“Where do I start?!” With the vast amount of essential oils to choose from, you might be asking yourself that question. Use these tips to build a custom starter kit to bring essential oils into your home and watch them change your life.
How Will You Use Your Oils
It’s best to start with the oils that are most useful to your personal needs. For example, if you are preparing to overhaul your kitchen and attic, or want to do some spring cleaning naturally, you might decide that an essential oil in the antiseptic family like lemon, pine or tea tree are more appropriate.
On the other hand, if you are seeking to use an essential oil for relaxing, meditating or personal hygiene, then you might want to try something like lavender, frankincense, patchouli, or ylang ylang. Other oils like eucalyptus and rosemary are great for the medicine cabinet and can help when your muscles are sore from strains, sprains or over working.
Include Carrier Oils
Other additions to your starter kit should be carrier oils like jojoba oil, organic virgin coconut oil or aloe vera. Aloe vera, which encourages skin rejuvenation, healing of wounds and treatment of sunburn, is also used to help in relieving arthritis pain, improving blood circulation, reducing scarring, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very important carrier oil because it is naturally hypoallergenic with about the same pH balance of the skin.
When you start using essential oils it’s important to start small with maybe three oils. Below is a list of five for simple enjoyment and personal care.