Top Essential Oils for Home Use – Phillip Anderson

Top Essential Oils for Home Use

by Philip Anderson

Give your home a refreshing pick-me-up by using these essential  oils.



While modern science and medicine can offer answers to many problems and  ailments, essential oils continue to be used consistently as alternative,  natural solutions for a wide range of issues in the home. If you are new to the  idea of using essential oils, or if you are looking for ways to increase your  use of these ingredients, read on to learn about some of the top essential oils  for use in the home.

Lavender. According to, lavender oil is a  popular essential oil and is used in a variety of ways. Lavender has both  antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be used to quickly soothe insect  bites and stings. Some people use lavender oil as an effective treatment against  head lice. Lavender’s soothing aroma is a welcome addition to a hot bath, and a  few drops sprinkled onto fresh bedding help ensure a good night’s sleep.  Lavender’s fresh aroma makes a natural air freshener, and you can even use  lavender as a baking ingredient.

Orange. Few scents can beat the sharp, uplifting and  cleansing fragrance of orange oil. Orange oil can stimulate lymphatic processes  in the body, helping to combat water retention, and is also good for  detoxification. Orange oil is an extremely effective household cleaner for many  surfaces, including wood, tile and glass. Orange oil’s natural astringent  properties help you cut through oil and dirt with limited elbow grease.

Peppermint. Peppermint oil has a host of different uses and  comes in handy around the house. Peppermint is a refreshing, natural insect  repellant when diluted in warm water and applied to household surfaces.  Peppermint oil can help combat the feelings of nausea and has a natural cooling  effect. Peppermint oil can also help alleviate headaches, when combined with  lavender and other oils.

Sandalwood. Sandalwood oil is a precious commodity within  the Hindu community, and it’s easy to see why. This oil has natural  antibacterial properties and is commonly used as an air freshener or massage  oil. Sandalwood is a popular ingredient in aftershave products and can be a good  solution for dry skin. Add a few drops of sandalwood to a glass of water and  gargle to help soothe and heal a sore throat.

Ginger. Ginger oil is most commonly known as a cooking  ingredient. Ginger is an effective digestive aid and is commonly drunk with  lemon as an herbal tea. Ginger oil has notable warming properties and is  therefore favored by arthritis sufferers, particularly when blended with other  oils. Some pregnant women swear by ginger oil as a remedy for morning sickness,  too.

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