Liquid Love On A Budget

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Hey yall a few months ago when i 1st started blogging i posted about essential oils. I took the leap and bought me a few. I have been so pleasantly surprised how much i love them.

So i wanted to update yall on my experience and show you how i use oils daily without breaking the bank.
Now i know there is tons of people that will definitely disagree with me cause people really have trust in the popular brands such as DoTerra and Young Living.

And i don’t disagree at all i totally think those people are right and know what they are talking about. But at this time in my life i have to budget everything. I envy you if you don’t ♡

So i did a litttle digging and searching for cheaper oils and bought me a few. I wouldnt know if i liked them until i tried even though they all had amazing reviews I’m a hands on person i have to test for myself.

So the oils i have been buying and using i got all off Ebay or Etsy.

RibbyRue
Dr.Adorable, Inc.
DarNaturals

All of the essential oils i have purchased have not been over $8 a bottle.

Now i know the saying you get what you pay for and mostly it’s true but in this case these have really worked for us and i enjoy them.

And i love them !!! I don’t use any oils for internal use. External use only for me and my kids. I put a few drops of at least one oil in every bath i take and it’s so relaxing. I use lavender for the kid’s pillows for resting.

Studies show that using smell can trigger things in your brain and i definitely believe it !! I am no longer a skeptic at all !!!

What I’ve learned so far:

°•○ I tend to use the ones that smell really good way more. Some are just tonearyhy for me.
°•○ My one and five year old have had zero skin reactions.
°•○ I like to rub them on my neck vs. My face cause some oils are more oily than others.
°•○ I definitely think oils can alter your moods.

When i added oils to my daily life it kinda reminded me to relax and breath a little in this busy life i have !

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Next up for me is frankincense i want to make a face lotion with it using coconut oil and vitamin E. I’m so excited i have already bought what i need.

My hands down favorites are:
Lavender
Peppermint
Lemon
Grapefruit
Eculaptus

I didn’t love:
Patchouli
Vetiver

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I will def be adding lots more to my collection to try them out.

If you haven’t tried oils before check out my 1st post.
http://sequinsinthesouth.com/92/

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Hope this helps everyone that wants to try oils and buy more on a budget. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

LC
XOXO
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  1. says

    I love essential oils, I order mine from Wellington Fragrance Company and they are priced well especially for their quality. Check them out. http://creativelydysfunctional.blogspot.com/2015/02/14-days-of-valentines-day-1-freebie.html
  2. says

    Thanks for sharing your experience with these, I've been on the hunt for some real reviews that aren't just pushing the popular brands. That being said, I am interested in buying a start kit of the Young Living oils once I have the money (I feel you on the budget, uuugh). I'm excited to see how they go! Thanks for linking up to Best of Beauty! xo
  3. says

    Essential oils are so interesting. I love lavender and peppermint. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :) Hope to see you again next week. ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai
  4. says

    I heard patchoulli is a scent you either love or hate, looks like could be right. I have been looking into essential oils and i am not one of the lucky ones, I need to do any purchases on a budget too so thanks for sharing your experiences!
  5. says

    I have yet to try essential oils, even though they are so popular (and for good reason) right now! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us at Talented Tuesdays!
  6. says

    I love essential oils. I'm a massage therapist so I use them in my practice. I also love using them at home. I've used a lot from doTERRA but I use other brands as well. Frankincense is one of my favorites, I also use a lot of citrus in my oil diffuser.
  7. Lysa @ Welcome to My Circus says

    Hi Laci, Where on Earth did you find essential oils for under $8 a bottle? I live on a tight budget as well due to my disability and my husband having the only income at the time and depend on essential oils for many things. Unfortunately the ONLY thing that has EVER given me relief from my pain is an oil from Young Living called Palo Santo but it's $43 for 5ml and that is a small bottle! Great post by the way! ;-) We’re so glad you were able to make it over to the #BigTopBlogParty this week! Hope to see you again at the next Party Under the Big Top too! Wishing you a fabulous week! Much love, Lysa xx Welcome to My Circus #BigTopBlogParty
  8. says

    I love essential oils. Love them. I'm a big believer! Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party!
  9. says

    I didn't realize the peppermint oil was good for eczema. My daughter has really dry skin on her foot and I have a whole bottle of peppermint oil, I think I may try this today. Thanks for the tips!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Let me know how it worked for you !!! It really had done wonders for my son. And I was such a skeptic !!!
  10. says

    Ooooh, I love lavender and peppermint... I would say those are my top two essential oils. Eucalyptus is great when I'm sick too. Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop. Wishing you a lovely day. xoxo
  11. says

    I inherited essential oils and have enjoyed trying them in different ways. Thanks for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature this week. I have the pinned the pretty photo to our party board!! Hope you have a great weekend, Karren xoxo
  12. says

    This was such a helpful post. I see people talking about essential oils all over social media and blog but I've never tried any of them before. Thanks so much for the recommendations and budget friendly tips. I have a feeling a few on your favorites list will be on my favorites list too. Hope you have a great weekend. Can't wait to see you next week at the Something to Talk About Link Party! Hugs, Coco
    • Laci Carlson says

      Yay so glad you stopped by thx so much !!!
  13. says

    I've tried a zillion brands and as much as I'm often not into what's big and popular, Young Living was simply the only oils that worked for me/my family personally. I dragged my feet and tried not to like them! haha From my experience, I do worry about folks getting diluted or cut oils online elsewhere, but I'm a huge proponent of whatever works for each person. I am so happy you are enjoying the wonderful world of essential oils and really glad you linked up at #MeetUpMonday! Happy oiling!
  14. says

    I have heard so much about essential oils and have been wanting to try them. Thanks for sharing about your experience and linking up to the Tips & Tricks party. Pinned!
  15. says

    Great post. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls
  16. says

    I love using essential oils! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! #tttparty
  17. says

    I've tried a few essentials oils & have enjoyed using them. I'll have to try out a few more! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark; hope you'll come party with us again today!
  18. says

    The name brand devotees may not love this post, but I think it is great. Saw it on Cook it Craft it Share it
  19. says

    Good to know the cheaper alternatives work for you. A friend gave me some DoTerra and I really like them but the cost can be prohibitive to a lot of people.
  20. says

    I love the scent of lavender essential oils .Great post n about the different oils. Thanks for sharing.
  21. says

    Thanks for sharing with us over at Motivational Monday! I have heard so many great things about essential oils, but haven't tried them yet. This post makes me want to though!
  22. Diana Rambles says

    I've been reading about the benefits of Frankincense lately!
  23. says

    Essential oils have so many uses and combinations that it's incredible. They also hold some really cool and interesting curative properties. Love them...
  24. says

    I need to give Frankincense a try. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
  25. says

    The essential oils are great! I use straight coconut oil on my surgical wound and the scar is disappearing quickly! Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week! #BigTopBlogParty
  26. Donella Crigger says

    It's good to know that there are some more affordable oils available. I've been looking into them, but I don't want to spend a small fortune!
  27. Carla S. says

    Our Walmart has started carrying some oils for $5.97!! I couldn't believe it. At first they were in the bath oil section then they finally got smart and put them in the vitamin section. They have coconut oil and almond oil displayed with the essential oils. I have used them all an see no difference in them and others I've used. Love the price ! Check your Walmart.
    • Laci Carlson says

      Oh I had no idea yay !!!!! Thx
  28. says

    I love essential oils, there are so many uses for them. I mainly order mine from Mountain Rose Herbs and Eden's Garden, and sometimes Fabulous Frannie. Thanks for sharing other brands than the "regular" ones.

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