Jun 25, 2017

5 Essential Oils For Beginners

Hey y’all, my name is Keri and I am here to talk to you about essential oils. I was first exposed to essential oils through my sister who swears by them and their many health benefits. But for the longest time, I was skeptical of these aromatic liquids that were popping up everywhere. I questioned my sister with things like:
  • “Do they really work?”
  • “How do they work?”
  • “Are they really that effective?”
And then I found myself saying:
  • “They have to be a scam.”
  • “There’s no way that they work.”
I had the hardest time believing that they actually worked. Then for Christmas this past year, a client gifted me a diffuser and some bottles of oils. I told myself that I would use it just for scents in my house, but then my sister caught wind that I received a diffuser and also gifted me some oils and told me to just give it a try. Fast forward a couple of months and now I am hooked. I’m a believer!
It took me trying them and experiencing them first hand, to realize that all of the hype is real. Below, I am sharing my 5 favorite essential oil blends and what I use them for. These are the blends that opened my eyes to a new and natural way of skin care, pain relief and more!
  1. Lavender + Peppermint + Eucalyptus = Anxiety Relief
I suffer from severe anxiety and experience panic attacks on a weekly basis. For a while I struggled with my medications as they put me in zombie mode all day. My days weren’t productive at all, I could barely stay awake, and I literally couldn’t feel my limbs some days. I began using oils as a natural way to combat stress, worry and anxiousness and started to ween off some of the medication. While oils aren’t a complete cure-all for anxiety, I have found that they are effective in calming and relaxing in times of panic and stress. This one works well in the diffuser at your bed side at night.
Looking for a trustworthy diffuser? Here’s my favorite.

  1. Lemon + Lavender + Peppermint = Seasonal Allergy Relief
Another health issue that plagues me is seasonal allergies. I have been deathly allergic to pollen ever since I was a little girl. I experience itchy eyes, itchy nose, trouble breathing, headaches, and head to toe hives. My sister gifted me a combination of oils just for my allergies and I was so ecstatic when I noticed a difference in my headaches and breathing! For those who experience the evil that is pollen allergies, you know that finding relief is nearly impossible. Give this blend a try. Get all 3 here.


  1. Deep Blue = Headache, Muscle and Joint Pain Relief
Ever tried icy hot on sore muscles or injuries? Deep Blue has the same effect, but without all of the chemicals on your skin. This is a topical oil that you place directly onto your skin. It can be used for sore muscles, joint pain, headaches, neck tension and more. Also comes in lotion form!
  1. Lemongrass = Natural Insect Repellant
Summer is the season of mosquitos and gnats. Sometimes the brand name bug repellant that we buy in stores can get sticky and smelly, but not lemongrass - It’s natural and smells amazing! Dab some of this on your skin as you take on the outdoors this summer and fight off those buggies the natural way. Not to mention, it is one of the cheaper oils. Check it out here!
  1. Melaleuca (Tea Tree) + Coconut Oil = Skin Health
Tea Tree Oil has been used for centuries for its skin health benefits. It has purifying and toning properties that are great for treating acne scars, moisturizing, skin irritation, breakouts and more. I use this blend topically on my face before I go to bed to soothe any redness and to reduce breakouts. I love waking up in the morning to see a difference. This oil is also a helpful tool in cleaning make-up brushes!
I have experienced benefits from each of these blends first-hand after not believing in them for so long. I encourage you to give them a try by incorporating them into your daily routine!
What are your favorite essential oil blends?
Xoxo,
Keri
Blog: Brunch With The Brittains (http://brunchwiththebrittains.com/)
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