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10 Most Useful Essential Oils For Your Health

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10 Most Useful Essential Oils For Your Health

10 Most Useful Essential Oils For Your Health
10 Most Useful Essential Oils For Your Health

These 10 essential oils are a must-have for anyone that enjoys using essential oils for a natural way to help many different conditions. While there are other useful essential oils, these ten essential oils are very common and many different uses. Each essential oil has its scientific name, safety information for external use, and general uses listed but if you have any health conditions research the essential oil to make sure there will not be any problems with using the essential oil.

1- Tea Tree Essential Oil– Eucalyptus globulus 

Safety Information –non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, do not use with homeopathic treatments, safe to use directly on the skin.

General Uses –

asthma, blisters, bronchitis, burns, chickenpox, colds, coughs, cuts, flu, headaches, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, measles, neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle aches and pains, sinusitis, skin infections, sprains, throat infections, wounds.

2- Lavender Oil– Lavendula Angustifolia

Safety Information

non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, safe to use directly on the skin.

General Uses –

abdominal cramps, abscesses, acne, allergies, asthma, athlete’s foot, boils, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colic, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, dyspepsia, earache, eczema, flatulence, flu, headache, hypertension, inflammation, insect bites, and stings, insect repellant, insomnia, laryngitis, lice, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nausea, nervous tension, psoriasis, ringworm, sciatica, shock, sores, sprains, stress-related conditions, sunburn, throat infections, whooping cough, wounds

3- Rosemary Essential Oil– Rosmarinus officinalis

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, avoid use during pregnancy, do not use with high blood pressure or epilepsy.

General Uses

acne, arteriosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis, colds, colitis, dandruff, dermatitis, dyspepsia, eczema, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, gout, greasy hair, headaches, hepatic disorders, hypotension, infections, insect repellent, lice, mental fatigue, muscular pain, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, stimulates the scalp, stress-related disorders, varicose veins, whooping cough

4- Peppermint Oil – Mentha piperita

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization, use in moderation, do not use with homeopathic treatments.

General Uses

acne, asthma, bronchitis, colds, colic, cramp, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fainting, flatulence, flu, fevers, headache, mental fatigue, migraine, muscular pain, nausea, neuralgia, palpitations, ringworm, sinusitis, spasmodic cough, toothache

5- Chamomile Essential Oil– Anthemis nobilis

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause dermatitis in some cases

General Uses

acne, allergies, arthritis, boils, burns, colic, cuts, dermatitis, dyspepsia, earache, eczema, headache, indigestion, inflamed joints, inflammations, insect bites, insomnia, migraine, muscular pain, nausea, nervous tension, neuralgia, rashes, rheumatism, sensitive skin, sprains, stress-related complaints, teething pain, toothache, wounds

6- Geranium Oil– Pelargonium graveolens

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

General Uses

acne, bruises, burns, cellulite, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, edema, lice, mosquito repellent, nervous tension, neuralgia, oily complexion, poor circulation, ringworm, sore throat, stress-related conditions, tonsillitis, wounds

7- Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Eucalyptus globulus

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, do not use homeopathic treatments

General Uses

asthma, blisters, bronchitis, burns, chickenpox, colds, coughs, cuts, insect bites, insect repellent, flu, headache, lice, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, skin infections, sprains, throat infections, wounds

8- Lemon Oil – Citrus limon

Safety Information

non-toxic, phototoxic (do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight)

General Uses

acne, anemia, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, cellulite, corns, colds, cuts, fever, flu, greasy skin, high blood pressure, infections, insect bites, poor circulation, rheumatism, throat infections, varicose veins, warts

9- Clove Essential Oil– Syzygium aromaticum

Safety Information –

Can cause skin irritation, use in moderation and well diluted

General Uses –

acne, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, colic, cuts, flu, minor infections, mosquito repentant, nausea, rheumatism, sprains, toothache, wounds

10- Thyme Oil – Thymus vulgaris

Safety Information

Do not use with high blood pressure or during pregnancy, can cause skin irritation, use in moderation.

General Uses

acne, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, burns, cellulite, colds, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, edema, flu, gout, gum infections, headaches, infectious diseases, insect bites, insomnia, laryngitis, lice, muscular aches, and pain, oily skin, poor circulation, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, sprains, sports injuries, stress-related complaints, tonsillitis.

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