Essential Oils: Blends & Uses

Over the past 12 months, I’ve pretty much traded in my medicine cabinet, herb pot, beauty creams and air fresheners, because the amazing and versatile benefits of my Essential Oils has superseded them all. I’d love to share with you all some of my favourite EO’s and blends, and how I love to use them.

lemon-tea-tree-euc

Tea Tree, Lemon & Eucalyptus

Diffuser benefits:

  • Air freshener. Great for respiratory issues

Household benefits:

  • Add with water or apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle for an antibacterial cleaner for floors, benches and the bathroom
  • Add a drop of each into the dishwasher for an extra fresh clean, for the dishers and the washer

Peppermint & Lavender

Topical benefits: 

  • Cold press on wet flannel for child with fever (1 drop of each in bowl of water)
  • Headaches – Add 2 drops of each with water into a small spritzer bottle and spray around face
  • Dilute with carrier oil and run onto temples and back of neck

Diffuser benefits: 

  • For floral air freshener to calm and energise

Marjoram, Lavender & Orange

Topical benefits:

  • Rub at base of neck for restful night sleep (1 drop of each into a carrier oil)

Diffuser benefits:

  • A restful night sleep

Clary Sage, Geranium & Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • Menstrual cramps – anti-spasmodic reaction for the muscles when rubbed onto belly (1 drop each) with a carrier oil

frankincense

Frankincense

Topical benefits:

  • Anti-ageing properties, works magic mixed in with facial moisturiser (1 drop)
  • Anti-inflammatory effect on the body, dilute with carrier oil and massage into the body

Diffuser benefits:

  • Opens up higher consciousness, grounding effects, and anti-inflammatory effect on the body

Tea Tree, Lavender, Geranium & Lemon (on their own, or combined)

Topical benefits:

  • Assists with acne, when diluted in with facial moisturiser (1 drop of each)

Eucalyptus & Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • 1 drop of each into a carrier oil & rub onto chest and back for chesty cold and flu symptoms

Internal benefits:

  • Steam inhalation treatment (2 drops of each in a bowl of hot water), breathe in deeply. Assists with cold and flu symptoms and treatment

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Eucalyptus, Peppermint & Tea Tree

Diffuser benefits:

  • Manages hay fever symptoms and opens the respiratory airways for easy breathing

ginger

Ginger

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and use with peppermint and lemon oil for calming digestive issues when rubbed on stomach area
  • Heavily dilute and rub on babies tummy to assist with Colic and digestive issues (ie 10 drops carrier oil to each drop of oil)

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse whilst eating dinner, to calm the body and aid in digestion

peppermint

Peppermint

Topical benefits:

  • Mix with Frankincense to topically address muscular pain, due to their analgesic properties

Internal benefits:

  • Dropped straight onto the tongue, or diluted with water for fresh breath, uplifting, encourages digestion, improves exercise ability, opens lung capacity
  • 6 drops into a capsule 3 times per day for IBS treatment

Marjoram, Cedar wood, Lavender & Frankincense (on their own, or combined)

Topical benefits:

  • Add in a bath with magnesium salts for eczema and psoriasis relief

Tea Tree, Lemon & Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • Fungal infections in foot bath, as these oils have anti-fungal properties

Rosemary, Basil & Lemon

Diffuser benefits:

  • In diffuser to aid memory less, Parkinson’s disease & Dementia

Geranium & Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • In diffuser to addresses anxiety & depression, calming the nerves

Household benefits:

  • Add to a load of washing to give clothes a lovely smell

Patchouli, Marjoram, Orange & Lavender

Diffuser benefits:

  • For a grounding effect

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Peppermint, Ginger & Grapefruit

Topical benefits:

  • Add to a spritzer bottle and spray around face to combat feelings of nausea

Rose, Geranium, Lavender, Clary Sage

Diffuser & Topical benefits:

  • Hormone balancing in diffuser or on body with a carrier oil – great for PMS!

orange

Citrus Oils

Internal benefits:

  • Add a drop of either lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange oil into a jug of sparkling water as a great soda substitute. You can sweeten with a drop of Stevia if you need. Citrus oils are great for internal cleansing and detoxing

