If you’re just starting to work with essential oils like me, then this may be the perfect little starter kit for you. A few months ago, before blogging crossed my mind I was looking for certain essential oils for DIY recipes, which is when I stumbled on this kit on Amazon. Initially, I was going to buy 2 or 3 essential oils that I needed but I’m so glad I decided to buy a box of 8. This package has at least 3-4 essential oils that I need in almost all the DIY recipes I try. I have been able to use these oils in my body butter recipes and in my acne gel recipes. This is currently selling for $20, but I believe it was a little cheaper when I got it. So far, I have not used any of these with a diffuser, I only use them on my skin and I usually dilute.
From my experience, these oils seem authentic. When I put a drop on my hand, they don’t feel like what you expect an oil to feel like, which is perfect because essential oils are not supposed to feel like carrier oils (e.g. jojoba, sweet almond, etc.). I also ran a test where I put a drop of lavender on a piece of paper at night, by the time I woke up the next day it had completely evaporated. I have a side of my face that keeps breaking out; I have added Tea Tree to the Rosehip oil and started using it on my face as a moisturizer and the pimples are almost gone.
This little pack includes the top and most used essential oils. Included in this pack are: Lemongrass, Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Orange, and Peppermint. Overall, I definitely got my money’s worth. I would also like to disclose that no one is paying me to write this post and I bought these with my own money. You can buy the oils here.
I have only used this one in my body butter. Lemongrass can be used for nerve pain, muscle aches, cellulite, cold & cough, and as an anti-inflammatory.
I normally hate the smell of anything that says lavender on it, except when it comes to essential oils. I really love the smell of this one. I added some to my body butter, but I have mainly been using it to add scent to my DIY cosmetic projects. Lavender can be used for acne, bruises, headaches & migraines, insomnia and as an anti-inflammatory.
This one is my favorite! I have been adding this one to Rosehip oil, which I then use as a moisturizer. I have added this one to my body butter and to my acne facial gel. Tea Tree can be used for acne, abscess, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, burn, oily skin & hair, and sun burn.
I have used this one in my acne gel and also in my body butter. Frankincense can be used for cold, cough, scars, stretch marks, and as an anti-inflammatory.
I recently made an Aloe Vera acne gel, in which I included Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus can be used for acne, migraines, cold, candida, and intestinal parasites.
I use Rosemary mainly as a preservative to extend the shelf life of my homemade cosmetic products. Rosemary can be used as an anti-aging, antibacterial, cellulite, cold & cough, migraines, and hair growth.
I didn’t get to use this one yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Orange can be used for acne, anti-aging, cold, constipation, stress, and insomnia.
I have only used this one once. I used it in a body butter recipe. The next thing I want to try with this one is adding it my hair conditioner. Peppermint can be for nausea, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, headache, and muscle pain.