With Essential Oils, a little goes a long way. This is because they’re concentrated liquid from leaves, stems, flowers, roots, bark or other parts of a plant. The great thing about them is that they’re natural, with various benefits and heavenly scents. Now, we understand essential oils can be a bit pricey, and so we’ve narrowed it down to a few versatile ones that you can add to those homemade natural recipes.

Lavender

It doesn’t matter how small your ‘essential-oil-shelf’ is, you don’t want to neglect this one. First things first: the beautiful and calming scent. But the benefits of this magical oil don’t stop there; lavender is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant. Whether it’s for sleeping better or getting rid of that stuffy nose, lavender is all you need. One of the major benefits is what it does for the skin. If you like to make your own homemade face or body lotions, you’re going to want to add a few drops of this oil because it helps with treatment of acne, eczema, wrinkles and tones and firms the skin. In addition, lavender does wonders for the hair, promoting growth and getting rid of dandruff. From health to beauty, this oil will take care of it.

Frankincense

This oil is so good, it’s considered holy. It’s great for the skin, respiration, relaxing and hormonal balance. It has an earthy and slightly fruity smell with a hint of spice. People also use this oil for headaches, allergies, grief, insecurity, and cancer. Also a great addition to homemade skin recipes because it helps heal scars and prevents stretch marks.

Tea Tree

This inexpensive but effective oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral, and especially good for skin infections and irritations. It can be used to cure infections and disease. This oil is also great for hair care as it reduces hair loss and dandruff. Tea Tree oil is easy to find and easy to afford with benefits for your overall health.

If you’re really into your essential oils, and want to expand, here are a few to get you started. Rosemary, which is used to support breathing and also great for skin and hair. Lemon oil is known for its cleansing qualities, be it for you or around the home. Don’t forget to check out our DIY homemade cleaning recipes. Eucalyptus is also a good one, helping people with breathing conditions and allergies. There’s also peppermint essential oil that’s great for aromatherapy and homemade toothpaste or mouthwash. It’s also great for cream recipes because it adds a nice cooling sensation that helps with massaging the muscle.

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