Oil of the Week: Thieves

To share my love of Young Living Thieves, I always start with a quick history lesson:

Thieves is a powerful blend inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves. These thieves/perfumers formulated a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals to rob those who had died from the Black Plague. They were caught red-handed, convicted of their crimes and sentenced to be burned at the stake. However, the judges were astonished that the robbers had not caught the Black Plague, and in exchange for a lighter sentence, the thieves revealed their secret … and were hanged instead. Ok, so it was a silver lining for the thieves, but their ingenuity led to one of Young Living’s most popular oils.

Thieves contains Clove (an immune stimulant), Lemon (to promote health), Cinnamon Bark (a powerful purifier), Eucalyptus Radiata (for respiratory support) and Rosemary (an antioxidant).

Thieves contains Clove (an immune stimulant), Lemon (to promote health), Cinnamon Bark (a powerful purifier), Eucalyptus Radiata (for respiratory support) and Rosemary (an antioxidant).

How to Use Thieves Every Day

#1 Apply to Your Feet

This is the easiest oil to use in the Premium Starter Kit. All you have to remember is to apply to the bottom of your feet every day. (Remember the tip from our recent Lavender post about applying essential oils to the bottom of the feet because the pores are the largest?)

And that’s it!

Thieves is great to support the immune system, so you never want to go a day without it. Of course there are many other ways to use Thieves, but this is the simplest way to get started using your essential oils every day.

When the air outside becomes crisp and the days start getting shorter, you know it’s time to stock up on Thieves. Trust me! You don't know how many calls I get each Winter from panicked moms who just used their last drop of Thieves. Lucky for them, I keep several extras around for just these types of emergencies. Don't run out of Thieves!

#2 Diffuse (Diffuse, Diffuse!)

I use this oil in my main room diffuser all day, every day. I love how it smells, but even better, I know that my family is protected from whatever icky's that they encounter during the day or bring home with them. I also travel with my diffuser, when I arrive at my hotel room, I start the diffuser with Thieves and leave for a few hours. When I return, my room smells great and I have security and peace of mind. I love to add Orange, Tangerine or Nutmeg in the diffuser with Thieves for a little variety.

More Ways to Use Thieves

Creative Carpet Freshener

Got musty smells? Use a sprinkle shaker, fill with 1 cup baking soda, add 5 drops of Thieves, combine well. Let mixture sit overnight, so the oil has a chance to absorb. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.

On-the-Go “Everything” Spray  

Make your own Thieves Spray and use it everywhere. I put about 10-15 drops in a 4oz glass spray bottle. I spray it in a smelly car, in stinky shoes, on public toilet seats, on linens and pillows, on remote controls, in restaurants, on shopping carts, in laundry baskets or trash cans. One member even said they use it on money.

Love the Blend? Check Out the Thieves Line

Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. If fact, Young Living has an entire line of Thieves Household Products and Personal Care Products. Everything from toothpaste to laundry soap. Be sure to check out all of the Thieves products so you can clean your home and have personal care products toxin free.

Thieves Vitality Tips

Thieves Vitality, same great essential oil blend, now bottled with a white label indicating that this oil can be used as a dietary supplement. I use this everyday to support healthy gums and teeth. I put one drop on my Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste. It makes my mouth feel so fresh, clean and healthy. I love the spicy flavor as well. It is also great as a mouthwash or to gargle to soothe mouth and throat.

Other uses for Thieves Vitality:

  • Add a drop to your daily NingXia Red shot.
  • Add 3-5 drops to a vegetable capsule with a fatty oil and swallow with water for overall wellness and immune support.
  • Add a drop to a cup of warm water, herbal tea or other hot drinks for a spicy zing.

Have any Thieves questions? Ask away in the comments! We’d love to help!


2015 Young Living Holiday Catalog: The Joy of GIVING

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? There are only 45 more days until Christmas, YIKES! But don’t worry, the Young Living Holiday Catalog has something for everyone on your list. Kids, pets, sports fans, busy moms, friends and even that really hard to buy for person on your list.

