This post is sponsored by Vitruvi but all opinions are my own

When I was pregnant with Noah, over 4 years ago now (how has it been that long?!) I purchased my first essential oil diffuser and a couple of oil blends and started to diffuse oils in our apartment. I absolutely loved it. It was so relaxing and made me feel like I was doing something nurturing for me and my baby. I did all the research making sure I wasn’t using any oils that aren’t good in pregnancy. Even after Noah was born I would diffuse lavender in hopes that it would help him sleep, or me!

Over time, life, babies, motherhood, busy day-to-day things got in the way and my oil diffusing days fizzled out. However, recently over the last 4-5 months or so I have been making more of an effort for self-care (I have previously touched on self-care here.) So I started diffusing oils again. I find when I am consciously choosing the oils based upon my mood or how I’m feeling or how the kids are, then I feel like I am getting more out of it.

Recently I was sent some products from Vitruvi. If you love essential oils or are curious about them, then keep reading!

ESSENTIALS OILS for beginners with VITRUVI

Vitruvi – The Company..

Vitruvi is a Vancouver based company that believe in women taking care of themselves so they can take on the world. Which I think is so great. You don’t have to take on the world per say but I certainly know taking care of myself absolutely makes me a better mother and partner.

The product..

First off, their packaging is so perfect. I love when a product’s packaging is too good to hide away in a draw or cupboard. The price point for the oils especially, are amazing. Because they are online only, they don’t need markups. I can honestly say I will only be purchasing single note oils from Vitruvi. You cannot beat their quality and prices. Their website has a great blog too where you can find information on essentials oils and health and wellness articles.

ESSENTIALS OILS for beginners with VITRUVI
Still, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Spruce, Geranium, Wake

How I use them..

Diffusing – One of my favourite scents is Geranium which is a great beauty oil. I have been combining it with sweet orange and together they make such a nice, fresh but light floral scent. It’s My favourite for the bedroom right now. I am also loving spruce and eucalyptus together for that forest/wintery smell for the living room diffuser. And of course good old lavender for the kids rooms at night, mixed with sweet orange, also a beautiful mix.

Roll-Ons – I love roll-ons! They are so great to take on the go with you. The Vitruvi roll-ons I received were awake and still. Awake is very uplifting. I roll it on my collarbone every morning. Still is a but more of a heavier, smoky sort of scent, which is meant to be grounding. I like to apply it on my wrists at night and on the kids feet right before bed. The sleep roll-on would be great for that too!

Beauty – The Vitruvi blog has lots of beauty recipes from scrubs to shower bombs. One that caught my eye was sweet orange and geranium as a great combination for an at home facial steam. Of course I jumped right on that and it was lovely. I think I need to have one weekly! The last few nights I have put a few drops of oil (eucalyptus mostly) in the bottom of the shower, it’s a nice little extra step to take your ordinary shower to the next spa like level.

Cleaning – I like to make my own carpet deodorizer with baking soda and usually a citrus scent. I mix about 10 drops of oil with about a cup of baking soda and put in an old peanut butter jar. I pierce holes in the top and I sprinkle on the carpet before I vacuum. It’s really refreshing and so much better for the family than the chemical laden carpet powders. I usually like to drop some lemon grass in the bottom of the toilet and sinks after I have given them a good scrub too.

ESSENTIALS OILS for beginners with VITRUVI

That oily life..

I am definitely not an “oily mama” like those essential oil loving woman you’ll see all over instagram proclaim to be. But I am really enjoying incorporating oils into our day-to-day life. Plus the Vitruvi diffuser fits in well with my minimal, light home decor. I could seriously go on with all the positives! I cannot wait to add some more oils to my collection!


Do you use oils? Whats your favourite blend/Cocktail?

ESSENTIALS OILS for beginners with VITRUVI


Her little loves


  1. Monica October 20, 2017 at 7:37 am

    As an oily mama, I applaud you! One of the best things about oils is the effects of your household and family! I clean my whole house with one bottle of oil, and I have a diffuser in every room, and we take them internally (as long as they are FDA approved to be 100% oil) and use them topically to help so many ailments, and the benefits are never ending! love oils! Glad you found some that help you and your family!

    1. Monica October 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Oh and we looooove carpet deodorizers! I usually add purification and lemon!

      We love putting thieves on our feet to help keeps us healthy, and diffusing it to get rid of our sore throats.

      I diffuse stress away and lavender for calming, and gentle baby runs in little Z’s room when he’s sleeping.

      1. Sarah October 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

        wow sounds like you use them for a lot! I know who to come to if I need some advice! 🙂

  2. Shannon swol October 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I don’t really use oils but thanks for sharing my friend does and loves them I’ll tell her to check these out ❤️

    1. Sarah October 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Neither was I really, besides diffusing. But even if thats all you do its actually really nice and safer than burning candles too!

  3. Shadell November 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I need these essential oils!

    1. Sarah November 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      They are amazing. I am actually going to order more tomorrow. I use them daily!


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