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.

The remarkable uses of essential oils can only be maximized when purity is involved. But government regulations vary from country to country and are subpar in assuring quality and purity. 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 both how to use essential oils, but also what to use and when.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

None of these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Essential Oil List: Single Oils

We are currently working to build information for each oil.

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

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.

M

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 these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Essential Oil List: Blends

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

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

Bug Repellant Blend
15 essential oils shown to be more effective against insects than synthetic products, and lasts up to 6 hours!

Calming Blend
Promotes serenity. Soothing, stress-relieving, and balancing for the emotions and mental processes.

Cellular Complex
Supports healthy cellular function and regeneration, immune support, and prevents oxidation of cells.

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

Detoxification Blend
Purifying, cleansing and supportive of healthy organs, tissues, and endocrine system.

Digestive Blend
Anti-inflammatory, soothing, and zen to the digestive system.

Focus Blend
Get "in tune"! Promote clarity, energy, and minimization of distractions.

Grounding Blend
Balancing and harmonizing to the body, promotes tranquility and creates a sense of balance and grounding.

Immune Support and Protective Blend
One of the BEST blends for guarding the immune support, detoxification, cleaning, and healing.

Invigorating Blend
Antidepressant, blissful, stress-reducing, and elevating, as well as disinfecting.

Joyful Blend
Elevating, uplifting, antidepressing, and relaxing.

Massage Blend
This aromatic touch is specifically made for massage (or self-massage) purposes to releive tension, soothe irritated skin and increase circulation.

Metabolic Blend
Helps to increase metabolism, slim the stomach, control cravings, and increase a deeper sense of self-love and well-being.

Monthly Blend for Women
Balances hormones and calms symptoms of PMS and menopause.

Muscle and Joint Blend
Deep pain-relieving, soothing, anti-inflammatory...and quite frankly, incredible.

Respiratory Blend
Breathe easier by opening and soothing the tissues of the respiratory system, combats airborne bacteria and viruses.

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

Topical Skin Blend
Clearing, protective, and cleansing, helpful to skin conditions from acne to eczema.

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

Essential Oil KIT
The most purchased, used, and repurchased kit, this includes the top 10 oils you'll need for the health and wellness of your family, as well as care of your home.

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