Essential Oils…Why I Finally Bought Into This Trend

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For the last few years there has been a new trend showing up on Facebook and some of my favorite social networks. Essential Oils. I’ve been iffy about them. We don’t burn candles in our house that often because I am the only one who likes the smell. At work we’ve been hit or miss on people complaining. All and all, I’ve wanted to try essential oils but was afraid to make the commitment.

This summer I finally decided to make the leap and purchased my starter kit from Young Living.

Essential Oils With Young Living

What Are Essential Oils?

I guess we should back up here. What exactly are essential oils?

I’m not going to pretend to be an expert. In fact, I’m pretty far from it. I’ve been learning as I go and it’s been an incredible journey.

In the most basic terms out there, essential oils are the main oils extracted from a plant. Sounds simple right? Technically it’s not quite that easy and there are many oils out there that claim to be pure that really aren’t. The oils themselves have a number of health (and spiritual) benefits and have actually been used for an incredibly long time.

Essential oils can be used for pain relief, stress relief, meditation, relaxation, allergy relief, etc. Chances are there is an oil for just about anything you need.

Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Honestly, I wouldn’t be writing this post if they didn’t. I only write about products I believe in and essential oils have become a large part of my evening routines at home.

My main reason for finally trying the essential oils was the fact that Baby B and I were fighting allergies this spring. He was too young to start allergy medication, vapor rub wasn’t working and we were not sleeping very well at all. A co-worker made us a rollerball to test out an allergy blend.

Essential Oils Allergy Roller

You guys. It worked.

We rolled a little bit on both of his feet and he was breathing so much better as we went to bed at night. We’ve used and refilled the rollerball a few times this summer and it has been a wonderful solution for the allergy season that never seems to end.

Some nights we add a little extra push to the allergy relief with an allergy relief diffuser blend as well. It doesn’t smell too strong and has really helped clear the air before bedtime.

Allergy Diffuser Blend

That was just one example of how well they worked.

I’ve always heard that lavender in general is great for headaches. Lately I’ve been running into them more often than not with the Fall weather creeping in. I started diffusing 3 drops of Lavender along with my other favorite 2 drop of Peace and Calming while I clean up the kitchen at night. If it doesn’t take care of my headache by the time I go to bed, I move the diffuser next to the bed for a little bit.

It really does work. I’m not completely crazy. We also turn the same blend on in the diffuser sometimes to just settle down after a busy night. On nights where things are a little bit more crazy we’ll add an extra drop of each oil.

Peaceful Night

My Favorite Essential Oils

I’m pretty bad at choosing favorites, but when it comes to essential oils I’ve very quickly found my go to oils.

  • Lavender – Not only does it smell nice but it helps with headaches and settling down at night.
  • RC – My favorite for allergy relief. Baby B has made use of this many times this summer.
  • Peace and Calming – I once heard that mom’s swear by this essential oil and I can see why. I always feel relaxed after we start diffusinng it.
  • Purification – My favorite to diffuse when we are cleaning. The smell just feels so clean.

How Do I Try Them?

I’m glad you asked! Here’s the thing about essential oils, you need a diffuser and GOOD oils. We have a few knock off brands we’ve used at work and they really aren’t the same. The smell is a little too strong and they just don’t work.

Young Living is by far one of THE MOST respected companies out their. The price tag might look expensive but it has been worth every penny.

The best way to get started with essential oils? Purchase the starter kit from Young Living. Not only does it come with a diffuser but you also get the 11 most common oils that you would need at a CRAZY discounted rate.

I was hesitant at first but I’ve made use of (almost) all of the oils on a regular basis since purchasing the kit. When it comes to using the diffuser it is HANDS DOWN better than the cheap one I bought off of amazon just to test things out.

I’m not going to lie, I already want to add another diffuser to our collection soon.

Have you tried essential oils before? What are your go to oils?

Why You Should Try Essential Oils

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Comments (20)

    1. Aren’t they wonderful!? Like I said above I was incredibly skeptical but once I figured them out, I never looked back!

    1. We haven’t approached a cold and flu season yet with them. I’m happy we have them on hand though!

  1. I was very skeptical of essential oils but I had the opportunity recently to work with a woman from Young Living. My whole perception has been turned upside down! I understand it so much more now and have become a believer!

    1. Isn’t it incredible? The difference between Young Living and other Oils really is amazing as well! I’m so glad you found them!

  2. I haven’t jumped on board to the essential oil train but I have been reading a lot about them. I appreciate you posting the recipes that have helped you and your family. We especially struggle with allergies in our house, so I may just have to try out oils!

    1. Absoltely check them out! They have been a life saver this summer! The list of benefits grows every single day in our house!

  3. This is very interesting. I’ve always been on the fence as well about if they actually worked. I sometimes diffuse lavender or lemon just because I like the smell. Maybe I’ll have to try oils for other things as well.
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    1. Definitely check them out! I was extremely skeptical at first but I would highly recommend trying a starter kit from Young Living. It changed everything for me!

  4. I have been using a few oils for a while, but I just bought the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, too, and just wow! No more sneezing or sleepless nights. Lavender is my favorite, but I am also totally obsessed with Stress Away. It is actually keeping my stress away!
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  5. I love essential oils! I haven’t bought a starter kit yet from my friend who sells, but I have really enjoyed the ones I’ve bought from her. Purification is one of my favorites too.
    Also, try putting a pot on the stove, putting in like 3 cinnamon sticks, a few apple slices, a drop of Theives oil, and fill the pot with water. I leave it on 3 on our stove for a couple of hours at the time and it’s amazing.
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  6. Great read! I got a little kit from my husband’s grandma but I had no idea what to do with them. This was a great guide, and I love all the uses. I would make myself sick from being so stressed and got diagnosed with migraines. The oils I was using were helping, but I know they weren’t the best. I am so excited to give this brand a look and see what I find!

  7. I’ve used essential oils for years now and I love them! You realize how well they work and you’ll never go back!

  8. I’ve been thinking about trying these for a while. I didn’t even know that they could be used for things like allergy relief. Very cool!

  9. Okay, so I’ve just gotten started with my research into essential oils, and this post was one of the most helpful ones I’ve read so far. I’ve heard really awesome things about Young Living (a.k.a. it’s pretty much one of the only companies you want to buy from). That blend for allergy relief sounds amazing! I’m a fellow long-term allergy sufferer, so I need some of that relief in my life, haha. 🙂
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