Congratulations! You’ve finally found the ticket to living a life more full of health and happiness: essential oils! With hundreds of oils and almost as many ways to use each one, starting out with essential oils can feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a dozen resources and are sharing 15 oils and their uses to get you started.
Young Living tip: Bookmark this post as a forever reference, whether it’s day 1 or 1,000 on your essential oil journey.
The essential oil basics
Before we jump into which essential oils you need first and foremost, we’ve got a list of resources that will take you from essential oil first-timer to top of the class.
Which essential oils are good for beginners?
1. Lavender essential oil
Lovely Lavender! Probably the first oil that comes to mind when you hear “essential oils,” the fresh, bouquet-like scent of Lavender will elevate your beauty, wellness, and meditation routines.
2. Frankincense essential oil
Focused Frankincense! When you need some self-reflection, are searching for a moment of peace, or are looking for a calm companion, the grounding, complex aroma of Frankincense will get the job done.
3. Cedarwood essential oil
Comfy Cedarwood! With its balmy, rich, and sauna-like scent, Cedarwood has the amazing ability to surround you with peace, treat you to incredible hair and skin, and freshen up your spaces.
4. PanAway essential oil blend
Punchy PanAway®! When a day of picking up toys, sitting in an office chair, or running errands makes you feel like you just ran a marathon, rely on the cooling sensation of PanAway and its potential to soothe aching muscles.
5. Raven essential oil blend
Rousing Raven®! As brisk and stimulating as a chilly walk in the woods, Raven exhilarates your senses and aids in deep breathing with its minty essential oils and cool undertones.
6. DiGize essential oil blend
Dependable DiGize®! Whether you’re sampling exotic cuisine on your summer vacation or hosting a pizza night with friends, you’ll want DiGize within arm’s reach as a post-dinner companion.
7. Thieves essential oil blend
Trusty Thieves®! Who knew that quality essential oils distilled from plant materials would be the most effective cleaning agent and have an incredible scent? We did! Turn to the autumnal aroma of Thieves all year long!
8. Stress Away essential oil blend
Stress Away uses
9. Lemon essential oil
Lively Lemon! When life gives you lemons, invite in the light with the tangy scent of Lemon to banish the clouds in your sky.
10. Peace & Calming essential oil blend
Protective Peace & Calming®! With a gentle and inspiring blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, and Blue Tansy, the supportive scent of Peace & Calming won’t let you stay down and discouraged for long.
Peace & Calming uses
11. Valor essential oil blend
Vivacious Valor®! Just like that best friend who’s always there to pump you up, the brisk scent of Valor is the personal cheerleader you’ve always wanted.
Create the confidence to complete your dreams with this complex, invigorating aroma.
Face the day with courage by inhaling directly from the bottle.
Use as a dynamic and distinct personal fragrance by adding it to a DIY perfume or cologne.
12. Citrus Fresh essential oil blend
Zesty Citrus Fresh™! Is it possible to recreate the feeling of vacation adventures, outdoor hammocking, and time with friends with a simple scent? Breathe in Citrus Fresh, full of our favorite citrus oils, and you’ll find out!
Citrus Fresh uses
13. Peppermint essential oil
Proficient Peppermint! Maybe the most-beloved, most-used essential oil, Peppermint packs a powerful punch that’s a preferred partner in crime to kids and adults alike.
14. Oregano essential oil
Outstanding Oregano! This may seem like a surprising addition to this beginner’s guide, but once you discover the powerful uses of warm and herbaceous Oregano, you’ll always want to have extra!
15. Orange essential oil
Outrageous Orange! Light and bright and everything right, sweet Orange is the ideal companion when you’re ready to fill every part of your day with gorgeous warmth and sunshine.
Wow! With so many incredible benefits from these 15 life-enhancing oils, it can be tough to know which ones to pick. To get started, we suggest one of our Premium Starter Kits, full of the world’s purest essential oils, a diffuser, and other household must-haves.
*Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 24 hours after applying product.
This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.