A How-To Guide to Creating an Essential Oil Starter Kit
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What to Include in an Essential Oil Starter Kit
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is effective in treating stuffy noses & blocked sinuses. A few other uses of this versatile Essential Oil include use in hair care products, as an all-natural hand sanitiser, treating the symptoms of hay fever, an all-natural surface cleaner, & a very effective odour neutraliser.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil has a lovely, fresh, citrusy scent that is uplifting & mood enhancing. In addition to Grapefruit Essential Oil's mood enhancing properties, this oil is useful as an all-natural household cleaner, effective in treating acne, can be added to a Carrier Oil & used as a massage oil to get rid of cellulite & diffusing Grapefruit Essential Oil will keep depression at bay.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most versatile Essential Oils. If you include only one oil in your Essential Oil Starter Kit, this should be it. Lavender Essential Oil is great for claiming nerves, helping you fall asleep, stoping the itching of a bug bite, promoting healing of cuts & wounds, treating skin inflammation associated with Eczema & Psoriasis & so much more.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil is useful for treating depression & can also be used to treat halitosis. Diffusing Lemon Essential Oil is also great for curbing food cravings to promote weight loss. You can use Lemon in a massage oil for healthier skin & also to improve digestion & ease symptoms of nausea. Lemon Essential Oil is also a very powerful odour neutraliser that is great for use in the kitchen & bathroom.
Peppermint Essential Oil
The cooling effect of Peppermint Essential Oil makes it great for use in massage oils for relieving muscle strain & fatigue. Pure Peppermint Essential Oil can also be taken internally to stop halitosis & help promote healthy digestion. Diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil in your home is great for adding a bit of pep to your day & keeping you energised & is great for curing headaches.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil has a herbaceous & fresh scent that is very effective for helping you maintain focus & concentration. Rosemary Essential Oil is also very effective in treating stomach upset by promoting healthy digestion. Diffusing Rosemary Essential Oil in your home will treat tension headaches & fatigue.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Native to Australia, Tea Tree Essential Oil has a strong medicinal scent. This oil has powerful antibacterial properties making it an effective disinfectant for household cleaning & treating minor cuts or abrasions. Tea Tree will also keep lice & fleas away, & can be used to treat sunburns & other skin irritation.
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