My Top 10 For Best Essential Oils From Young Living
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The more I use essential oils and the more oils I try, the harder it is to pick my favorites.
I have favorite oils for different situations- stress, sleep, skin, digestion, etc. But picking an overall top ten was harder than I thought.
However, I know that many people who are just starting to use essential oils want to know which ones to start with and which are ‘the best.’
So I decided to go ahead and come up with the 10 oils I use most often and wouldn’t want to be without.
Some of these are personal favorites, but most are in the top-selling essential oils category. I’ve split my 10 picks into 5 single essential oils and 5 Young Living blends.
(I also threw in two extras because I couldn’t decide. Technically, this list is my top 12, but ‘Top 10’ sounded better.)
Here they are.
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Five Best Single Essential Oils
- Frankincense: This one was an easy pick. Frankincense is one of the most loved essential oils of all time, and for good reason. There are so many benefits of Frankincense that it’s hard to list them all but I use it most often to calm and balance my emotions. Inhaling its fragrance or diffusing it in the house brings me a sense of calm and comfort. Frankincense also has many skin benefits and can give you radiant-looking skin when applied topically.
- Orange & Lemon: I know these are two different essential oils, but I just couldn’t pick between the two. Both are Citrus oils, which is an essential oil group that can do everything from lift your mood to freshen your laundry to brighten your skin tone. I love the smell of both Lemon and Orange in the diffuser. You can diffuse Orange with Cinnamon and Clove for a wonderful fall scent. Add a drop or two of either oil to your nightly skincare products. Or add a few drops of Lemon to a load of laundry to give it a fresh scent. (Note: Citrus oils can make your skin sun-sensitive. Best applied topically at night.)
- Lavender: Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils ever and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of essential oils because of its versatility. Lavender essential oil is also very gentle- a good choice for those with sensitive skin. It has calming properties and can be diffused or applied to the bottom of your feet before bedtime. It can also be soothing to the skin when applied topically or used as an all-natural fragrance. It’s really hard to go wrong with Lavender.
- Peppermint: Peppermint is one of my absolute favorites. I mostly use Peppermint Vitality (which is the dietary version) to support my digestion or to add to brownie mix. It also has a cooling effect when applied topically, which can be very soothing after exercise or being out in the sun. Peppermint also has energizing properties- helpful for waking up in the morning or recovering from a stressful day.
- Cedarwood: Cedarwood is another essential oil that can help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere when diffused, especially at the end of the day. I actually prefer Cedarwood over Lavender when I need to unwind or de-stress, and it’s one of my favorites to add to a hot bath. It also has cleansing and moisturizing properties. You can add a drop or two of Cedarwood to skincare products or massage into your scalp before or after showering.
- Copaiba (Honorable Mention): Yes, I had to sneak in one more oil. Copaiba is not as well-known as some of the other essential oils I’ve talked about, but I would never want to be without it. Copaiba is second only to Frankincense for helping me to stay emotionally balanced during stressful times. It’s a very gentle oil with a sweet and woodsy fragrance that can improve the appearance of your skin when applied topically. Give Copaiba a try- it quickly becomes a favorite!
Five Best Young Living Essential Oil Blends
- Stress Away: The Stress Away blend does exactly what the name says- helps to melt away stress. This is a favorite oil blend for its sweet and unique fragrance as well as its calming and relaxing properties. Stress Away contains Lavender, Cedarwood, and Copaiba along with Lime and Vanilla extract. Diffuse Stress Away after a hard day, wear it as ‘perfume’, or mix with Epsom salts and add to bath water.
- Thieves: Thieves is arguably the most popular Young Living blend. It’s so good that they made a whole Thieves product line. This blend is made up of Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. You can diffuse it to make your home smell wonderful or add it to natural cleaning products for a cleansing boost. Or take Thieves Vitality in capsules or tea for it’s super immune-boosting properties (I take it all winter).
- Raven (or R.C.): Raven and R.C. are both blends that support deep breathing and your respiratory system. They are potent and can be diffused or applied mixed with a carrier oil to your chest or back as needed. As an added bonus, both are very invigorating and can give you a “wake up call”. I use them especially in fall and winter.
- Peace & Calming: Given how stressful life can be, it’s no wonder that yet another calming blend made it into the top five. Peace & Calming has a floral, citrusy fragrance and is a favorite for both adults and children. This is one of the best blends to diffuse or apply to the bottom of your feet before bedtime. Peace & Calming can also be used as a ‘perfume,’ added to bath water for a relaxing bath, or mixed in with natural skincare products and cleansers.
- PanAway: PanAway is a blend I consider essential and use everyday. It’s a blend of Wintergreen, Peppermint, Helichrysum, and Clove. The Wintergreen and Peppermint both have a cooling effect on the skin, which makes this blend perfect for massaging into sore muscles or joints (mix it with a carrier or massage oil). PanAway can also be diluted and applied to the neck or temples to relax tension or added to bath water. It has a very refreshing and invigorating fragrance.
Find Your Favorites!
That covers my top ten (or twelve) recommendations for the best Young Living essential oils. These are the first oils I would try, but remember that everyone is different. Someone else’s favorite oil might not be yours. It’s worth experimenting to find out what works best for you and makes you feel better!