The essential oils I use most

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I love trying new essential oils, but over the years I've noticed that I still tend to reach for the same bottles over and over again. These are the oils I use most frequently!

favorite essential oils + their uses
Tea tree is missing because I'm out. Boo! You get the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚


Lavender oil is really helpful for managing anxiety, but I also just love the way it smells so I use it my laundry and cleaning recipes a lot. Lavender oil is also soothing for minor burns and one of the most versatile oils there is.

Tea Tree

I use tea tree oil for acne when I need to, as well as for a ton of first aid purposes. It's antibacterial and antifungal so it's really helpful whenever you need toย seriouslyย clean something!


I have never used peppermint more than I do now that I live in a 107 year old house!! It repels unwanted pests like spiders and mice. It's also awesome to have on hand for headaches and nausea, though I usually just drink peppermint tea in those cases.


Rosemary oil offers fabulous immune support AND is beneficial for most skin and hair types. I like to use it inย facial oil.


Another old-house favorite, this one is said to help keep rodents away. I dilute it with hemp oil for dusting!

What are your favorite essential oils?


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86 Responses

  1. Amanda Roe

    My favorite essential oil is geranium! I love how it helps me feel balanced and calm ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. jo n

    My favorite eo is lavender. I have used it for sooooo many years for headaches. I carry a 1 dram bottle with me in case I need it.

  3. Leslie Shirkey

    I LOVE Lavender and Vanilla. They help me get sleep. I have PTSD and sleep is very hard, plus surgical menopause 34yrs old. I rely on them

  4. Tracy Spangler

    My favorite essential oil is tea tree oil. I use it in so many things- homemade deodorant, toothpaste, sinus infections and cleaning the house. It was my gateway essential oil- tea tree led me to learn so much about other essential oils! Thanks!

    • Kylie

      Same here! I used tea tree oil to clear up my acne and then got HOOKED on essential oils. The rest is history. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Willette Mitchell

    Lavender and peppermint! Both help me relax when I’m stressed or when I’m sleeping, but with peppermint I add it to my hair condition! My scalp just feels so refreshed and clean after using peppermint!

  6. Alexis

    I would have to say that my favorite essential oil is Lavender. I LOVE to take a nice detox bath using Lavender essential oil, baking soda, sea salt, and epsom salt. It is the most relaxing bath and I sleep so well after taking one.

  7. Dorothy Boucher

    tea tree oil, I use this for so many reason and one is for my scalp , thanks @tisonlyme143

  8. Angela Simmons

    thank you for the opportunity, Trying to figure out how to pin the giveaway to my pinterest

  9. Angela Simmons

    Oh my goodness I love them all lol, Lavender is my favorite for when I cant sleep and want to relax. Rosemary is my second favorite for scalp treatments because it promotes hair growth I also like to use it for spiritual purposes in some practices they use it for protection.

  10. Emily

    I don’t have much experience with EOs, but I do know I love the scent and calming effect of lavender.

  11. Emily Morelli

    My favorite essential oil is Tea Tree because I seem to use it with everything!

  12. Taswmom

    When I was young it was cinnamon. For a long time now, it’s been lavender. As I’m getting older and losing my hair, I’m hoping to rely on rosemary?

  13. Shanna Lowder Beam

    I have not tried using any essential oils yet, but I think one of the first ones that I get will be peppermint oil. We live out in the country, and see a lot of spiders & some ginormous bugs that freak us all out, lol. I’m all for natural ways to get rid of critters. And peppermint oil smells good, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Suzy Cole Thompson

    I’m new to essential oils. I have bought lavender, tea tree, and lemon so far. I like the lavender the best.

  15. Trish F

    I’ve had very little experience with essential oils but I think I would love the lavender. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. Jerry Cartwright

    If I had to choose a favorite, I would have to go with Tea Tree Oil. It just has so many different uses.

  17. robyn donnelly

    There isn’t too many essential oils that I don’t like. I really like eucalyptus and peppermint, lavender, lemon, sandalwood, etc.

  18. Angie

    So hard to choose! Cedarwood is probably one of my faves-great for helping me to fall asleep ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Petra Jadan

    My favorite EO is Lavender because is very soothing. I actually have a small vase by my house entrance with lavender oil, just for the smell. Is great!

  20. Devin M

    I just began trying essential oils so I haven’t had enough time to determine a favorite. Right now I am experimenting with Lavender and Frankensence.

  21. Kathleen Nett

    Melaleuca Oil T36 C5 ( a high grade tea tree oil)

    I use it for just about everything!

  22. Sondra Twine

    My favorite essential oil is basil! I have had recurring ear infections for most of my life- I used to take medications all the time as a child and continued getting sick. Recently while pregnant I had an upper respiratory infection and a DOUBLE ear infection. I was able to put basil on some cotton and put in my ears and within two applications my ears finally unplugged and I got relief! Big time EO fan!!!!

  23. Tabitha

    I’ve only used tea tree oil, so I can’t say I have a favorite. But the tea tree works really well for helping to get rid of my colds much faster!

  24. Whitney Lindeman

    Hard to pick a fave, but I definitely use lavender & patchouli more than any others! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Dawn Burtman

    I use Lavendar, Tea Tree, and Peppermint all the time! Definitely my favorites!

  26. Nichol

    My ONE favorite???? Soooooo hard!!!! Lavender, Peppermint, Thieves, Eucalyptus, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, and so many more!!!!

  27. Roxana S.

    Lavender…..because I like it everywhere. In the bath, pillows & sheets, in the air, and in my hair :O)

  28. Jessica H.

    So far I have only used peppermint, lavender, and lemon. It is hard to choose between them! I love them all so much, for different reasons! The peppermint was fantastic when I was stuffed up and sick to make me feel better, the lemon I used to help detox my body, and the lavender we use for a soothing spray. I would love to learn more about my favorites and learn more about different essential oils. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  29. Cori Westphal

    I love Cedarwood too! I mix a few drop with some baking soda and sprinkle on my carpet, let it sit, then vacuum it up. It’s a great deodorizer!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  30. Lilia Kharabora

    My favorite is Eucalyptus and Tea tree oil. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this awesome chance!

  31. Amanda

    Lavender is my favorite, helps me sleep and helps my anxiety โ˜บ๏ธ

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