Daily Essential Oil Routine


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Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting with a new friend to discuss the amazing healing benefits of essential oils. I absolutely LOVE meeting with people who have absolutely no experience using oils at all, and giving them practical everyday ways to use them. The most common question I get is “What do you use everyday?” What a great question!

So to help answer this question, I put together a really simple info-graphic for you to use as a guide. This will vary depending on the individual and their specific needs, but there are a few oils that every person should be applying everyday no matter their age or health condition.

My Daily Essential Oil Routine: (click to enlarge)


I have had to create the time to make this part of my morning and evening routine. The great part is, it only takes about 3-5 minutes to apply everything. As many of you know, I also struggle with anxiety and endometriosis and this protocol has helped me heal from both of those. There are a few that are specific for endometriosis and hormone imbalance such as Clary Sage and Geranium, but this protocol has been enough for me.

As with anything in the natural health realm, consistency is key. The longer you do this, the more benefits you will receive. I was just telling Chris (my husband) I missed 3 days of my oils and supplements this weekend and I felt and sounded like a basket case. Those moments are when I am reminded that this regimen really works wonders both physically and emotionally to help balance me out.

I hope that you will consider adding essential oils into your daily routine. If you are already using them, what does your routine look like?


Disclaimer: One of the most vital things you must know about essential oils is not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and often synthetic. When buying essential oils make sure they are certified pure therapeutic grade. If you want to order the brand I trust and personally use, email info@marycrimmins.com.

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28 Responses to “Daily Essential Oil Routine”

  1. Jason Cantor April 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I’ve only ever used essential oils for massage. I didn’t realize you could take them as an additional supplement for health. What oils are the best in your opinion? I have been buying mine from Whole Foods. Thank you Mary for sharing this information.

    • Mary Crimmins April 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Jason,

      Yes, that is the case with many people. The wonderful thing is that if you get a pure source of oils they can have wonderful medicinal and emotional benefits. The thing to be aware of, is that oils are not regulated by the FDA and therefore there are no standards. The only standard is that the bottle of oil only has to contain 10% of the actual oil in it to be labeled 100% pure. So even when you buy oils from Whole Foods, you are not actually getting 100% pure despite what the bottle says. You want the purest form on the market so you don’t have pesticides, resides, filler oils, synthetic versions of the oils in that bottle.

      I buy doTERRA essential oils because they are the ONLY company that 3rd party tests all their oils. You can read about their testing methods here: http://www.doterra.com/tools/documents/CPTG_Testing_Methods.pdf

      It is so pure that you can also ingest these oils, which other oils clearly state on the bottle “Not for internal use, and not to be used if you are pregnant.” That is a good sign what you’re getting isn’t pure. If you want some more information please check out my page on Essential Oils: http://marycrimmins.com/doterra/about-essential-oils/
      and I’d be happy to chat with you personally to give your more information. I hope you will consider making this part of your routine. They have been massively helpful for me in my overall health, healing and given me lots of energy. Thanks!

  2. Sara April 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I love essential oils. I use them mostly at night to help me sleep. My favorites are lavender and vetiver when I really need a good night sleep. After this post, I’m going to try and add in a few more to my morning routine.

    • Mary Crimmins April 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Hi Sara, thanks for your comment. I love vetiver as well when I’m really having a hard time sleeping. I have heard that it is so effective because it helps calm all those thoughts and anxiety.

  3. Michael Hyatt April 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I love this post, Mary.

    I have been following a nightly ritual for about nine months. It has worked wonders for my sleeping and overall sense of well-being. I also diffuse oil all day long in my office, which has been huge for my productivity and overall energy level.

    What I need to figure out now is a morning ritual that gets me started on the right foot.

    • Mary Crimmins April 18, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      I know you have been using them everyday, and it’s so cool to see how much they have paid off. Just start with some Frankincense and Balance in the morning and throw some citrus into your water. You are doing great!

  4. Madeline April 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I love them so much. I’ve been using In Tune, Balance, Frankincense and Wil Orange in the morning and LOVE it!

    • Mary Crimmins April 18, 2013 at 2:36 am #

      Oh, I should add some consistent InTune into my routine. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mary Evelyn Smith April 18, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    Love the info-graph! Your routine sounds a lot like mine. I’ve recently started using the geranium more regularly for panic and anxiety. It’s grown on me and is becoming a favorite. Now if I can only follow Madeline Lemon’s advice and start a morning routine– I’ll feel so accomplished!

