I have slowly been entering into the world of essential oils, and so far I love it! I started out with the doTERRA intro kit (a gift from Conor at Christmas) and have been trying to learn as much as I can since then. Quite a few of my friends use essential oils, so I've been able to sample (or at least smell) quite a few different oils as well as pick their brains on how to use them. That probably been the most difficult & intimidating part... figuring out how to use them & gain their full benefits!
Thanks to Elise, I started following Hollystic Oils on Instagram! She is amazing!!! She frequently posts about different ways to use oils; plus she's always offering awesome deals. Each one of her posts seriously makes me want ALL THE OILS!!! Holly was sweet enough to send me quite a few samples to try out in my diffuser as well as a rollerball to help Liam (and me) sleep! I have been in essential oil bliss since my box of goodies arrived!
Here are some of the combinations she told me to try:
I haven't tried all these combos yet, but I will say I am particular into Sleepy Time! I love using my diffuser at night. I put it on my nightstand, and the nice hum of the diffuser plus the (now) familiar smells help me relax before bed. I also like using our diffuser when I want to freshen the air (especially in the kitchen) or add some mood lifters (when I have a bunch of crazy toddlers running around).
Now having just shared all that fun stuff about diffusing, I will say that using essential oils topically seems to have a far greater impact. I am obsessed with rollerballs! Liam uses one every nap time & nighttime before bed; it has simply become part of our routine. Again I think the familiar scents help calm him and let him know it's time to wind down and sleep. I also have a rollerball of just peppermint that I use when I feel a headache coming on; this has been a game changer. I put a little on my temples and the back of my neck. Typically I feel relief rather quickly unless it's a nasty headache! I can't wait to start putting some other blends together for everyday use.
This is only a brief glimpse into the the wonderful world of oils! Hopefully as I learn & use more, I will share more. Here are a few of my favorites: Balance, Citrus Bliss, Elevation, & Serenity. And now luckily for all of you, Holly is giving away the doTERRA intro kit as well as a bottle of fractionated coconut oil (for topical use as well as rollerballs, yay)! Enter through the rafflecopter below. A winner will be chosen on Saturday! Good luck friends!