10 essential oils you need in your life right now
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10 Essential Oils You Need In Your Life Right Now

The basic essential oil 101 guide for the college student who wants a more natural remedy to everyday problems.

10 Essential Oils You Need In Your Life Right Now

What are essential oils you ask?

Essential oils are oils that extracted from natural substances such as plants. These oils tend to have natural healing properties that can do anything from relieving stress to alleviating pain.

Tea Tree


This essential oil is great for fighting infections and your immune system. Likewise, tea tree oil can be used as a natural deodorant and mouthwash as well.



If your stressed out or having trouble sleeping, spray some lavender on your pillow. The smell of lavender is very soothing and helps your body relax.



Rose not only smells amazing but it helps to improve your mood and reduce anxiety.


A bottle of peppermint essential oil


Peppermint is a lifesaver if you're someone who gets headaches all the time (like me). Apply peppermint oil to the temples in order to ease pain.



Ylang-ylang is great for the circulatory system because it improves blood flow. This oil is also a great pain and stress reliever.


This essential oil has soothing properties and can be used as a spot treatment for acne. When left on overnight, the anti-bacterial properties can dry them out.



This oil is great to help you focus which we all know is much needed for those all nighters and long projects.

Clary Sage


Clary sage has effective antibacterial properties and also helps in reducing the pain of menstrual cramps.



Eucalyptus is the natural version of Vicks vapor rub. If you're feeling stuffed up and congested in your dorm, put some eucalyptus oil into an oil burner or diffuser and feel your airways clear up.

DISCLAIMER: Be sure to do more in depth research if you plan on consuming these oils or if you're applying them directly onto your skin. Likewise, if your symptoms are more serious, make sure to consult a professional c:

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