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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Essential Oils

Recently, a lovely friend sent me some samples from her DoTerra stash. I had never used essential oils (EOs) before she sent them--or so I thought. I had never used the ones she sent anyway! Little did I know that the tea tree oil and the oregano oil I have used for years are essential oils. Who'd a thunk it?

I got crackin' and started using them for a variety of things they said they would work for. I am pretty hooked. I bought this book: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment (longest name ever...) and have been learning ever since.

I had a wonderful conversation with this beautiful woman today about Young Living oils. I appreciate her information in the same way I appreciated my other friend's information. Both of these friends sell high quality oils and both of them have great blends and great oils! What is a naturally minded mama to do?

Quite honestly, I think both companies sound amazing.

I have started making some of my own mixes with some less expensive local health food store oils. I have read what is said about those, but I am still not convinced--yet--that they are truly of lesser quality. They do some of the same things, but I really cannot tell if they are not as good because I am not a scientist and cannot know for sure what is in these oils or if their purity levels are what the containers say they are. It is sort of a conundrum to me.

Today, while searching online, I found a great article that I thought was well-worth reading about 21 things I should know about essential oils. She also linked to Mountain Rose Herbs. These folks have a LOT of oils on their site and some very solid information on what to use them for. There is a lot of good information out there on essential oils, and I am grateful for the information.

If you have EO sites or resources you like and think I should know about them, please feel free to share them in the comments. I am in deep at this point as I am sold on their efficacy. Do you use EOs? If so, which ones and why did you select that company?




5 comments:

Melanie Reynolds said...

Good morning, Kate!

Thanks for this very interesting post! I have two dear friends here who are sold on essential oils...but I haven't had the time or the money to do the research myself. I bookmarked the "21 Uses" post for later perusal.

:)Melanie

Under the Sky said...

Melanie,

This is all new to me so I am just excited to learn. I wish I had a ton of $ so I could try all the brands! :)

Warmly,
Kate

Missouri Mama said...

We use a lot of Heritage Essential Oils in our home and find great info on their website. http://heritageessentialoils.com/

Dawn Oaks said...

Kate, I have been a die hard Young Living EO's person for years. An acquaintance recently introduced me to Liberty Naturals as a company. I must say that they have me thinking about possibly switching companies. Allow me to throw in yet another company to your mix to contemplate.

I really like that Liberty offers a certificate of analysis and the way that they handle the oils in packaging them.

Still doing more research before making a final decision.

Dawn

Under the Sky said...

Thanks, Dawn! I am happy to check out another company. :D

Warmly,
Kate