Monday, June 18, 2012

My Essential Oils

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. 

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Oshadi Oils are probably my favorite, specifically the Synergy blend.

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We always put my perfume scent in a roll-on bottle that Rachel gave me. 

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jen said...

I love using essential oils for perfume. My fav is a combination of Egyptian Musk and Patchoulli. When I lived in CA I got my oil at a place called The Dragon Marsh, but their supplier changed and now my perfect beautiful oil is in the wind. I did find something very similar at our local EarthFare whole food type grocer. The supplier is if you're ever looking for quality oils online. :)

I love bergamot too.. which is why I love the smell of Earl Grey tea! :o)

Marisa Noelle said...

I use essential oils as perfume and tea tree on my face too! Once I've started, I definitely could never go back. I really want to try that laundry tip - very clever. Seems much better than purchasing the expensive all natural dryer sheets - which don't leave much of a scent anyways.

I <3 Patchouli & Bergamot:)

Maggy said...

Oh, that is too cool. I would also be obsessed with having my own scent, but I think it would take me forever to decide on a combo! Lavender is so wonderful, I have a lavender spray oil from Trader Joe's that is my treat when I need some soothing scent. Enjoy it!


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