UPDATE: As my use of essential oils has grown, so has my product list! If you want to see an updated list of the products that I have used to compliment my essential oils, click here.
So, you dove right in and bought some essential oils. Now what? What are you gonna do with them?
As promised, I am going to fill you in on some of the budget-friendly accessories I purchased to help make some fabulous oily blends/recipes!! (I get excited thinking about it!!) All of these are easy peasy buys from Amazon, and I will add a link for each one so you’ll be just one click away!
HEEEERE WE GO!
To start, my most ‘essential’ purchase (get it?? hee hee) was the Essential Oils Pocket Reference. This little gem is specific to Young Living and gives you the 4-1-1 on all the oils, even for those oils NOT included in the starter kit. This will help you get to know the oils in your starter kit as well as those oils that aren’t included and will help guide you to which oils to use for what purpose, the safe methods of use. It is a GREAT tool to use in getting to know which oils to use to target your specific needs. This is a little fella, but it is FULL of information!
Next, I purchased these essential oils roller bottles to help house the special blends that I make. Rollers are one of the best & easiest ways to use your oils topically, travel with them, or make your oils last longer! You get the same benefits from the oil when mixed with a carrier oil and placed in a roller bottle that you would get if applied directly. These particular roller bottles come with extra roller balls, labels, opener, funnel, and other goodies pictured!
> Always buy rollers with a steel or glass roller ball – never plastic! (The purity of the oils will weaken the plastic.)
> Get quality rollers so they don’t leak!
I also purchased this 12-Pk Essential Oils Bottles Kit which includes some roller bottles as well as some large and small spray bottles. The larger spray bottles are used for my Thieves cleaner while the smaller spray bottles can be used for things such as room spray, oil sprays for your hair health, and one I’m about to try….. a poo spray! (“What did you say??! Whoa, Nelly! Too much info!!”) –> I can’t wait to make it and see how good it works!!
One thing you will definitely need if you are wanting to make different oily recipes is a carrier oil. For now, my carrier oil of choice is this Fractionated Coconut Oil. Carrier oils do not weaken the benefits you receive from your oils, they just allow for easier and better topical application as well as allowing your oils to last longer.
I plan on making a linen spray at some point soon so I will combine this witch hazel with lavender oil to make a dreamy spray! I am waiting to finish the one I’ve been using, though, but I can’t wait to make it!
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent, so you can also use it in combination with certain oils to make a facial toner.
One last thing that I’ve included in my essential oils cabinet (for now) is Rosehip Oil. I mentioned it in my last post, but this is the oil I use in combination with lavender, frankincense, and copaiba to make the Glow Face Serum that I absolutely LOVE! I use it morning and night!! You can also use jojoba oil, but be sure to use the correct oil for the benefit you are looking for in a facial serum. Each has similar yet different benefits. Jojoba oil is a lighter oil that is quickly absorbed in the skin and is usually good for all skin types. Rosehip oil is also good for all skin types but is especially good for dry, sensitive skin and helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles. This is the reason I chose rosehip oil. My face tends to be on the dryer side, and mama gettin’ on up in the age so more fine lines are making their appearance! My glow serum is helping me grow old gracefully!
Well….there ya have it! That’s ‘all I got’ for now! I don’t know about you, but I am STILL lovin’ on these essential oils for all of their oily goodness and gajillion benefits naturally! — ♫ Doin’ a what comes na-trul-ly!♫ — (<- A little ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ reference for you thespians out there! One of my favorite plays!)
Have a good rest of your Thursday, friends. We are headed for the weekend! Whoo Hoo!