Favorite Essential Oils



Happy Monday!!

With all the sickness going around, I thought today would be the perfect day to talk about my favorite essential oils.  I'm definitely not an expert and am still learning but about two years ago I decided to start incorporating oils in our house in my effort to take a more natural approach to our lifestyle.

This post is not sponsored, I just want to share the Essential Oil love!  One of my sorority sisters is an absolute oil expert & so helpful!! I follow her Instagram account where she shares all kinds of helpful tips & tricks (follow her here).  Currently, I only use a handful of oils but I love those so much and am trying to expand and add a new one each month.


 

I use Doterra oils and ordered their Home Essentials kit to get started.  I love the diffuser that came with the kit and use that one at home but Jared bought me this diffuser for Christmas that I use in my office at work and I love it for that small space! 

My favorite oils right now are: On Guard, Lemon, Breathe, Purify and Lavender.  When there is a bunch of sickness going around, On Guard is diffusing almost 24 hours a day.  It helps prevent sickness and we love it (even Jared has become a big believer in my oils!).  I also like to mix it with fractionated coconut oil and put it on the bottoms of my feet when I sleep.  If we are sick, I mix the coconut oil with on guard and breathe to make an all natural vapor rub for our chests.  Purify is awesome for cleaning!  I like to diffuse lemon throughout a typical day for a fresh and uplifting scent!  Lavender is my go-to for at night to promote relaxation and good sleep.  We can tell a major improvement just using these 5 oils.



I also make our own cleaning products using my oils too.  I always thought this would be too much work and take a ton of time but it really doesn't!  They are so easy and quick to make and it lasts for a long time!  You can see my favorite cleaning "recipes" here.  Honestly, these products work way better than the store bought ones I used to buy and do not leave us with a headache!



Do you use Essential Oils?  Let me know your favorites & how you use them in your house!  I'm trying to learn a little at a time so that they become a natural part of our lives and not an overwhelming thing to figure out.  If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend them!  The more I research and learn about the way things are made (cleaning products, makeup, food, etc) the more conscious I am of what we buy and how we use it.  

7 comments

  1. I love the diffuser you have! I have a couple essential oils - but would love to add something similar to purify to my collection! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I really need to get on the essential oils train especially with all the sickness we constantly have in the house due to never-ending daycare germs. Love that diffuser too! <3

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  3. I have only heard good things about essential oils. I have heard of mixing lavender with some water to create a spray for your pillows / sheets to help promote good sleep!

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  4. I have been so curious about essential oils for a long time. That diffuser is so cute too and it also sounds amazing!! :-) Thank you for sharing and stay healthy! :-)

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  5. I have a friend who loves essential oils! They sound great...especially the lavender one!

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  6. I haven't tried essential oils but find myself eager to learn about them and how others like them. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I haven't tried oils yet! I keep hearing nothing but good things, so I think I just might have to try them soon!

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