Essential Oils-Part 2

Hi there, I’m back again to talk more about oils!! Today I’d like to share with you my top favorite essential oils and how I use them. Oils have HUNDREDS of properties that lend themselves to a possible combination of thousands of uses. Remembering what each oil is good for is just too much for my brain. Instead, I try an oil for a situation and if I have a good result, I use that oil again when the situation arises at another time. I like to use single essential oils and blends. And I like different kinds of blends. Something to keep in mind is that some oils DO NOT smell nice! But that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to be effective. Sometimes the worst smelling oil has been glorious when I’ve used it. So let your body react in the way it needs to, and tell your nose to not worry about it ;)

In no particular order, these are my top favorite SINGLE essential oils

  • Peppermint

  • Lavender

  • Eucalyptus

  • Black Pepper

  • Myrtle Peru

  • Roman Chamomile

  • Helichrysum

  • Yarrow

  • Angelica

  • All of the citrus oils

  • Cedarwood

  • Basil

  • Sandalwood

  • Frankincense

  • Patchouli

So, how do I use these oils and what are they for? Well again, that’s a difficult question with a long answer. I’ll attempt to give a little bit of info on each oil and how I like to use it. Some of them have physical qualities, some are more emotional, mental or spiritual.

Peppermint

This oil is for a LOT of things! I use it for headaches, to freshen my breath, on bug bites (the cooling helps the itching), it smells amazing so it’s nice to diffuse, it’s great for a pick me up for mental clarity, and so many more uses. I always have one in my purse. Always!

Lavender

The GO TO for just about everything. Of course, it’s not going to magically take dents out of your car or clean your house for you, but this oil rocks on so many levels. I use it for anything skin related, like rashes, burns, cuts, acne, etc. This oil is great for mellowing out or relaxation, helps with anxiety and calming. It has so many other uses, but these are a lot if you’re just getting started!

Eucalyptus

My number one respiratory oil. When the air is funky, smoggy, smoky, I run to this oil. If my chest feels tight, sore throat, sniffly, I run to this oil. I diffuse this oil all the time. It helps to increase the oxygen levels in the air and smells amazing.

Black Pepper

I love this oil for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, its effects on pain and on the nervous system. I also like it for circulation of blood and the lymphatic system. It helps a lot with menstrual cramps and sore muscles.

Myrtle Peru

This oil smells incredible! I used to not like it, and one day I loved it and couldn’t get enough and that has been happening since. I like this oil a lot for my skin. I’ll add it to a carrier oil and moisturize at night after doing a face scrub or a facial mask. It’s a good oil for immunity, respiratory system and the nervous system.

Roman Chamomile

This oil is my go to oil for anxiety. When I started experiencing a lot of postpartum anxiety, coupled with and magnified by grief with the loss of our twin boys, I used this oil and lot and found a lot of relief from it. This is a great skin oil as well, and is very gentle and mild for babies and children. I’ve even used it when my cat has had a goopy eye and it’s helped!

Helichrysum

First aid oil I will not go without! Amazing detoxifier, and especially supports the liver. Helichrysum in anti-inflammatory and awesome for the lymphatic system as well.

Yarrow

Another first aid oil that is essential. This oil has an infinity for the blood and circulatory system. It’s awesome to help a fever, and great for wounds. I have heard miracle stories about yarrow. I myself have used it to support my blood building and it has worked very well.

Angelica

So many amazing uses and benefits. This oil, mostly, I use to support my heart and my spirituality. It is the oil of the angels and contains a very high frequency. According to Goddess of Spring, Angelica also has the following benefits: Excellent overall detoxifier, Tonic for the nervous system, Eases fatigue, stress and depression, Good for respiratory problems, including asthma, sinus infections and coughs, Aids indigestion, gas and bloating, Strengthens the immune system, Fights anemia, poor circulation and rheumatism, Antiseptic, Analgesic, Supports the adrenals and urinary system, Strengthens the cardiovascular system, Stomach tonic and stimulant

All of the citrus oils

Ahhh, citrus oils smell incredible and are an instant mood lifter! They help to clear and sharpen the mind and improve the mood. I also love cleaning with these oils. They bring so much cheer and brightness. Citrus oils are also great for circulation and detoxification.

Cedarwood

Smells like a walk in a fresh forest after a rain, I adore this oil. It’s a mood lifter and encourages focus and clarity, as well as it is mildly sedative, so it can be very relaxing as well. It’s great for inflammation and lymphatic circulation. It’s also a good skin and hair oil! I diffuse cedarwood a lot.

Basil

I love this oil for it’s effect on the adrenal glands. It helps to remove access cortisol and helps fatigue. It also helps fight free radicals, cleans the blood, is good for circulation and the nervous system. This is an oil that might be understated, but I consider it a must have!

Sandalwood

I can’t even begin to name how many incredible uses this oil has. I’ve also used it for anxiety with great benefits. Goddess of Spring has an entire list of benefits for sandalwood, and they aren’t even close to hitting the surface, and this is a long list too! Increases circulation and lymphatic flow, Anti-inflammatory, Soothes agitation and anxiety, Alleviates headache and insomnia, Antidepressant, Eases respiratory tract infections, Astringent for mucous and congestion, Promotes healthy kidneys, bladder and urinary tract, Soothing to inflamed or irritated skin, Balances sebum production, Diuretic, Skin and tissue regenerator, Antifungal, Insect repellent, Aids morning sickness, Decreases varicose veins, Aphrodisiac

Frankincense

Although this oil has a large list of physical benefits, I mostly use it for it’s emotional and spiritual benefits. Frankincense is a very sacred oil with a high frequency. I use it to help my intution, help to keep my energy stable, and to help cleanse the energetic space around me.

Patchouli

Awesome oil for the skin, for kidney and liver detox, for inflammation, and for circulation. Emotionally and mentally, this oil is very grounding and has a positive effect on the mood. To be honest, I use this oil because I love it’s smell and I love smelling like a hippie :)

I could go on and on, and this may not be my go to list next month, or next year. And I’m sure I left a lot of oils off the list. But in summary, oils are amazing and once you learn more about them and start using them, you realize how much richer life is and you’ll wonder what you ever did without them!