I can remember when I first became interested in essential oils. I had seen how well they worked for some friends, but I struggled a bit with how to get started. If you do a search online, you get so much information returned that it can be overwhelming for someone just starting out.
I want to help you find the best essential oils to start with as easily and quickly as possible so you, too, can enjoy the amazing benefits that essential oils have to offer.
You can use essential oils a variety of ways, but if you’re a new user I highly recommend starting with a diffuser. Using a diffuser will allow you to easily experiment with a variety of oils, including graduating to blends when you’re ready. Diffusing is the most popular way to enjoy your essential oils. I also recommend getting a small box to store your oils and a carrier oil for diluting the oils.
Until you’ve experienced a particular essential oil yourself, keep in mind that people can respond differently to essential oils and what works for one person could have a different effect on another.
As a newbie to essential oils I suggest you start with oils that offer versatility and are usually well tolerated. Here are the six best essential oils to start with and try first.
Lavender Essential Oil: With its classic floral aroma, Lavender Hungary essential oil is probably the most popular of all essential oils. It’s highly versatile and used in place of other oils when in a pinch. From beauty to relaxation, lavender oil should be the first essential oil you get your hands on.
Lemon Essential Oil: Both revitalizing and uplifting, organic lemon essential oil is well-tolerated but can cause photosensitivity when applied topically. Lemon works as a powerful antibacterial and is often used as a cleansing agent. When diffused it can rid the room of strong odors and promotes a cheerful outlook.
Orange Essential Oil: One of my personal favorites, orange essential oil offers a fresh, lightly sweet aroma that instills joy all around. Known as the “happy” oil, orange is a favorite for everyday household use and blends well with other essential oils for added benefits. Orange essential oil acts as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and aphrodisiac. Out of all the oils, I probably use orange essential oil most often.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil: This essential oil has a sweet, woodsy, herbaceous aroma and is often used in skin care products, soaps, and shampoos. When diffused, Roman Chamomile essential oil encourages a peaceful environment. Roman Chamomile is a soothing oil and a wonderful choice to relieve tension and provide support for total wellness.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree essential oil is a powerful purifier because of its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It has a strong, camphorous odor that eliminates foot odors, fights mold and mildew, and removes bacteria. Don’t be fooled by the strong aroma, tea tree is gentle enough that it is often used in beauty products, leaving behind a healthy radiant complexion.
Balance Blend Essential Oil: Balance blend from Rocky Mountain Oils is a great starter blend for beginners. With its floral and citrus scent, Balance essential oil blend is a mix of 16 different essential oils (Geranium, Rosewood, and Frankincense to name a few) in a coconut oil base.
Don’t let a lack of confidence or know-how stop you from enjoying the amazing benefits of essential oils. I encourage you to dive in and start building your very own essential oil kit using these best essential oils to start with and adding more to your collection as you become more familiar with how essential oils work.