Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you follow absolutely zero millennial mommy bloggers,  you would have heard all the recent hype about essential oils. Essential oils are not a new phenomenon, in fact, the use of essential oils has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It may seem like thousands of years ago to some, but I actually qualified as an aromatherapist, back in 1992 and aromatherapy and essential oils have been used in my own daily life ever since.

Here’s Why

Essential oils have many benefits, I have used Bergamot essential oil in my shampoo for years and I swear by it for hair growth and healthy hair as just one example of how I use essential oils daily,  but here are a few other benefits of essential oils you may not have thought of:

1. Essential oils inspire a positive emotional state

One of my favourite essential oils for inspiring a positive emotional state is Lavendar, but others include Orange, Peppermint and Jasmine.

2. They enhance your physical wellness

3. Enhance spiritual awareness

4. They purify your home

5. They refine your beauty routine

I’ve seen some pretty incredible things through aromatherapy and I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of essential oils when used correctly.

Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equal

The quality of your essential oils can be compromised by a number of factors, including things like the use of pesticides on the plants, to how your essential oils are processed and packaged and of course, how they are stored. This is why the Young Living (a world leader in essential oils) Seed to Seal® quality commitment is so incredibly important, it gives you peace of mind that you are getting good quality essential oils.

Young Living are now available in South Africa and I have a few Young Living Essential Oils and products for you to try, worth R1400 and including the following products:

Lemon Essential Oil

With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon essential oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma enhances your environment. This best-selling oil can be used in a variety of ways: Mix it with your cleaning products, use it during your nighttime skin care routine, or add a drop to your conditioner for a great scent. This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™ and Harmony™. Because citrus oil can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying Lemon to exposed skin before spending time outside.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the plant a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender is a great beginner oil and a must for every home. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse and enhance many areas of your life.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil provides a familiar, recognizable scent, but Peppermint is so much more than just a nostalgic, fresh aroma. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity. We recommend using Peppermint essential oil aromatically or topically anytime you want to add a pleasant variety to your routine!

Charcoal Bar Soap

Made with the powerful absorption properties of activated charcoal, Young Living’s Charcoal Bar Soap pulls out dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Its naturally derived formula includes powerful skin-cleaning agents, moisturizing ingredients, and the bright, fresh scent of our Orange Blossom essential oil blend. Use it for your body to cleanse and deodorize, or add it to your skin care routine. The unique benefits of charcoal soap make it an especially suitable face soap for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin to help maintain a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

Benefits and Features

  • Formulated with skin-purifying activated charcoal and pure essential oils
  • Leaves skin clean, soft, and smooth
  • Made without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or preservatives
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Cleanses excess oil without stripping the skin

You can win these Young Living products over on my Instagram page now. Check out the full competition T’s & C’s can be found here:

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Disclaimer – products gifted for the purpose of this post.