I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share this kit and the essential oil experience with you!

As a health coach, I feel strongly about using essential oils as a secret weapon for natural health and healing. Essential oils are amazing natural remedies that can help with a variety of health needs and conditions. Most of all, they are cheaper, safer, and more effective than most prescription medications. 

And if you have any questions about essential oils, I have lots of resources right here on my website for you, including diffuser blends and oil profiles for some of the most powerful oils. 

But back to the kit, it includes:

  • 5mL bottle of lemon oil
  • 5mL bottle of peppermint oil
  • 5mL bottle of lavender oil 
  • An Introduction to Modern Essentials booklet


Here’s some more information about your new oils: 


A little yellow lemon may be a staple food item in your home, but I’m here to tell you why lemon essential oil can replace that cute lemon. 

Lemon essential oil is more potent that simply squeezing a lemon. To get just 15 ml of lemon essential oil, 45 lemons are used. Only a few drops of lemon essential oil are enough to get the desired effect.

Here are some of the health benefits of lemon essential oil:

Improves digestion

Lemon essential oil is helpful in soothing digestive problems. One study found that aromatherapy massage using essential oils helped relieve constipation. 

Adding a few drops of Lemon oil to water can help reduce heartburn, acid indigestion, and it can help cleanse the liver and kidneys.

Assists in detox

You’ve heard that drinking lemon water is a great way to start your day. Well that’s because lemon is very effective at cleansing the liver as it promotes flushing out toxins. Studies have found that the citrus flavonoids in lemon may protect the liver against toxins and reduce fat in the liver, protecting against fatty liver disease (source).

Add 1-3 drops of lemon oil to your drinking water to assist in detoxing your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps the body cleanse itself of toxins and waste.

Clean your home

Due to its antimicrobial properties, lemon oil is perfect for cleaning your home of harmful bacteria, fungi and other unsafe pathogens. It can also be used to protect your food from bacterial growth (source). 

Make a DIY all-purpose cleaning solution with 10 drops of lemon, 10 drops of melaleuca and 10 drops of OnGuard.

Stay focused

Many essential oils have a calming or relaxing effect on children with ADHD. This calming effect may help modify some of their behavioral symptoms. Lemon is one oil that have been found to improve mood and preventing emotional outbursts.

Diffuse a few drops of lemon oil and peppermint oil to help your kids stay focused. 

Invigorate your skin

“Lab studies show that lemon oil is able to reduce cell and tissue damage in the skin that’s caused by free radicals. This is due to lemon oil’s strong antioxidant activity and anti-aging effects” (source). 

To make your own homemade exfoliant scrub, combine 4–5 drops of lemon essential oil to a small amount of oatmeal and water. As you apply the Lemon oatmeal scrub to your skin, you will feel the cleansing and refreshing properties of Lemon oil working to exfoliate and clean your skin (source). 

Boost your immune system

I saved the best for last. I’m all about boosting your immune system to ward off illness. Lemon oil is one of my secret weapons. Since lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties, it can make you less prone to illness. 

Lemon oil can be a powerful way to clear your sinuses as well. In a pot of steaming water, add five to ten drops, then sit back and inhale the steam while this essential oil works its magic on your sinuses.

I am a sucker for versatile, yet fabulous smelling oils. That’s why I love peppermint.

There are many reasons why I think everyone should have peppermint essential oil in their medicine cabinet, but the main one is because of its significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities, strong antioxidant and anti-tumor actions, and some antiallergenic potential (source).

Here are some ways peppermint oil is beneficial to your health:

Relieves headaches and migraines

When a headache strikes, my first course of action is to drink a glass of water and grab my peppermint oil headache blend (see below). Simply apply to your temples, forehead and back of your neck.

Peppermint oil has the ability to relax muscles and improve circulation, which can quickly alleviate any pain you’re feeling.

Alleviates muscle and joint pain

The same way peppermint oil helps in relaxing muscles in your head, it can also help with other muscle pain. Peppermint also has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties, so it’s useful in all types of pain management.

One clinical trial found that peppermint oil was just as effective as acetaminophen for pain (source).

