental accuracy.

Properties: Analgesic, Anesthetic, Antiseptic, Anti-galactagogue, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cordial, Decongestant, Stimulant and Vasoconstrictor

Historical Uses: Peppermint has been very effective as a digestive stimulant, it has also has been used to disinfect and treat respiratory ailments. In more recent years studies have shown peppermint to aid in improvement of taste & smell when inhaled and to create a sense of fullness after meals.

Possible Uses:

Rub a few drops of peppermint to temples to relieve tension.
Dilute 2 drops of peppermint in 4 oz of water to aid in digestion.
Apply (dilute) drops on abdomen to help with stomach discomfort.
Diffuse to help with decongestant and to improve taste and smell.

Blends well With: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rosemary and Melaleuca

Peppermint Essential Oil Application:

Can be use aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Respire

I love this one probably the most when I have a sinus infection coming on. It stops it in its tracks if I start using it when the mild sinus headache starts. It’s a combination of the best essential oils for me. I always like 5-6 bottles of this on hand to share with friends who are ailing.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Respire – Respiratory Blend

Spark Naturals Respire blend is a great source of protection during flu season and congestion in general. The cold winter months force most of us indoors where we live work and socialize in close proximity with others who may have cold and flu germs. This blend may help the protection against common germs.

Proprietary Blend of: Peppermint, Melaleuca, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon and Clove. In addition to helping with Cold & Flu symptoms, this blend was formulated and may help with the common respiratory issues such as congestion.

Respire Blended Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically
Can be used on the body topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin). End of quote.

PURCHASE HERE:  Wintergreen

This one is also great for arthritic pain, muscle pain, and joint pain. I love it! I use it for colds and flu season as well.

I quote from Spark Naturals:

Wintergreen gaultheria procumbens-

Description: Distilled from the leaves of a small evergreen herb, wintergreen has a sweet minty scent.

Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anticoagulant, vasodilator and stimulant (bones).

Historical uses: Wintergreen is most commonly known for its flavoring uses. Native Americans chewed on wintergreen to help with respiration and to increase endurance. Wintergreen is also very high in methyl salicylate; which is the same component in aspirin.

Possible uses:

The best and safest way to use wintergreen is to mix or dilute with other essential oils, bases, carriers or creams. Wintergreen should never be taken internally and should always be kept out of the reach of children.

Blends well with: peppermint, spearmint, oregano, thyme, vanilla and ylang-ylang.

Wintergreen essential oil application:
Can be used topically

NEVER CONSUME: Dilute with other oils when used aromatically. End of quote.

You may want to think about alternative health remedies in case there is a time we will not have access to any doctor, nurse or health care center. If we can learn to soothe and heal our bodies naturally rather than using over the counter products we will not have to leave our homes after a disaster or unforeseen emergency. We will have our own makeshift medicine cabinet right in our homes. Always do your own research on essential oils and go to the doctor if your head, heart, and gut tell you to see a physician. Can you see why I love essential oils? May God bless you in your efforts to be prepared for the unexpected.