Disclosure: Although I received samples, this did not influence my opinions or experiences stated in this post.
Anyone that knows me in real life knows that I am usually willing to try just about anything, and will generally do so with an open mind. A few months back, I decided to try a scented wax kit that would replace candles I use to burn. I figured out, after years of burning candles, that I was allergic to most scents. My nose gets stuffy, ears and throat gets itchy, and I start coughing. Any air freshener, scented candle, plug-in scent diffuser – you name it, I can’t tolerate it. I was bummed that I had just spent so much money on these scented wax kits, along with supposedly “allergy free” promises, only to find out they don’t work for me. I tried to pawn off my wax kit to my mom, friends, and cousin – but no one was interested… I wondered why.
Then, I read a friend’s Facebook status about essential oils and how they smelled delightful in her home. I did some research and learned that I can use my old wax burners to diffuse essential oils into the air in my home. Everyone in the family would benefit, as essential oils can actually have healing properties, and I can have lovely scents in my home. My cousin always told me that she would use various essential oils on pressure points on her body, and they would help with colds, headaches, and other ailments. (I thought it was all hocus pocus at the time, but soon found out she had a point.)
I already had Tea Tree Oil on hand since I used it as first aid care. I filled the warming dish up with water, poured a few drops of Tea Tree Oil, and sat back to see if I would have a reaction. Okay, so maybe I overdid the scented oil thing and put way more than just a few drops, because soon after my entire apartment smelled like a sterile hospital room. A few drops of essential oils go a long way – they are super concentrated!
Lesson 1 – A few drops of essential oils goes a long way
After trying out Tea Tree oil and realizing I didn’t have a reaction to the scent, I decided to order two more essential oils from Amazon. I ordered Lavender oil, thinking it would help with headaches and relaxation while providing a pleasant scent in the home, and I also ordered a synergy complex from Plant Therapy called Calming the Child. That last one should be pretty self explanatory, but in case you weren’t sure, I don’t believe in medicating children, but they do need to chill out at times. I was hoping this would help! This is where I realized not all essential oils are made the same. The lavender oil was relatively inexpensive and came from a company that didn’t seem well known amongst those who regularly use essential oils. I did not react well to that scent, as it gave me the same symptoms I previously experienced when I would burn candles.
Lesson 2- Not all essential oils are created equal
Every night, about an hour before bedtime, I would turn on my warmer and place a few drops of Calming the Child synergy blend which included Lavender, Tangerine, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile. This blend did not cause any allergic reactions, and even included lavender. I can’t say my daughter would turn into a stepford child when I burned this blend, but I did notice that both girls would fall asleep quicker and would be READY for bed at bedtime. I was happy with the results, and the scent – so maybe there was something to this essential oil thing!
Since I was happy with the quality and scents of Plant Therapy Essential Oils, I decided to stick with this brand and received a 14 Essential Oil Set which included 7 synergy blends and 7 individual essential oils. All essential oils by Plant Therapy are 100% pure and therapeutic Grade. This set includes 10 mL bottles of: Sensual , Energy, Germ Fighter, Relax, Immune-Aid, Tranquil, Invigor-Aid, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Orange, Lemon & Cinnamon. The synergies are pretty self explanatory, and the individual oils can be used on their own or blended to create a scent or reaction you desire. Personally, I love essential oils for the scents, but the therapeutic aspect in an added bonus. I always have some essential oil burning in the house, and it’s never overpowering (unless I use too much.) The scent is completely controllable, and the benefits are amazing. Essential oils can help keep your home germ free, naturally. They can also help with headaches, relaxation, getting over colds quicker, and even help prevent certain illnesses. I’m no aromatherapy expert, but I love my experience so far!
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