Our Top 10 Favorite Oils!
Below we are going to give you our TOP 10 favorite oils and a few highlights of things they can do for you and your family!
#1 Lavender is one of history’s most celebrated and versatile essential oils. It is steam distilled from Lavandula angustifolia, a perennial, bushy shrub with a flowery top. Historically, Greeks used lavender as a perfume. The Romans used it in their baths for washing, for its cleansing qualities, and to deter insects. The Egyptians used lavender as an ingredient in incense and perfume. Queen Elizabeth I used it in her tea to soothe tension. The many plant constituents in lavender essential oil contribute to a vast range of usage. Today, we use lavender to cleanse, support normal sleep, ease occasional depressed moods, soothe sun-exposed skin, and reduce stress. Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be applied neat to the skin. The benefits of lavender essential oil are limitless, and modern research will continue to yield new and exciting uses for this amazing plant.
We love Lavender! We often refer to lavender as the ‘swiss army knife’ of oils because it has so many amazing uses. We love lavender in the spring! When we experience minor skin irritations, I put lavender on them. When someone’s skin needs soothing from sun exposure, I put lavender on it. When my family is in need of calming or sleep support, I diffuse lavender.
#2 Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of Citrus limon, a 20-foot tree with highly scented blossoms and lemon fruits. Lemon essential oil promotes clarity of thought and purpose
and has a purifying citrus scent that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming and is known as one of the most fragrant essential oils. Lemon contains d-limonene, an antioxidant that has been linked to healthy immune system function. Studies show that inhaling lemon can help with the occasional blues. Lemon is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics that may be useful for cleansing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
I LOVE lemon. It’s my favorite to use to clean up the kitchen. It removes the sticky, waxy coating they apply to produce. It will clean your counter quickly and efficiently. It’s rejuvenating when dropped in a glass of water. And it’s another oil we love in the springtime. We also love to use lemon when we need to support our immune systems during the winter.
#3 DiGize is a potent blend of essential oils that support healthy digestion. Included in this blend are Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils.
DiGize helps with the occasional upset stomach and indigestion issues. DiGize is an excellent tool in aiding minor constipation or for the relief of occasional heartburn.
#4 Frankincense is one of the oldest essential oils. Considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East, frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. Anciently, the Chinese used frankincense to support overall health. Today, frankincense is still used worldwide for both its ceremonial and dietary use.
Frankincense calms and soothes the body and mind. It contains comforting properties helpful for mental balance, and it has a stimulating and elevating aroma. It increases spiritual awareness and enhances meditation. Frankincense essential oil has a visual tightening effect on the skin and may benefit older, more mature skin.
#5 Purification essential oil blend contains citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, melaleuca, and myrtle essential oils that help cleanse and disinfect the air. The cleansing effect of Purification has also been found helpful for neutralizing mildew, cigarette smoke, and other undesirable odors. Purification is in stay away spray and is commonly used to soothe bites from various insects.
#6 PanAway essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint designed to relieve muscle soreness and tension. If you have occasional soreness after gardening, shopping, working out, or any other physical activity, reach for PanAway. This proprietary blend is made of essential oils that penetrate the skin and soothe soreness after strenuous activity. It integrates the soothing properties of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, and can be used to relieve sore muscles, tight joints, and ligaments and enhance overall well-being.
#7 Peppermint has an invigorating and fresh mint aroma. This amazing and versatile essential oil has been widely studied for its potential health benefits and for its ability to enhance mental
acuity. It is also known for its impressive support of digestive functions.
Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. It may also improve concentration and mental acuity.
Peppermint is another must have oil in the house! It’s perfect for soothing the tummy.. We use it for upset tummies and relief of occasional heartburn. Inhaling from the bottle helps during bouts with sour tummies. We also use peppermint for relief from tension and discomfort of the head and neck.
#8 Thieves is Young Living’s one-of-a-kind blend formulated with pure clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus (E. radiata) essential oils. Thieves is a great option for those looking for an aromatic oil blend to support healthy immune function.
Thieves also has an entire line of household supplies like toothpaste, house cleaner, hand soap, floss, and throat lozenges. We love love love Thieves!
A friend’s son once said that Thieves smells like Hobby Lobby. It smells very good! I love diffusing during the holidays and when company is coming over. We love Thieves tea (tea, honey to sweeten, one drop of lemon and one drop of thieves) on cold winter days. One of my older children are cutting some adult molars and used the Thieves oil to soothe their gums.
Deep in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, the copaiba tree is harvested by “tapping” the heartwood similar to how rubber and maple are tapped. The resin is collected and then steam distilled, a process that delicately extracts the pure essential oil. Copaiba is a powerful essential oil that has traditionally been used to aid digestion and support the body’s natural response to injury or irritation. Copaiba helps relax muscles and supports joint function. It is often used to amplify the effects of other essential oils. Panaway and Copaiba are excellent used together to alleviate minor aches and pains.
#10 R.C. I saved the best for last! Ok, all these oils are the best, but this little bottle helped my infant son so much, it is what sparked my interest into the world of essential oils! RC is a blend of Myrtle, Eucalyptus Globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Spruce and Peppermint essential oils.
R.C. is an incredibly powerful blend of essential oils. You do not want to be without this oil in your home! This blend helps bring comfort to the lungs and sinuses and enables comfortable breathing. RC also helps to boost the immune system.
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