Happy Snowy Sunday!! I'm hoping this snow doesn't affect getting to school and work tomorrow!! Today I will be reviewing two essential oils from Insta Natural. *I received these products complementary to review and this post is based on my opinion after using. Let's get into the reviews.
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I was so excited to receive these oils! I have used peppermint essential oil for DIY scrubs and for my hair. I wasn't too sure of the uses for the Lemon oil so I did some research online. I found so many uses for essential oils!! I didn't know that you could do so much with them. I found a few things I wanted to try out and have been loving these oils so far. Let's talk about each oil before getting into how I used them.
Directly from the Insta Natural site, 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. I love the scent of lemons and this oil was not too overpowering and strong. You can use this oil for cleaning, cooking, aromatherapy, skin care and so much more. When researching uses for this oil, I had an idea that I wanted to use more natural cleaning products around the house. Some cleaning products can smell so strong and be harmful to inhale. With having a little one, I am always cleaning up something and it would be perfect to have a gentle and effective cleanser.
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 (taken from Insta Natural site). I always love a good multi purpose product and I enjoy the scent of peppermint. It is so soothing and relaxing. I love using this oil in the scrubs that I make for when I do my at home manicure and pedicure and also a full body scrub. I didn't know that you can use this oil for cleaning and an alternative to harsh room sprays.
I had so much fun trying out different recipes that I found online for each oil. I was just mind blown of all the things you can do with essential oils. I found all of the following recipes online.
First I made a Lemon Cleaner. I took an old bottle of cleaner that I used to use for cleaning everything and replaced it with this natural cleaner.
5oz Distilled Water
1 tsp of Baking Soda
20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Combine the Water and Vinegar
Slowly add the Baking Soda little bits at a time
Add the Essential Oil and stir in
I actually had to add more oil because all I could smell was vinegar at first. I used this to clean the kitchen and furniture in the living room. I loved the gentle smell and how effective it was cleaning everything. This is my new everyday cleaner.
I also used this oil for a fragrance around the house. I put a small pot on the stove with warm water and some of the oil. I turned the stove on low so it would just stay warm. I could only smell the fresh lemon in the kitchen but I loved it. I need to figure out how much oil to add so you can smell it all through the house.
With the Peppermint Oil, I made a natural room spray.
2 cups Hot Water
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
10-12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Combine Water and Baking Soda and stir until it dissolves
I did add a little bit more oil in this room spray. My son did a #2 and the whole room smelled so bad(Potty training has been on and off with him. He'll get it soon, hopefully)!! I sprayed the whole room with this and at first I couldn't smell anything. Then I could smell something subtle but it eliminated the bad odor in the room. I will have to play around with this one but I was pretty impressed.
Of course I had to make a scrub with these oils and found a recipe that used both of them.
Lemon Minty Sugar Scrub
1 1/4 cups of Sugar
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Zest from 1/2 lemon
5 drops each of Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils
I took a shower with this scrub this morning and the aroma was so relaxing. I didn't want to leave the bathroom lol! The scrub left my skin feeling super smooth and soft. I didn't even have to put lotion on after showering, except for my feet and my skin is still moisturized. This would be great for those mornings I'm running late and don't have time for everything. If you try this scrub or anything I shared today, let me know.
So that is it for my review on these essential oils. You can find both of these on the Insta Natural site or Amazon for 19.97 each. Have you tried essential oils? Which ones do you own and how do you use them? Comment below and let me know. Hope you stay warm and see you on Thursday!!
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