5 Essential Oil Starter Kit Recipes & Blends

Have you just purchased a new essential oil starter kit? Or maybe you’re navigating the dozens of companies that offer these amazing products.

When first entering it, aromatherapy can be a complicated world. Not only are there more than a hundred different oils, you have to figure out which ones you’d like to start with and what you plan on using them for.

Let’s face it, it’s no easy task.

In this article, you’ll learn about the common types of starter kits – including the single oils and blends that typically come with them – and recipes to try once you’ve received your kit.

Types of Essential Oil Starter Kits

If you’re just getting started with essential oils, you have a number of options. First, you have to figure out which company to purchase from.

Ultimately, the industry gives you two options: a direct-to-consumer company or a direct sales company (where buy through a consultant). Some of the more popular brands include:

  • Direct-to-consumer company: Aura Cacia, Mountain Rose Herbs, and Edens Garden
  • Direct sales company: doTERRA and Young Living

Companies like doTERRA and Young Living are notorious for selling larger kits comprising both single oils and blends. Other companies typically offer smaller kits comprising a few of the most popular oils. To keep things simple, we’ll give some generic examples of what a kit might include.

1. Basic Kit

  • One bottle of lavender
  • One bottle of peppermint
  • One bottle of lemon

2. Standard Kit

  • One bottle of lavender
  • One bottle of peppermint
  • One bottle of lemon
  • One bottle of eucalyptus
  • One small bottle of frankincense
  • One small bottle of oregano
  • One small bottle of ylang ylang

3. Premium Kit

  • One bottle of lavender
  • One bottle of peppermint
  • One bottle of lemon
  • One bottle of eucalyptus
  • One bottle of frankincense
  • One bottle of oregano
  • One bottle of eucalyptus
  • One bottle of ylang ylang
  • One bottle of “stress” blend
  • One bottle of “weight management” blend
  • One bottle of “pain reduction” blend
  • One stationary diffuser
  • And more….

Start Kit RecipesBlends and Recipes For Your EO Starter Kit

Many of the higher-end starter kits already come with blends. But if you purchase a more basic kit, most likely it only contains single oils.

When getting started with essential oils, many people are hesitant to spend more money on a bunch of blends. Thankfully, all it takes is a few oils to create your own blends.

Below are our favorite essential oils diffuser recipes you can create with your starter kit. Just fill your diffuser with water to the specified line, and then add in the oils.

Note: if you are using a two- or three-oil blend, you can apply topically by combining one drop of each with a carrier oil.

1. Stress Blend

Need to relax after a long day of work? Are the kids driving you batty? Apply this blend:

  • 4 drops of lavender
  • 3 drops of frankincense

2. Energy Blend

Struggling to keep your eyes open and yearning for a midday snooze? Diffuse this in your home or office space:

  • 3 drops of peppermint
  • 3 drops of orange
  • 2 drops of lemon

3. Sleep Blend

Suffer from insomnia or the occasional bout of restlessness? Get sleepier Zzz’s with this blend:

  • 3 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of vetiver, bergamot, or ylang ylang (depending on what your kit comes with)

4. Cold Blend

Have a sore throat? Are your chest and sinuses filled with congestion? Breathe easier with this blend:

  • 3 drops of peppermint
  • 3 drops of lemon
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus

5. Mood Blend

Suffer from depression or the unexpected mood swing? Lift your mood with this blend:

  • 3 drops of orange
  • 3 drops of lemon
  • 2 drops of cinnamon

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