We’re celebrating our third annual International Essential Oils Day! Join us as we raise our glasses to Young Living’s founder, D. Gary Young, and remember his mission to spread the love of essential oils to every person in every household around the world.

If you’re already essential oil obsessed, you understand the importance of keeping a solid collection of EOs in your home. We can just imagine your color-coded shelf or alphabetized drawer of bottles.

As essential oils have gained popularity in recent years, it’s become obvious that those precious drops have an abundance of uses and benefits for every home. From aromatherapy to toxin-free cleaning, essential oils can help everyone find joy in their wellness journey.

Whether you’re a dedicated oil user or still investigating, we have five reasons to (easily) convince you that essential oils are for everyone.

They harness the benefits of nature’s living energy

Never have the gifts of nature been so accessible and versatile. Essential oils bring natural solutions to any family’s day-to-day, from the bedtime bustle to science projects with the kids. These little bottles pack a whole lot of punch. Essential oils are derived from the powerful distillations of a plant’s essence, so yes, they really work!

One of the most popular ways to experience essential oils is through aromatherapy, the practice of using oils aromatically and topically for overall wellness. Whether you’re diffusing oils to freshen the air or using them topically during a massage, you’re practicing aromatherapy. The benefits of aromatherapy are endless, including enhancing meditation, boosting your mood, and improving your bedtime routine!

Their DIY potential is limitless

Think of any commercial product that you use at home on the daily—there’s a DIY for that! The beauty of replacing store-bought products with handmade is that you know exactly what’s in them. Essential oil DIYs can be simple or complicated with a project for every skill level.

A couple drops of essential oil can add natural benefits and uplifting scents to any DIY project you’re eager to try!

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Nail polish remover and cuticle oil for an at-home mani that rivals any salon
  • Thieves® cleaning fizzies to clean up any messy situation
  • Bathroom spray that will whisk away unpleasant odors
  • Exfoliating soap for silky skin
  • EO-infused wreath to take things to the next level with scented decor
  • Perfume, body spray, or cologne for a thoughtful handmade gift
diy body sprays with the best essential oils for spring

They make the best products

Doing it yourself isn’t your thing? Try using products that are already infused with essential oils! You can hydrate sun-soaked skin, amp up your personal care routine, and enjoy clean beauty products formulated with the right amount of oil and spot-on scents you’ll be obsessed with.

Shout it from the rooftops: Young Living products are made from natural ingredients and toxin free! They’re the best of the best. Keep toxins out of your home and your family safe with EO products like all-purpose cleaner and baby wash and shampoo.

Intrigued? Check out this list of ingredients you’ll never find in our products. The best part? This isn’t even a full list of the suspicious additives we avoid!

They’re for the whole family

Our pure essential oils were crafted by Mother Earth with everyone in mind, from your littlest ones to your four-legged friends. Our specially formulated oil blends for children, babies, and pets and our handy-dandy Essential Oil Safety Guide make it easy to safely choose—and use—essential oils with the whole family.

Still have questions? Check out our tips to use oils during pregnancy and on children and babies.

They unleash the unique scents of nature

No other product harnesses the powerful aromas of Mother Earth like essential oils. A good diffuser blend can fill your entire home with bright, fresh aromas! Ditch candles made of paraffin and artificial fragrances—and air freshening sprays filled with icky ingredients.

Start off strong by trying these diffuser blends:

  • Garden blends that have you dreaming of well-manicured lawns and mystical fairy gardens
  • A new blend for every month—we’ve got your back all year round
  • Candy blends to satisfy your sweet tooth, sans cavities
  • A diffuser blend for every room (or every family member’s personality)
  • Blends for every state to show your state pride or transport you to your hometown

Keep the International Essential Oils Day celebration going strong and learn more about how essential oil users stand out from the crowd.

Why are essential oils a must-have for your house?

Tell us in the comments!