Top TEN Must Have Oils!

It’s no secret: The scent of an essential oil can create waves of nostalgia or help you tap into emotions, and when some essential oils are taken internally, they can even improve overall health and wellness! With so many essential oils available, how do you choose which ones to add to your collection? While we’d love having every essential oil within arm’s reach, there are some you should always have on hand!

See why these oils made our top 10 lineups!

1. Lavender essential oil

People swoon over Lavender essential oil—and for good reason. Our top-selling oil is a standout in many Young Living products, including Lavender Calming Bath Bombs, Lavender Lip Balm, and Lavender Foaming Hand Soap. While this oil plays a supporting role in many YL favorites, it also shines as a solo artist with its soft, welcoming aroma.

How to use Lavender essential oil:

  • Tailor your signature scent. A fresh floral aroma adds a feminine touch to unscented lotion. Capture a field in full bloom when you pair Lavender with Geranium essential oil in your personal perfume.
  • Create a refreshing room spray. Mix 1 cup of distilled water and 10 drops of Lavender in a glass spray bottle. Spritz the air, blankets, and carpets for a sweet springtime scent.
  • Soothe the irritations. Soaked up too much sun? Boost your skin’s moisture by mixing Lavender oil with aloe vera gel.

2. Thieves® essential oil blend

Add a little spice while you keep everything nice—and clean—with Thieves essential oil blend. This powerhouse transforms many Young Living products, including cleaners, wipes, and hand purifiers! All ages crave the scent of this essential oil blend because of its familiar aroma; so when you’re planning your next cleaning extravaganza, make it a family affair.

How to use Thieves essential oil blend:

  • Refresh musty towels. Transform your sun-soaked beach towel into a cozy and clean one by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a load of laundry and detergent.
  • Take Thieves on the go! Invite the rich cinnamon scent to any occasion with Thieves Roll-On!
  • Enjoy a breath of fresh air. Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend for a warm, clean aroma.

3. Peppermint essential oil

Anytime is the right time to get peppy with Peppermint essential oil. Include this cheerleader oil in your collection for its fresh, uplifting features. It’s especially handy when midday slumps show up! Simply pop the bottle lid and breathe in the crisp, minty scent.

How to use Peppermint essential oil:

  • Soak in Epsom salts. Mix 3 drops of Peppermint, 4 drops of Eucalyptus Blue, and 1 cup of Epsom salt and add them to the tub for an invigorating, luxurious bath.
  • Tackle head tension. Dilute Peppermint with a few drops of carrier oil and apply to your neck, temples, and jawline for some relief.
  • Freshen your hair oil. Add 2 drops of Peppermint to a small amount of hair oil and give your scalp a stimulating 2-minute massage.

4. Lemon essential oil
Finding the sunny side in every situation is easy when you have Lemon essential oil because it brightens everything it touches. Its cheery citrus vibes coupled with versatile uses makes this oil worthy to be in our top 10!

How to use Lemon essential oil:

  • Get rid of gunk. Lemon essential oil erases sticky residue from stickers and gum when applied directly.
  • Up the ante on your nighttime skin care routine. Add a drop of Lemon to your night cream* for a bright complexion.
  • Spruce up your trash can. Tired of stale smells? Put a few drops of Lemon on a cotton ball and stash it in your garbage can when empty.

*Because citrus oil can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying Lemon to exposed skin before spending time outside.

5. Purification® essential oil blend

Let’s clear the air—literally—with Purification. Take out offending odors with this blend that features Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and other lovely oils. This synergized blend of herbaceous, sweet, clean, and refreshing scents can be used everywhere!

How to use Purification essential oil blend:

  • Cuddle in fresh linens. Add a few drops to your washing machine before doing a load of laundry for a clean aroma.
  • Dispose of bad kitchen odors. After running your garbage disposal, add 3-4 drops of Purification for a sweet, fresh scent.
  • Freshen your bathroom space. Put 2 drops of Purification inside the cardboard of the toilet paper roll for a gentle, pleasant aroma.

6. R.C.™ essential oil blend

Recruit R.C. essential oil blend as your next fitness buddy! It’s featured in our Active & Fit Kit and found in many gym bags because of its feel-good features. It includes chilly, earthy oils such as Spruce, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata.

How to use R.C. essential oil blend:

  • Create a chest rub. Add 2 drops of R.C. and a dime-sized amount of coconut oil and gently massage on your chest and take deep breaths.
  • Break a cool sweat. Invigorate your workout session by diffusing this brisk oil.
  • Soothe sore muscles. Add a few drops of R.C. to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and treat your body to a much-needed massage after a vigorous workout.

7. Cedarwood essential oil

Is a comfy night by the fireplace sipping hot cocoa or herbal tea your idea of a pleasant time? If yes, then you’ll go crazy for Cedarwood! This deliciously sweet and woodsy aroma makes for a cozy companion during a night in! Loved by members, you can find Cedarwood essential oil canoodling with other oils in many blends, including Joy™!

