Premium Starter Kit: 11 “must have” oils & how to use them

When you order from Young Living, you have access to more than 80 single oils and more than 80 blends. That’s a lot of oils to fall in love with, so it makes sense to have a roadmap to follow.

The Premium Starter Kit (PSK) has been created to fit that need.

Comprising 11 of Young Living’s most popular and versatile essential oils, you are guaranteed to have an oil for every occasion and every need. And because the oils in this kit come in 5ml sizes, you get a wider variety of oils for your $$$. As you run out of each oil, you can then replace them with the larger 15ml bottles.

Discover the wonders of these oils, and our favourite uses….

Lavender – Calming, Relaxing, Soothing

  • A Universal Oil – perfect for everyday use, and loved by children and skin.
  • Diffuse, add to bath water, put a drop on the pillow or under the nose, massage into scalp.
  • Add to honey, ice cream and lemonade.


Luscious Lavender
Bath Soak

Into a 50g jar, place:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Himalayan or Epsom Salts
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bicarb of Soda (Baking Soda)
  • 8 drops Lavender oil
  • 4 drops Copaiba oil
  • 4 drops Frankincense oil


Add a pinch of dried flowers (eg. Lavender and/or rose). Put the lid on the jar, and shake well. The Baking Soda is wonderful for detoxifying our body, and the Salts help to relax our muscles.

Peppermint – Refreshing and Exhilarating

  • A powerful breath freshener
  • 1 drop is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!!!
  • Cool down – place 1 to 2 drops under feet or on wrists. You will feel like the outside temperature has dropped by 5 degrees!
  • Alternatively, fill a 60ml mist spray bottle 1 teaspoon of vodka or witch hazel (as a dispersing agent) and 10 drops of Peppermint oil, then simply top up with water. Mist yourself with this as needed on hot days.
  • Use as a breath freshener – just 1 drop on the back of your hand, tilt your hand, and lick the corner of the drop off
  • Energize your room – place 5 to 10 drops in your cold air diffuser, or sprinkle a few drops on a handkerchief or cloth and hang in a window as a simple diffuser
  • Put a drop in water or NingXia Red for added energy, or during physical workouts
  • Apply 1 to 2 drops to muscles and joints, avoiding sensitive skin
  • Add 10 to 15 drops of Peppermint oil to 15ml of a carrier oil such as Young Living’s V6, olive or coconut oil, and massage into tired muscles
  • Add a drop to hot water to create your own Peppermint Tea
  • Add a drop of Peppermint oil to raw chocolate and other “mint” recipes, then increase to taste. Young Living’s Peppermint oil is so pure that it packs quite a punch. If you find it overpowering in recipes, try mixing equal drops of Peppermint and Spearmint oil. The Spearmint helps to soften the punch of the Peppermint.
  • Add 20 drops Peppermint and 20 drops Abundance® or Joy® oil to 4 litres of acrylic or enamel paint (helps odours and frequency). Abundance contains oils used by the Egyptian Pharaohs to attract prosperity. Put a drop of Abundance oil on your wrists and see what you attract! 



  • I fill a 500ml spray bottle with water, and add 20 drops of Peppermint oil with a tablespoon of Witch Hazel or Vodka to help disperse it. I spray my windows and doors regularly with this mix…and the house smells amazing!


    Katie Bashford (WA)

  • I had terrible problems with tired feet. Having lost 13kg they’re much more comfortable. Now I add 5-6 drops of Peppermint oil to warm water, and soak my feet in this for 10 minutes. It gives my feet a new lease of life!


    Thea Allen (VIC)

  • I add a drop of Peppermint oil to my green smoothie each day. It’s so revitalising and adds a Zing to the taste!

    Soraya Saraswati (QLD)

  • I love making real Peppermint Tea by adding a drop of Peppermint oil to hot water. Inhaling this not only keeps my head clear, it helps me ‘wake up’ and remain alert and focussed for long distance driving.

    Chiara Sharp (USA)

  • One especially hot summer’s day my partner and I added 3 drops of Peppermint oil to a small amount of unscented lotion and gave each other a foot massage. Within minutes both of us felt cool and refreshed and it lasted for hours!

