Essentials

essential oilIn just one drop of essential oil there are many complexities containing amazing healing properties. I’ve been collecting these little miracles for a few years now, experimenting, reading and researching familiarizing myself with their many marvelous qualities. They’ve taken over my medicine cabinet replacing everything from ibuprophen to cough syrup. With perfect simplicity.

Starting out with essentials can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much knowledge surrounding each complex volatile essence and many oils perform similar tasks in very different ways. Oils are very personal. What smells divine to my senses may be offensive to yours and an oil that heals my scars may be used for your acne. Intelligent trial and error apply here. Do lots of research and start small with a few simple oils. Become acquainted with one at a time assessing it’s properties and enjoying the aroma it boasts.

They’re captivating. You’ll be smitten by their mingled compounds, the rich scents and their intricate balance. Here’s a growing list of my favorites starting with the twelve simplest ………..

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Lemongrass
  • Bergamot
  • Tea Tree (Meleleuca)
  • Frankincense
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosemary

I’ll be adding descriptions and personal observations soon =)