Lavender, Marjoram, Orange

Diffuser benefits:

  • To counteract fatigue and stimulate energy

peppermint-lime

Peppermint & Citrus

Topical benefits:

  • Rub a drop of peppermint and a drop of either lemon, lime or orange into the palms of the hands and inhale for an energy boost and instant pick-me up
  • Keep this blend in a spritzer bottle and keep at your desk for a refreshing and uplifting spray throughout the day, which eliminates brain fog

Diffuser benefits:

  • For an energy boost and instant pick-me up

Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Sage (on their own, or combined)

Topical benefits:

  • Use on cuts and scrapes diluted in water and dabbed on skin. These oils have strong antiseptic & antibacterial properties. A natural substitute for Dettol for the kids

Lemon, Frankincense & Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • Mix into moisturiser or carrier oil to address sun spots, scars and skin pigmentation due to their skin regenerative properties

lavender

Lavender

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute in water and compress with a flannel onto skin burns for healing due to lavender’s regenerative and healing properties

Diffuser benefits:

  • A drop onto the pillow or in the diffuser to assist in a restful night’s sleep. Great to help kids calm down before bed.

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Orange, Frankincense & Tea Tree

Diffuser benefits:

  • In diffuser to open throat chakra and encourage open conversation, open skin pores, and bring on feelings of happiness. Eliminates negative thoughts.

Ylang Ylang, Orange & Frankincense

Diffuser and topical benefits:

  • Aphrodisiac – in diffuser or massaged into the skin with a carrier oil. Encourages feelings of love

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Clove

Topical benefits:

  • Mixed into a fluoride-free toothpaste for oral health
  • Mixed into coconut oil and used for oil pulling in mouth
  • Dilute into carrier oil and rub onto the gums for children teething

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse with Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, a Citrus oil, and Rosemary to boost immunity.

Internal benefits:

  • Mash up 1 avocado, and mix in a spoon of raw organic unfiltered honey, 1 spoon of raw organic cold-pressed coconut oil, and 1 drop of clove for kid’s medicine. Clove oil contains the highest known anti-oxidant properties in the world

Marjoram, Lemongrass & Frankincense

Internal benefits:

  • 1 drop of each into a capsule and take internally to address chronic pain, inflammation and arthritis

Citronella & Lemongrass

Topical and diffuser benefits:

  • Add to a spray bottle with water, or into the diffuser to work as a natural insect repellent

cinnamon

Cinnamon Bark

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse for mental alertness and calming effect – smells like you’ve been baking!

Culinary benefits:

  • Use in cooking in place of cinnamon, in a banana smoothie, or warmed almond milk for a winter evening treat

Rosemary, Sage, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Black Pepper

Culinary benefits:

  • Use in cooking as you would with fresh or dried herbs. Great in fresh salads or pesto!

vetiver

Vetiver

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute in a carrier oil and massage onto the feet and at the base of neck for a deep night sleep

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse for grounding and relaxation – great before bed

myrtle

Myrtle

Topical benefits:

  • Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, great for the skin. Dilute in a carrier oil before using

Diffuser benefits:

  • Stress reduction. Antiseptic and anti-microbial properties to deodorise the air when diffused

Household benefits:

  • Use in surface sprays for Myrtle’s anti-microbial properties

cypress

Cyprus

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse for grounding and relaxing. Helps improve respiratory function.

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute in carrier oil for skin health

juniper

Juniper

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute in carrier oil and massage onto the body to fight fatigue, and is great for skin health

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse to counteract fatigue, and cleanse the air

fennel

Fennel

Diffuser benefits:

  • Diffuse to stimulate digestion, feelings of balance

Culinary benefits:

  • Add a drop to a salad for a fresh and tasty flavour

Topical benefits:

  • Dilute in carrier oil for skin health

 

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When selecting Essential Oils, it’s important to assess the quality of the oil you’re purchasing. I uphold the same standards for my Essential Oils as I do for the food I put in my mouth or the products I put on my skin.

 

 

 

 

 

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