New to essential oils? 15 oils for beginners

4 01/05/2024 - ESSENTIAL OILS, New To Essential Oils

Step into the world of essential oils, where nature’s fragrant treasures hold the key to enhancing your wellbeing. Congratulations on choosing the path to a healthier, happier you! With countless options, starting with essential oils can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best 15 essential oils and blends, making it easy for you to embark on this aromatic journey with confidence.

Image of woman gently inhaling essential oil from the bottle.


The essential oil basics

Before we jump into which essential oils you need first and foremost, make sure to wrap your head around the basics:

  • Take a moment to familiarise yourself with essential oils. Explore the rich history, the intricate extraction process, and the diverse array of uses for these precious oils.
  • Understand proper dilution, which is key for a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Always read labels and checky safety requirements before using each oil.
  • Prioritise purity and quality. At Young Living, our Seed to Seal® quality commitment ensures that every drop of oil is meticulously sourced and crafted, providing you with the highest standard of natural goodness.

Now you have a solid foundation, let’s explore which essential oils are perfect for beginners.

Which essential oils are good for beginners?

Lavender Essential Oil1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lovely Lavender! Probably the first oil that comes to mind when you hear “essential oils”, the serene, bouquet-like scent of Lavender serves various purposes, from supporting bedtime routines to promoting feelings of calm and balance.

Lavender Tips

Breathe in to find a moment of calm.

Add 4 drops of Lavender and 1 cup of Epsom salts to a hot bath for a slice of serenity.

Mix with your favourite lotions for an extra dose of hydration.


Frankincense Essential Oil2. Frankincense Essential Oil

Meet regal Frankincense, hailed as the King of Oils! Whether you crave a moment of self-reflection, are searching for a moment of inner peace, or are looking for a calm companion, the grounding and complex aroma of Frankincense is your majestic solution.

Frankincense Tips

Find your centre. Apply to your temples during yoga or meditation to help create a focused environment.

Incorporate into your nighttime skin care routine to promote the appearance of a vibrant, even-looking skin tone.

Dab a drop of Frankincense onto your wrists for all-day confidence and calm.


Cedarwood Essential Oil3. Cedarwood Essential Oil

Deliciously smoky Cedarwood! With its balmy, rich, and sauna-like scent, Cedarwood has the amazing ability to surround you with peace, support beautiful hair and skin, and freshen up your space.

Cedarwood Tips

Mix a few drops of Cedarwood into your shampoo to enjoy a brilliant boost that’ll leave your locks looking luscious.

Dilute with Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and massage into your shoulders and back for a grounding, spa-like experience.

Use as a baseline note when crafting your own personalised fragrances.


4. Copaiba Essential Oil

Transport yourself to the riverbanks of the Amazon rainforest with the warm, woody aroma of Copaiba! Enjoy this smoky yet versatile scent in a plethora of ways, from wearing it as a delicate evening perfume to adding to your moisturiser to promote natural radiance.

Copaiba Tips

Place on your desk for a woody and uplifting pick-me-up.

Add a few drops to your favourite lotion or serum to promote the appearance of soft, radiant skin.

Dab onto pulse points and neckline for a delicate yet smoky fragrance.


5. Young Living Purification® Essential Oil Blend

A powerhouse fusion of clean and fresh in every drop! This versatile blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree is perfect for use in musty office spaces, untidy cars, or wherever you need a little aromatic pick-me-up.

Young Living Purification® Tips

Gently inhale for a refreshing pick-me-up during a long workday.

Use on the bottoms of your feet before putting on socks and shoes to help improve foot odour.

Keep this blend on hand for moments when the smell of fast-food trips and muddy football gear linger.


6. Young Living R.C.® Essential Oil Blend

Young Living R.C.® combines three Eucalyptus varieties with Peppermint to create a refreshing and invigorating breathing experience. Enriched with Spruce, Cypress, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, and Lavender, it offers an energising aroma that revitalises your senses.

Young Living R.C.® Tips

Dilute with Young Living V-6® and apply to your wrists each morning to help you feel uplifted, energised, and ready to tackle anything.

Rub it on your chest and neck to promote a refreshing and invigorating breathing experience.

Dilute a few drops with coconut oil, applying to dry winter skin, particularly elbows, knees, and heels.


Thieves® Essential Oil Blend7. Thieves® Essential Oil Blend

Trusty Thieves®! As one of our most popular products, it’s no wonder that this delicious blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary is included in so many of our home cleaning and personal care products. It’s your go-to for an invigoratingly clean and spicy scent.

Thieves® Tips

On cold nights, add 10 drops to your bath water with 1 cup of Epsom salts to feel extra warm.

Dab a few drops onto your pulse points and breathe in the deeply cleansing aromas.

Keep it handy when you are going on a plane or train. Swipe on some Thieves® and you’re good to go!


