20 Essential Oils for the Outdoors (+ Giveaway June 5-30)

Are you ready to venture into the world of essential oils? Are you ready to take your oily game to the next level? Are you ready to practice some aromatic all-natural health care on and off the trail? Me too! Join me as I dive headfirst into the wonders of essential oils and how they can be used to protect, soothe, connect, energize and support us while we enjoy the great outdoors!

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I’ve been casually “playing” with essential oils for years now, but not much beyond the whole “lavender helps me sleep” and “orange smells amazing” stage. I dug a little deeper during my first pregnancy as I made myself some “new mama sprays” to help combat/prevent post-partum depression, but I’ve never really owned more than 5 or so different essential oils and I’ve never really known more than 1 or 2 ways to use each one. After following Alina of @rinatofamilyadventures for a while on Instagram, and then connecting with her through @rinatofamilyessentials, I decided it was time to take a leap and bring more essential oils into all aspects of my life. Less than 2 months into this and I am inspired, excited, feeling better, learning so much, and never looking back! And I hope you’ll join me on this journey and try some Young Living Essential Oils for yourself.

As an outdoorsy family, one of the things I am most interested in about essential oils is how to use them to enhance our outdoor experiences as a family. Through some conversations with Alina and some of my own research, I’ve put together a list of 20 different essential oils and essential oil products from Young Living and how they can be used in the outdoors.

20 Essential Oils for the Outdoors

The first 12 essentials oils found in this list come as part of the Premium Starter Kits and the other essential oils and essential oil-based products can be purchased separately through the Young Living website. In this list, you will find a general description of each essential oil and essential oil-based product as well as some great outdoor uses. If you know of others that should be on this list, please comment below!

If you aren’t sure how to safely use essential oils, please refer to Young Living’s Essential Oil Safety Guide.

1. Peppermint Essential Oil

“One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigour.”

  • Apply to bumps and bruises for soothing relief
  • Apply to the neck for a cooling sensation
  • Use in DIY pest/insect repellent to keep away spiders and flies
  • Rub on temples if experiencing fatigue or dull aching
  • Add to ice cubes or add to water for a rejuvenating pick-me-up
  • Combine with Lemon Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil for soothing relief of itchy bug bites

Get Peppermint Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

2. Lemon Essential Oil

“Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of lemons grown in Argentina and the United States, lemon oil has refreshing and cooling properties. Its fresh, citrus scent is an instant pick-me-up.”

  • Breathe it in to combat airborne irritants, stuffiness or fatigue
  • Use to clean outdoor gear, especially sticky or stuck-on gunk
  • Use to remove tree sap from hands
  • Add to ice cubes or add to water to keep you refreshed
  • Add a drop to your toothbrush to clean or freshen it while camping
  • Apply to small cuts and scrapes to cleanse and purify
  • Rub on the neck to relieve the discomfort of a sore throat
  • Combine with Peppermint Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil for soothing relief of itchy bug bites
  • Rub on leather (boots, gloves, jackets) to prevent splitting

Get Lemon Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

3. Lavender Essential Oil

“Steam distilled from the flowering plants grown at the Young Living farms in Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, and Mona, Utah, lavender is the most versatile essential oil. Its refreshing, relaxing scent has balancing properties that also bring a sense of calm.”

  • Combine with Peppermint Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil for soothing relief of itchy bug bites
  • Apply to skin after sun exposure or to dry chapped areas for relief
  • Add to ice cubes or add to water for a relaxing and refreshing drink
  • Use in DIY pest/insect repellent to keep away mosquitoes, black flies and ticks
  • Rub on hands or skin to cleanse and purify
  • Rub around the outer ear to assist with the removal of fluid after swimming
  • Breathe it in to combat nausea or motion sickness
  • Apply to chapped lips for soothing relief
  • Breathe it in to help calm the nerves during stressful situations
  • Diffuse it or rub it on your pillow to support a good night’s rest, especially before a big trek or while camping

Get Lavender Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

4. Thieves Essential Oil

“Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.”

