I'd heard of essential oils and how amazing they are for years, but didn't really give them a try until a year ago. Since then, I've started collecting and trying as many new oils as I can, while trying to learn all I can about them. These little suckers can get expensive, so I was very grateful to be able to receive so many of these at a discount in exchange for trying them and giving my honest review. (All opinions are my own. I did not receive any other sort of compensation.)
I've only been using them a short time, but have seen some really neat results. From helping with my anxiety, headaches, and asthma, to helping with my son's temper tantrums, I'm loving essential oils! I especially love that, even with my scent sensitivity, I can use essential oils as perfume or air freshener and NOT get sick.
A Bit About Essential Oils
What makes a pure, high quality, essential oil?Simply Earth, First Botany, Majestic Pure, and Pure Body Naturals. But I have tried a few other brands, including Doterra, Young Living, Spark Naturals, etc. Oddly enough, with all of the oils I've tried so far, the bigger the bottle, the less quality/pure the oil. One obvious indicator of this less quality is the scent. In the oils that were lower quality, the scent was not as concentrated, and the scent was even off. For example, in the Pure Body Naturals brand of Peppermint oil, the peppermint scent was overshadowed by a rubbing alcohol-type smell, probably because peppermint oil naturally contains menthol and the menthol content increased with lower quality ingredients. The Bergamot oil by Majestic Pure had a strong pine smell instead of a citrus scent. First Botany's Myrrh oil had a wonderful scent (although very diluted) that I absolutely love, their Lavender oily smelled off, and it gave me a headache, which doesn't usually happen with lavender oil. So, I can't recommend this as a reliable brand of essential oils. I can, however, highly recommend, Simply Earth. So far, I've found their quality to be comparable to Doterra and Young Living, but much more affordable and I love their business model!
Of all the oils I've tried so far, Simply Earth is my new favorite! They average around only $5 per bottle. Their oils are high quality, pure, potent, and 13% of the profit from each purchase goes to help end human trafficking. You can read more about this company and their mission on their website. Here's a little bit about each oil I got to try.Bergamot Oil Scent: Spicy, warm, light citrus scent. Low quality Bergamot oils that I've tried smell like a musky pine. Origin: Cold pressed from Bergamot Orange (an inedible lemon/orange hybrid) peel My favorite benefits and uses
I want to have energy to spend time and actually do activities with my family.
I want to be able to be physically active. Iâm not saying I plan on running marathons, but being able to exercise and do basic housecleaning on a daily basis would be nice.
I want my mind to feel less foggy all the time so I can do my job well and enjoy being in the profession I love.
I want to be healthy and be at a healthy weight.
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