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?