dōTERRA’s Top 10 Oils And How I Use Them!

My first order with doTERRA was their Home Essentials Kit. I knew a little about essential oils, but was overwhelmed with where to start and this kit came with their 10 most popular oils which made it easy for me to introduce them into my routine, and a diffuser that I wanted.

Top 10 essential oils

The variety of essential oils and their uses can be a roadblock to start using them, so I wanted to share the top oils and how I use them to give you some ideas and make things a little more approachable!


Known as the “king of oils”, frankincense aromatically promotes feelings of overall wellness and relaxation, and when used topically or internally has a number of health benefits. Top properties are reducing the appearance of skin imperfections, supporting healthy cellular function, and encouraging a healthy immune, nervous, and digestive systems.

How I use it:
When I’m feeling the slightest bit of a cold coming on, I put a drop of Frankincense along with On Guard in a capsule and take internally. I also use it on cuts and burns by diluting it with coconut oil in a roller ball and applying to the affected area.


Most know for it’s relaxation properties, lavender is a wonderful tension easier. Aside from the peaceful emotion it promotes, this oil is a go-to for skin irritations

How I use it:
Lavender is a staple in my bedroom diffuser, and if I’m feeling more restless than usual I’ll run a drop into the bottoms of my feet or place a drop on my pillow. I use lavender along with Frankincense for burns and cuts.

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A popular citrus oil, lemon naturally cleanses the air and physical surfaces, even cleansing the body and supporting healthy digestion. It’s light yet invigorating scent promotes a positive mood. As most citrus oils, take caution when using lemon topically and avoid direct sunlight or UV rays on area of application.

How I use it:
To clean! I add lemon to my mildew spray shower cleaner which contains 1/2 water 1/2 vinegar, 15 drops lemon, 10 drops melaleuca/tea tree, and 10 drops peppermint.


I see melaleuca as one of those jack-of-all-trades oils. Top properties include cleansing effects on the skin, promoting healthy immune function, and protection against environmental and seasonal threats.

How I use it:
Most frequently I use melaleuca to clean. I already mentioned the mildew spray, but it’s a big part of my countertop spray along with On Guard and lemon. Secondly I add it to coconut oil and lavender for bruises.


Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful oils and you will want to make sure you dilute it when using topically. It’s cleansing and purifying and when taken internally both supports a healthy immune system, digestion, and respiratory function. It offers many powerful antioxidants when ingested.

How I use it:
Luckily oregano has so many benefits when taken internally because it’s really fun and easy to cook with! I like to add a drop (literally one drop) to my pasta sauce or any  Italian casserole.


Ingesting peppermint promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, aaahhhhhh! When taken internally, peppermint healthy digestion and it’s minty scent is an invigorating pick me up.

How I use it:
Peppermint is the very first oil I was introduced to and it got me hooked! I love to simply diffuse it for a wake-me-up booster, but mixing it with coconut oil in a rollerball and applying the nape of my neck and chest before a workout gives me a mental boost, keeps my cooler, and helps me breathe deeper.

dōTERRA Breathe – Respiratory Blend:

Combining oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara, this blend helps you maintain easy breathing and a feeling of clear airways. Applying topically or diffusing helps you get a restful sleep while reducing the effects of seasonal threats.

How I use it:
I like to diffuse Breathe along with lavender when I’m feeling the slightest bit congested, or applying with a little coconut oil directly over my chest at night or throughout the day.

DigestZen – Digestive Blend:

This unique blend was created to help support healthy digestion and soothe the occasional upset stomach. When taken orally it helps reduce bloating and gas thanks to oils including Anise Seed, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Rhizome/Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed,  Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed.

How I use it:
Luckily I don’t feel I need to regularly use DigestZen, but I have it on hand just in case and it’s a great one to travel with. To ease tummy discomfort I rub a little on my stomach or if it’s really upset I’ll add a drop to my water.

dōTERRA OnGuard – Protective Blend:

OnGuard is so popular and useful there is a whole line of soaps, soft gels, hand sprays, and more! Created to provide a natural and effective way to boost your immunity, this blend includes the oils Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower. This powerhouse blend supports your body’s natural antioxidant defenses helping protect you against environmental threats while supporting a healthy circulation and respiratory function.

How I use it:
I use OnGuard nearly every day since it’s in my counter top cleaner to help disinfect surfaces in a natural way. At the very first sign of anyone around me – husband, clients, friends, etc. – coming down with a cold, I diffuse it and put it in a capsule to to take internally.

Deep Blue – Soothing Blend

There are times when everyone will need Deep Blue, but athlete’s listen up! This mix of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus, provides relief to sore muscles and has a cooling effect, much like Icy Hot but without all the synthetic ingredients! It’s great to use along with coconut oil for a relaxing massage or to apply to aching hands and wrists after a long work day at the computer.

How I use it:
When I’m lucky enough to receive a foot massage you can bet Deep Blue is in the mix, but I honestly use the Deep Blue lotion most often. I use it on my low back and hamstrings after a tough workout or long day on my feet.

This kit is all I used for a while until I got in a regular habit of using my oils, and then the real fun began as I ventured out of the kit and started building my collection!

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  1. Paige Pye

    Hi Samantha! I’ve tried a few times to hit the submit button to receive your pdf of your top 10 doTerra oils… I don’t think it’s working! Thanks!

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