Friday Favorites: Essential Oils Products

Yesterday, I saw this on Pinterest:

Does it feel like essential oils are showing up EVERYWHERE lately?

I mean, seriously, in your CAR? Am I the only one that thinks all that humidifying near electronics in your driver’s console is a bad idea?

But it got me thinking.

One of our guest bloggers, Chelsea Patterson, wrote a great intro to essential oils over the summer (you can read it here). And while I am on the novice end of all things organic, crunchy, etc., once I looked around my house, I realized more and more of the products I use are incorporating essential oils.

So here’s my beginner’s guide to products incorporating essential oils:

Shampoo & Conditioner:

While the Lavender Mint scent from Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree series smells divine, it costs a pretty penny. I gave it up while going through the Dave Ramsey classes, and to be quite honest, haven’t noticed a difference since switching to Suave’s Rosemary & Mint. My hair still feels clean, silky and smells great out of the shower.

Epson Salt Bath:

Dr. Teal’s with Lavender is the. best. thing. ever. I know everyone is all into bath bombs lately, but epson salt actually does some good stuff for your body and muscles, while the real lavender oil is great at soothing your stress after a long day.

Lip Balm:

Honest Company has a line of balms that include Lavender Mint, Sweet Orange Vanilla, and Plain & Simple (unscented). I’ve had mixed luck with Honest Company products (their all-natural stain remover is a JOKE) but these I love. If you happen to get an Honest Company gift card at your baby shower – through these in your cart as a little something for yourself.

Actual Oils:

My starter pack for beginners includes Lavender and Eucalyptus, because they are good to drop in the baby’s humidifier at night with all that sinus crud going around, and “Cheer Up, Buttercup” for a nice citrusy scent to diffuse in my office for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Everything Else:

Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment stays in my purse 24-7. (You can really tell from this photo.) The stuff is magical. Use it on dry skin. Use it on a cut. Use it on a bug bite. I’ve never used it on my lips but you probably could. It works for everything. It’s like Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Use it when you travel, it will cut your packing list down. It’s also loaded with about 50 bajillion essential oils. Thank you, Burt. Thank you, bees.


What are YOUR favorite essential oil products? Share in the comments!

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