Essential oils. EOs. Lots of people are talking about them, but what exactly do you do with them once you have them? I’ve found that there is a *lot* of misinformation out there about what you should and should not do with essential oils. I suggest caution when you are taking someone else’s word about using essential oils in a way that you might think is dangerous. Instead, you should do some research yourself. Not all essential oils are safe for children.
I used to think it was no big deal to just throw some essential oils together with water because they all repelled bugs and spray them on my kids. Well guess what? BIG DEAL. Not all bug-repelling essential oils are good to use on your kids!! Quite a few essential oils have a chemical compound that interferes with breathing in young children. Because I was thinking about essential oils too broadly, I wasn’t thinking about safety. Thankfully, due to the intervention of an awesome friend, I got educated pretty quick.
No matter how you use essential oils, they should be treated like a chemical because that is what they are. Chemicals can burn the skin, burn the insides of your body (which is becoming a VERY common form of injury as more and more women buy boatloads of oils or even sell boatloads of oils and have no clue how to use them safely.) Chemicals can get into your lungs through the air and burn your lungs.
They can also cause inflammation and allergic reactions to the skin with an external application. So knowing the safe use of every oil you use is very important. I will probably get lots of pushback on this, but I personally do not suggest ingesting oils at all. You can get safe, medicinal use out of the oils from diluted skin application and diluted for diffusion into the air. Even then, knowing the correct safety information is critical.
My number one suggestion for moms using essential oils is that you keep them properly stored and out of your child’s reach. Essential oils have been responsible for severe burns on children who thought it would be wonderful to cover themselves with mom’s oils without parental oversight. It wasn’t. Keep your oils put away, in a case, and out of reach. Locking cases are great!
One way you can get correct information about essential oil safety is to read a verifiable expert. Robert Tisserand is the most renowned expert on the subject of essential oil use and safety, so I recommend purchasing one of his books.
Another way to be safe with essential oil use is to thoroughly read the information provided by the vendor about the oil. Not all oil companies are clear and upfront about safe use, which is one of the reasons I love Rocky Mountain Oils – every oil page has information about safety, and every oil has GC/MS data located on the website.
A third way to safely use essential oils is to read as much as you can and just be informed. Here are a couple of options to help you get informed right now.
A Giveaway – I am so thrilled that Rocky Mountain Oils is offering a giveaway for the Concentration Kit. This kit has a great set of oils to help you have more focused days!
Rules of the giveaway: Refer a friend! For each friend that enters the giveaway through your unique URL, you will receive +1 entry into the giveaway. Each of you can refer up to 10 people for each giveaway so strongly encourage your friends to enter! You must use a valid email address to enter this giveaway. Email is the only way the winner will be notified, so using an email you never check is pointless. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. Entrants will be subscribed to Get Encouragement Delivered (our newsletter).You are free to unsubscribe at any time, but we hope you will stick around long enough for us to bless your socks off! You must be 18 years old or older to win and live within the United States. This giveaway will end on June 16th.
Amy C says
Lavender is my favorite oil. I use it in the bath, in the diffuser, and with my kids. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
Lemon is my favorite. I use it in laundery, defuse it and lotion.
I love using essential oils. I also like the information you give!
Heather Austin says
I use doTerra now but have been thinking of switching to RMO. I am curious how they work , if they are 100%pure and if they have as big a variety as doTerra?
Check out the Rocky Mountain Oils website. I LOVE this company. Their products aee fantastic, free shipping, easy returns, and the best customer service. If you check it out and read the reviews on the oils keep in mind that when people complain about the scent (which isn’t often) it really means that oil is just not for them. There are some oils I just can’t tolerate because they aren’t compatible with my body chemistry. I have family members and friends that sell doTERRA but I did a ton of research and felt that RMO was going to be a much better fit for me. And the free shipping, point usage, and price was a definite incentive and benefit. Best bet is to start with their website, look up oils you are interested in, read ALL the info, and try it out. You will not be disappointed!
Heather Austin says
My favorite oil is Melaleuca and I use is for just about everything
I haven’t tried essential oils but will be researching oils and the benefits.
Sherri b says
I love lavender. I spray it on pillows.
Ann James says
I love RMO oils! My favorite is RMO’s Relieve Me. After talking with them about my health problems they recommended the Relieve Me and I have made believers out of a lot of people with this oil. Great oil great quality and great prices. Love Love Love RMO.
