The Basic Ten: Essential Oils You Need to Know About

by Polly N on January 25, 2013

Guest post by Jenn Rowland
The Basic Ten
As we’ve incorporated the essential oils into our family’s life, we really have come to use them “every day, in every way”.  There are ten oils that I consider my go-to, everyday oils; they include Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint, which we covered in previous posts, so I will attempt to fit the seven remaining oils in this post!  Keep in mind there is much more information to be found than what I have room to share here so this will give you a starting point for your own research.
Single Oils
Melaleuca (tea tree) – analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, strong antiseptic and more…
Skin irritations, cuts/scrapes, bee stings, bug bites, athlete’s foot or other fungal infections, acne, earache/ear infection, scalp (repels lice), infections, diaper rash.
Oregano – many of the same properties as melaleuca, but much stronger.  The only (doTERRA) oil that should not be used internally for more than 10 consecutive days.  Needs to be followed with a probiotic. Avoid during pregnancy.
Candida, viral/bacterial/fungal infections including athlete’s foot, Staph infection, any infection! Knocks out a cold, or whatever else you feel coming on – so quickly!
Frankincense – anticatarrhal, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory…
Burns/skin irritations, wrinkles, scarring, arthritis, sleep, immune system, anxiety and depression/emotional healing. This list doesn’t seem to do justice to what this amazing oil can do- get researching and you will be amazed!
Oil Blends
Amazing for asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, croup, colds, congestion, sinus infection, snoring – all things respiratory.
All things digestive – heartburn, indigestion, constipation/diarrhea, IBS (any inflammatory condition of the digestive system), upset stomach, nausea/morning sickness, colic in babies. 
Deep Blue
For pain and/or inflammation – from injury, arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, migraines, and anything else causing you discomfort!
 On Guard
A protective blend for preventing and fighting illness and infections.  Use to boost immunity, for sore throat/strep – any bacterial, viral and fungal infection. Has been studied and found effective at inhibiting and killing MRSA bacteria.  Use it to clean and disinfect countertops and throughout your home.
 These seven oils, along with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint are conveniently sold together in doTERRA’s Family Physician Kit. With this kit, you could potentially treat over 150 conditions, which is why I consider it a must-have for every family. I even keep an extra one on hand in case of emergency. If you would like to order this kit, or any other products from doTERRA, please visit my website at . As always, if you have any questions I can help with, just ask!
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