Getting Started With Essential Oils
Are you intrigued by essential oils when you hear friends talk about it? Are you interested in trying them but don’t know where to start? There are so many essential oil companies that is hard to choose the right one and figure out what oils to get. I personally recommend doTERRA because of their strict quality control and testing as well as their proprietary essential oils blends that are easy to use. The doTERRA essential oils are therapeutic grade and tested with GC/MS testing which verifies the compounds in the oil. There are many essential oil companies out there who advertise their oils to be 100% pure. 100% pure can mean that there is only 25% of essential oil and the rest is vegetable oils or some other additives so you want to be extremely careful with the oils you purchase. The highest quality essential oils you can purchase are therapeutic grade and organic. All doTERRA essential oils are verified therapeutic grade meaning they can be used for all essential oil applications (diffusing, external and internal). Please note that some essential oils are not safe to use internally and also some are not safe to use when pregnant. If you have any questions on safety of essential oils, please feel free to contact me. doTERRA will note on their essential oil bottles of which oils can be taken internally and which are not.
Items & Oils You Need To Get Started
- A bottle of carrier oil. My favorites are fractionated coconut oil and almond oil for general use but there are many other carrier oils to choose from. Why carrier oil? I always recommend using a carrier oil to minimize skin reactions and help with the essential oil application and absorption. Certain oils can be used “neat” on the skin, meaning no carrier oil is needed, but as a general rule, I recommend using a carrier oil. You typically only need about 1 teaspoon to blend oils in your hand. I also always recommend diluting when applying essential oils on children.
- Essential oils: lavender, lemon, tea tree (melaluca), eucalyptus, peppermint and frankincense. Lavender essential oil is great for burns and cuts. Lemon essential oil is great for overall mood and adding to water etc. Tea tree essential oil is great for various skin issues and fungus. Eucalyptus essential oil is great for respiratory issues and frankincense is great for almost anything. Peppermint essential oils is great for headaches and tummy troubles. Frankincense is called the king of oils due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties. doTERRA offers two great blends that are really all you need if you don’t feel like having multiple oils at first and learning about using them. You only need doTERRA Breathe for respiratory issues and Onguard for everything else. doTERRA Digestzen is great for tummy troubles. If you are using the oils without a carrier oil, apply them on the bottoms of your feet. doTERRA also sells both oils in convenient roller bottles already diluted ready to go. I like to keep these roller bottles on my desk all times and my husband and children know they can use them whenever they feel like they getting down with something. All you need is to use the oils on your chest and roll them on your hands and inhale. I like to make my own blends depending on what is needed but love to have the ready made essential oil blends that are propriety to doTERRA so that my family can use them whenever needed. doTERRA makes getting started with essential oils extremely easy and fun.
- Essential oil diffuser. I highly recommend getting an essential oil diffuser. You can use it to diffuse essential oils in the air. You usually only need about 3-5 drops in the diffuser. My favorite essential oil diffusers are from doTERRA but Amazon sells them too. Lavendar essential oil or the doTERRA Serenity essential oils blends are amazing to diffuse at night time for relaxing and promoting sleep.
Here are some of my favorite essential oil kits by doTERRA to get started without the hassle of having to figure out where and how to get the oils. These are essential oils that you can trust to be high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils.
This introductory essential oil kit includes lavender, lemon and peppermint essential oils. Retail $26.67, wholesale $20. To get access to the wholesale price, create your own doTERRA wholesale (if you wish to use the oils for yourself) or wellness advocate account if you wish to share oils with friends and family.
Family Essentials Kit And Beadlets (includes $35 wholesale membership fee)
This comprehensive family essentials essential oil kit is a great collection of the main essential oils to get you started including the doTERRA proprietary Breathe and Onguard oils. It also includes oil blend Deep Blue which is great for muscle and join pain. Retail $200, wholesale $150. This is one the most popular starter kits.
This Aromatouch kit includes lavender, melaleuca (tea tree), balance (which is a great mood balancing blend), peppermint, wild orange, aroma touch (for relaxing and massages), Deep blue (for muscle pains) and onGuard for overall health. It also includes a bottle of fractionated coconut oil. Retail $146.67, wholesale $110.
Aromatouch Diffuse Kit (includes the $35 membership fee)
This essential oil kit is one of my favorites because it includes so many oils, the fractionated coconut oil as the carrier oil and a diffuser. This is just like the aromatouch kit above but includes a diffuser at a discount price as well as the $35 enrollment fee (annual). There are no monthly purchase requirements. This kit is a super easy way to get started with everything you need right away. Retail $200, wholesale $150.
Home Essentials Kit (includes $35 membership fee)
This Home Essentials kit includes bigger sizes of the most common essential oils you need to get started as well the diffuser. This also includes the Breathe and OnGuard essential oils which are amazing. Retail $366.67, wholesale $275. This kit is an amazing value and one of the most popular started kits.
Emotional Aromatherapy Kit (includes $35 membership fee)
Interested in the power of essential oils for the mood? This kit comes with doTERRA essential oils that are uplifting and balancing. The kit includes a diffuser and a booklet. Retail $259.93, wholesale $195.
Natural Solutions Kit (Includes $35 membership fee, 100PV free products and rewards start at 15%)
The Natural Solutions Kit below includes essential oils as well as supplements and body care products to get you started. You also receive product credits and start earning 15% back on all future purchases by purchasing this kit. This kit is one of the most popular kits and the best value to help you get started with everything you need at a discounted price and to replace the toxic products in your home with the healthier alternatives. This kit is one of my most favorite. New Wellness Advocates who enroll with a Natural Solutions Kit (400 PV) and have a 100 PV Loyalty Rewards order the following month* will receive 100 loyalty points and start loyalty point accrual at 15 percent.
The Every Oil Kit (includes $35 membership fee, 200 product credits and rewards start at 20% for all your future purchases)
The Every Oil Kit includes every essential oil you would possible need as well as a bottle of a carrier oil and a diffuser. You’ll also receive 200PV in product credits and start earning rewards at 20% for future purchases. This is the best option if you want to get everything at once and save money as well as get 200PV credits that you can redeem for additional products for free. New Wellness Advocates who enroll with an Every Oil Kit (1425 PV) and have a 100 PV Loyalty Rewards order the following month* will receive 200 loyalty points, and start loyalty point accrual at 20 percent.
To purchase any of the kits above, start here and click on join & save to take advantage of the wholesale pricing. To learn more about the benefits of getting a wholesale account, click here. Please make sure my name, Reija Eden, shows as the referrer when you make your purchase so that I can support you on your essential oil journey at no additional cost. I’m here to help and share my essential oil knowledge with you to help you take charge of your and your family’s health.