You've probably used tea tree oil on your face or unwittingly lathered peppermint oil on your body at some point, but these are just the tip of the iceberg for the many benefits of natural oils. From insect repellent to natural toners to salves for scrapes and burns, these ancient remedies can easily come in handy on a dime. Ahead, 10 of the most useful varieties to keep stocked at home.More
Chamomile falls into two families: the German and Roman varieties. Germans have referred to their chamomile plant as "alles zutraut" which means "capable of everything." The most common application for chamomile oil is through skincare products like toner and skin mists due to its cleansing and hydrating properties, but people have found that it can provide migraine relief, alleviate allergies and insomnia, soothe sunburns, and treat dental abscesses.
Tea tree oil is another multi-purpose remedy that has historically functioned as an antiseptic applied topically for skin maladies such as cuts, dandruff, and acne (which is why it's commonly found in skin salves and shampoos). Tea tree oil has also been used to cure foot fungus, kill mold, and disinfect toothbrushes.