6 oils that do (almost) everything

11 April 5, 2017 - At Home, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, How to Use Vitality Essential Oil, Vitality™ essential oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

When it comes to using one product to complete multiple tasks on our conquer-the-world list, we count on a few essential oils. Like a Swiss Army Knife, these oils—Lemon essential oil, Lemon Vitality™, Peppermint essential oil, Peppermint Vitality™, Thieves® essential oil, and Thieves® Vitality™—have an application that’s right for the situation at hand.

Lemon and Lemon Vitality Essential Oils - Young Living

Naturally occurring constituent: d-limonene

Besides smelling amazing, Lemon essential oil is also a workhorse around the house. It’s useful in your toiletries bag, too, since it may improve the healthy appearance and sheen of hair and may reduce the appearance of blemishes.*

Once Lemon Vitality is in your kitchen, you’ll be reaching for it on the regular for its zesty taste.

Lemon Essential OilUse Lemon essential oil:

  • To eliminate odors. Diffuse this refreshing and energizing scent anywhere musty smells tend to arise. Put 2–3 drops on a cotton ball and place at the bottom of the diaper or garbage pail to keep things fresh.
  • To freshen surfaces. Add to natural household cleaners before wiping down dirty surfaces.
  • In your beauty routine. Add to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or add to conditioner or DIY hair masques to bring out hair’s natural shine.

Lemon VitalityUse Lemon Vitality:

  • In the kitchen. Create custom dressings or marinades with a few drops or substitute 1 drop of Lemon Vitality for 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in your baking.
  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as needed.
  • On the go. Before you head out, add 2–3 drops of Lemon Vitality to your glass water bottle.

Thieves and Thieves Vitality - Young Living

 

Naturally occurring constituents: limonene, eucalyptol

We love our proprietary Thieves blend so much that we put it in everything (almost). But really, you’ll come to associate Thieves’ spicy, warm scent with its versatility and many uses.

Thieves Vitality makes a great supplement. When taken internally, Thieves Vitality essential oil can help support overall wellness and includes powerful antioxidants.*

Thieves Essential OilUse Thieves essential oil:

  • To refresh musty carpets. Combine 5 drops of Thieves with 1 cup of baking soda and let the mixture sit overnight. Sprinkle over carpets and allow to sit for 10–15 minutes before vacuuming.
  • To eliminate odor. Add a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend to your dishwasher before running.
  • To create an environment of peace and security. Diffuse wherever you need its comforting aroma.

Thieves VitalityUse Thieves Vitality:

  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed.
  • For flavor. Swirl in a drop to your morning juice, tea, or NingXia Red®.

Peppermint and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oils - Young Living


Active component: menthol

Invigorate your senses with Peppermint’s aroma or enjoy its cooling sensation on your skin. A key ingredient in PanAway®, AromaEase®, Deep Relief™ Roll-On, and other blends, Peppermint combines beautifully with other aromas.

Peppermint Vitality tastes delicious and supports healthy habits. It can support gastrointestinal system comfort, healthy bowel function, normal digestion, enhance healthy gut function, and maintain the digestive tract’s efficiency.* Plus, it may support performance during exercise!*

Peppermint Essential OilUse Peppermint essential oil:

  • For post-workout massage. Dilute a few drops of Peppermint in V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a refreshing massage.
  • To diffuse. Blend with Lavender and Rosemary for an uplifting aroma.
  • In your bath or shower. Blend Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata in hot bath water and breathe in the aromatic steam. You can also add Peppermint to shampoo for a scalp-stimulating wash!
  • In your cleaning routine. Add to DIY cleaners or add a few drops to a sponge for a refreshing, clean scent.

Peppermint VitalityUse Peppermint Vitality:

  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as needed.
  • For flavor. Add a drop to a glass of water or blend with your pre-workout drink (this mint-chocolate protein shake tastes like dessert) for an energizing start before you hit the gym.
  • In the kitchen. Flavor desserts—and even some main dishes—with a drop or two of Peppermint Vitality!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.

What is your multipurpose essential oil? Tell us in the comments below!

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32 Comments

  • Debbie Davis April 15, 2017 - 2:47 am Reply

    I have a lot of favorites but number one is Cedarwood, then Stress Away, Lavendar, Thieves, PanAway, and the citruses. Of course many more but I diffuse Cedarwood at night sometimes with Lavendar. If I have congestion then RC. Just so many favorites to mention.

  • Linda April 14, 2017 - 5:45 pm Reply

    Lemon and Lavender

  • Stefani April 14, 2017 - 12:07 pm Reply

    Lavender for EVERYTHING. For everything else, peppermint or thieves.

  • Michelle April 14, 2017 - 5:28 am Reply

    I use Lavender for so many things. Everything skin!! Whether it is to sooth after a day in the sun, putting it in a blend for my hair, or to maintain the integrity of the skin, I love Lavender! Oh, and did I mention how it helps my whole family relax at night when we diffuse it at bedtime?

  • Jennifer Morris April 13, 2017 - 8:20 pm Reply

    Thieves would be my #1.germs away, cut and scrapes

  • Robin April 13, 2017 - 8:15 pm Reply

    WHY did you not include Lavender & Lavender Vitality in this post?! That’s the TRUE Swiss Army Knife of oils 😉

  • Belinda April 13, 2017 - 8:14 pm Reply

    Peppermint Vitslity is a great size for my purse. I also like Citrus Fresh, Lavender and DiGize! I love all my oils .

  • Melinda gould April 10, 2017 - 8:48 am Reply

    Lavander seems to be my go to for everything. For calming at night time. Or soothing a tummy during the day. It can even go in my natural cleaning products, like my laundry soap and dish soap. I love it!

