Those first starting their essential oil collections may be tempted to purchase one of every oil available to them. Within no time at all, their wallets are empty and they have no idea what to do with the gallons of oil they now own. The best way to begin an essential oil collection is to pick one of two versatile oils and then supplement the collection with several of the oils that are value priced. This way you will have plenty of oils at your disposal and you can learn how to put them to a variety of uses. Remember, just because an oil is inexpensive does not mean it is any less useful than the pricier oil options.
Tea Tree Oil is often considered the most versatile of all essential oils. It is an antiseptic, fungicide, and bactericide. It is the perfect oil to keep in your first aid kit to help heal abrasions, abscesses, cold sores, insect bites and stings, and to treat cuts and scrapes. It is also an excellent oil to treat skin conditions like acne, warts, corns, cold sores, and boils. It can be mixed with a base oil and applied directly to the affected area, or it can be used in a bath, or an oil burner. The oil can be purchased for 9.00 for a 12ML container.
Citronella Oil is a great warm weather oil that keeps insects away, and it can be used safely on dogs and cats to rid their coats of fleas. Citronella can be mixed with a base oil for the pet or skin application, or it can be bathed in or burned to keep an area insect free. It also works great as a deterrent for moths if dropped on a piece of cotton and kept in a closet or drawer. The oil can be purchased for 9.50 for a 12 ML container.
A lesser known oil that is very affordable is Cajuput Oil. It can be purchased for 8.00 for a 12 ML container and is great for relieving respiratory problems such as asthma, laryngitis, bronchitis and colds. It is also a good antiseptic and it relieves infections. It offers effective pain relief for headaches, rheumatism, muscle stiffness and general aches and pains.
A great smelling oil that also works for easing colds, flu, throat infections, and sinusitis is Eucalyptus-Blue Gum Oil. It can be added to a base oil for skin applications and massage. It also works great in a bath, shower, or burner because the scent is bold and creates a feeling of alertness and clarity. This oil also works great for combating head lice in a natural way.
Finally, to complete an affordable collection of essential oils, try adding Clove Oil. It can be purchased for 9.50 for a 12 ML container and it works great for pain relief. It is the perfect oil for treating toothaches, mouth ulcers, gum infections, and gingivitis. It also works great as an insect repellent when combined with lemon and orange oil. In addition to oral treatments, Clove Oil is effective in treating arthritis, diarrhea, and hoarseness.
Over time, you can create an essential oil collection that includes an oil for every condition or ailment. However, if you have just begun using essential oils as a natural option, start your collection with useful, affordable oils.