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7 Essential Oils You Need, Pronto

It’s true—good things come to those who wait. And while we recognize that patience is a virtue, the whole being patient thing takes forever. If you’ve been waiting to learn more about lesser-known oils like Manuka and Palmarosa before dipping into their oily drops, your patience has paid off!

Today we give you permission to set your patience aside so you can dive right in to these seven oils. Each bottle boasts an impressive list of benefits. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself promptly adding every oil to your monthly order.

Sometimes being patient is highly overrated.

Without further ado, here are seven essential oils you need to add to your collection. And pronto.

Shutran essential oil blend

Composed of Cedarwood, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Lemon, Shutran® is one of Young Living’s top-selling essential oil blends. In fact, this blend is so beloved that we turned it into a complete line of products for men. Specifically formulated to boost feelings of confidence, Shutran has a clean and woodsy aroma.

bottle of Shutran essential oil blend

How to use Shutran:

  • Wear its bold, empowering fragrance as cologne by putting a drop on each wrist.
  • Make a body spray with 20 drops Shutran, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, and 2 ounces distilled water.
  • Add it to a car vent diffuser for a better-than-new car smell.

Palmarosa essential oil

Why you need it:

bottle of Palmarosa essential oilPalmarosa is a garden gem. Its scent captures that grassy-yet-floral smell of a backyard in bloom. Palmarosa pairs well with floral and herbaceous oils like Clary SageGeranium, and Helichrysum.

How to use it:

  • Give your outdoor gathering some EO gusto. Diffuse Palmarosa with Citronella around porch swings and barbecues to add a touch of sweet earthiness to your get-together.
  • Substitute in a snap! If a diffuser blend calls for Rose essential oil and you don’t have it handy, grab Palmarosa instead.
  • Energize an especially exhausting day. Diffuse Palmarosa with Peppermint before a big meeting, mid-carpool, or after a super long study session for a natural—and much needed—aromatic pick-me-up.

Spearmint essential oil

Why you need it:bottle of Spearmint essential oil

Spearmint is your super fresh friend, but don’t be fooled by its minty-sweet scent. That gentle, fresh aroma is a force to be reckoned with and banishes bad odors better than that breezy over-the-counter room spray.

How to use it:

  • Counteract last night’s curry. Get rid of stale smells by diffusing Spearmint with Eucalyptus Radiata in your kitchen and dining areas.
  • Refresh your rooms. Put a few drops on your air filters when you change them to fill the entire house with Spearmint’s bright, stimulating aroma.
  • Lighten up your linen closet. Add 3 drops of Spearmint to a cotton ball and stash it out of sight.

Cardamom essential oil

Why you need it:bottle of Cardamom essential oil

Cardamom essential oil is a massage master. A member of the Ginger family, Cardamom adds an element of coziness with its warm, spicy aroma . Whether you use it on its own or combine it with other oils we love for taming tense muscles, Cardamom is a must for at-home massages.

How to use it:

  • Fend off a food coma. Dilute with carrier oil and rub your stomach after a big meal. For extra comfort, add Peppermint or DiGize® while you rub.
  • Spoil yourself silly. Treat your feet to an indulgent foot rub by adding a drop or two of Cardamom to your favorite foot cream. Finish up the pampering with a good book, a soft blanket, and a warm beverage.
  • Give muscles—and your screen—a break. Combine Cardamom with Raven™ and V-6 and gently rub into your neck and shoulders after a long day looking at your smartphone or tablet.

Palo Santo essential oil

Why you need it:bottle of palo santo essential oil

Palo Santo is your grounding guru. Often used in meditation, this uplifting fragrance is a must when searching for moments of balance and focus. Gotta get your Zen on? Grab a bottle of Palo Santo!

How to use it:

  • Inhale inspiration. Close your eyes, hold the bottle to your nose, and breathe in the balsamic, woodsy fragrance.
  • Find your inner flower child. Diffuse Palo Santo with Patchouli and Lavender. Bonus points if do it while flashing peace signs and building a daisy chain necklace.
  • Clear the air. Combine 10 drops Palo Santo with 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Spritz in the bathroom or throughout the house when a cleansing atmosphere is calling your name.

German Chamomile essential oil

Why you need it:bottle of german chamomile essential oil

German Chamomile is a connoisseur of comfort. Chamomile is synonymous with tranquility, so it’s no surprise this oil’s calming aroma helps create feelings of peace and patience. Prefer something fruitier? Try Roman Chamomile, the sweet cousin with an apple-like scent.

How to use it:

  • Collect your calm. Apply to chest or temples, breathe deeply, and just let go.
  • Make time for maximum relaxation. Add German Chamomile to massage oil and experience the best back massage of your life.
  • Soothe the soul. Diffuse German Chamomile with Lavender and Tangerine when you want to create a calm and comforting atmosphere.

Clove essential oil

Why you need it:bottle of clove essential oil

Want more help around the house? Look no further than Clove. This essential oil is a true cleansing companion and one of the main ingredients in our Thieves® blend and Thieves Household CleanerWarm and cozy aroma aside, Clove knows how to help you get your house spick and span!

How to use it:

  • Spruce up your surfaces. Make a DIY cleaner with 1 cup water, ½ cup apple cider vinegar, and 10 drops Clove. Spray before wiping down walls, doorknobs, and countertops.
  • Greet guests with a warm welcome. Diffuse Clove with Orange and Lemon for a soft, citrusy scent that says, “Stay a while.”
  • Perk up the place. Drop a few drops down your garbage disposal or add to your laundry soap to spread the spicy scent throughout your home.


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