I have something funnnnn to talk about todayyyy!!!! A brand new essential oils company called Aroma Foundry! And stick around and read on… there’s a giveaway happening at the end of this post! 🙂
So… I did a blog post a little bit ago on Infinity Jars and these two lovely companies are affiliated, so they reached out to me again to see if I was interested in checking out their oils. The first thing I asked was if the oils were tested on animals? I have been doing my best as of late to steer clear of all products that are animal tested. When I was told ‘No, our products are absolutely not tested on animals!’ my response to ‘Would you like to do a post for us and sample some oils’ was ‘Ummm… YA!!!! Obviously!!!’ I was pumped.
I was told I could pick any 4 oils I wanted to test out. I took a good look at their website and there were a bunch of different oils to choose from which made it tricky since I am so indecisive!!!
I ended up going with one of my absolute faves – Lavender (SO many uses), then I chose a few I was less familiar with but was interested to try out. Patchouli, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang.
Alright, lets first talk about the packaging!
I love it! I think it’s super clean, but I also love that it’s in a ‘cardboard’ colour box and not a fresh white one. There’s something about it that makes it a little more approachable to me. Weird? Maybe… haha It’s just a personal preference. I like it
I think the bottles definitely match the packaging (and the overall feel of the branding). Still really simple, clean labels, but eye catching in a really nice way. I also think it’s really cool that on the box, it tells you the kind of oil inside (Obvi) but it also says where the oil is from! (IE: Ylang ylang from Madagascar). I think it’s important to a lot of people to know where things are coming from… especially now a days. (so good job on calling that out pretty clearly on the packaging guys!)
The oils themselves are quite lovely. As I said, I am a big fan of lavender for a ton of reasons. I diffuse it at night because often times Greg has trouble sleeping and it’s great for that. I also have been dealing with eczema flair ups more often than I would like since I’ve been back home in Ontario. I suspect a combination of the weather and the water has not been so kind to my poor skin. But rubbing lavender directly on the itchy area is really soothing, and I also made a homemade body butter that has lavender in it as well. Check out that recipe here. I added the lavender in myself .. it wasn’t in the recipe!)
I was interested in trying Ylang Ylang out because I knew it smelled awesome, and some of the reasons intrigued me (ie: anti-inflammatory, boosts immune system, acts as a sedative to name a few!). The smell did not disappoint! SO YUMMY!
Tangerine is the third oil that I chose. I don’t really have any straight oils like this (other than lemon I guess) and this one came highly recommended by my contact at Aroma. I LOVE IT! It’s SOOOOO citrusy and fresh smelling… Immediately energized and uplifted after smelling.
Patchouli was another oil I had read a lot about for various reasons. You can use it in homemade deodorant, or put some of it in your conditioner for a little added benefit (leave it on 5 mins then wash out!). I read it’s also nice as part of a natural perfume blend. Well alright then! Don’t have to tell me twice…
So after doing some reading, I decided I wanted to whip up a little all natural perfume! Seemed like the right thing to do with this blend of oils 🙂 SO… I filled one of the smaller size roller bottles 3/4 of the way full with grapeseed oil (which is my carrier oil), and then I added 5 drops of Patchouli oil, and about 8-10 drops of both Ylang Ylang and Tangerine. That was my own little creative blend, and I gotta tell ya… I’m pretty pleased with it! SO nice smelling. Not too strong, not too subtle… just about right!
I would highly recommend checking these guys out if you’re looking for a good variety of oils at extremely reasonable prices!
Alright… and now, for the really fun part!!!
Aroma Foundry has been generous enough to let me give away 2 oils of choice to one of you guys!! Any two oils you want…
All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and let me know which oils you’d be most interested in trying!
Extra entries for commenting on the instagram/facebook post and tagging a friend that might be interested in sampling these oils as well! ** Contest will close and winner will be drawn on Wednesday, April 5th **
Thanks so much for reading, and good luck! Happy weekend!