As parents, we want to know everything about the world around us and our kids. We need to know everything about our kids, but we know sometimes this isn’t even possible.
Thankfully, we can satisfy at least one of those itches. Today we are going to talk about the best essential oils. Not just the best, but the absolute best. The ones you need to use daily, the ones you need to use for special circumstances, and everything else you can think of.
We know that essential oils and the idea of the “best” can be arbitrary. What is best for this may not necessarily work for that, but luckily we’ve accounted for this.
At The Natural Patch Co., essential oils are our business, and we are good at what we do.
Consider adding these oils to your arsenal ASAP:
How Do We Evaluate the Best?
There are so many different ways to quantify the best; how do we know what it takes exactly to be the best essential oil?
Well, we agree there are so many different ways to be considered the best; let’s just tackle them all. It’s true: A few essential oils can really do it all (spoiler, that’s a category!), but some are top picks in their area.
Remember that just because it’s a popular essential oil doesn’t mean it’s the best choice, so we’ve really dug deep to ensure the efficacy and strength of these oils.
Next are the top essential oil blends and how they can give us a boost:
Best Essential Oils To Guard Against Germs
Let’s start with the category on every parent’s mind. How do we use essential oils to kill germs? The benefits of essential oils are vast, but when you’ve got little ones running around the house, germs are plentiful.
There are quite a few essential oils that have antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, and thankfully, they are some of the most popular options on the market.
As a whole, citrus oils are some of the best options to help kill germs, but other essential oils have known antiviral qualities as well.
Specifically, try these:
- Tea tree
Use these to help clear up nasal passageways and help clear up colds faster. These also help kill germs on contact, meaning bacteria left behind from cooking or daily life.
It’ll also help disinfect the counters again after the kids served mud pies for lunch!
Best Essential Oils for Inflammation
When you’re in pain, you’ll do just about anything to get rid of it. Never mind when our kids are the ones suffering; we would take it all on ourselves just to make sure our babies aren’t hurting anymore.
Sadly, that isn’t possible, so we have to spring into action fast.
There are a number of essential oils that provide relief from arthritic pains, inflammation, and pain stemming from joints. The most beneficial essential oils to keep on hand are:
These help stimulate blood flow in the body and help reduce swelling around sensitive joints to help relieve pain and keep it away. They can also help to numb some of the pain around aching joints and arthritic extremities, making daily life a little more manageable.
Best Essential Oils for Clear Skin
You see all the commercials and ad campaigns out there that promise they have the secret ingredient for healthy, glowing skin. Well, unless they’re using essential oils, they’re missing something.
Many certified organic brands of skincare include essential oils for their clearing and cleansing properties. You’ll feel and smell the difference in toners and creams that utilize essential oils to keep things as natural as possible.
For those of us with teens or pre-teens in the house, these essential oils are especially helpful. With all the hormones racing around their minds and bodies right now, keeping their skin clear is sometimes their top priority.
Add these essential oils to your daily regime for clearer, healthier skin:
- Tea tree
Look for products that use the best quality essential oils, not just the most popular essential oil brands. You want to make sure that the pure essential oils are infused into high-quality products to give you the best, cleanest feel.
These essential oils are best for cleaning the skin thoroughly without being harsh, like acne medications and other medicinal products in skincare lines.
Best Essential Oils To Fight Anxiety and Mood Swings
Anxiety, mood swings, and depression can be crippling to a person. The constant worry of what the day will bring can be too much for a lot of people to handle.
Kids are feeling this mental health crisis now more than any other generation that came before them. It can be hard to diagnose because, like adults, many kids are great at hiding the signs until it’s too late to help them.
These essential oils can help fight these feelings and leave your body zen:
- Ylang ylang
- Sweet orange
- Atlas cedarwood
These are the best essential oils out there that can help invigorate and stimulate the senses, perk up your mood, relieve anxiety, or help keep you calm.
You’ll need a way of using these products that can travel with you and keep you calm no matter what the day throws at you. For this, you’ll need our ZenPatch. It’s an all-natural blend of essential oils in a cute and fun sticker. It goes on clothes, not on the skin, so that you can be frustration and irritation-free day long.
