5 Reasons To Consider Trying Essential Oils

5 Reasons To Consider Trying Essential Oils

Considering trying Essential Oils? Here are 5 reasons why you might want to try them out, and some practical ways to use them every day!

I’ve considered trying essential oils for a while, but only recently tested some out when Alicia from Oiling Life sent me a couple samples to try. Alicia sells doTerra Oils, and sent me a sample of Peppermint, Melaleuca and Lavender. I realized I wasn’t educated at all on what essential oils were…so I started doing some research and read up on the information Alicia sent me.

Ps—Alicia is giving away a bottle for free to a lucky winner! Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Considering trying Essential Oils? Here are 5 reasons why you might want to try them out, and some practical ways to use them every day!

Here are a few things I learned, and 5 reasons I’d consider using these oils in everyday life:

  1. Essential oils are nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells
  2. They are all natural aromatic compounds that are found in roots, flowers, bark, and other parts of plants
  3. Essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs
  4. Due to their unique chemical structure, essential oils are able to pass directly through the skin for an immediate reaction
  5. You can use essential oils by inhaling them, using them topically, or ingesting them

So, why would I consider using them?

  1. Each essential oil “does” something different. There seems to be an oil for everything! Currently my favorite one is Lavender oil. Lavender helps with sleep (I’ve used my lavender sample from Alicia to put a couple drops on my pillow at night, and it smells devine!), and I definitely noticed I was more calm with that lavender smell on my pillow.
  2. I like their smell. All three of the oil samples I got smelled great—unique in their own way, but all really nice. Peppermint really cleaned out my nasal passages, I’ll tell you that!
  3. They’re natural. I love using things that are from nature, but are safe and effective. The fewer chemicals we use, the better!
  4. If they work, sign me up. I want what’s going to work…if it doesn’t work, then I just don’t want to use it. So far, I’ve felt really relaxed when I use lavender oil on my pillow or in the bath tub. I like the smell, and I do feel like it has calming benefits. However, if I didn’t think it did anything, I wouldn’t bother to use it. Functionality is big for me!
  5. A little goes a long way. Only a couple drops will get you where you need to go! This means whatever size bottle you get, you’ll be able make it last for a long time!

Ready to try out some essential oils?! Alicia is giving away a 5mL bottle of doTerra’s Wild Orange essential oil, which is a mood lifter. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below! The giveaway will end at midnight on 2/16, and is open to anyone in the US 18 years or older!

Considering trying Essential Oils? Here are 5 reasons why you might want to try them out, and some practical ways to use them every day!

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Considering trying Essential Oils? Here are 5 reasons why you might want to try them out, and some practical ways to use them every day!

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20 Comments

  1. Kari
    February 9, 2017 / 5:03 PM

    Yay! Essential oils! They are so great for your health.. Great info!

    • Meredith
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      February 9, 2017 / 5:28 PM

      Thanks!! You are the queen of the oils and I’m glad I got to try some out–you’re so right about how great they are!

  2. February 9, 2017 / 5:43 PM

    I have a few friends that are oil fanatics and swear by it. I am a bit addicted to lavender—but mostly for the smell. Great info, I really need to do a deep dive and use oils more.
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    • Meredith
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      February 10, 2017 / 3:16 AM

      I LOOOOVE the smell of the lavender one!!

    • Meredith
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      February 10, 2017 / 3:16 AM

      This is what I need to get into next, these diffusers!!!!

    • Meredith
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      February 10, 2017 / 3:15 AM

      Yeah, I can’t wait to get a few to try out longer term!

    • Meredith
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      February 10, 2017 / 3:15 AM

      I’m pretty sold on the lavender one, I’m going to need a big bottle!

    • Meredith
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      February 12, 2017 / 3:48 AM

      I’ve liked the samples I’ve got so far! Lavender smells SO GOOD!

    • Meredith
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      February 12, 2017 / 3:49 AM

      That’s so sweet! What do you use for his belly? I’ll need to start looking for some good ones for my daughter!

    • Meredith
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      February 12, 2017 / 3:50 AM

      Do you have a favorite? So far lavender is winning for me, of the three samples I tried!

  3. February 13, 2017 / 6:49 PM

    I recently discovered essential oils and now I am wondering how I did without them for so long! thanks so much for sharing this information.
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    • Meredith
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      February 14, 2017 / 4:20 AM

      I need to get more into them that’s for sure!

  4. February 14, 2017 / 4:04 PM

    Very cool! I’m interested in oils so I’ve entered and hope I win!!

    • Meredith
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      February 14, 2017 / 5:48 PM

      I bet this orange one smells amazing that she’s giving away!