The Joy of Giving

Glass Water Bottle with 5ml Grapefruit

Water Bottle with Grapefruit Essential Oil

Everyone on your list can stay hydrated with this Young Living glass water bottle. Add a drop of Grapefruit Essential Oil for a refreshing twist. Use your glass water bottle on the go, at home, in the gym or at the spa.

Shop the Young Living glass water bottle, $19.75.

Kids Diffusers with 5ml KidScents® Sleepylze™

Kidscents Diffusers

All the kids on your list will love these diffusers. Choose from Dino Land or Dolphin Reef. These diffusers do triple duty as atomizers, aroma diffusers, and night-lights in one fun, simple-to-use product. The gift set comes with Sleepylze.™ Formulated especially for children, this blend has a calming and relaxing aroma, ideal for bedtime.

Shop the Dino Land Diffuser, $91.75.

Shop the Dolphin Reef, $94.75.

Massage Gift Set

Massage Gift Set

Give the gift of a home spa experience with the 2015 Massage Gift Set. It includes a 5ml Aroma Siez™ Essential Oil blend and a bottle of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex with pump in a beautiful ready-to-gift box. The set also includes instructions on how to give a basic back, hand and foot massage, plus a free download of peaceful music.

Shop the 2015 Massage Gift Set, $32.25.

Golf Gear

Golf Gear


This fun gift set is perfect for your favorite golfer. A box of NingXia Nitro will keep them alert, while 12 Young Living-branded golf balls and a new gym bag will get them ready for another year on the greens.

Shop the Gym Bag Kit - Golf Gear, $100.00.

Fitness Favorites Gym Bag Kit

Fitness Favorites Gym Bag Kit

Your fitness pals will be able to pack up all of their workout essentials in this Young Living gym bag. This set includes Cool Azul Sports Gel, and Breathe Again Roll-on. 

Shop the Fitness Favorites Gym Bag Kit, $100.00.

Power Pack Gym Bag Kit

Power Pack Gym Bag Kit

Work out anywhere with the strength training Power Pack. This set includes three high-quality resistance bands and BLM to support healthy joints, normal tissue health and cell function.

Shop the Gym Bag Kit - Power Pack, $100.00.

NingXia Red Gift Set

NingXia Red Gift Set

Give the gift of wellness with a bottle of NingXia Red. This powerful formula contains the super fruit wolfberry that has been touted for its health-supporting benefits. It is infused with Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils along with blueberry, aronia, cherry pomegranate and plum juices to deliver a whole-body nutrient infusion. This set comes in a sophisticated ready-to-gift box with two Young Living branded champagne flutes and an exclusive 5ml bottle of Red Shot essential oil blend.

Shop the 2015 NingXia Red Gift Set, $65.50. 

Animal Scents Gift Set

Animal Scents Gift Set

Don’t forget to add the furry family members to your list! Your four-legged friends need essential oils too! The Animal Scents Gift Set includes a fun yellow squishy ball and a 15ml bottle of T-Away essential oil blend, with a soothing scent formulated especially for pets.

Shop the Animal Scents Gift Set$23.75.

Wolfberry Tea Gift Set

Wolfberry Tea Gift Set

Share a warm mug of tea, and start your day off right with a delicious hot drink infused with the power of organic wolfberries. This set includes two exclusive Young Living branded mugs, 16-oz. bag of organic NingXia Red Dried Wolfberries and a recipe card.

Shop the 2015 Wolfberry Tea Set Price: $34.00. 

Collector’s Edition Roll-On Set

Collector's Edition Roll-On Set

This Collector's Edition set contains three of Young Living’s most popular blends in a convenient roll-on. Stress-Away, Breathe Again and Deep Relief are fitted with our unique roller fitment for easy application. Give as a set to one lucky person on your list or gift the roll-ons separately. 

