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The Best of Backdoor Survival: Essential Oils Start Here

Interested in Learning About Essential Oils?  Start Here

Welcome to our guide for essential oils! I’ve been using essential oils for many years and am thrilled to share with you what I know. Once you start using these powerful tools, your life will never be the same. And for that, I’m forever grateful.

An Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great tool for anyone hoping to use more natural remedies in their life. Each oil is a liquid made from natural extracts (like flowers, grasses, and fruits). The active chemicals in the oil enter our bodies and get to work, helping us fall asleep better, reduce blood pressure, and a host of other things.

Tackling Common Issues with Essential Oils

Many problems can be solved naturally with essential oils. With so many oil options out there, however, it can be hard picking the right one for your situation. Our guides below suggest the best essential oils for a given issue.

Using Essential Oils 101

Getting started with essential oils is easy! But there are a few key things to keep in mind:

Building Your Set

It can be daunting looking through the many essential oil brands and product options, but it doesn’t need to be!

Check out our beginner’s guide to buying essential oils. It’ll help you know what you should look for from a company, as well as suggest our top 3 brands.

Once you find your favorite company, you can start creating your collection. Before you buy an oil, it helps to know what it can do for you. Here’s a roundup of the most commonly used oils and their benefits:

Some people enjoy creating kits around a certain theme, like the ones below:

DIY Projects with Essential Oils

Create a number of useful household products with essential oils, great for even the most novice of DIY-ers.

Helpful Resources

Ready to learn more about essential oils? Check out these resources:

  • Interview with author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
  • Interview with author of Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils
  • Our Pinterest board with a collection of tips and tools
  • The essential oil part of our website where we frequently post new articles

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to check out our site.


Need essential oils?  I have recently affiliated with Spark Naturals and am thrilled with the quality, the price and the service.

Not only that, Backdoor Survival readers get a 10% discount by using the code “BACKDOORSURVIVAL” at checkout!

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I love the nifty tin my EOs came it.  Totally unexpected!