The Five Most Useful Essential Oils
Lavender: The essential oil of lavender has 167 known medicinal properties. It is very good for almost any imbalance. It relaxes you when you need relaxing and awakens you when you need awakening. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin in an emergency. Use for burns, swelling, insect bites, skin eruptions, stress etc.
Rosemary: This is the second most important oil to add to your medicine chest. Wonderful for enhancing the memory. It stimulates circulation, and therefore is a wonderful for relief of joint and muscle pain. Combined with eucalyptus in an inhalation, rosemary is good for sinus and respiratory infections.
Eucalyptus: One of the most commonly used oils for asthma and respiratory problems. It releases eucalyptol through the lungs, having its relaxing effect on the mucous membranes. It is also an anti viral and enhances the immune system.
Peppermint: One of the most aromatic and useful plant families. It is very cooling to the digestive tract, and used as a stimulant and revitalizer. It has both antiseptic and expectorant qualities. Use for headaches, fever, sore throat, mouthwash etc.
Tea Tree: It has a long history as an anti-fungal agent. It is excellent for skin conditions, and has strong anti-viral properties useful for colds and sore throats. Use for insect bites, candida, athlete’s foot, urinary infections etc.