How To Properly Use Essential Oils for Beginners

Best essential oils for beginners that can provide many awesome and natural benefits especially when used properly. They aren’t full of chemicals and you could actually make your own products with them which is nice. You know exactly what’s going into your products.

The Top 10 Essential Oils for Beginners

I have used essential oils for a long time in my DIY skincare and hair care routines. As a beginner, the best approach is to ease into the use of essential oils. If you do too much at once, you might get overwhelmed.

You might also not know what is working well for you or which oil is causing problems. This post looks at some of the most common essential oils and suggested ways of using them properly.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is ideal for acne. The oil works by helping with healthy cell regeneration. It is also helpful when dealing with dry skin and also keeps your skin plump. Also useful for people dealing with scars and stretch marks.

For application use your favorite moisturizer and pour about two drops and mix it up. Apply the mixture to your skin. Always do a test patch by putting a tiny bit on the back of your neck or on your wrist. If you start developing a rash avoid the oil altogether.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary is one of the essential oils for beginners, especially those dealing with thin brittle hair. It helps with the circulation of your scalp and improves hair growth. It’s also anti-bacterial and works to cleanse the scalp. Also useful to people struggling with dandruff.

One of the easiest ways of using it is with coconut oil. Take about two tablespoons of coconut oil and add about 3-4 drops of rosemary oil, mix everything up. Heat it up in the microwave and create a DIY hot oil treatment. Apply it to the hair and scalp and massage it in and leave it to do its work.  

Check out this post on how to properly use Rosemary Essential Oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Useful for people dealing with halitosis. You can apply peppermint essential oil directly on your tongue one to three drops a day.  It significantly reduces bad breath and just makes your mouth feel cleaner. However, if you fear feeling overwhelmed, you can pour water into a small glass and add a few drops.

Lavender Essential Oil

Helpful for people who get headaches or migraines regularly. The oil is known to be extremely calming. Take a little bit of the oil and put a drop on your wrist and rub it together.

Then take another drop and rub it behind your ears or on the temples. You can do this anytime you have a headache or right before you go to bed. The oil slows down your blood pressure and makes you chill out.

Lemon Essential Oil

Used to address cases of dandruff. Lemons are antiseptic antibacterial and they’re astringent. The lemon helps control oil production on your scalp.  

To apply, take a little squeeze bottle and put in a little amount of water about 3 ounces of water, and add about 10 drops of the lemon essential oil. Shake it properly and it’s ready for application.

You should be careful when using this mixture if you are a brunette, lemon can lighten your hair. Always conduct a test with some hair at the back of your head.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Useful if you want to get rid of acne scars, have a bug bite, or even chickenpox. To apply, take a little bit of olive oil and a couple of drops of tea tree oil then mix it well.

Take a little piece of cotton ball dip it in the oil and let it absorb and apply it directly to the blemish and let it sit for a while.

Tea tree helps with inflammation as well as with the itching.

Oregano Essential Oil

Ideal for persons dealing with sore throats. Oregano essential oil is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. When ingested, it helps to calm down sore throats without causing any burning sensation. Dilute it with water before consuming it.

Chamomile Essential Oil

Perfect for individuals with rashes and hives. It’s incredibly soothing and calming and keeps your skin from itching. You can apply it topically directly to the area that is itching be it your arm or leg.

Essential oils can be super aggressive for eczema and for psoriasis and can cause irritation. To be safe, do a test patch by putting a tiny bit on your wrist and observe for any reaction.

If you have bleeding gums, chamomile essential oil will also help. Mix some little amount of water with a few drops of the oil and swish it around with your toothbrush. Apply it directly to your gums.

Clove Essential Oil

Helpful to persons dealing with yeast infections, which can happen on your skin and look like white rashes as well as your mouth. To apply, take about a tablespoon of honey and add about three drops of oil and mix it well. Apply a small portion to your skin and let it sit before rinsing it off.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

If you’re dealing with a cold or the flu eucalyptus oil can help get rid of it. It’s antibacterial as well as antiseptic. It’s great for loosening up phlegm as well as clearing stuffy noses. To use, create a little steam bath by putting a few drops in steaming water in a bowl. Position your head above the steam and cover yourself with a towel.


Essential oils for beginners can help you address so many issues. Furthermore, you can incorporate them into different routines to enhance what is already working.

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