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Best Essential Oils for Beginners (and how to use them)

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Looking for the best essential oils for beginners? You’ve come to the right place! 

Oils are everywhere these days, but in all honesty, they have been used in households for ages. Many believe that the use of oils can be traced back as far as 5000 years or more.

In fact, the ancient Egyptians were well-known for known for their use of aromatic oils in ointments, cosmetics, and mummification.

No one can really tell you where the use of oils originated, because everyone claims to have done it first. However, there are a lot of people that can tell you how to use it.

So, how do you know what the best essential oils for Beginners are and how to use them? Well, you follow this guide, of course!

Essential Oils information for beginners

Best Essential Oils for Beginners (and how to use them)

You’ll want to start by having all of your basic essential oils. If you are a seasoned oiler, you’ll already have these, but if you are a beginner, these oils are great! These essential oils include:

  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint

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You can buy them all individually, but I suggest a starter kit like this one. If you just want to diffuse and have oils at the ready, try this starter kit of essential oil blends. You also need to educate yourself on how to dilute essential oils and what carrier oils you should use as well! 

A lot of people choose to buy a diffuser, much like this one, and simply put together aromatic blends that smell great or make them feel better. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! However, the creative ways to use essential oils in everyday situations seems to be limitless.

It’s always a good time to get started using essential oils! (Just make certain that you’re using those essential oils safely!)

Let’s Get Cooking!

Everyone knows about the main cooking oils, like olive, avocado, and coconut oils. On the other hand, not as many people realize that you can cook with essential oils as well!

Now, before we get cracking, I have to disclose that not all essential oils are created equally and you should rely on well known and highly praised sources.

You can also check the FDA List of Essential Oils That Are Safe for Food. Seeing as that is out of the way, here are my suggestions for beginners in the kitchen:

  • Start with Lavender. It is one of the gentle oils and pairs well with many different flavors, savory and sweet. You could start with something simple like a Lavender Honey Butter or a Lavender Lemonade to see if the flavor agrees with you. To test the savory side you could try a little Lavender in a black pepper vinaigrette over a steak and butter lettuce salad.
  • Peppermint is another oil with a familiar flavor that is also easy to test in recipes! Try a drop in your coffee for an extra zing of flavor. Kids love a drop in their chocolate milk or lemonade too!
  • The kitchen ceiling is the limit with Lemon! Much like the juice of a lemon, this burst of citrus aroma pairs well with almost anything.

I Don’t Feel Good. Let Essential Oils help with your Immune System

Man oh man, how many times have we heard or said those words? Aches. Pains. Fevers. Grumbly tummies. They can all ruin someone’s day real quick, but before you run off to the doctor, give these oils a try:

  • Reach for the Peppermint. It can be very helpful when you are dealing with things like muscle pains, stomachs, and even allergies. It can be used in your diffuser, by simply putting a couple of drops on your pillow or by wearing one of these beautiful diffuser necklaces.
  • Lavender comes in to play in this category as well. It can relieve some anxieties and stress, can improve your sleep and can even be used for Acne.
  • Don’t forget about using this Calming Lavender Essential Oil Soap Recipe! Washing your hands frequently is a good way to prevent any disease or cold.
  • If you are dealing with a nasty cough and cold, Lemon is your friend. It can help break up mucus while relieving your cough and is also a great body detoxifier.
  • Like the smell of citrus oils? You’ll love this Invigorating Lemon Soap Recipe! Lemon essential oil smells so good!

Well, then why should I buy this Tea Tree stuff?! Trust me, you will fall deeply in love with Tea Tree Oil, it’s scent and it’s many uses. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Take it camping with you! It can keep the mosquitoes away, clean your hands and even act as an antiseptic for small wounds and cuts. (I like to carry a Tea Tree Roll On whenever we go.)
  • By combining about 15-20 drops of Tea Tree Oil with ¾ cup of Water and ½ cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in a spray bottle and giving it a shake, you’ve made your own natural All Purpose Cleaner!
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil is skin’s best friend and they love to work together. It can help with acne, be used as a natural deodorant or be made into a soothing skin cream for eczema.

Now you know what oils you should start with, why, and how to use them.

Now that you know that there are great options for using essential oils, it’s time for you to get started!

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