Educate yourself on how essential oils are processed and then be selective in choosing brand. There are many oils that are not pure and/or are very diluted and thus less effective.
Using essential oils includes aromatic and topical use which are the simplest methods. You will also find varying opinions about ingestion.
Essential oils are very concentrated; use them sparingly and remember less is more. There are varying opinions regarding using essential oils "neat" or undiluted. Although quality oils seem expensive, when used appropriately, they last a long time.
Essential oils have many wellness, personal care, and household uses. For getting started, I recommend starting with 2-3 of the oils listed below that are the most versatile for overall wellness and personal care. I have included examples of some of the common benefits of each as well as links to sites with more extensive information about using essential oils.
Peppermint - head tension, dizziness, nausea, support digetion, pain relief, relax spasm, joint therapy, remove gas, clear congestion, reduce fever, concentration, increase immunity, increase blood circulation, tense muscles
Lavender - relaxation, stress & tension, anxiety, improve mood, insomnia, itch, pain relief, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, immune system health
Lemon - cleanse toxins from body, stimulate lymph drainage, rejuvenate energy, oral health, calm stomach, nourish skin, promote weight loss, improve neurological function
Tea Tree - inhibit infections & protecting wounds, speed up healing of scars, promote absorption of nutrients, fight cough and colds
Eucalyptus - congestion & respiratory problems, insect repellant, muscle pain, wounds, diabetes, mental exhaustion, purify body
Serenity Restful Blend
DigestZen Digestive Blend
Breathe Respiratory Blend
NOTE: Essential oils are a natural plant therapy. They are not drugs and do not treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Educate yourself prior to use.
To learn more about how to use essential oils, refer to:
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