Shop the 2015 Collector's Edition Roll-On Set, $73.25. 

Manuka Essential Oil 5ml

Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka is a shrub in the myrtle family and is indigenous to New Zealand. This warm and gentle fragrance is ideal to add to your favorite skin care products to support healthy-looking skin.

Shop Manuka Essential Oil, $35.75. 

Cool Azul Essential Oil Blend 15ml

Cool Azul Essential Oil Blend


Cool Azul blend combines 13 cooling essential oils, including Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Lavender, Copaiba, Blue Cypress, Elemi, Oregano, Vetiver, Caraway, Dorado Azul, and Niaouli. Cool Azul is ideal for use before, during and after physical activity.

Shop Cool Azul Essential Oil blend, $74.75.

Ceramic Diffuser with 5ml Christmas Spirit

Ceramic Diffuser with Christmas Spirit

Take the spirit of the season along with you everywhere you go. The ceramic diffuser can be used as a necklace, car diffuser, or ornament. Christmas Spirit is a sweet and spicy blend of orange, cinnamon and spruce that will remind you of the holiday season when you wear or diffuse this blend.

Shop the Ceramic Diffuser with 5ml Christmas Spirit, $27.25. 

Lip Balm Gift Set

Lip Balm Gift Set

Don’t forget the stocking stuffers! These Lip Balms are perfect for Winter weather. This set includes four Lip Balms in a reusable tote bag: Lavender, Cinnamint, Grapefruit and the holiday exclusive, Vanillamint.

Shop the Lip Balm Gift Set, $16.00.

Essence of the Season Essential Oils Collection

Essence of the Season

The beautiful Essence of the Season Essential Oils collection includes a 5ml Frankincense, 5ml Myrrh and 5ml Christmas Spirit, plus Frankincense and Myrrh resin. These precious spiritually uplifting aromas will remind you of holiday traditions.

Shop the Essence of the Season Essential Oil Collection, $74.75.

Thieves AromaBright, 5 Pack


This popular toothpaste is now available in 2oz. tubes. Perfect for the busy traveler on your list. Keep their smiles looking bright and holiday card-worthy. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

Shop the Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste 2.0 oz. - 5 pack: $28.00.

Resin Burner and Frankincense Resin

Resin Burner

Use the Resin Burner during quiet moments to transport your emotions to ancient lands. Simply place a few pieces of resin on the burner to take in the aromatic spirit of the desert and deepen your meditation with a sacred atmosphere.

Shop the Resin Burner, $32.75. 

Aria Diffuser

Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser

The Aria diffuser combines ultrasonic technology and beautiful aesthetics. It has a solid maple base and a glass dome with relaxing multicolored LED lights and a selection of soothing sounds. For the holiday, it comes with 5ml exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce.

Shop the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser, $225.00. 

Dewdrop Diffuser

Dewdrop Diffuser


Inspired by the elegance of a drop of morning dew, the Dewdrop is a humidifier, atomizer and aroma diffuser all in one. Up to four hours of continuous diffusion, automatic shut-off and ambient light control, the Dewdrop Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere. This comes with a 5ml exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce.

Shop the Dewdrop Diffuser, $63.75.



Start your day with a little Zyng! This is the perfect bubbly beverage to add to your festivities. This sparkling, essential oil-infused beverage is made with wolfberry puree and flavored with Lime and Black Pepper essential oils. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. With only 35 calories per can, this guilt-free spritzer invigorates the senses and delivers a splash of hydrating energy.

Shop the NingXia Zyng 12 pack, $39.75.

Slique Bars


Delicious and nutritious! Packed full of exotic fruits and nuts with Vanilla, Orange and Cinnamon essential oils. 

Shop Tropical Berry Crunch Slique Bars, $17.75.

Shop Chocolate-Coated Slique Bars, $17.75.

Oil Case

Oil Case Blue

Fill these oil cases with love and health this holiday season. This thoughtful and practical gift is perfect for your loved ones this year.

