The Top 10 Oils You Need in Your Home (and how most people start)
On this page, you're going to get a mini essential oils 101 course. I'll walk through what essential oils are, why sourcing and quality are so important, how to use the top ten oils, and then I'll show you how to get them into your home. With these top oils, you'll have about 80% of the health + self care solutions you really want to get started with. Sound good? Good. Let's get started.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and other parts of the plant.
There are no wasted efforts in nature. Have you ever wondered what the role of essential oils is in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants? Essential oils play key roles reproductive, protective, and regenerative purposes. Watch this video and consider the endless applications of these gifts from the earth!
One of the huge reasons I fell in love with doTERRA is the co-impact sourcing model. These oils are sourced from all over the world - over 40 different countries - from where the plants are going to provide the purest, more beautiful and potent form of essential oils. Where there are typically middle men not giving fair prices, doTERRA creates opportunity for farmers for consistent income by working with them directly. This is one of my favorite co-impact sourcing stories in this video, showing where we source Vetiver from Haiti. If you love this as much as I do, find more of these videos on doTERRA's YouTube channel!
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and Source To You
With a background in engineering, I nerded out on reading more about the testing practices doTERRA uses to ensure our oils have no contaminants, fillers, pesticides, or synthetics. There is nothing like these oils around - so doTERRA had to create a testing system to ensure the proper purity and potency. You can read more about that here.
The other thing that NO other company is doing - and why doTERRA is going to be a household name in a few short years - is the website www.sourcetoyou.com. You can read all about the oils, the sourcing practices, and even SEE THE TEST RESULTS when you enter in the lot number on the bottom of your single oil bottle.
Top 10 oils
Below are some of my favorite simple ways to start using your Home Essentials Kit and top ten oils! I promise that once you open those caps and start using your oils, you'll experience a domino effect and they'll replace so much of what you are using in your home.
Peppermint is The Oil of a Buoyant Heart: it brings buoyancy to the heart and soul and gives us strength to face our emotions.
Peppermint is cooling and invigorating and promotes clear breathing. My favorite way to experience all 3 is put 1-2 drops in your hands, rub them together, and take a few deep breaths with your hands cupped over your nose and mouth. Finally, rub your hands onto the back of your neck to get the cooling effect. No more caffeine crash with this or do this before a workout!
Helps settle occasional stomach upset. Add to your water, dilute and rub into tummy, smell from bottle.
Add to a smoothie (especially anything with chocolate protein).
Helps soothe head and neck tension - apply topically.
Lemon is The Oil of Focus: it engages the mind and aids concentration and teaches us to be mentally present by focusing on one thing at a time.
Lemon cleanses & purifies the air and surfaces. Diffuse while you’re cleaning so your house smells amazing and create an uplifting environment.
Add to a glass spray bottle with water and white vinegar to clean surfaces. What are you currently cleaning with? (Check out ewg.org and the free think dirty app to rate your current products)
Add a drop to your water daily for gentle detoxification benefits. I add one to my swell bottle every time I fill it up!
Lavender is The Oil of Communication & Calm: aids in verbal expression and calming the mind of insecurities that are felt when we risk our true thoughts and feelings. Are you building a business? Do you speak your truths? Sometimes adding lavender to our routine will help us get past the fear of our insecurities.
Lavender is “swiss army knife” of essential oils - it has SO many uses!
promotes peaceful sleep: add a drop to temples, on pillow. Diffuse with breathe, or put lavender and water in spray bottle and spritz your sheets and pillows before bed.
Soothes occasional skin irritations. Use it with melaleuca!
On Guard is The Protective Blend: generally used to shield us from attacks on our immune system, but it also extends emotionally to helping ward off negative energies and strengthens our boundaries. Dilute a drop and place it over your heart at an airport, at work, at school, or wherever you want to protect yourself from negative energies.
Supports healthy immune function. This is one you want to use daily!
Dilute and rub onto bottoms of feet before school or work.
Add it to your hand soap, make hand sanitizer, or explore the whole on guard line of products.