  • Apply to bee and wasp stings for soothing relief
  • Use along with Purification Essential Oil in a DIY pest/insect repellent to keep away most insects
  • Use a few drops as deodorant or to freshen smelly shoes or boots
  • Add a drop to your toothbrush for extra freshness and cleaning power
  • Apply to small cuts and scrapes to cleanse and soothe
  • Rub on hands or skin to cleanse and purify

Get Thieves Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

5. Purification Essential Oil

“The sweet refreshing scent of Purification® instantly deodorizes unpleasant odours in the air. This blend also contains citronella oil.”

  • Use along with Thieves Essential Oil in a DIY pest/insect repellent to keep away most insects
  • Dab onto skin for soothing relief of itchy mosquito bites
  • Rub on the neck to relieve the discomfort of a sore throat
  • Use a few drops as deodorant or to freshen smelly shoes or boots
  • Rub on hands or skin to cleanse and purify

Get Purification Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

6. PanAway Essential Oil

“PanAway® contains wintergreen and clove essential oils. These oils or their active components are widely used in massage after physical activity.”

  • Apply to sore, tired muscles for soothing relief
  • Apply to joints to promote healthy movement
  • Rub on the chest to wake up in the morning
  • Apply to bumps and bruises for soothing relief

Get PanAway Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

7. Frankincense Essential Oil

“The ancient Egyptians used the oil found in the wild-crafted resin of Boswellia carteri trees in Kenya to promote younger, fresher looking skin. Frankincense is also known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength.”

  • Rub on the hands and feet for calming and warming effect after being outdoors
  • Apply to patches of dry skin or during the winter for soothing and moisturizing relief
  • Apply to bumps and bruises for soothing relief
  • Breathe it in to stay present/in the moment while enjoying the great outdoors

Get Frankincense Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

8. Copaiba Essential Oil

“Distilled from gum resin that is wild harvested from Brazilian copaiba, copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.”

  • Combine with other Essential Oils to magnify their intensity
  • Add to ice cubes or add to water to support overall cell health and promote vitality
  • Add to ice cubes or add to water to encourage “bouncing back”
  • Breathe it in to combat stuffiness
  • Diffuse it or rub it on your pillow to support a good night’s rest, especially before a big trek or while camping
  • Apply to skin before or after enjoying the outdoors to support healthy, young-looking skin

Get Copaiba Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

9. DiGize Essential Oil

“DiGize™ is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, peppermint, and other essential oils that may bring about calming feelings.”

  • Add to ice cubes or add to water to alleviate occasional stomach discomfort, aid in digestion, relieve the symptoms of thrush and support the immune system
  • Apply to the stomach to alleviate occasional stomach discomfort and aid in digestion

Get DiGize Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

10. R.C. Essential Oil

“R.C.™ is an invigorating blend of cypress, spruce, and three varieties of eucalyptus that is comforting when applied to the chest and throat.”

  • Rub on the chest for rejuvenation or to open to airways for better breathing during physical activity
  • Rub on the chest or throat, or breathe it in, to combat airborne irritants, stuffiness or fatigue
  • Rub it on the back of the neck to boost energy
  • Apply to joints to promote healthy movement

Get R.C. Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

11. Stress Away Essential Oil*

“Stress Away™ is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of Lime and Cedarwood, YLTG (Young Living Therapeutic Grade) essential oils. With an aroma that is the perfect blend of tropical and citrus, Stress Away is uniquely relaxing and comforting. This natural solution was created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life, making it the perfect addition to your purse, car, or office.”

  • Breathe it in to aid in relaxation, especially when stressed or making decisions
  • Breathe it in or rub it on the back of the neck to stay present/in the moment while enjoying the great outdoors
  • Breathe it in to promote feelings of inspiration and motivation

Get Stress Away Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – USA

12. Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil*

“Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s new Northern Lights farm in British Columbia, Canada. Diffuse this rich, woodsy, and invigorating scent during meditation to create a fresh aromatic atmosphere. Add it to skin care products or apply topically to help improve the appearance of dry skin or to help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Northern Lights Black Spruce can also be applied anywhere, including to the bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck, or used for massage. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene and is an important ingredient in many products, including Valor II™, Peace & Calming II™, Light the Fire™, and Shutran™ essential oil blends.”

