3 Essential Oils Every Beginner Needs to Have

A few years ago, I knew nothing about essential oils. Ok, I take that back. I knew tea tree oil was supposed to be good for cleaning toilets, lavender had a calming effect and I really loved the smell of citrus oils.

3 essential oils every beginner must have. Plus a recipe for each.

Other than that, nada.

But then I invested in a starter kit because I wanted to start using them. Best decision ever. I fell in love with the oils as soon as I opened that first bottle of peppermint.

Instantly, I was taken back to summers on the herb farm I grew up on, where peppermint was the main crop. It was like harvest time in a bottle.

Now, I use essential oils all the time. Seriously, I’m a bit addicted (in a good way, really).

And recently, a reader asked me to pick just three oils to recommend to a beginner and tell a few situations you’d use them for. Challenge accepted.

1. Lavender

Lavender essential oil is well-known for calming. Did you know that it also soothes irritated skin? And that you can use it as a first aid treatment for burns, insect bites and scrapes? Plus it’s mild enough to apply topically without being diluted in a carrier oil.

Want a great recipe to use lavender essential oil in? How about this healing lavender mint lip balm?

2. Lemon

Think of lemon essential oil as the de-gunkifier of the world (in addition to being a great mood-lifter). It will get the gunk off of just about anything. Use a drop to get clay off your table, degrease dishes or get sticky sap off your hands.

And it’s not just limited to cleaning – it works wonders at detoxifying the body.

3. Melaleuca

AKA Tea Tree oil. It’s a potent germ killer, so it’s a great addition to DIY cleaners. Melaleuca is also a skin soother, particularly if you’re dealing with an itchy rash.

But did you know it’s also effective at helping the body heal itself? It works great on ear aches.

Lavender/lemon/melaleuca is my current favorite essential oil combo. It smells wonderful – the lavender is noticeable, but not overpowering. I frequently put the mix in my diffuser, my unscented dish soap and my DIY all-purpose cleaning spray.

Get oils + a few gifts

Now, you can find these oils from a number of places, but I highly recommend doTERRA essential oils. They’re high quality, effective and my go-to resource for keeping my family healthy.

I love them, y’all, and only recommend them because we’ve had way more great results with them than I can count.

Choose a starter kit

And until August 28th, the first 12 people to get a starter kit will receive a *free wooden box that will store up to 25 essential oils. (Better hurry, because I’m tempted to keep a few for my own stash. 😉 )

Plus you’ll get a free copy of my ebook, DIY Natural Remedies so you have some recipes to try your new oils in and a 30-minute wellness consult to help you map out a plan for using your new oils.

Want to get started? Here’s how:

1. Visit my website and choose your starter kit. There are a lot to choose from. I highly recommend the Natural Solutions KitHome Essentials Kit or Family Physician Kit. If you’re not sure which one to choose, contact me and I’d be happy to help.

2. Wholesale checkout. Once you’ve chosen the perfect starter kit for your needs, add it to your cart and checkout. Once you fill out your info, you’ll be given the option for Wholesale Checkout. Choose that option and follow the simple instructions.

3. Sign up for loyalty rewards. This is totally optional, but I encourage you to sign up if you’ll be ordering regularly. You can order things you might buy already, like toothpaste, laundry detergent, and, of course, essential oils. And every order you place earns you free product credits to use toward whatever you like (this is how I was able to build my oil stash and get higher priced oils – for free).

4. Email me. I love getting to know everyone who becomes a Wellness Advocate through me and I want to send your gifts as soon as possible. Plus, that’ll get you access to the private Shalom Mama Tribe even sooner and we can set up a time for your free wellness consult.

Eek! I’m excited and can’t wait to hear from you!

What questions do you have about essential oils?

*Boxes available to U.S. residents only. If you’re in a different country, I still want to give a thank you gift – but it will most likely be in the form of a gift card.


  1. Lori Sosa says

    Do you still have boxes available? My husband, 5-year-old and I are moving to Argentina next month and I’m trying to stock up on anything that I may need before we go! I already use oils almost in a daily basis and am always reading your posts to learn more! :)

  2. cynD says

    How are these oils different from “young Living” oils? I love them; however, I have not seen a distributor or some one to grow under for some sort of tutelage. Oils are amazing and have awesome property’s.. Just like GOD made them to help us.. sigh… I want some Oils and wouldn’t mind sharing the wealth of health knowledge as I learn more. My mother was a herbalist I learned some but, not enough fast enough. In put would be awesome. Thank you and Blessings on you and yours.

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