Full of excitement about essential oils but don’t know where to start? Realizing that there are hundreds of options to choose from can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! We have the quickest shortcut to essential oil expertise.
What essential oils are good for beginners?
Starter kits are carefully curated to include essential oils that are perfect for newbies, like Peppermint essential oil and Lemon essential oil. These 12 common oils come in most kits and are great if you’re just starting your collection!
- Lavender essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Valor® essential oil blend
- Peace & Calming® essential oil blend
- PanAway® essential oil blend
- Stress Away essential oil blend
- Raven essential oil blend
- Peppermint Vitality
- Lemon Vitality
- DiGize Vitality
- Thieves® Vitality
- Citrus Fresh Vitality
YL tip: Asking yourself, Do essential oils actually do anything? Check out our helpful guide on how essential oils work!
How do I start using essential oils?
Essential oils are highly versatile. You can use them for everything from pampering yourself with an at-home spa day to deep cleaning your kitchen. Wondering how to get started? Check out the tips for starter kit oils below!
Lavender essential oil
As a classic, top-selling oil, Lavender belongs in every collection! This gentle scent can be used at bedtime by adding it to a night cream or putting a drop on your wrists before cuddling up for the night.
Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense is a powerful oil with a warm, earthy scent. Frankly, we love it! It’s a favorite to use during spiritual practices—simply put a few drops in your diffuser to enjoy its welcoming scent. You can also boost your skin care routine by diluting essential oils like Frankincense with a daily cleanser or moisturizer.
Valor essential oil blend
Strong and sweet, this oil blend has a unique, bright-blue hue, courtesy of Blue Tansy essential oil. Put this blend in your diffuser at work or rub it into wrists at the start of an important day.
Peace & Calming essential oil blend
Peace & Calming is an oil blend you’ll want around for soothing evenings and post-adventure cooldowns. Rub it on the soles of feet before naptime (for children and adults!) or diffuse it in bedrooms as everyone settles down for the night.
Chill out with more tips on Peace & Calming!
PanAway essential oil blend
Add this brisk, chilly blend to carrier oils like V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or coconut oil to use during a soothing massage for tired muscles. Looking to destress after a long day? Try adding 4 drops of PanAway to ¼ cup of Epsom salt for a soothing bath salt that makes an ordinary soak feel like a spa day!
Stress Away essential oil blend
Stress Away will give you serious vacation vibes! This blend’s mix of Lime, Vanilla, and Lavender makes it easy to imagine reclining on a beach chair by the ocean. Whisk yourself away during traffic by applying this oil blend to the back of your neck. Set up for an A+ homework session by putting a few drops into your diffuser!
Get that beach day scent every day with more Stress Away tips from the blog.
Raven essential oil blend
The cool and minty scent of this blend makes for a sweetly scented chest rub. Simply add a drop to a little bit of coconut oil and rub it into the chest area. Do a little DIY aromatherapy by adding a few drops on a washcloth and placing it to the side of your shower. The hot water and steam will infuse Raven’s bright, brisk aroma into the air.
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Vitality essential oils and blends
Premium Starter Kits also come with Vitality oils. Any oil or blend with Vitality in the name comes from our line of dietary essential oils. Use these oils to add flavor to a dish or as a dietary supplement. Check out a few of our favorite ways to use Vitality oils!
- Peppermint Vitality: Infuse your water with refreshing flavor!
- Lemon Vitality: Use it instead of lemon zest or juice when baking a sweet treat.
- DiGize Vitality: Take a few drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy digestion.*
- Thieves Vitality: Put a drop in herbal tea or in the NingXia Red® you’ll get in your kit!
- Citrus Fresh Vitality: Add it to your go-to veggie or fish marinade.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Last but not least, Premium Starter Kits also include products from Young Living’s best-selling Thieves line. The fresh, spicy scent of our Thieves-infused products is unbeatable! Plus, our Thieves Household Cleaner is plant based and free of harsh chemicals, unlike commercial cleaners.
We have Thieves products for everything, so check out some of our favorites below!
- Young Living Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of germs and leaves hands smooth and soft. Keep a bottle at school and work!
- Thieves Spray is handy for on-the-go cleaning. Think shopping carts, public bathrooms, or park benches.