Self Care

4 Essential Oils You Need in Your Home

Essential oils are natural oils that are distilled from a flower, plant or herb. Essential oils hold therapeutic properties and also carry an extremely high vibration.

Essential oils not only smell delicious but they can also be used for a variety of purposes and can help heal the body on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Unlike perfume oils, essential oils are non toxic and are much better for the environment, making them a a superior choice to artificially scented candles.

Even just by putting a few drops of essential oil with water into a diffuser can make your entire home fragrant without any nasty side effects.

If you are looking to get started with essential oils, here are 4 of the top oils you need to start with and how to use them.

1.) Lavender
Lavender essential oil has so many therapeutic benefits, but what it is most famous for is helping to reduce anxiety and promote calmness. Lavender is the perfect oil to use when you want to unwind. It can also help you to switch off your mind before going to bed.

For the best effects, combine a few drops of lavender oil with water into a clean spray bottle. Shake and then gently spray your pillow and bedding. You can also place a few drops of lavender oil onto a small towel and place it under your pillow for peaceful sleep all through the night.

2.) Peppermint
Peppermint essential oil is extremely invigorating and can help to sharpen all of your senses. Peppermint oil is also energizing, which means that it can give you a great pick-me-up at any time of day. One of the most popular uses for peppermint oil is helping to relieve headaches and even migraines.

Simply rub 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and breath in the smell to quickly relieve any discomfort in your head such as aches, nausea or nasal stuffiness.

3.) Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
Tea Tree essential oil is a great oil to use around the home to keep those bugs and germs at bay. Simply mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with water and use as a non-toxic spray for counter tops and bathroom surfaces.

Tea Tree oil is also great for clearing your skin. Add 1 drop of tea tree oil to coconut oil or another carrier oil and apply on your skin.

4.) Sandalwood
Sandalwood essential oil has an extremely high vibration and is often used for spiritual healing and clearing of negative energy.

Just 1 drop of sandalwood oil on the back of the neck is said to ward off bad energies and can help to release any toxic build-up in your aura. Sandalwood can strengthen your aura and help to awaken you to higher consciousness. For this reason, it is great to use during meditation.