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The Perfect Essential Oils for Beginners, Part 1

Now that we’ve taken the guesswork out of using essential oils, let me share with you my top ten favorite starter oils. These oils are the perfect essential oils for beginners and will help you get on your way to being an essential oil aficionado! Here’s my top ten and why I think you’ll like them. To make it easier, I’ll divide them up into two posts so you can learn about 5 at a time!

The Red Lobster…

Lavender oil, especially since summer is here, is a must have! This versatile oil does hundreds of things, but I’ll only mention a few. You are probably familiar with its soothing qualities, but did you know it’s amazing for overexposed skin? Yep!  If you find yourself having spent too much time in the sun, and now you feel like a lobster, do I ever have something for you! Just mix 4-6 drops of lavender essential oil with about 1/4 cup Aloe Vera gel and smooth gently on your skin.  It’s like magic! Your skin will thank you, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it works to soothe your irritated skin. You’re welcome.

You can also use lavender for helping you relax for a good night’s sleep by diffusing or rubbing on the bottoms of your feet, add to your moisturizer to support healthy skin, or add a drop to your mascara bottle to support healthy lashes.  And my summer all time favorite?  Combine with lemon essential oil and peppermint essential oil for a natural soother for those pesky nose, throat and sinus irritations that occur so often when your outside during the summer months. That’s just the beginning.  I’ll teach you more as we go.

Pick you up, and cool you down!

Peppermint essential oil is amazing if you put some water in a spray bottle and add a few drops of peppermint oil. Just spritz on the back of your neck or on a cloth and cover your heathed neck. It will soothe and cool you down quickly, helping you to feel invigorated and refreshed. Need a quick pick me up?  Add a drop of peppermint and wild orange in your hands, rub together and inhale. Your senses will start to tingle and you’ll feel awake and ready to roll. Are you a chocolate and peppermint fan?  If so, try a drop in your chocolate protein shake each morning.  Refreshing and tasty! 

Peppermint is also a driving oil…meaning that any oil you put on your skin before the peppermint will be “driven” into your skin deeper by the peppermint. Very handy when dealing with head discomfort, especially around the temples of the head. I like to use a little lavender and then add the peppermint on top.  Just make sure you don’t get it close to your eyes! These are just a few reasons why it’s a perfect essential oil for beginners.

Luscious Lemon…

Lemon essential oil is as tasty as it is beautiful.  Put a drop in your stainless steel (not plastic) water bottle for a mood and immune boost. Are you looking for ways to decrease toxins in your own home? Then you’ll love making your own lemon wood polish with just 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 10 drops lemon. Shake it up and spray on your cleaning cloth.  Your wood will shine like never before, and without any toxins being added into your home environment. Hands down lemon essential oil is a staple in any household, and a perfect essential oil for beginners and experienced users alike.

Safety note…if you are going to be out in the sun, avoid using any citrus oil on your skin for at least 12 hours before you go out.  Citrus oils are photosensitive and can discolor your skin.  So just plan ahead!


Tea Tree essential oil, sometimes known as Melaleuca, is incredible to help support healthy skin.  Beginner essential oil users will love it to help get rid of blemishes and support a healthy glowing complexion. Athletes will love it on their toes to keep them healthy after exercising or playing in sweaty athletic gear. And try a drop in your favorite shampoo (have you seen the doTERRA Salon Selectives shampoo and conditioner? It’s awesome!) to promote a healthy, non-flaky scalp.

My favorite Owie Spray!

Do you have kids or grand kiddos? How about an Owie spray that you’ll both love?  Get a 1 oz glass bottle and add 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops Frankincense essential oil, and 5 drops Copaiba Essential oil, and top off with Fractionated Coconut oil (FCO). Then whenever your little ones have a bite, scrape or owie, just spray it on and let the soothing begin.  Careful though…they might even want to have their own!


The most perfect essential oil for beginners…

Frankincense. This incredible oil was used anciently for many traditional remedies as well as in religious rituals. It supports the body’s anit-inflammatory response, immune response, and works with the body on a cellular level. It promotes well being and healthy cellular function. It also enhances the properties of any oil you combine it with, so if I was having head discomfort, I might add it to the lavender and peppermint mentioned previously.

Putting a drop on your thumb and rubbing it on the roof of your mouth (tastes terrible though) is a great way to boost mood and keep you uplifted throughout your day. It’s wonderful to rub into tired muscles for relief as well, and you’ll love it when you add it into your facial wash, moisturizer, or hand lotion. When dealing with everyday health and wellness issues, many people say, “When in doubt, use frankincense!” A drop or two will go a long way to supporting your wellness goals.

Now that’s we’ve scratched the surface of just a few of the things each of these oils can do, do you have any questions?  If you are like me, your head is swimming with them!  That’s why I’m offering you a “Ask Me Anything” virtual call so you can ask what you want to know, without any obligation.  Just click my calendar and we can chat.  Here it is:  My Calendar

Did you read the post on “Taking the Guesswork Out of Using Essential Oils?” yet?  If not check it out, it will really help you figure out what’s best for you!

Click here for the next post on my last 5 favorite essential oils for beginners.  You won’t want to miss them! Till then, stay healthy and happy!

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