The best essential oils to use

November 4, 2019

Essential oils are one of the most popular health aids. They have been used for thousands of years by tribes all over the globe and are still wildly popular today. If you are looking to improve your health, ward off bugs, reduce stress, promote healthy skin and oral health, then implementing essential oils into your routine can be very beneficial.

Note: I am not a health professional, I just did research on these oils and composed a post with the information I found. I use essential oils everyday in my routine so I know a lot of useful information about them. But do your own research about a specific oil before using to ensure you are using it properly on your skin.

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Lavender oil 

Helps promote relaxation and relieve stress. This oil is also great for those who deal with frizzy hair, itchy scalp, or dandruff. Simply add a few drops to your bath or when making bath bombs.

Skin: It’s also beneficial for your skin because it’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces blotchy and ruff skin, helping to restore it to bright plump skin.

Clothes: In addition, Lavender essential oil is a wonderful fragrance to add to your detergent or when making your own perfume.

Cinnamon oil

Health: Cinnamon is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, and anticancer properties. It’s also proven to fight off heart disease, high cholesterol, and promote neurological health to fend off Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease, among other disorders. In addition, it also builds up your immune system to fight off infections.

Peppermint oil

Home: Since Christmas is just around the corner, instead of burning candles, grab your diffuser and place a few drops of peppermint oil in to make your home smell like a peppermint Christmas factory. 🙂

Health: Peppermint oil is great for relieving muscle and joint pain as well as improving your sinuses and respiratory problems. It helps with allergies and increases your energy and exercise performance.

Other benfits:

  • Alleviates headaches
  • Improve IBS symptoms
  • Freshens breath and improves oral health
  • Promotes hair growth and relives dandruff
  • Relives itchy skin
  • Reduces nausea
  • Aids in skin health

Lemon oil

Skin: Diluted Lemon oil can be extremely beneficial when it comes to diminishing wrinkles, promoting circulation, toning the skin, and evening skin tone.

Mood: Lemon oil is wonderful in boosting your mood and wading off depression (antidepressant qualities). Studies have recorded increases in the anti-stress hormone norepinephrine in the blood of participants.

Lemongrass oil

Cleaning: This essential oil is most commonly found in cleaning products because of its high anti-fungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and potent smell properties. Add a few drops to your homemade cleaning products for all these benefits!

Health: Soothes feelings of nausea and headaches, plus helps get rid of dandruff and dry itchy scalp.

Eucalyptus oil

This oil is definitely not for the weak because of its strong smell, but don’t let this deter you from using it.

House: it’s most commonly known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties as well as helping to kill weeds and insects. It also gives your home an aromatic and clean scent. Add a few drops of this oil to your diffuser to help ward off closet moths and house bugs.


In addition to the wonderful smell of this oil it also

  • Boots your immune system
  • Improves oral health
  • Astringent properties
  • Reduces scars
  • Promotes digestion
  • Anticancer properties
  • Delays aging
  • Reduces respiratory issues
  • Relieves stress
  • Speeds up healing

Tea Tree oil

Probably the most commonly heard of oil and its hype is certainly justified.

Health: This oil has high anti-infection, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Many cultures use it to treat coughs and colds, heal wounds, and alleviate sore throats and skin ailments. In addition, this popular oil kills oral bacteria for up to two weeks, can be used for gingivitis, heals mild to moderate dandruff, kills the influenza virus, and has been shown to slow the growth of tumors in mice.

Sweet Orange oil

If you love the sweet smell of oranges then this oil will work perfectly for your needs.

Mood: Reduces anxiety, slows down pulse and breathing rates, and helps promote a cheerful and vigorous mood.

This oil should not be applied directly to skin or be left on for prolonged periods so it’s best to use in products you’re going to rinse off in the shower.

Note: Make sure to purchase sweet orange oil not bitter orange oil as it is very photo toxic.

Shop the diffuser I use here.


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  • cassie1128gmailcom

    November 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Great information on so many essential oils!

    Thanks for sharing😊

    1. DIYLifestyle

      November 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      You’re welcome! So happy you found this post useful 🙂

  • Robin at Haphazard Homemaker

    November 4, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Good post! Those are all wonderful oils that I use frequently, except for the Cinnamon Oil. I don’t think I have that one yet.

    1. DIYLifestyle

      November 4, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Thanks! I too love using essential oils, and the cinnamon one is very nice and has a strong smell, which is perfect for making your home smell like Christmas! Also, be sure to enter my giveaway where I’m giving away 2 cookbooks, a paleo and gluten free one to one lucky winner! To enter visit my “avocado brownies” post (posted on Friday) for all the deets.

      1. Robin at Haphazard Homemaker

        November 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm


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