Shop your choice of Fuchsia, Blue, or Green 10-Oil Case, $16.00. 

Shop the 30-Oil Case, $37.25. Comes with a free 5ml bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Thieves-Infused Products

Thieves Products

Check out the entire line of Thieves products. Infused with the power of Thieves, containing Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Lemon, these natural, plant based cleaners and personal care products are the perfect gift for health-conscious people looking for chemical-free alternatives.

Shop all Thieves Natural cleaning products

Gift Bag Set and Wrapping Ribbon

Gift Wrapping

Make your gifts stand out with elegant white and gold gift bags and wrapping ribbon.

Shop Wrapping Ribbon 10 yards, $5.00.

Shop Gift Bag Set, $8.00.

Premium Starter Kit

Premium Starter Kit Holiday

This is the perfect starter kit for that special someone on your list. This kit includes a diffuser, 11 of Young Living’s most popular essential oils and other goodies they will be sure to love. The packaging is beautiful and by buying the starter kit bundle, the diffuser is FREE! Plus wholesale members SAVE 24% on all purchases.

Premium Starter Kit with DewDrop--$160

Premium Starter Kit with Bamboo--$160

Premium Starter Kit with Raindrop--$205

Premium Starter Kit with Aria--$225

I am happy to help you with your holiday order or if you are new to Young Living, you can get a Premium Starter Kit here. I love teaching people about essential oils, contact me with questions, orders, or information on how to become a member of the Tree of Life Team.

Dena Jones 501-626-1954 or dena.jones@gmail.com

Dena Jones, Young Living Silver Leader

Member #1410697



New Young Living Premium Starter Kit

After 20 Years We Are Just Getting Started...
— Travis Ogden, Young Living's chief operating officer, opening last week’s New Premium Starter Kit introductory meeting and special unveiling in Ft. Worth, TX.
Our favorite quote from the meeting was "I don't make it for a profit, I make it for a purpose." Gary Young

Our favorite quote from the meeting was "I don't make it for a profit, I make it for a purpose." Gary Young

Lindsey Barger (Young Living Executive Leader), Sabra Bland (Young Living Senior Star) and I (Dena Jones, Young Living Silver Leader) had the opportunity to attend the New Kit unveiling and we are excited to share all about:

  • the NEW Starter Kit
  • the new Love It? Share It! program
  • EO Magazine
  • AND your chance to win your very own bottle of R.C.

New Kit, New Look

Sleek new look, same world-leading quality.

Sleek new look, same world-leading quality.

First off, the new packaging is gorgeous! Young Living’s sleek new marketing – think Apple – matches our position as an essential oils world leader. I love the quote on the front of the box: "It's not a slogan—it's our calling."

A Peek Inside

When you open the box, you’ll see 10 oils on top. This part of the box is removable and has a display stand on the back, perfect for when you are sharing with friends, teaching a class or displaying them at a booth.

Underneath the oils, you’ll find:

  • 1 Stress Away (your 11th bonus oil)
  • 2 samples of Ningxia Red
  • 10 oil sample packets
  • 1 AromaGlide
  • 10 sample size oil bottles
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Cards
  • Member enrollment form

New Kit, New Labels

I also love the new labels. The front of the bottle contains a see-through window, and an oil level line on the back so you can easily see how much oil is left in the bottle. The label also includes a barcode for shipping purposes.

New bottle front with see-through window.

New bottle front with see-through window.

New bottle back, love the convenient oil level line!

New bottle back, love the convenient oil level line!

New Kit, New Oils

The starter kit contains 3 new oils:

  • R.C.
  • DiGize
  • Copaiba

These replaced Joy, Citrus Fresh and Tee Tree.

Premium Starter Kit Oils                                            

Here are the 11 oils in the new starter kit. 

Stress Away

This blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.


Known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils, Lavender is powerful and versatile. Its refreshing scent brings a sense of peace and harmony.


Peppermint's fresh, energizing aroma is highly regarded for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.


