"Once the crazy aunt of the wellness world, essential oils are finally gaining the respect and recognition they deserve."
Eucalyptus: This works as a pesticide and has the ability to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, mites and weeds.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial, so it can be used as a powerful disinfectant. Plus, it can repel insects, just like eucalyptus.
Lemon: The OG DIY-home cleaner, lemon has powerful antibacterial, astringent, and antiseptic properties.
Clary Sage: Use clary sage around that time of the month! When diffused, it will help alleviate depression and anxiety. When applied diluted, it can aid in alleviating the symptoms of menstrual cramping.
Sweet Orange: This one is pretty much a happy essential oil. When inhaled, it can help alleviate anxiety and boost your mood.
Cinnamon: Applied diluted, cinnamon can help soothe muscle aches and pains thanks to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties. Plus, it can be diffused to help clear up chest colds.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is the breakout buster. It’s as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne, without any of the harsh side effects. Use it diluted as a spot treatment.
Rosemary: This might seem like an odd choice, but rosemary is fantastic for use on your hair. It is a great dandruff tonic, and has even been reported to help stimulate hair growth.
Lavender: Lavender is anti-inflammatory. It also has hydrating properties that help calm down irritated, stressed, or acne-prone skin. It’s usually gentle enough to apply neat, although always dilute to begin with.