Ten Starter
Essential Oils

Are you just starting out with essential oils and aromatherapy?

If so then these ten starter essential oils are a great place to start.

They include aromatherapy enhancements for all body systems consisting of the following types of essential oils: flower, wood, leaf, spice, and citrus and are extremely versatile for your body systems.

I will briefly go over these ten starter essential oils, if you want more information on each oil you can go on and study more about them on their page in the individual oil section.

These ten starter essential oils will help you get started with out getting overwhelmed with all the choices and you can still have an excellent variety of essential oils that you can do a lot with.

These basic ten essential oils are in no way the only ones you could choose to start out with. They are just some that give a good variety and would be a good starting place. But you can choose any you would want to start out with.

I have also introduced you to some good Essential Oil Starter Kits with links to where you can get them.

There is a basic aromatherapy and essential oil starter kit that includes nine of these basic ten essential oils in their basic ten essential oil kit. There are also essential oil starter kits for the medicine cabinet, women, baby, relaxation, invigoration, and citrus oils.

Let's get starting learning a little about these
ten basic starter essential oils.


The first starter essential oils we are going to look at is Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
This oil is one of the rare cedarwood species from Morocco.
It is a versatile, all-purpose oil that assists as a astringent and cleaning agent in your body.
Is an exhilarating tonic for the scalp and face, helps with dandruff and acne.
Can also be used for soothing muscle rub.
For the respiratory tract it helps expel mucous.
Use for kidney and bladder infections and cystitis.
Can be used to address the Circulatory, Respiratory, and Urinary Systems and also the Skin.




The next one in the starter essential oils is Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
This oil is valuable for emotional and physical imbalances.
Emotionally it is beneficial for the nervous system: helping with stress, anxiety, and depression.
Physically it aids deep muscular pains.
It can help relieve sore throats and hoarseness with its calming and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Helps relieve PMS and menstrual pain and prevent hot flashes.
It can help to calm indigestion.
Use it for acne, inflammation and dandruff.
Can be used to address the Nervous, Muscular, Digestive, and Urinary Systems and the Skin.


Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Can be used as an astringent while easing muscle spasms.
A facial tonic for oily skin.
Works well in a deodorant.
It supports the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Great to use to prevent colds from gettng a hold, at the first sign of a sore throat or runny nose use in a massage on the throat.
Helps to stop bleeding.
Use for hot flashes (combine with clary sage).
Helps stop excessive fluid loss -whether excessive perspiration, sweaty feet,runny nose or other.
Is a nice fragrance for use in bath and skin care products.
Can be used to address the Circulatory, Muscular, and Respiratory Systems. This is a good oil to include in your ten starter essential oils.

Click here to find out more information on Cypress Essential Oil.


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
One of the most cleansing essential oils.
Diffuse in a room to support the respiratory system especially during an illness.
Works wonders for coughs, colds, and flu.
Use to reduce fever.
Can help promote feelings of health and well-being.
Use around your house to disinfect and in the laundry for dust mites.
Can be used to address the Lymphatic (Immune) and Respiratory Systems and the Skin and for disinfecting around the house so it is a great one to include in your ten starter essential oils.

To find out more about Eucalyptus Essential Oil click here.


Geranium (Pelargonium odorantissiumum)
A rose like sent that is romantic and also practical, and helps with feelings of emotional security.
Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it useful oil to keep on hand.
Its really good for chapped skin and lips(mix with chamomile and lavender).
Use for frostbite,(combined with clove).
A good oil to soothe chilblains and help them disappear.
Aids in achieving an overall feeling of peace and health.
Works really good for depression.
Enhances skin tone.
Use in insect repellants.
Can be used to address the Circulatory and Nervous Systems and the Skin.

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That is the first five of the basic starter essential oils,
now lets go over the last five.


Lavender (Lavandula vera)
Its clean, fresh scent encourages feelings of exhilaration or relaxation.
Helps with healing wounds and reduces scaring.
Can help with headaches as it calms you.
Soothes tired muscles.
Helps you sleep restfully.
Keep a bottle in your kitchen as it works great on burns.
Can be used to address the Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Lymphaatic (Immune), Muscular, and Nervous Systems and the Skin.


Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Its invigorating aroma enhances alertness, memory, and mental clarity while erasing mental fatigue.
Use for any kind of shock or stress situation. Inhale some ond it will help you calm down to deal with the situation.
Aids in soothing a sore throat, fighting a cold or flu by stimulating the lymphatic system and kills germs while helping to expel mucous.
Works great for stomach ache, gas, nausea, motion sickness and morning sickness.
Helps relax tense, tight muscles.
Aids in relief of headache pain.
Can be used to address the Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Lymphatic (Immune), Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, and Skeletal Systems.

To find out more about Peppermint Essential Oil click here.


Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Can assist the body in boosting the immune system.
Can enhance your mood and soothe the spirit giving feelings of joy.
Works great as a room disinfectant during illness.
Use to heal mouth ulcers.
Enhances the condition of the skin. Can help with dry skin and also help clear up acne.
Because of its bactericidal and antiseptic qualities use it when you are coming down withe a cold or flu, it lifts your mood and also kills the germs.
Aids in digestion.
Use it to help reduce fever.

Can be used to address the Circulatory, Digestive, Lymphatic (Immune), Muscular, Nervous, and Respiratory Systems and the Skin.


Tea Tree
A very agressively anti-microbial oil that helps sustain the body’s ability to address bacterial, fungal, and viral infections very effectively but is a very mild oil.
Good for a number of application, it is a very versitile essential oil.
You can use it on toenail fungus, athlete's feet, herpes, yeast infections, skin infections, ingrown toenails, toothaches, abcesses, infected gums, wart removeal, bug bites, cold sores, wounds, ear infections, ringworm, dandruff, burns, lice, and much more.
Supports and strengths many of the bodies systems including the Lymphatic (Immune), Respiratory, and Urinary Systems and the Skin.


Wild Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Is a stimulant physically and mentally.
Add a few drops to your morning shower gel and you won't need that cup of coffee to get going.
Helps soothe aching muscles from sprains.
May enhance your memory.
Soothes feelings of nervous exhaustion.
Aids in the relief of headache pain.
Can be used for help with feeling of depression.
Use for coughs, colds,, and flu.
Good to use for intetinal infections and diarrhea.
Helps relieve stomach pains and gas.
Use to treat dandruff or get rid of lice.
Can be used to address the Circulatory, Digestive, and Nervous Systems.

Click here to find out more about Rosemary Essential Oil

Be sure to find a good carrier oil to dilute your basic ten essential oils in. I like to use a combination of pure expeller and cold-pressed oils from grapeseed, safflower, primrose, and apricot kernel. It is really nice on your skin. Experiment and see which carrier oils you like best, use a single oil or a combination. To find out more about carrier oils so you can decide which you might like to use click here.

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I really like the products from "Mountain Rose Herbs" they have the freshes dried herbs and a really good selection of pure organic essential oils, and you can't find a company with better business practices. They have five different starter kits so you can experiment with the benefits of these oils without as much cost. They all come with printed usage guidelines onthe back of the liner tray.

Get the Starter Kits Here

Classic Kit
An excellent beginner's kit that features the world's most renowned and popularly used essential oils in one convenient sampler. Includes an extra bottle with a glass dropper for experimentation and six (1/4 ounce) bottles - all certified organic oils: Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree. These are great starter essential oils to experiment with.

Favorites Kit
A unique collection of the favorites of the staff of Mountain Rose Herbs. A great introduction into aromatherapy. Contains a six 1/8-ounce vial: organic Lavender, Clary Sage, organic Basil, organic Geranium, organic Orange, organic Ylang Ylang; and two 1/24-ounce vials: organic Roman Chamomile and organic Bulgarian Rose. This is another one that has different starter essential oils .

