Looking to get your feet wet with essential oils without spending too much money? Here are six affordable essential oils to start with!
I've gotten great feedback from y'all about my essential oils posts! The biggest theme I've noticed is that there is a TON of interest in exploring essential oils for ways to improve wellness, but people are reluctant to spend a lot of money on something they are unsure about. That makes complete sense! Therefore, I'm listing some of my favorite oils that are affordable, and the way they can promote your health and wellness.
All of these oils listed blow are under $25. Even better? They're some of the most versitle oils to have on hand, too! I'd consider them the basics or "essentials" of an essential oil collection (see what I did there?!) If you're looking to explore oils or simply get your feet with with them, here's a great list of affordable options to start with!
Where do I start with lemon?! It has so many great uses. I used it in the first trimester of my pregnancy to help reduce nausea by smelling it and applying it to my nostrils and behind my ears. It's an energizing oil, so I used it excessively in my third trimester and now as a new mom for a natural boost in the morning. You can add it to water or tea to aid digestion. You can add it to cleaning products or combine it with other oils to make your own in-home, nontoxic cleaning supplies. If you're looking to start with essential oils, lemon is a great place to start!
This is a fantastic oil to have around for winter cold season, and also if you suffer from seasonal allergies. It has a bright, fresh scent that clears the sinuses. Combine it with a carrier oil (such as grape seed oil or coconut oil) and apply it to your chest and bottoms of your feet when you have a cold for easier breathing. Same with allergies that block those nasal passages! I love this one because with two kiddos and a hubs with nasty allergies, someone's nose is ALWAYS running. This is a great, natural way to help clear those blocked nasal passages. It also smells great to diffuse in your home (I keep this oil going all night in the boys' room).
Just like lemon, this oil is super versatile! Grapefruit is known for promoting weight maintenance and management, so it can be ingested. Add a few drops to water to flavor it or to enhance other foods and beverages. It's bright scent is also energizing, so smell it for an instant boost or apply it near your nose for a constant energy lift. It's also know as a mood booster because of it's cheery aroma, which is great to get you through the winter months!
Notice a trend here? Citrus is the way to go for affordable essential oils! Orange is great for cooking! You can use it for Asian orange chicken recipes and other savory dishes, or breads, muffins and cookies. The vitamin C in the essential oil is known to help promote your immune system. Just like lemon, you can add this oil to household cleaners or combine it with other oils to create your own all natural cleaning products.
If you read this post, you know that peppermint can be combined with lemon (also on this list!) and lavender (just didn't make the cutoff - it's $30) for a great blend that assists in allergy symptom relief. I also used this oil extensively throughout my pregnancy to provide some relief from my headaches. I'd keep a small bottle in my purse and sniffed to help in headache pain management, and would apply it to my temples and earlobes if it was a really rough day. It's a strong oil, so some prefer to use it with a carrier oil to dilute it before they apply it topically. I've also found that if you combine lemon, orange and peppermint oils in your diffuser, the blend does an excellent job of clearing out bad smells from your home. So if you have pets or if that trash has been sitting a day too long in the can, that's a great blend to diffuse for air freshness!
Calling all my athletes! All my barre and yoga and running and weightlifting folks, listen up: You want this oil. I talked in this post about Panaway, and how awesome it is for aches and pains. While that's my favorite essential oil, it's not cheap (over $50). However, one of the key ingredients is wintergreen. Combine it with grape seed or coconut oil for a "icy hot" fresh smelling sports massage oil. It starts out warm and then cools the skin, and then feels fantastic on those overworked muscles. It's also a great breath freshener if you apply a drop to the back of your tongue. It works much better and lasts much longer without all the sugar (or aspartame) found in gums and mints!
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Essential oils can be expensive, but the truth is most are under $25! I had to cut this list way down to just 6 of my favorite affordable oils. Most Young Living singular essential oils are in the $15-$25 dollar range. Oil blends to tend to run more, but the great news is that you don't need to start with fancy blends to get properly introduced to the wellness benefits! Start with this affordable list, and see for yourself how essential oils promote your overall wellness.