Updated: Oct 11, 2022
We get asked a lot which oils are our must haves beyond the kit. We get it - it can be totally overwhelming to decide what oils to try. Our product catalog is HUGE! Which is amazing, but also a little overwhelming. So -- here are our top choices for oils & products that make an AMAZING addition to your Premium Starter Kit
Have you looked at those 2 little red packets that came with your starter kit and wondered - what in the world is Ningxia Red??? In those little packets is a crazy-awesome, super antioxidant drink with loads of healthy goodness. And it tastes sooooo good too! Ningxia Red is a powerhouse of antioxidants. Not only does it contain some of the highest rated antioxidant fruits on the ORAC scale (Hello, Ningxia wolfberries!), but it also has orange, tangerine and lemon essential oil in it too. Did you know that your favorite Young Living citrus oils contain a powerful antioxidant called D-limonene? Google D-limonene health benefits and be amazed!
THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
YL has an entire line of Thieves products from hand soap and laundry detergent to toothpaste, but hands down my favorite Thieves product is Thieves Household Cleaner. It stretches FOREVER and is so versatile and useful. Thieves Household Cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant‐based cleaner containing Thieves essential oil blend plus additional therapeutic‐grade lemon oil for extra cleaning power. This is an is an all-in-one cleaning product that will replace most of your household cleaners. And it is. THE. FREAKING. BEST. Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrate. For most all-purpose cleaning, dilute 30 parts of water to 1 part of Thieves Household Cleaner. That breaks down to one 64 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate = about 128 all-purpose spray bottles (30 oz. each) for about 88 cents a bottle. That’s cheaper than most all-natural cleaners on the market! Woohoo!
This roll-on from YL is perfect to keep in your purse or gym bag! It includes essential oils such as Peppermint, Wintergreen, Dorado Azul, and Helichrysum and is super convenient to whip out when your muscles are feeling overworked or your head isn't feeling quite right. Peppermint and Wintergreen provide a refreshing, cooling sensation. I tend to carry my stress in the back of my neck, so I like roll this on my neck muscles while huffing stress away to combat the tension.
It is seriously the happiest smell in the world! It is SO uplifting and perfect for calming your nerves!! I find that if there’s an oil I don’t love the smell of, combining it with Orange instantly makes it better! And like it’s citrus cousin, Lemon, it’s high in the constituent limonene, making it an excellent option for cleansing bodily systems and giving it some serious antioxidant power. Orange oil is also a natural smile brightener - just add a drop to your toothpaste and brush away! (Note: some people worry that using citrus oils on your teeth will wear down your enamel, but the oils are cold pressed from the RIND of the fruit and are pH neutral, as opposed to coming from the juices which are acidic.)
I can’t describe my love for Valor to you - it’s like my BFF. As the name would indicate, it was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence, and self-esteem. It’s also been known to help keep our bodies in alignment and balanced. We also like to diffuse this at night to help quiet our minds for a restful night of sleep. One time, Valor went out of stock for over an entire year due to crop constraints and I had to hoard it and use it sparingly. As much as I was saddened not to be able to get my favorite oil, I fell in love with Young Living even more because of their decision to not waiver on their standards of quality (even though they lose a TON of money when valor is out of stock). Long story short, they have reformulated Valor and it's back and better than ever! Woohoo!
The name sort of says it all. Who couldn’t use a bit more peace & calming in their life, RIGHT?!? This blend promotes relaxation and sense of emotional well-being. It can also be great for calming overactive kids. I love diffusing this one about an hour before bedtime to wind everyone down and get them ready for a night of restful sleep.I also use this one (along with Lavender) in our ‘Monster Spray’ that I put on my kids pillows and blankets before bed. They think it’s protecting them from the boogeyman, while I’m doing a happy dance because, in reality, it’s just gonna knock them out ;)
Cedarwood is super versatile and has been used in medicine and aromatherapy for centuries in countries like Egypt and Tibet. It’s another oil that stimulates the pineal gland, helping with melatonin production. We love to diffuser this with lavender before bedtime to promote restful sleep. It’s also really great for your skin and hair! Many of your fellow oilers add this one to their shampoo/conditioner (1 drop per fluid ounce) or in their Mermaid Spray.
The recipe for Mermaid Hair is as follows:
-2 oz. spray bottle -15 drops Lavender -15 drops Cedarwood -15 drops Rosemary
Fill with half distilled water, half alcohol-free witch hazel Spray on your roots a couple times a day (wet or dry)!