From L to R: Balance, Energize, Rejuvenate, Relieve, Smile, Under The Stars, & Watch Your Mouth
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I did a lot of research on essential oils before I really delved into them. I was trying to find a company that I could connect with, had amazing standards, and that stood for the same things that I believe in; enter Well Scent.
Well Scent was created by Stacy Shuman. Stacy created her essential oil formulations to help heal with her Late Stage Lyme disease. All of the women who run the company are also Lyme survivors. They share their knowledge and support through social media, their website, and their blog. I recommend reading their blog, it is amazing if you are interested in healing through essential oils. They also have a new customer guide which has a great amount of information. I really appreciate the care and research/information that they put out into their branding. (Look down below where I list some of my favorite/most helpful blog posts)
Well Scent's oils are organic, therapeutic, food-grade, and wildcrafted. They are tested through Mass Spectrometry, Gas Spectrometry, GMP Certification, and Third-party testing. Their work environment is hand wired so that Wi-Fi is avoided. When creating their space they took toxicity into account and used non-toxic paint and untreated wood. Another plus is that when you receive a package from them your oils do not undergo radiation throughout all of the scans in transit.
Once I learned that everyone who works at Well Scent also was a chronic illness survivor, I knew it would be a safe haven in which I could inquire. Now I don't have Lyme disease, but I have been tested over 6 times for it, haha. My illness was a long mystery, and took about seven years to figure out. I am diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Type 3(A connective Tissue Disorder), Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(An Autonomic Disorder) Needless to say, I have a lot of health problems and co-morbidities that go along with them. Being chronically ill means that I have to be aware of my body at all times and pay attention to all of my symptoms. I was looking everywhere for solace and I finally emailed Candice who is the Social Media Manager and she was more than helpful. I felt like I was chatting with an old friend who could truly understand me. My main concerns that I brought up to her were: chronic pain, restlessness, insomnia, dysautonomia issues such as dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Keep reading to find out how I used the oils to my advantage and how they have helped me.
Some more info on EO's: These EO's contain about 85 drops in each bottle. Through my research I have found that Essential Oils last about 60-90 minutes in your body. Also, the best places to put essential oils for absorption purposes are places that contain hair, underarms, pulse points, and the bottom of your feet as they have the largest pores.
Balance: Health & Wellness
Contains- Blood Orange, Cedarwood Bark Oil, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oregano Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Vetiver, USDA Organic Jojoba oil
Balance is an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and strong support for the immune system. (See full list of benefits of each oil on website)
How I use Balance:
I have been diffusing this blend for months! I found I like to diffuse this one for its anti-bacterial properties. The scent of this blend is extremely sensational and grounding. I always get compliments on how nice the house smells when I am diffusing this, so bonus points there.
Another way I have been using this oil, was during the flu/colds that were going around recently. I put a couple drops into my water, which was the first time I have ever consumed essential oils. I will admit I was afraid, but I am still alive! ;) Everyone at my work was sick over the past couple of weeks so I started drinking this blend with water. I have an awful immune system and I luckily did not get sick. Yay for amazing essential oils! I also really love putting this blend on my pulse points, and on my neck.
Energize: Heath & Wellness
Contains- Cedarwood Oil, Spruce, Pine, and 100% USDA Organic Jojoba Oil
Energize blend is made to support your adrenal glands by being able to bypass the gut; By doing this it is good for energy support, sleep problems, brain fog, and immune function.
How I use Energize:
I keep this with all my holistic essentials for everyday living right by my bed side. When I wake up I use two drops on my lower back every other day. Once it started getting colder I could feel my body moving slower every morning, making it extremely difficult to get up for the day. I can't say that this is a miracle worker, but it most definitely helps me throughout the week. I have tested one to two weeks without it as well and I can feel the difference when I don't use it. I wanted to make sure I could attest to the efficacy of the oil, and it passes! It definitely helps me to get up faster than I normally would without it. I love the scent of this as well, I feel like it really gives me a pep in my step right when I wake up.
Contains- Fennel, Geranium, Carrot Seed, Rosemary Leaf, Roman Chamomile, Blue Tansy, Helichrysum, and USDA Certified Organic Jojoba Seed oil
Rejuvenate blend helps in detoxification, digestion, and can help with healthy cell function. One thing I love about this blend is that it contains Blue Tansy. Blue Tansy is supposed to release "damp heat" in pain related conditions as Fibromyalgia, migraines, allergies, and hypersensitivities within the Chinese medicine belief.
