10 Essential Oils For Your Starter Kit
As a beginner with so many oils to choose from, I’m sure you’re wondering where to start, I know I was. With that in mind and the help of here’s a list of 10 essential oils that will get you off to a great start 🙂
Lavender – Lavandula
Lavender is the most widely used essential oil because it’s a very safe oil and one of the few that can be used undiluted and has many beneficial properties including relaxation, improving mood and healing burns and cuts, and of course has a wonderful aroma.
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary is great for alleviating migraine headaches, I use it myself when I get a migraine mixed with some Peppermint and Lavender wonderful 🙂 Rosemary also improves brain function and memory, helps relieve stress and can be used to naturally thicken hair!
Geranium – Pelargonium
Geranium is frequently used as an anti-depressant and also has antiseptic and astringent properties. Geranium is one of my favourites for diffusing in my oil burner, I just love the aroma 🙂
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus Globus
Eucalyptus is great for ..yes you guessed it.. cold and flu symptoms or easing allergies. Quick tip If your feeling bunged up, just put a few drops of Eucalyptus in some steaming hot water and inhale….ahhhh so good 🙂
Peppermint – Mentha × piperita
Peppermint smells amazing and can help improve focus and boost energy levels, it’s also used to alleviate fever and nausea symptoms. Peppermint is also a great oil for headache and muscle pain recipes.
Tea Tree – Melaleuca alternifolia
Tea Tree is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and can also help stimulate the immune system. Great for getting rid of those pesky dog fleas or treating acne as well as minor cuts and abrasions.
Bergamot – Citrus Bergamia
Bergamot’s wonderful aroma is used to refresh and balance the emotions making it useful for anxiety and de-stressing, a great oil for your oil burner 🙂 Bergamot also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
(Sweet) Orange/Lime – Citrus Sinensis/Citrus Aurantifolia
Citrus oil properties include aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-aging and anti-oxidant they also smell amazing, are energizing and can help to boost the spirits, great for Winter blues recipes!
Lemon – Citrus × limon
Although I’ve already covered Citrus oils, I think Lemon deserves it’s own spot on the list just because it’s so good for using in homemade cleaning products. 🙂 The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic and disinfectant properties.
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is used in Aromatherapy for soothing nerves.and providing an emotional uplift, another great oil for diffusing 🙂
Check out my Essential Oil Grades post for what you should be aware of when choosing where to buy your oils.
Here’s 3 Kathi Keville videos I think you’ll enjoy, Kathi is well respected in the Aromatherapy field and I love the inspirational way she talks about essential oils as she takes us through the starter kit suggestion listed above. There’s also some mixing and cautionary advice along the way, as well as a natural flea repellent 🙂 I only mention it because I have recently become a dog owner and thought it was a great tip.
In the first video Kathi talks about Lavender, Rosemary, and Geranium essential oils for body care, emotional support, and health.
In part 2 Kathi talks about Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Citrus essential oils, also the flea repellent tip I mentioned earlier 🙂
In part 3 Kathi talks about Sweet Marjoram essential oil, safe dilution formulas and massage recipes.
Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did, please leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear what you think 🙂