Hello to all of you who are visiting for the “Day in the Life of an Oiler” series which began yesterday over at My Blessed Life! We left off yesterday with Denise sharing at Wholesome Mommy. So I am here to start off the rounds for today!
I am thrilled to take you through a “typical” day in my life and share how I use Young Living Essential Oils in our home every single day.
Since I began a year ago to incorporate essential oils in our home, we have had some incredible results. I’ve been able to support my moods, support our immune system, calm our house down of those tiring toddler outbursts and emotions, and so much more.
Grab yourself a cup of tea (or coffee in my case, with a dash of raw cream) and sit back and enjoy walking through a day in my life. Please, remember though – I have used oils for a year. If you are new to using essential oils or have not even started, please do not get overwhelmed with my routine or what I use. This is a learning process and also one that is personal to everyone’s budget. You cannot get all the oils you would ever want or need all at once, so make a wishlist and keep adding to your collection a little bit at a time!
Warning: I am authentic and real. You will see me without a shower in the videos and honestly just being “off-the-cuff”, so forgive my bedhead and my bathrobe!
I begin my morning early. I am up at 5:30am and go out and chug down a huge glass of water, as well as a vegetable capsule that is filled with 5 drops of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil. I may take another capsule in the afternoon, or have a cup of tea and add a few drops of Lemon Vitality in that (which is really yummy)!
This helps kickstart my digestive system. Lemon is a natural energizer, uplifting, and a powerful antioxidant. I feel revitalized and refreshed. That is how I want to start my day. I am off to have my devotional time and get myself set for the day.
NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree – a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion.
Mineral Essence™ is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex enhanced with essential oils. Since I have been using this to help replenish my magnesium I have slept better, had more energy, and felt refreshed.
Super B™ is a comprehensive vitamin complex containing eight essential and energy-boosting B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. The complete B-vitamin profile in Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports the nervous system, aids in maintaining normal cardiovascular function, and helps with internal enzyme reactions
Remember: I already warned you of my horrible bedhead!
After we get dressed, my son and I have our little “oily routine” which I’ve created to fit the unique needs he has. He needs some help during his day managing his emotions (don’t we all!!!), focusing on tasks, monitoring his energy output, and keeping in balance. In addition, we always use Thieves to support our immune system.
I know many have asked what oils they can use on their children, how to apply, and what this looks like. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to share our routine in hopes it might help you create your own. Remember, little ones like to do things themselves, so if you can put most of your oils in roller bottles, it will help everyone!
15 drops Cedarwood, 15 drops Lavender, and 15 drops Vetiver in about 1 T carrier oil (Grapeseed or Coconut oil). I use an empty bottle. I had an empty Lavender bottle and filled it and put a roller fitment on top.
I have a lot of goodies I use all day long, so I combined them here for you. They include: Young Living Thieves Toothpaste, Lip Balm, ART Skin Care System, Joy (more on Joy here), Progessence Plus, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.
I forgot to mention one other item that I use daily in our home and floats between the kitchen counter, bathroom, and in my purse – Animal Scents. I use it for minor skin irritations, occasional dry and irritated skin, and even put it on our dog who likes to lick her underside – A LOT! Animal Scents™ Ointment is blended with Melaleuca alternifolia and Myrrh, two of nature’s most powerful essential oils. It is a soothing salve formulated for external use on animals, but we humans love to use it and benefit too!
I run my diffuser all day in my home, switching between calming oils like Peace and Calming. But also as I sit and write or catch up on emails, I need a boost – on this day I chose to use Abundance, which was a new oil I had just received. It was perfect! This diffuser is the one you get included with your Premium Starter Kit. I love it and have two of these in our home.
I end up spending quite a lot of time in my laundry room. I am in there every day – funny how that turns out. So I certainly wanted to share how I use my oils in my laundry room. You’ll hear me mention Lavender, Purification, Thieves Household Cleaner, as well as my favorite dryer balls, Woolzies.
I love having Thieves Household Cleaner right under my sink. I use it to spray down counters, cabinets, the kitchen table, I spray on fruits and vegetables to remove all the toxic chemicals before we eat – it is so versatile.
I have ventured out to using essential oils in recipes too! I love to experiment and what I enjoy about Young Living’s 100% Pure Essential Oils is that the Vitality line can be taken internally.
Our evening routine involves a few more essential oils and I use them in a detox bath, both myself and for my little guy. I love Lavender, Rosemary, and Harmony mixed with Epsom Salt. I also make a bath salt recipe and will use some of that pre-made mixture and add extra Epsom Salt.
When it is time to settle in for the night, I start the diffuser in my little one’s room. We alternate between Thieves at night and Peace and Calming. I have a total of 6 diffusers in our home, of course two of the Young Living, and also I have managed to add the MIU diffuser, which I love for bedrooms because the light can be turned off and you can determine the output volume and duration – plus the price is very reasonable. I also have the H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser, which I also like for the same reasons as the MIU, but it is a bit higher in price.
My bedtime routine involves a few “must-have” oils. Just before I slip under the covers I roll on some RutaVala, which is great for getting a good night’s sleep. I love that it is small, easy to roll-on, and I can use it if I wake in the middle of the night, which I did often and could not go back to sleep. But for the most part I sleep well and for the entire night now, but it is there in case of an emergency! I also use ImmuPower, Exodus II, and EndoFlex, putting them on the bottom of my feet and under my big toe.
So, there you have it – a lot of information and A LOT of me! I hope you learned a few things and maybe expanded your knowledge of using essential oils.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am just a mom sharing my experience in order to help others, not a doctor.