If you have been following me on any of my personal social media pages, you have probably caught on to my newest endeavor: essential oils. Now that I have a few months under my belt of using them for different things to improve my overall wellness, I want to spread the word. I want friends, family, strangers… lets just say I want everyone to know how great essential oils are, and how they can be beneficial in everyone’s daily lives.
Deciding what my first post would be was hard, really hard. Although I now use my tiny bottles of goodness for multiple things, I turn to essential oils for relaxation on a daily basis, so sharing my favorite essential oils for relaxation first with you guys made the most sense.
First up: Lavender
Oh lavender, sweet sweet lavender. I cannot live without this oil. Lavender goes into my diffuser every single night. I think it was the first oil that I instantly fell head over heals for. A few drops in the diffuser and S and I are off to sweet dreams land.
Next up: Cedarwood
When I first got my oil set, Cedarwood came along as a bonus. I cannot even explain to you how glad I am that this guy came for the ride. Cedarwood will forever be a part of my life. It has a soft woody smell which appeals to Stephen, and creates a calm and soothing atmosphere for us. A couple drops in the diffuser with lavender is all we need at night. Although sometimes when I’m feeling restless I’ll apply this oil to my big toes for that extra support. Cedarwood is definitely one of my favorite essential oils for relaxation.
Third on the list: Northern Lights Black Spruce
This oil makes me think of christmas trees. You know here in Okinawa, we don’t get real christmas trees. Maybe that’s why I find it so relaxing.. it kind of brings me to christmas time; easily my favorite time of the year. Sometimes I like to mix things up and thats when I turn to NLBS. Lavender and Cedarwood to need a break every once in a while, so this is my go to oil for relaxation when my other oils need some time off. I find this oil to hold a woodsy smell, but I also find it to be very strong, so a little goes a really long way for me.
Last but definitely not least: Peace & Calming II
The say “save the best for last” don’t they? Peace and Calming II, where do I even begin? This oil just brings me back to reality. This oil is a blended oil, meaning it has multiple oils in it that create its make up. After that really long day, a drop of this in the diffuser and a drop on each big toe is all I really need. This oil allows me to just simply relax and let go of all the tension I’ve been holding onto all day. Peace and Calming II is definitely an all time favorite essential oil for relaxation, and an oil that will never not be a part of my essential oil collection.
I collaborating with my incredible friend Mindy from Mindy Arholt Photography for these gorgeous photos of my oils.
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