Essential Oils

Hey y'all. You get a double dose of posts today because I have so many ideas and I want to get them out there + it was National Sibling's Day and I had to celebrate with a bonus post.

I'm feeling un-inspired on the food front again so there's no Foodie Friday :( Sorry, kinda of. The best thing I made this week were cupcakes and they were straight out of the box thanks to Betty Crocker and iced with store bought icing, too. I had to do what I had to do to satisfy my cupcake craving. I did make a couple of adjustments off Pinterest pins but i'll share those later.

If you're still with me after all that rambling I want to share with you about the essential oils I've been using. I've been thinking about this post since I got my oils but of course I had to actually use them first so after a post I put on Facebook earlier this week I decided now is the perfect time.

I did lots of research on Pinterest before I bought my oils. I know that there are plenty of brands out there; Young Living and DoTerra being two of the major ones right now. I've never used them and more than likely will before long but I started off with this set from Amazon.

Here's the link, in case you're interested in buying them, too.

I have to say, hands down, my favorite is the Tension oil.
It is a blend of Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, & Grapefruit.

I posted this as my thankful post one day.

{Day 39} I'm so thankful for my tension essential oil. My shoulder has killed me (to the point of actual sobbing last night) for about a week. I've done everything I can think of to relieve the pain. It doesn't hurt all the time but when it does OUCH! This morning I remembered my essential oils and massaged my shoulders with this oil! Relief!!! #simplylovegratitudeproject

This is one oil I swear by and will never ever run out of.

The other day I used all of these over the course of a day.
De-Stress-A blend of Grapefruit, Lavender, & Ylang Ylang
M.B.S.-Mind, Body, & Spirit- A blend of Orange, Clove, Ylang Ylang and Amyris
Renew-A blend of Clove, Peppermint, Orange, Lavender, Rosemary, & Eucalyptus
P.M.S.-Geranium, Oregano, Clary Sage, & Lavender

I felt like a new person after I used those.

I'm not sure I can live without my P.M.S. blend, either.

These last two are pretty amazing, too.

Bug Away-A blend of Citronella, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass
Happy Feet-A blend of Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme, & Clove

Bug Away smells awful but of course anything Citronella does. I used this on my entire family when we went for a hike in the woods. I came out without any ticks or bug bites on me. My Fiance had one tick and my son (who had been in the woods earlier in the day without any bug away on to begin with) had one tick on him and no one had bug bites. I'd say that was a success. I'll be using this one for the rest of the summer.

Happy Feet is wonderful. I just rub a little on my feet and magic. They feel relaxed and relieved. I've yet to soak them in water and oil but that's coming so soon. My feet often get tired and need relief, this is the little bottle of magic works wonders.

One thing I didn't know about until I got my oils is that you need a carrier oil, such as coconut, to go along with them. I don't have any yet but next weekend we're going to the Georgia Renaissance Festival and there is a guy who sells all kinds of essential and scented oils that I plan on hitting up. I'm so excited about that! I'm sure i'll have lots more goodies to share with you then.

Also, I'll say this. You don't buy essential oils because they smell amazing. They're Earthy, something I wasn't prepared for but they don't necessarily smell horrible, either, at least not all of them. Remember, they're for health benefits.

If you have any questions about oils feel free to e-mail me at or check out my Pinterest board-

I'm off now to try my Aches & Pains oil for the first time. My hands are killing me today.

Have a great weekend everybody! I'll see y'all on Monday.

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