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I recently received a complimentary Everyday Blends Essential Oil Kit from Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. They sent it to me so I could try it out and review it. This post is my honest review of that essential oil kit.
As I excitedly opened my new essential oils kit (I’m a huge fan of EO’s, and new things, so this was a highlight of my day) I jotted down some first impressions of the kit.
First of all, I have to say that I think this kit is extremely well curated for both newbies and veteran EO users. This essential oil kit features blends that everyone should always have around the house.
These blends will address most of your common ailments/needs. The only thing I would think to add would be some kind of bedtime blend. The At Peace might help some, because it can calm feelings of anxiety which sometimes keep us awake, but I think a specific bedtime/sleep blend would be ideal. (Their Counting Sheep roll-on is nice to have around- especially if you have kids as it is diluted to be safe for children.)
Everyday Blends Oil Kit Packaging & extras
The very first thing I noticed is that the packaging was cute, and there was not a lot of waste. I didn’t have a specific expectation, but often when you buy “kits” you find an outer shipping box and an inner kit box, and with something fragile like essential oils, individual packaging as well. The essential oil kit from Rocky Mountain Oils used the shipping box as the kit box, and while each oil was packaged individually, it was minimal waste for each one. I also really appreciated that there was no bubble wrap or styrofoam.
A bonus that I wasn’t necessarily expecting (although it is listed in the product description, so it was just my own ignorance that made it a surprise) was the inclusion of the Essential Oil Application guide. Available on their website as an instant download for $8.95, I was happy to receive a physical copy in my kit.
My very favorite thing about the appearance of the oils in this kit is that each blend lists the essential oils that it contains right on the label. I have purchased blends from other essential oil companies before and while they smelled good, I had no idea what was in them. Or, if I could find the ingredients it was only after some searching on their site. It is really nice to be able to look at the oils in the blend on the bottle when you are holding it and using it.
When looking at the various oils in the blends I was happy to see that several oils that I have been wanting to try were included in some of the blends. These are oils that are on the pricier end or are just not at the very top of my list, but that I have been interested in. This is especially true of helichrysum in First Aid. Others that fall into this category are ravintsara (Breathe Ease), and eucalyptus citriodora (Breathe Ease and Immune Strength).
All of the blends smell wonderful to me. Initally, I was worried about At Peace because it has ylang-ylang in it (which is one of my least favorite fragrances) but it’s actually blended so well that I can’t pick it out. I had just written about how much I dislike ylang-ylang in Oils for Meditation when I received this essential oil set. After using At Peace for a couple of days I had to go back and update the post to note that I may have been proven wrong about ylang-ylang.
Here are the rest of my inital reactions to the blends, upon opening and smelling them:
Citrus blend is bright and airy, especially perfect for summer.
Breathe Ease is a great change from the usual menthol-heavy/eucalyptus/peppermint smells. It has that sinus opening undertone, but is more citrus-y than expected. Great for people who don’t like the sting of peppermint/eucalyptus/menthol but need breathing support.
Love that the immune strength has oregano in it, for the benefits to the immune system & thyme for the anti-bactetial/anti-viral benefit. The smell has the cinnamon-clove top fragrance that I love.
Purify immediately lifted my spirit. The lemongrass is bright, sunny and cleansing.
First Aid has a menthol-like tone and smells quite reminiscent of a vapor rub. I have personally always enjoyed that fragrance, and am excited to try it next time I need some help with a cold.
Individual oil reviews & How I used this essential oil kit
I haven’t used this specifically for breathing support yet, however I am excited to try. It has two different kinds of eucalyptus in it. Radiata, which is what most of us think of when we hear eucalyptus and citriodora, which has more of a citronella scent to it. The latter helps this blend from being overwhelmingly effervescent, like most of us assume a blend to help lungs/breathing would be. I actually really enjoy that and think it will be nice for sore lungs. Especially in winter when the cold air can hurt.
Also in this blend are myrtle (an expectorant), peppermint, spruce (expectorant, mucolytic & can relieve tightness in chest), ravintsara (eases congestion, expectorant), pine (reduces inflammation and can help prevent sinus infections), & marjoram (boosts respiratory function).
Pretty much, it’s a powerhouse for the lungs. I will be sure to update this post after the first chance I get to see it in action. (Follow me on Instagram and you will be sure to know when that happens.)
I used this blend when making our new hand soap for the bathrooms. Purify is a bright citrus-citronella fragrance, which was a welcomed change from my usual go-to; the heavily-cinnamon oil OnGuard from DoTerra. My husband loves that I swapped out as he is not such a fan of the cinnamon, and I like the change for summer.
This blend has the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of lemongrass, rosemary and tea tree, along with the soothing and anti-septic benefits of lavender. Added to that is myrtle and citronella, both of which help with the bright and uplifting effect of the oil.
This oil is also going to be great to diffuse in the house when I feel like the air needs to be freshened up and purified. (I guess that’s where the name comes from.)
Before I hop into my personal thoughts on this oil, I want to share a feature of the Rocky Mountain Oil site that I love. On each oil or blend page, RMO has a “Usage” spot, in which they often have great usage ideas or recipes, such as these (copied from the First Aid blend page):
Muscle Soreness Relief
Melt shea butter and add FCO. Blend in essential oils. Put in container and allow to cool completely. Close lid and label. Massage into affected area 2-3 times a day.
Freshen the Room
- 30 drops First Aid
- 30 drops Citrus Blend
- 4 ounces Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room as often as needed. Can refill the water 2-3 times before needing to refill the oil.
