7 Must Have Essential Oils

7 Must Have Essential Oils-2

It’s no secret that I love my essential oils. There are so many great ones out there, but I’m going to share with you my top 7 must have essential oils today. Sure, there are others that would be great to have, but these are my go-to oils that I make sure we never run out of because they are so versatile.

Top 7 Essential Oils

Thieves is versatile because you can use it to fight off ickies, and clean with it. It’s great on household dirt and grime.

Lavender is what I call “a first aid kit in a bottle”. There are so many uses. Cuts and scrapes, calm down before bed, seasonal relief, ear pain, and it smells amazing.

Peppermint is great for nausea, especially motion sickness and morning sickness. It helps with alertness and mommy brain. We’ve used it to bring down elevated temperatures, and in baking to add mint to brownies.

Lemon is perfect for getting permanent marker off of skin. It helps with bloating and overall wellbeing.

Peace & Calming helps with rest. It’s great for calming when in situations that cause anxiety.

Panaway helps relax muscles. It’s amazing for reducing bruising.

Frankincense helps support the immune system. It’s great in lotion as it reduces age spots.

What Else?

You definitely need to have those 7 essential oils on hand, but what else is good to have around?

Great question!

I am NEVER without the RC essential oil blend during cold season. It’s the only thing that helped ease my husband’s cough during the last round of yuck. It’s amazing. I diffuse it and apply it with coconut oil on the chest. AH-MAZING!

Grapefruit essential oil is a great uplifting essential oil that helps during the lows of the winter doldrums. You can also add a drop or two to your water to help with weight loss. I don’t care for the taste of grapefruits, but I LOVE the smell.

But Essential Oils are SO Expensive

They aren’t cheap. There is a lot that goes into the essential oils process – from seed to seal. Most of the essential oils that I recommended are included in the Premium Kit you can purchase by signing up as a distributor for Young Living. Plus you get the diffuser!! The great thing about that, you don’t have to sell anything. There are no monthly quotas. You can simply purchase oils for your family {and friends} with your wholesale discount. As long as you spend $50 within the year after your initial purchase, you’re good to go. Easy Peasy.

What are you waiting for? Start today here!!

As always, if you have any questions, let me know!

What are your essential oil must haves?


  1. Joanne

    13 January

    I just signed up to use these oils. First day my husband go the flu, so I defused Thieves all through the house and he was up and about in 2 days. He said he had never been so sick, and figured he would be down for a week. He also has ringing in his ears (for years!!) I rubbed panaway on each ear twice and it went away!! I don’t have to repeat everthing!!! YEAH

    • Aren’t they amazing?! I LOVE my Young Living essential oils. Thieves is definitely one I am never without! Thank you for sharing that testimony!

  2. Thanks for such an informative post on essential oils!! Love them too!!

  3. Gurvy Green

    23 January

    Thank you for sharing your detailed list of attributes for these seven essential oils. Majority rules and thieves needs to be a part of my household this winter, ordering now. Much appreciated!

  4. I found your blog from The Mommy Club, and it’s funny, a friend of mine just asked today for some information on essential oils. I’ll send her your link!

  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

  6. Thanks for linking to the Pintastic Pinteresting Party! I am a huge fan of all essential oils. Nice to know the 7 must haves!

  7. Great essential oils. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. jacquiodell

    28 January

    I have never used oils, but I might try them.

  9. jacquiodell

    28 January

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

  10. Hmm nice recommendations – I never know which oils to try and which ones are good for what so the layout of this post was very helpful and well done. Great work Whitney! Very helpful tips 🙂 Happy Friday and Happy SITS Day! -Iva

  11. Erica Day

    31 January

    So glad SITS featured you so I got to read this post! I’m going to sign up for these oils.

  12. These are great! I didn’t know about some of these. Pinning this! Enjoy your SITS Day, Whitney.

  13. Hi Whitney! Paying you a visit from The SITS Girls. Happy SITS Day! Love your post! We have used Lavender , Sage, Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils, and sometimes Thyme, but I did not know the uses of Frankincense. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Tami

    1 February

    I have never used these. However, if it will help ease this cold that I’ve had for days, I’d be a lifetime supporter. I will have to check out local stores here to see if they’ve got these in stock. Thanks for the share.

  15. I love my essential oils! They have so many uses!

  16. Beth

    20 February

    Oh my!! I love love your website!! So pretty!! It’s in the style I’ve been dreaming to make mine 🙂 I am fairly new to oils, so this 7 oils guide is super handy! I’m pinning these!!

  17. Beth

    20 February

    Great post and a great looking site! Awesome!

  18. jeangeorge

    20 February

    Great info! I am certainly going to check my essential oil shelves so as not to run out of these! Thank you!!!

  19. Those are definitely some of my favorites. I gotta have Orange and Stress away too!

  20. LeAnn

    3 May

    I finally took the plunge and ordered my kit from Young Living. I had tossed around the idea for over a year and when the “third” time came around I dove in. I am so excited to use them. So many awesome testimonials using them.

  21. Jenny

    17 May

    You mention that RC Essential Oil blend is one that you use a lot. The link that is listed doesn’t show an RC Essential blend. Can you tell me what that is please? Thank you! I am really enjoying your site. Great job!

    • Hi, Jenny! Thanks for stopping by! We use RC for respiratory congestion and coughs. It contains: Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, myrtus communis oil, pinus sylvestris (pine) leaf oil, origanum majorana (marjoram) leaf oil, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, eucalyptus citriodora leaf oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, cupressus sempervirens oil, tsuga canadensis leaf oil, and mentha piperita (peppermint) oil. It’s one of my favorites. We also recently started using Frankincense for coughs. It’s more expensive, but Frankincense is included in the Premium Kit. If you have any other questions, let me know!

  22. Megan Verley

    23 August

    Thank you for sharing! I would love more info on how to sign up for a wholesale account!

    • Hi, Megan! You are welcome! I’m glad you found the information useful. We love our oils. To sign up for a wholesale account, you simply go to this website: https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?isoCountryCode=US&sponsorid=1392469&enrollerid=1392469 and fill in the information. I always recommend the Premium Kit because it includes the oils I mentioned in the post plus some, and a diffuser. You also get Essential Oils Boot Camp, and exclusive Vibrant Thymes groups on Facebook where you can ask any and all questions as you learn to navigate the essential oil world. If you have any questions about the process, please email me at whitneycornelison{at}gmail{dot}com and I’ll do what I can. Make sure you grab my 120 Ways to Use Essential Oils eBook to learn 120 ways to use the essential oils in the Premium Kit. I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!

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