Arbonne has decided to start going out of essential oils which is sad as they had good quality essential oils which I loved to use.
Let's have a look at what's included in the set...
Basic Essential Oils to Start Your Collection With
As the set is no longer available I'm going to just discuss what I think are the four first essential oils everyone should start their aromatherapy journey with.
The oils I believe you should start with are lavender, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil so let's have a look at them all in more detail.
Lavender OilLavender oil is the absolute Queen of essential oils, it's referred to as 'a first aid kit inside a bottle' because of how many things it's really good for. Now essential oils should always be diluted before being used on your skin EXCEPT lavender oil - it is powerful enough to do a whole heap of things while being gentle enough to be able to use neat. I should note that I do still dilute it personally.
Some of the common ailments that can be relieved with lavender oil include headaches (find out how in my article on naturally relieving headaches), stress relief, insomnia, insect bites and burns.
It can also be used for making bath bombs, you can add a drop to your hand cream for a beautiful fragrance and it also combines with lemon oil to make a cuticle oil - find out more here.
Around the house, you can make your own carpet deodorizing powder simply add a few drops of lavender oil to baking soda as well as using it in these ways -
Lemon OilLemon oil has lots of great things going for it, the citrus scent is very uplifting and it also has both anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which means that as soon as any viruses start doing the rounds I pop a few drops of lemon oil into my diffuser to ward them off!
It's also a great essential oil to help you stay alert, perfect for long trips in the car or studying.
More ways to use lemon oil ...
Peppermint OilPeppermint oil is so soothing and refreshing I absolutely love it! When one of my late friends was going through chemotherapy he was suffering from really bad night sweats and asked if there were any natural products I could recommend. I told him to try adding a few drops of peppermint oil to a cool bath and see how that worked - I did caution him that as well as cooling properties peppermint was also invigorating so he may find he couldn't sleep afterwards. In his case, it worked really well to cool down his body so he was able to sleep - with some people they will be unable to sleep.
Peppermint is more commonly used to help muscle aches and pains (diluted in a carrier oil or ointment base) or to help with a sinus headache. Now I have seen a lot of places online suggest putting a drop of oil on your fingers and massaging your sinus points - please do NOT do this. The only oil that can be used neat in this way is lavender oil, always dilute peppermint oil.
If you do suffer from sinus problems including headaches I would get a small roller bottle and add a carrier oil with a few drops of peppermint oil in it and keep that with you so that you can apply it throughout the day.
Peppermint oil is also regularly used in a foot bath as it's cooling on swollen feet and also helps with foot aches. When I worked in a health food shop we had concrete floors which meant at the end of the day (especially on late nights) my feet were often sore so I would add a few drops of peppermint oil into my foot spa and rest my feet while enjoying a cuppa and a few chapters of a good book when I got home.
Tea Tree OilNow I love using tea tree oil and have actually written an article extolling its uses ...
Reviewing Uses for Tea Tree Oil
After being introduced to tea tree oil over twenty years ago I have embraced a few different ways of using it, let's review just a few uses for this potent essential oil.
If you're not as keen on aromatherapy or you already have these oils then why not check out some of the other holiday gift ideas that Arbonne has to offer as there are some lovely things available and of course, we've reviewed lots of other gift ideas for you too.
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