essential oils

ESSENTIAL OILS ROCK!! (and yes, I'm shouting).  I’m sure this isn’t coming as a surprise to some advanced “oilers” but for me, a basic oil rookie, I can’t say this enough. Essential oils are literally natures cure for everything and anything. I want to buy them all!

But starting out can be confusing, as can what in the heck to do with them. I thought I had to diffuse oils in my house 24/7 but quickly learned that there are three application methods:

  • Aromatic (aka diffuse)
  • Topical (aka skin worthy); and
  • Internal (yup, digest ‘em)

These have been a critical element to my healing journey, after deeply discovering so many of their thousands and thousands of benefits.

I started with skin care first.

Needing a way to get me through well water woes (I know several of you can relate!) as well as severely dry skin from my medication. I consulted with a dear friend and essential oil “queen” from La Bella Una (**side note – Follow her on Instagram), and she pointed me to my, now beloved, Frankincense.

Frankincense – is a gift that keeps on giving! It helps moisturize and reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate skin. It also helps nail beds and cuticles. And can be ingested to support healthy immune, digestive and respiratory functions (although I haven’t tried this yet). You can also diffuse it to help uplift emotions and provide a feeling of peace.  I literally can’t live without this now!

Here is how I use it today:

  • Face Moisturizer - Apply 2 drops to organic fractionated coconut oil. I slather all over my face, neck, arms and legs. I prefer the pump style of this particular oil too for easier logistics personally. I do this every morning out of the shower and every night after I was my face. My skin is glowing.
  • DIY Pump Hand Soap – there are so many toxic chemicals in store bought hand soaps so I started experimenting with my own. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it smells amazing. Best news is that you only need about 5 drops of Frakincense (and 5 drops of Lavender) to get a fantastic smelling soap.
  • Diffuse – I use a stone diffuser in the kitchen to help promote those feelings of peace and wellness, particularly in the evening after a long day for the family.

Again, the uses and benefits of essential oils are endless. So much that I can’t help but continue to share my own personal experiences. I encourage you start diving in and experimenting and then please share your own uses and recipes on our Facebook Group Page.


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  1. Wendy McConnell on November 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    hi Jill! I love essential oils too! Love your ritual! I have been looking for a Doterra rep because I want to purchase oils. I see that you set up your own online Doterra store. Does that mean that I can purchase and you will get credit? I prefer to purchase through someone that I know. I need to get Holiday Joy and Onguard. And I want to try the Holiday Peace. Thank you! xoxo

  2. Carrie on November 7, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Hey Jill! 🙂 Frankincense is my jam!! I’ve been using it on my face for the past 5-6 years and it has worked wonders for my skin! Tea Tree and Lavender oils are my go to oils for so many things too. Another great oil that can be ingested and works as a natural antibiotic is oil of Oregano. I swear by it! Sending lots of luv- xoxo