Our Favorites for Regular Use
Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree, and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. They are typically created through the process of distillation, which separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming.
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. These therapeutic oils in plants protect the plant from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment, and help them adapt to their surroundings. When you use essential oils, you are harnessing the protective and beneficial powers of a plant.
Essential oils are composed of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier.
Because essential oils are so potent, it is very important to mix them with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or light olive oil, when using essential oils.
Here are some of our favorite oils for everyday use.
Clove: Antibacterial, anti-parasitic, and antioxidant protection, helps to fight colds and flu, Use small amount in toothpaste to fight bacteria and help with fresh breath
Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence, and can help heal broken bones
Eucalyptus: Improves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis, and allergies, invigorates and purifies the body
Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports the brain, and may help fight cancer
Ginger: Reduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea
Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Mix with coconut oil and rub on areas of cellulite or take a few drops internally with water.
Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood, and heals burns and cuts
Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products as a natural antibacterial tool