Spotlight On: Essential Oils

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Growing up one of my favorite hobbies was rummaging through all of my mother’s treasures that sat elegantly on her vanity. Every chance I got I would admire (and try) all of her delicate glass bottles, fragrances lotions, colorful makeup.. I was quite the specialist. More than once I acquired a bottle or two of her aromatherapy oils. I fell in love quickly.

Fast forward 10 (maybe 20) years and I now have my own collection of essential oils on my vanity. I have to say I’m obsessed! Because here’s the thing: fragrance has been shown to have a huggeee impact on your mood & health. Yes, they can transport you down memory lane (that bottle of Lovespell you wore on your first date) but they also can relax, energize, or motivate you. They can help with nausea, anxiety, headaches, drowsiness, and much more. Read on to learn about the benefits of each.

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Rose Oil: Rose oil is said to help with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, circulation, and digestion. It’s said to boost confidence, improve skin texture, and increase libido πŸ˜‰
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Lavender Oil: Perhaps one of the more known essential oils, lavender is most associated with its calming, sleep-inducing properties. It’s also been said to help with dandruff (apply a few drops to scalp). I love applying this to my neck and wrists before bed … works like magic.
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Lemon Oil: Lemon oil is used for everything from skin irritation to circulation. It’s a natural mood booster, energizer, and increases your immune system. It also used to aid in headaches and fever.
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Ylang-Ylang: This oil is best associated with calming abilities and to soothe headaches, and nausea. It’s also been known to stimulate hair growth and lowering blood pressure and signs of depression.
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Peppermint: Peppermint oil has many uses, but is well known for improving focus & energy levels. It’s cooling feel can help relax tight mussels and clear your respiratory tract when inhaled. Ingested, peppermint can help with bad breath (duh) and soothe digestive issues.
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Tea Tree: This oil has many uses and is a very worthy investment. It’s well known for clearing up skin and hair conditions such as dandruff, acne, and athletes food. It is also a natural immune booster and helps ward off infections, heal cuts, sores, & muscle aches… and it wards off insects.
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Jasmine: Jasmine oil has been shown to reduce tension, stress, insomnia, and signs of depression. It can enhance libido, and help with addiction issues. It is said to help fade scars, treat eczema, and help with expecting mothers to induce labor and reduce labor pains.
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Chamomile: Chamomile is a known antiseptic and antibiotic. It is used for its calming, soothing, properties to lift mood and ease signs of anxiety and depression. It is often used as a sleep aid.
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Rosemary: Rosemary oil is a strong mental stimulant. It is said to help strengthen memory, focus, and overall improve brain performance. Applied topically rosemary oil can help soothe tired, achy muscles and is great for treating a wide variety of skin issues.
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Eucalyptus: This oil is used for its antiseptic powers and is great for helping with respiratory issues, congestion, and can also be a diuretic. Eucalyptus oil can help reduce headaches, fevers, and has deodorizing properties.


That’s all for now. I’m thinking about doing a product review on my current stash of oils so keep an eye out πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!
Xo, Miranda<3


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  1. June 25, 2016 / 1:54 am

    I love this post. I’m just getting into essential oils and your guide of all the oils is amazing.

    • June 25, 2016 / 2:02 am

      Absolutely dear! Let me know if you have any questions or are looking for anything in particular & I can help πŸ™‚ they are SO worth it haha

      • June 25, 2016 / 2:03 am

        Thank you so much. That’s very sweet of you. I can’t wait to read more of your blog.

  2. July 30, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Wow, thank you for this post! I am just starting with essential oils and your article is packed with great and easy to understand information. Thank you so much for your effort Miranda.
    Regarding tea tree oil, not sure if you knew but it is good bug repellent. Just spray a bit on corners of your bed and no creature will crawl it during night time. And makes your bed smell like herbs!

    • July 31, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Awesome tip! I didn’t know that & totally plan to try now.. how great:) I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for stopping by<3