I have been reading all the posts and pins about essential oils for quite a long time. I always had some lavender essential oil kicking around because I heard it calms you. I also tried making some bug spray with essential oils because regular bug spray is so toxic and doesn’t seem to work anyway. I never really got into mixing with carrier oils to make roller bottles. I’ve always wanted to, but I just never put the time into it. Well….I started this past week and I am so glad that I did. What was I waiting for???
If you have wanted to use essential oils, but weren’t sure how to go about it, I’m going to tell you the steps I took to educate myself. First, I read some blogs posts on how to use essential oils. The majority of the posts said that you would need 3 things to get started: the essential oils, roller bottles and carrier oil. I looked on Amazon for these products because they usually have the best deals. I chose all my products based on pricing and I have to say they are all great products. (These are not affiliate links so I do not get paid for my opinion.)
Second, I looked on Pinterest. There are a plethora of pins about essential oils. I found several that were super helpful. This one is my favorite because it comes with free labels that you can put on roller bottles: Essential Oil Recipes and Labels. I also found great DIYs on making body butter and lip balm. The possibilities are endless. My essential oils Pinterest board is below and you can see some of the great EO pins that I have chosen.
Third, I mixed some of the essential oils I ordered with the carrier oils in the roller bottles and I have been using them for about a week. I especially love the Good Night and the Muscle Soother. I have been sleeping sounder since I started using the Good Night . I roll that mixture on the soles of my feet each night and I LOVE it. Not sure why the directions say to role it on the bottom of your feet, but it works!!!
Fourth, I ordered the supplies to make body butter from Bulk Apothecary. (This is also not an affiliate link. I just chose them because of their great prices and high quality products.) I haven’t received the supplies yet, but when I do I will write a follow up post on how those “experiments” go. The supplies for body butter are the same as for the lip balm, so I’ll be ordering some lip balm tubes and trying that too. I hope that you have found these simple steps helpful.
Have you used essential oils? If yes, what are your favorites and how do you use them? I’d love to hear about your EO experiences.