How to use Cedarwood essential oil:

  • Sweeten your skin care. Add Cedarwood to your body lotion for a sweet, woodsy aroma and a boost of moisture.
  • Shine your luscious locks. Mix 3 drops in your conditioner every day and finger brush through your silky hair.
  • Dream with a comforting aroma. Put a drop or two on a tissue and place it inside your pillowcase for warm-scented slumber.

8. Peace & Calming® essential oil blend

Start or end your day with Peace & Calming essential oil blend. This nurturing blend features Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. We love this oil so much, we even have a Peace & Calming II™!

How to use Peace & Calming essential oil blend:

  • Diffuse the chaos. Use it in your Car Vent Diffuser to help you chill out during commutes and carpools.
  • Keep calm around. Wear it as a personal fragrance on your neck and wrists.
  • Treat your feet. Add ¼ cup of Epsom salt and 2 drops of Peace & Calming to hot water for a soothing foot soak before bed.

9. Stress Away™ essential oil blend

When tense moments surface, you’ll want Stress Away nearby. This blend was created by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young and is the only YL blend to feature Vanilla. Stress Away also includes Lime, Copaiba, Cedarwood, and Lavender, making it a top oil to use every day.

How to use Stress Away essential oil blend:

  • Take a load off. Massage it into your feet with the help of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex after a tiring day.
  • Scrub away the stress. Get crafty with your salt scrub by adding 10-15 drops of Stress Away to 1 cup of sea salt and ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • Slip away for some R&R. Place a Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bomb in your tub for a restorative soak.

10. Frankincense essential oil

Our top 10 oils wouldn’t be complete without Frankincense. This mentor of all oils is known for its long historyand was often used in spiritual and religious traditions. Its distinctive mix of balsamic and woodsy scents can round out your essential oil collection of citrus and floral aromas.

How to use Frankincense essential oil:

  • Om with oil. Savor the quiet moment by rubbing a drop on your chest before your daily yoga or meditation.
  • Make your own face mask. Moisturize dry skin with a mask made of 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 3 drops Frankincense.
  • Wear your beard with confidence. Make a beard oil using 2 ounces of carrier oil and 10 drops each of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Sage.

Dive into the realm of other essential oil benefits and features! Check out the best essential oils to help you through the week and our essential oils cheat sheet!

This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.

DIY garland: Spruce up your holiday decor!

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DIY garland: Spruce up your holiday decor!

Ready to deck your halls with holly, jolly decor? Turn your home into holiday heaven with a DIY garland!

Curling up on the sofa to admire the lights on the tree, hanging stockings above a cozy fire, and baking homemade gingerbread men are memorable must-do Christmas activities. Now you can enjoy all this holiday magic surrounded by your favorite essential oil aromas!

Whether you craft a strand for yourself or gift some garland to a friend, these unique DIY garlands fill any space with a little extra holiday spirit

Pine Tree Paradise Garland

From choosing which beautiful tree you’ll take home to placing the last present under its decorated boughs, a fresh pine tree is a hallmark of the holidays! Invite in its fresh scent with this holiday-ready garland.

Pine essential oil in the snow

Spray ingredients

  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • 18 drops Pine
  • 9 drops Cedarwood
  • 9 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Spearmint

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your felt ball colors. We recommend using 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord. Try alternating between dark green, heather gray, and olive green felt balls for a forest-inspired look!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 15 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. Time to get threading! Tie a loop in one end of your string. Next, thread on your first felt ball using a sturdy metal yarn needle. Secure the bauble by tying a knot in the string. About 3 inches down, tie another knot for your next felt ball to rest against. Continue this pattern of knot, bauble, knot for a cute, quirky design with space between each felt ball! Finish it off with a second loop so your garland is ready to hang.

4. Make your Pine Tree Paradise spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 18 drops of Pine, 9 drops of Cedarwood, 9 drops of Peppermint, and 4 drops of Spearmint to the spray bottle. Pour in 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. Spritz your garland and invite in that evergreen scent! Every time you walk in the room, you’ll be reminded of cozying up with loved ones under the glow of the tree.

Pop of Peppermint Garland

Sprinkle some sweetness into your decor with this candy cane-inspired garland. Drape it around your tree or hang it above your window for an added pop of color!

peppermint essential oil with actual peppermint

Spray ingredients

  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • 20−22 drops Peppermint
  • 11 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 11 drops Orange

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your colors. We recommend using a 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord. For soft, delicate colors, use white and pink felt balls. If you want a little more warmth, switch out the pink for a cozy read!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 12 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. This is the fun part! Tie a loop in one end of your string. Next, use a sturdy metal yarn needle to pull the string through your felt balls, alternating between colors for a peppermint-inspired pattern! Finish it off with a second loop so your garland is ready to hang.

