As an essential oil practitioner, there are several oils that I use more often than others. This is because these essential oils are extremely versatile, with each having multiple uses.
Here is a list of what I consider the six most versatile essential oils you can buy. Stored property, they can last several years.
1. Tea tree.
Tea tree essential oil is native to Australia and has a hot, spicy, nutmeg-like, medicinal aroma.
Tea tree was named by Captain Cook’s crew, who brewed the small, dark leaves as a tea. Its astounding healing properties were used by the Aborigines. During World War II, medics recognized its powerful germicidal and antiseptic effects.
Tea tree is a powerful antiseptic and kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is great for treating cuts, burns, chicken pox, acne, cold sores, halitosis (bad breath), insect stings, blisters, head lice and rashes. It is useful in fighting fungal and yeast infections, as well.
For household uses, tea tree can be utilized as an anti-microbial laundry freshener, insect repellent, mold remover, natural deodorant, foot deodorizer and general cleaner.
Lavender essential oil is native to Europe and Australia and has a fresh, sweet, herbaceous and floral scent.