Essential Oil Basics – My 3 Favorite Daily Oils – part 1/3

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See Part 2 – 3 more specific oils

See Part 4 – 3 Oil blends 

Essential oil basics – 3 Oils I use Daily:

Lemon Essential Oil

I like lemon because it can be helpful for all sorts of sickness such as runny nose, coughs, allergies, bad breath and other germs in the mouth and a bunch of other things that I’ll have in the blog. I mainly like it for a daily detox as lemon is good to help clear out toxins and when I travel I put a couple drops in the water to be sure the water is free of bacteria and parasites since it’s antibacterial. It also supports the elimination of parasites that enter your system from food. It has all the benefits of lemons such as antioxidants. It also helps to remove petrochemicals. What this means is chemicals like BPA that we are exposed to every day with things like bottled water. Don’t put this in any plastic container, as it will eat through them, only use in glass or stainless steel.

Ayurvedic medicine has been using both lemons and lemon essential oil to treat a many health conditions for over 1,000 years. The health benefits of lemon essential oil have been well established scientifically.

Lemon Oil Benefits
According to Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College assistant professor Dr. J.V. Hebbar, the benefits of lemon include:
• Cleansing and purification
• Oral health and remedy for halitosis (bad breath)
• Digestion
• Thirst quencher
• Remedy for abdominal colic pain
• Cough relief
• Calms stomach and relieves nausea
• Prevents malabsorption
• Improves digestion
• Nourishes the skin
• Promotes Weight loss
Lemon and lemon essential oil are also used to decrease cholesterol deposition in the blood vessels and prevent heart disease!
Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses
There are so many used for lemon oil, these are some of my favorites:

1. Laundry – If you leave your laundry sitting in the washer too long, adding a few drops of lemon EO will prevent them from smelling. You can put it in a spray bottle with some water even easier, just use a glass bottle.
2. Teeth Whitener – Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil and rub on your teeth for 2 minutes and then rinse.
3. Clean Hands – Got greasy hands? just add a couple drops of lemon EO with your soap.
4. Natural Disinfectant – Great to avoid alcohol and bleach and still disinfect your countertops and clean your moldy shower. Add 40 drops lemon oil and 20 drops tea tree oil to a 16-oz spray bottle fill with pure water (and a little bit of white vinegar).
5. Face-wash – It can help to improve your complexion and leave your skin soft and supple. You can make lemon oil with baking soda and honey for a natural acne free face wash.
6. Wood and Silver Polish – A lemon oil-soaked cloth will also help spruce up your tarnished silver and jewelry! Lemon oil for wood cleaning is also great.
7. Goo-Be-Gone – Un-stick the sticky goo your kids leave behind with stickers and gum with lemon oil.
8. Promotes Fat-Loss – Putting 2 drops of lemon oil in your water 3x daily can support metabolism and weight loss as well as detox and remove toxins.
9. Improves Mood – Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air can lift mood and fight depression.

10. Immune Support – Lemon oil can support lymphatic drainage and help your overcome a cold fast, mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck.
11. Morning sickness: A study was published this past March that evaluated how lemon aromatherapy affects pregnant women during bouts of nausea and vomiting. Astoundingly, of the 100 women that participated in the study, reports of symptoms dramatically decreased just after 2 days compared to the placebo group. After 4 days the essential oil group experienced an average of 33% decrease in nausea and vomiting!
12. For addiction If this weren’t enough, the researchers also observed that depleted dopamine levels were improved which helps people overcome addictions and improves mood to fight depression.

Clove Essential Oil

Clove essential oil I use this for healthy teeth and gums, great for breath and Gargling with it can help with throat pain or irritation, I mainly use it to floss my teeth, killing bacteria in between my teeth and gums, and I add a couple drops to my coconut oil when I oil pull. This is used in ayurvedic medicine for toothaches and cavities. It’s also helpful to fight against a candida overgrowth, for acme, for immunity to fight against disease, headaches and stress, and a few other things that you can see in the blog for this video.

Clove Oil Benefits
Some of the health benefits of clove oil are include supporting the health of your liver, skin, hair and mouth. But below are the 3 most common ways clove oil is used medicinally today.

1. Clove Oil For Skin and Acne
According to a study, from the University of Buenos Aires clove has the greatest anti-microbial ability over E. coli and also exerted considerable control over Staph aureus which causes acne and Pseudomonas aeruginosa which causes pneumonia.
As a natural remedy to eliminate acne, take 3 drops clove oil and mix with 2 tsp raw honey. Mix together and wash your face or you can also try tea tree oil face wash.

