These are some of our top picks for useful essential oils for every home. We’ve chosen these oils first for their medicinal properties and their versatility in a wide range of health complaints, and second because they have a useful diversity of purposes from the skin care to gardening and home care.
Lavender is a delight to use and is capable of many important jobs. Lavender oil is very effective in the treatment of burns and scalds. It is a natural antibiotic, sedative, and detoxifier which promotes healing and prevents scarring. Every home should have a bottle of lavender oil.
Tea Tree has powerful antiseptic properties. It is an impressive antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties make it useful in a wide range of conditions.
Peppermint is an excellent digestive, it helps the respiratory system and circulation, it is an anti-inflammatory, and an antiseptic.
Eucalyptus was originally distilled in the 1700’s and has been used to relieve chest problems and colic. It is wondrously versatile and useful oil. It cools the body in summer and protects it in winter. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic and deodorizing. It can be effective against coughs and colds and is also useful in veterinary care and as an insect repellent. Eucalyptus is a very useful addition to a Basic Care Kit.
Geranium is a hard-working oil that smells wonderful. It is known to make chilblains disappear overnight and can bring a radiant glow when used in skin care. Geranium has many applications, from frostbite to infertility, and its antiseptic and astringent properties contribute to its general usefulness. It can be used on its own or in a blend.
Clove is an antibacterial, antiseptic, and analgesic and it is a good oil for prevention of infection. It is known as quick cure for toothache and is useful in digestive problems as well. Clove oil is a powerful and it should not be used directly on skin.
We hope you enjoy putting together your basic care kit. Check out our recommended reading which can provide you with more in-depth essential oil applications. Visit our favorite essential oil company to assemble the perfect kit today!