A few months ago, I ordered a basic set of essential oils from Amazon. I had seen a lot of posts on social media about the benefits of essential oils and I thought, “why not give it a try?” I remember my mom was really into oils when I was younger. So funny how these things are kinda cyclical. Like, I remember being a kid and thinking that the boots my mom wore were so uncool, then years later I sold similar ones in my vintage shop because they were trendy and I apologized to my mom (both for making fun of her sartorial choices and because a style she wore not too long ago was now considered “vintage”). Anyhow, the oils never came, or rather they were “delivered” but not to me, so the seller issued a refund and I carried on with my life.
Cut to a few weeks ago - I was offered a set of essential oils to review. How fortunate! Now I can finally live my oily dreams! I received my order quickly, and I have to say - I’m in love. The oils came packaged in a little box, with seven smaller boxes inside, each labeled with a different bottle. I also love the ribbon that helps get the boxes out. It’s the little things, right? I don’t know if the oils truly work magic or if it’s all in my head or a combination of the two, but it’s just so great. My coworker gave me a humidifier/diffuser for Christmas, which was a blessing because I toss a few drops of lavender in there and work is somehow less stressful. I also use the lavender to relax before bed. A few weeks ago, I got pretty sick (which is unusual for me and I was a huge baby about the whole situation). I put a few drops of eucalyptus in the diffuser to help with my cough and it worked like a charm.
My favorite use of the essential oils kit so far has been in the kitchen. For the last few weeks, I’ve been adding a few drops of orange oil and a few sticks of cinnamon leftover from Friendsgiving in a pot of simmering water on the stovetop. We’re not using the pot for food anymore, but really who needs to cook? The combination of orange and cinnamon is so lovely. It makes the whole apartment smell so good! Every now and then we add some lemongrass for an extra boost of freshness.
I have barely just started using them, but the benefits have been wonderful. I cannot wait to research all the different uses for each type of oil. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments! 😊
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