Have you sometimes wondered which essential oils you should start with? Some essential oils can be used straight from the bottle, but some need a “carrier”. I use Certified Organic coconut oil as a carrier with certain other oils. If you use essential oils you will find some are “hotter” than others and therefore need a carrier to weaken the strength so as not to burn you.
Here’s the deal, I’m not a doctor or nurse or anyone in the medical field. Plus, I do not sell essential oils. I will, however, recommend the ones I use. Let me be clear here, essential oils will not cure anything. They may soothe your illness or virus. If your head, heart, and gut tell you to get medical help, then go to the doctor. My favorite diffuser: World Diffuser
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. The uses of essential oils are wide and diverse. Essential oils support respiratory and digestive systems, help the flow of cell function, encourage balance, relieve stress and replace chemical cleaners and synthetic sprays and deodorants. They are all natural and made with various parts of plants, fruits or herbs. They can be used aromatically and topically, sometimes they can also be used internally.
The science behind essential oils is growing day by day, and it is quite remarkable how helpful some of these oils can be. Some essential oils have been known to help with cancer patients, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and more. Here is a helpful guide to different essential oils and their functions. Again, they do not cure medical issues.
Essential Oils For Baking/Cooking
I have used peppermint oil in my frosting for my Chrismas cupcakes or cakes. I use lemon in my water each day. The possibilities are endless. I have tried different oils and I always come back to doTerra. It’s how I roll. I love their products. You can add your favorite oil, like lavender, to your laundry soap when you wash your sheets each week. Lavender has a natural relaxation aroma.
Essential Oils For Cleaning
I have added different oils to the water for cleaning countertops. If my grandkids are staying at my house and they have a sinus headache, I always tell them to drink more water and rub this “breathe on your chest”. It’s a lot like Vicks VapoRub we all grew up using.
How To Use Essential Oils
There are so many ways to use essential oils, either plain, with a carrier or with a diffuser. Oh my gosh, if I feel a cold coming on, I start my diffuser with doTerra’s Breathe. I love that stuff. I always have 6-8 bottles on hand at all times. I have arthritis really bad so I always have doTerra’s Deep Blue on hand as well. I just barely got a diffuser that uses zero water. You take the oil of choice and pop the lid off and pour the oil into another bottle that screws directly into the diffuser.
1. Healthy Cell Function:
Arborvitae, Cassia, Frankincense.
Arborvitae, Cilantro, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Melaleuca, Myrrh, Orange, Oregano, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Wild Orange.
3. Insect Repellant:
Arborvitae, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme.
4. Sore Muscles/Joints:
Basil, Birch, Coriander, Fir, Lemongrass.
5. Healthy Skin Function:
Bergamot, Birch, Cedarwood, Cilantro, Coriander, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Melaleuca, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea Tree Oil, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang.
6. Emotional Support:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Wild Orange, Wintergreen.
7. Healthy Digestion:
Cardamom, Cassia, Cilantro, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Spearmint.
Chamomile, Cedarwood, Dill, Geranium, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
9. Healthy Immune System:
Chamomile, Clove, Lime, Melaleuca, Melissa, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Tea Tree Oil, Thyme, and Vetiver.
10. Respiratory Health:
Cardamom, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Fir, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, and Rosemary.
11. Healthy Hair:
Geranium, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
Bergamot, Cumin, Orange, Thyme, Wild Orange.
Cypress, Lemon, Peppermint.
14. Healthy Metabolism:
Cinnamon Bark, Fennel, Grapefruit, Helichrysum.
15. Oral Health:
Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Spearmint.
Arborvitae, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver.
Clary Sage, Cypress, Melissa, Patchouli.
18. Pain Reliever:
Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Wintergreen.
Cassia, Cedarwood, Cumin, Fennel, Frankincense, Jasmine, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, and Wintergreen.
Cinnamon Oil, Thyme, Oregano, Tea Tree Oil.
Lavender, Frankincense, Marjoram, Orange, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
When I use essential oils on my grandchildren I always use a carrier because their skin may be too sensitive. There is something so relaxing about massaging their feet with certain oils with a carrier like this one: Organic Coconut Oil
I go to the doctor once a year for blood tests only because I have high cholesterol. It’s genetic and some of my daughters have high cholesterol. I think I’m the only one that takes statins. Do I like them, no I do not!
I recommend keeping your immune system strong and healthy by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Oh, and don’t forget to wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Stay healthy, my friends. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda