Friday, 1 July 2016

How I Use Essential Oils



Apart from tea tree oil I've never really used essential oils - they've always been one of those things I've wanted to try but never got round to doing so. I recently got the chance to try five of the essential oils from Buff and Butter* and, as a novice, I hadn't realised how many there are to choose from! It's so interesting reading about the benefits of each different oil and I tried to pick based on my own wants and needs. I've been using them all a little differently so I thought I'd run through which ones I picked and how I've been using them.



Organic Lavender| Lavender was the one essential oil I knew I definitely wanted to try, as I'm so busy at the moment and have heard amazing things about using lavender for relaxation. I've been adding a couple of drops of this to my bath for a real treat at the end of a long day. I also managed to get burnt in typically British fashion last weekend (naively not wearing suncream because it was breezy - fool) and this was a godsend in soothing that and making sure it didn't peel!


Rose Geranium* | This was a wild card and the main reason I chose this one was because I thought it would smell nice and it most definitely does! I've sprinkled a few drops of this onto tissues that I've placed in my drawers and wardrobe to keep my clothes smelling fresh. I'd like to make a diffuser out of this one too!


Organic Tea Tree* | I've used tea tree oil before for problematic skin. Recently my skin has been really bad even though nothing has changed in my skincare routine or diet. I've been putting a couple of drops of this neat onto a cotton wool pad and dabbing it onto my problem areas before bed. I don't know if it's because this one is organic, but I can definitely tell the difference between this tea tree oil and ones I've used before - it smells much fresher and I can feel it clearing my sinuses at the same time as (hopefully) clearing my skin!


Fennel* | Fennel is supposed to be great at ridding the body of toxins and also at preventing cellulite so I made a homemade body scrub using this one. I mixed sugar, olive oil and some of the fennel oil together to make it and have been using it in the shower twice a week. The smell is quite strong, but luckily I love the smell of fennel so that's OK with me, plus it makes my skin lovely and soft!


Ginger| I love the smell of ginger anyway, but the main reason I chose this one was because it's supposed to ease nausea. I suffer from quite bad acid reflux which can make me feel quite nauseous at night so I've been adding a couple of drops to a tissue and putting it under my pillow.

There are obviously many other ways to use essential oils and I'm looking forward to experimenting a bit more with these ones. You can find Buff and Butter's range of essential oils here.

How do you use essential oils?

Amy x

*These products were sent to me for review, but all opinions and body scrubs are my own.
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  1. What an informative post, thank you! I didn't know anything about essential oils!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Glad you found it helpful! Hope you have a lovely weekend too :) xx

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  2. I LOVE lavender, it always makes me feel so relaxed and refreshed! It's one of my favourite oils :) I would love to try the Organic Tea Tree oil, it sounds amazing!

    I hope that you have a great weekend hun :)

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. It's such a lovely calming scent isn't it? The tea tree oil is really good, it's really helped my skin :) xx

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  3. These sound lovely. I love the lavender scent. Gemma x
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    1. I love the lavender scent too, so calming! xx

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  4. Love this! Really want to start getting in to using more essential oils.. xx

    moorizzla

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    1. Thank you :) I wish I had started using them earlier! xx

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  5. My mom has been obsessed with this lately and now I am too. Great oils!

    Have a wonderful day, xx

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. They are so lovely to use I love them! xx

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  6. I love lavender for relaxation! Good to know the benefits of them all!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. It's so lovely and relaxing isn't it? There are so many more essential oils than I thought there were! xx

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  7. I love essential oils, I love putting them in humidifiers and as well under pillows. Never thought about using them to keep your clothes smelling fresh though!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Oooh I'll have to remember that about humidifiers. They do really work at keeping my clothes smelling fresh - they smell so good! xx

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  8. I like the ginger one definetly gonna try it
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    1. The ginger one smells so nice, if you like ginger you'll love it :) x

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  9. Yes yes yes. I adore essentials oils & use them all the time. I've yet to try rose gerenanium. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! :]

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    1. The rose geranium one is definitely one of my favourites! xx

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  10. I don't use oils but you're making me think that maybe I should! They really do sound so good xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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    1. I only started using them a lot when I got these - they are really good! xx

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  11. I always use a lavender scent on my pillows at bed time! xo


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    1. I love the scent it's so relaxing isn't it :) x

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  12. I've been looking for good essential oils for a while now ... Just wondering what the price of this one !
    Great post Looking forward to more !
    Hira
    www.hirascabin.com

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    1. It depends which ones you're interested in but they're all cheap ranging from £2-£4 :) xx

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  13. Wow had no idea ginger helped with nausea. I also love Lavender, such a lovely scent in the evening.

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    1. It's a lovely scent isn't it, I didn't know that until I read up about it either! Xx

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  14. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  15. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest summer hair tutorials with ghd.

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  16. This is such an informative post. And the photos are amazing. Have a great weekend love <3

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much Eva! Hope you have a good weekend too! Xx

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  17. I haven't really been using essential oils before (I guess it never crossed my mind) but after reading this post I seriously want to give them a chance, especially because they can be used in so many different ways! Loved reading this! xx

    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah they are so versatile and can be used for way more than I've included in this post too! xx

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  18. This was a great informative post, Amy! I only knew about tea tree oil up til now because I've used that before as well but I'm not too familiar with other essential oils. I need to get more into them x

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    1. Glad you find it useful! I used tea tree oil for ages before I used any others! xx

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  19. I absolutely LOVE essential oils, I always add Lavender to a bath and it helps me sleep so well!

    Hayley xo
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    1. I did exactly that last night and it was just so relaxing! xx

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