A couple months ago, a very close friend of mine revealed the beauty of essential oils to me. I am forever indebted to her. And let me preface this little post with the fact that Rachel taught me almost everything I know about this other than some research here and there. But she helped me figure out applications. So I've become a little obsessed, and am always applying my essential oils on a daily basis.
Rachel created an "Emily" scent for me. (I wanted it to have a good amount of patchouli and Bergamot. They are both oils that are supposed to help balance anxiety levels.) I've kind of become super emotionally attached to my scent, it's a little silly.
One probably important thing to know is that essential oils aren't supposed to be applied straight onto the skin, which I do anyway, but wharves, right?!
What I use essential oils for:
+ Perfume - I mix essential oils with a base: I use almond oil.
+ Laundry - I will dab a little lavender on a damp wash cloth and put it in the dryer with the rest of the load.
+ Sleep - I spray a little lavender and patchouli on my pillow before I go to bed. Lavender is supposed to help with sleep.
+ Acne - Sometimes I dab a little tea tree oil straight up onto my cheeks before bed to help with pimples.
Now I apologize about the blurry photos. I was taking these late at night and the lighting in my room is just horrible.
Oshadi Oils are probably my favorite, specifically the Synergy blend.
We always put my perfume scent in a roll-on bottle that Rachel gave me.