I’ve been using essential oils for years and have found them to be helpful and comforting knowing I am using natural products for my family. If you’re interested in trying oils or happen to have some already I’ve put together a guide with the different uses of common essential oils with info from Real Oil. Always scroll to bottom for my free printable oil usage guide at the end of the post.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are concentrated compounds that have been extracted from plants.  They are extremely concentrated, natural, and capture the therapeutic benefits of the plant. They can be used in place of harmful chemicals in the home. Essential oils can have many different properties and benefits, which makes them extremely versatile, and cost effective.

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Oil Usage Guide

Below is a general guide to using oils and their uses. Before using your oils it is best to be educated about their uses. Oils are tools and can be harmful if used incorrectly. For example many of these oils need a carrier oil to be used.  And some of these oils are not appropriate for children. So while this is a guide, be sure to have a proper knowledge of oils before using them. If you would like to learn more click here. If you are interested in learning more about what essential oils can do or are trying to decide which ones are the right ones to buy you can check out some starter kits.

Bergamot – lifts and comforts both body and mind and calms tense emotions

Cinnamon Leaf – reduce mental fatigue, calm nerves, refine emotional sensitivity

Clary Sage –  relax and nurture your body, relieve everyday stress, clear your mind

Eucalyptus – ease breathing and to clear a mind of chaos and clutter.  Use it to ease sore muscles, deter pests, promote immunity, and improve the skin.

Frankincense – support the health of your skin, understand your emotions, and focus your attention with this grounding and uplifting oil

Lavender – reduced stress to better rest

Lemon – enrich your health and cultivate better moods and use for green cleaning

Lime – lift your mood, get better rest, settle your stomach and support your family’s health

Peppermint – wake up, boost feelings of self-confidence, process, emotions, and relieve upset stomach

Rosemary –  for better clarity and stronger mental recall

Sweet Orange – motivating and calming for optimism and to sweeten the air

Tea Tree –  it has singular power to fight against airborne threats and surface grime

Vetiver –  ease feelings of discomfort and stress

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Blends of oils can work together to create a stronger effect and help common ailments. Below are a few of my favorite blends for me and my family. If you are interested in learning more about the oils in these blends, if they are appropriate for children, or purchasing these blends click here.

Re-Align soothes and alleviates the toughest emotional weight and physical strains with nurturing benefits

Breathe Free is formulated to support healthy respiratory function and restore feelings of easy breathing.

Attention essential oil blend that brings the world into better focus , a stimulating and concentrated tool to clarify and strengthen mental deliberation and processing.

Women’s Balance is an uplifting blend of premium essential oils specifically crafted to boost and nourish a woman’s well-being.

Stress Away essential oil blend nurtures and nourishes body and mind for a healthier approach to your busy day.

Immune Power is an all-natural protection to support a healthy and resilient immune system.

Restful Sleep blend is designed to help your body find deep relaxation in a good night’s sleep.

Muscle Soothe is crafted to bring nurturing strength and relief to sore muscles, joints, and limbs.

Free Printable Oil Usage Guide

Print this usage guide to keep in the go or hang up near your oils for quick reference. Instructions for printing below.

  1. Click the file you would like to print.
  2. Once the larger version has opened, right click the image.
  3. Click the “save file” option.
  4. Open the file on your computer under the file you saved it as, and click”print”.

essential oils usage guide

Have you heard of Real Oil? If not, they sell authentic and therapeutic-quality essential oils on their website. And something I love about them is you can buy their oils direct on their site. This is an alternative to buying from someone selling or pay membership fees so their prices are really great. You can shop here and I was able to get a 50% off code for you, use “Canary50”. All of their products are tested by a third-party lab for purity, potency and efficacy. And their products are backed with a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. Their business has single oils, blends, creams, and accessories. And they have a subscription option too. So if you are interested in essential oils they’re a great place to look and for these reasons I was happy to collaborate with them for this post. After some education on how to use oils I think you’ll find you use them more than you think! I love having natural products that can help me and my family. Comment below with your favorite oil. And as always have the very best day friends.