Essential oils have been used throughout time in a number of different ways. I was never quite convinced of the strength of essential oils until I started using them at home daily. I noticed an immediate change, plus it never hurts to just make the home smell wonderful. Simply adding a drop of lavender to a warm bath or diffusing eucalyptus oil in a pot of hot water can help relieve much of the day’s worries. Find out which oils are great for fighting off allergies and pesky bugs in the home, and which work to help wind everyone down after a big day.
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Lavender Essential Oil 1 of 10
Citrus Oil 2 of 10
Valor Oil 3 of 10
Diffuse Valor oil throughout the home to promote a sense of courage and realignment both emotionally and physically. You can also rub a little Valor Oil on your wrist before a big meeting to help settle anxiety.
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Eucalyptus Oil 4 of 10
When allergies come about, it's best to diffuse a few drops of eucalyptus to help as a decongestant. I once sat in a eucalyptus-infused steam room and could instantly feel everything clear up — even my brain. This essential oil can help make you feel rejuvenated after you've been fighting off a cold or when just feel a little extra sleepy.
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Chamomile Essential Oil 5 of 10
Peppermint Essential Oil 6 of 10
Start your day by inhaling the strong scent of peppermint. It can help alert your senses and is wonderful to use when your stomach is feeling a little under the weather. Bring a bit of it with you on a trip to diffuse in the hotel room, and it can keep any queasy feelings away.
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Jasmine Essential Oil 7 of 10
Sandalwood Essential Oil 8 of 10
Geranium Oil 9 of 10
Rose Otto Oil 10 of 10
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