Some people recommend using essential oils directly on the skin, but some types, like tea tree oil, can be harsh when applied directly, like with a roll-on or from a bottle. If you’re making your own DIY essential oil serums, mix them carefully with a carrier oil.
However, even when applied correctly, wet oils can be wiped off, and they fade in as little as two hours. Our patches use these same high-quality oils but in a sticker that releases the scents for up to eight hours.
Focus and Attention
While those essential oils mentioned above are best for calming the mood, there are other uplifting essential oils out there that help your brain.
When we are tired or worried about something, it can be difficult to focus our time and attention on anything. Daily errands and activities can seem strenuous when they’re usually easy and over in a flash.
Use these energizing essential oils to focus your brain:
- Atlas cedarwood
These may sound similar to the essential oils that have calming qualities, but when these guys are used together, they can stimulate the brain and give you laser-like focus. You’ll be able to get the grocery shopping done and dinner ready in a snap.
The best way to utilize essential oils for mental health and focus is by inhaling the aromas. This is known as aromatherapy.
When these scents are inhaled, they stimulate the brain almost immediately and help to combat brain fog, thoughts of worry, and other things that can affect your mood and concentration.
Our FocusPatch is perfect for this. It works to give you the benefits of these essential oils all day. For eight hours, you will feel the effects of essential oils in our cute stickers. They go on clothes, not on the skin too — you won’t even notice them, and they’ll still be working.
Best Essential Oils To Fight Off Bugs
Essential oils are great at keeping the bugs at bay, especially mosquitoes. Getting bit by bugs while enjoying the great outdoors is one of the only downsides to enjoying hiking, swimming, fishing, and all the other awesome summertime activities.
Thankfully, essential oils have been used for hundreds of years to fight bugs as well. The best choices are:
- Clary sage
Mosquitoes find us by our breath: When we exhale, we release carbon dioxide that works like a homing device for the buzzing beasts. These essential oils work to mask our breathing and keep the bugs from finding us.
Other products try to do the same, but with harsh chemicals that aren’t good for our skin, our health, or the environment. Instead, try our BuzzPatch. All you need to do is add a few of our cute stickers to your clothing, and you’ll be safe from bugs all day long.
Kids hate the feel of lotions and sprays on their skin, and many times wipe it off before it has a chance to work. With our sticker design, you can rest assured knowing they’ll forget about the sticker on their clothing and come home bite-free.
Best Essential Oils To Fight Allergies
We all know the OTC medications that pharmacies sell to combat allergies, but did you know relief can come naturally thanks to essential oils?
When you use essential oils, your body will be triggered to block the symptoms of allergies. Many of the OTC medicines sold only help relieve symptoms but don’t keep them away completely.
Essential oils work to help alleviate and eliminate the symptoms of allergies naturally and effectively. Meaning that you’ll be protected before the first sneeze. The best oils for allergies are:
These allergies work in several ways, and for allergy sufferers, it might be best to utilize these products together (as per your doc’s advice).
As a team, these essential oils will work to block triggers in your brain that make you sneeze, cough, wheeze, or leave you with runny eyes, runny noses, and feelings of lethargy. They’ll also help to stimulate brain function and mood, to get you up and running on even the windiest of days that will typically leave you or the kiddos with exhaustion and a foggy mind.
You’ll be symptom-free and ready for a day of fun.
The best way to use essential oils for allergy relief is through aromatherapy. Or, for a far more convenient alternative, try a pack of our AllergyPatches.
Our patches keep you symptom-free for up to eight hours at a time and work by inhaling the essential oils released at set intervals throughout the day. You won’t even notice the patch, but you’ll feel the relief.
The Best Essential Oils
We said we would tell you the top essential oils based on these lists, and we keep our promises.
The top essential oils, based on versatility, utility, and overall effectiveness, are:
- Tea tree
These babies go the distance, offering help in various and vast aspects of human needs. Thankfully, we use these top oils in our products. So instead of having to buy diffusers and rollers for oils, you can buy bundles of our patches and find relief everywhere you turn.
Tried and True Efforts
Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years by indigenous communities. They have stood the test of time and will continue to be effective and safe for years to come.
This is why we have always put essential oils at the forefront of our products. Chemicals have a proven track record of being dangerous and harmful to our health. Instead, try methods that are natural, safe, and have so much versatility.
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