I have a new love. And no, my new object of affection has nothing to do with food or wine. Shocking, right? I know. If the picture above didn’t clue you in, here’s my confession: I recently discovered essential oils and I cannot stop using them.
It all started when one of my awesome readers, Julie, reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing dōTERRA essential oils. Confession: I had no idea what essential oils even were. No clue. But Julie was quick to school me not only on what essential oils are (natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants) but also what they do (um, what don’t they do?). After researching a bit on my own, I told Julie that heck yes I would love to try dōTERRA. I also agreed to write about my experience, but only if I had good things to say.
Which brings us to this…
Over the last month, I’ve been using the lemon, peppermint and lavender essential oils for tons of household and personal purposes. I’m finding that I’m partial to the lavender. I use it as a natural remedy for poor Cass when she gets mosquito bites that swell up to the size of walnuts. I apply it topically right to the bite once daily and it seems to work; she stops complaining after every application. I’ve also become maybe just a touch addicted to topically applying the lavender oil to the bottoms of my feet at bedtime. I put it on in bed and then read for about thirty minutes. During that time, the scent fills the air and penetrates my skin and leaves me feeling relaxed and sleepy.
The lemon oil has also gotten a lot of use. I put a few drops into my food-safe minerol oil and use it for oiling my bamboo cutting boards and dusting our wood furniture. The light, lemony scent makes everything seem cleaner, if only because it smells so fresh. I’ve also been using a single drop of both lemon and peppermint oils on my toothbrush to freshen it after use. There are so many uses; I’ve really barely scratched the surface. I’ve yet to make my own lip balm and linen spray and, well, you get the idea.
What I love about the addition of essential oils into our household is that they’re totally natural. Because I’m one of those people who relies on vinegar and baking soda for 95% of our household cleaning, you can imagine why I appreciate essential oils. I’m also one of those people who only puts my kids on antibiotics if it is absolutely necessary. Oh, and medicinal pain relievers? Forget about it. I’d much rather offer a tall glass of water and a neck massage for a headache. A cup of tea with lemon and honey for a sore throat. You see: essential oils fit right in to my lifestyle and I kind of love them.
So…who else wants to try the dōTERRA essential oils introductory kit? You’re in luck because Julie has agreed to give away one set to a lucky winner. Further good news is that I’m leaving Rafflecopter out of it so that those of you who read my blog from a mobile device can easily enter. You can earn up to three easy entries. Here’s how:
- Leave a comment telling me what you might like to use essential oils for.
- Like Such the Spot on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me you’ve done so.
- Like Julie’s dōTERRA page on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me you’ve done so.
Entries will close next Friday, August 1st at noon (Arizona time). Good luck!