Our Essential Oil Collection

Well I guess I’ll never have to worry about being out of ideas for posts.  Today my sister texted me and asked for a very specific post about essential oils.  So, here it is!  I kept it brief–this time.

My husband and I have really built up quite the essential oil collection in the last year and a half.  In early 2014 I attended an essential oil class at our local library, and came home with a stack of information, price sheets, and newfound knowledge that I was ready to act on.

I just knew I HAD to get my hands on some oils, but the question was–which ones?  There were so many listed on the papers I brought home, and just when I thought I had decided, my eyes were drawn to another oil on the list.  The prices were high, and I wanted to start our collection with the most versatile oils.  I also decided to look around at different brands, and found that Now Foods carried several quality essential oils at what I felt were reasonable prices.  I started mentioning some oils I wanted, and before I knew it my husband had ordered both a diffuser and a few oils to get us started.  One of his first purchases was lavender.  Lavender is a soothing oil, good for relaxation and easing tension.  Its calming properties make it a good oil for helping to relieve headaches, too.  We diffused it basically every night for a month in our diffuser.  Just fill it up with water, and add a couple drops of oil.  Two to three drops of almost any oil will go a long way!

We now have a basket of oils setting on my nightstand, next to the diffuser.

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We diffuse combinations of oils each night, and we also use the oils topically.  Here are some of the most commonly used oils in our home.

Oils for Colds/Congestion/Respiratory Issues

Eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, rosemary, thyme

 

Oils for Skin Health

Rose, geranium, frankincense, tea tree (Melaleuca), lavender

 

Oils for Cleaning

Lemon, tea tree, rosemary, wild orange, pine, oregano

 

Oils for Pain and Inflammation

Lavender, wintergreen, eucalyptus, peppermint, clary sage, sandalwood

This is just a small sample of the oils we have, and obviously some get used more than others.  Most oils have several uses, which makes them all that more worth it!  I encourage anyone who is interested in oils to attend an in-person event like I did.  It really helps to have that initial conversation with someone who has studied and used oils, because then you can take that information and use it to help guide your research.

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Ashley says:

    Thanks. This at least made me feel good that I always have tea tree oil in the house!

    What are your favorite ones to diffuse?

    And what brand diffuser do you have?

  2. Slfruth says:

    We diffuse peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, and lavender A LOT.

    And I just updated the post to include some links–diffuser included. It is the ZAQ Essential Oil Diffuser.

  3. Wayne steele says:

    Ever hear of young living products or another one we really perfer is remnant remedy, both online. And excellent quality. We use mainly topically. We have a diffuser that came with our into set at young living. It’s nice but we have a local incense maker whose product is divine!!! Fred sools in tijeras NM, also online. With his incense being sooo strong and long lasting we don’t use the diffuser much. Soooo many benefits to oils! And you can’t overdose needing western medical care from them. What wonderful healing medicine!

  4. Lisa says:

    Sarah!!! How did I not know you use essential oils?! Glad I happened upon this post somehow but I’m a constant user of them (primarily trying all sorts of combos for Casen). So if you come up with anything unique or not typically common known, please oh please do let me know!

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