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My Five Favorite Essential Oils and Carriers Oils

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Each week I seem to have a new favorite essential oil and carrier oil. I thought it would be fun to share my all-time favorites if I only had five different ones to choose.

Favorite Essential Oils

Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens

Precautions: Generally, cypress is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Possibility of skin sensitization if the oil has oxidized.


Circulation: reduces muscular cramps, edema, increases circulation and lymphatic flow.

Menstruation: reduces dysmenorrhea, menopausal complaints, excessive menstruation, and relieves painful periods.

Mental/Emotional/Nervous System: grounding, calms nervous tension, reduces stress-related conditions, strengthens an overburdened system and restores calm.

Respiratory: reduces asthma, bronchitis, spasmodic coughs, and clears congestion.

Skin: useful for oily and over hydrated skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellant,

bleeding of the gums, varicose veins, and wounds.

Helichrysum - Helichrysum angustifolium Precautions: non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.


Digestive: stimulating to the digestive system, and reduces acidity.

Emotional: reduces feelings of mental fatigue, anxiety, PTSD, reduces irritability and mental unrest, calming, harmonizing, and grounding.

Immune: supports healthy cellular function.

Musculoskeletal: reduces rheumatism, arthritis, tissue trauma, pain, and sprains.

Respiratory: useful for colds, flu, cough, bronchitis, and asthma.

Skin: reduces blemishes, heals wounds, scars, boils, stretch marks, abscesses, eczema, radiation burns, dermatitis, itchy skin, scratches, and bug bites.

Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia

Precautions: Generally non-toxic and non-irritating. Lavandula angustifolia is safe to use during pregnancy and with children; use in moderation and low dilution (0.5-1% or less).