Sonia Baez says
I have been using RMO oils for two years. I love the quality and the price. My favorite is the blend immunity, and Melaleuca.
What do you use melaleuca for? And how do you use it?
Lavender. It’s the one I use the most by far. For sleep, mostly. Also for bee stings.
Cynthia Mercado says
I love lavender oil. I add it to my laundry detergent, and wash my kitchen counters down for its antibacterial properties and to keep ants away.
I’ve been wanting to learn more about EOs and try them!
Julie W. says
I use lavender in my wool dryer balls and in the diffuser at bedtime. Lemongrass is cheerful, so it gets diffused in the kitchen and used in my natural cleaning products.
I’d be grateful to win anything! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Deanna Harrison says
I would like to try essential oils. I have heard a lot about them.
Kristi Ryder says
I don’t have a favorite, as no oil I have ever tried has ever worked on me. However a friend who uses them regularly (and will contest to them not working on me) tried some on my child and it seemed to work almost instantly…so now I am intrigued to try them on my youngest who has several learning disabilities.
I love Peppermint Oil. its versatile. you can use it in cold remedies, mice repellents, candies, cleaning, bug repellent, healing.
I’m still new to the Essential Oil usage, but the couple I’ve used, I like & some day will afford to buy more to keep on hand as i have livestock I use herbs & essential oils, as well as my family. It’d be great to win some…..then i’d be a step ahead 🙂
I like frankenscence to help with sleeping and it just feels spiritually sweet, lavender is second runner up.
Heather Goetsch says
I’m loving all I’m learning about RMO’s company. There are definitely quite a few things that have me interested in their company and product including the way the product is tested and their safety information. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
nicole henke says
lavender because I use it in just about every blend, for cleaning, for bobos, for ironing, you name it, im using it!
Peppermint is great for sinuses & headaches
Amber Green says
I use Frankincense daily and love it. Not only do I love the scent and the calmness it brings, but I use it around my eye for my glaucoma. I have seen improvements in my eye pain and vision (and I am not taking medications) and I believe Frankincense is a huge part of it (also taking supplements and working on stress and diet). I love essential oils!
Cindy Tremblay says
I used peppermint oil, a drop at a time, rubbed in my hands to subdue nausea from a tummy virus running through our family. Didn’t think of ESo until the virus hit me. Poor kids… 🙁
I have been wanting to try essential oils, just not sure where to start.
I haven’t been able to purchase it but i would imagine lavender
Heidi Daily says
I love diffusing peppermint, it smells great and keeps me motivated. I also love RMO, it’s the only place I buy my oils from!
Kristi J says
I love lemon and lavendar EO! Thank you for the giveaway!
I like lemon oil and add it to my cleaning mixes.
Amy Meyer says
I’ve never used Essential Oils….I’m new to this . Thank you!
Melinda Roberts says
I like the digestzen it’s wonderful for stomach discomfort or nausea
Darcy Carmichael says
Lavender is my favorite essential oil. We use it for headaches, bumps, bruises, cuts, calming, and lots more!
Lavender on the pillow at bedtime is a fav. In our house
I’ve used lavender bUT I’m new to essential oils. This is great information!
I love using orange mixed with coconut oil and baking soda to brush my teeth.
Angela Williams says
I love pepperment for my headaches (on my temples).
I use lavendar the most.
I’ve been wanting to try essential oils! What a great way to start.
So many oils to love- my favorite is Tummy time-those darn raw veggies can be hard on my stomach but Tummy time always helps.
Courtney R says
Patchouli, skin care
Lisa Skillman says
I’ve never tried any of these EOs that you are giving away!
Donna McBride says
Right now I am in love with RMO Purify. I swear it stopped those back to school germs on the spot. I am also a big fan of lemon mixed with lavender.
I have this brand of essential oils and I would love to add to my collection.
We use peppermint to get rid of headaches since most of our family can’t take over-the-counter headache medicine – works GREAT!
Nicole Sparks says
I mainly use peppermint for headaches.
Rebecca Kayser says
Lavender is my favorite essential oil. We use it for headaches or relaxing. Thanks!
I am learning that essential oils can be used for just about anything. I love my new natural cleansers I have made. Not only do they smell amazing, but they work well!!
