Undeniably Amazing Essential Oil Combos
Essential oils are a great tool for many aspects of health. They can be used for relieving stress, reducing inflammation, killing bacteria, and more. There are so many types of essential oils out there that it can get confusing and mind boggling, what is good for what and how to use them. So I have compiled a list of popular oils and listed them based on their benefits.
Can I mix them?
The great thing about essential oils is you can mix them however you want. You can mix them based on their benefits; by mixing some that have the same outcome together or you can mix completely different ones for different perks. Additionally, you can mix them based one what smells the best together. Either way I have made a list of what essential oils to use for different benefits, and many you can mix together.
Stress and Anxiety
Lavender and eucalyptus are the main culprits to relieve anxiety and stress. These 2 oils are great for quite a few things. Separately, they provide the same perk of easing that stress, but they also work very well together. You can use them either way and receive the same outcome. I like putting them together just because I like the smell of them together. Together they can also help with depression, as can another essential oil called Lemon.
Honorable mentions: Rose, Jasmine and Sandalwood
Headaches and Migraines
Get rid of or at least ease those pesky headaches with chamomile and peppermint. These two help with headaches, but also all around stuffiness in the nasal passages. As peppermint can be so strong it is great to mix it with chamomile to make it less overpowering. A tip is to apply peppermint on your forehead and temples to quickly relieve headaches. You can do that with chamomile also.
Honorable mentions: Rosemary, Lavender, and Ginger
Let’s face it we all struggle with sleep every once in a while and nothing works to get us to sleep. Well have you tried essential oils? Especially these ones; chamomile, lavender or frankincense? These 3 are the top contenders in aiding in sleep. All 3 options are great separately and complement each other nicely. Their smells are very relaxing, and allow you to release the tension or unease keeping you awake at night.
Honorable mentions: Ylang Ylang, Peppermint and Bergamot
Inflammation and Swelling
Tea tree oil and peppermint are great essential oils to help reduce acne, pimples and most other antimicrobial issues. The #1 that I would recommend (and that I use all the time) is tea tree oil. You just apply it to the problem you are having and let your skin soak it in and it just helps reduce the problem itself and the redness that comes with it. I usually put it on at night and wake up the next morning and my pimples look so much better! The body shop actually has a little tube of a gelled tea tree oil that you can get. Works like a dream!
However, antimicrobial is a little different from antibacterial. So quick little science lesson, antimicrobials minimize the presence of bacteria, whereas antibacterial is actually fighting the bacteria. So for essential oils in an antibacterial situation, try lemongrass or orange.
Honorable mentions: Grapefruit, Lemon and Rosemary
Of course we all know ginger helps, but did you know it comes in an oil. Or you can try Lemon. Both of these are great options for easing your nausea, whether you are sick at home, motion sick or morning sick. And the cool thing about nausea and essential oils, is you can actually get oil pills.
Honorable mentions: Cinnamon, Cardamom and Peppermint
Last but not least the dreaded cold season. Eucalyptus and peppermint are great for easing some of the cold symptoms you may be experiencing. Thieves are one that can actually help prevent getting sick. Many will spread this one around the house to try and ward off germs. It is like an antibacterial like we talked about above. Again, you can always mix these together to help during a cold and to ward off bacteria at the same time. Or you can do them separately, but they do smell great together!
Honorable mentions: Pretty much all of the above depending on your symptoms
How do you use essential oils?
Literally so many options! Many just use a diffuser for essential oils, but here are some more options for you:
- Apply on skin
- Watch carefully some shouldn’t be touching your skin
- You can apply in a diluted form as well
- Ingest (usually in pill form)
- Put into a bath
- Place on a kleenex or cotton pad then place on a shelf
See the options are endless! And you can get some really awesome diffusers that aesthetically look great or have different diffusing settings.
So there you have it. Essential oils are a very helpful tool that lots of people don’t use. They are a great natural remedy for everyday health problems. And this is by no means an exhaustive list, there are many more oils that I have not mentioned and thousands more mixes and combinations to try.