by Lesley Kim
One can never have too many essential oils. Usually, I buy my collection of essential oils from Amazon- mostly because they have a variety of selections, from individual bottles to complete sets. Imagine my excitement when Aroma Foundry– an environmentally friendly company that focuses on naturally sourced essential oils contacted me to test their products. This company is in Santa Barbara, which is a beautiful city located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. I love visiting Santa Barbara, which conjures up images of the perfect combination of beauty and nature, much like the essential oils I received from Aroma Foundry. The essential oils I received were Citronella, Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Lemongrass. I highly recommend these four because I am beyond satisfied with their quality. It may be the overall quality of the essential oils from Aroma Foundry, but my selections were highly concentrated and smelled amazingly delicious.
These essential oils have many uses in my home and beauty routine. If you need ideas on how to use essential oils, below are some of my favorite uses.
1.) You can add a drop or two to your body lotion for a natural and one of kind scent that will surely last you all day. Of course, always test on a small patch of skin first to determine if you are sensitive or allergic to the oil.
2.) I use the wax melts and wax warmer in my home, and often times, these melts lose their scents. I add a few drops of my favorite essential oil in melted wax to bring it back to life.
3.) I put a few drops of oil to a cotton ball and place it in a plastic cup for an instant and natural home fragrance. You can put this cup in your car, closet or laundry room for a delicious smelling space.
4.) When I make my own cleaning solution, I like to mix in some essential oils for a natural scent.
5.) I like to add citronella essential oil to a melted candle wax for outdoor use. Citronella is supposed to deter mosquitoes.
6.) I mix essential oils with my conditioner for a customized scent.
and the list can go on and on.
I have countless essential oils from a number of brands. What I love about Aroma Foundry is that the oils are sourced in an environmentally responsible way and (no joke) these oils- at least the four I received- are the most concentrated essential oils I’ve ever had. The oils are fresh and a few drops can take you very far. Our house is pretty big compared to most and I added about 5-7 drops of oil in a wax melt warmer in the kitchen and the fragrance infiltrated up to the second floor to our master bedroom!