    Allison Summers (NSW)

Lemon – Concentration and Happiness

  • Caution – photosensitive! Apply on skin that will be protected from UV light for 24 hours
  • All citrus oils including Lemon oil help to inspire happiness and uplift moods;
  • Stimulates productivity, concentration and alertness;
  • Energising and clean, full of d-Limonene!
  • Big day in the office? Child who is studying? Put 20 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Peppermint oil in your diffuser.
  • Sniff before exams!
  • Place a few drops on a sponge and use to wipe down benches
  • Add to NingXia Red and drinking water
  • Use instead of (or in addition to) lemon juice or lemon rind in your cooking

Frankincense – Uplifting and Connecting

  • How the plant grows gives insights into its unique gifts. The Frankincense Tree grows strong and solid, living to over 800 years of age with a complex “head” of branches. This gives us clues to the ways we can use Frankincense Oil. It helps to bring wisdom and strength, stability and endurance
  • It’s great for the mind, and perfect on the third eye for meditation
  • Frankincense and Myrrh contain substances akin to male and female sex hormones (The Scented Ape: The Biology and Culture of Human Odour by Michael Stoddart), so sprinkle Frankincense on your sheets for a romantic night (add Joy® or Orange oil as well!) Warning – Test oils on a corner of the sheet first, as some essential oils will stain clothing or digest synthetics!
  • Frankincense oil is wonderful on the skin – use it to improve the appearance of spots and blemishes
  • Add a drop to NingXia Red or use with other spices in your cooking

Copaiba – Soothing and Amplifying

  • Pronounced “Ko-pie-eeba”
  • A great magnifier, use with any other oil to amplify results
  • Soothing – this is your emotional clearing in a bottle
  • Its soft aroma makes it perfect for use on children and pets
  • Add 4 drops into a cup of baking soda, shake well, and let it sit overnight. Then sprinkle a small amount of this mixture into kitty litter trays. Can also add some Purification or Lavender oil to help disguise litter odours.



AromaFresh Facial Toner and AfterShave

In a 50ml glass spray bottle, mix:

1 T Aloe Vera Juice
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 drop each of: Copaiba, Lavender, Frankincense and Peppermint oil





Stress-away® – Stress-free and Soothing

  • Caution – photosensitive! Apply on skin that will be protected from UV light for 24 hours
  • Stress-away is a gorgeous combination of Lime, Copaiba and Vanilla, as well as Cedarwood, Ocotea and Lavender.
  • Its soothing, peaceful and calming aroma makes it the perfect oil to wear on a stressful day
  • It expands your aura, so is a great oil to use on your hands during Reiki or other energy work.
  • Apply to wrists and neck, and remember three times clockwise circles to activate the oil (healthy DNA spins clockwise!)

Purification – Purifying and Cleansing

  • Contains Citronella and Lemongrass oil, plus Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavendin and Myrtle
  • Put a couple of drops in your palms and rub over your arms before heading into the great outdoors. It can be applied in the same way to dogs and horses, by wiping the oil over their fur, or by dripping along the spine
  • A perfect oil for eradicating bad odours
  • Apply to a cotton pad and place in wardrobes, drawers or shoes
  • Diffuse in stuffy rooms to clear smells and negative energy
  • Put 10-20 drops on a laundry bag, and add to the wash


PurifiScent Air Freshener
  • 1.5 t of Witch Hazel or Vodka
  • 8 drops Purification Oil
  • 8 drops Lemon Oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 50ml filtered water

Mix in a 50ml spray bottle, and leave beside the toilet.



Thieves® – Kills Airborne Bacteria

  • Inspired by the “Four Thieves Vinegar” from Medieval Europe
  • This hot and spicy blend is your personal bodyguard – apply a couple of drops under the feet to maintain health all year round
  • Diffuse against airborne bacteria, mold and mildew, and to purify the air you are breathing
  • Thieves oil has proven so popular that Young Living have gone on to create a whole product line based around this one oil, including household cleaner, dish soap, washing machine liquid, toothpaste, spray, mouthwash, foaming hand soap and dental floss, just to name a few



Thieving Good Household Spray

In a 500ml spray bottle, add:

  • 5 caps (15ml) of Thieves household cleaner
  • 6 drops of Purification
  • 6 drops of Lavender
  • 6 drops of Peppermint

Top up with filtered water.




Panaway® – soothing after exercise

  • This oil is your “problem solver”, resolving tensions throughout the body
  • It’s rich in natural Methyl Salicylate
  • Apply as needed to muscles, joints and spine
  • Add extra Peppermint oil over the top for cooling and energising

RC® – Clear, Fresh and Space to Breathe!

  • Contains 3 types of Eucalyptus oil, and more!
  • RC stands for “Radiata and Citriodora”, which are two of the eucalypt varieties contained in this blend
  • Fantastic for children and adults
  • Use in a diffuser, on chests, under noses or just take a deep breath!
  • Place 10 to 20 drops onto a handkerchief or laundry bag and add to the wash for fresh-smelling clothes

Di-Gize® – Use Before or After Meals

  • Based on food plants like Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel and Lemongrass
  • The perfect oil to rub onto human and animal *tummies before or after a meal (*all oils should be used with caution on cats and small animals – click here to learn more)

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