Incorporating Essential Oils Into The Everyday with Vitruvi
If you've been around here for a while or you know me, you'll know I'm pretty into health and wellness. I'm talking living that organic, non-toxic, pasture-raised kinda lifestyle. Call me a hippy if you want, I'll own it. It's a huge part of my lifestyle but I haven't shared it a ton on here for some reason. So I asked you guys on Insta Stories a few weeks ago if you'd be interested in me sharing more content around this subject and overwhelmingly you were into it! So expect to see more of it around here. And if you were one of the few that weren't that into it, hey, no hard feelings! I'll still be posting plenty of recipes for you here, too so don't feel left out.
I've spent the last couple of years slowly purging toxic products from my life, from cleaning products to beauty and makeup products and even the containers and cookware I store and prepare food in. Essential oils have been a huge part of making the switch to a non-toxic lifestyle easier and fun!
For a new post series, I've partnered with a brand I've absolutely fallen in love with and am SO excited to share with you: Vitruvi! This first post is all about some of my favorite ways to incorporate essential oils into your daily life and why you should. The next two posts will be easy and useful DIYs for beauty and home! Yaaassss. I first came across Vitruvi randomly on Instagram a while back and was first struck by the beautiful design of their bottles. The minimal black and white aesthetic is right up my alley and I love the play on the periodic table, too. After I visited their website and did some reading, I quickly fell in love. They create premium, 100% pure and often organic essential oils and believing essential oils should never be so expensive that they feel too precious to use, they're incredibly affordable, too. So you basically can't lose.
Vitruvi was created by brother and sister duo Sara and Sean out of a passion for botanicals and design. They built a company designed for millennial women to help them take care of themselves so they can take on the world. What a beautiful and inspiring idea, right? I highly recommend you head over to their site and have a look around. And check out their newly launched blog, Basenotes. It's full of visual inspiration and ways to use essential oils if you're not sure where to start! And keep an eye out for my upcoming DIY posts with Vitruvi, too! Do you use essential oils? What are your faves and how do you use them?
I looooove this diffuser. It's made of hand-crafted porcelain and uses ultrasonic technology to preserve the full integrity of the essential oils. It has two main modes: a 3 hour continuous mode and a 7.5 hour intermittent mode. I like to use both depending on what I'm doing. If I'm working at my desk or bopping around the kitchen, I usually have it on continuous but I like to use the longer intermittent option when I'm going to bed. It also has an optional LED nightlight band which creates a pretty glow at night, too.
Perhaps my favorite thing about it, though, is how seamlessly it fits into any room in my home. The clean, modern, minimal design makes it a piece of art in its own right and fits in perfectly with many different aesthetics and I love that I can tuck it anywhere. I tend to keep it in my living room most often since that's where I spend a lot of my time but I love to pop it on my nightstand before I go to sleep or on my desk if I know I'm going to be hunkering down there for a while getting work done. I went with the white because I love airy and bright Scandinavian-inspired design but it also comes in classic black, which you can never go wrong with (just ask my closet!) . Which would you pick?
Diffusing Essential Oils | My Favorite Blends //
Try out these blends in a diffuser and you may be surprised how effective they are! The power of aromatherapy is incredible! These are some of my favorites but I encourage you to experiment and try out different combinations to come up with your own. There's no wrong way to mix and match! Check out Vitruvi's new blog, Basenotes for all sorts of essential oils inspiration!
Get Well //
Whether I just have a tickle in my throat and feel a cold coming on or am in the middle of the full-blown flu, I love diffusing this blend when I'm not feeling the best. I place my diffuser on my night stand so I can breathe in as much of the scent as possible. This blend is calming, making it easier to drift off to sleep and I've found it very helpful with clearing respiratory congestion, too.
Mood Boost //
This is one of my favorite blends when I'm in full work mode and I'm shooting a bunch of different things for the blog and I need to be active, alert, and focused. It gives me a little lift and drive to keep going and puts me in a great mood!
This is my favorite blend to diffuse when I'm crawling into bed. Lavender is synonymous with rest and relaxation and geranium is my favorite scent of all the essential oils so I just find it comforting in this blend. The result is a soothing blend to drift off to sleep to.
Roll-On, Babe //
These little roll-ons are like little essential oil powerhouses tucked into your bag or desk drawer. Each is specially blended to evoke a certain mood or emotion and they really do work! They all also come in a mist if that's more your jam.
pairs well with multi-tasking + cleaning out that inbox
I keep this at my desk at work and have gotten in the habit of swiping on my wrists first thing in the morning to focus my thoughts and get me into work mode. It's made with a blend of Rosemary, Lemongrass, Basil, and Clove to trigger parts of the brain that help with focus and decision making. How awesome, right?!
Wake Roll-On //
pairs well with coffee and your to-do list
This is an invigorating herbal blend with notes of juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, and black pepper that will make you feel energized and ready to take on the day. It's great for swiping on your wrists or temples while you're getting ready in the morning and to jump-start your day.
pairs well with a quiet moment + getting lost in thought
I could honestly wear this scent as a perfume, it smells so delicious! Notes of mandarin, frankincense, rose, geranium, and vetiver all combine to create an intoxicating and comforting scent that's floral, woodsy, and slightly spicy all at once. The combination is grounding, encouraging you to slow down for a moment and take a deep breath. Kinda like meditation in a bottle.
This post was crafted in collaboration with Vitruvi. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!