Essential Oils Basics


What are essential oils?

Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that come from farm-grown and wildcrafted plants, herbs, and trees. They are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. These pure essential oils are more potent than dried herbs and far more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted. Learn more.

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  • Zero pesticides, herbicides or fungicide chemicals permitted
  • Chemical-free soil for 50+ years
  • 5 years of growing before being eligible to meet standards
  • Weed by hand
  • Control pests with essential oils
  • Continual testing of water, soil, and air
  • No conventionally-grown seeds
  • 50 trained scientists on staff
  • 3rd party testing required
  • In-house testing required

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Clear the air and calm your mind with the light, floral aroma of one of the most versatile, gentle essential oils. The mild, soothing scent is perfect for settling down in the evening or whenever you need comforting rest. Lavender promotes feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension, has balancing properties that calm the mind and body, cleanses and soothes minor skin irritations, can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun, reduces the appearance of blemishes, and supports aging skin among many other things! Start a relaxation routine by adding a few drops to your favorite shampoos or lotions. Set the stage for snuggles by diffusing the oil as part of your bedtime routine.

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You will love the powerful benefits of this versatile oil. Elevate your beauty routine by adding Frankincense to your daily facial moisturizer. Create a peaceful haven for grounding yourself by diffusing during your nightly routine. Pamper yourself—help reduce the appearance of uneven skin and blemishes by gently massaging anywhere skin needs a boost, aided by the lotion or carrier oil your skin.

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Citrus Fresh

This positive, bright aroma is cheer in a bottle and perfect to help uplift and change the atmosphere in any home! This blend of Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils is certain to put a spring in your step. Say bye-bye to bad odors! Create an on-the- go air freshener using a small spray bottle, distilled water, and Citrus Fresh. Use this bright blend as a personal perfume; just dab 2–3 diluted drops behind your ears, wrists, or neck.

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Treat tired muscles to a cool, tingling sensation after a long race or a day working in the yard by combining PanAway with carrier oil in a massage. Give feet a break by applying diluted PanAway in a relaxing massage. Fight stress and let PanAway’s cool, refreshing aroma lend a little support by applying a single drop to your temple. This powerful blend of Wintergreen, Peppermint, Clove, and Helichrysum will become one of your essential oil staples.

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Breathe deep with the brisk, refreshing aroma of Raven. Crafted with Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata, this complex blend creates a clear and crisp sensation that is perfect for waking up the senses. Treat your loved one to spa-like pampering! Apply Raven to a warm, damp towel and place it on the back of his or her neck. Take in a burst of fresh air when you apply Raven to the front of your neck and chest. Perk up your mornings by diffusing it.

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Stress Away

If you need a vacation, transform your home into a peaceful getaway with the help of Stress Away. The proprietary formulation of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender essential oils have a sweet, complex aroma that can help ease your worries and calm your mind. Unwind after a long day by adding a few drops to a hot bath. Bring Stress Away into your yoga practice for extra help in grounding, centering and balance. Wear Stress Away as a unique, calming personal perfume by dabbing it on pulse points. Relax before bedtime by applying it at the base of your neck, shoulders, and temples.

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Thieves Vitality

This synergistic blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary combine to boost overall wellness and support a healthy immune system. Full of antioxidant properties, this blend can also be cleansing to the digestive system. Add a drop to your tea, Ningxia Red, or empty veggie capsule.

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Lemon Vitality

This oil adds a bright, dynamic flavor to any number of dishes; it is also filled with antioxidant properties that can help support a healthy immune system. Experience Lemon Vitality’s internal cleansing properties by flavoring your water with 1–2 drops each morning. Take advantage of Lemon Vitality’s circulatory support by taking 1–2 drops in a vegetarian gel capsule as a dietary supplement. Add a drop to your favorite fruit smoothies and enjoy Lemon Vitality’s antioxidant properties. Make treats your whole family will love without loads of added sugar by boosting the flavor with Lemon Vitality.

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Peppermint Vitality

More than a refreshing flavor, Peppermint Vitality can keep your stomach in check by supporting healthy digestive function and gastrointestinal comfort. Try taking a few drops internally before or after a big meal. It also supports performance during exercise, add a few drops to your drink before you work-out.

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DiGize® Vitality

Considered a “conversion” oil by many, DiGize Vitality is a powerful blend of Ginger, Tarragon, Fennel, Anise, Patchouli, Juniper, Lemongrass, and Peppermint essential oils. These oils work together to help support and cleanse your digestive system and supplement your daily wellness routine. Enjoy your favorite meals and find additional comfort after one bite too many.

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Peace & Calming

Peace & Calming® essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. This fragrant oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for your children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.

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Valor essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and a favorite of founder D. Gary Young. Its woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense. Valor is great for massages, in addition to other topical and aromatic uses.

Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Its powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between.

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How to Use Essential Oils


The Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit also includes:

Ningxia Red®: Ningxia Red energizes, fortifies, and replenishes the body and mind. It’s a nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-rich super fruits and powerful essential oils. Learn more.

Thieves® Cleaner: Thieves Household Cleaner is a multipurpose, cost-effective concentrated cleaner that can be used on virtually every surface. With this plant-based product, you don’t have to worry about placing an extra chemical burden on yourself or your family. Dilute this Cleaner with water and use on counter tops, toilets, floors, carpet, stains, mirrors, and so much more! Learn more.

Thieves household cleaner, and all our Thieves products, are formulated without:
• Sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) • Parabens • Triclosan • Phthalates • Phosphate • Dyes • Synthetic ingredients • Fluoride • Preservatives • Perfumes • Formaldehyde


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