Bonus: Both of the oils in this “Freshen the Room” example are in the Everyday Blends Essential Oil kit!
I really enjoy the smell of this oil, however I have always been a big fan of menthol shower melts and vapor rubs. That may be weird, but it is what it is. If you are not a fan of those things, you won’t like the smell of this.
That said, it works wonders on my sore muscles after running (I am currently working on being able to do a 10k, running a 5-mile RunBet and doing a summer run-streak of at least a mile a day. So my legs have been quite sore.) I made it into a roller blend with 20 drops EO in a roller bottle filled 3/4 with fractionated coconut oil. I also believe this would be helpful for a stuffy nose, and the helichrysum is supposed to help a ton with diminishing scars. (I’m currently working on my c-section scar with it. I’ll let you know how it goes. There may even be some before/after photos coming. Who knows? Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook to be in the loop.)
Oils in the First Aid blend: rosemary, tea tree, clove bud (great for tension headaches), & helichrysum italicum.
This is the blend that pretty much called me a liar by having ylang-ylang in it but becoming a favorite anyway. This is a huge deal to me (admittedly, probably bigger than it should be) because I have known that I disliked ylang-ylang for about 15 years now. Since pretty much the day I started working at Bath & Body Works in 2004, when I was being trained on the aromatherapy blends. I have been working with essential oils since then in one capacity or another, having gone from there to working at a local natural food store and of course my personal use at home. I disliked it and every blend it was in that I came across. So, it was quite a disappointment when I saw ylang-ylang in this blend. Then it was an extreme surprise when I liked it anyway.
So much so that I had to post about it on Instagram.
I know I focus a lot on the ylang-ylang in this blend, but there are many other great oils in it including; litsea cubeba (alleviates stress & anxiety, also can keep skin healthy), lime (promotes mental clarity and encourages creativity), mandarin, grapefruit, ylang ylang (alleviates stress), sandalwood (boosts mental clarity and relaxation- great for meditating) tangerine (mood enhancing), fractionated coconut oil (this blend can be used directly on skin because it is already diluted)
This is my very favorite blend from the set (at the moment.) I have been using it topically to help with stress, anxiety, and negative feelings. The results have been noticeable.
This blend is reminiscent of the cinnamon fragrance in DoTerra’s OnGuard, however I find it to be a bit more mild.
I used it for our newest hand soap in the kitchen instead of the Purify (which is what I used in the bathrooms) because there have been several studies that show oregano, clove and especially thyme oils can inhibit bacteria growth, including e.coli and salmonella. (You can check out a few of the studies here, here and here)
I will definitely be continuing to use this for my kitchen hand soap, and will be starting to use it for my counter-wipes as well.
The oils in Immune Strength include; clove bud (inhibits bacterial growth), cinnamon bark (anti-microbial), lemon (boosts immune system), orange, oregano (anti-viral, anti-bacterial), mandarin, thyme (anti-viral, anti-bacterial), rosemary (anti-inflammatory, strengthens immune system), nutmeg (an anti-microbial), ginger root (pain relieving) , and eucalyptus citriodora.
*Because this oil has “hot oils” in it, you need to make sure you properly dilute it before using it on your skin. More info on dilution rates here.
If I had to pick one blend out of this essential oil kit to switch out for a bedtime blend of some sort, it would probably be this. My husband would not agree, as this was the oil he immediately wanted to try in the diffuser.
He loves it, and I agree that it smells amazing. It is a great way to freshen and clean the air, and I do really like having it around. It’s not that I would want to get rid of it, but if I had to pick one to swap out I would choose this because I feel like all of the others just have such an important place in your oil cabinet (or drawer, or large tupperware, wherever you store your oils.)
That said, this is a very uplifting oil. We have been diffusing it for the better part of a month. It’s been super refreshing to have such a bright airy fragrance in the house since it has been so hot and humid outside.
Many people like to add a citrus scent to their laundry and spray cleaners, this would be perfect for that as it consists of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime oils. (Tip: add a drop of wintergreen to your diffuser when using this oil for an added burst of freshness.)
Price & Value of this essential oil kit
One of the things I really like about Rocky Mountain Oils is their essential oil kits. I think it’s a great way to try smaller bottles of oils you may or may not like. This is especially true with blends. It gives you an opportunity to take a chance on things you may be worried you won’t like (ahem, At Peace, I’m talking to you), while picking up others that you know you will, or that you’d really like to add to your remedies drawer.
This kit (at time of publication) is $49.95 and you get six blends. They are 5mL versus the usual 15mL when you purchase them separately.
Here’s the catch. If you know you want the full size of each of these blends, or you know you will use them often, or you know there are a couple you won’t use ever, it is a better price per mL to buy them individually. However, you can not get them individually in a 5mL bottle, and it saves you over $50 to get the kit versus all of the full size.
So here they are, my final thoughts.
Would I purchase this oil kit at the price it is currently listed for?
Yes. I am extremely happy to have each of these oils. I think it is worth getting the kit to try each of them and have them in your collection. Then you can purchase your favorites in the 15mL size when you need to replenish, to get the most oil for your dollar.
What do I like most about this kit?
I love the blends they chose to include, with the exception of not having a sleep blend. In my opinion they are all go-to blends that everyone should have readily available for when they are needed.
I am really happy to have been able to try the Immune Strength blend. The oils that are in it are quite potent for their anti-bacterial. anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It also made me reevaluate at what I was currently using for my hand soap. I will feel much more confident using this instead going forward.
What did I like least about this kit?
As I mentioned previously, I do wish there were a sleep blend included.
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