1. Clary Sage
- soothing properties
- beneficial during women’s menstrual cycles and mood swings, eases discomfort
Everyday use: You can add a few drops into an epsom-salt bath or, if the oil is labeled safe for topical use, you can massage a few drops directly onto your abdomen to ease cramps and discomfort.
- energizing and de-stressing properties
- wonderful for cleaning and cooking
Everyday use: I add a drop of lemon essential oil into a glass of cold water each day. It is so refreshing, and I believe it is the reason I have been able to stay so healthy the last few months.
Everyday use: This is probably the most-used oil in our home. We diffuse it aromatically before bedtime, add it to our baths, and apply it to the soles of our feet before bed.
- balances oil
- aids with skin irritation
- conditions skin
Everyday use: Add a drop to your facial or body moisturizer, and to your shampoo or conditioner to help balance oil production and moisturize your skin.
- soothes sore and tired muscles
- can be used in cooking
- helps memory function and focus
- soothes insect bites
Everyday use: Apply directly to an insect bite or sting, and if you are feeling sore from an extra hard workout, add a few drops into a massage oil and massage tired muscles.
6. Wild Orange
- invigorating, mood lifter
Everyday use: Add a few drops into your body scrub and feel refreshed and awake as you step out of the shower each day.
- boosts immunity
- helps with digestive and respiratory function
Everyday use: You can diffuse oregano aromatically to purify the air, or add a drop into a teaspoon of honey to soothe a sore throat.
8. Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
- contributes to healthy skin and nails
Everyday use: Add a few drops to your laundry detergent for its antibacterial benefits.
- mood lifter
- helps with skin injuries and irritation
Everyday use: Add a drop to your moisturizer if you have sensitive skin or diffuse it aromatically for a boost in mood.
- aids digestion
- helps eliminate motion sickness, nausea
- alleviates joint discomfort
Everyday use: Apply a drop to the bottom of your feet after a meal to help aid digestion, or add a drop to a glass of water to take internally.