Essential Oil Series post #8: How do I know which Essential Oil I should use?

If you search the web, you will find many essential oils (EO) listed to help with any given topic. Each essential oil may indeed serve several purposes. The key is to pick which EOs are best for helping you and your family. For example, per the NAHA, Peppermint EO may relieve nausea, muscular aches and pains, relieve/reduce migraines, and be energizing, but Peppermint EO should be used with caution and should not be used topically on infants and children.

NAHA lists the most commonly used EOs here: http://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/about-aromatherapy/most-commonly-used-essential-oils/ .

As you research and find EO recipes, be sure to always compare and adhere to the safety guidelines found on the NAHA website. Your EO provider, certified aromatherapist, and/or medical provider can help you adjust a recipe to the proper dilution and suggest which essential oils to try for your specific concerns.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.