popular essential oils
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The following is a list of popular essential oils and their health benefits. Essential oils offer a range of health benefits including natural healing abilities, providing natural ingredients for personal cleaning products and more.

There are many wonderful essential oils. This list is certainly not exhaustive but these essential oils are among the most popular. These essential oils are included in my DIY recipes. I think you’ll find these essential oils very useful.

I highly recommend Plant Therapy essential oils. Plant Therapy is my favorite brand of essential oils as they are organic and not too expensive. I do not recommend Aroma Force essential oils as the oils pour out instead of drip out.

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Antiseptic – inhibits bacteria growth

Antimicrobial or anti-bacterial – kills bacteria

Anti-inflammatory – inhibits inflammation

Antioxidant – inhibits free radicals that damage cells

Anti-fungal – kills fungus

Astringent – cleans pores and reduces oiliness

Health Benefits and Uses

Grapefruit Essential Oil

  • Disinfectant, antiseptic, antidepressant/stimulant, antioxidant, anti-fungal
  • Helps ease stress, depression, excellent in DIY cleaning recipes

Lavender Organic Essential Oil

  • Antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, calming
  • Can ease headaches, anxiety, stress, reduce inflammation, help with insomnia and heal cuts

Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Antidepressant, astringent, calming, antibacterial (kills bacteria), anti-fungal (kills fungus), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
  • Can ease stress, depression, headaches, reduce inflammation, treat infections, treat acne

Lemon Essential Oil

  • Antioxidant, stimulant, disinfectant, high Vitamin C
  • Ease indigestion, nourish the skin, great for cleaning

Orange Essential Oil

  • Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, high Vitamin C, calming
  • Can ease stress, reduce inflammation, nourish the skin

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antioxidant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, pain killer
  • Can help ease respiratory conditions, reduce inflammation, reduce pain

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Pain killer, decongestant, antimicrobial
  • Reduce pain, ease headaches/migraines, ease allergies, ease indigestion

Tea Tree Oil

  • Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antifungal
  • Reduce inflammation, treat acne, heal wounds