The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage, especially if you spend any time on Pinterest. These oils are produced by distilling the oils from items found in nature, such as flowers, plants, herbs, and so on. Whether you have wondered what in the world to do with essential oils, whether you are somewhat familiar with them, or whether you have replaced the entire contents of your home with oils, it seems that there is always room to learn more.

As a bit of a dabbler with essential oils, I fall somewhere in-between all three camps. Still in the dark about their full potential, somewhat familiar with a few of them, and ready to use them for everything. Recently I started researching them again as I get ready to embark on the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, wondering which ones I should apply before, during and after the day’s events.

No matter where you fall on the grid or what reasons you may have for using essential oils, it seems like there is always more to learn. So here you go, folks. The ultimate guide to essential oils:

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils

The Basics:
A Skeptic’s Guide to Essential Oils
10 Benefits of Essential Oils
Essential Oils & Carrier Oils: A Beginner’s Guide
Essential Oil Safety
How I Use Essential Oils Every Day
Essential Oils Basics: Top 5 Accessories You Need to Get Started

In the Home:
How to Make Baby Wipes Using Essential Oils
Make a Fruit and Veggie Spray Using Essential Oils
Cleaning with Essential Oils
DIY Anti-Microbial Fabric Softener

For Wellness:
The Top 5 Essential Oils for Healthy Teeth & Gums
Essential Oils for Stress Relief
Make Your Own Allergy Relief Roll-On
Lavendar for a Better Night’ Sleep
Essential Oils for Congestion
Essential Oil Bug Spray
How to Add Essential Oils to Your Workouts

For Wellness:
DIY Sunburn Relief Cream
Essential Oils for Your Back
Beat the Holiday Belly Blues
DIY Minor Burn or Skin Ointment using Essential Oils
Essential Oils for Preventing Dizziness
Using Thieves Essential Oil for a Toothache Prevention 
Bug Bite Oils

For Beauty:
Best Essential Oils for Healthy Skin 
Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes
Essential Oils for Aging Skin 
DIY Grapefruit Rosemary Foot Scrub

For the Kids:

Calm Kid Essential Oils
6 Ways to Use Essential Oils with Your Kids
Essential Oils for Delivery and Newborns

Uses by Type:

Tea Tree Oil
Lavender Oil
Peppermint Oil
Lemongrass Oil
Thieves Oil
Lemon Oil
Grapefruit Oil
Clove Oil

For Cooking:
Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
Shrimp with Israeli Pepper Salad
Cilantro Lime Rice
Strawberry Lemon Refresher
Ginger Iced Tea

For 3-Day Walkers:
Essential Oils for Muscles
5 Essential Oils for Preventing Fatigue
Oils for Your Heels 
Top 5 Essential Oils for Energy Support

Do you use essential oils? If so, what uses for them are your favorites?

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, please consider visiting my Young Living page here or contacting me via email at for more information.

Here comes the disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on this website. Please consider the links in this post as a reference, not as medical advice, as they may not have been evaluated by the FDA. All opinions in this post and in the links are solely the opinions of the post’s author.


  1. I’ve heard so much about essential oils, I really need to try them out! I’d love some for sleeping for my daughter.

  2. This is great info. I have heard a lot of buzz lately about essential oils, but didn’t know much.

  3. I’m hearing a lot about essential oils lately, I need to get some of my own!

  4. Wow – what a great list! We don’t use them, but I should check them out because it seems to be all the rage!

  5. I love essential oils. It is amazing that there are so many things you can use them for.

  6. This is a great list you have created! I am hearing more and more about essential oils and must give them a try. Thanks for all the info. :)

  7. Ruby Ragar says:

    I never knew rose oil could help with acne. I reall need to get some cause I’ve been breaking out a lot lately.

  8. I am SO bookmarking this! I just get a sample of some oils to try with no guidance, this will help me a great deal. Thank you. Sharing…

  9. Checking out so many of these links! I haven’t got into essential oils yet but I am so interested!

  10. Great resource. I have really wanted to try essential oils.

  11. Wow thanks for this amazing guide on essential oils, this was very helpful.

  12. Thanks for this great guide. I am such a big fan of using essential oils. Lavender is my favorite.

  13. Elisebet F says:

    Oh wow! This is helpful! I have a few vials of EOs, but I don’t a whole lot about using them. I keep saying I’m going to start using them, but haven’t had time to sit down and research.

  14. Thanks for all these great resources. I love the idea of essential oils but really don’t know enough about them. Looking forward to learning!

  15. Great post and information! I have been noticing the essential oil trend lately. This is a good handy resource.

  16. I don’t use essential oils like I should. I have poison ivy right now and know something would be great. witch hazel maybe

  17. I’m so glad I read this post! I have been wanting to learn more about essential oils and how I can use them for my family.

  18. Jessica, what an amazing resource! Essential oils have totally changed my life. There’s always more to learn so i’ll be checking out these great links!

  19. When I was cloth diapering I used essential oils (Tea tree) in my wash routine. It’s amazing how many uses essential oils have!

  20. I only use peppermint because the scent makes me happy and helps relieve headaches.

  21. Great listing..I use lots of essential oils and I am always looking for new way to use the oils…thanks!

  22. These are some great links for essential oil info! Thank you for putting them together for us :)

  23. I use a few essential oils, as directed by my sister who knows essential oils. This guide is very useful, as I would love to use more. I have a water bottle with a glass inner sleeve so that I can infuse essential oils into my water. Great info!

  24. WOW!!! Jessica! You have no idea how perfect of a time this. I spoke with a friend the other day about essential oils and am just waiting for one second of time to jump in. These resources are amazing. Thanks so much for posting these!!

  25. Love this–I keep hearing so much–I love that you curated such a great resource list!

  26. I did not realize that oils did so much, I am so going to look into this, they sound wonderful

  27. What a cool list. I know basically nothing about essential oils, so this will be especially helpful to me.

  28. Oh my gosh! I’ve just bookmarked this. I can’t believe all these awesome links and all categorized too. I love essential oils and use them for just abut everything!

  29. I love using essential oils. I have been looking for licorice with little luck. I will have to go through your links.

  30. I use them and I feel like I’m the only person who does not see the magic in them. Maybe I’m not consistent or…something? LOL. So many people I respect feel that they’ve helped them get off traditional meds… I feel like I am not using them to their fullest potential.This is a great resource.

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