Curious about essential oils, but not sure where to start? Read this easy, at home guide to essential oils for beginners. Health and wellness expert Devon Jade shares her top 5 best essential oils for beginners.
So, you’ve heard of essential oils and how amazing they can be, but you don’t know where to start? That is exactly how I felt when I first start using these little magical bottles of liquid. But don’t worry, I am here to ease your mind and share with you the top 5 essential oils everyone should have in their wellness toolbox!
Real quick, before I begin I want to tell you what essential oils exactly are. Essential oils are a naturally occurring oil in plants. They are usually obtained through a process called distillation. When these oils are correctly obtained and produced to sell they can be extremely beneficial to our bodies and overall life.
Finding where to buy oils is always the tricky part. When purchasing essential oils you want to ALWAYS make sure you are buying from a company that ensures their oils are 100% pure and natural without any perfumes or fillers. If you don’t, essential oils could possibly be more damaging to your body. So before using them (especially topically or consuming them), always, always, always make sure you know where they are sourced from. I use Young Living because I know they have a “Seed-to-Seal” promise with all of their products!
Lastly, how to use essential oils. Simple! You can buy a diffuser and simply diffuse your oils or you can apply them topically (diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil or avocado oil), or even inhale them straight from the bottle!
Now that you know what essential oils are, where to find them, and how to use them I am going to share with you the top 5 essential oils every beginner should have!
This is one of the most talked about oils in the wellness world and it’s all for good reason! It is an oil everyone should have in their wellness toolbox! There are MANY uses for Lavender, the most common one being to help promote a good night’s rest. Not only is Lavender great for your night time routine it is also very nourishing to your skin! Add in a few drops to your favorite face and body moisturizer and your skin will thank you. If you’re buying high quality essential oils, like Young Living, then Lavender is even amazing in your tea, simply add one drop to your tea bag and enjoy! Other uses include helping to prevent a healthy scalp, bug bite and sunburn relief, and adding a few drops to your bubble bath for a spa-like feel!
Oh the amazing things Peppermint can do! Peppermint is great for nausea, digestion, headaches, sore muscles, and even great to add into your favorite brownie recipe for a sweet, minty treat! Peppermint is something I always have on hand to support my digestion and freshen my breath. Also, spiders HATE Peppermint so a few drops on a cotton ball placed in the corner of your room will rid of any pesky critters lurking around!
Any and ALL citrus essential oils are my favorite. I can’t just pick one because you really can’t go wrong with them! Citrus oils are great oils to have on hand because you can add them to your water to enhance the flavor, they naturally sanitize surfaces, and their scent is SO uplifting it is impossible to be in bad mood when citrus oils are diffusing.
Frankincense is a high end oil but something I believe everyone should have on hand. This oil is amazing for your skin! Pair it with Lavender essential oil and your skin will love you forever! This is a very calming and grounding oil. It promotes calmness, tranquility, and is awesome to use in a meditation or yoga practice!
This oil is definitely underrated but it has so many amazing benefits! Cedarwood is absolutely amazing for your hair. It promotes healthy hair growth (getting rid of any hair loss!) and heals a dry scalp. It also is an amazing oil to diffuse when it’s time to hit the hay because it makes you sleep like a baby, especially paired with Lavender! Cedarwood also has antiseptic properties and can even be nourishing to your skin.
If you’re ready to take the plunge into the world of essential oils I would be more than happy to help you and talk more about them!
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*DISCLAIMER* Essential oils do not treat, prevent, cure, or heal any illnesses and you shouldn’t use them in replace of a prescribed medication. Always talk with your physician before using essential oils.