Sandra Lassiter says
How do I narrow it down?!? Tea tree oil is good for so many things, lavender as well, and then there’s thieves…
michelle h says
Oregano,anytime we’re not feeling well it goes on the feet, Soon were feeling better.
Heather Duncan says
Lavender and Thieves. I use Lavender in my laundry all the time.
I love essential oils! My favorite is lavender and orange diluted with coconut oil in a roller. I use it when my daughter is anxious and it works wonders!
I use lavendar for bug bites, crankiness, scrapes, bug deterrent, etc.
Heather Fairman says
I use a calming blend for children at bedtime
Dianna Auton says
Lavender. I don’t have any but I love the smell. I do have a lavender hot pad and I use it to help my muscles relax and to sleep.
We use Love. It makes the whole house feel open & inviting.
Lemon, I love the way it makes me feel, and refreshes a room.
C. Webb says
Lavender is my favorite because it is so useful.
Danielle Hull says
Lemon and lime are my favorite. I diffuse them, use them for cleaning and use lime in a Trim healthy Mama “shake!.”
Cheryl s. says
Lavender has been one that I have loved – so calming.
Brigitte Brorman says
I like to mix lemon with baking soda, and sprinkle it on my carpet before I vacuum. Ahhhh……
Lori H says
I haven’t used them ?
Tara H says
With 5 boys lavender is our most used oil. We use it for calming, for bug bites, and for anything that we don’t know what else to do. 😉 We love Rosemary for headaches.
I love lavender – it helps my husband sleep better, and smells so good
Lavendar Oil has helped with so many different things in our family, from headaches to injuries! It’s the best!!
I would love to try the essential oils I have heard so much about
My favorite essential oil is lemon oil. I put a few drops in greek yogurt and it is delicious.
I am only just starting to learn about essential oils so I don’t have a favorite yet. But I am excited to start discovering that.
Brenda Lim says
I love putting a couple of drops of lavender oil on wool dryer balls when drying our clothes.
Frankincense is my go to favorite for ouchies, but Serenity is my relaxation go-to.
Sandalwood – it smells divine!
I’ve used a few, found some work well, some not so well. Always willing to try and see if it works for me.
I like lavender for general purpose but I also really like geranium, I use it for deodorant.
I would love to try out these oils!
Laura A says
My favorite essential oil is aligning–it curbs anxiety, calms nerves, and mellows kiddos.
I’d love to try lavendar!
Elizabeth Culp says
Frankincense! I love using to help my son have clarity while he does his school work.
I love lemon, lavender, and patchouli, not necessarily all mixed together! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I have been meaning to become more involved in essential oils for my family. I just haven’t found the time to study up on them, with homeschooling and all 🙂
I am still new to oils but peppermint is my favorite for back aches!
I love lavender, so versatile and smells lovely.
We use lavender the most, but I’m sure there are more that would be useful. Thank you for providing all the links to safety and different perspectives.
Lori B. says
I love the scent of lavender for calming down moods!
tea tree oil.. as I use it for my dermatitis.
Rebecca Besherse says
I use essential oils for many purposes. My favorite is Myrrh for scent and for earaches, among other things
We use lavender and peppermint oils around the house for cleaning and to keep the bugs away. I just purchased an LLP blend for allergies and am interested to see how well it works for our family!
Feminine Aid…. totally changed my way of life! Used to be on all kinds of regulator meds and pain meds… my doctor is amazed I’m not taking any and doesn’t believe me when I tell her it’s because of this oil!
I am very new to EO and I had been looking at the Rocky Mountain Oils website because I heard they are reasonably priced and the best. I am just at the research point right now, so I don’t know yet what my favorite is. I hope to get some of the healing oils to boost immunity and to prevent cancer. I am also interested in something for skin care since I have eczema and maybe something to use as a natural mosquito repellent. Thank you for offering this giveaway. Someone will definitely be blessed by winning.
Peppermint and tea tree oil are my favorites. I use the peppermint to help ease my sinus headaches and the tea tree oil for numerous things. Love them both. I would like to expand my use of oils.
Jray Jhones says
peppermint to relax in the bath
Tea Tree oil is all I’ve tried, in soapmaking. I ought to branch out!
