Essential Oils Should Be In Every Household: Here’s Why!

Essential Oils have become a staple in many households. These gems provided by Mother Nature are so beneficial to the everyday life. Essential Oils are extracted from: flowers, seeds, leaves, fruits and roots. They offer countless remedies that improve your health and home.

If you are new to the Essential Oil phenomenon, you may have so many unanswered questions. Which oil is best for me? What are the healing properties? Do they really work? Not to worry! GNG has got you covered. We’ve rounded up our favorite Essential Oils and listed the benefits they provide.

Avocado

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Credit: Brenda Godinez 

Avocado oil is AMAZING for the skin. The antioxidants, fatty acids and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help the skin stay smooth and heighten elasticity. It is the perfect oil to assist with replenishing dry skin and it acts as a shield from ultraviolet radiation.

Fun Fact: Avocado oil is the best oil to cook with. It a healthier option and it doesn’t burn as fast as vegetable and corn oil.

Chamomile 

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Credit: Maria Shanina 

Chamomile is mostly known for its calming properties. These properties affect the central nervous system; which eventually triggers relaxation. Chamomile oil is also great for digestion issues. The anti-inflammatory compounds in chamomile help relax the intestines; which improves digestion.

Coconut

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Credit:  Jonas Dücker 

Coconut oil can be used for EVERYTHING, but what we love most is its teeth whitening power. Oil pulling once a day with coconut oil not only whitens your teeth, but it also strengthens your gums and protects the enamel. Swish coconut oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes a day and let the magic happen!

Fun Fact: Coconut oil also acts as the perfect makeup remover.

Eucalyptus

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Credit: Greg Weaver 

Eucalyptus oil helps relive respiratory issues, strengthens the immune system and protects the body from infections. Because of its ability to improve respiratory circulation it is a key ingredient in fighting allergies, coughs and sinus infections.

Fun Fact: The relaxing aroma in most spas; comes from the eucalyptus (or lemongrass) drops they add in their diffusers. 

Ginger Root

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The all-mighty ginger root, what doesn’t it heal? Ginger oil can by used to aid digestion and get rid of toxins (add three drops into a warm bath), and treat vomiting and nausea (add two drops in warm water or green tea). When used for aromatherapy a few drops of ginger oil will help relieve anxiety.

Lavender

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Lavender oil is used in many treatments to reduce insomnia. If you are having a hard time sleeping, place a few drops of lavender oil in your pillowcase. You can also purchase an aromatherapy diffuser and add a few drops before bed.

Peppermint

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Credit: Marko Blažević 

The cooling factor of peppermint oil helps stimulate hair growth and a healthy scalp because of its ability to increase blood circulation. If you suffer from scalp psoriasis; peppermint oil will help reduce the itchiness and get rid of unwanted flakes. Peppermint oil can also be applied to the body to assist with muscle aches.

Rose

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Credit: Sidney Pearce

Rose oil is great for removing oil and dirt from clogged pores. The antioxidants in rose oil assist with fading unwanted scars and stretch marks. The compounds in rose oil, purify the blood and free the body from toxins that cause skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

Fun Fact: After moisturizing your face with rose oil, use a rose quartz face roller to help with blood circulation and watch that skin GLOW!

Tea Tree

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Credit: Eric Hunt 

Tea tree oil is especially beneficial in treating injuries that result in broken skin and fungal infections. Mix tea tree oil with coconut oil and apply to the infection. Tea tree also oil helps get rid of those stubborn scars. 

Fun Fact: If you are looking for the perfect toner. Mix alkaline and micellar water then add 5 drops of tea tree oil.

 

Tips for First Time Buyers:

  1. Essential oils should never be the same price. If you are shopping for oils and see that they are all the same price; this is a sign that they have synthetics in them. Prices vary depending on how much raw products are used in the creation process.
  2. With the exception of coconut oil, essential oils should always come in a dark glass bottle. After purchasing, store your oil in a cool dark place. This will allow the oil to maintain its nutrients.
  3. Your bottle should not be capped with a rubber stopper. This will cause the oil to go bad and turn into a gummy substance.
  4. Less is more. The oils are naturally extracted, so there are no preservatives to dilute them. Usually a few drops will take you a long way.
  5. Do not keep your oils for more than 3 years. After a few years they tend to spoil due to exposure of oxygen.
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Credit: Thomas Picauly 

Essential Oils: A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. – Google

Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite essential oil is and how it has been beneficial to you.

XOXO,

Raquel