When it comes to treating minor ailments, nothing seems to beat the effectiveness of essential oils. I say this not as a healthcare professional, for surely I am not, but as someone who recently dumped two drawers filled with over-the-counter remedies in favor of essential oils. To say I am pleased would be an understatement. And while a bit of experimentation has been involved, each day my confidence in these miracle-worker oils grows.

Something that is often confusing to newcomers to the world of essential oils is that many oils seem to do the same things and one list of uses looks very similar to another. The reason for this is that many essential oils have common properties, such as antiseptic, anesthetic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antidepressant. Most essential oils will have at least two or three of these properties, and many oils have more.


The goal today is not to confuse you with a huge laundry list of essential oils or combinations of oils that are out there to help with first aid and other minor health concerns. Instead, I am going to focus on just eight essential oils that will resolve myriad health and wellness woes. In addition, I have a downloadable and printable chart that you can keep with your medical supplies so you can easily jump to the right solution to what ails you.