  • Carol April 9, 2017 - 7:56 pm Reply

    What is the difference between the ‘base product’ and the ‘vitality’ product. Lemon and Lemon Vitality – is it just a difference in the name or is there some other difference?

    • Young Living April 10, 2017 - 2:21 pm Reply

      Hi Carol, Our essential oils have been displaying labels that distinguish the products intended as a dietary supplement and those intended to be used for topical application or aromatic use. This labeling did not reflect any changes to the constituents or benefits of our essential oils. With that being said the Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use.

    • Young Living April 10, 2017 - 2:21 pm Reply

      Hi Carol, Our essential oils have been displaying labels that distinguish the products intended as a dietary supplement and those intended to be used for topical application or aromatic use. This labeling did not reflect any changes to the constituents or benefits of our essential oils. With that being said the Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use.

  • Nicole April 9, 2017 - 3:54 pm Reply

    This was an awesome post!! I just wanted to say that I LOVE lemon in my daily beauty routine! I add a drop or two to my moisturizer and found it has given my skin a wonderful, healthy glow 🙂 Lemon is for sure one of my favorites!

  • Lee Jenks April 8, 2017 - 6:14 pm Reply

    These are three of our favorites. We use lemon in our water, and peppermint in our coffee every day. Lemon was my “surprise” oil when I got my starter kit. I had no idea I needed it! Thieves is on our dryer balls each load of laundry. No more walking around and sleeping in chemicals.

  • Donna Ervin April 7, 2017 - 7:31 am Reply

    Clearly the vitality versions are safe to ingest, are they also equally effective to their regular oil versions diffused or to clean with?

    • Young Living April 10, 2017 - 2:12 pm Reply

      Hello Donna, Our essential oils have been displaying labels that distinguish the products intended as a dietary supplement and those intended to be used for topical application or aromatic use. This labeling did not reflect any changes to the constituents or benefits of our essential oils. With that being said the Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use.

  • Karen April 7, 2017 - 6:33 am Reply

    Lavender for soothing and calming everything!

    We use it to promote rest. Tranquil is our favorite part of our bedtime ritual.

    We add lavender to our first aid blends that my kids love to use on bumps, bruising, stings and burns for its soothing effect.

    I use lavender vitality along with peppermint vitality and lemon vitality to make me more comfortable while I’m working and playing outdoors.

  • Amy April 6, 2017 - 7:11 am Reply

    Lavender!!!!

  • Suzi Scanlan April 5, 2017 - 9:42 pm Reply

    Lavender, baby!

  • Gina April 5, 2017 - 8:29 pm Reply

    Thieves!

  • Becky Fontenot April 5, 2017 - 8:19 pm Reply

    My multi use essential oil is lavender. I use it to relax myself at night. I do use it with noghtly moisturizer as well as on my cuticles. I diffuse it for a gppd nights rest.

  • Teri Rose April 5, 2017 - 7:52 pm Reply

    Lemon, orange, Tangerine, Thieves, DiGize and Frankincense.
    The citrus oils I use in my drinking water and also diffuse. The aroma supports my emotions – the room fills with a light fragrance. I diffuse Tangerine or Orange at night, as I find the aroma calming with memories of summertime. Thieves – I use it on my feet during ski season and my ski boots smell great while supporting my immune system during severely cold weather. I also put 1 drop in my latte – and it’s so tasty! DiGize is what I use when I need tummy support. Frankincense. What to say? Frankincense supports my emotional well being, and the aroma is comforting as I pray, meditate or need to create a sacred space in my home and life. I also love Copaiba – and use it as a hot tea, a light perfume, and often take it in a capsule to help support my overall sense of well being. Love my oils! Oops, I forgot peppermint, which I put on my neck after music performances, and add to my lattes or water for flavor and tummy support.

  • Mary Kay Joseph April 5, 2017 - 7:12 pm Reply

    My grandson has his first flag football game at 1 that day. I am interested in the peppermint oil.

  • Stephanie Lopardo April 5, 2017 - 4:53 pm Reply

    Does anyone have any idea when Sleepesesses will be back in stock

    • Young Living April 6, 2017 - 2:26 pm Reply

      Hi Stephanie, We are sorry to inform you that, at this time, we do not have an estimated time as to when this item will be in stock. We realize that this is an inconvenience to our members, and we assure you that we are working very diligently to bring this item back in stock as soon as we can. If one does become available for this product, it will be posted in the Member Resources under out of stock list section of the Virtual Office.

    • Becky Wilson April 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm Reply

      I would love to see SleepEssence come back in stock too!

  • maxine April 5, 2017 - 2:25 pm Reply

    Thieves is my go to oil for cleaning my house and my body!

  • Lori Andersen April 5, 2017 - 1:43 pm Reply

    Purification, I use it in the diffuser, on dryer balls in place of fabric softener sheets or liquid. Put a few drops in a spray bottle and top off with water, and you have air, carpet & furniture freshener.

  • Cindy Bren April 5, 2017 - 1:23 pm Reply

    When YL distinguishes between regular oils and Vitality oils, it would certainly appear that there is a difference between the two. Can someone explain the difference to me? I was under the impression they were the same, but once again, I’m now doubting that. This is confusing!

    • Young Living April 6, 2017 - 2:15 pm Reply

      Hi Cindy, The Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living has become known. The Vitality line has been created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. This should drastically widen the communication opportunities for Young Living essential oils moving forward.

  • Kim True April 5, 2017 - 1:17 pm Reply

    Peppermint

  • Lisa April 5, 2017 - 12:49 pm Reply

    I love Young Living oils and have attended the National Conference in Mpls!

  • Giovana April 5, 2017 - 12:16 pm Reply

    I love these oils listed! I would have to add Lavender to my personal “Swiss Army knife list”

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