My Top Five “What Next?” Essential Oils To Have
Ok, so you’ve fallen in love with your 11 amazing essential oils for everyday in the starter set. Now what?!
I easily recall how nervous I was to order my oils. I debated for months, grilled my oily friend, and was torn about spending the money. “What if I don’t use them”, was my biggest worry. I am very “financially responsible” (eh hem…CHEAP) and am not a big fan of wasting anything. It makes me chuckle to look back on that, because as soon as I experienced my essential oils, I fell in love and realize that I’d never let a drop go to waste! I had everything I needed at my fingertips to support my family’s health, and finally had options. My home inventory began and continues to last me a really long time.
I have re-ordered some of my frequent favorites from that first purchase as necessary, and continuously try new ones every month. With so many available, I wondered “what do I even get next?”. Here are my top five “next step” essential oils to have:
1. Melaleuca Alternifolia (commonly known as Tea Tree Oil)
This essential oil supports the immune and respiratory systems, as well as muscles/bones, and skin/hair (1*). This is a frequent ingredient for homemade product-making and a personal favorite to add to my hair or beauty concoctions. It is also for the occasional patchy spot I get on my one eyebrow and hairline. This abstract of the 2012 study by the International Society of Dermatology says it best though (in words that I’m not allowed to use, so please bear with the scientific parts)…
Review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology. – Pazyar N1, Yaghoobi R, Bagherani N, Kazerouni A.
Tea tree oil (TTO) is an essential oil, steam-distilled from the Australian native plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. It has a minimum content of terpinen-4-ol and a maximum content of 1, 8-cineole. Terpinen-4-ol is a major TTO component which exhibits strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil exerts antioxidant activity and has been reported to have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal infections affecting skin and mucosa. Several studies have suggested the uses of TTO for the treatment of acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, and chronic gingivitis. It also accelerates the wound healing process and exhibits anti-skin cancer activity. This review opens up new horizons for dermatologists in the use of this herbal agent.
And this study says:
CONCLUSIONS: -These data show that TTO has an antiviral activity against influenza A/PR/8 virus subtype H1N1 and that antiviral activity has been principally attributed to terpinen-4-ol, the main active component.
SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: -TTO should be a promising drug in the treatment of influenza virus infection.
PMID: 19843207 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
2. Gentle Baby
Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance. I used this for my current batch of homemade body wash and love the aroma. I also make “bath bombs” as gifts with Gentle Baby, for kids or my mommy friends. It supports emotional balance safely around my toddler, as well as our skin and hair (1*).
Ingredients – Rosewood, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Jasmine, Bergamot, and Rose.
This earthy aroma is soothing and grounding. I remember studying my family tree in elementary school and learning that my grandfather was part Cherokee (veering off here, but I have a purpose!). I enjoyed studying Native American traditions as a child (and then teacher) and recall the Cherokee’s “Legend of the Cedar Tree”. In the tale, they believed the Creator placed the spirits of the deceased into these trees, and that smelling the aroma or gazing at the tree calls forth the protective spirits of our ancestors. It is tradition for them to wear a small piece of cedar wood around their necks, guarding above home entrances, and to make their drums in order to feel protected and full of gratitude. This is a big reason why it is one of my favorite spiritual oils to use during yoga/meditation. I also diffuse cedarwood in my bedroom before bed to promote restful sleep (combining it with lavender is HEAVENLY to me!)
R.C.™ contains powerful therapeutic-grade essential oils that are invigorating when applied, especially to the chest and throat area. R.C. is a wonderful blend to diffuse during winter (and springtime). It supports the RESPIRATORY system. Since it contains three varieties of eucalyptus, I’m sure you can guess how comforting this is as a rub or in the air when you need it!
Ingredients – Eucalyptus Globulus, Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Tsuga, and Peppermint
Di-Gize™ is a combination of eight supportive essential oils formulated to maintain normal digestive function. Di-Gize also helps conditions related to motion and travel. Ginger, anise, fennel, and peppermint are historic stomach plants. Our mind can play a significant role with the stomach, so there is an added benefit of oils known for their ability to balance emotions. I use DiGize right on my abdomen.
+ Tarragon: Helps maintain normal function of the digestive system.
+ Ginger: Helps calm motion and travel.
+ Juniper: Improves energy flow and healthy exit functions.
+ Anise: Helps calm digestion.
+ Fennel: Helps support circulatory function.
+ Patchouli: Calms emotions.
+ Lemongrass: Supports overall well-being.
+ Peppermint: Promotes healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.
I apologize if my post sounds “fluffy” and not personal, but that is because there we are restricted with our words. You’ll likely find other sources out there carrying on as they please, but I am trying my absolute best to stay “in compliance”. As the FDA takes notice of these amazing little vials, it is my biggest hope that other families continue to do so as well!
What I CAN do is help you order essential oils to experience them for yourself, and encourage you with resources to explore your own research. I can shower you with personal and exclusive community support and goodies if you purchase your Premium Starter Kit with me. I really want you to know how to use your oils and diffuser once they arrive. Please let me help you SEE FOR YOURSELF! Contact me anytime if you’d like me to walk you through placing an order, or get started right here.
Already know how important essential oils are to you? I try new oils each month by placing an Essential Rewards order. This is a completely optional program for oily lovers like me that is wonderful if you like earning points (credits to cash in for FREE products) on what you order.
We are doing a “NEXT-HAVE” Party! See what some of my fellow Oilers have on their lists!!
1. Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.
2. Int J Dermatol. 2013 Jul;52(7):784-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05654.x. Epub 2012 Sep 24.
3. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2009 Dec;49(6):806-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2009.02740.x. Epub 2009 Sep 18.
4. Gentle Baby Essential Oil: http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/blends/gentle-baby-essential-oil
5. Cedarwood Essential Oil: http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/singles/cedarwood-essential-oil
6. RC Essential Oil: http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/blends/rc-essential-oil
7. DiGize Essential Oil: http://down04.parelli.com/PDF/PIP_Di-Gize.pdf