  • Breathe it in or rub on the neck or chest to combat airborne irritants and stuffiness, or to open to airways for better breathing during physical activity
  • Breathe it in for a calming or uplifting effect or to combat fatigue or stress
  • Apply to bumps and bruises for soothing relief
  • Apply to sore, tired muscles for soothing relief
  • Apply to joints to promote healthy movement
  • Breathe it in to stay present/in the moment while enjoying the great outdoors

Get Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil in the Premium Starter Kit – CAN

13. Valor Essential Oil Roll-On

“Valor Essential Oil Roll-On is an empowering combination of Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense, and Blue Tansy essential oils that work to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem.”

  • Apply to temples, neck, or palms to promote feelings of courage and confidence when attempting something new or challenging
  • Apply during activities of meditation or prayer, including yoga, to promote feelings of grounding and energy balancing

Once you’re a YL member, add Valor Essential Oil Roll-On to your monthly order – USA or CAN.

14. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier**

“Convenient, portable, and long-lasting, Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier is enhanced with natural peppermint oil to cleanse and purify hands.”

  • Use it to clean hands while on-the-go
  • Use it before and after meals, before and after playing in the woods, before and after diaper changes, before and after providing care to minor scrapes, bumps and bruises, etc.
  • Pack it in your hiking pack, car, purse, diaper bag, picnic basket, etc.

Get Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

15. NingXia Red**

“NingXia Red® is a delicious drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree; a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices; natural stevia, grape seed, and pure vanilla extracts; and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. NingXia Red provides a whole-body nutrient infusion.”

  • Pack it on adventures as a healthy, nutrient-rich immune-support beverage
  • Drink it as a non-stimulating energy beverage
  • Offer it to your children as a healthy alternative to fruit juices or soda
  • Keep the trial-sized package with your emergency supplies

Get NingXia Red samples in the Premium Starter Kit – USA or CAN

16. Seedlings Baby Wipes**

“Specially developed for the specific needs of infants, Young Living Seedlings™ Baby Wipes offer a natural, comforting clean that’s soothing to a baby’s delicate skin. Created with a mild formulation of pure essential oils and gentle cleansing botanicals, these durable baby wipes thoroughly clean from head to toe, while leaving baby’s skin clean, soft, moisturized, and lightly scented. While ultra soft and comfortable, Seedlings™ Baby Wipes are strong and versatile enough to handle a diaper change or a lunchtime cleanup.”

  • Pack them on adventures for cleaning up all types of messes
  • Use them for diaper changes, hand-washing, face-washing, wiping up spills on clothes or in backpacks, etc.
  • Keep them in your pack, glove box, purse, diaper bag, etc.

Once you’re a YL member, add Seedlings Baby Wipes to your monthly order – USA or CAN.

17. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream** (NFR)

“Keep little bottoms comfortable without using harsh chemicals that could irritate sensitive skin. With mild, gentle ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living Seedlings™ Diaper Rash Cream just may be the best diaper rash treatment you’ll try for your baby’s sensitive skin. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is made with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, including 100 percent pure essential oils. This thick, Lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. It soothes on contact, protects your baby’s delicate skin, and acts as a physical barrier to wetness.

Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream can be used as a preventative measure before bed or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. The extra gentle, mild formula—developed specially for your infant’s tender skin—seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture while reducing redness.”

  • Pack it on adventures to use for diaper changes
  • Use to create a thick and soothing protective layer over small cuts and scrapes
  • Keep it in your pack, car, purse, diaper bag, etc.

Once you’re a YL member, add Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream to your monthly order – USA.

18. Mineral Sunscreen** (NFR)

“Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so you can feel comfortable while you stay moving. With hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Sacred Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue, so you can effortlessly add it to your time outdoors.”

