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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 getting and staying healthy) 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 facing serious problems and 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 they can be used or applied in a multitude of ways and combinations to bring powerful results to your tasks, atmosphere, and bodies.

Many essential oils have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. 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.

Below we have banners and links to help you learn how to find quality essential oils, the uses for essential oils, and a wee bit of science and other resources to continue learning more. Looking for something in particular? Try the search bar above!

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: Antiviral, anticancer, antifungal, etc.
Basil: Great for infections, healing, cooking, etc.
Bergamot: Colic, arthritis, stress, etc.
Birch: Cartilage, muscles, whiplash, etc
Black Pepper: Cooking, tobacco addiction, detoxifying, etc

C

Cardamom: Gas, diarrhea, asthma, etc.
Cassia: Cold, colic, diarrhea, etc.
Cedarwood: Tension, tuberculosis, UTIs, grounding, etc.
Chamomile, Roman: Skin issues, inflammation, insomnia, stress, etc.
Cilantro: Cooking, infections, insomnia, etc.
Cinnamon Bark: Great for infections, mold, and even low libido, and more
Clary Sage: Hot flashes, insomnia, hormone balancing, etc
Clove: Candida, detoxifying, tumors, etc.
Coriander: Muscular pain, cartilage damage, digestive, blackheads, etc.
Cypress: Bone spurs, carpal tunnel, varicose veins, etc.

D-F

Dill: Cholesterol, constipation, colic, gas, etc.
Eucalyptus: Coughs, asthma, circulation, cooling, etc.
Fennel (Sweet): Digestive issues, blood clots, lactation (increase), etc.
Fir, White: Frozen shoulder, sprains, empowerment, etc.
Frankincense: Alzheimer's, auto-immune disorders, brain function, etc.

G-J

Geranium: Agitation, bruises, MRSA, jet lag, etc.
Ginger: Digestive issues, low libido, vertigo, etc.
Grapefruit: Sugar cravings, hangovers, weight loss, etc
Hawaiian Sandalwood: Alzheimer's, cancer, cartilage repair, moles, etc
Helichrysum: Sunscreen, skin problems, cholesterol, etc
Jasmine: Supports hormonal and emotional balance.
Juniper Berry: Acne, eczema, diuretic, etc

L-M

Lavender: Universal oil. Perfect for burns, insomnia, stress, bug bites, etc.
Lemon: For increasing energy, digestion issues, cleaning, etc.
Lemongrass: Fleas, mental fatigue, UTIs, etc.
Lime: Cleans, detoxifies, energizes, etc.
Marjoram: Emotional healing, muscular support, croup, etc.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Best known for treating wounds, yeast, cleaning, etc.
Melissa (Lemon Balm): Calming, cold sores, viral infections, etc
Myrrh: Cancer, Hashimoto's disease, wounds, etc.

O-P

Orange, Wild: Anxiety, digestion, menopause, etc.
Oregano: Powerful antibiotic, fight infections, increase immunity, etc.
Patchouli: Insect repellant, insect bites, skin issues, etc.
Peppermint: Wonderful for digestion, allergies, cooking, etc.

R-T

Roman Chamomile: Skin issues, inflammation, insomnia, stress, etc.
Rose: Aphrodisiac, poison ivy, self-acceptance, scarring, etc.
Rosemary: Alcoholism, respiratory issues, healthy hair, etc.
Sandalwood: Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, moles, etc.
Sandalwood, Hawaiian: Alzheimer's, cancer, cartilage repair, etc
Spearmint: Supports digestive and emotional health. Antibacterial, anti-spasmodic, stimulant, and more.
Tangerine: Anxiety, digestion, immunity, cooking, etc.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca): Fights infections, lice, viruses, ringworm, etc.
Thyme: Infections, eczema, parasites, etc.

V-Y

Vetiver: Calming (especially for ADHD), grounding, even a termite repellant!
White Fir: Frozen shoulder, sprains, empowering, etc.
Wild Orange: Anxiety, fear, digestion, menopause, etc.
Wintergreen: Bone spurs, joint issues, dandruff, etc.
Ylang Ylang: Self-love, healing, patience, 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.

Essential Oil List: Blends

The following are some of our favorite blends for all the tops concerns. Click each link to learn more about the uses for essential oils in specialty blends:

Acne Blend: Clearing, protective, and cleansing, helpful to skin conditions from acne to eczema.

Anti-Aging Blend: Maintains and promotes skin health. Protective, hydrating and anti-inflammatory.

Bug Repellant Blend: More effective against insects than synthetic products, and lasts up to 6 hours!

Calming Blend: Promotes serenity; anti-anxiety, balancing for the emotions & mental processes.

Cellular Complex: Supports healthy cell function/regeneration, immunity, anti-oxidation of cells.

Cleansing Blend: Purifying, disinfecting, and cleansing for the body and home...like the name implies!

Detoxification Blend: Cleansing and supportive of healthy organs, tissues, and endocrine system.

Digestive Blend: Anti-inflammatory, soothing, and total zen for the belly.

Focus Blend: Get "in tune" with your life! Promote clarity, energy, calm and focus.

Grounding Blend: Balancing and harmonizing, promotes tranquility, and creates a sense of stability.

Immune Support Blend: Guards the immune system, detoxifies, cleans, and disinfects.

Invigorating Blend: Citrusy, antidepressant, blissful, stress-reducing, as well as disinfecting.

Joyful Blend: Elevating, uplifting, antidepressing, and relaxing.

Massage Blend: Relieve tension, soothe irritated skin, and increase circulation.

Metabolic Blend: Balance metabolism, slim the stomach, control cravings, and increase your self-love.

Monthly Blend for Women: Balancing to hormones and calms symptoms of PMS and menopause.

Muscle and Joint Blend: Deeply pain-relieving, soothing, highly anti-inflammatory.

Respiratory Blend: Breathe easy, soothe respiratory tissues, combat airborne bacteria, and more.

Tension Blend: Headache relieving, pain relieving, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.

Women's Blend: Beautiful, feminine, and balancing - a natural and safe perfume.

More Helpful Links on Uses for Essential Oils

How to use essential oils!
15 Antiviral Essential Oils
12 Antifungal Essential Oils
How to find the best essential oils!

These are my favorite books and other resources on the science and research, as well as more on the uses for essential oils:



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