Essential Oils for Beginners

I’ve done it…. I jumped in with full force onto the essential oil ride.  I am so excited though to learn more and do more with them, and have gotten a few questions about it, so I put this quick little reference guide together to help you out.

I’m still sooo new at it and am learning new things every day.  I’m happy to share what I know right now…and will be adding to this when I learn even more.

Essential Oils for Beginners~

What works for me and a few uses for each of the oils.

essential oils for beginners

You can use them aromatically, topically, and internally.

Aromatically {by simply sniffing the bottle or a diffuser}

Topically {usually with a carrier oil on the skin or a certain place on the body} or internally {in a veggie cap}. 

They can be used for health concerns, cleaning, general well being, and cooking.

They smell really natural, and some of them are absolutely divine.

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essential oils peppermint

1. Stay alert. I will actually put this in the diffuser during home school to keep the kids concentrate. They love the yummy, natural scent and it works. This may sound weird but they request it, and it makes them happy.

2. Clear the sinuses. This will clear up your sinuses. I’ll put it in the diffuser with a bit of frankincense and water. It works wonders for our stuffiness.

3. Calm the tummy. Put this on your stomach with a carrier {like coconut oil because it can burn in its pure form} to calm an upset stomach

4. Give yourself a pedi. If your feet are tired from a long day, this stuff is amazing for the bottoms of your feet to add to your beauty ritual. If you’re like me, aintnobodygottimeforthat but it’s like a sweet treat when I do.

5. Clean Naturally + Repel Spiders. You can freshen anything up with a bit of peppermint oil. Oh, and if you have issues with spiders in the warmer months, they hate the stuff. Diffuse it into the air and watch them run. {I haven’t tried this one but just had to include it because that’s like magic or something.}

6.  Yummy in my hot cocoa!  This can be added to recipes if you want to add a bit of a peppermint splash.

essential oils thieves

This one is right now, my all time favorite.

1.  Clean Naturally– I love this stuff!  Smells divine. I use it in my diffuser almost every day.

2.  Supports oral health.  I have the toothpaste and love it!

3.  Immune System Boost- great for helping you fight off a cold

essential oil melalueca

1. Razor burn. {Also known as tea tree oil} Apply it to a razor burn for relief. Also another spot treatment for acne. I’m having my kids use it on their face for the occasional breakout.

2. Skin soothing. Add a drop to your lotion to help sooth your skin.

3. The laundry Use a couple of drops with your laundry to get rid of that mildewy smell.

4. Clean with 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of vinegar.  The king of clean!

5. Boost immunity Use it in a diffuser for immune support, or on the bottoms of your feet.

lemon essential oil

1. Put it in your water and drink up. It has natural detoxification properties.

2. A mood booster {again, in the water or a veggie capsule} just a few drops can change everything. I’ve used this quite a bit to combat anxiety. I never thought I’d actually write this, but it’s worked wonders for me. While we’re at it, it will also freshen up your mouth.

3. For energy + focus Great with a bottle of water and a few drops.  Just be sure not to get it on the rim, because it will burn your lips. Also, place a little behind your ears and on your wrists. It’s refreshing.

4. For a sore throat Everyone knows a little tea + honey + lemon can do wonders for the throat. Just add a drop.

essential oils lavendar

This one is my second favorite to Thieves.  I adore these together in the diffuser!

1. Spritz it on your sheets It. Smells. So. Good. Just a few drops in a spray bottle will work wonders for your state of mind and a calming nights sleep. Or add it to your bath for a scented de-stressed. I put it on the back of the kids necks at night to help them simmer down. It’s a great relaxer that’s all natural.

2. Burn relief  {If you have a serious burn, see the doctor} I burned my fingers on the over constantly! Rub just a bit on and the sting goes away.

4. Alleviate an ear ache Mix it with olive oil and rub it around the outside of your ear.

essential oil frankincense

1. This oil is known as king of the oils. It basically helps all the other oils do their job better. So add a drop with the other oils, and watch it do even better.

2. Respiratory help I’ll add a few drops of this to our diffuser with peppermint for stuffy noses when we’re around the house

3. Concentration having trouble focusing? Rub it on your temples and the back of your neck.

4. Mood calmer Apply to the bottoms of your feet for a calming effect

essential oil citrus fresh

1)  Relaxing and Calming

2)  Immune booster and antioxident

Works great in a diffuser to freshen and purify the air in your home.

essential oils joy

1.  This is Eliza’s favorite.  Smells like roses.  We use this in our diffuser all the time as everyone is happy when it’s going!

essential oils purification

1.  Soothes and calms skin irritations

2.  Use directly on the skin to clean and sooth

3.  Helps clean the air when used in the diffuser– gets rid of stinky house smell!

essential oils pan away

1.  Helps tension and discomfort

2. Comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.

essential oil stress away

1.  Helps with relaxation and nervous tension.

2.  Great to roll on when needed

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Essential Oils Tips + Tricks to Remember:

  • If you’re interested in essential oils and would like to start off as a beginner (just like me) check out the full info on the premium starter kit.  That is what I started with and love, love it.   I am using the Young Living Oils.  I am soooo impressed with the company and with the oils.  I have purchased a few of the other brands and these by far are my favorite.  You can choose to be a distributor or not….. no pressure (I’d sure love it if you joined my team) but if you are just interested in purchasing the kit and oils only, that’s awesome too!
  • How much do you use?  Only a few drops.  Anything more and whoa…watch out!  These are super awesome oils and are very strong.  Because they are stored in the dark bottles they will last a long time.  You can keep them forever!  Love that!
  • Not sure how to buy essential oils online?  No problem!  Head on over here to order yours.  Super quick and simple.
  • Test in a small spot on your own skin before mixing up a bunch and finding out there is a problem.
  • If you or your children have allergies…. use a carrier oil for stronger oils or test again in a small spot to make sure everything is ok.  The spicier oils like thieves and peppermint can be strong on the skin.

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I really do love my oils….and am picking up new tips and tricks and ways to use them.  It seems like it’s endless with what they can do!

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  1. Kori

    30 May

    This is awesome information, thanks! I’m a beginner and still trying to figure it all out. What really caught my eye was the bag in your picture. Where did you get that?

  2. Dianne

    26 July

    I tried a little lavender behind my dog’s ear when it was thundering. It calmed him right down.

  3. Becky

    29 July

    I really need to try this! My dog is not a fan of the storms….or fireworks! Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Terry

    8 July

    did you get information on the nice bag for the oils?

  5. Susan

    6 November

    This is really great for guide beginners , Thanks for sharing such a great tips Becky.. I really wanted to use essential oils to change the environment in my home. But this was a rough start. So I read everything I could get my hands on and then researched more about the wonderful effects various essential oils. For me, knowing the basics was crucial.

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