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My Favorite Essential Oils

You probably already know that I’m a bit obsessed with essential oils.  You may have also noticed that I enjoy DIY projects, as seen on my dedicated DIY playlist where I use them in pretty much everything.  What you may not know is that I struggle with anxiety.  Through the years, I’ve tried and tested a variety of options but what’s consistently helped me are different elements, some including clean eating, staying active and you guessed it, essential oils which were a big part of my “natural ways to relax” post.

My method of choice is diffusing them through this diffuser.  My favorite ones to diffuse at the moment {since it really depends on the day and my mood} are ylang ylang and frankincense.  Essential oils aren’t just good for elevating your mood, they’re effective in a lot of different ways.  Here are some of my other favorites.

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil

This essential oil is said to regulate your heartbeat and increase your blood flow which is probably why I feel so relaxed when I breathe it in.  It’s actually so relaxing that it’s known to be a mild sedative which is perfect for those dealing with insomnia {me!}  Oh, and it’s also said to boost your libido, making it a nice aphrodisiac bath soak or massage oil. Since it’s also great for the skin and I often use a few drops in my facial oil too.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Known as the “king of oils” it would probably be easier for me to list the ways I don’t use it.  For me, this is the key ingredient to my skin care regimen and though it’s on the pricier side, I’ve had my bottle last me for well over a year as a little goes a long way.  It’s known to be protective, nourishing and anti-aging, which is why I used it in my anti-aging serum.

Lavender Essential Oil

This one is a classic and if you’re new to essential oils, it’s a great place to start.  It’s the most used essential oil in the industry, made popular by its ability to reduce stress.  It’s versatile and multi-purpose for everything from aromatherapy to body scrubs.  It’s a solid go-to for uplifting your spirit and stepping up your beauty routine.

Myrrh Essential Oil

I promise my next recommendation won’t be gold!  Historically, myrrh essential oil was used by the Chinese, Egyptians and Jews for purposes of medicine, tradition and worship. Cleopatra was rumored to use it to prevent aging.  I like to slightly warm it up in a base of coconut oil to use as a relaxing massage oil.

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