Essential Oils For Everyday

Essential Oils For Everyday Life

Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your home for use in your everyday life for yourself and for your family. They also have many uses during the winter. There are many essential oils that are a staple in our house. I will name a few that are our “go to” essential oils.

Lavender

Almost everyone has heard of Lavender, but not everyone knows how many uses it really has. Lavender can be used for relaxation (reduce stress), to promote a better sleep, for burns and scrapes and for a overall pick me up. Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be used neat. (This means that it can be applied directly to the skin without the dilution of a carrier oil). Oh, and by the way, it smells amazing!

Tea Tree

This amazing therapeutic oil has so many uses. Some people don’t love the smell, but I find it has a pleasant scent. It has many medicinal purposes such as use forcoughs and colds as well as minor burns. One of my favourite things I love about Tea Tree is it can be used to keep head lice away. I used it successfully through my kid’s elementary school years without one case of lice. Tea Tree can also be used neat.

Peppermint

Peppermint is a wonderful essential oil if you are prone to headaches. It helps to relieve and ease tension. Peppermint essential oil needs to be diluted with a carrier oil (such as avocado oil, sweet almond oil or even olive oil). As a room fragrance peppermint can aid concentration and is also wonderful to help keep morning sickness at bay. However, peppermint essential oil should be avoided on the body when pregnant.

How do you use essential oils in your home?

3 Comments

  • Sara Vartanian says:

    I want to know more about how Tea Tree Oil can be used for lice. I really don’t like the smell of TTO but could be persuaded for a good reason!

    • Denise Sutherland says:

      Hi Sara,

      When my kids were in elementary school and I heard that head lice was going around the school, I would pour a couple of drops of Tea tree essential oil in my hands, rub them together and then rub my hands through my kids hair. There were also times when I would just put a few drops in their shampoo. It may not be scientifically proven yet, but my kids never had head lice! I believe that it was this little tip that worked.

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