Holly B. says
I’m just getting started with essential oils so I haven’t tried many. I love to use Lavender & Tea tree on my wool dryer balls. I just made a roller with an Immunity blend & Frankincense diluted very low for my kids to be prepared for cold & Flu season. I would love to try the ones you’re offering in this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
Jennifer K says
I love lavender for calming, bug bites, scrapes and the great scent!
Alicia B says
Lavender is my favorite – for diffusing and making a homemade febreze. It just freshens everything up and calms the family down!
Jill Miller says
I don’t use then, but am so interested in learning more about them
Silver Thurston says
Thanks for the opportunity!
lavender, so many uses!! My favorite is helping my anxious children to relax.
Just getting started with EOs and have so much to learn!
Lavendar and Melaleuca are our favorites!
If my son is having a hard time getting to sleep I rub Lavender on his feet and he drifts off in no time. I also like the renew type blend as it refreshes the atmosphere. Especially after soccer games.
Love lavender. Citrus oils are nice too.
How could I pick a favorite?? Right now, my favorite blend is spearmint, vanilla, and a little orange, sometimes with lavender mixed in. I like diffusing it every now and then for relaxation, and I have it in hand soap.
Crystal McKinley says
I love using lavendar oil in the bath and on my kids pillows to help them sleep.
Peppermint. We started using oils a while back for our special needs child.
Frankincense is my fav oil!
I’ve never used any yet, but people keep saying I should try.
My favorite is eucalyptus. I put a couple of drops in the humidifier during winter. It’s a good homeopathic therapy.
Jennifer mathesz says
Peppermint!! So good for digestive issues
jana Pritchett says
I love lavender essential oil! It is so versatile!
I have not tried any oils yet , but i would like to.
I’ve never tried oils. Would love to start though! One of these days…..
Love lemongrass in the diffuser. It’s the perfect pick-me-up!
Melissa Cazares says
I use peppermint oil for sinus pain and homemade toothpaste. Lavendar heals burns really fast.
Judith Martinez says
I love peppermint because it is so stimulating.
Lynne B says
I’m very new to EO’s. My sister gave me one of her diffusers and lavender oil to help me sleep. I’m very intrigued by how EO’s can be used for health and beauty.
Amy Sage says
Tea tree is my most used eo. It is so versatile!
Desiree Luhnow says
I love lavender and peppermint!
I have always wanted to try it
I use Patchouli, just because I love the scent! I have never had the guts to try EO’s for medicinal purposes, but have always wanted to!
I have so many I love! I don’t know which is my favorite….I use peppermint a lot for headaches/muscle aches. I really enjoy using clove in my diffuser….and lemon and orange are great to use when making homemade cleaning products! I also love lavender on bug bites and bee stings!
Leah Farmer says
I have not used essential oils before but I have heard a lot of people talking about the benefits. Would love to try these out!
We probably use lavender, peppermint and lemon the most but I love the smell of anything with clove in it. I would like to try some others but it’s been out of our price range.
My favorites are frankincense and anything citrus. Love RMO!
Lauryn R says
I love using lemon essential oil in my homemade cleaners! 🙂 I also rub lavender in my little ones feet before bed to help them sleep better, it’s heavenly! 🙂
Frankincense is my favorite. It often helps with migraines.
Melissa Storms says
I use lavender the most. I love the smell so much, I use it in an oil warmer and in my Febreeze air purifier.
Julie P says
I would like to try essential oils.
Teresa W says
I don’t regularly use them but want to start! Lavender and peppermint were a HUGE help when I was in labor with my second.
Shannah Hudson says
I love lavender for bug bites.
I LOVE E.O.’s, especially in the winter where we live. RMO’s are our favorite. You can never have too many. Peppermint is our favorite go to.
Susan B says
Lavender is a great go to or an I’m not sure what to use oil. I use Rosemary & Spearmint or Peppermint for headaches.
Kim F. says
lavender is good for most everything in my opinion and the one I use the most!
My favorite essential oil is orange which I use to refresh the air.
denise low says
I love the Lavender .We make soap at times and Lavender is the first one we use.
Jessica Brewster says
I actually haven’t tried any yet. I REALLY, REALLY want to, but haven’t been able to justify the cost without knowing if they’ll work or not. Would LOVE <3 to win thus so I can try them!
I use melaleuca oil – it’s great for all kinds of healing