When pregnant, your body is doing incredible things however the strain this sometimes puts on you can be more than you realise. Before getting pregnant, I absolutely loved using essential oils in my baths to help me relax and there was nothing more I wanted some days after a hard day at work, than to run a nice hot bath with lavender or tea tree oils in there.
Computer says NO!
When pregnant you also google the crap out of everything and using essential oils became one of those searched for in my internet history. I read so much conflicting advice about whether oils were safe to use and if so which ones were. I was so confused by what I was reading I decided it was far safer to avoid said oils and wait to enjoy them after baby was born.
The lovely people at Sacred Soul got in touch during pregnancy and offered me a set of their wonderful oils to put to the test myself and as soon as Freya arrived into the world, I did not hesitate in running a nice hot bath and dropping lots of oils in there.
Last month I feature the Eden’s Semilla Jojoba Oil in a post and raved about how much I liked the product, which definitely was not a lie. This month I’m bringing to you, the essential oils collection from the very same lovely people. Rather than 1 oil this month, I’m bringing to the table 12 fantastic scents to brag about.
First up is the individual oils including Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Peppermint and Sandalwood. The Sweet orange smells amazing and when I used it in the bath, it made my skin smell divine and also left the house smelling shockingly sweet but yummy. You only need a few drops with any of the oils especially in the bath but I’m not sure about oil burners as I don’t have one myself. The Peppermint and Eucalyptus are great for a medicinal feel or a relaxing option in the bath. It would be nice to add a few drops when you are feeling a little under the weather or need a pick me up. The sandalwood is great as well and has a real earthy scent which at least makes it ideal for men if they want to use an oil.
Next up is Set 1 which can be bought as a bundle of all 4 and contains Lemon grass, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Frankincense. I love tea tree and lemongrass so couldn’t wait to get these open and they do disappoint. Every oil smells different and individual which is what I love and the Frankincense and Rosemary would be great in an oil burner to give your home a gorgeous smell and move away for conventional air fresheners.
Lastly on my list is set 2 containing Pine tree, Lavender, Bergamot and Cinnamon and this is my favourite set by far. The cinnamon and pine tree will probably get used up in the first couple weeks of December as they remind me 100% of Christmas and I can’t wait to start trying them out. The lavender is so relaxing and perfect for adding a couple of drops to the bath as is the Bergamot. I added this to the bath the other night and my house smelt divine afterwards. I will definitely use both of these for a relaxing bath going forward.
I love all the Eden’s Semilla products I’ve tried so far and they have many more to choose from as well. I will most definitely be trying some more out in future but for now I thoroughly recommend trying some of these wonderful oils out as they don’t cost a lot and are superb value for money.
*These oils were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own*