Our Five Favourite Essential Oils

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Our Five Favourite Essential Oils

We spoke with essential oil expert Nancy Scott, CAHP of www.eScentialwellness.com to bring you five AMAZING oils and their benefits!

Here at Burlington Health Foods and Wellness, we work with some of the best in business when it comes to health and wellness products and practices. Today we've partnered with essential oil expert Nancy Scott of www.eScentialwellness.com to talk about her five favourite essential oils!

My 5 Favourite Essential Oils!

(1) Lavender

Legendary for it's ability to promote a restful sleep, reduce anxiety and stress, as well as take the sting out of small burns, insect bites, skin abrasions and such. If you only own ONE oil, this should be it!

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Lavender!

(2) Peppermint

Peppermint clears the mind, reduces fatigue, and gives you a second wind. Also great for subduing muscle pain and headache relief. Combine this with lavender and eucalyptus for headaches! NOTE: not for children under 2 years.

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Peppermint!

(3) Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus supports good respiratory function and is very antimicrobial and antiviral. Have a cold? Eucalyptus is excellent to thin mucus and clear congestion. It is also good for body aches, especially when combined with peppermint. Add in lavender, and you have first-class headache relief. NOTE: not for children under 2 years.

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Eucalyptus!

(4) Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is famous as a disinfectant. It can disinfect small cuts and abrasions, as well as your countertop and other hard surfaces!

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Tea Tree Plant!

(5) Sweet Orange

An instant mood lifter! Also it has antiseptic qualities, so you can sweeten your disinfectant mix with this oil. Useful for colds and flu as well, as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

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Sweet Orange!

Remember: NEVER apply essential oils undiluted. NEVER ingest essential oils. Keep oils out of the reach of children and pets. Finally, use caution when using peppermint or eucalyptus - these two in particular should not be used around children under 2 years of age.

The health experts at Burlington Health Foods and Wellness are knowledgable in all areas of health and wellness.

Visit them in-store at 3300 Fairview St., in Burlington or visit their website to learn more about essential oils!