About Lemon Essential Oil:
Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance. This cold-pressed oil has a strong bright scent that is both refreshing and uplifting. Its astringent and purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse and tone the skin, while delivering a boost of Vitamin C antioxidant benefits.
Ingredient: 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)
About Peppermint Oil:
Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits.
Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)
About Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender Essential Oil is a steam-distilled oil that relaxes and rejuvenates the body and mind with a fresh floral aroma. This essential oil is extracted from the oil glands of the Lavandula Officinalis plant, which gives the oil its sweet herbaceous fragrance. Our Lavender Essential Oil’s clean and serene aroma makes it a perfect companion for aromatherapy to help ease the mind.
Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Officinalis)
I’m a little slow to get on the essential oils train. Not because I don’t think it’s a good idea, but mostly because I’ve been too lazy to do the research on them. And frankly, because essential oils tend to be expensive. (And we all know I’m cheap.)
As it happened, I didn’t actually get to try the lemon oil because it was sold out when InstaNatural ran the promotion. It’s now back in stock, and I’m thinking about picking it up to give it a try.
When I got the Lavender and Peppermint oils, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with them. I knew I could use them for massages with the coconut oil I’d gotten. So I tried that first. A few drops of the oil mixed with the coconut oil was plenty. Of the two, Jimmie and I both preferred the peppermint, but the lavender was nice too.
Then I did a little reading, and found out I could clean with the lavender, and that peppermint is good for congestion. And good for focusing. I decided to use the peppermint oil as I would perfume, and dabbed a little on my wrists before work. I couldn’t smell it, but I swear I got more done that day than the entire rest of the week. We also tried the peppermint in our humidifier. Again, we couldn’t smell it. Whether it worked or not, we’re not sure.
What I can tell you, though, is that peppermint absolutely works for congestion and coughing. Both Jimmie and I use it just about every night. We put a drop or two on either our sinuses or our chests (be careful and don’t get too much near your nose as it’s super strong) and within minutes we’re breathing easier. Both of us have horrible seasonal allergies, and while the oil doesn’t make them go away, it absolutely lessens the stuffiness. And I find the scent relaxing, oddly enough.
I need to find more uses for the lavender. Any suggestions?
Since this is my first experience with essential oils, I can’t tell you if InstaNatural’s are any better or worse than other brands. That said, the bottles are ENORMOUS. They’re 4 ounces, which is actually the same size as a tube of Alba sunscreen (odd comparison, I know, but I just bought some yesterday). And they’re $20. Considering a microscopic bottle at Earth Fare is between $11 and $15, I think this is a pretty freakin’ good deal. Right now the choices are Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon, but I’m hopeful they’ll come out with more soon!
I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.