ASOS Stripe Ruffle Front Romper (ON SALE!)
GiGi New York ‘Emma Hobo’ Bag c/o
Sam Edelman Boots (on sale!)
Fossil Q Tailor Hybrid Watch (connects to your phone, but looks like a normal watch!)
ASOS Stripe Ruffle Front Romper (ON SALE!)
This post was sponsored by Dove. While I was compensated to write a post about Dove Hair Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo, all opinions are my own!
Can you believe it’s almost 2017?! Every single year I end up with last minute New Year’s Eve plans, or rushing from work to an event, with NO time to wash and style my hair. Unfortunately, my hair gets greasy almost immediately after showering, so I LIVE off dry shampoo. Recently I’ve been using Dove Refresh + Care ‘Detox & Purify’ Dry Shampoo to save me TONS of time! I know I’ll be using it this weekend to preserve my hair through whatever festivities that pop up.
I can’t believe it’s time for my next ‘My Favorite Things’ post! (Did you catch November’s?) I love putting these together and compiling all the best things I’ve been loving each month. Let’s get right into it!
I wear this jacket SO excessively it’s a little much, but I can’t help it! I’ve had it for a few months now but it makes it on my December list because it’s 35% off right now at Nordstrom. In my opinion everyone needs it! If you’re looking for a real leather version, it’s available here.
Nordstrom Rack Ro & De Ruffle Top
Parker Smith Bombshell Skinny in ‘Empire’ c/o (My favorite jeans!)
Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots (The color I got is called “Walnut“)
Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch (or go for this one to save some $$)
Cotton On Hat (similar here)
Fossil Q Tailor Hybrid Watch c/o
I feel a bit like I’m revealing some kind of secret with today’s blog post! I’ve talked about my favorite essential oil diffusers (here) but never really talked about what essential oils I actually use.
For about 3 years now I’ve been an avid Doterra oil user. Most of you are probably familiar with what essential oils are, but just in case, this is from Dr. Axe’s website and I thought it described them well: “The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.”
There are tons of ways to describe essential oils, but I like that short description. People have been using oils for centuries, and their effects are well documented.
Personally, I use essential oils because as I’ve grown older, I’ve become increasingly aware of what I’m putting on and in my body. There are thousands of chemicals in everyday products, medicines, and supplements we use and it can be really overwhelming. I really want to simplify and minimize the medicines and products I use, so completely natural essential oils became my answer.
This will make more sense as I go on, so let’s jump into my top 5 favorite essential oils! (In no particular order.)
Years ago I used to have trouble sleeping. It’s almost weird to think back on now because I sleep so well, but I would just toss and turn for HOURS in bed, trying to turn my brain off even though I was exhausted, it took me hours to fall asleep. This was when I first heard of Doterra and someone told me about Serenity for sleep. I was desperate so I think I paid full retail price for Serenity (I didn’t know about becoming a member at the time) and I started using it. Serenity is what converted me to an essential oil user. I’d rub it on the bottom of my feet before bed, and when I first started out I’d soak a cotton ball in oil and keep it right by my head while I was trying to fall asleep. (Now I use a sleep mask and put a drop on the mask before bed.) IT JUST WORKED. I was able to fall asleep quickly, and could not believe how well it worked. My husband thought I was nuts, but I was falling asleep in minutes and sleeping well through the night, so he couldn’t argue with the outcome!
Serenity remains one of my favorite oils. I use it before bed religiously. I keep some in a roller bottle in coconut oil and rub it on my feet and the nose part of my face mask before bed, and I am OUT. It is also great for relaxation in general, so I know a lot of people just keep it on hand for when they feel tense or anxious. FYI Serenity is a blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Vanilla extract, and Hawaiian Sandalwood.