8. Young Living Stress Away® Essential Oil Blend

Everyday worries begone! Slow down with Young Living Stress Away®, an expertly crafted essential oil blend enriched with Lime, Vanilla, Copaiba and Lavender for ultimate calm and relaxation.

Young Living Stress Away® Tips

Keep a level head while conquering homework, career projects, and massive to-do lists with this citrussy aroma.

Sit back and indulge with an easy massage, diluting a few drops with a carrier oil.

Use as your daily fragrance for an energising uplifting aroma, helping you to deal with whatever life throws at you.


Lemon Essential Oil9. Lemon Essential Oil

Zestful sunshine in every bottle! When life gives you lemons, invite in the light with the tangy scent of Lemon to banish the clouds in your sky.

Lemon Tips

Wear as a perfume to surround yourself with focus and clarity.

Embrace a radiant glow by adding Lemon to your nighttime skin care routine.

On days where you’re feeling particularly tense, draw on Lemon’s energising fragrance by inhaling directly from the bottle or dilute with Young Living V-6® and apply a drop to your temples.

Caution: Citrus oils such as Lemon are photosensitive, so make sure not to be exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays within 12-48 hours of application.


Peace & Calming® Essential Oil Blend10. Peace & Calming® Essential Oil Blend

Embrace the tranquillity of Peace & Calming®! This gentle and inspiring blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, and Blue Tansy wraps you in a protective cocoon of soothing aromas.

Peace & Calming® Tips

Place a drop or two in your palm, cup your hands, and breathe in so you can infuse your life with stillness.

Mix a few drops of Peace & Calming® with your moisturiser for a soft and radiant finish.

Run a warm bath, adding 6-8 drops for a peaceful and calming soak.


Peppermint Essential Oil11. Peppermint Essential Oil

Put a pep in your step with Peppermint! Packed full of minty goodness, the fresh energising scent of Peppermint is one of the most-beloved, most-used essential oils there is.

Peppermint Tips

Blend with Lavender for a classic scent that everyone loves.

Pamper your body post-hike, run, or gym class by massaging Peppermint and Young Living V-6® for a refreshing and invigorating experience.

Breathe in deeply to enjoy a potent pick-me-up.


Orange Essential Oil12. Orange Essential Oil

Sunny and sensational, meet vibrant Orange! This sweet and citrusy delight is your go-to companion for infusing every moment with warmth and sunshine. Light, bright, and absolutely right, Orange is the perfect pick-me-up to elevate your day with its uplifting and refreshing aroma.

Orange Tips

Turn any day right back around by breathing in this cheery scent.

Add to your daily lotion to reduce the appearance of blemishes for a radiant glow.

Elevate your mornings by adding a few drops of Orange into your shower gel for an invigorating and uplifting start to the day.


13. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Meet Tea Tree – the unsung hero of essential oils! With its refreshing and purifying prowess, Tea Tree is your natural superhero, ready to tackle any challenge and bring a burst of invigorating goodness to your daily routine.

Tea Tree Tips

Indulge in a steam facial for a spa-like experience. Simply add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree to a bowl of steaming hot water and carefully inhale the steam under a towel-covered head.

Dilute 15 drops into 10 ml of Young Living V-6®, rubbing into the body for ultimate relaxation.

Add a few drops to your favourite skin care products for clear and cleansed skin.


Di-Gize® Essential Oil Blend14. Di-Gize® Essential Oil Blend

Say hello to Di-Gize®, an exotic combination of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils. Its herbaceous and warming scent is the perfect pick-me-up for cold, winter months.

Di-Gize® Tips

Dilute a few drops with 10 ml of Young Living V-6®, placing onto your stomach and rubbing clockwise for a soothing experience.

Carry on-the-go for a warm and herbaceous scent whenever you need it.

Place a few drops on your neckline or wrists to wear as a warming winter scent.


15. Cypress Essential Oil

Step into serenity with Cypress essential oil. Infused with the ancient strength and durability of the Cypress tree, this grounding elixir radiates a clean, woody aroma that soothes the senses. It’s not just a fragrance; it’s a promise of security and balance.

Cypress Tips

Elevate your skin care routine with Cypress. Add to facial serums for a daily boost of radiance.

Blend with Tea Tree and breathe deeply for a restorative fresh scent.

Add a few drops into your favourite hair care products to promote luscious-looking locks.


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With a treasure trove of benefits from these 15 life-enhancing oils, choosing the right ones might seem like a delightful challenge. To kickstart your journey, we recommend exploring our Premium Starter Kits. Packed with premium essential oils, a stylish diffuser, and other household essentials, these kits offer a perfect introduction to the transformative world of essential oils. Embrace the power of nature and elevate your well-being with this curated selection – the first step towards a healthier, happier you!



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