This species (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.


Cold pressed from the rinds of fresh, ripe lemons, Lemon has a pleasant and cheerful aroma. It can lift spirits, soothe troubled or oily complexions, and aid in digestive wellness and weight management. It is also great for cleansing and removing sticky residue. Use it to flavor food or your favorite recipe.


Unlike any other essential oil, copaiba is tapped directly from the tree, rather than being distilled. It is a powerful essential oil from South America that has traditionally been used to aid digestion and support the body's natural response to injury or irritation. Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.


Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products. When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function. It also includes Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system.


A blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint essential oil, PanAway is often used for massage. Rub PanAway essential oil blend on muscles to help alleviate stressed muscles or other physical discomforts.


An invigorating blend that includes three varieties of eucalyptus, R.C. is comforting when applied to chest, neck and throat.


This blend combines citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, and myrtle. Purification gained popularity for its ability to neutralize odors, soothe insect bites, and its crisp, refreshing aroma that helps calm, uplift, and refresh the mind. It is also an excellent choice to soothe skin.


Combining powerful essential oils traditionally used for digestive support, this proprietary blend contains ginger, anise, fennel, peppermint, tarragon, lemongrass, patchouli, lemongrass, and juniper essential oils. Use DiGize with every meal, to support a daily wellness regimen.

New Kit, New Flex Oils

In addition to these 11 oils, Young Living has selected 5 "Flex Oils." These oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations. This way the starter kit will always be available for purchase.

Here are the 5 Flex Oils:

Tee Tree

One of the gentlest essential oils available, it possesses powerful properties that are essential for the skin. It helps to moisturize and beautify the appearance of the skin.


AromaEase has a clean, nurturing scent that is calming and relaxing. It utilizes the powerful constituents found in ginger, cardamom, peppermint, fennel, and spearmint essential oils to help soothe occasional stress.


Lemongrass has a fresh, citrus-herb aroma traditionally used to support normal digestion. It is one of the most versatile essential oils. It can promote proper function of ligaments and tendons as well as proper lymph flow.

Citrus Fresh

Its sweet, fruity combination of orange, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit and spearmint make Citrus Fresh the perfect uplifting aroma. It supports the immune system and overall health while bringing about a sense of well-being, creativity, and feelings of joy. It is also a great addition to your favorite beverage.


Orange is high in antioxidants and supports a healthy immune system for overall well-being. Its sunny, sweet, and fruity aroma lifts the spirits while calming the body and mind. It is also a wonderful way to enhance the flavor of many foods and drinks.

New Kit, New Love it? Share it! Program

The Love it? Share it! program is a great new addition to the kit. There are three simple steps to get ready, get S.E.T. and go with Young Living.

  1. S-tart: Sign up as a wholesale member with a premium starter kit. Once you purchase your kit you have already begun this stage in your Young Living journey.
  2. E-ssential Rewards: Join our exclusive loyalty program to easily make our essential oil-infused solutions a part of your everyday lifestyle. 
  3. T-hree=Free: Share your love of essential oils with three friends and help them start their journey. You can earn at least $150 in commissions and bonuses, making your initial investment in the premium starter kit free!

The sample bottles and cards that are now included in the starter kit are a great way for you to start sharing with friends, family and co-workers. If you need additional samples order at www.younglivingGear.com.

I LOVE that I get to SHARE this new program with you.

I LOVE that I get to SHARE this new program with you.

I love the opportunity with Young Living to achieve Wellness with the essential oils and products they offer. I feel a sense of Purpose when I am sharing and helping others live a healthier, happier lifestyle, and I enjoy the Abundance available in building a team.

This new Love It? Share It! program makes it easier to help others on their journey to Wellness, Purpose and Abundance. The Young Living Roadmap included in the kit is another great tool. This outlines your journey to success, helps you get started on the right foot, set goals and reach your dreams!

