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10 Basic Essential Oils that everyone should have in their Home

Lavender is a very delightful to use and is an essential oil that is capable of many important uses. There should be a bottle of Lavender essential oil in every home. Lavender is so effective in the treatment of burns and scalds. It is a natural antibiotic, antidepressant, antiseptic and also a sedative.

Lavender essential oil is a detoxifier that promotes healing and helps prevent scarring. It stimulates the immune system and aids in stimulating the cells of a wound to regenerate which causes the wound to heal faster.

Lavender essential oil seems to alloy the effects of clinical shock and as a mood tonic. It is also an antidepressant that helps to deal with psychological shock of injury. It also has many other undeniable great attributes that make it truly indispensable.

Chamomile essential oil has several different types. Chamomile German is a nice oil and it has a beautiful deep dark blue color, it has a high azulene content that comes as a bonus. Chamomile Roman is really good for treatment of nervous conditions and insomnia. Chamomile Maroc cannot be used for anything because it is not a true chamomile.

Chamomile essential oil is an antibacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant. Chamomile is probably most valued because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it great for treating inflammations that are internal like rheumatism as well as externally inflammations.

Chamomile essential oil has many great uses like treating asthma, burns, depression, eczema, fever, hay fever, nausea, nervous disorders, psoriasis, sprains, strains and sunburn. Chamomile is extremely marvelous and a very desirable oil because it’s analgesic, diuretic, sedative and calming properties.

It also works great for breaking the tranquilizer habit and it is also extremely helpful in anorexia nervosa. Chamomile has a delightful scent that most people like the smell of and it works great for rejuvenating the skin.

Eucalyptus essential oil was documented in 1788 by a Doctor John White and Doctor Dennis Cossiden who distilled some Eucalyptus Piperata for its use in treating chest problems and also for treating Colic so we know that is has been distilled and used since then for sure. Eucalyptus is really very useful and a versatile oil.

It can be used to protect the body during winter and used to cool the body during the summer. Eucalyptus is best known for its use to fight effectively against colds and coughs. Eucalyptus is also equally effective in treating Candida, cystitis, diabetes, insect repellent, sunburn and eucalyptus is very useful in veterinary care too.

Geranium essential oil has many uses for treatment of mood and emotion. It also has many medical uses not to mention it smells wonderful while it is working. This oil extracted from the familiar bright colored geranium but from the species Pelargonium, Geranium Robert or Lemon plant that is often displayed in Greek Restaurants.

Geranium leaves your skin with a radiant glow when you use it in skin care and it will cause chilblains to disappear overnight. Geranium is a very vital component in the treatment of endometriosis. It is very effective in treatment of blood disorders, diabetes, menopause, nerve disorders and infections of the throat. It is also a sedative.

Geranium is reputed to help in cases of breast cancer and uterine cancer. Geranium essential oil has many different uses like it is an antiseptic and because of its antiseptic properties it is very useful. It can be used to treat things like frostbite to infertility, not to mention it also has a very delightful scent to it.

Peppermint essential oil has been used by many ancient cultures such as Egyptians, American Indians and the Chinese because of its extremely useful health promoting properties. Peppermint essential oil is an excellent digestive; it is an inflammatory and an antiseptic.

It helps the respiratory system and the circulatory system too. These wonderful qualities make it a good oil for the treatment of all the following:

Bad Breath
Skin Irritations
Varicose Veins

It also keeps ants, fleas and mice away.

Clove essential oil is an analgesic, antibacterial and antiseptic oil that is good for the prevention of disease and infection. Clove can be used in cooking because it is a spice. It is probably best known for a quick toothache cure although it is equally useful in digestive problems and muscular disorders.

It can be used in the treatment of asthma, nausea, and sinusitis and as a sedative. Clove essential oil has been used for the sterilization of surgical instruments because it is a powerful oil. Do not use undiluted clove essential oil on the skin.

Lemon essential oil has many great uses. When our ancestors were sailing the high seas, fresh lemons were used to keep them from getting scurvy. Today the modern stay at home people can
use lemon essential oil as a useful water purifier. This antibacterial and antiseptic oil is used to treat things like insect bites, tension headaches and viruses.

This has a tonic action on the lymphatic system and a stimulating action on the digestive system.
Lemon essential oil will assist you in slimming up, dispersing cellulite and it will also help to keep wrinkles at bay. It also has synergy that makes it particularly useful in blends while it is indispensable as a flavoring agent and as a nice fragrance as well.

Tea tree essential oil has an antiseptic action that is thought to be one hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid and it is nonpoisonous to humans. Did you know that the Aborigines have been using this indigenous Australian tree in their medications for centuries?

Today the tea tree is the subject of a great deal of research worldwide. The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties make it useful in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Tea tree essential oil is used for treatment of Candida and all kinds of infections like acne, athlete’s foot, pyorrhea, ringworm, sunburn, toothache and many other types of infections.

Rosemary essential oil is both a mental and physical stimulant. This is a good oil to use in the morning bath because of the mental and physical stimulant properties it has in it. It is also a great oil to use after a long day because it is oil that is used to treat muscular conditions.

Rosemary essential oil is also used in treatments for arthritis, coughs, depression, diabetes, fatigue, flu, headaches, memory loss, migraines, rheumatism, sprains and many other conditions. Rosemary oil is also very useful in beauty treatments, hair care, and acne and cellulite remedies. It is very important and invaluable to a cook, gardener and sportsman.

Thyme essential oil has notable antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral and diuretic properties and should be used with great care. The overuse of thyme essential oil can stimulate the thyroid gland and lymphatic system. Thyme should be used in moderation. You should never apply it to the skin undiluted and should never be used on children unless it is the chemo-type thyme linalo.

When the flu is in season this is a wonderful thing to have around to use as a room diffuser because it assists in the elimination of toxic wastes from the body. Thyme is also useful in treating acne, fatigue, neuralgia, rheumatism, warts and whooping coughs.

It is also extremely useful in antiseptic powders, hair and skin care regimes and cooking. This is all-round useful oil in preventing all manner of parasites and insects in the home.