Monday, March 6, 2017

favorite essential oils

my family and i have been on a journey for a couple years to have a healthier lifestyle. we've been cautious of the things we eat, things we put on our bodies, and medicines we ingest. we were introduced to young living's essential oils by a friend a while ago, and we've been hooked ever since.

i've been asked in the past what my favorite essential oils are, and which ones i recommend. this post is dedicated to just that, and i hope you find it helpful!

lavender || this is by far my favorite oil out of them all. it's the most versatile one i've found, and it's the one we use every day. we use lavender every evening in our diffusers and/or on the bottoms of our feet to help promote better sleep. we like to use it in our baths, on lilli's lovey that she sleeps with,  and in our beauty products. whenever i'm asked which oil someone should start with, this is always the one i suggest!

gentle baby || i used this oil a ton when lilli was younger, and we still use it frequently in her baths. when she's having a rough day, or just needs a little extra "calm", we add it to her baths or put some in coconut oil and give her a rub down.

lemon || this is also another oil that i recommend to first timers. we use it almost every day as well. we like to diffuse it during the day to bring some uplifting smells to the home, and it's a great oil to use in DIY air fresheners, or in your diffusers in rooms you want to smell nicer. we also like to put some drops on our nose and neck when we are feeling stuffy.

stress away || as someone that frequently deals with stress, i love this oil. i use it a lot on my wrists, almost as a perfume. i use it a lot on my diffuser bracelet so i'm able to breathe in its scent all day. it's such a calming aroma to me, and i love how it smells.

digize || as someone who also struggles with stomach issues, this oil is on repeat frequently in our home. i like it mix it in some coconut oil and rub it all over my stomach when it's giving me fits. it always calms down my stomach and makes the day easier.

peppermint || this is another great versatile oil. it's great to use on your stomach during days you're feeling nauseous or just yucky. we used it a lot during our stomach flu days to help with the symptoms. we also use it in our DIY spider repellant, and in our allergy bombs (two drops each of lemon, lavender, and peppermint in a diffuser to help with symptoms of seasonal allergies).

grapefruit || this is one of the newer oils that we have tried, but we love it. kyle uses a drop of this and a drop of lemon in a glass of water in the morning to give him an extra boost in the morning. we also diffuse it, and it makes the house smell like pretty days. i also rub some on my stomach and chest when i'm having a craving for something sweet. just the smell itself helps ward off that intense craving!

what are some of your favorite oils? you can find all of these oils and more at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to find out more!

{you can find this shirt at EllyandGrace, and the diffuser bracelet at PeachLeavesBoutique.}

xoxo, Brandi

1 comment:

  1. Someone was just telling me to get some peppermint oil for my extreme nasal congestion. I'll have to look into it!