It feels like essential oils are everywhere and for a long time, I have been interested but overwhelmed when it came to this topic.
There seem to be a million oils and three million recipes to mix them. Some you put on neat (had to google that) and some need a carrier oil. There are a ton of different companies. It seemed so complex that I didn’t know where to start, so I didn’t.
But recently, two friends have taken me under their wings and helped me get going.
Joy is a huge oil user and has been kind enough to answer all my questions and send me samples. Jennifer teaches Facebook classes on oils that are super helpful.
So I finally took one of Jennifer’s classes to learn what oils are and the different ways to use them. And then I called Joy and asked her to tell me her three “must have” oils for someone getting started.
Her verdict: lavender, peppermint, and lemon. In that order.
So I started slowly with these three and a Breathe bend my babysitter gave me. I ordered a diffuser off of Amazon. And we were off.
So far, I diffuse lavender at night in BB’s room. When he is congested, I add Breathe. It does seem to help with sleeping somewhat and it smells good if nothing else!)
I’ve also diffused a mix of lemon, lavender, and peppermint during the day to help with seasonal allergies. Again, it makes our house smell amazing.
I have a Breathe Again roller bottle that I have used on Husband and my neck and feet and on BB’s feet. Not enough evidence to make a determination yet.
As I learn more, I will share more info. If you want to chat with my expert friends or order anything, let me know and I will get you in touch with them. They’re the ones to talk to. I also found this blog post to be very helpful if you are getting started like me.