New Kit, New Diffuser Options

Choose a Home Diffuser, Dewdrop Diffuser or Bamboo Diffuser. Diffuser choices mean you get exactly what you want.

Choose a Home Diffuser, Dewdrop Diffuser or Bamboo Diffuser. Diffuser choices mean you get exactly what you want.

Another new exciting feature of the New Premium Starter Kit? The Choose your Diffuser option. Once you select you kit, you will be able to choose a Home Diffuser, Dewdrop Diffuser or Bamboo Diffuser. You will also have the option to upgrade to an Aria Diffuser for an additional charge. This is another great idea to help members get exactly what they want.

New Kit, New Magazine

EO Magazine: Coming to news stands near you!

EO Magazine: Coming to news stands near you!

This introductory meeting had many surprises, and this last one is no exception. Young Living has partnered with a third party and will now include a copy of EO, the Essential Oils Magazine in every New Starter Kit. This magazine will initially be featured at Barnes & Noble and Hastings. This Fall you will be able to find this magazine in the grocery store check out line right next to People Magazine! And guess who the only advertiser in this magazine is? Young Living!

Existing Members: Pre-Order Now!

Are you ready to purchase your New Premium Starter Kit? Existing members can pre-order up to 5 kits before the official launch in June. There is a special ordering banner on the front page of the Virtual Office.

The R.C. Challenge: Comment for your Chance to WIN

Comment about R.C. for your chance to win your very own bottle!

Comment about R.C. for your chance to win your very own bottle!

Ed Dailey, RN, a featured speaker at the event, spoke about taking charge of our own health care. "Better health care, arises from better self care." He uses Young Living Essential Oils in integrated hospital care, and joked that he is in the "health" part of the health care field.

He gave all of us a challenge which I would like to pass on to you. He said that we should spend time on each oil and learn all that we can about it. Since we have 3 oils that are new to this kit as well as 3 flex oils that have not previously been featured in the starter kit, let's spend time over the next several months learning all that we can about these oils.

So here's the CHALLENGE: For the next month, learn all you can about R.C. What is in it, what is it used for? LEARN, LEARN LEARN! If you make a comment on the blog about R.C., you will be entered into a drawing to win a free bottle of R.C. Ready, go learn and comment!

Join Tree of Life Today

The three of us had a great time in Ft. Worth. If you have an opportunity to attend a Young Living corporate event, I would strongly recommend that you go. We offer classes every month and love teaching people about essential oils. If you would like to become of member of Young Living Essential Oils, you can join the Tree of Life team by clicking HERE!

Contact us:

Dena Jones, Young Living Silver Leader #1410697

501-626-1954 dena.jones14@gmail.com

Lindsey Barger, Young Living Executive Leader #1554654

501-454-0217 lindseybarger@gmail.com

Sabra Bland, Young Living Senior Star #1902094

501-837-1158 sbland64@yahoo.com

Top 10 Essential Oils to Survive a Deserted Island

Ok. Chances are you won’t be stranded on an island, but are you prepared to handle emergencies? FEMA recommends that we have basic supplies – food, water, first aid kit, flashlight, battery-powered radio, and medications – on hand necessary to survive for at least 72 hours. I suggest that we all also need an emergency oil kit

Emergency Kit Guidelines

Your well-stocked emergency kit is an essential piece of your family's preparedness for whatever comes your way.

Your well-stocked emergency kit is an essential piece of your family's preparedness for whatever comes your way.

In an emergency, we may not have time to have oils shipped to our doorstep from Young Living. Instead, they should be with you at all times. Here are a few guidelines:

  • Create an on-the-go first aid kit for your car, purse or diaper bag.
  • Keep a kit easily accessible in your home.
  • Ensure your emergency oils bottles are full, you may need them to last several days.

Top 10 Emergency Kit Essential Oils

Be prepared with your emergency oil kit.

Be prepared with your emergency oil kit.

