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Essential Oils 101 for Beginners

Essentials oils 101 tips for beginners and skeptics like I was at the beginning. Where to go to try a few at a reasonable price and which ones are best.

essential oils 101

I was a skeptic when it came to essential oils. All my friends raved about them though, so curiosity got the best of me. I really needed an how to use essential oils tutorial for dummies kind of company to let me try a few and guide me thru what to use. If you too are curious and need a few essential oils 101 tips here are my thoughts! Sponsored by Simply Earth. 😉 (originally published 10/16)

I’m sure you use olive oil daily in the kitchen, but oil on your body?Diffusers, sprays, scents, it all confused me. I’ve heard that there were some natural holistic properties to essential oils so like I said I was curious.

Not wanting to invest a bunch of money just to try them out and wanted a variety of things to see what I liked.

 First I tried this set first because they told me on the side of each bottle what it was supposed to be used for. This was a bit of guidance I needed as a beginner. It was also the variety I was interested in and I enjoyed them.

Essential oils for beginners

  1. There are several ways you can use essential oils
    1. Directly on the skin
    2. Aromatherapy massage
    3. Inhaling them
    4. Using a diffuser
    5. Use in a bath
    6. Steam inhalation – like we did here except you’d add a few drops of essential oils instead of vapor rub

I also used them to make diy cleaning wipes which worked great and saves me a ton of $

how to use essential oils

If you’re a beginner I would suggest #1 and #4 first and see how you like it. (I enjoyed on my wrist using a happy roller ball version)

  1. Then….if you really enjoy it you will save money by purchasing sets or a subscription:
    1. Many companies make it easy and some offer a subscriptions like Simply Earth – each month they sent different themes with 6-7 essential oil recipes and all the items you need to make them. NO more wondering and being confused of which goes with what to create just what you want.
    2. It’s affordable – You get 5 oils plus extras that normally would cost over $200 but it’s only $39 for each delivery.
    3. Products are pure – each one of their oils are 100% pure with no additives or fillers, just pure plant “goodness”.
    4. It’s informative – Each box contains cards to create things beyond different scents.

This one had recipes for a diy scented ornament, Christmas air freshener, recipe for a happy joy essential oil, as well as another Christmas scent (perfect for the holidays).

Essentials oils 101 for beginners
  1. It’s all natural – Each monthly theme includes eo cleaning recipes, beauty, and bath recipes. Could quite possibly get rid of your chemical cleaning products!

When I signed up initially this is what I got in my first box. A small spray bottle and a mason jar came with it too to create a few of the recipes they included.

I will say I loved the scent of the Frankincense and the Happy Joy oil blend. They smell wonderful and is now kept on my desk to amp my mood during the day. 😉

I never thought about scents changing a persons mood but I must say I love it.

Hope my essential oils 101 tips helped and you too. Try it out and see what you think! Then you can make things like homemade lotion bars and more with them.

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Kyla

Monday 31st of October 2016

I love using EO. They are a great help to supplement our family health needs.

Rhonda Haugen

Monday 31st of October 2016

I would LOVE to win this as I use essential oils everyday in my life, they are great to help improve life in so many different ways from my health to just the smell of my home, everyone that enters my home notices it all time!! I love it, I also share with all my friends and neighbors!! Thank you for the chance!! :)

Christine

Monday 31st of October 2016

I love essential oils. I am continually finding new ways to use them and it just fascinates me! I've been hearing so much about Frankincense but have yet to try it.

April

Monday 31st of October 2016

I recently started using essential oils and love them.

Tammy

Monday 31st of October 2016

This is a neat idea and a nice way to build up a stash of EOs. I have a handful and use them for remedies and to make the house smell nice without artificial fragrances/candles.

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