An Uncomplicated Life Blog: How To Use Essential Oils

Monday, April 23, 2018

How To Use Essential Oils

A great resource on some of my best posts, tips and DIY's on how to use essential oils in your everyday life


I've written a whole slew of essential oils posts over the years. When I started writing about them years ago, a few friends were said, "Well that will be great for your blog, because oils are so trendy right now! Just make sure you have a backup for when they're no longer en vogue." To which I laughed. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They predate biblical times, and are actually referenced in the Bible itself. They are not new. They are not trendy. Instead, they're some of the building blocks of wellness. They're becoming popular again because people are sick, are sick of Big Pharma prices, are sick of taking pills to fix a symptom of a larger problem and are looking for simple ways to get and stay healthy. Enter essential oils! Ok cool - but just how exactly does one use them for a maintained healthy lifestyle? Here's how to use essential oils. I've rounded up some of my favorite and most viewed posts in one spot for a single resource as an intro on how to incorporate oils into your everyday life.
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First, the best thing to do is invest in a starter kit so you get a number of oils. Young Living has the premium starter kit which also sends a diffuser and gives you wholesale prices of all their oils and is a tremendous deal. DoTerra has something similar, although I'm not familiar with what they're called. Young Living and doTerra are the best essential oils you can buy, and are the ONLY ones safe for ingestion. Art Naturals is my favorite "affordable" non-MLM brand that requires no membership and is on Amazon. They have a basic starter kit and a larger one (I recommend the larger one, you get double the oils and a larger diffuser that's programmable!) I own both of the diffusers in the Art Naturals kits and they're fantastic. I actually prefer them over the expensive ones from Young Living!


Now that you've got your oils, you need to store them correctly. Of course I have a post on that! Here's the best way to store your oils. There's info on what light and heat conditions oils can take and methods in organizing them. This applies to ALL oils, high end or not!

Essential oils can literally be used in just about every facet of your life. I've grouped my posts into categories to make it easier to find what you're looking for. This is not an exhaustive list either - there are SO many more ways to use oils in your life! This is just what I've posted about (not even all of them in fact - search my blog if there's something you're curious about or send me a personal email!) If you have an essential oil skeptic in your life, make them one of the DIY gifts and bring them over to the enlightened side. I bet they'll LOVE the oily life once they get familiar with the products and oils!

Skincare/Personal care

Room Sprays


Diffuser blends 

Product Swap Outs 

DIY gifts

18 comments:

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  2. This made my day! Is it strange that I feel like we're totally legit friends because I live for your instastories. But I have been EO since E was born and I am all about them. Even her NAET uses them and I have seen a world of difference. Love the face toner one.

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  3. This is a great resource for people! I have my diffusers running all day every day. Love having our home smell good without the toxic chemicals!

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  4. I usually only use essential oils for diffusing, but I really want to try out the dryer balls!

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  6. Great post! I've been using essential oils for over ten years and I love them!

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  7. Thanks for the tips! I use essential oils a lot. My favorites are Lavender, Peppermint and Orange.

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  8. I've been wanting to use essential oils more! This is a great guide.

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  13. This is great, never seen a diffuser bracelet before! I used to use some lavender oil to help me sleep, it's lovely :)

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  14. Great post! I can't believe you received that comment about the relevancy of essential oils! I have been using them for YEARS way before they became trendy. I don't see them going anywhere. They are incredible...I love my oils!
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  15. I believe in the efficacy of essential oils. I actually buy small bottles of it from a friend.

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  16. I am obsessed with oils! Going to try some of these recipes!

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