Why I’m loving essential oils right now

A few weeks back I was sent two essential oils and a bar of charcoal soap. At first, I thought it was a bit of a random drop until I delved into it and started trying out the products.

Charcoal Soap

This is the first product I tried out. This soap is made with the powerful absorption properties of activated charcoal which pulls out impurities and dirt, out of your skin. Young Living’s Charcoal Bar Soap cleans your skin without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It’s naturally-derived formula includes powerful skin-cleaning agents, moisturising ingredients, and the bright, fresh scent of Orange Blossom essential oil blend. It smells deliciously fresh! I use it for my body to cleanse and deodorise, I even added it to my skincare routine. The unique benefits of charcoal soap make it an especially suitable face soap for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin to help maintain a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

Benefits and Features

  • This may not be an actual benefit but this soap looks really cute in your bathroom as it’s black and smells delicious
  • This soap is formulated with skin-purifying activated charcoal and pure essential oils
  • It leaves skin clean, soft, and smooth
  • It’s made without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or preservatives
  • It’s vegan and cruelty-free
  • It cleanses excess oil without stripping the skin

Price point

$16.45USD = R235.29 depending on the exchange rate which fluctuates

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil provides a familiar, recognisable scent, but Peppermint is so much more than just a nostalgic, fresh aroma. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity. This oil is recommend for aromatically or topically anytime you want to add a pleasant variety to your routine!

I put two drops in my bath in the morning to wake me up and get me ready for the day ahead.

Price point

$28.95 = R414.15 depending on the exchange rate which fluctuates

Lemon Essential Oil

With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon essential oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma enhances your environment. This best-selling oil can be used in a variety of ways: Mix it with your cleaning products, use it during your night-time skincare routine, or add a drop to your conditioner for a great scent. This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skincare products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™,and Harmony™. Because citrus oil can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying Lemon to exposed skin before spending time outside.

This oil really smells like freshly squeezed lemon. I add a drop to my shampoo to keep me smelling great all day long. I also apply some behind my neck and on my wrist.

Price point

$15.13USD = R216.38 depending on the exchange rate which fluctuates

Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the plant a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender is a great beginner oil and a must for every home. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favourite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin-care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse and enhance many areas of your life.

I add a drop to my bath at night and on my pillow to help me have the sweetest of dreams.

Price point

$31.91USD = R456.90 depending on the exchange rate which is fluctuating.

*Thank you Young Living Essential Oils for this lovely press drop. I really enjoyed both the soap and essential oils. Pictures of this range are on my IG feed.