Lovers Kit
A most intoxicating sampler created specifically to incite feelings of love, passion and attraction with sensuous and arousing aromas sure to kindle flames! Contains ive 1/8 ounce vial: organic Clary Sage, organic Ylang Ylang, organic Palmarosa, organic Sandalwood, organic Patchouli, and a 1/24 ounce of our Chinese Rose

Rose Kit
Rose essential oil is specific for women and has proven useful for stress, nerves, nausea and as an aphrodisiac. A wonderful way to sample some of the the most precious and elusive and most popular Rose varieties from around the world. Contains: Three 1/24-ounce vials of true Bulgarian, Turkish, and Chinese Rose oil.

This one is designed for particular healing and therapy and is best for those with a basic to intermediary knowledge of aromatherapy.
Chakra Kit
Seven aromatherapy oil blends specially created to correspond with our seven chakras. These oils are specifically used for meditation, yoga and spiritual practice and are best used for specific practices. Our Chakra oils are blended from 100% pure and unadulterated essential oils. Set of seven 1/24 ounce blended Chakra Oils

You can get these essential oil starter kists
from Mountain Rose Herbs here.

From Nature With Love starter essential oils kits .

Another a good one for beginners. It is a Basic Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Starter Kit
It includes the book The Aromatherapy Companion by Victoria Edwards plus two 8 oz bottles of carrier oils and ten 1/4 ounce bottles of the more commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy for first aid and general illnesses.
The Carrier Oils included are fractioned coconut oil and peach kernel oil.
Their ten starter essential oils are Cypress, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Orange, Ylang Ylang, and Tea Tree.
This kit has the same ten starter essential oils that we went over on this page except that it has Ylang Ylang instead of Cedarwood.

You can purchase this basic ten essential oil starter kit here.

Then there is this one which is called the Medicine Cabinet Starter Kit
It includes six essential oils (four 1/2 oz. and two 1/4 oz) and 5 carrier oils (four 1 oz. and one 16 oz.)that are good for cuts, burns, bruises, bites, stings, colds, viruses, fervers, sunburn, headaches, cold sores, and toothaches. They can be used to make first aid sprays and balms.
The carriers are Arnica oil, St Johns Wort oil, Calendula oil, Emu oil, and fractioned Coconut oil.
The essential oils: Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Clove, and Ravensar.

You can purchase the medicine cabinet starter kit by clicking here.

AStarter Essential Oils Kit for Women
This kit contains the book Aromatherapy for Women by Maggie Tisserand and includes twelve essential oils (one 1/16 oz. and eleven 1/4 oz. bottles) that are commonly used to support the health and well beging of women plus three 8 oz. bottles of carrier oils.

The Carrier Oils are Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, and Peach Kernel oil.
Essential oils of Rose, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Rosewood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang.

You can find the essential oil starter kit for women here.

Essential Oil Kit for Baby
This kit includes 1/4 oz Mandarin, 1/4 oz Lavendula, 1/4 oz Roman Chamomile diluted in Sunflower oil and 8 oz of Watermelon Seed oil. Get the baby kit here.

Citrus Essential Oil Kit
Includes 1/4 oz bottles of cold pressed Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine and steam distilled Mandarin, Petigrain, Pink Grapefruit, White Grapefruit, and Yuza. This is a good starter essential oils kit if you are interested in the citrus oils. Get the Citrus kit here.

Here is a Essential Oil Invigoration Kit that is great for reviving the spirit and stimulating the mind.
With a 16 oz bottle of fractionated Coconut carrier oil and seven 1/2 oz bottles of the following essential oils - Peppermint, Rosemary, White Grapefruit, Lime, Juniper Berry, Cypress, and Bergamot.

Get this Invigoration essential oil kit here.

How about a kit to help you relax? This Essential Oil Relaxation Kit includes essential oils known to hlep relieve stress and tension.
It has a 16 oz bottle of fractionated coconut carrier oil and 1/4 oz bottles of the following essential oils - Lavender, Mandarin, Geranium, Clary Sage, Petitgrain and a 1/4 oz bottle of Roman Chamomile diluted in Sunflower Oil.

Buy this relaxation kit by clicking here.

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