There are 4 Must Have Essential oils for health and wellness that my family and I simply can’t live without! As a mom of three I have always searched for ways to take care of my children using natural solutions as much as possible. Of course there are times, when a prescription or over the counter medication is needed, but for everyday health and wellness I always turn to essential oils.
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Tea Tree Oil: Essential Oil for Health and Wellness
Tea Tree Oil , also known as Melaleuca oil, is not only my go to essential oil, but it is 1st on my must have essential oils list! I first learned of its amazing healing ability when I used it for my sons bug bites. My middle son gets horrible reactions from bug bites. The site of the bite will swell up and before I found tea tree oil, it would require antibiotics to treat. Now as soon as I see he has a bug bite, I apply tea tree oil a few times throughout the day and by the next day, it has already gone down in size! It is truly incredible. Since using this essential oil on my sons bug bites, I have avoided the need for antibiotics as my first go to treatment method. Essentially, because tea tree oil has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
To make your own essential oil home remedy to prevent bug bites, try this homemade bug spray, from kindlingwild.com.
Tea tree oil is also good as a natural disinfectant. Here is a great recipe for natural disinfect wipes.
Bonus: Learn about the many uses of Tea Tree oil: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) Uses and Benefits and I bet this essential oil will become your “go to” oil as well!
Lavender Oil: Essential Oil for Health and Wellness
Lavender oil is the perfect must have essential oil to use to soothe the skin. I love to leave it in the kitchen, because if I accidentally burn myself on the stove when cooking, it is the best oil to use! It helps soothe the burn as well as begin healing. Since lavender oil is great to use on burns, it is also one of the best oils to use as a home remedy for sunburn. Make sure to pack lavender oil with you on your next trip to the beach or pool!
Here are some other ways to use lavender oil for health and wellness: Health Benefits of Lavender Oil.
On Guard Oil Blend by doTERRA
I am not at all affiliated with doTERRA, but to be honest, they are the only oils I buy. The reason I love doTERRA oils is because I find them to be very high quality.
My favorite doTERRA essential oil blend is definitely their On Guard oil blend. This oil blend is designed to use to ward off seasonal colds and flu. As a way to head off cold and flu season before it begins, I start rolling this oil on my children’s feet every night before bed beginning typically in August. I continue this routine until May. I am by no means a doctor, but I truly believe in the healing benefits of this oil blend.
On Guard oil blend also comes in a cleaner concentrate bottle that you can use to add to water to make homemade dish soap. Additionally you can use this concentrate to make your own household cleaning spray. Just add 2 tbsp of this cleaner concentrate to 24 oz of water. Then add this mixture into any glass spray bottle to use as a natural household cleaning/counter spray.
I am a bit obsessed with my cleaning spray bottle and I will even use it to spray on furniture to disinfect after someone in my household is sick. Another great bonus is that it smells so good!
Must Have Essential Oils: Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oils
Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils are incredible must have essential oils for breathing. I am sure you can agree that trying to sleep congested with a cold is uncomfortable to say the least. Not only is it uncomfortable, but trying to get to sleep can be impossible! However, these essential oils are amazing when diffused and help so much with breathing better at night.
You can also take a nice warm bath and add a few drops of these essential oils to your tub water. It smells delicious and will help to clear out your nasal passages when congested.
doTERRA has another great oil blend with these two oils in it, called Breathe. I love this oil blend in the roll-on option and when my children or I have colds, I will roll this right on our upper chests and bottom of feet. It is a game changer! Your children will be asking for it when they have colds or allergies!
I love oils too and find they make such a big difference when I feel a cold coming on.
So agree! On guard is my go to for colds!
I’ve been wanting to learn more about essential oils, this is very informative and helpful!
So glad you found it helpful! You will absolutely love essential oils!