2. Cloves For Candida
One of the most power applications of clove is to fight candida; that plagues Americans because of high-sugar, acidic diets. Published in the journal, Oral Microbiology & Immunology, a study was conducted to see how it fared against other anti-fungal treatments and observed that clove was as effective as nystatin, a drug commonly prescribed to manage yeast infections of the mouth (thrush) and includes a slew of ugly side effects.
Also, in addition to eliminating candida, clove essential oil is effective at killing intestinal parasites and an effective treatment for a short-term parasite cleanse.

To do a candida cleanse, you can take clove oil internally for 2 weeks but I recommend being under the care of a physician or nutritionist when doing this. Also, consume large amounts of probiotic rich foods and eliminate processed sugar and grains for a time.

3. Clove Oil For Toothaches
The Journal of Dentistry, for instance, published a study in 2006 proving that clove essential oil had the same numbing effect as benzocaine, a topical agent commonly used before needle insertion. For this reason, you can use clove oil for teething with infants by mixing it with coconut oil and rubbing it on the gums and check with your doctor before applying.
The Indian Department of Public Health Dentistry recently conducted a study that evaluated clove’s ability to slow tooth decalcification (“dental erosion”) compared to eugenol, eugenyl-acetate, fluoride and a control group.
Not only did clove oil lead the pack by “significantly” decreasing decalcification, it was observed that it actually remineralized teeth. This study highlights, yet again, that the so-called benefits of fluoridating our water supply and mainstream dental products is not worth the risk. So why take the risk of using a fluoride product, when clove can accomplish the same goal? See my blog on homemade toothpaste that will help you steer clear of the dangers of fluoride products.
I use it on my interdental brushes when I floss and have had great results with that.

4. Cloves Antioxidant Value
Second only to raw sumac bran, ground clove has the astounding ORAC value of 290,283 units! That value means per gram cloves contain 30x more anti-oxidants than blueberries which have a value of 9,621. Antioxidants are molecules that reverse the damage that free radicals cause including cell death and cancer. Research has shown that antioxidants slow aging, degeneration and protect the body against bad bacteria and viruses. Because of it’s high antioxidant count and eugenol levels, clove is also known as the ultimate “protective” herb and has been used in essential oil blends such as “OnGuard” So adding some cloves or clove oil to your health regime could be good to naturally boost your antioxidant levels. For long term use cinnamon is another great herb that can be added into your everyday diet to increase your antioxidant intake.

Summery of Clove oil uses
Consider diffusing clove oil in your home to clean the air, put it on gums around an aching tooth, put it in homemade personal care products like deodorant, cleaner and toothpaste, or if you are exposed to people with a cold or flu, mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck and chest for natural antioxidant protection.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is used as an antiseptic I use it in my toothpaste and deodorant and you can see my videos on those. I use it by putting a couple drops on my fingertips, rubbing it together to warm it up and then putting it under my arms and this helps with detox and killing germs, including the germs that will create a bad odor when you sweat. Because the underarms are a place of elimination and detox is why it’s so important not to use antiperspirants and commercial deodorants that have parabens, aluminum and other toxic ingredients because they keep all the things your body is trying to get rid of in your bloodstream. I also use peppermint anytime I have a headache and put it on my temples and behind my ears and down my neck. Just don’t get this near your eyes as it will burn. It’s also great for nausea as well as an energy boost and mental alertness.

Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, but the health benefits of peppermint oil and uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.

Peppermint Oil Benefits
Some of the most common peppermint oil uses include:
• Reduces stomach aches
• Soothe digestive issues
• Freshens bad breath
• Relieves headaches
• Antimicrobial properties
• Improves mental focus
• Clears respiratory tract
• Boosts energy
• Releases tight muscles

