If you've read the title of this post you're probably thinking of oils every kitchen should have. True, oils are needed for cooking but I'm going to talk about other types of oils.
While I'm not into aromatherapy as such, I do think there ire is a need for some essential oils in our lives. All three of these oils also come in a water soluble version which increases their uses around the home. Here are the three we use all the time and couldn't live without
Eucalyptus oil uses -
* Clearing blocked noses when you have a cold. I little on a tissue and placed under your nose can help with breathing.
* For relieving bad sinus headaches. I occasionally suffer from sinus headaches and found eucalyptus oil can work better than medication. This might not work for all but it sure is worth trying.
* Removing sticky residue / stickers from surfaces. A little oil on a piece of paper towel goes a long way.
* A key ingredient when making Miracle Spray. The eucalyptus oil cuts through grime and soap scum and it sure beats using commercial cleaning products.
* It can be used as a natural antibacterial cleaner. Use on door knobs, remotes and other surfaces.
* Great for getting rid of smells.
Tea Tree Oil uses -
* Reducing the severity of cold sores. Dab a little on the spot as soon as it starts to tingle. Continue to do this 2 or 3 times a day for the first few days. Then apply something like paw paw ointment until the cold sore clears. This is a cheaper way to treat cold sores than buying the little tubes of ointment.
* Treating minor cuts and abrasions. We no longer buy Dettol and use tea tree oil instead.
* Treating pimples and acne.
Lavender Oil uses-
* Make your own room spray by adding water soluble lavender oil and water to a spray bottle.
* Spray on your pillow at bedtime for a calming, soothing effect.
* As a natural perfume.