Not sure where to start with essential oils? The Top 10 is a great place to begin!

The Top 10 starter kit has been perfectly curated to include 10 versatile oils that between them all have over 150 uses! Have a read below to learn more.

Frankincense

The Oil of Truth

FrankincenseRenowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary benefits. In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. Its soothing and beautifying properties are used to revitalise the appearance of the skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall spiritual and emotional wellness.
  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a soothing effect.
  • Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Massage on the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.

Peppermint

The Oil of a Buoyant Heart

PeppermintThe peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Peppermint is frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene. Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favourites among doTERRA essential oils.

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Add a drop to your favourite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in the palm of your hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a midday pick-me-up.

Lavender

The Oil of Communication

Lavender

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe skin.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavours and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

Lemon

The Oil of Focus

LemonThe top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon oil, with its powerful crisp uplifting scent, can be used as a natural cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and uplifting citrus boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavour of desserts and main dishes. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energising and promotes feelings of lightness, cheer and joy.
  • Add a few drops to water for a citrus burst of flavour.
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

Tea Tree

The Oil of Energetic Boundaries

Tea Tree

Tea Tree essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Tea Tree tree were used by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for centuries. They would apply crushed leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Tea Tree is best known for its cleansing properties. It can be used to cleanse and clarify the skin and nails and to support a healthy looking complexion. Diffusing Tea Tree will help freshen the scent of the air.

  • For topical skin applications, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto area.
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to cleanse and keeps nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.

On Guard

The Oil of Protection

OnGuard

As one of dōTERRA’s best selling brands, On Guard can be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, dōTERRA On Guard provides a pure and uplifting aroma.

  • Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy snack.

Easy Air

The Oil of Breath

Easy Air

doTERRA Easy Air is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Easy Air can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at night time to calm the senses before a restful night’s sleep.

  • Diffuse, inhale directly from your palms, or rub on chest or feet when environmental threats are high.
  • Use when outdoors at times of seasonal threats.
  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment.

Digest Zen

The Oil of Digestion

DigestZen

DigestZen® contains ingredients that can be taken internally. This selected blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander, which have been used in foods as flavours, additives and spices throughout the world for centuries. DigestZen® is great to have on hand and is safe. Internal use of DigestZen® is naturally gentle on the digestive system.

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally.
  • Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.

Oregano

The Oil of Humility & Nonattachment

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices. The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacol. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin. Oregano is a popular cooking spice. Oregano’s aroma acts as an enhancer and equaliser in essential oil blends.

  • Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.
  • Put 10 drops in a 500 mL spray bottle with water to add a refreshing and cleansing aroma to surface sprays.

Ice Blue

The Oil of Inner Beauty

Ice Blue

doTERRA Ice Blue is perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Ice Blue essential oil blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Ice Blue Athletic Blend diluted in a carrier oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.
  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
  • Massage Ice Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
  • Rub Ice Blue on your lower back after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.

Wild Orange

The Oil of Abundance

Wild Orange

Wild Orange gets an honourable mention. It’s not technically part of the top 10 but when you get started with a starter kit in my team you receive a Wild Orange as a personal gift from me. Everyone needs to have it as part of their collection. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses a stimulating and uplifting aroma, making it ideal for diffusion. It can be taken daily in drinking water for a citrus burst of flavour or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energise and uplift the emotional body. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

  • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and provide a fresh aroma in the air.
  • Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavour.
  • Diffuse to promote an uplifting feeling.
  • To feel an energising boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck

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