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An Introductory Guide to 1000's of Uses for Essential Oils

Learn 100's of uses for essential oils, via SustainableBabySteps.com

The uses for essential oils (both for health and emotions) are vast and diverse. As human residents of planet Earth, hardly a moment goes by when we are not reminded of our dependance on plants and their uses. We use a broad variety of plant life for oxygen, food, clothing, building, and to bring harmony and balance into our homes and outdoor surroundings. Plants have many beautiful qualities, but the plants themselves are not the only bounty. The essential oils that are extracted from plant leaves, flowers, stems, roots, or bark are incredible tools for us to use in our everyday lives, and when we are looking for natural and healthy solutions in a more potent form.

Essential oils carry the essence of the plants in such a potent form that a single drop of essential oil can equal multiple teaspoons of the dried herb (for instance, 1 drop of peppermint oil equals more than 25 cups of peppermint tea and oils can be up to 70x more potent than their dried herbal form). And they can be used or applied in a multitude of ways and combinations to bring powerful results to your tasks, atmosphere, and bodies.

All essential oils are made up of various chemical constituents whose research is continually growing, especially in recent years. In addition to these impressive qualities, they often also transfer very pleasurable sensory experiences within minutes because of their fragrances and restorative natures, making them impactful on our brain chemistry, emotional well-being, and spiritual wellness. This makes for a highly vast and diverse list of uses for essential oils.

But the remarkable uses of essential oils can only be maximized when purity is involved. Since quality regulations are virtually non-existent, knowing where your oils come from and how they are created is crucial to ensuring safety and effectiveness. Also important is knowing how to use each oil properly.

When you're looking at the many uses of essential oils I would encourage you to look for the boy systems you're wishing to nurture or support, and the oils that work with that system. When it comes to particular emotions, you can also get hints from the oil itself as to the impact it has on our mind and emotions; for instance, tree oils can help us feel more grounded with their earthier aromas.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented on Sustainable Baby Steps have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always talk to your naturopathic physician about the use of these or any other complimentary modalities. Reading this website denotes your understanding and agreement to our full disclaimer.

Essential Oil List: Single Oils

A-B

Arborvitae: Immune function, skin, insect repellant, etc
Basil: Muscles, joints, respiratory system, skin, etc
Bergamot: Skin, digestive, emotional support, etc
Birch: Muscles, joints, circulation, respiratory support, etc
Black Pepper: Antioxidant, circulation, digestive, etc

C

Cardamom: Digestive, respiratory, cooking, etc
Cassia: Immune function, digestive support, circulation, joints, etc
Cedarwood: Respiratory function, healthy skin, emotional support, etc
Chamomile, Roman: Calming, immune support, skin health, etc
Cilantro: Antioxidant, digestive, cleaning, skin, etc
Cinnamon Bark: Circulatory system, oral health, immune system, etc
Clary Sage: Hormonal support, tension, emotionally balancing, etc
Clove: Cardiovascular health, oral health, immune system, etc
Coriander: Digestive, healthy skin, joints and muscles, etc
Cypress: Respiratory support, muscles, circulation, skin, etc

D-F

Dill: Digestive support, calming, cooking, etc
Eucalyptus: Respiratory support, muscles, stress, immune function, etc
Fennel (Sweet): Digestive, hormonal support, skin, lymphatic system, etc
Fir, White: Muscles, joints, respiratory support, empowering, etc.
Frankincense: Cellular health, skin, immune, emotions, etc

G-J

Geranium: Healthy skin, calming, supports liver health, etc
Ginger: Digestive support, grounding, cooking, etc
Grapefruit: Cleansing, skin health, healthy metabolism, alertness, etc
Hawaiian Sandalwood: Healthy skin, cellular health, meditation, etc
Helichrysum: Skin recovery, liver function, circulation, etc
Jasmine: Supports hormonal and emotional balance, etc
Juniper Berry: Kidney and urinary function, skin, stress, etc

L-M

Lavender: Universal oil. Calming, skin health and recovery, muscles, etc
Lemon: For increasing energy, digestive support, cleaning, etc
Lemongrass: Healthy digestion, muscles and joints, skin, insects, etc
Lime: Cleans, detoxifies, energizes, etc
Marjoram: Emotional healing, muscular support, cardiovascular, respiratory, etc
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Cleansing, immune function, skin complexion, etc
Melissa (Lemon Balm): Immune function, tension, digestion etc
Myrrh: Cleansing, skin and complexion, emotional balance, etc

O-P

Orange, Wild: Emotional balance, digestion, environmental threats, antioxidants, etc
Oregano: Powerful cleansing agent, immune function, digestion, etc
Patchouli: Insect repellant, skin health, grounding, tension, etc
Peppermint: Wonderful for digestion, seasonal threats, cooking, etc

R-T

Roman Chamomile: Calming, immune support, skin health, etc
Rose: Aphrodisiac, skin health, emotional balance, et.
Rosemary: Digestion, respiratory support, healthy hair/scalp, etc
Sandalwood: Skin health, calming, meditation, etc
Sandalwood, Hawaiian: Healthy skin, cellular health, meditation, etc
Spearmint: Supports digestive and emotional health, muscles, joints, energy, etc
Tangerine: Stress, emotions, digestion, immunity, cooking, etc
Tea Tree (Melaleuca): Cleansing, immune function, skin complexion, etc
Thyme: Cleansing, purifying, skin health, immune support, etc

V-Y

Vetiver: Calming, grounding, termite repellant, circulation, etc
White Fir: Muscles, joints, respiratory support, empowering, etc.
Wild Orange: Emotional balance, digestion, environmental threats, antioxidants, etc.
Wintergreen: Muscles, joints, scalp health, respiratory support, etc.
Ylang Ylang: Skin and hair, hormonal balance, calming, etc.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented on Sustainable Baby Steps have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always talk to your naturopathic physician about the use of these or any other complimentary modalities. Reading this website denotes your understanding and agreement to our full disclaimer.

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