Ah, essential oils. They have become such a fad over the past few years (and for good reason!). People are selling them for a living, they are filling their medicine cabinets with them, and diffusing them around their homes. So what is the big deal with these oil??
Essential oils are unfortunately not regulated by the FDA and not all essential oils are created equal; therefore you may not be getting what you think you are paying for. When buying essential oils you want to make sure you are using a high grade, 100% pure, certified therapeutic-grade and ones that have been tested by a third party. I have done a lot a research on the best pure, therapeutic-grade, and AFFORDABLE oils.
Better Essentials is now my go-to oils. They are all of these things and more! And I love Jen and her story. Better Essentials offers:
- 100% pure, therapeutic-grade oils
- third party tested
- affordable prices (because of direct online selling)
- free shipping anywhere in the U.S.!
- frequent sales
- excellent customer service
My favorite go-to oil blend?! Better Essentials’ Best Friend! It smells so good and is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary oils. You may have heard of the popular On Guard or Thieves from other oil brands- this is comparable and MUCH more affordable!! These oils can be used to help support the immune system through a diffuser or clean and sanitize counter tops through a spray bottle.
I am going to explore the uses AND benefits of essentials oils and at the end you’ll have a chance to win some for yourself for FREE!!
Uses of Essential Oils: Cleaning (by Dr. Axe)
Uses for Essential Oils: Medicine
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Benefits of Essential Oils
Essentail Oils have such wonderful benefits. Each oil contributes it’s own health benefits. Here are a few of the most popular and more common oils.
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Lavender: relaxing, headaches, helps induce sleep, soothes sore joints, treats respiratory problems
Tea Tree: antiseptic, anti fungal, anti viral, clears up athlete’s foot, disinfects cuts and burns, cleaning agent (I have even put it on a toe nail with fungus growing under it. Twice a day for a few months and it was cleared up!)
Clove: kills airborne bacteria, antiviral and antibacterial
Lemon: great for home & health! Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-septic, immune-stimulant. Great for relief of cold symptoms, homemade cleaners
Peppermint: soothes sore muscles, nausea, and itchy skin. Add to herbal teas or a bowl of hot water to help fight congestion. Helps relieve headaches and improve mental alertness.
Now it’s your turn to WIN!!!
I’ve teamed up with Better Essentials to give YOU a chance to win some oils of your own. They have kindly given us the Friendly Five Kit- this is a kit full of some of the best oils! You will get (my favorite) Best Friend Blend, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, and Melaleuca oils an $89 value! As seen above, each of these oils can be used for so many different uses!
All you have to do is:
- Follow @fitandfreshsouthernbelle on Instagram
- Follow @betteressentials on Instagram
- Tag 2 friends on Instagram
For extra entries (1 extra entry for each of these):
- Comment how you will use your oils.
- ‘Like’ Fit and Fresh Southern Belle on Facebook
- ‘Like’ Better Essentials on Facebook
**Winner will be picked at random and announced Tuesday, June 28th.