Essential Oils · Homesteading

Five Indispensable Essential Oils Everyone Should Have On Hand

Starting a collection of essential oils can be an investment, as the prices range from a few dollars to well over $100 a bottle. It can be overwhelming on what to buy. If you are starting your collection, these are the top 5 I would recommend first to add.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) –

For acne, burns, disinfecting, great for removing odors (in laundry), healing rashes, skin infections, and stings/bites.

Peppermint –

For headaches, colds, pain, digestive issues. Primarily used externally.

Lemon –

Is a great oil for cleaning, adding to your washing machine to help get rid of odors in laundry, great for diffusing to help purify the air. Just a drop or two of lemon will take sticky residue from old bumper stickers, or duct tape right off as well, and comes in handy as a stain remover too!

Frankincense –

This is oil  is more expensive than the rest on the list. Frankincense has a host of amazing properties, is said to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, acne, and many many other skin conditions.

Lavender –

Use for bee stings and burns. Is relaxing, soothing and sprinkled on sheets can help with falling asleep.

Disclaimer:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. They are not medical advice. Use essential oils with caution, and avoid use on pets, children, pregnant women and anyone taking prescription medicine.


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