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Monday, January 28, 2013
Top 3 Essential Oils to Have in Your Medicine Cabinet
Essential oils are great for a number of applications. They can be used for everything from warding off bugs to perfumery to antiseptic treatments. Below is my favorite list of essential oils to have on hand and why.
1. Lavender Oil
My favorite is Hungarian lavender since its scent is more soft and floral rather than the medicinal scent of French lavender.
a. Makes a great room deodorizer when mixed half and half with vodka.
b. Perfect for treating shingles. Helps prevent the spread of the lesions and heal existing ones.
c. Helps relieve tension and promote sleepiness if put on the bottom of feet.
d. Apply neat to acne to lessen the length of the outbreak.
e. Make sachets with dried flowers and a few drops of lavender oil and hang in the closet to ward of bugs and moths.
2. Eucalyptus Oil
a. Apply neat to bottom of feet to relieve evening coughing and to break up phlegm in the lungs.
b. You can gargle with warm water and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to treat sore throat.
c. Apply neat to skin infections or abrasions as it has great germicidal properties.
3. Tea Tree Oil
a. A common acne treatment, you can mix this not so great smelling oil with lavender oil to make a nice skin tonic. Add the mix to olive oil for a night time moisturizer and watch much of the acne start to fade away. Even if you have oily skin, this helps reduce the output of your pores and treats the acne with nourishing olive oil instead of the falsehood that you need to dry it out.
b. Great for treating fungus, anything from athletes foot to ringworm to certain yeasts.
c. Using soap with tea tree oil can help curb body odor.
For more essential oil uses try visiting Netherfield.For purchasing, our favorite is Bramble Berry.