Lavender - Audra's pick
We love us some lavender at our house! My kids even ask for me to rub it on their pillows before bed because of it’s calming and relaxing smell. A couple drops are great in a hot bath for smell as well as softness. I’ve even used it when I knew I was going somewhere extra stinky. I took a roller bottle and rubbed it on my wrists so I could get a good whiff occasionally as needed to help with the bad smell. Needless to say, lavender is frequently used around here.
OnGuard - Laura's pick
Well, I am new to essential oils! My mother-in-law gifted me with a starter kit for Christmas and it could not have come at a better time. We had the flu hit our house then I was traveling the first part of January and we came home to our daughter with strep. OnGuard was my best friend through it all and I stayed well the entire time! It is a protective blend made up of five essential oils: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary Leaf/Flower. I use it as a hand sanitizer, soap, and a householder cleaner. I also take the beadlets during seasonal threats and I diffuse it regularly! Besides all the germ fighting benefits, the smell…is oh so good!
Frankincense - Rebecca's pick
Why do I love Frankincense? Let me count the ways! Number one: It is good for EVERYTHING! The common motto is, "When in doubt, use frankincense." Number two: Frankincense helps to focus energy, minimize distractions, quieten "mind chatter," and improve concentration. It is no wonder why God commanded it be burned as a perpetual incense before the Lord in the Tabernacle in Exodus 30:8. For this reason, I love to rub it onto my temples before church! Number three: It has deep Biblical meaning. I delve into the significance of frankincense, starting with its extraction from the tree to its use in the Tabernacle and Temple, in my post, "Why Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh." The details are so rich and mind-blowing. You will never look at a bottle of frankincense the same way again!
Deep Blue - Tammy's pick
I have a few favorite go-to oils, but Deep Blue is one I find I recommend time after time. In fact, I had a friend with severe back pain who couldn't get relief even from a chiropractor. I gave her Deep Blue to try. She couldn't believe how much better she felt. I love the lotion as a little bit goes a long way. Whether it's aches from working out, or pain in the neck from tension, or throbbing in my temples from a headache, Deep Blue is my go-to. A plus, it has peppermint in it, so it also elevates one's mood.
Young Living’s Joy Essential Oil Blend - Makiah’s pick
I am an avid essential oil user for everything from cleaning formulas to acne treatment! But as someone who has struggled with mental health issues, I have discovered essential oils can really help to lift your mood or make you feel more calm. I’m a fan of all Young Living’s emotional oil blends, but my go to essential oil is their Joy Blend. I love to put on the Joy blend either on my neck or ears just to give my spirit a lift, and help myself refocus on all the joy God has placed in my life. I am especially fond of this blend, because while it has emotional benefits, it also smells great and doubles as a perfume.