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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been a little curious about using essential oils, wondering if they are even worth trying out. Well, one resolution I made for the new year is to use essential oils in my home and in daily life with my family whenever I can (even while out and about with my son.) Keep reading to find out some tips for newbie’s (like myself), plus some really cool aromatherapy accessories that have all helped me to get started!
Essential Oil Tips for Beginners + How to Enjoy Oils On-The-Go
I picked up a few bottles of essential oils to get started and a good diffuser. The wood-look of this one matches decor and the fact that the light changes color as you diffuse is nice! There’s even a subtle “waterfall” sound effect to add to the Zen effect.
I chose not to invest in the more expensive oil brands and accessories right away. My thought process was once I tried them out and if I liked them, I’d want to invest a little more as time goes on!
It’s so simple to diffuse! All you need is your favorite oils, a diffuser, and water. These 3 are a few of my go to’s :
- Lemon makes the house smell amazing while cleaning up and energizes me to get the job done!
- Clary sage helps to keep hormones balanced and much more!
- Eucalyptus is fresh and is great for spa-nights at home.
As far as blends go, I have turned to good ol’ Pinterest for ideas. Check out what blends and other tips I’m pinning 🙂 Blending lemon, rosemary, and lavender is dreamy!
Hubby surprised me and ordered this Leather Wrap Bracelet so that I could use my favorite oils while out. Y’all…. I love this thing ! It blends with other pieces I’m wearing and it’s simple to use, even while chasing after a 3 year old!
I just change out which oils I need on each washable pad, depending on my needs at that moment. If you’re looking to get started with oils (or even if you currently use them), you’d love this wrap bracelet for amazing aromatherapy benefits while on-the-go!
How to Use the Essential Oils Wrap Bracelet:
I add 1-2 drops of my favorite oil to the little round cotton pad inside and tighten the top of the bracelet (it comes with a bunch of colored pads, I’m wearing the black pad inside in this pic.) The light scent of whatever oil I’m using lingers all day, no actual diffuser needed!
I get to enjoy more favorite scent AND get the health + wellness benefits without it being overpowering or bothering anyone else’s senses!
Essential oils are great for the whole family! When I first started using oils my son was a stuffy and had a cold. Loads of fun, right? Moms, I know you can relate! I grabbed the Eucalyptus oil and started diffusing that to give him some releif.
I had read that it’s great for congestion and colds. I used a kid-safe amount based on his age and ….IT REALLY WORKED, no harsh medications needed.
He was less congested and was starting to feel better soon after I started diffusing. The house even smelled so good with just 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil used! I immediately wanted to try even more oils, so I started looking up which oils provide which health benefits, looked up blends on Pinterest, and started accumulating more bottles!
Now, at almost 3 months in, I’m beginning to look into ways to use oils in cleaning our home, as well use for other health benefits for my family, too!
With so much info out there, my best advice is to research as much as you can and invest in high quality oils from trusted sources. I will actually be placing an order with a friend of mine next week who is a rep for the Young Living products. DoTerra is another trusted brand, as well as Eden’s Garden.
Which Essential Oils Should I Get Started With?
There are so many essential oils and even more combinations you can make! If you’re interested in using oils, one tip I have is to be sure to look into ways to safely use them to fit the needs of your family first! You want to be sure you are getting pure oils. Always follow directions carefully as far as diluting, using with kids, and applying to the skin only with a carrier oil!
Here are a few must-have essential oils to get started with, as well as some quick benefits of each:
- Lavender – Calms + A Natural Anti-Depressant + Safe To Use Around Infants
- Lemon – Uplifts + Energizes + Great for Cleaning!
- Eucalyptus – Can Be Used for Respiratory Concerns + Helps Soothe Sore Joints and Muscles
- Tea Tree – Helps Ease Many Skin Conditions, Including Acne + Naturally Fights Bacteria
- Peppermint – Soothes Headaches + Energizes + Decongestant Properties + Can Also Be Used For Respiratory Concern
I’m hooked and already adding more oils and more accessories to my collection! Hope you enjoyed this post and got some good tips!
Do you use essential oils on a day to day basis? Please share your tips + favorite blends!
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