  • Use this reef-safe water- and sweat-resistant broad-spectrum sun protection for the whole family while on adventures both near and far
  • Use it as an all-natural, hypoallergenic, essential oil-infused alternative to other sunscreens for little ones or those with sensitive skin
  • Pack it on adventures or keep it in your purse, car or diaper bag for reapplication while out in the sun

Once you’re a YL member, add Mineral Sunscreen to your monthly order – USA.

19. Insect Repellent** (NFR)

“Don’t let bug bites ruin your family’s outdoor fun this summer! Young Living’s Insect Repellent is tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas using only 100 percent naturally derived, plant-based ingredients.

Pure sesame oil and a carefully selected blend of essential oils traditionally used for their bug-repellent properties come together to make up all 99 percent of the active ingredients in this formula. The other 1 percent? Vitamin E. That means you can use it on your little ones and not worry about the synthetic chemicals used in many traditional repellents. You’ll also love the pleasant, citrusy aroma and smooth, non-greasy, non-sticky application.

So whether you’re spending time in the backyard or the backwoods, you can feel great knowing you have a pure, plant-based way to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

  • Apply before heading out into the woods or fields or onto the trails to repel mosquitoes, ticks and fleas
  • Use it as an all-natural, hypoallergenic, moisturizing, non-greasy, essential oil-infused alternative to other insect repellents for little ones or those with sensitive skin
  • Pack it on adventures or keep it in your purse, car or diaper bag for reapplication while enjoying the outdoors

Once you’re a YL member, add Insect Repellent to your monthly order – USA.

20. Lavender Lip Balm**

“Treat yourself to smoother, softer, more kissable lips. Lavender Lip Balm soothes dry lips, harnessing the power of Lavender essential oil and the moisturizing properties of jojoba oil and vitamin E.”

  • Apply to prevent or soothe chapped lips while on-the-go
  • Use to create a soothing protective layer over small cuts and scrapes
  • Keep it in your pack, car, purse, diaper bag, etc.

Once you’re a YL member, add Lavender Lip Balm to your monthly order – USA or CAN.

Essential oil and related product descriptions, as found in the italicized text above, have been copied directly from the Young Living website.
*Stress Away is found in the US Premium Starter Kit while Northern Lights Black Spruce is found in the Canadian Premium Starter Kit.
**These products are made with essential oils but are not themselves essential oils.
NFR (Not For Resale) – these products are not available in the Canadian catalogue but can be purchased through the American catalogue for personal use.

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Why Young Living?

You might be asking, with all of the other brands of essential oils out there, why am I supporting Young Living? I could go on and on here about the incredible quality, the therapeutic grade essential oils, the attention to detail, the customer service, the wide range of products, but it really comes down to their “Seed to Seal” policy and the vibe I get from everyone involved. Instead of turning this post into a pitch about Young Living, I’ll simply direct you to more reading on that and get to the fun part!

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Sign up as a Young Living Member in June and snag some BONUS oils!

I have my hands on the 10 essential oils found in both the US and Canadian Premium Starter Kits and will be gifting 2 of them to each of the first 5 people to sign up through my enrolment link this month. That means that if you are one of the first 5 people to sign up, you will get 2 bonus oils! (ERV $40 CAD) There’s no commitment beyond purchasing your own Premium Starter Kit, but I promise you that you’ll be so in love with this new oily life, that you will continue to buy through Young Living Essential Oils going forward. Also, anyone who signs up for a Premium Starter Kit this month can also have 100 bonus entries in the giveaway below!

Signing up to Young Living through my enrolment link is a great way to support me and my blog, as I receive a commission for any sales made that way. I really appreciate your support, thank you!

To sign up, Americans can click here and Canadians can click here!

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Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Young Living DewDrop Diffuser to use with your essential oils! I have one of these babies and could easily use two more! I move it from room to room and diffuse oils to help with productivity, mood and sleep, among other things. You’re going to love it!

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3 thoughts on “20 Essential Oils for the Outdoors (+ Giveaway June 5-30)

  1. Wendy

    The peppermint, lavender and lemon oils sound very interesting. So many uses on their own and even more in combination.

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