That Oily Shelf

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As you may have noticed, Jess, Taylor, and I are oily. We love our essential oils, we use them daily, are building an oily empire together, and love to spread the word on how much these tiny bottles can help support your wellness. Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Now that I’ve gotten the nicey nice stuff out of the way – there is one thing in this community of ours that we all have a little friendly, envy, and competition over.


We covet those damn oil shelves like it’s our JOB. Everyone displays, organizes, and sorts their oils differently, and you can bet when we see a pretty display we automatically take a look at our own shelves and dream about all it could be.


Personally, I organize my oils by color of their label, I find it pleasing to the eye and…well…pretty.

Jess, organizes her oils in an antique printing drawer ::SWOON:: by both functionality and color of label.

Tay, well…Tay just moved so her oils are in a box! LOL

As I’ve been adding oils to my own shelf, I’ve noticed that there are several bottles that have been just sitting there – originally ordered for a purpose, but then forgotten about as I found my favorite blends, combinations, and daily go-tos. I decided, that I needed to make it my mission to use EVERY oil on my shelf in the month of June. I have approximately 55 different oils, and approximately 28 of them are new, or rarely used. That’s straight nuttiness!

Here are the ones that I’ve already pulled off the shelf and started to familiarize myself with:

IMG_0786Lemon Myrtle

Okay. The hype is real, my friends. Lemon Myrtle is a sweet, lemon scent that reminds me of Pez candy or fruit loops. It’s so refreshing and energizing. It’s actually diffusing in my Orb right now as I type.

*According to Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Lemon Myrtle “was also widely used as a healing plant.” Its medical properties include: “antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and central nervous system stimulant.”


I am in love with citrus oils and Bergamot has a nice, light, citrus scent – I find it to be calming and grounding!

*According to the Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Bergamot provides “calming, hormonal support, antibacterial, antidepressant medical properties”

IMG_1467Eucalyptus Radiata

This ones was a struggle for me, I am so used to the manufactured fragrance of eucalyptus that I just couldn’t get behind any of the oils I found. BUT, Eucalyptus Radiata is growing on me. It has a nice refreshing, almost…minty scent – I love diffusing it with Lemon or Citrus Fresh. (Gimme all the citrus oils!)

*According to the Essential Oil Pocket Reference, Eucalyptus Radiata “has been treasured in folk medicine and has antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties.”

Coming up on the saga of Emily trying out oils that she paid for:

  • Marjoram
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Oola Family

Stay tuned…

Written by_ Emily

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