Reduces sinus pressure

Peppermint oil acts as an expectorant, which can clear your airways of mucus and reduce congestion. If you add peppermint oil to a warm cup of tea or if you use it in a diffuser, the menthol will help you breathe a little easier.

Don’t forget that because of its antiviral properties, peppermint oil is great for fighting colds and allergies.

Aids in digestion

Nine studies that evaluated 726 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found that peppermint oil provided significant symptom relief (source). Peppermint oil can relax the muscles in your intestines, which reduces bloat.

In a controlled study, 57 patients with IBS were treated with two peppermint oil capsules twice a day for four weeks or placebo. Most of the patients who took the peppermint oil capsule experienced improved symptoms, including reduced abdominal bleeding, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation (source).

Increases energy

Put down that cup of coffee or energy drink. One study found that diffusing peppermint oil reduced daytime sleepiness (source). Also, when inhaled, peppermint oil can help improve your memory and alertness.

To use: Diffuse 6 drops peppermint and 2 drops geranium. You can also add 1-2 drops to a glass of water.

Relieves menstrual cramps

In the same way that peppermint oil relieves headaches and muscle pains, it can also relieve menstrual cramps. One study of 127 women with painful periods found that peppermint extract capsules were as effective as an anti-inflammatory drug (source).

Freshens breath

You know how most breath mints, toothpastes and mouthwashes are a peppermint flavor? That’s because of its pleasant smell and antibacterial properties. Peppermint oil can help kill germs and improve your breath.

One of my favorite essential oils is also one of the most versatile – lavender.

And it doesn’t hurt that lavender oil smells amazing! There’s a reason why manufacturers make everything from shampoo to laundry detergent with lavender. Keep in mind, these items are not usually made with lavender essential oil, it’s typically a lavender smelling chemical – not recommended! 

Here are some of the health benefits from actual lavender essential oil:

Helps you calm down and relax

The International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice published a study finding that supplementing 80 milligram capsules of lavender essential oil alleviates anxiety, sleep disturbance and depression (source).

Another study found that by diffusing lavender in homes, postpartum women had a significant reduction of postnatal depression and reduced anxiety disorder (source).

In addition – unlike prescription medication – there are no adverse side effects, drug interactions or withdrawal symptoms from using any essential oils.

Improves sleep

Once your anxiety is lowered and you’re relaxed, it makes it easier to sleep. Simply put a diffuser by your bed and diffuse lavender oil while you sleep at night.  You can also apply topically to the bottoms of your feet or behind your ears.

Want an easy tip to help your kids sleep? Place a drop or two of lavender oil on their pillow or favorite stuffed animal.

Provides antioxidant protection

During cold and flu season, I rely on essential oils to keep my family healthy. It’s all about making sure your immune system is strong to fight off illness. Lavender essential oil is a natural antioxidant that fights free radicals. 

A 2013 study “found that lavender oil increased the activity of the body’s most powerful antioxidants — glutathione, catalase and SOD. And more recent studies have indicated similar results, concluding that lavender has antioxidant activity and helps to prevent or reverse oxidative stress” (source).

Relieves headaches

Lavender essential oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety qualities. Therefore, it’s beneficial in reducing the pain and tension of a headache or migraine. Apply 1-2 drops on your forehead, temples or back of the neck the next time you have a headache. 

Reduces pain

The same anti-inflammatory characteristics that provide relief from headaches can also be used as a natural pain reliever anywhere on the body. Simply apply 1-2 drops on the area, combine with a carrier oil and massage. 

Heals wounds

Due to its antimicrobial properties, when applied to a cut, lavender oil can kill bacteria. It also helps the wound heal quicker by speeding up tissue repair. Add 4 drops of lavender oil to 10gm of fractionated coconut oil and apply to the wound.

Provides natural cough relief

Lavender is useful for respiratory symptoms, like alleviating phlegm trapped in lungs and sinuses. Click here for some diffuser, massage, and bath blend recipes that include lavender and other helpful oils. 

Improves digestion

Tummy troubles? Add one drop of lavender oil to water or tea. Lavender oil has been found to be beneficial in helping with various gastrointestinal issues.

Enjoy these oils!

Try them out and let me know how you love them! And don’t forget to share your experience on Instagram and to tag me – @leannforsthealthcoach.