At home I have over 100 bottles of essential oils. I like to collect them just like how I collect my tarot decks. They can last for very long time if they are stored properly. Each time only a few drops will be used. The quickest one that goes out of stock is true lavender. I replace her probably once every three months. The slowest are many. I have a bottle of benzoin I hardly use because she is so thick to drop and not willing to leave the bottle at all! Gorgeous vanilla scent though.
Some people ask me for the most useful esssential oils. I recommend 5 of them, those are invaluable oils to keep in the home medicine chest, or to take with you when traveling.
Lavender – ruled by Mercury, she is a great help for balancing nervous system, especially for stress-related issues. Use in a vapourizer or with 5 to 6 drops in a running bath. Just enjoy the scent and allow your mind to rest. Also very useful when there is a cut wound. Direct neat application onto the wound speeds up healing. A drop on the pillow promotes sleep.
Tea Tree – he is good for skin acne. Also invaluable for its antiseptic, fungicidal, antiviral and immune-stimulant properties. Ruled by Saturn he is so powerful I will dilute tea tree with carrier oil before application.
Rosemary – ruled by the Sun she has stimulant properties on our mental and nervous systems. A protective essential oil that I use for cleansing in my spiritual rituals. She is strengthening, restorative, purifying, reviving and refreshing. I also vapourise it together with lemon essential oil to boost memory.
Roman Chamomile – ruled by the Moon she is the best children’s remedy. A mild relaxant and anti-inflammatory agent. This oil smells lovely, very mild and encourages sleep and relaxation. Excellent for treating insomnia and nervous tension.
Peppermint – I love everything peppermint! Ruled by Mercury not only it is good for digestive complaints such as nausea or indigestion, it is also indispensable for problems in our respiratory system. And if you have fever, try drink some peppermint tea to reduce the heat.
Oral prescription however is not advised. It should only be practiced by suitably trained medical doctors, who, like qualified herbalists, have undergone many years of training.
Hope you will have an opportunity to try them out. These 5 oils are generally safe and good for home remedies.