    • Mary Crimmins April 18, 2013 at 2:37 am #

      Haha. I know, one baby step at a time with the morning routine. I hate the way the Geranium smells, but perhaps I need it the most. I didn’t even think of it for panic or anxiety, now I realize I need it even more. Wild orange in your water will help with that as well. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Caitlin April 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I’ve started tip-toeing into the world of essential oils. It looks like I need to take a leap!

    • Mary Crimmins April 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      It’s such an incredible world once you really dive into it. I’d love to help you navigate. Let me know if you want to grab coffee. You’re in Nashville right?

  7. Rachel April 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    It’s kind of crazy to me that there are some people who knew nothing about essential oils and are now jumping on this boat (not to imply that you’re one of them; it’s obvious the contrary is true). Oils have always been an everyday part of my life; I mean, who’s never used tea tree oil for skin, or eucalyptus oil to remove some gunk from a package? –many people, apparently! But I’m essential oils in particular are now gaining popularity, because there are some oils I never would have bothered investigating further. The geranium oil you mention, for example, sounds especially intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Rachel April 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    ^I’m *glad*

  9. Vicki May 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    I have never used oils before but this caught my eye! I had surgery on both feet and am not hardly able to sleep and hear some of these oils can help you to relax. I’ll really need to look into this and get started.. What do you suggest I start out with.? I’m not allowed to get feet wet for 2 months. Thanks!

    • Mary Crimmins May 24, 2013 at 2:20 am #

      Hi Vicki,
      Shot me an email and we can chat via email. I think that lavender or serenity would be great for the sleep. Plus, there are many oils to help recover from surgery. Hope to connect to you soon.

  10. Evie Dawson May 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the insight… I am glad I found your blog.. Its wonderful..

    Many Thanks.

    • Mary Crimmins May 22, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

      Glad you found it helpful! Thanks for the comment :)

  11. Dixie May 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    What do you use for after surgery healing? Knee surgery and back surgery and complete rebuilding of an EAR…inside. specificaly.

    • Mary Crimmins May 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      Thanks for your questions Dixie! When ever I’m not sure how or where to use something I refer to http://www.everythingessential.me

      It’s a great resource to have for oil users!

  12. Dixie May 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Also you said you had Endometriosis? What apecific oils do you use and how do you use them. A grand daughter has this and is not doing well. Thanks for al the suggestions.

  13. Dixie May 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Please change the color yellow to something more readable. It is almost impossible to read the YELLOW inserts on your comments.

    Such as the one below but the smaller ones are worse. Thankk you

    How to order doTERRA products ? some of this is very NEW to me and I want sincerely to start this program. Not just for my self but for family and friends.

    • Mary Crimmins May 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      I will email you with more information!

  14. ohAmanda May 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Hi Mary! I fond you via your 10 Oils for Anxiety b/c I’ve been looking for info on the subject for my 8yo daughter.

    My question is this: I don’t really understand what oils *do*. Are they actually healing your body? Or are they equal to a symptom fixer like an OTC drug? Or are they more like nourishing food that actually heals and aligns? Along w/that, I don’t know if I’ve ever read what you said here–that consistency is key and the more you use, the better you respond. Why is that? And what kind of long-term plan do I need? Is it trial and error?

    (Oh my. That was more than one question! I know you probably get a million emails a day but if you could at least point me in the right direction, I’d really appreciate it!)

    Thank you!!

  15. Gena Marchetto November 19, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    I have a question are you supposed to inhale the oils through the diffuser or let the aroma fill the room?

    • Mary Crimmins November 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

      Hey Gena thanks for your question! You can leave your diffuser running in the room and it will naturally fill the room with the aroma. It’s a great way to receive therapeutic benefits from the oils! You can also rub 1 drop of the oil in the palm of your hands and take a deep breath in to smell them. That’s just one of the great ways you can experience the oils :)

  16. Gena Marchetto November 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    a friend ordered me Balance Lavender and Breathe..I don’t understand how they work,, do I use them all at once or separately for my anxiety..I love your above routine, I am going to try it…How many times a day can you use these oils on your body

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