Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Aromatherapy at its Best

*I received this free for product testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own*

If you've been reading this blog for a while then you know I'm a big fan of essential oils not only as an ingredient in homemade bath goodies but for the aromatherapy aspects of various oils. I've reviewed lemon, peppermint, and tea tree oil on this blog before, so it was only a matter of time before I reviewed some lavender oil. GoPure was kind enough to send me a bottle to test out and play with, so my long overdue post on what might be my favorite essential oil is finally going to happen.

Lavender oil is obviously an essential oil made from lavender, and the GoPure version is 100% pure and natural. Traditionally lavender is used to calm and relax people, though it's been showing up more and more lately it seems in just about everything. Lavender just smells good, so I don't blame cleaning product companies for wanting to scent their products with it. What would you prefer your toilet to smell like, bleach or lavender? I've been know to put a drop or four in my toilet after a night a taco binge eating. 

I personally like to use lavender in bath products, either by making bath bombs (recipe coming soon) or just putting a few drops in my bath water. I've been under a tremendous amount of stress lately so the calming scent has become a stable in my routine lately. I actually keep the bottle on my desk so that I can smell it whenever I sit down to work. I'm also working on a few aromatherapy diffusers to do a tutorial on, which will eventually be on the YouTube channel that is starting to stress me out.

I've used and reviewed the GoPure brand before and I'm really pleased with the company and the quality of their products. They are a USA based company, which means I'm shopping local (local as opposed to having something made and shipped from China). And this particular product has been fantastic and I literally have nothing bad to say about it. The size is good for the price (it is currently unavailable to purchase, I will update this if that changes), there's no weird added ingredients, the design of the bottle is fine (love the built in dropper), and it smells and works great. If you are in the market for some lavender essential oil I recommend this one for sure. And if you like lavender stay tuned for various projects over the next month using this wonderful essential oil.

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