4. Make your Pop of Peppermint spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 20−22 drops of Peppermint, 11 drops of Cinnamon Bark, and 11 drops of Orange to the spray bottle. Pour in 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. Blast some Christmas tunes as you spritz your DIY felt ball masterpiece. Waltz into a winter wonderland as you enjoy your peppermint-inspired decor!

Winter Woodlands Garland

From homemade pies to hand-knit stockings, there’s something dreamy about an old-fashioned holiday. This country-inspired garland will make you feel like you’re walking over the river and through the woods with the lights of the house glowing just up the trail!

Spray ingredients

  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • 8 drops Pine
  • 8 drops Sacred Sandalwood
  • 7 drops Jasmine
  • 7 drops Juniper

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your colors. We recommend using a 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord. Alternating warm red, cream, and forest green makes a beautiful, rustic take on classic holiday colors!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 12 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. Tie a loop in one end of your string. Thread on a red ball using a sturdy metal yarn needle. Next, thread on a cream-felt ball and then dark green. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of your string. Finish off your project by tying a second loop at the end of your garland.

4. Make your Winter Woodlands spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 8 drops of Pine, 8 drops of Sacred Sandalwood, 7 drops of Jasmine, and 7 drops of Juniper to the spray bottle. Finish it off with 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. You’re almost done! Simply mist this woodland blend on your garland to finish up your holiday decorating.

Looking for more ways to use essential oils this holiday season? Check out these Christmas diffuser blends or explore more DIY sprays!

Which scented garland are you most excited to try?

Bedtime Routine

Bedtime Routine
The perfect bedtime routine: a story and a bit of Lavender essential oil. Let the soothing scent of Young Living's Lavender essential oil promote feelings of relaxation.

Have you tried these essential oil-infused salad dressings yet?

Have you tried these essential oil-infused salad dressings yet?

Grocery store salad dressings are full of all sorts of questionable ingredients these days—not to mention excess fat, sugar, and sodium. Use these recipes to whip up your own and feel good knowing exactly what’s in them, plus enjoy incredible essential oil flavor. The best part? These homemade salad dressings will be ready in less time than it takes to heat up that frozen burrito.

Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes, and mozzarella balls.

Simple Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with mixed green salad, chicken, Young Living Organic Dried Wolfberries, parmesan, and walnuts.

Ginger-Honey Soy Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with Napa cabbage, chicken, green onions, mandarin oranges, peanuts, and sesame seeds.

This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.

A healthier you in 2022

Have you made any resolutions for the new year? Most of us make resolutions to live better. But which goals are best for you? Read on — here are a number of attainable goals that can have a big impact on your overall health and wellness:

  • Drink more water: Most of us don’t drink enough. Drinking more water has so many different benefits. Simply increasing your water intake can help detoxify your body and motivate you to be more conscientious of what else you’re ingesting. Did you also know that dehydration can cause you to feel hungry when all you really need is more liquids? It’s true. Keep a container of water handy so that you can sip throughout the day. Try adding tasty essential oils to your water to make it more interesting. Lemon, Lime, and Tangerine are all favorites, but don’t forget Grapefruit, Lavender, and Peppermint! In fact, try making your own Grapefruit-Mint Spritzer to enjoy a great blend of flavors that may make sweets and sugary drinks a little less appealing.
  • Select healthier snacks: Replace your favorite unhealthy treats with wholesome alternatives to help you stay on track. These Nuts About Wolfberries Energy Bars and Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars can be made ahead of time for a delicious and satisfying snack anytime you’re tempted.
  • Choose high-quality supplements: If NingXia Red® and Core Supplements™ aren’t already part of your daily regimen, try adding them in the coming year to add an infusion of nutrients and essential oils to your day.
  • Sneak in more exercise: Walk the long way to the bathroom, park farther out in the lot, or take the stairs. A few more steps each day go a long way in the end. Need to catch up with a friend? Go for a walk together! At work, consider having a walking meeting.
  • Ditch your desk: Forget the phone or email and walk to your coworkers’ desks to talk, have walking meetings, pace while you’re on the phone, stretch regularly at your desk, and take a short walk for your breaks. It’s easy to get your 30 minutes of exercise each day when you break it into 10-minute increments. Have you tried a standing desk? It can be a great way to stop spending the entire day in a chair.
  • Meditate: Take time each day for quiet reflection and meditation on your goals. Just a few minutes to nurture your soul each day will help give you a greater sense of purpose and well-being.
  • Track it: The simple act of observing something creates observable changes. So keep track of your food and water intake, your exercise, your meditation, and any other goals you have—you’re bound to improve on them!
  • Go easy on yourself: Even if the scale goes up or you miss your workout, recognizing mistakes and their consequences will help keep you motivated to improve. Likewise, your positive results will help you keep up the great work.
Small changes can make a big difference in physical, mental, and emotional health. What are some changes you’re making for a better you this year?