Since becoming more educated about the benefits and versatility of essential oils, my use of them has expanded into so many areas of my life. My use of essential oils used to be limited to using readily available and not the best quality versions of tea tree oil, lemon grass and orange. I would use tea tree oil to clean my floors, on a tissue if I had a cold and as a compress when I had a few pimples. As for lemongrass and orange essential oil… well I wasn’t really aware at the time of their benefits so I would just add a few drops to an oil burner (in a later post I will talk about why I don’t use an oil burner anymore) when I was cleaning the house or had guests visiting.
In this post, I go through some of the oils that I use frequently with a few examples about how they can be used to enhance overall wellbeing. If you want more information about essential oils or what to find out how you can get the best quality essential oils, feel free to send me an email through via the ‘contact me’ page.
In no particular order, here are my top recommendations that every household should have.
This is an immune boosting blend containing wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary that is perfect for diffusing throughout the home. You can also add 1 drop to a glass of water to sooth a sore throat and to stabilise blood sugar levels. The oils in this blend have been chosen for their ability to kill harmful bacteria, mold and viruses hence why the OnGuard range has expanded beyond the oil blend to household cleaners, toothpaste and throat drops. So far I have tried the cleaner concentrate (seriously amazing for cleaning showers), the beadlets and the throat drops and they all get the thumbs up. I make sure I have this oil blend with me whenever I feel a cold or flu coming on and it gets diffused constantly through winter.
Easy air (or Breathe in the US)
This blend smells amazing and can be used to replace perfumes and colognes that contain hormone disrupting chemicals plus the blend of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Lemon helps to stimulate mental activity and clear the airways. I use this oil topically and diffuse it at home if I’m feeling a little congested.
As someone with Coeliac disease, this is an oil that I always have with me. The ability it has to alleviate digestive discomfort after being accidentally glutened has been such a relief. I usually add a drop or 2 to 500 ml of water and drink it throughout the day if my digestion is struggling and if I don’t want it in water I put a couple of drops below my navel and rub into my skin. Alternatively it can be applied to reflex points on the feet. If you suffer with bloating, colitis, constipation, cramps, have Coeliac or Crohn’s disease then you may find that this blend helps give relief to your symptoms.
Honestly I think this is a must have for anyone who experiences muscle and joint discomfort and is perfect for athletes to help recover from a tough training session. I have a bad ankle from a stack a couple of years ago that flairs up occasionally after running. I now apply this blend to help reduce inflammation. It also comes in a handy rub, perfect for your gym bag.
Smart and Sassy (or Slim and Sassy in the US)
I’m an absolute cinnamon fanatic, which I think is why I love this blend so much. It combines cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, lemon and grapefruit to help control hunger, regulate blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion and uplift the mind. There is a slim and sassy range of weight loss products available in the US but I haven’t tried any of them.
Tea Tree (or Melaleuca)
I have used tea tree oil for ages to clean the house and to apply to pimples however I ended up buying the doTERRA oil because it smelt less synthetic then brands I had used in the past and is sourced from right here in Australia. Historically tea tree had been used to heal cut and skin infections (such as athletes foot, eczema, dermatitis, rashes, sunburn) and when inhaled or diffused can ease the symptoms of coughs and colds.
I’ll admit I bought this oil primarily for the use of flavouring homemade raw chocolate (don’t judge me :-P) however I have since discovered that there are many more uses for this oil so it no longer lives just in my kitchen. I now use it in water for digestive complaints (and weirdly if I get hiccups), combined with lavender and applied to temples to ease headaches, in homemade toothpaste and body scrubs and in the diffuser to energise. It’s also a great oil to travel with as it helps with jet lag, motion sickness, nausea and gastro.
In addition to it helping to ease headache tension, lavender is the perfect oil to help relax and unwind after a long day. I love adding a few drops of this oil to my bath with some Epsom salts or I will mix a few drops with coconut oil and rub into my feet before going to bed. I also use this oil in case of a burn and if I get bitten by mosquitos as it helps soothe skin irritation, relieve redness and reduce swelling.
This is a favourite with a lot of people because it smells so good. The oil is extracted from the rind of the lemon meaning (from my understanding) that it won’t lead to enamel damage on the teeth if you consume it (as can happen with lots of lemon juice). It also makes a great alternative to nasty chemical filled cleaners as it helps neutralize odors and get rid of sticky residues – add a couple of drops to your dishwasher for sparkly dishes or 6 drops to a spray bottle with water and white vinegar as an all purpose cleaner.
This oil went from being too overpowering for me to even consider using it, to being one of my favourite ‘first aid’ oils, after being struck down with a stomach bug. I had read about its immunity boosting properties so I tried a drop of oregano in a glass of water and I’m sure that it helped… it burnt though so since then I either mix it with olive oil or add it to a vegetable capsule if I want to take it internal but I usually apply it to my feet instead using a rollerball blend of onguard, oregano and lemon that has been diluted with fractionated coconut oil. It has antifungal and antiparasitic properties so if you are prone to athletes food, Candida, warts and fungal infections then you might want to try diluting this oil with a carrier oil and applying to the affected area or reflex points.
And finally frankincense
I’ve left this one til last because it is known as the king of all oils. Most people would be familiar with frankincense from the story of the three wise men in the Bible. If you want one oil for everything, then you want frankincense oil. Not only is it a calming oil that can help relieve anxiety but it can also help you focus and is uplifting. Its the perfect addition to your beauty routine as its nourishes and rejuvenates the skin, strengthens weak nails and promotes healthy cells. There are too many benefits to mentions but feel free to google it and I’m sure you will be astounded.
Want to get the above oils at the best price?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these oils either singularly or in a kit just let me know. I recommend starting with an enrolment kit so that you get to try a wide variety of oils (in fact most, if not all, of the ones listed) but it also means that you will be able to purchase your oils at wholesale price (25% off) like I do and you will have access to exclusive member only offers each month. I recommend the Home Essentials Kit which is what I started with as it includes the larger 15ml bottles and a diffuser but feel free to go for a bigger or smaller (The essentials Collection) kit.
You can get the Essential Collection – Essential Oils kit for only $174.00 (plus postage) or the Home Essentials kit for $330.00 (plus postage).
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*Please note that some people suggest that you shouldn’t consume essential oils and while I have shared with you some oils that I do consume I’m not advising that you do as there are plenty of other ways to get the benefits. If you do, please ensure that the oils are from a reputable source, like doterra, and safe for dietary use (stated on the bottle).