Five 'Must-Have' Essential Oils
I believe in using natural ingredients in my daily life and that is why I strive to use essential oils whenever possible. However, I don't have a lot of different kinds of oils (Of course this is because I like to keep things as simple as possible!). So I have a basic go-to assortment of what I call my Five 'Must-Have' Essential Oils because they cover just about everything I need to use them for on a daily basis. So whether you use essential oils already, are new to them, or if you're considering getting started, then these are the five oils I personally need on a daily basis!
Feel free to download and print our FREE instruction card about the Five "Must-Have" Essential Oils and their uses! It can be found below the video:-)
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How to Store Essential Oils
Great! You are starting to use essential oils and are on your way to holistic health and wellness. But did you know that the therapeutic benefits of most essential oils will deteriorate if exposed to sunlight, heat, and/or air? The oils need to be stored properly to prevent them from deterioration and preserve their aromatic qualities. But don't fret...properly storing the oils is simple!
If you blend your own oils the same rules apply for storage! Be sure to buy quality amber glass containers that will seal appropriately.
You can see the wooden case I use to store many of my oils in the pictures. This was actually a wooden cast that was being thrown out that I repurposed. With a few shelves added in, some paint, and elastic stapled across the inside shelves, I now have a cool, dry, and dark enclosed box for all my oils! I added a handy little handle to the top to make it easy to carry wherever I need it.
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!