What Are the Best Essential Oils for Beginners?

Getting started with essential oils can be intimidating. How do you know what oils to start with and how to use them? With hundreds of different oils, each with unique uses, applications and benefits, it can be like drinking from a firehose.
The ideal oils for beginners are those that come with many benefits and applications. You can find a use for each of them in about every corner of your home and facet of your life. Here are the top ten oils recommended for those who are new to essential oils.

Top 10 Essential Oils for Those Who Are New to Oils

Lavender essential oil is easily one of the most well-known oils in the world. This gentle oil can be used almost anywhere—added to water to make a room-freshening spray, in the bath or mixed with your favorite lotion.

The tangy scent of lemon can liven any day. Diffuse it to share its summery aroma, apply a couple drops to a cotton ball to rub away sticky adhesive or promote the appearance of youthful skin by adding it to your nighttime skin care routine.

Tea Tree
Tea Tree essential oil is widely used for its cleansing properties, particularly when applied topically to the skin, hair and nails or to neutralize unwanted odors.

With its warm, herbaceous aroma, Oregano can be added to a carrier oil and rubbed into your joints after a long day.

Eucalyptus Radiata
You can literally use this Australian oil from head to toe, to rejuvenate your hair; help hydrate dull, dry skin; or to inhale as you wind down for bed.
Peppermint’s cool, crisp scent and tingling touch make it one of the most versatile oils. Rub it into fatigued muscles after a run or fitness class for a refreshing post-workout cooldown.

Its grounding, complex aroma is often diffused during prayer or meditation to encourage self-reflection.

This essential oil’s balmy, rich scent can chase away unwanted smells and invites an atmosphere of coziness and peace.

Orange’s sweet smell makes everything feel right. Add it to your linen spray to give your wash some citrus-scented freshness.

Want your house to feel like a sunny beach house? Grapefruit brings a welcome burst of freshness, whether you’re diffusing it or using it to zest up your household cleaners.

How to Use Essential Oils Internally

Did you know you can use some essential oils internally? 
With aromatic and topical oil applications, the oil has to penetrate the skin or other obstacles so we can enjoy their benefits. By ingesting the oils, we can introduce those benefits directly to the body.

Please note that not all oils are fit for internal use, so always check the label instructions to see if the oil is safe for ingestion. If it doesn’t mention internal use, then simply assume the oil is meant for aromatic and topical application. As for those oils that are safe for internal use, they have a variety of uses you’ll want to try. When you do, check the label directions for the amounts to use and make sure you never exceed them.

Add to a glass of water
Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to water to make every sip satisfying.

Take in a capsule
Put a few drops of essential oil into a vegetable capsule and take with water.

Spice up your favorite dish
Add essential oils to give your favorite dishes an array of rich, unique flavors.

Drop directly onto your tongue
You can drip these oils directly onto your tongue to leave a good taste in your mouth.