starter essential oils for beginners

3 Must Have Starter Essential Oils for Beginner Users

Are you new to essential oils? Whether you are a new essential oil user or have already gotten your feet wet, here are the top 3 starter essential oils that every newbie should begin with. These essential oils are readily available from all essential oil brands and are budget friendly. With just these three oils you can really gain so many positive experiences with essential oils and aromatherapy so you too can experience some of the wonderful benefits they offer.

3 Best Starter Essential Oils for New Users

1. Lavender Essential Oil

All Things Calming: The comforting scent of lavender is a favorite for both relaxation and all natural skin care. Add a few drops to your pillow for relaxation, or diffuse as part of your bedtime routine. Mix 3 to 6 drops of lavender oil with a tablespoon of unscented castile soap, add the mixture to a warm bath for relaxation. Here are just a few benefits you can enjoy:

  • Ushers in sleep
  • Promotes calm feelings
  • Soothes skin irritations
  • Reduces anxious feelings

Lavender oil is the most amazing essential oil on the market in my opinion and a great one for every home to have. It is so versatile, not only can it assist with minor burns and rashes but it can also ease pain and soothe anxiety that may be lurking.

2. Peppermint Essential Oil

Cool and Invigorating: Looking for some motivation so you can tackle your to do list? Add a few drops into your shower right before getting in. Inhaling the steam and peppermint oil can help open your airways and promote easy breathing. Diffuse in your home to create an energetic atmosphere. Use in your car diffuser on your way to work or school to pep you up in the morning. Here are a few benefits to enjoy with peppermint oil:

  • Promotes clear breathing
  • Opens airways
  • Cooling on skin
  • Lifts fatigue
  • Stimulates creativity

If you have not experienced peppermint oil yourself then I recommend you give it a try. Many people love using it this minty oil for muscle pains, headaches, cramps, and low energy. It is also a favorite essential oil for cleaning blend recipes. Peppermint is best avoid in children under 6 years old as it can possibly cause respiratory issues in young children.

3. Lemon Essential Oil

Clean and Fresh: This bright and cheerful aroma of lemon may be the boost you need to uplift your mood. Diffuse in your bathroom or kitchen to eliminate bad odors.

  • Neutralizes odors
  • Naturally cleansing
  • Elevates mood
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves complexion

Give the skin the care it need by adding lemon oil to you skin care blends. It is clarifying to the skin and helps with skin blemishes.

Precautions When Using Essential Oils

Adding essential oils to your daily routine is a pleasurable way to enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Here are a few basics to know before starting with essential oils:

-When applying essential oils to skin, it is best to use them with a carrier oil, like jojoba oil or coconut oil, before putting them on topically.

-Do not ingest essential oils, some oils can be toxic and best to avoid internal use unless you have done research or are under the care of a professional.

-Buy only 100% pure essential oils from a reputable company. Cheap knock-offs, fragrance oils, and perfume oils will not give you the therapeutic benefits you desire.

Starter Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

Trio Diffuser Blend |

trio Diffuser Blend

Let this wonderful trio essential oil blend with lavender, peppermint and lemon help you to feel refresheshed, relaxed, and ready to conquer the day.

Prep Time 1 minute
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes


  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • Aromatherapy diffuser


  1. Add drops of essential oils to the diffuser with the required amount of water.
  2. Turn on and enjoy the refreshing aroma. Diffuse for 30 minutes at a time.


This could also be created as an aromatherapy inhaler, you would just need to add the drops of essential oils to a blank inhaler and assemble for use.

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trio Diffuser Blend

About the Author: Jenna Lee

Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, essential oils, and fun DIY recipes! I created as a place to share my oily experiences on my journey to use only natural products on my skin. I love EASY Natural Skin Care and Simple DIY Recipes… and I am always willing to share them with you here

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