Top Ten Essential Oils

These bottles and these oils have changed the way I live my life. They have really been the catalyst for my journey into wellness, into paganism, into discovering how I want to live my life and being brave enough to do just that. I would like this blog to be a place where I can discuss all of the things I am passionate about in my life and these are definitely at the top of the list.

These oils are so versatile too. I am definitely one of those people that have to have all of the oils, but you can do so many things with these top ten oils. Here is a little breakdown on uses for these oils:

Deep Blue: This blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysm, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus soothes discomfort and promotes circulation. Add this blend to some fractionated coconut oil for a comforting massage after a day or physical activity or sitting at a desk. I have a roller of this blend and I often apply it to tense areas after a day of working on house projects.

On Guard: This blend of Wild Orange peel, Clove bud, Cinnamon leaf, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus leaf, and Rosemary leaves/flowers supports healthy immune and respiratory function when used internally.* Ingest to support the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.* This is also a powerful surface cleaner. I use the On Guard blend in my dish wash, surface scrubs, laundry detergent, and toothpaste.

Lavender soothes skin irritations, calms emotions, helps with sleep, reduces anxious feelings and supports healthy digestion and cardiovascular health. It also helps with seasonal environmental threats. I always have this oil on hand for burns, bug bites.

Lemon purifies the air, cleanses surfaces, detoxifies, uplifts the mood, and is a great support for the immune system. This oil is great for getting anything sticky off of surfaces or yourself.

Peppermint cools the body, eases head tension and tummy discomfort, reduces gas and bloating, improves energy and focus. It is also a great support for the respiratory system and one to have on hand for seasonal environmental threats.

Breathe: This blend of Laurel leaf, Eucalyptus leaf, Peppermint plant, Tea Tree leaf, Lemon peel, Cardamom seed, Ravensara leaf, and Ravintsara leaf maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. It helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats. I use this oil every night in my diffuser. It helps me sleep and keeps my head clear for the next day.

Digestzen: This blend of Peppermint, Coriander, Ginger, Caraway, Cardamom, Fennel, and Anise essential oils is your go to for all things digestion, or not digesting, as the case may be. Add to Fractionated Coconut Oil as a part of a gentle tummy massage. Add a few drops of DigestZen to water and take it internally to aid in digestion*, calm occasional gastric upsets*, keep stomach jitters at bay, and maintain a healthy digestive system.* My husband loves this oil. We keep a roller by our bathroom sink. I also use it for sinus pressure.

Tea Tree is a purifying and cleansing oil. It has a cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. I use this oils for nails and scalp and when I feel a pimple starting to form. I roll it behind my ears when I fly or the occasional earache. This also makes a powerful surface cleanser and purifies the air when diffused. This is definitely an oil that I have on hand.

Frankincense is the King of oils. This oils promotes healthy inflammatory response, supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive functions. It promotes healthy cellular function, contributes to feelings of relaxation and calm, provides skin purifying benefits, and promotes vitality and energy.* We oily people say “When in doubt, use Frank”. I love to use this oil for mood (so calming) and for its inflammatory benefits. It is also known as an enhancer oil. It will enhance the effects of other oils.

Oregano is used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent. It supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and respiratory function when used internally.* It also offers powerful antioxidant benefits. I add this oil a spray I use on the door handles in my home. It is one of the oils I put in my sinus steamer mugs and I keep it on hand for skin abnormalities.

You can use these top ten oils singularly or together to care for yourself and your family. During spring and fall, I diffuse Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint together to support our respiratory systems against seasonal threats. At the end of a long, hard day when I feel emotionally rung out, I diffuse Lavender and Frankincense. Peppermint and Lemon create a crisp blend when it is time to focus on work and studying.

There are many more oils to try as well. These are the top ten. If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, check out my Essential Oils page on this blog. I have some resources there for learning more and getting oils.

Do you use essential oils currently in your home?

*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.