When you decide to jump into the world of essential oils, you can quickly feel like you’re drowning. What do you need? How do you use them? Why don’t they sell an essential oils starter kit?! The good news is, it’s actually really easy to get started AND it’s even harder to mess up.
Essential Oils Starter Kit
Family Essentials Kit— If you don’t have oils, there isn’t much you can do, right? This kit includes our Top 10 oils (lemon, lavender, peppermint, oregano, melaleuca, frankincense, OnGuard, Breathe, Deep Blue, and DigestZen). It provides a great foundation for learning how to use oils to help your family and your home, while not giving you so many that you’ll feel too overwhelmed.
Fractionated Coconut Oil— FCO stays liquid no matter what temperature, which makes it perfect for using in roller bottles. Okay, if you stick it in the freezer, it would probably solidify, but who does that? Anyway, you can also just put a little in your hand to dilute the oils if you don’t have roller bottles, but…
Roller bottles— They come in various sizes, but the two most common are 5 mL and 10 mL. I use the 5 mL for all of our kiddo blends and the 10 mL for the adult blends. I do this purely for my own organization so that even in the middle of the night, I don’t get them mixed up, but there’s nothing wrong with using all of one kind or another!
The Essential Life— This book is hands-down my favorite EO reference guide, so it had to be included in an essential oil starter kit. It not only has a quick reference guide to give you the four or five most likely to help oils, but it goes through each oil and blend individually, giving you ideas for what they’re good for, their constituents, and more. Then, it has a section with ALL of the areas and systems of the body, ailments, and suggestions for those issues. In the back of the book, it covers everything from pets, to picnics, to pampering. Literally. I love that it has such a huge range of ways to use essential oils, including ones I never even thought of. I’ll sit and thumb through this book regularly just to remind myself of, or find new, ways to use them!
These are definitely not requirements for an essential oil starter kit, but they would definitely be perks to have.
OnGuard Drops— OnGuard drops are amazing for dry, scratchy throats or just helping give your immune system a delicious boost.
Breathe Drops— There’s nothing worse than having a stuffy chest. Breathe drops are a super portable way to get the goodness of Breathe essential oil on-the-go to open up those airways!
Unscented Lotion— Sometimes, you just don’t want to use coconut oil all over. Unscented lotion is a great option for spreading essential oils while moisturizing your skin at the same time. Try some lavender and melaleuca in it after shaving or Deep Blue after a run!
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