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Quick Guide to the Top 10 "Must Have" Essential Oils


People ask me all the time "which oils are best to start with" and unless they are seeking specific or targeted personal wellness needs, I refer them to the Top 10 essential oils. Experts agree these are the best must-have essential oils to provide overall wellness supporting common ailments whilst complement products in your medicine cabinet.

So what are these top 10, and what can they be used for?

Lavender

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities, when taken internally, continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Primary Benefits

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations

  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep

  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Uses

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.

  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.

  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.

  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*

  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

Lemon

The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home.

Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces

  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*

  • Supports healthy respiratory function*

  • Promotes a positive mood

Uses

  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*

  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces.

  • Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.

  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.

  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.

  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

Peppermint

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products.

Primary Benefits

  • When ingested, promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*

  • Promotes digestive health when taken internally*

  • Repels bugs naturally

Uses

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.

  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*

  • Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.

  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Tea Tree

Also known as Melaleuca, this essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree have been used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia for centuries. They would apply crushed leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Tea Tree is best known for its purifying properties.

Primary Benefits

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin

  • Promotes healthy immune function when used internally*

  • Ingest to protect against environmental and seasonal threats*

Uses

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.

  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*

  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.

  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

Frankincense

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.*

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin.

Primary Benefits

  • Ingest to support healthy cellular function*

  • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation

  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically

  • Supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally*

Uses

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.

  • Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*

Oregano

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices. The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties when ingested. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin.

Primary Benefits

  • Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent

  • Supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and respiratory function when used internally*

  • Offers powerful antioxidants when ingested*

Uses

  • Take one drop in a veggie cap or 4 fl. oz of liquid daily to maintain healthy immune function.*

  • Add one to two drops to a veggie capsule to support healthy respiratory function.*

  • Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.

  • Put 10 drops in a 16-ounce spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

Breathe (Respiratory Blend)

A popular essential oil blend, doTERRA Breathe's refreshing aroma can be used to create feelings of clear, easy breathing.

doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara.

Primary Benefits

  • Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing

  • Promotes a restful nights sleep

  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

Uses

  • Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.

  • Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.

  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment.

Digestzen (Digestive Blend

DigestZen is a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating.*

This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion when used internally*

  • Consume to soothe occasional stomach upset*

  • Take orally to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion*

Uses

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally.*

  • Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.

  • Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.*

  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

OnGuard (Protective Blend)

As one of doTERRA's most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.*

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*

  • Protects against environmental threats*

  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*

  • Promotes healthy circulation*

  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

Uses

  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*

  • Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.

  • Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*

  • Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.

Deep Blue (Soothing Blend)

Formulated to soothe and cool, doTERRA Deep Blue is an enriched blend of oils perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout.

It's perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together.

Primary Benefits

  • Soothing and cooling oil blend

  • Comforting part of a massage

Uses

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.

  • Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.

  • Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.

(*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

(CAUTIONS: Essential Oils may cause possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.)

How to Buy?

If you are like most people you will have checked through the list and are now saying "I need all of these". If this is the case, I have good news for you. You can get all of the Top 10 essential oils in an enrollment kit - and make a saving doing so!

What's an enrollment kit?

An enrollment kit is a starter kit that has several benefits, such as:-

  • Starts you off with essential oils to use right away for a number of common issues.

  • The pre-bundled package means you save on the cost compared to buying the oils individually.

  • Enrollment kits come with 1 year's free customer membership with Doterra which means you can save 25% off every product in the Doterra catalogue for an entire year.

How Much does it Cost?

The cost depends on whether you want the Top 10 essential oil collection in a small bottles or large bottles - Yes, there are 2 size options for this kit:-

1) Healthy Start Kit

This kit contains all the Top 10 essential oils in smaller 5ml sized bottles, plus this kit includes the Doterra Brevi Stone Diffuser. 1 year's free Doterra Membership included.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE HEALTHY START KIT

2) Healthy Home Kit (***TOP SELLER***)

This kit has all the Top 10 essential oils in larger-sized 15ml sized bottles (Deep Blue is 5ml), PLUS all these other products to help you start with a natural lifestyle right away reducing your exposure to harmful toxins and chemicals: doTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist, doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate, doTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash, doTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash Dispenser, doTERRA On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste, Protecting Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner. The Brevie Stone diffuser is also included to start you off with diffusing - a safe way to experience the benefits of essential oils for the entire family - kids, babies and pets. 1 year's free Doterra membership included.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE HEALTHY HOME KIT

Are there other Enrollment Kits to choose from?

Yes, there are other enrollment kits available from Doterra that are low-priced, medium-priced and higher-priced, each kit comes with great savings and 1 year's free membership. If you would like to see the other kits, click here.

Info in this blog article pertains to the USA market. If you reside in any other country, email me to see kits and prices for your specific country. Some essential oils blends may be named differently in your country however the essential oils used and their intended purpose remains the same.

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