Top Ten Essential Oils

It’s no surprise we love our oils around here. When I ordered my first kit of essential oils the biggest challenge I faced was having NO CLUE how to use any of them. I mean, I had an idea. But still, clueless. So in hopes of helping you have a better start, I’ve put together a quick reference guide that you can pin and come back to frequently. Each oil will have a quick description and a few easy uses. I hope this helps you if you’re just getting started or inspires you with new ways to use your oils!

LAVENDER

Lavender has a floral aroma that is not only calming, but also has soothing properties.

  • Diluted, applied on occasional skin irritations (i.e. bug bites, sunburns, etc.)
  • Diffuse in the evening for sleep support
  • 1 drop in the palm of your hands rubbed together, deep breath to calm during anxious moments
  • Diffused with peppermint and lemon to support respiratory system during seasonal threats

LEMON

Lemon will instantly uplift your mood in addition to its purifying and cleansing properties. Be sure to avoid applying on your skin before sun exposure!

  • Add 1 drop to your glass water bottle to support healthy digestion
  • 3 drops in the garbage disposal while it runs to clean (adds fresh aroma in the kitchen too!)
  • 1 drop on a cotton ball to get rid of stubborn sticker residue 
  • Diffuse in the morning for energy

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint packs a punch with its minty freshness. For this reason, keep it away from your eyes and little hands!

  • 1 drop in the palm of your hands rubbed together, deep breath to open airways
  • Diluted, applied behind ears and neck for head tension relief
  • Diluted, applied on shoulders for cooling body temperature
  • Diffuse for energy and concentration  

MELALEUCA (TEA TREE)

Melaleuca is best known for its purifying and cleansing properties as well as supporting a healthy immune system.

  • Add 1 drop to face lotion to support clear skin and remove occasional blemishes
  • Add 2 drops to hair shampoo to improve scalp health
  • Diluted, applied on occasional skin irritations (i.e. bug bites, rash, etc.)
  • Diluted, applied on throat to relieve occasional throat discomfort
  • Add 3 drops to surface cleaner to purify surfaces

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense is known as the KING of essential oils with its benefits ranging from cellular and immune support all the way to glowing skin.

  • Add 1 drop to facial lotion to promote youthful skin
  • Add 1 drop to lotion applied on areas of concern to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and skin imperfections
  • Diluted, massage on muscles to relieve occasional tension
  • 1 drop in the palm of your hands rubbed together, deep breath to calm during anxious moments
  • Diffuse in the evenings for a calming environment

OREGANO

Oregano is not only a great cooking spice, but it also have powerful cleansing properties. **It is a HOT oil, so always heavily dilute and patch test before applying on your skin.

  • Gargle 1  drop in 4 ounces of water to relieve throat discomfort
  • Mix 1 drop at the end of a cooked meal for delicious flavor (pot roast, spaghetti, etc.)
  • Diluted, applied on bottoms of feet and spine to support immune system

DEEP BLUE (Soothing Blend)

Deep Blue is a blend of  Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus to soothe and cool the body.

  • Diluted, applied on muscles before exercise for cooling effect
  • Diluted, applied on the body to relieve areas of occasional tension

BREATHE (Respiratory Blend)

Breathe is a blend Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ravintsara Leaf, and Ravensara Leaf essential oils to support your respiratory system.

  • Diffuse in the evening to open airways and support clear breathing
  • 1 drop in the palm of your hands rubbed together, deep breath to open airways
  • Diluted, applied on neck and chest to provide respiratory support
  • Diffuse to support respiratory system during seasonal threats

DIGESTZEN (Digestive Blend)

DigestZen is a blend of Anise Seed, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Rhizome/Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed essential oils to support a healthy digestive system.

  • Diluted, rubbed on stomach for occasional stomach upset
  • Add 1 drop to 4 ounces of water to soothe occasional indigestion
  • Diluted, applied before road trip or boating to soothe motion sickness

ONGUARD (Protective Blend)

OnGuard is a blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils to support a healthy immune system along with cleansing properties.

  • Diluted, applied on bottom of feet and spine to support immune functions during seasonal threats
  • Diffuse during the day to purify the air along with an uplifting, citrus aroma
  • Add a few drops to surface cleaner to cleanse and purify surfaces
  • Add a few drops to air conditioner filter to purify air

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About The Author

Ana is a full-time mama, manages her husbands business, and is a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. She is passionate about health education and her family.

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