Another one you can clean with! Try a 16 ml glass spray bottle, fill with half water, half white vinegar + add 10 drops On Guard.
Here's a video I did on 4 economical ways to use On Guard!
The Oil of Humility and NonAttachment. Oregano removes blocks, clears negativity, and teaches us to be humble.
Powerful cleansing and purifying agent
You can also cook with it!
Use when you need “extra” immune support: immune support blend: 10 drops each frankincense, lemon, meleuca, oregano, and On Guard in 10 ml roller bottle. Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply onto the bottoms of your feet several times a day.
Deep Blue is the oil of surrendering pain or soothing blend, that is generally used for soothing physical pain, but can also offers strength to face emotional wounds.
Use for occasional muscle pain. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and massage into affected area.
To soothe head and neck tension - dilute and apply to back of neck.
This is your BFF after a workout or after gardening! Also try out Deep Blue Rub.
The Digestive Blend supports the body’s digestive system, but also a powerful emotional quality for supporting people to help digest life’s many experiences.
Add to FCO and rub into your belly, or a drop under your tongue when you have an occasional upset stomach.
Inhale directly from bottle.
This essential oil was a lifesaver with my babies when they were little. I made a roller bottle out of it and kept it by the diaper changing table. Every time I'd change their diaper, I would apply this oil in a circle around their belly button.
Melaleuca is The Oil of Energetic Boundaries: it clears negative energetic baggage and also a disinfectant by nature.
So great for soothing occasional skin irritations. Bug bites, minor rashes. With kids, dilute with FCO and rub into skin.
Add to your facial cleanser, or check out the verage skin care line - it’s in the cleanser.
My favorite room and linen spray is 10 drops each lavender, peppermint, and melaleuca topped with water in a 16 oz glass spray bottle. Use it for refreshing the house before guests come over!
Frankincense is The Oil of Truth: reveals deceptions and false truths, invites us to let go of lower vibrations + negativity.
Physically, frankincense is amazing for supporting cellular health. Check out the research that’s been going on with frankincense lately - but this is a beautiful one to put a drop under your tongue daily to support general health + well being.
Helps improves the appearance of dark spots and stretch marks. Apply after a shower after diluting with FCO.
Helps increase circulation - use on tired hands after a day of gardening
Add to your moisturizer.
Drop on your temples to create feelings of grounding and relaxation
Breathe is The Oil of Breath or the Respiratory Blend, emotionally this assists us to release grief and sadness (breathe out), and receive genuine love + healing (breathe in)
supports healthy respiratory system.
dilute and rub into chest when needing extra respiratory support, during seasonal threats or even before a workout.
diffuse at night with lavender for calming.
My son struggled with breathing for a while - i believe it was due to an allergy I never identified that he since grew out of - but I would make a roller bottle of 5 drops breathe and top with FCO and applied it several times a day - there was a noticeable difference in his breathing after applying.
how to get them into your home
Step 1. Choose a kit. Most people get started with a kit because it includes the wholesale membership which gets you a 25% discount for a year. After a year, it's $25 to renew, but you are gifted a 15 ml bottle of Peppermint - so essentially you're not paying for your membership again. Alternatively, you can also get a wholesale membership by paying a $35 membership fee and add whatever oils you'd like individually. My favorite kits are the Home Essentials Kit and the Natural Solutions Kit.
Step 2. Head on over to mydoterra.com/annaevelynb.
Step 3. Select "become a member" and choose either Wholesale Customer (customer only) or Wellness Advocate (where you have the option to earn commission by sharing). Side note though - most people start as customers to start falling in love with their oils before they begin sharing them. You can always upgrade for free later on. Find out more about the biz side and how to get your oils paid for under the "work with me" tab.
Step 4. Enter your info and process.
Step 5. Look for a welcome email with e-gifts from me welcoming you to our community! And don't forget to use the link in the email to book a welcome call with me where I'll answer your questions and guide you to the resources you now have access to.
Can't wait to cheer you on!