I’ve used essential oils in soap making.
Because they are highly concentrated and they smell — wonderful.
But I guess I never realized that they offer much more than just a great scent.
Ashley over at The Handmade Home published a a really informative blog post several months ago about essential oils — and it piqued my interest. And then I found out that one of my co-workers is really into the natural, homeopathic stuff and she told me that she’s been buying a bunch of essential oils (“EOs”) on Amazon. She brought in a couple for me to try.
Cedarwood has a great outdoorsy, woodsy, natural smell to it. I love it. I swear you could use a couple drops on your skin as a cologne. And since it’s so strong, you literally only need a drop or two.
Oregano oil was the other one she let me smell. Wow! Like stepping into an Italian kitchen, I swear. I’m not sure what I’d do with a bottle of oregano oil; however, it smelled wonderful.
As an Amazon Prime member, I snooped around the Amazon site and found a lot of options (go figure). The NOW brand seems to be a popular one. That’s the brand my co-worker has been buying. And she’s very happy with the prices and quality.
There’s also a couple networking marketing companies, DoTerra and Young Living, that sell essential oils. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with networking marketing, I’ve done my share of them before. But…this time I wanted to find another source.
I stumbled across Edens Garden’s website and I was impressed. No big sales pitch. Just pure oils. And some organic ones too. And their prices were well within my range.
I ordered the Organic Top 6 set of oils. They shipped from California via First Class mail. I had them in just a few days. And let me tell you: they are AWESOME!
There are six 10ml bottles in a really nice box (perfect for gift-giving). Here’s the assortment in order of my favorites:
They are all great oils, don’t get me wrong. I just happen to REALLY like the first four.
Now that I have the oils, my next purchase will be a diffuser. I have my eye on this one. For now, I’ve been adding a few drops of oil in our cool mist vaporizer at night.
Lavender makes a great night-time oil. The entire second floor of the house smells like summer. And I’m ALL about that!
If you happen to be a fan of essential oils and can help me in any way, I’d sure appreciate it!
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