The Energizing Essential Oils I Don't Leave Home Without

Kelsey Patel is a spiritual empowerment coach and certified Reiki master who’s on a mission to help people around the world tap into their true power. In mbg’s newest class, Reiki Healing 101: Decrease Stress, Balance Your Body & Break Through Negative Energy, she introduces you to the healing powers of Reiki, covering everything from its history to modern applications, and how you can use Reiki to transform your life.

As a Reiki practitioner and intuitive healer, I work with energy constantly. Yet I was completely unaware of the energetic benefits of essential oils until I found myself getting sick every single month for nearly a year. At the time, I was traveling constantly, leading retreats, teaching large workshops, and managing a very full private practice. I thought I was doing everything I could to stay balanced through it all. I ate well, took care of my body with regular yoga and exercise, meditated, and administered Reiki to myself daily—yet I still felt drained. Then essential oils came into the picture.

Essential oils are highly concentrated phytochemicals that are distilled from various parts of plants, such as the roots, leaves, and flowers. Our ancestors used plants and herbs as medicinal remedies for thousands of years, so while the immense benefits of these oils may be a foreign concept to some of us, we are not practicing anything new in theory.

I've found these oils to be extremely helpful in decreasing stress and promoting happiness. If you've never tried them before, you may just be missing out on one of the cheapest and most beneficial tools for mind, body, and spirit wellness.

There are tons of essential oil varieties on the market today, but these are the ones that have worked wonders for me and my clients.

For congestion and achiness.

Peppermint can help with headaches, nausea, and sinus issues. It's also been shown to improve mental focus and boost energy. My current obsession is the doTERRA brand, as it's ingestible. (It's important to keep in mind that not all oils are safe to consume by themselves!)

How I use it: I'll put one drop of ingestible peppermint on the roof of my mouth as soon as I wake up in the morning to open up my sinuses and get myself energized for the day ahead. You can also try putting a few drops of peppermint in a diffuser at any time of day. I'll occasionally put 1 to 2 drops on my palms, neck, and shoulders to boost energy before a workout or writing session.

Article continues below

For stress relief.

Lavender is the obvious choice for stress relief, and its calming and soothing effects really are unparalleled. Since it's such an in-demand oil, though, it tends to be a little pricier.

How I use it: Before a session, I love giving my clients a whiff of lavender oil to help them relax. In my off-time, I'll either put a couple of drops of lavender into my Epsom salt bath or on my pillow before bed. Sometimes, I put some in my palms and rub them together and take some deep breaths before meditating. NOW brand is one of my favorite brands for lavender, and it’s not too expensive. I also love the Stress Relief blend from Saje Natural Wellness, which has lavender, clary sage, and orange to help open me up to the opportunity and positivity in every moment.

For immunity.

A fellow energy practitioner first recommended this mix of orange, clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and eucalyptus after I told her how often I was getting sick. Their benefits range from protecting the body’s natural antioxidant defenses to promoting circulation to helping with healthy immune and respiratory function.

How I use it: I put a drop on each side of my throat before traveling or going into any large event where there are lots of people. I then put two drops on my palms and rub together for a few deep breaths to load my body up and help protect my immune system.

For boosting mood.

Ylang-ylang oil is one of my absolute favorites, and it's really boosted my confidence and self-love.

How I use it: I'll take a couple of drops of ylang-ylang in my palms, rub them together, and take a few deep, calming breaths. On the inhale, I focus on the words "receive love" and on the exhale, I'll remind myself to "let go of (doubt, fear, anger, or any other prevalent feeling)."

It’s important to remember that each of us is unique, which means my favorites may not work for you. If you are able to pop into a local market or shop in your area that sells oils, I highly recommend sniffing, smelling, and seeing them in person before you decide if it's right for you and your body. Essential oils have become an essential part of my life, and I hope they do for you too!

Looking to build out your smell-good repertoire? We've got you covered with the best oils for summer, travel, and relaxation.

Want to learn how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar with Kelly LeVeque.

Kelsey J. Patel

Spiritual Coach & Reiki Master
Kelsey J. Patel is a spiritual empowerment coach, healer, and entrepreneur dedicated to helping clients live a vibrant, joy-filled, and abundant life. Through her public speaking, Fortune 500 consulting, online programs, and private practices of Reiki, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and intuitive healing, she guides others through the process of releasing their old stories and limiting beliefs. Through healing these past wounds, her clients can then step into lives filled with peace, purpose, and true fulfillment. This is her life's purpose. Known for her abilities to connect deeply with her clients, she attributes this to the sum of her own life experiences. Her healing corporate workshops and one-on-one sessions blend her corporate experience and her spiritual trainings to help those in need stand in their own truth, release old patterns, and begin leading authentic and fulfilling lives.Kelsey is a certified Reiki master, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and specializes in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She is also the owner of Pure Barre in Beverly Hills as well as co-owner of I Am Vibes Activewear.
View the class
Kelsey J. Patel

Related Posts

Sites We Love

Functional Nutrition Webinar

Learn How To Eat Right For Your Brain

Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman

Get Free Access Now Loading next article...
Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar

Your article and new folder have been saved!