1. Lavender

Claim to Fame: Known as the "Swiss Army Knife" or "Mother" of essential oils, lavender can be applied to cuts, scrapes, cold sores, insect bites, rashes or acne to soothe and cleanse. It also encourages proper immune response to histamines.

Quick Tips: Diffuse, add to Epsom salt bath, or apply topically to promote relaxation and restful sleep.

2. Lemon

Quick Tips: Add lemon to an Epsom salt bath to accelerate detoxing. Use on surfaces to help clean and sanitize. Add to water to help cleanse impurities.

3. Peppermint

Claim to Fame: Peppermint helps relieve, relax and soothe tired, overworked muscles. It may help with headaches or pain.

Quick Tips: Use in an empty capsule with carrier oil to help support normal digestion. Apply to back of neck for cooling and refreshing relief.

4. Copaiba

Claim to Fame: Copaiba supports healthy joint and cartilage function.

Quick Tip: Use to amplify the intensity of other oils.

5. Helichrysum

Claim to Fame: Helichrysum supports circulatory health and has restorative properties.  

6. Frankincense

Claim to Fame: Frankincense may help promote emotional well-being and healthy lung function.

7. Oregano

Claim to Fame: One of the most powerful and versatile essential oils, oregano contains strong immune-enhancing support and antioxidant properties. It also helps support the respiratory system.

8. Clove

Claim to Fame: Clove contains high amounts of eugenol which may support the body’s natural defenses and natural response to stress. It may also support healthy oral care.

9. Lemongrass

Claim to Fame: One of the most versatile essential oils, lemongrass promotes the proper function of ligaments and tendons. It can help with proper lymph flow and may support the digestive system.

10. Thieves

Claim to Fame: Inspired by the legend of 15th century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination of essential oils to rob those who had died of the black plague, thieves may support a healthy immune system.

Other oils to consider adding to your emergency kit: Trauma Life, Aroma Life, DiGize, Melrose, RC, Purification, Wintergreen

First Aid Kit Quick Reference Guide

Print this list out and add it to your kit! Until you are familiar with using essential oils you will probably forget what to use, especially in stressful situations. Helpful Hint: Grab Stress Away first, calm down, and get help if needed.

  • Cuts & Scrapes—Lavender, Purification, Melrose, Frankincense, Tea Tree
  • Digestive Support—Peppermint, DiGize, Ginger
  • Insect Bites & Stings—Lavender, Thieves, Purification, PanAway
  • Splinter—Thieves, Lavender
  • Sprains & Strains—Peppermint, PanAway, Wintergreen, Copaiba, Lemongrass
  • Allergy Support—Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Purification
  • Headache—Peppermint, PanAway, Stress Away
  • Panic/Anxiety—Lavender, Stress Away, Frankincense
  • Water Purification—Lemon
  • Bleeding—Helichrysum, Cistus, PanAway
  • Gum/Teeth Health—Clove, Thieves, Tea Tree
  • Respiratory Support—R.C., Frankincense, Lemon, Raven, Eucalyptus
  • Broken Bones—Wintergreen, PanAway

Pop Quiz: Preparedness Knowledge

Time's up! The answer is make your emergency oil kit today.

Time's up! The answer is make your emergency oil kit today.

Time to put your preparedness knowledge to the test!

  1. What oil would you put on a broken bone?
  2. If someone had a severe cut, what oil could you use?
  3. What oil would be good to support your immune system?
  4. If you sprain your ankle, what oil would you use?
  5. If you had tooth pain and could not get treatment immediately what oil could help?
  6. If you had a cough, what oil could you try to soothe it?
  7. What oil would be good for mood support?
  8. If you hurt your back, what oil would be good to put on it?

Last question: what’s in your emergency kit? Let me know in the comments!

I love teaching people about essential oils! If you have questions or need help with the answers to the quiz, I’ll be happy to help. Contact me at 501-626-1954 or dena.jones14@gmail.com. And don’t forget to join the Tree of Life team by clicking HERE!

Have a great day!

Dena Jones, Young Living Silver Leader #1410697