50 simple and powerful ways to use the top 10 essential oils

It’s no wonder essential oils are increasingly becoming popular in homes around the world - once you start using them and discovering each one’s unique magic, they’ll be an essential tool to have in your life moving forward.

The below oils are doTERRA’s most popular - being featured together in the Home Essentials Kit. They simply are so versatile and it’s amazing what you can do by starting your oily experience with these beautiful 10 oils.



  • Promotes calming feelings of relaxation and balance

  • Refreshes skin and gently improves appearance of blemishes

  • Supports overall healing - add a drop to feet daily

  • Ideal to diffuse during meditation for a sacred experience

  • Add 1 - 2 drops into a veggie capsule to support cellular function



  • Add 1 - 2 drops with lemon into water and rinse mouth to refresh

  • Inhale deeply to boost energy and increase your focus

  • Add 1 drop to a veggie capsule or apply topically to soothe an upset stomach

  • Apply to temples or neck to reduce tension or relieve headaches

  • Diffuse to support your alertness




  • Place a drop on your pillow or feet to support your sleep cycle

  • Inhale to provide a sense of calmness and balance

  • Unwind in a lavender and epsom salt bath

  • Apply topically to soothe irritated skin

  • Diffuse in a room to calm anxious feelings


Tea Tree

  • Apply topically to nails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy

  • Help avoid head lice by adding a few drops to a spritzer bottle and spraying onto hair before school

  • Add to shampoo to maintain a healthy scalp

  • Apply 1- 2 drops to skin to soothe occasional skin irritations

  • Add 1 - 2 drops to your daily facial cleanser to help purify skin



  • Add 1 - 2 drops to water as an antioxidant

  • Diffuse in a room to elevate the mood

  • Use as a household cleaning spray with vinegar and water

  • Add a few drops to bliss balls and other baked goods for beautiful flavour

  • Add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat


Easy Air

  • Diffuse at nighttime to support a deep night’s sleep

  • Apply topically to the chest to support respiratory function and clear breathing

  • Add a few drops to hands and inhale deeply to reduce feelings of anxiety

  • Diffuse to support general coughs and maintain a healthy home during the cooler months

  • Apply to feet for seasonal threats



  • Apply to feet when immunity is low as a natural defense

  • Use as a source of antioxidants

  • Add a few drops with water as an effective cleaning agent

  • Add a 1 drop (and no more!) in cooking sauces for a powerful flavour

  • Add 1 - 2 drops to a veggie capsule to support immune & respiratory function


Digest Zen

  • Use to reduce gas, bloating and occasional indigestion

  • Rub a few drops on stomach before flying or travelling on the road to ease digestive discomfort or queeziness

  • Inhale a few drops to soothe an occasional upset stomach

  • Add a drop into water or tea to soothe an upset stomach

  • Dilute and rub gently on a child’s stomach if they have a tummy ache


On Guard

  • Combine a few drops with fractionated coconut oil for a natural hand cleanser

  • Add a few drops to water for an effective general cleaner for the home

  • Diffuse to support immune health

  • Apply to feet daily if immune system is low to maintain general health

  • Dilute and gargle daily as a protective mouth rinse or add to gums if they are irritated


Ice Blue

  • Apply a few drops topically to sore or aching joints

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise to support muscles and joints

  • Use as a massage oil after a long day working

  • Apply for tension headaches to the temples and neck

  • Keep on your desk and use as a massage oil after long hours at the computer

There really are so many versatile and wonderful ways to use essential oils and this is only a small snippet of their uses.

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