How I use Rejuvenate: I use this as recommended, where I take 2 drops on each foot at bedtime and massage it in. I noticed when I first starting using this I broke out on my forehead. I think this was a clear indication that I was in fact detoxing. Detoxing is kind of a grey area where it is difficult to find out if you are detoxing or not. I guess for me, it was evident that I was detoxing somewhat by my skin, and also that I had a bit more energy due to Rejuvenate, and Energize. Another way I use Rejuvenate, is by putting it on my liver area right below my rib cage. I also really love the scent of this blend, anything that has blue tansy calls my name!
Relieve: Health & Wellness
Contains- Clove Flower, German Chamomile, Laurel, Marjoram, Peppermint, Thyme, Wintergreen, and Certified USDA organic Jojoba oil.
Relieve oil can be used for pain, tension, cramps and arthritis. The blend as a whole was created to support blood flow, activate the lymphatic system and balance the nervous system. It also contains oils which are anti-microbial.
How I use Relieve: This oil has been a life saver! I have tried so many other skin contact products that have not been able to even touch upon my pain. I can't say enough great things about this oil. I use this almost everyday, and I am about to purchase a new one. I honestly can't imagine my life without this oil. I love how compact it is so I can carry it around everywhere. A little vile that packs a punch in reducing pain for sure!
The first time I put this on I was having the worst neck pain. I couldn't move my neck at all, and within minutes I was able to turn my neck again. I have also read in many studies that oils stay in your system from about 60 to 90 minutes; which I would say is pretty accurate. I am very in tune with my body and I can feel when it has worn off, but I don't feel the need to re-apply within the day,or often at all.
Smile: Mood Support
Contains- Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, and USDA Organic Jojoba Oil.
Smile blend is made for mood support, anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, and PTSD. Geranium oil is a natural anti-depressant, which also helps to calm and energize.
How I use Smile: If you read my blog regularly, or know me from other social media, you know how much of an avid jasmine lover I am! I went to New Orleans in May of 2015 and it was there that I had smelt my first fresh jasmine blossom. I have always been a jasmine lover, but smelling the beautiful flower everywhere made me more in love. There's nothing like the smell of beautiful flowers flowing through the air!! So now that I have confessed my love for jasmine, haha I will get on with how much I love this oil. This blend is superb! I feel instantly calm and my soul hydrated when I put this on. I love slapping this on my wrists every morning before work to decompress. I also really love putting this at the base of my skull. It is simply fragrant, and calming all in one. This is especially amazing if you add a couple drops to an Epsom salt bath as well! Heck, I want to start a bath just typing this right now! I honestly don't think I could live without this oil as well. Let's be real, I love them all so much.
Since this smells phenomenal, I also love to diffuse this as it fills my home with flowers, joy, and nostalgia.<3
Under the Stars- Sacred Attar: Mood Support
Contains- Abies Sibrica, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Dipteryx Odorata, Oakmoss, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Tsuga Canadensis Leaf, and Vetiver.
Under the Stars is used for aligning energy, balancing of chakras, and nighttime healing. This blend is great for anxiety, nervous tension, irritability, and regulating the autonomic system.
How I use Under the Stars- Sacred Attar- I love using this blend at nighttime. I find this blend to be extremely grounding and warm. It smells like maple syrup and earthy to me, which is very comforting; I attribute it to the different types of resin. I like to put this on my temples at night to promote relaxation. I can see the difference in my restlessness when I don't use this blend in my nighttime routine.
Watch Your Mouth: Dental Health
Contains- Cinnamon, Clove, Mastic gum, Neem, Peppermint, Seabuckthorn berry, Thyme, USDA organic Jojoba Oil.
Watch Your Mouth is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, bio-film support, deodorizing, tooth paste replacement. This blend contains neem, which has been shown in scientific studies to reduce bacteria and plaque.
How I use Watch Your Mouth: Let's just say this is THE tastiest tooth paste replacement I have ever tried. Using this was actually the first time I had used a toothpaste replacement. In order to brush my teeth, I add two drops to my dry toothbrush. I also love adding a couple drops to my oils when I oil pull. (Read about oil pulling: Oil pulling)
This is significantly more effective than regular toothpaste. I find that my breath didn't turn as bad as it would if I had used regular toothpaste. I absolutely loved this, and plan to order another bottle. I also really want to try their tooth powder! Let me know what your experiences are with toothpaste replacements!
Overall, I have had the most beautiful experience with Well Scent. Their blends are nothing short of amazing. The quality of all the blends is definitely higher than any other I have tried. Every blend I have tried benefited me in some way or many ways. I hope to try much more in the future.
**All of these oils were sent to me. But as a clarification, I will always be honest with my reviews. **
Blog posts that I enjoy from Well Scent:
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Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.