Cheating on Makeup with Oils! 

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Hi guys! Thanks for coming back!

Okay, so I have a confession to make; I’ve been cheating on makeup! I know, I know! It’s terrible! I deserve the worst!

However – Hear me out! It might not be as bad as you think!

So – A really good friend of mine has been posting all these pictures on her Instagram of these essential oils. I mean, it’s been CONSTANT posts for almost a month now. I had heard of these oils before but after seeing her posts about them, I became more and more intrigued. I started to research all the different oils, their uses and their health benefits. My friend added me to a few groups on Facebook to learn as well, which were super helpful! I read so many articles and recipes for different creams and ointments for everything under the sun. The more I learned, the more I wanted to try these oils so, OF COURSE, I bought the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils!


Here it is guys! Isn’t it gorgeous! I was so excited to open all of the oils and smell them! Also, how frigin cute is the Dewdrop Diffuser?! So cute! Alright – Enough of that. Seeing as I am all new to this whole ‘essential oils’ thing, I figured I would just show you what came in the kit, and explain as much as I have read about the oils and their benefits. Like I said – I AM NEW AT THIS – So some of what I’m saying might not even be correct, BUT, I am learning and very excited about this new journey and I will update you guys once I have used them for a while and get more into the swing of things! Okay, let’s dive into the oils, shall we?!

Aren’t they pretty?! Love the colours and they smell even better! 😉 I am going to go through them pretty quickly because, to be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about them yet!

Lemon – This oil has a ton of different uses. It is supposed to energize the mind and the body, and has high amounts of antioxidants. You can also use it as a natural cleaner around the house by diluting it with water and putting it in a spray bottle. And of course, you can put a drop of lemon essential oil in your water in the morning to help detox your body.

Frankincense – This oil is meant to increase feelings of inner strength. It is also known for being good for healthy looking skin! Diffused, frankincense can increase relaxation, and used topically, it can be used for younger looking skin! So multi purpose! Love that!

Purification – Doesn’t the name just say it all? This oil is meant to purify and cleanse the air. It also can be put on the skin to help cleanse or soothe itching. (It also smells amazing! This was the first oil Idiffused! But we will get to that later!)

Joy – Again! Doesn’t the name say it all?! This oil is meant to increase the feeling of joy and happiness. It also inspires the feelings of love, confidence and empowerment, and helps overcome the feelings of frustration or despair. also heard from my friend’s sister, that this can be used as a perfume, seeing as this oil also smells amazing!

Thieves – This oil is meant for cleaning! It is one of the most safe and natural alternative to household cleaners. It can also be diffused to eliminate bad odours in your home.

Stress Away – Obviously, this oil is meant to relieve stress and anxiety! It is suggested to be applied topically for full effect. This oil also has an amazing scent – They all do really!

PanAway – This oil may be a lifesaver for me! This oil is meant to improve one’s sense of well being and help them relax! It can also be used topically to help alleviate sore muscles! I have been complaining to Josh so much lately about being sore from the gym; This may be a great, natural solution to help me out!

Valor – This one might also be a lifesaver for me; But for completely different reasons. This oil is meant to help with feelings of strength and confidence while warding off negative emotions, helping the body balance itself. I also read that if you put this oil on the bottoms of the feet, it may stop snoring! My fiancé snores so DAMN much, I haven’t had a full nights sleep in 4 years! (Okay, so I’m being a tad dramatic, but seriously, it’s bad!) I will be trying this for the next little while and if it works, you better believe I will be sold on these oils FOR LIFE!

Lavender – This oil is said to be one of the most versatile oils! There are so many things that it does; Moisturizes dry skin, Help you to unwind after a long hard day, Help you sleep soundly, just to name a few. I love the smell of lavender; I have been putting it in my bath water for years. I am hoping to use this in order to help me sleep through the night!

Peace And Calming – Ahh – Two words we all love! This oil is meant to give a sense of well being and peace and is known for its deep relaxation properties. I actually LOVE the smell of this oil. It is kind of citrusy and licoricey .. It’s amazing. I diffused this the first night I had the diffuser and I felt very relaxed laying in my bed before I fell asleep; I will definitely be doing it again!

Peppermint – This is another very versatile oil. They said that this oil is meant to energize and increase vitality, but it does so much more than that. You can put it in your tea for a delicious treat, you can rub some on your temples or the back of your neck to relieve headache pain, and you can diffusr Peppermint and Lemon in the morning for a quick wake up. I love the peppermint oil, and I’m sure that I will be running out of this one and lemon first!


This was my first combo! As soon as I opened my kit, I got the diffuser going! I was so overly excited, I didn’t know which oils to use first! I decided on these two because I was having some company and I figured they could use the benefits of these oils! I used Purification to eliminate negative energy and I used Joy to help with feelings of happiness!

After my first night of diffusing Peace and Calming, I was feeling quite refreshed. When I got out of bed, I decided to diffuse Lemon and Peppermint in order to wake me up (Plus the two oils together smell AMAZING!)

Alright guys – I guess that’s it for me. I will keep playing around with these oils and learning as much as I can and I can update you with my findings! If anyone is interested in starting their own Essential Oil journey, send me an email and I can give you all the information you need to get your very own Premium Starter Kit!

As always, thanks for reading and chat soon! Xoxo

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