Top 10 Essential Oils
As you will see on my Join page, there is a reason that the below 10 oils are in a lot of the enrolment kits. It is because there is an oil for every single body system e.g.
On Guard = immune
Lemon = immune and lymphatic
Easy Air = respiratory
Ice Blue = muscular and skeletal
Here are some easy peasy ways that you can implement the
Top 10 Oils into your home
- Peppermint is great for your digestive and respiratory system.
- Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost.
- Make up a roller bottle to rub on your temples and back of your neck for head tension.
- Put a few drops on cotton balls and spread around your cupboards and window sills to keep ants at bay.
- Roll down sides of the nose and across forehead to clear sinuses and ease sinus tension.
- Diffuse when you are studying or experiencing ‘writer’s block’.
- Add two to three drops to your favourite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist. We like to add it to our Bliss Balls and Chocolate Mousse (email me if you’d like the recipes).
- Put some Peppermint under your nose prior to exercise to assist in expanding your rib cage.
- Remember, less is more! 1 drop of Peppermint has the potency of about 28 cups of Peppermint tea.
- If you have any digestive issues, this will be your best friend!
- Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
- It smells like black jelly beans or black sambuca (if you’re into that ☺).
- Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply in a clockwise direction around your belly button when you have the occasional stomach ache.
- Diffuse during dinner to trigger the limbic system of your brain (where your emotions live) for optimal digestion.
- Apply some to your skin if you get car sick and are going on a trip. Same goes for sea sickness and flying. You can also put a drop or two on the air vents in the car, or get a car diffuser (yes I have one of those).
- Put some into your water before Christmas Lunch or before a big night out.
- Lemon cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces so I use it in the majority of my household cleaners.
- The best glass cleaner I have ever used is Lemon (about 10 drops), and 50/50 water and vinegar in a glass spray bottle.
- When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and may help to improve mood.
- Put a couple of drops on a cotton ball and put it in your glove box in your car to get that new car smell!
- Put it in a jar with some bicarb soda and cover it with some fabric and an elastic band – the bicarb soda draws the moisture out of the air and the Lemon cleanses and purifies the air.
- I put it in my water every day because of its cleansing properties (and I don’t drink much water so that helps to increase my water intake because it tastes good).
- I like to add it to magnesium salts in a bath and massage it into my skin to help get rid of the toxins in my body. It also naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
- Use a damp cloth and add about 5 drops of Lemon (I also use a few drops of Purify) to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
- Put a few drops of Lemon on a rag to help remove stubborn, sticky residue off surfaces (literally the most annoying thing ever when you pull off a sticker for a present and it doesn’t completely come off – tacky!).
- I like to wash my fruit with Lemon (any citrus oil works well – e.g. Wild Orange, Lime and Grapefruit)
- I don’t really like the taste of green smoothies so I add a drop of Lemon to cut through that green taste.
- Lavender is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities.
- Diffuse at night for a more restful sleep.
- Massage into little one’s feet before bed. I like to also add a few drops of Lavender to pillows and bedding.
- It soothes occasional skin irritations which is why I like to use it in Clementine’s nappy rash spray/balm and our After Sun Spray.
- I also make my own baby wipes with Lavender and Tea Tree.
- I got a super itchy tummy when I was pregnant so you can apply Lavender to reduce the irritation. Same goes for mozzie bites!
- Lavender reduces the appearance of skin imperfections and is great for the top layer of the skin (as are the other floral oils like Rose). I like to use it in conjunction with a bark/sap/resin oil like Frankincense as these are good for the lower layer of your skin which is where collagen is produced.
- If you burn yourself with your hair straightener or when cooking, apply Lavender as it will soothe it straight away!
- We like to add a few drops to ½ cup milk (any kind) and add this to Clementine’s bath every night.
- I add it to Epsom salts when I take a bath.
- Take Lavender internally to reduce anxious feelings and for a peaceful sleep. I’m a big fan of the Serenity soft gels.
- Add a few drops to this amazing chocolate recipe by my beautiful friend Alice.
- The superman of oils for your immune system. This is one of the oils that goes in my Immune Bomb Blend (along with Lemon, On Guard, Tea Tree and Frankincense).
- I love to put a drop in my spaghetti sauce. It’s strong so some people just use a toothpick and swirl that around the sauce instead of a whole drop.
- I sometimes make up a roller bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil and roll onto ingrown toenails and anything fungal.
- If your kids have been running around barefoot in a public place, dilute one drop of Oregano and Thyme with some Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the soles of their feet.
- I haven’t done this yet, but there are lots of people that have used this to burn off warts and skin tags.
- This is a hot oil so please use with caution – always dilute and if you are taking internally then use a veggie capsule.
- I apply this neat (not diluted) to any pimple flare ups. Dries them out straight away!
- This is great to use for cleaning wounds. Clementine fell over and scraped her knee last week and I used Tea Tree around the wound to ensure nothing nasty could get in!
- Diffuse during sickness to help with killing airborne pathogens.
- I use this for any skin irritations that occur in our family – Clementine’s nappy rash/balm, shaving rash, cuts etc. You can make up a roller blend with Lavender and Fractionated Coconut Oil to roll on any cuts, scrapes, bites and stings.
- Use in a bath with ½ cup apple cider vinegar (or normal vinegar if you don’t have apple cider) to combat those really lovely fungal infections (you know what I’m talking about!).
- I use this and Lavender to make homemade baby wipes.
- I soak our toothbrushes in Tea Tree. Just add one drop per toothbrush in a glass of water.
- Whenever a stomach bug has gone through our house, I like to add a few drops to our laundry load.
- It is great for immune support which is why I add it to my Immune Bomb Blend.
- Dilute 8-10 drops with water in a spray bottle to clean around the house. It is great to use in damp places and in the bathroom!
- I make up a blend with this and Helichrysum and apply that to any bruises that Clementine gets.
- Tom uses this a lot before and after his workouts.
- I don’t hold my hands in the correct position when I type, so I get really sore wrists after being at the computer all day. I apply this with the Ice Blue rub on my wrists every night.
- Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
- Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of house work.
- Apply to hands and feet after gardening.
- It’s great to use for children’s growing pains. Add a few drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil into their legs before bed.
- Ice Blue contains Blue Tansy (my new favourite oil and has been referred to as the “anti-anxiety” for your skin by Vogue).
- We also use this when I have neck and back tension, combined with the Ice Blue Rub.
- This is dōTERRA’s protective blend and is great to diffuse to help with airborne pathogens.
- I take this to my hairdresser every visit because she has to deal with so much from her clients (ya’ll know we like to spill our life story to our hairdressers). She puts some on her clothes and rubs a bit on her skin with some Fractionated Coconut Oil too.
- I make up an Immune Bomb Blend with this, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree and Oregano to use when we are feeling under the weather.
- For daily immune support, I have a roller blend made up of On Guard, Copaiba and Arborvitae that I roll along the soles of our feet every morning.
- I like to rub this on my glands when I start to feel them swell.
- Make a floor cleaner using On Guard, vinegar and Dr Bronner’s Castille Soap.
- Mix 5-6 drops with a half cup of baking soda to clean your bath tub and skip all of the harsh, bleaching chemicals.
- Add a couple of drops to 2 teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil and you have a homemade sanitizer for when you’re out and about.
- Diffuse for cleansing the air.
- Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for a quick immune boost.
- Add to water for an effective all-purpose cleaner for surfaces.
- Add 15 drops of On Guard to a cup of corn starch or baking soda. Mix, sprinkle and rake on carpet then allow it to sit for up to an hour. Then, vacuum it clean!
- Not only is it great to diffuse for respiratory support, but it also promotes a restful night’s sleep. Win/win, right?
- Easy Air contains Eucalyptus essential oil which is known to help stimulate mental activity and wake up your mind. The powerfully beneficial oils of Peppermint, Lemon, and Tea Tree are all included in Easy Air and are perfect if you are feeling under the weather.
- I make up a roller bottle of Easy Air and Lemon (I also like to use Lime and even Eucalyptus) when Clementine is needing respiratory support. You can also just add a couple of drops to Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub it directly onto their chest, back and soles of their feet.
- Put a drop in the corner of a warm shower to inhale the aroma and open airways when you’re feeling tight and constricted or just to awaken you for the day ahead (I also like to use Citrus Bliss).
- Do you catch a bus to work? I do! Confined spaces can sometimes have stagnant air, which can be claustrophobic. I apply Easy Air Blend on my wrists in the morning to free myself mentally and emotionally while on the bus. The same applies if you are stuck at a desk in a small office!
- I have saved the best until last! There’s a saying amongst us oil converts, “when in doubt, use Frank!” And it is so true! It will enhance the benefits of other oils so it’s great to add even 1 drop to whatever else you are using.
- If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I love using Frank in my skincare routine. I apply a drop each of Frankincense and Manuka, mix with Jojoba oil, and apply as a serum. It’s wonderful for aging skin, stretch marks and scars too!
- I use this in Clementine’s nappy rash spray/balm as it’s great for skin renewal.
- Apply 1-2 drops to your temples and the back of your neck to help improve your concentration.
- I take 2 drops each of Frankincense and Copaiba in a veggie capsule every morning to support my cellular health.
- Inhale with Lavender and Peppermint and apply to neck to help calm stress and relieve tension.
- Use Frankincense with a cold compress after working out or on a hot day to cool down and relax. Or, use with a hot compress to soothe tired muscles or occasional cramps.
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