What was the first essential oil you learned about? Each person may have a different answer to that question. There are many different oils and oil blends, why is it that one or two are more popular than the others? It may be that whichever one you heard about first is a natural favorite or becomes your go-to oil. But over and over some oils keep making it to the top, best, or most popular list. Here you’ll find the Top 6 Singles oil set. What makes these six so popular? Here are a few of the reasons these six are frequently listed as the most used oils.
Lavender Essential Oil
One oil you’ve probably heard a lot about from regular oil uses is lavender oil. It has a calming effect and is often diffused to help with anxiety. It’s used in oils and massaged into tight, sore muscles. May skin care products and hygiene products contain lavender oil. Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it topically to insect bites or other types of skin irritations to bring relief.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
One oil that was around before the benefits of essential oils was discovered by the masses is eucalyptus oil. It’s long been used in cough drops and nasal sprays to help clear out the sinuses. However, its benefits go far beyond helping relieve congestion. It also has antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties. When applied topically, it has a cooling effect that can be calming and stress-relieving. Its anti-inflammatory properties help relieve symptoms and pain from rheumatism, sprains, aches and even nerve pain for some.
Lemon Essential Oil
Those who prefer chemical-free cleaning products will enjoy the benefits of lemon oil. It can be used for cleaning floors, windows, and many surfaces around the home. Lemon essential oil is often used in skin care products. It can also be diffused to improve moods and energy. Lemon oil is also a natural antiseptic and is often used to clean minor wounds and aid in preventing infection. Mix 6 drops of lemon oil, 12 drops of tea tree oil, 6 drops of eucalyptus and ¼ cup of water to make your own antiseptic spray for minor cuts and wounds.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Melaleuca oil or tea tree oil is often found in cosmetic, medicinal and other household products. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory naturally. It’s a natural insect repellent, cleaner and deodorizer. Tea tree is a common ingredient in many cleaners and can be used to make your own household cleaners. When used topically, tea tree oil can help prevent infection and cleanse wounds. It is also said to help speed the healing process.
Peppermint Essential Oil
the high menthol content in peppermint oil makes it refreshing for those suffering congestion or cold-like symptoms. Diffusing it can help clear the sinuses, but it’s also invigorating and energizing. It can boost mental clarity, and relieve exhaustion, stress, and depression. When it is applied topically, it can help relieve pain and its cooling nature can help reduce fevers. It blends well with other oils such as eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary so it’s often used in aromatic combinations.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Mix lemongrass oil into your lotions or carrier oils and massage your muscles after a hard workout. It can help you unwind. It can be used in cleaning products or mix it with water for a fresh spritz to spray on carpets, linens, and furniture. Lemongrass has analgesic, antimicrobial, fungicidal, and deodorizing properties.
These six oils are popular because they are versatile and provide multiple benefits alone or mixed with other oils.