28 May 2015
This post is sponsored by Whole Foods but all opinions are 100% my own.
Whole Foods has so much to offer in their stores and it’s easy to go into their stores because you know that all of their products they carry don’t have all the “bad stuff” in them and takes away the stress of checking labels. Not only is the food yummy and super fresh, they have awesome beauty products , but they have a wealth of products aimed towards your health. These great products to better your health include essential oils. If you’ve been around blogs, pinterest, news, the web in general (I’ve even blogged about them a little here) you’ve probably seen essential oils being talked about quite a bit. And if you’re like me you might have thought, are essential oils for me?
Last year when I first started really hearing the buzz about oils I decided to try them out mostly for migraine relief. They did provide temporary relief for my migraines but did not completely shut it down, however, when paired with my migraine medicines I did feel it eased the tension while I waited for my meds to kick in. Since then I’ve only used them for temporary migraine relief and stress reasons. I love adding lavender oil to a nice, hot bubble bath to calm me and prep me for bed. I have wanted to start using them for other uses but felt that I needed to do more research that I didn’t have the time for and that it was too expensive. Why does being healthy and living a healthier lifestyle have to be expensive? Well I’m here to tell you it doesn’t. If you’re interested in oils you don’t have to sign your life away to those big brands such as DoTerra or Young Living, nothing against them but I don’t want to commit that much money to something I’m not bought into that much especially when I can just run to Whole Foods to grab what I want as I want.
Whole Foods has a couple different brands of oils and a bunch of different types of oils. I haven’t found any research that says one brand is better than another but just that you should make sure you’re buying 100% pure oil. I already had lavender oil but decided to add a couple more that I researched had the most uses: rosemary, lemon, tea tree, and peppermint. I also wanted to purchase a diffuser so that I would be able to use the oils more as a part of our daily routine to experience the full benefits.
If I like the diffuser I bought I plan to buy this smaller one that’s only $10 and can go in a car or in your office to keep giving you the benefits no matter where you are!
I still haven’t officially decided whether or not I think essential oils are for me. But with what I’ve read and continue to research about them I definitely see there has been evidence that people have had success with using oils for different health reasons. I hope that essential oils can improve our lives in a more natural way versus continuing to overuse medicines when they may not always be necessary!
To read more about essential oils here are a couple articles Whole Foods has posted: