Two Essential Oils In Every Household

by Kevin Pederson


Essential oils play a vital role in maintaining a healthy all-natural lifestyle. There are 300 different essential oils with a distinct aroma and therapeutic effects. Among them, there are two essential oils that should be present in every home, owing to their incredible number of uses. They are lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil.

Lavender and tea tree oil are the most commonly used essential oils with a wide range of spiritual, physical, and emotional benefits.

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral and herbaceous aroma. Lavender is an all-purpose essential oil, and no home should be without it as it is the most versatile of all essential oils. It has sedative properties that make it an excellent oil to help relax and calm stress and anxiety. At the same time, it can boost stamina and energy. Owing to its antibacterial properties, lavender essential oil is used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. Lavender oil is an adaptogen, which has the effect of bringing about the balance.

Usually, lavender oil is the first essential oil used to help recover from burns. It can also be used as a deodorant and room freshener. Lavender oil is highly regarded for skin and beauty treatment, and lavender essential oil can soothe rashes, itching, eczema, and psoriasis. Lavender oil is considered safe enough to use with children.  

Tea Tree Essential oil: Tea tree oil is another important essential oil that has numerous benefits owing to its antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties; it can also be used to treat fungal infections such as candida infections. It can be used to heal skin problems like dryness, itching, burning, and stinging without any side effects.  It has a sharp green medicinal scent and helps to treat skin problems like acne, oily skin, oily scalp, athlete’s foot, warts, cuts, burns, and insect bites. It is widely used as a massage or bath oil.

Benefits and Uses

Given below are some of the common everyday uses of these natural essential oils.
  • In order to soothe and calm skin, add lavender essential oil to your hot bath.
  • Massaging the pressure points below the ear with a few drops of lavender oil can help to relieve stress and tension.
  • First signs of cold sores or blemishes can be treated using tea tree essential oil.
  • In order to enhance absorption of body lotion into your moist skin, add a few drops of lavender oil to your regular body lotion.
  • To get soft and supple skin, massage your body with a mix of olive oil and lavender oil.
  • Mix a teaspoon of honey with a few drops of lavender oil. You will get an excellent soothing facial mask.
  • Baby massage can be prepared using almond or olive oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil.
  • To reverse and prevent gum diseases, tea tree oil can be rubbed around the gums.
  • Blend tea tree oil with lavender oil and add little olive oil. This mixture helps to soothe and heal diaper rash.
  • To get healthy fingernails and toenails, put a few drops of tea tree oil on your finger beds and toe nails. Massage well.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree oil and lavender oil to baby shampoo. It is a great wipe solution.
  • Skin irritations, scratches, and scrapes can be healed with diluted tea tree oil.
  • Lavender oil can soothe insect and mosquito bites and stings.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil in a cup of water and rinse your mouth. It is an excellent antibacterial mouth rinse.
  • Lavender oil mixed with almond oil works as a good moisturizer.
References:
  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html
  2. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/tea/treeoil.htm
  3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/838.html
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1817516

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
More articles from the Aromatherapy Category