Young Living has so many beautiful, powerful, adaptogenic oils that it can seem overwhelming to get started with confidence.

There are endless essential oils to choose from, so how do you choose which ones to actually use?

I love to just stand in front of my oils and intuitively choose. But if you want a more systematic way to choose, perhaps this list will help.

Heart opening. Try lavender, frankincense, geranium, rose, abundance, harmony, inner child, helichrysum, or jasmine. These oils are all associated with the heart, helping you open up your center of giving and receiving unconditional love.

Grounding. Use frankincense, pine, vetiver, cedarwood, black spruce, cypress, or any other tree oil you like. These earthy, tree-based oils help connect you to your roots in the earth, bring you out of your head and into your body. (Are you a navel gazer? I work hard to break that self-sabotaging habit!)

Connecting to God. Opt for frankincense, palo santo, sandalwood, ginger, or basil oil. (Yogis say these oils open your crown chakra, your center of connection with your highest self and with the divine.)

Enhancing creativity. This is one of my favorite themes and one of my favorite things to use essential oils for! A few oils for creativity are citrus fresh, tangerine, orange, peppermint, believe, highest potential, and clary sage. These oils help open your center of creativity, emotion, and sexuality.

Enhancing intuition. Experiment with clarity, envision, frankincense, rosemary, or sage. (Yogis call this your third eye chakra.)

Cultivating gratitude. Try lemon, bergamot, release, grapefruit, clove, harmony, acceptance, white angelica, or orange oil for gratitude. Their scents help elevate your mood and open your heart.

Surrendering. Opt for northern lights black spruce, surrender, peace & calming, stress away, Roman chamomile, or ylang ylang, all oils that help release control issues.

Self-confidence. Use Valor, lavender lemongrass, neroli, jasmine, believe, or eucalyptus to open your center of speaking your truth, being seen, setting boundaries, and expressing yourself.

Promoting good sleep. My favorite oils for sleep are gentle, calming oils like lavender, stress away, peace & calming, sleepyize, vetiver, and neroli.

I have found that when I set an intention when using oils, my results are much better. For example, before Bible study, applying Frankincense to my forehead and then cupping my hands and breathing in deeply while praising God and asking Him to bless me in His presence, I am able to focus better and feel a stronger connection to Him.

So just grab one and try it. Add a drop to your skin or a few drops to your diffuser and take note of what happens.

Do you have a go-to oil that serves you well during a particular time or theme in your life?

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