Essential Oils have become a trend since 2017.
Many beauty influencers as well as mommies were purchasing these oils to boost the immune and detox their skin.
Because of the hype, i really curious to try how good the essential oils are but never really bought until recently (because some also multi level marketing, that’s what hinders me from buying. I am afraid that the price isn’t worth the hype)
Till one fine day, Darren won a Peppermint Young Living Oil from @the.essential.oils .
So i now, have the chance to prove it myself.
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
The Peppermint claimed to be excel in following areas:
Joint Therapy and
You can either dillute it, diffuse it as aromatherapy, or even apply topically, and drop few into your beverage.
I used the Peppermint for natural energizer and better respiratory when dealing with cold, cough and fever.
I pour 6 drops to my diffuser (bought this at @bunnyandclouds instagram. Mini, 7 warmth lighting, high area coverage, not noisy, auto shut off when water runs out) and put it on standby mode for 4 hours.
And how was it?
It really relieved the respiratory. The menthol was strong and delightful!
I totally love the smell and feeling.
It gives pleasure to my joint muscles.
But i do not drink or eat this, nor use it for anti itch, sinus care, ADHD, fever and allergy relief.
If you just heard about Young Living, this brand claimed to have the highest grade of oils. That’s why you can even drink few drops of the essential oils.
Now that this is not yet approved by FDA , do not used as the substitute of your doctor prescription.
After sometimes diffusing the peppermint, i find new hobby to lift up my spirit with fresh scent!
So i browse what could be better than Peppermint, and many said that i need oils for immune booster.
People will purchase Melrose, Purification, Thieves YLO for immune booster.
Thieves is about IDR 515k for 15 ml if you’re a member, Purification is around IDR 285K.
I don’t know about Melrose price, but i guess we need to spend IDR 1 mil to get perfect immune booster.
Now i am going to introduce you Indonesian local brand, Belli To Baby by JAMU.
Jamu has been widely known for their herbal medication and i am excited to know they has EO that they claimed could be used topically and aromatically too.
So i bought their immune booster oil, cost IDR 198k for 10ml.
The oil consist of:
Claimed to strengthen the body system, better skin, better respiratory and safe for baby.
The lavender and eucalyptus smell are the strongest here. I can directly identify the scent when i open the lid.
And today i have been diffusing this oil for quite long time and Darren’s immune also good.
He had a cough week ago and usually with the medicine intake, it will take 4-7 days for full recovery. But within 3 days, he has been doing well.
How happy mommy is! I don’t need to spend 1 mil or more for immune booster.
Please take a note that i don’t think oil was the medicine here. Darren recovered faster than before, but i do keep an eye to his meals, drinks, and the oil was just an additional.
By additional means this is not a must. I believe oral vitamins, or natural vitamins like good balance food and fruits and veggies, enough rest, and clean atmosphere still take 90% of it 🙂
I am highlighting that he’s doing well with Belli To Baby just to let you know that it doesn’t necessarily means we need to purchase the highest grade of oils or the expensive one.
After immune booster oil that has lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus and a lil bit of lemon on it….. i still have one more favorite scent.
Lemongrass Young Living Essential Oil
Lemongrass is good for:
Freshen the air
And again, because this is from YLO, you can apply topically, pour into food and beverage, or diffuse.
For me, diffusing is favourite way to enjoy the oil!
My appetite always good even before using the oil, so i don’t see any wonder of this on myself.
I do apply the oil on Darren’s feet and stomach. They said it can help to boost appetite (it’s no longer a secret that Darren doesn’t like eat!!)
So was it work on Darren?
He did eat well and a lot! But is it because of YLO? I don’t think so.
I diffuse only once a week to refresh the air in the room. And apply on tummy and feet only once.
I don’t apply it on his skin ever more.
And don’t diffuse daily.
Nah if you ask me why he eats a lot lately, i think every child has a phase in their life. Moody, picky eaters, and after they pass the phase, they will eat well again. And now, his teeth also almost complete, and this promote to easy munching too.
That’s all about the health benefit. Now what about beauty benefits?
Lemongrass also believe to improve better skin complexion.
And i don’t see that this oil works for my skin.
Now if you ask me, how many times we need to use the oil…..
I will say, only if needed.
I don’t think it’s good to breathe the aromatherapy every day, even the purest oil has something on it. Come on!
Natural (fresh air) is the best!
So if you think you or your loved ones feel tired, exhausted.. Then it is good time to diffuse the oil.
Or three times a week to freshen the air on your home is also acceptable.
I don’t see it is necessary to diffuse everyday, everynight.
And most of the oil families use it almost daily and treat this eo as an alternative medicine.
I do believe that what makes you healthy and your immune improves aren’t the oils, but the habits.
It’s no way you will be healthy if you don’t tidy up the room, clean it, and eat balance food. Diffusing, drink the oil won’t help.
The oils here just an additional booster.
But again, i put the choice and action for you to take 🙂
Oh before i forget, i have read many companies that sell EO are now stated that it is PURE, COULD USE TOPICALLY, and DIFFUSE.
Remember that eo isn’t meant to be on direct contact with sensitive skin.
You need to dillute with natural oil like jojoba, grapeseed, or cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. (Unless your skin is not sensitive, then you can use it directly on skin. Please put small amount to test first)
Every family is unique. One might doing well with just a local brand essential oil. One might need the highest grade of oil. Many don’t even need oils to promote their better health.
Just use and buy what you believe is good for your family.
That’s what matter isn’t it? ❤️
I can derive my conclusion now…. Essential oil….
I love to have them to lift up my mood, my spirit and freshen the air.
I don’t treat eo as something that works wonder like medicine (but this is nature and organic) no no no…
It just a “supplement” in special condition 🙂
And what is a supplement? It means an additional only. Not a must.
Stay clean and healthy! Eat well, rest well, exercise well!
That’s the cheapest key to longer happier and healthier life ❤️ not buying specific essential oils 🙂
Have a great day!