21 Essential Oils Everyone Should Stock Up On

21 Essential Oils Everyone Should Stock Up On

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Have you sometimes wondered which essential oils you should start with?  Some essential oils can be used straight from the bottle, but some need a “carrier”. I use Certified Organic coconut oil as a carrier with certain other oils. If you use essential oils you will find some are “hotter” than others and therefore need a carrier to weaken the strength so as not to burn you.

Here’s the deal, I’m not a doctor or nurse or anyone in the medical field. Plus, I do not sell essential oils. I will, however, recommend the ones I use. Let me be clear here, essential oils will not cure anything. They may soothe your illness or virus. If your head, heart, and gut tell you to get medical help, then go to the doctor. My favorite diffuser: World Diffuser

Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. The uses of essential oils are wide and diverse. Essential oils support respiratory and digestive systems, help the flow of cell function, encourage balance, relieve stress and replace chemical cleaners and synthetic sprays and deodorants. They are all natural and made with various parts of plants, fruits or herbs. They can be used aromatically and topically, sometimes they can also be used internally.

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The science behind essential oils is growing day by day, and it is quite remarkable how helpful some of these oils can be. Some essential oils have been known to help with cancer patients, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and more. Here is a helpful guide to different essential oils and their functions. Again, they do not cure medical issues.

Essential Oils For Baking/Cooking

I have used peppermint oil in my frosting for my Chrismas cupcakes or cakes. I use lemon in my water each day. The possibilities are endless. I have tried different oils and I always come back to doTerra. It’s how I roll. I love their products. You can add your favorite oil, like lavender, to your laundry soap when you wash your sheets each week. Lavender has a natural relaxation aroma.

Essential Oils For Cleaning

I have added different oils to the water for cleaning countertops. If my grandkids are staying at my house and they have a sinus headache, I always tell them to drink more water and rub this “breathe on your chest”. It’s a lot like Vicks VapoRub we all grew up using.

How To Use Essential Oils

There are so many ways to use essential oils, either plain, with a carrier or with a diffuser. Oh my gosh, if I feel a cold coming on, I start my diffuser with doTerra’s Breathe. I love that stuff. I always have 6-8 bottles on hand at all times. I have arthritis really bad so I always have doTerra’s Deep Blue on hand as well. I just barely got a diffuser that uses zero water. You take the oil of choice and pop the lid off and pour the oil into another bottle that screws directly into the diffuser.

1. Healthy Cell Function:

Arborvitae, Cassia, Frankincense.

2. Cleansing:

Arborvitae, Cilantro, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Melaleuca, Myrrh, Orange, Oregano, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Wild Orange.

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3. Insect Repellant:

Arborvitae, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme.

4. Sore Muscles/Joints:

Basil, Birch, Coriander, Fir, Lemongrass.

5. Healthy Skin Function:

Bergamot, Birch, Cedarwood, Cilantro, Coriander, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Melaleuca, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea Tree Oil, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang.

6. Emotional Support:

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Wild Orange, Wintergreen.

7. Healthy Digestion:

Cardamom, Cassia, Cilantro, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Spearmint.

8. Calming:

Chamomile, Cedarwood, Dill, Geranium, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.

9. Healthy Immune System:

Chamomile, Clove, Lime, Melaleuca, Melissa, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Tea Tree Oil, Thyme, and Vetiver.

10. Respiratory Health:

Cardamom, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Fir, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, and Rosemary.

11. Healthy Hair:

Geranium, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.

12. Purifying:

Bergamot, Cumin, Orange, Thyme, Wild Orange.

13. Energy:

Cypress, Lemon, Peppermint.

14. Healthy Metabolism:

Cinnamon Bark, Fennel, Grapefruit, Helichrysum.

15. Oral Health:

Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Spearmint.

16. Grounding:

Arborvitae, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

17. Tension:

Clary Sage, Cypress, Melissa, Patchouli.

18. Pain Reliever:

Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Wintergreen.

19. Menstruation:

Cassia, Cedarwood, Cumin, Fennel, Frankincense, Jasmine, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, and Wintergreen.

20. Antibiotic:

Cinnamon Oil, Thyme, Oregano, Tea Tree Oil.

21. Insomnia:

Lavender, Frankincense, Marjoram, Orange, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.

Final Word

When I use essential oils on my grandchildren I always use a carrier because their skin may be too sensitive. There is something so relaxing about massaging their feet with certain oils with a carrier like this one: Organic Coconut Oil

I go to the doctor once a year for blood tests only because I have high cholesterol. It’s genetic and some of my daughters have high cholesterol. I think I’m the only one that takes statins. Do I like them, no I do not!

I recommend keeping your immune system strong and healthy by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Oh, and don’t forget to wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Stay healthy, my friends. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

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  1. Thank You for this post it has wonderful information!! I love your posts & thank you for all the help you give to me. Sure appreciate everything!!

  2. I love my essential oils. (I also use Doterra). I have a wide variety of oils. Just about all of them to tell the truth . I think the only oil I don’t have is Melissa. We use a lot of peppermint, oregano,orange,lemon and lavender . So I keep multiples of those on hand. Wen my daughter in law first moved in, she was skeptical when I suggested she use an oil for her headaches. Now she tells all her friends what they need to use for various ailments.And if she isn’t sure, she tells them to call me. (I am not an expert). also have various types of silver products. (both topical and oral). Terra Shield is great for keeping bugs away,especially mosquitoes. As does lemon grass and tea tree oils. I use peppermint to keep spiders,ants and mice away. In my opinion,essential oils are the best thing since buttons on a shirt. Thanks for all you do.God Bless

    1. Hi Judy, I love hearing you use essential oils. It’s so nice when our family learns how good they are. I love your comment “the best thing since buttons on a shirt”!! I’m not an expert either, but you and I have learned what works and what doesn’t. My grandkids love Peppermint for cold sores. Oh my gosh, winner! I used some Eucalyptus last night. I love the smell but I also wanted to ward off a cold. I had some company and a few were sick. I use silver too! I love it! Linda

  3. I love,, love, love essential oils! I have many favorites, however, I much more prefer Young Living oils, especially:
    Thieves for infections, cold sore, MRSA
    Valor for alignment and strengthening
    Purification for cleansing
    Digize for any digestive problems, heartburn,
    diarrhea, nausea
    Occotea can help balance blood sugar
    Peace and Calming, it’s name speaks for speaks
    for itself
    I never leave home without these and some are by my bed!! I don’t sell these, but I use them all the time!

    1. Hi Gijanedoe, I love hearing you like essential oils. I’m a big fan of them as well. I don’t sell them either, but I use them all the time. I’ve heard good things about that brand. Linda

  4. I love learning self-home remedies for myself and my family members.

    I copy every important helpful information for future use . Thank you

  5. I use Peppermint for my headaches. And, I use Jasmine to make my own perfume. I do have others that I use and love them all. I use them when I make my lye soaps for scent. And have used them in my melt and pour soaps, too. I have used them in my home made deodorants as well.

      1. Neither are hard to make. You can find all kinds of info online about both.

        I really like the deodorant as it has only two ingredients, plus essential oil for scent. Shea butter and corn starch or arrow root. If you want to make some, save your empty deodorant tubes.

        Lye soap is really good for your skin and hair. It’s made from Lard, lye, water, and essential oils. You can find all kind of recipes and how tos. Just be safe and read safety precautions.

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