Top 25 Peppermint Oil Uses

Ready to start harnessing the health benefits of peppermint? If so, here are 25 ways to use this incredible herb:
1. Muscle Pain Relief –Peppermint essential oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles, and melting away a tension headache. A study shows that peppermint oil applied topically has pain relief benefits associated with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
2. Sinus Care –Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can oftentimes immediately unclog your sinuses, act as a decongestant, and offer relief to scratchy throats. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis. Mix it with coconut oil and eucalyptus essential oil to make a homemade vapor rub to help reduce the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis.
3. Joint Therapy –When your joints get achy, applying some pure peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil can cool muscles like an ice bath, but help you to stay warm and dry.
4. Reduce Hunger Cravings –Inhaling peppermint essential oil can stave off the munchies and can help you feel full faster. If you can’t have a diffuser with you at dinnertime, try applying a couple drops on your temples or chest, or take a couple of deep sniffs from the bottle.
5. Natural Energizer –For a non-toxic alternative to dangerous energy drinks, take a few whiffs of peppermint. It will perk you up on long road trips, in school or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.” For those with chronic fatigue syndrome, peppermint oil may improve focus and concentration.
6. Improve Your Shampoo –Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your regular morning shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp, energize your mind, and wake up! Because it is a powerful antiseptic, peppermint can also help remove dandruff and lice.
7. Allergy Relief –Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and can help clear out the muck and pollen during allergy season. Diffusing peppermint along with clove oil and eucalyptus oil can also reduce allergy symptoms.

8. ADHD Support –Try spritzing some peppermint oil on your child’s shirt before study time or placing a drop on her tongue or under her nose for improved concentration and alertness.
9. Fever Reducer –Because of peppermint oil’s cooling effects, it is an excellent natural treatment to bring down a fever especially in children. Simply mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub it on a child’s neck and on the bottom of their feet to help stabilize a fever instead of aspirin or other drugs.
10. Natural Bug Repellant –Ticks aren’t the only bugs that hate peppermint oil. In fact, ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitos, mice, and even lice will be repelled. Follow this recipe and make your own natural bug floor cleaner!
11. Skin Health -Peppermint oil has calming effects on skin inflammation. You can mix peppermint oil into lip balm and body lotion for a nice cooling sensation. Mixing peppermint and lavender essential oils can improve eczema and psoriasis when applied topically.
12. Acne Treatment –According to medical studies one of the best Peppermint Oil Uses is facial treatment thanks to anti-microbial properties so is an excellent ingredient to help cure acne naturally.
13. Headache Cure -Peppermint oil has the ability to improve circulation, heal the gut and relax tense muscles. All of these conditions can cause tension headaches or migraines making peppermint oil an excellent natural treatment. A study from researchers at the Neurological Clinic at the University of Kiel, Germany, found that a combination of oils, including peppermint oil had “significant analgesic effect with a reduction in sensitivity to headaches.” The oils were applied to the forehead and temples for pain relief.
14. IBS Treatment -Peppermint oil taken internally in capsule form has been proven to be effective at naturally treating IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). One study found a 50% reduction in IBS symptoms with 75% of patients who used it.
15. Improve Bloating and Indigestion -Peppermint oil has been established as a natural alternative to drugs like Buscopan to reduce spasms of the colon. It works by relaxing the muscles of your intestines, which can also reduce bloating and gas. Try peppermint tea or adding 1 drop of peppermint oil to your water before meals. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion immediately.
16. Freshen Breath and Reduce Cavities -Tried and true for well over 1,000 years peppermint has been used to naturally freshen breath. According to studies, peppermint oil performed better than the mouthwash chemicals chlorhexidine at reducing cavities. You can make homemade toothpaste, mouth wash, or add a drop under your tongue followed with glass of water, this freshens bad breath too.
17. Reduce Nausea –A medical study found that peppermint oil uses reduced nausea that is induced by chemotherapy better than standard medical treatments. Simply adding a drop of peppermint oil to water, or rubbing 1-2 drops behind your ears, or even diffusing it can help to reduce nausea.

Peppermint Oil Studies and Research
At the time I wrote this article, there were 302 scientific studies referring to peppermint essential oils. This can help improve your health greatly.
For one, a 2012 study out of Clayton State University that tested peppermint oils ability to reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting.
For Moms who just had a C-section, this can be especially devastating as it is very likely to interfere with breastfeeding. The study tested evaluated how 35 Moms responded to this ancient aromatherapy and discovered that peppermint essential oil was not only quite effective in reducing post-operative nausea and vomiting, it “significantly lowered” the sickness levels of participants compared to women who received standard anti-nausea medications.


Always get pure therapeutic grade and are edible when possible. These are very strong and only a drop or 2 is necessary, Warnings are that they can cause skin irritation, and other issues. I recommend testing these on your. Check with your doctor before using especially Pregnant women and children. Clove and peppermint especially can cause issues during pregnancy. Lemon is considered phototoxic meaning it increases the effects of the sun so don’t use that on your skin before going into the sun.


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