6 oils that do (almost) everything

When it comes to using one product to complete multiple tasks on our conquer-the-world list, we count on a few essential oils. Like a Swiss Army Knife, these oils—Lemon essential oil, Lemon Vitality™, Peppermint essential oil, Peppermint Vitality™, Thieves® essential oil, and Thieves® Vitality™—have an application that’s right for the situation at hand.

Lemon and Lemon Vitality Essential Oils - Young Living

Naturally occurring constituent: d-limonene

Besides smelling amazing, Lemon essential oil is also a workhorse around the house. It’s useful in your toiletries bag, too, since it may improve the healthy appearance and sheen of hair and may reduce the appearance of blemishes.*

Once Lemon Vitality is in your kitchen, you’ll be reaching for it on the regular for its zesty taste.

Lemon Essential OilUse Lemon essential oil:

  • To eliminate odors. Diffuse this refreshing and energizing scent anywhere musty smells tend to arise. Put 2–3 drops on a cotton ball and place at the bottom of the diaper or garbage pail to keep things fresh.
  • To freshen surfaces. Add to natural household cleaners before wiping down dirty surfaces.
  • In your beauty routine. Add to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or add to conditioner or DIY hair masques to bring out hair’s natural shine.

Lemon VitalityUse Lemon Vitality:

  • In the kitchen. Create custom dressings or marinades with a few drops or substitute 1 drop of Lemon Vitality for 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in your baking.
  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as needed.
  • On the go. Before you head out, add 2–3 drops of Lemon Vitality to your glass water bottle.

Thieves and Thieves Vitality - Young Living

 

Naturally occurring constituents: limonene, eucalyptol

We love our proprietary Thieves blend so much that we put it in everything (almost). But really, you’ll come to associate Thieves’ spicy, warm scent with its versatility and many uses.

Thieves Vitality makes a great supplement. When taken internally, Thieves Vitality essential oil can help support overall wellness and includes powerful antioxidants.*

Thieves Essential OilUse Thieves essential oil:

  • To refresh musty carpets. Combine 5 drops of Thieves with 1 cup of baking soda and let the mixture sit overnight. Sprinkle over carpets and allow to sit for 10–15 minutes before vacuuming.
  • To eliminate odor. Add a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend to your dishwasher before running.
  • To create an environment of peace and security. Diffuse wherever you need its comforting aroma.

Thieves VitalityUse Thieves Vitality:

  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed.
  • For flavor. Swirl in a drop to your morning juice, tea, or NingXia Red®.

Peppermint and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oils - Young Living


Active component: menthol

Invigorate your senses with Peppermint’s aroma or enjoy its cooling sensation on your skin. A key ingredient in PanAway®, AromaEase®, Deep Relief™ Roll-On, and other blends, Peppermint combines beautifully with other aromas.

Peppermint Vitality tastes delicious and supports healthy habits. It can support gastrointestinal system comfort, healthy bowel function, normal digestion, enhance healthy gut function, and maintain the digestive tract’s efficiency.* Plus, it may support performance during exercise!*

Peppermint Essential OilUse Peppermint essential oil:

  • For post-workout massage. Dilute a few drops of Peppermint in V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a refreshing massage.
  • To diffuse. Blend with Lavender and Rosemary for an uplifting aroma.
  • In your bath or shower. Blend Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata in hot bath water and breathe in the aromatic steam. You can also add Peppermint to shampoo for a scalp-stimulating wash!
  • In your cleaning routine. Add to DIY cleaners or add a few drops to a sponge for a refreshing, clean scent.

Peppermint VitalityUse Peppermint Vitality:

  • As a supplement. Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as needed.
  • For flavor. Add a drop to a glass of water or blend with your pre-workout drink (this mint-chocolate protein shake tastes like dessert) for an energizing start before you hit the gym.
  • In the kitchen. Flavor desserts—and even some main dishes—with a drop or two of Peppermint Vitality!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.

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