Best Essential Oils for Beginners

Are you wondering how to get started using essential oils?

First, attend a class! You can check my Facebook for Livestreams almost every week!

In the meantime, these are my top “beginner’s picks” for getting started with essential oils!

Why THESE oils? Because they’re easy to use, and they work REALLY well for dealing with a whole slew of irritations and issues – naturally!


Frankincense is the King of oils, and is excellent for the skin, the immune system, and supporting cellular regeneration! Additionally, frankincense helps the body regulate its inflammatory response.

Its soothing, uplifting scent (a combination of three different species of Boswellia) has been used for centuries to promote feelings of peace and connection with the Divine.

I use frankincense daily as part of my skin care routine, and also apply it to my skin when it’s been over-exposed to the sun. It’s my VERY favorite essential oil.


Lavender is the Jill-of-all-trades in the essential oil world! It’s extremely versatile, and can be used to soothe the emotions as well as minor upsets of the skin.

Lavender is gentle enough to be applied “neat”–without dilution–and is helpful on bee stings, cuts and scrapes, and is an excellent first-response to a burn in the kitchen.

Additionally, lavender is relaxing and cooling, and promotes restful sleep. I keep lavender essential oil in my bag, always–you never know when you might need it!


Lemon is an all-star when it comes to cleaning and purifying things!

You can use lemon essential oil to remove gum or sticky residues, clean glass, and as a powerful cleanser in a pinch.

Lemon scent is uplifting, cheering, and energizing as well. This is another one that’s excellent to add to a spritz bottle filled with water, and used as a quick + safe cleanser.


Peppermint is the essential oil for headaches! It can be applied to the temples/in the hairline (keep away from eyes!) to give you a cooling zap of energy and clear your mind.

You can soak a cloth in water and add a drop of peppermint oil, then wring out and toss over the back of your neck on a hot day.

Peppermint is also useful in quelling nausea and giving you a boost of extra energy! It can be inhaled directly from the bottle.


Lemongrass is excellent if you’re spending time outdoors.

It’s a great insect repellant, including both ticks and mosquitos–and it doubles as a citrus-y, smoky-scented cologne.

Lemongrass essential oil may be considered “warm” – meaning, some skin sensitivity may be present, especially on children–so use by diluting with a carrier oil first.


Immune defense essential oil blend: We use this in a spritz bottle (diluted with water) on our hands after visiting public restrooms or before eating a meal out.

It’s got cinnamon bark in the blend, which means you won’t want to apply this oil directly to the skin–it may burn!

OnGuard has a warm and spicy, autumn-esque scent that also includes Wild Orange, Clove, and Rosemary.


Seasonal and environmental threat support essential oil blend; Breathe essential oil blend can be sniffed directly from the bottle, or applied to the chest (or mustache!) for a cooling effect.

This blend contains Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, and Cardamom, and is especially useful for seasonal allergies.


Digestive support essential oil blend: Whether you’ve just eaten something that you shouldn’t have, you’re suffering from nausea, or you’ve got an easily upset tummy–DigestZen will bring you some relief.

Use this one by applying directly to the belly.

The aromatic herbs of Anise, Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander have traditionally been used for digestive support for millennia. ”

I hope you’ve found this helpful!

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