Monday, March 2, 2015

InstaNatural Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils Review!

Hello everyone! I'm super excited to do this post today because I had the opportunity to try out some essential oils from a company called InstaNatural! This is my first experience with essential oils but they are something that I have been interested in trying out for a long time!
*This post is sponsored by InstaNatural and powered by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own!*

Both bottles are 4 oz (120ml) and I was shocked at how big they are! I thought these were going to be sample sizes, so I really want to thank InstaNatural on their generosity for sending me full size bottles.

About InstaNatural

"InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida with a vision to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products - without sacrificing quality. InstaNatural is constantly in search of wonderful wholesome ingredients to enhance the natural beauty that is often lost due to various external and internal factors. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulations without the use of harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates.

All of InstaNatural's products are produced in small batches and packaged in FDA-certified facilities in the USA to ensure freshness and safety for customers."

Along with Essential Oils, InstaNatrual offers a verity of skin care, body care, hair care, and supplements.

About the Peppermint Oil
InstaNatural’s Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits.
Peppermint oils are really great for a wide verity of things. Its menthol properties make it great to use when you are sick, and since I was last week this was a big help. I used the oil on my chest like I would a Vics Vapor Rub and it gave me really good relief and helped me breath better. I also used it on my temples to relieve headaches, etc. It's good to use on sore muscles, and it also has a calming effect. I get bad anxiety at night time so its been really great for that too! You can use this in a diffuser as well. 
About the Lemon Oil
InstaNatural’s Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance. This cold-pressed oil has a strong bright scent that is both refreshing and uplifting. Its astringent and purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse and tone the skin, while delivering a boost of Vitamin C antioxidant benefits.
Lemon oil also is great for a lot of things. You can use to to clean and freshen up the house, it makes a great skin toner and cleanser as well. I'm going to make my own facial toner using this oil, water, and apple cider vinegar. Like the peppermint oil, you can also use this in a diffuser.
They also offer Lavender Essential Oil as well, which is next on my list to try!
These oils retail for about $20.

My Overall Thoughts
-I'm really enjoying using these oils and I'm really excited to get more into them and try different ones out!
-They smell really nice, but I will warn you that the smell of them is super strong. When I first opened the box I smelled them both right away and the scent was so strong that I thought one of the bottles was broken open. I keep them both in my bathroom and when I open the door, I can smell them both. I like both these scents so it doesn't bother me, but if you are sensitive to scents then these might be to strong.
-I really recommend these oils for anyone who wants to try them! InstaNatural seems like a great company and I can't wait to try more of their products. 
-My only complaint about these oils is that they are for external use only. I would really like to try some that you can consume someday. I would like to use Lemon Oils in my water, and be able to cook with it! 

Have you ever used Essential Oils before? Let me know what ones are your favorite in the comments!


  1. I think I would love this Ashley! I have an oil for respiration, that is really good. I really need to use it more. It's strong too. Lots of benefits by using oils.

    1. You would like these kim!! I would like to try an oil for that too! And I'm excited to learn more about these!

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  3. Great review Ashley! I would like to try these except the overwhelming scents would probably give me a headache. Idk it seems like the only strong scent I can tolerate is coconut (and that can't be super strong lol) Essential oils can be so useful! That's awesome that you received a full sized bottle to test out!

    1. Thanks Pilar!! And these scents are strong but they don't seem as strong as when I first got them. Maybe I'm getting use to them! But yes they might give you a headache! Maybe you can find some to try that aren't too strong!

  4. Great Reviews ,really Interesting! The Lemon Oil sounds good ,also Lavender is a lovely Scent :)
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    lots of Greetings from Austria :)

    1. Thank you! They are great and I do like lavender too! And thank and sure I'll follow you back!

  5. i love essential oils an use them every time i make a DIY on the blog!

    1. I didn't realize that! I'll have to make some stuff now!