From organic fruits and veggies to green clean products, most moms like to plan ahead for what their family needs to stay healthy and strong. That’s probably why I get this important question so often, “If I’m going all natural, which oils and products are the most important for me to start with?”
Of course, I suggest everyone start with one of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, which include 11 of Young Living’s most popular singles and blends. I talk about it more in my “How to Get Started” page. And there are just so, so many oils and oil-infused products to explore and try. However, there are a few oils, supplements, beauty products, and household cleaners that I consider must-haves for nearly every household. You may call these the “what next?” oils.
Which ones are these? Well, everyone has different needs, but here are my personal must-have-favorites to put on your next shopping list!
Essential Oil Must-Haves
Whether you’re stocking “Mom’s Survival Bag” or just trying to build a healthy sized stash, you’ll want to make sure you have the following oils and blends on hand at all times!
And be sure to keep reading because I have a plan that will help you stock your stash, even if you’re on a tight budget!
M-Grain Wonderful for relaxing me and soothing my head when we’ve had a chaotic day – specially when used in combination with peppermint!
Raven is very soothing when rubbed on the chest or diffused. Inhale deeply for best results. I diffuse this in our bedroom at night for enjoyable breathing. Often, I diffuse it in combination with rubbing RC on my chest.
Deep Relief comes in a roll on. I rub this blend on my shoulders and neck at night! Excellent for children’s normal “growing pains” and a must-have for those active in sports or exercise!
Geranium oil is a must-have for every household! Do your research to find out its many benefits!
Valor – Great to have on hand during child birth or before public speaking. This one comes in the starter kit, but is one most people need to refill pretty quickly!
Helichrysum – Gary Young’s favorite oil. He says if he could have only one oil, this would be it (my first choice would be frankincense!). Helps to smooth the appearance of scars.
Peace & Calming – Good for day-to-day tension or to help get settled for a good night’s sleep. My grand babies love this one! And it’s in the starter kit too!
Breath Again is a handy roll-on. Rub on chest, inhale, and enjoy!
Oregano – Includes the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol. Oregano, when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes. Oregano is an important ingredient in ImmuPower™ and a key oil in the Raindrop Technique®.
Vetiver – Calming and relaxing scent, and is a wonderful choice to help quiet an overactive or exhausted
mind. It’s woodsy aroma is also said to help to ease occasional anger or irritability, as well as for settling the mind before sleep. My husband nicknamed this my “psycho-chick oil.” I’ll try not to be insulted. Also, many people have had excellent results using the scent of this oil to help sensitive children who don’t do well in large crowds, or who need to learn to relax and pay attention.
Cedarwood – Wonderfully fresh, woody oil to diffuse in the home to help manage day-to-day chaos.
Dragon Time – This blend is a must for a household full of women, like ours! Helps ease conflict during challenging times of the month. Lady Sclereol is good too!
Progessence Plus – Helps to support all women, regardless of season of life!
Brain Power – Great for encouraging clear thinking – helps keep everyone focused. A good choice for homeschoolers!
Master Formula is a full spectrum, multinutrient complex, providing premium vitamins, minerals, and food-based nutriment to support general health and well-being. By utilizing a Synergistic Suspension Isolation process – SSI Technology – ingredients are delivered in three distinct delivery forms. Collectively, these ingredients provide a premium, synergistic complex to support your body.*
Essentialzymes-4 is a multi-spectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to aid the critically needed digestion of dietary fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates commonly found in the modern processed diet. The dual time-release technology releases the animal- and plant-based enzymes at separate times within the digestive tract, allowing for optimal nutrient absorption.
Life 5 – A high-potency probiotic, Life 5™ represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life 5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life 5 contains 10 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times.
OmegaGize³™ combines the power of three core daily supplements-omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). These supplements combine with our proprietary enhancement essential oil blend to create an omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement that may support general wellness. Used daily these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health.*
Super B™ is a comprehensive vitamin complex containing eight essential and energy-boosting B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. The complete B-vitamin profile in Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports the nervous system, aids in maintaining normal cardiovascular function, and helps with internal enzyme reactions.* With the new addition of B5, Super B now also assists with mood support.
NingXia Red is packed with antioxidants, this essential oil energy-infused beverage helps to support a
healthy immune system. Drink 2-4 oz. per day (sometimes I’ll drink a lot more!). I started using this when I got serious about healthy living! Can also be used to replace those nasty energy drinks. And they make great popsicles for the kids!
Inner Defense – Aids the body’s natural protective system.
ImmuPro – Help to support a normal immune response.
Sleep Essence – The name says it all!SleepEssence contains four powerful Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that have unique sleep-enhancing properties in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—SleepEssence is a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.
MindWise™ combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with a proprietary MindWise oil blend for a unique supplement that supports normal brain and heart function.* Harvested from the Peruvian Amazon, sacha inchi nuts are cold pressed to create a vegetarian oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and an unmatched percentage of desirable omega-3 fatty acids (α-Linolenic acid). Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and pure essential oils are added to complete the MindWise oil blend. The proprietary Memory blend features ALCAR, GPC, and bio-identical CoQ10, ingredients that have been studied for their beneficial health properties. Generous amounts of vitamin D3 and a unique delivery method create a premium supplement that supports normal memory function and overall cognitive and cardiovascular health.*
Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrated all-purpose household cleaner that can be used on floors, refrigerators, counter tops, windows, patios, and more!
Thieves Laundry Soap – This new, long-awaited laundry savior is good for 64 loads a bottle!
Thieves Dish Detergent – The cinnamon, clove, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus scent of the Thieves blend is not only good for spotless dishes, but it smells great!
Thieves Veggie Wash – Yes!
Thieves Hand Soap – Great for household use, as well as for gift-giving! (Refills available)
Thieves Hand Purifier – Look up the toxic ingredients in most hand sanitizers, and you’ll never use anything but Thieves Hand Purifier again!
Favorite Bath and Beauty Products
- ART Skin Care System
- Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste
- Thieves Mouthwash
- Sensation Moisturizing Lotion
- Sensation Massage Oil
- Rose Ointment
- Cool Azul (sports gel)
- Wrinkle Cream
- Wolfberry Eye Cream
- Sheerlume’ Brightening Cream
How to Budget for Oils and Natural Products
The most economical way to purchase essential oils is through Young Living’s Essential Rewards program. It doesn’t cost anything extra for wholesale members to join, and this way you get discounted shipping and earn points for FREE products each month. So, the best way to stock your stash is to first sit down and figure out a budget.
Here’s a neat oil-budgeting trick: Decide how much you’re willing and able to invest each month in your family’s health (only 50 pv – approximately $50 – is required to remain in the program). Once you’ve done that, start your “wish list.”
List all the oils you hope to have in your stash in the order you hope to have them. Check the prices, and plug them in to each month’s Essential Rewards order.
Whether you plan to budget $50.00 or $500.00 per month, remember, in the long run, a healthy family costs less money! And, if you practice a little “replacement buying”, you can earn even more products quickly!
Read “Five Ways to Afford Essential Oils”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.