Essential Oils…Getting Started

It feels like essential oils are everywhere and for a long time, I have been interested but overwhelmed when it came to this topic.

Joy’s essential oil cabinet

There seem to be a million oils and  three million recipes to mix them. Some you put on neat (had to google that) and some need a carrier oil.  There are a ton of different companies.  It seemed so complex that I didn’t know where to start, so I didn’t.

But recently, two friends have taken me under their wings and helped me get going.  

Joy is a huge oil user and has been kind enough to answer all my questions and send me samples.  Jennifer teaches Facebook classes on oils that are super helpful. 

So I finally took one of Jennifer’s classes to learn what oils are and the different ways to use them.  And then I called Joy and asked her to tell me her three “must have” oils for someone getting started.  

Her verdict: lavender, peppermint, and lemon. In that order.

So I started slowly with these three and a Breathe bend my babysitter gave me.  I ordered a diffuser off of Amazon.  And we were off.

So far, I diffuse lavender at night in BB’s room.  When he is congested, I add Breathe.  It does seem to help with sleeping somewhat and it smells good if nothing else!)

I’ve also diffused a mix of lemon, lavender, and peppermint during the day to help with seasonal allergies.  Again, it makes our house smell amazing.

I have a Breathe Again roller bottle that I have used on Husband and my neck and feet and on BB’s feet. Not enough evidence to make a determination yet.

As I learn more, I will share more info. If you want to chat with my expert friends or order anything, let me know and I will get you in touch with them. They’re the ones to talk to.  I also found this blog post to be very helpful if you are getting started like me.

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