Because there are so many essential oils it can be difficult to know where to start. In this post I try to answer that question by giving you a breakdown of 10 must-have oils. This are the perfect essential oils for beginners.
I've included 3 of Kathi Keville's videos below, because she does a wonderful job of explaining the benefits of each essential oil. Kathi is well respected in Aromatherapy and I love the inspiring way she talks about the oils. There's also some great tips along the way, including a natural flea repellent for the animal lovers 🙂
Essential Oil For Biginners with Kathi Keville - 10 Great Starter Kit Oils
Part One - Lavender, Rosemary & Geranium
3 essential oils that we can use in body care. They can also have emotional support and health benefits;
Lavender is the most widely used essential oil because it's a very safe oil and one of the few that can be used undiluted and has many beneficial properties including relaxation, improving mood and healing burns and cuts, and of course has a wonderful aroma.
Rosemary is great for alleviating migraine headaches, I use it myself when I get a migraine mixed with some Peppermint and Lavender wonderful 🙂 Rosemary also improves brain function and memory, helps relieve stress and can be used to naturally thicken hair!
Geranium is frequently used as an anti-depressant and also has antiseptic and astringent properties. Geranium is one of my favourites for diffusing in my oil burner, I just love the aroma 🙂
Essential Oil For Biginners with Kathi Keville - Part Two
Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Bergamot & Citrus
You'll get the flea repellent tip I mentioned earlier in this one. And of course some more great beginners oils.
Eucalyptus is great for ..yes you guessed it.. cold and flu symptoms or easing allergies. Quick tip If your feeling bunged up, just put a few drops of Eucalyptus in some steaming hot water and inhale....ahhhh so good 🙂
Peppermint smells amazing and can help improve focus and boost energy levels, it's also used to alleviate fever and nausea symptoms. Peppermint is also a great oil for headache and muscle pain recipes.
Tea Tree is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and can also help stimulate the immune system. Great for getting rid of those pesky dog fleas or treating acne as well as minor cuts and abrasions.
Bergamot's wonderful aroma is used to refresh and balance the emotions making it useful for anxiety and de-stressing, a great oil for your oil burner 🙂 Bergamot also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Citrus oil properties include aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-aging and anti-oxidant they also smell amazing, are energizing and can help to boost the spirits, great for Winter blues recipes!
Although I've already covered Citrus oils, I think Lemon deserves it's own spot because it's so good for using in homemade cleaning products. 🙂 The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic and disinfectant properties.
Essential Oil For Biginners with Kathi Keville - Part Three
Kathi talks about formulas for safe dilution & massage recipes in this final video, whilst taking us through our final essential oil.
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is used in Aromatherapy for soothing nerves.and providing an emotional uplift, another great oil for diffusing 🙂
Hope you loved watching Kathi as much as I did. I bet you can't wait to get started! Check out my 'About Essential Oils'
post to find a list of reputable suppliers..
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