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11 Most Popular Oils & Their Superpowers

June 29, 2018

What’s the secret ingredient to unlocking your superpowers? When you hit a lull, you may wish you had a wand, alien rocks, or even radioactive spiders to win the day. If you’re looking for a super boost that will help you feel motivated to accomplish heroic feats, then it’s time to tap into some plant power and start using essential oils!

1. Lavender

LavenderLook out, a giant to-do list is headed your way! Reach for the comforting aroma of Lavender, which is good for both relaxation and soothing your skin.

  • Promotes feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension
  • Cleanses and soothes minor skin irritations
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes


2. Peppermint

Put a pep in your step with the minty freshness of Peppermint. If it’s a flurry of flavor you’re after, don’t forget about our Vitality oils, which are labeled for internal use!

  • Cools fatigued muscles after physical activity
  • Peppermint Vitality:
    • Enhances healthy gut function and maintains the efficiency of the digestive tract*
    • Reduces feelings of discomfort after large meals*


3. Lemon

Lemon Essential OilLemon essential oil offers a bright, happy scent, perfect for gloomy days. Get the boost you need from this oil’s cheerful aroma.

  • Helps reduce the appearance of aging for a youthful complexion when used with your nighttime skin care routine**
  • Cleans and removes adhesives
  • Lemon Vitality:
    • Supports the immune system*

**Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying citrus oils, due to their photosensitivity.


 4. Frankincense

Feeling a little frazzled? Time to get grounded and find your center again with the uplifting aroma of Frankincense.

  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin and reduces the appearance of uneven skin tones
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility
  • Frankincense Vitality:
    • Supports overall health and well-being*


 5. Thieves

Thieves Essential OilYou can cover more ground when you pair up with thieves—Thieves, that is! The purifying scent of Lemon, Clove, and Cinnamon is found in more than a dozen Young Living products, so you can stash this powerful concoction anywhere you might encounter monstrous odors.

  • Neutralizes and purifies the air from strong odors when diffused
  • Cleanses when applied topically
  • Thieves Vitality:
    • Supports a healthy immune system*


6. Lemongrass

Like Lemon, the aroma of Lemongrass offers a rejuvenating breath of fresh air. Release this sweet scent to tackle sour smells and send them packing.

  • Has skin-cleansing properties
  • Purifies the air from bad odors
  • Lemongrass Vitality:
    • Maintains a healthy circulatory system*


7. Cedarwood

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood is a natural deodorizer and the likely choice for a loyal sidekick, thanks to its versatility. This timeless, familiar aroma can be added to almost any other blend or botanical to give it a sweeter, earthier profile.

  • Has skin-cleansing properties
  • Helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin and healthy-looking hair
  • Is a natural deodorizer


8. Vetiver

An unexpected and somewhat mysterious aide, Vetiver has a woodsy aroma that can invite a soothing, comforting ambiance into any space.

  • Promotes a focused environment and a calm, relaxing atmosphere when diffused
  • Eases occasional restlessness as part of a bedtime routine
  • May help appearance of even skin tone


9. Oregano

Oregano essential oil uses and benefitsYou might not think to keep Oregano in your arsenal; but once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it. Use Oregano everywhere from the kitchen to the massage table!

  • Helps purify the air when diffused
  • Is great for massage when diluted with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex, especially on fatigued areas after activity
  • Oregano Vitality:
    • Is cleansing for the digestive system*
    • Adds a pop of flavor to any savory dish


10. Grapefruit

Do you need something to power your second wind? Blast through any final challenge with the uplifting, energizing scent of Grapefruit.

  • Has skin-cleansing properties
  • Provides an uplifting and energizing aroma
  • Grapefruit Vitality:
    • Supports weight management*
    • Contains antioxidant properties*


11. R.C.

RC essential oil bottle Young LivingRecuperation is important when you’ve completed a heroic task, so set yourself on the path back to 100 percent with R.C., which features Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus.

  • Provides a crisp aroma that supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing
  • Promotes a relaxing aroma in a stuffy environment
  • Can be used as part of an exercise routine to promote the sensation of deeper breathing

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Looking to narrow down your oil wish list to just the essentials? Read our blog on the 7 essential oils you won’t want to live without to bolster your collection without going overboard.

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