My Top 10 Essential Oil Favorites
When I was first getting started with essential oils, I was very confused about the oils I really needed to have on hand. I mean – there are so many oils to choose from! Today, I want to share the 10 essential oils I have on hand at all times and how I use them! If you are wondering which oils you should start with, keep reading as I share my absolute favorites!
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The Top 10 Essential Oils You Need to Have Right Now
Here are the 10 oils I LOVE and how I use them! There are so many ways that an oil can be used, and I encourage you to do your research, but this is how I’m using these oils right now in my home and office.
Lemon is honestly my most favorite oil, even though it wasn’t my first purchase. When I open the bottle, I get instantly happy, because it has such a fresh scent!
Besides using it to brighten my mood, I like to use lemon oil to clean countertops, clean my cell phone screen, removing sticky labels, polishing wood surfaces. I also add a drop of lemon oil in a cup of warm water first thing in the morning to help detoxify my system.
Some people will say that taking an essential oil internally isn’t safe – but I say if you know that your oil is Therapeutic grade, and you know that it doesn’t contain anything synthetic, it’s safe.
And right now, with seasonal allergy season happening here in South Texas, I combine lemon, peppermint, and lavender together in my diffuser – 2 drops each to help relieve allergy symptoms naturally. I don’t know how it works, but these essential oils together work fabulously for me, and I am so grateful! I love not relying on allergy meds – life changer!
Peppermint essential oil is such a great oil to have on hand! I love it’s uplifting scent, and just like lemon, I get instantly happy when I open the bottle.
I like to use peppermint oil in my allergy relief diffuser blend, and I also will add a drop to water in the afternoon when I want a natural pick me up. If I have head tension, I will add a drop of peppermint essential oil to my temples and the back of my neck. I will sometimes use it to relieve muscle strain. I use it to cool off, especially in the summer. If I have tummy trouble, I will rub it on my belly with a carrier oil.
When I make homemade toothpaste, I add peppermint. Get my favorite recipe right here!
This was the very first essential oil I ever purchased. In all honesty, I only purchased it to use as a fragrance for my house. Lavender has always been my favorite scent, and before I started living a more natural lifestyle I would purchase anything lavender scented just because. My friends used to call me the crazy lavender lady haha.
Since I’ve learned more about what an amazing oil it is, I’ve changed how I use it.
It’s the 3rd part of my favorite allergy diffuser blend of course. It’s honestly found its way into just about everything. I use it with my daily skincare routine for its calming effects. Another way I use it when I get a burn from my hair straightener or from cooking. I add it to my DIY household cleaner because of its antibacterial properties. When I’m doing laundry, I will put a few drops of lavender oil of my dryer balls, along with eucalyptus oil. It’s my favorite combination.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) is an oil that I have found I can’t live without! The ways I most often use this oil is when I have a skin blemish. I add a drop to my nails to keep them healthy.
I will use melaleuca when I want to disinfect a cut.
When I have a canker sore I will add a drop of oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil to swish in my mouth. I will do this 3 times in a day, and i have found that generally helps me to wipe it out.
I will sometimes use melaleuca in my laundry, especially if something has a strong odor. It helps to get rid of that.
If I’m beginning to feel under the weather, I will often add a couple of drops to my diffuser to help purify the air. When I do this, I almost always blend with lavender or lemon.
Lemongrass essential oil is the oil I keep close everyday to help repel mosquitos – I have found it is the best way for me to minimize bites.
It’s a favorite one of my husbands, he loves it’s uplifting scent, so I will often diffuse it with ginger and lime oil. It’s said to have antidepressant properties, so that blend is great for us on a gloomy day.
One way I have begun using this oil is adding a drop to a carrier oil and massaging my knee. I’ve had knee pain for years, and I has read this is a way to alleviate the pain, so I’m all for not having to take something like an ibuprofen. I’ll keep you posted.
I have also used lemongrass oil for muscle pain relief and head tension.
Wild Orange is an oil that has found a soft spot in my heart – I keep it on hand to brighten my mood, to help keep my skin bright (note: all citrus oils are photosensitive. If used on the skin, minimize sun exposure for up to 12 hours after use to prevent burning.)
I use it as a mouthwash sometimes if I want to switch up my normal peppermint. I will add it to my household cleaner, and I also keep my wood polished with it. Sometimes I combine lemon and orange together for an extra burst of citrus scent.
I use it in my 2 ingredient room spray all the time. I add it with my dryer balls along with lavender and eucalyptus.
Ginger essential oil is an oil I keep on hand mostly for tummy issues. I will adda drop to a carrier oil and rub on my belly after indulging in too much food. Sometimes I will add a drop of ginger oil to a cup of tea for the same reason.
Eucalyptus essential oil is my favorite oil to keep my laundry smelling super fresh and clean! I always have 2 bottles on hand so I don’t run out.
I will sometimes add a couple of drops of eucalyptus to my diffuser. With lavender and orange, it brings in a fresh scent to my home or office. It feels like late spring early summer!
Copaiba is the essential oil I always keep at the ready for all those quirky pains. I’ve applied this with a carrier oil to my husband’s back . He swears it’s the only thing that seems to bring relief.
I add a drop of copaiba under my tongue if I’m feeling anxious about something, or extra stressed. It’s also becoming a staple in my skincare routine, along with Frankincense.
On Guard is a proprietary essential oil blend that I’ve used for the past couple of years to keep the germs away. I use this on the bottoms of my feet at night, especially in the fall and winter. I diffuse it in the office, especially if someone has a cold. It’s my go to to help keep me healthy.
I really hope you found this helpful! Do you use essential oils? If so, which ones are your favorites? Be sure to subscribe below to get more awesome essential oil tips and hacks!