I can’t wear perfume anymore

Since I starting using essential oils a little over one year ago, I can’t wear perfume any more. I threw it all away, including all the Bath & Body lotions & potions too! (TOXIC!! But that’s a blog post for another day.)

I have noticed that my “sniffer” has changed it’s “smeller”… lol! Corny, I know, but seriously… I can no longer tolerate artificial fragrances, including most candles. Not bashin’ the candle-lovers out there! I was one too! But now they just highly irritate me and send my sinuses into orbit!

There were a few essential oils I could NOT stand when I was first introduced to Young Living. Over time I have realized that the oils I hated I now LOVE!! … or at least like a whole lot better! One such oil – Cedarwood. I cringed when smelling it and at that time agreed with a few people I know when they described it as “cat pee”. However, after reading in several essential oil reference books on the amazing benefits of Cedarwood… I kept trying it, mixing it with Orange EO or Lavendar EO.

Guess what…? I LOVE CEDARWOOD NOW! It’s deep and earthy, like fresh cut wood in a forest. I just adore it! I’ve heard it said that if you despise an EO you probably need it. I would say I agree with that.

So… what’s a gal to do about smelling good? What does one wear if they can no longer wear or tolerate perfume? Make your own!

I got these super cool green (my favorite color) glass roller ball bottles in bulk on Amazon. Click here to see the bottles I ordered. Good to have on hand to whip up all kinds of blends for many different needs! FCO stands for fractionated coconut oil.

Yes, I made my own fragrance today. I typically use Young Living’s JOY blend as my everyday perfume, which I ADORE, but I was looking for something different, something new. So I came up with this concoction.

I call it my “Feel Good” Fragrance. I know, not real original. I was in a hurry to label it as I didn’t want to get it mixed up with hubby’s seasonal mix.

I must say, it REALLY smells good! My 18 yr old daughter loves it too! And it’s so much more than just smelling good here too! Another huge bonus to using essential oils vs artificial fragrance!

I’d love to go into great detail on everything I’ve learned about each Young Living Essential Oil I put in this fragrant blend… but I’m not legally able to do so. I highly encourage you to get your hands on some good reference materials and look up the benefit of each on your own.

What I can say about each oil is this:

Ylang Ylang is extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation. It may also help with releasing feelings of anger and assist with getting rid of negative feelings. In addition, it has a long history in skin- and hair-care products—particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair.

Frankincense includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity. (Oh my, this description doesn’t do this oil justice! Please know that NOT all EO’s are the same!! Many are adulterated with synthetics, watered down, and not distilled correctly and the FREQUENCY is not at it’s highest, such as with Young Living’s. Do your own research!) 

Vetiver has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children’s behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock.

Orange essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene, which aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration.  Did you know that Orange Essential Oil contains 85-95% limonene? It has the highest level of d-limonene next to grapefruit oil! (A great topic to read up on!) Orange EO has calming effects and may be used for feelings of peace.

Use Essential Oils for perfume to improve your emotional and physical well being! Imagine if you could wear (or make) a perfume (or cologne) that was non-toxic to the body and actually could help you manage your stress level, or help you feel more confident. Well… you can make your own! If I can do this, so can you! Have fun with this! Try different combinations. Let the oils speak to you!

*** update 7/2/15 – I added 5 drops of Ocotea EO for good measure, plus I love it’s fragrance… and it’s soo good for my body! … and… I had to make my daughter her OWN rollerbottle because she would not stop asking for mine several times a day! She says she’s addicted to it!

About OCOTEA: Extracted from an Ecuadorian tree, ocotea has the highestlevel of alpha humulene of any Young Living essential oil, which is a compound that helps aid the body’s natural response to irritation and injury.* Ocotea also has natural cleansing and purifying properties.

Today’s personal care products, such as our soaps, hair goods and household cleaners, are simply synthetically made products that further pollute our bodies and our planet!

Did you know that approximately 98% of the essential oils produced today are for the perfume industry?

Yes, so by simple math, that leaves 2% for medicinal or therapeutic use. Perfume grade oils are cut with solvents or distilled through a solvent extraction process to save time and money, so all their therapeutic effects are lost.

And this is why you will hear me say over and over… all essential oils are NOT the same! I did about three months of research before making my choice.

I would LOVE to be the one to share Young Living Essential Oils with you! To get started, CLICK HERE! I highly recommend the NEW Premium Starter Kit! If you have any questions, please ask! If you’re ready… GREAT! Send me a message on my “Contact Me” page, and I’ll get you plugged into several resources to help you get started on your learning journey off Essential Oils!

My reference sources are: Young Living’s website & blog, Essential Oils Pocket Reference by Life Science Publishing, and Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.

Disclaimer: Anything you find on my blog is for educational purposes only. It is NOT my intent to treat or diagnose any condition, nor it is a replacement for a diagnosis from a licensed medical professional. The opinions expressed here are of my own and not that of any company or organization.

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