A Day in the Life of an Oily Mom


A Day in the Life of an Oily Mom

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! 

A Day in the Life of an Oiler Blogger Series

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!

Morning Routine

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.  

When my family begins to get up, we start our breakfast routine, which includes NingXia Red, Mineral Essence and Super B for me.

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!

Here is what I use in the video:  Valor (more on Valor here), Grounding, Peace and Calming (more on Peace and Calming here), and also my Special Recipe, which is:

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!

Animal Scents Ointment

Mid-Day Routine

I take a few other supplements during the day and wanted to mention those – Sulfurzyme, which is a supplement I use to help support my immune system, and Life 5, a high potency probiotic.

Daily Young Living Supplements

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.

Diffusing Abundance Essential Oil

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. 

Thieves Cleaners

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.  

Evening Routine

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.

Essential Oils Soak

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.

Peaceful Sleep with Essential Oils

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.

Night Time Oils

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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Are you ready to jump into this wonderful world of caring for yourself and your family naturally with essential oils? The time is now! Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to “A Day in the Life of an Oiler” blog series!

Next up is Katy @ Goodness Gathering

Be sure to check out all 18 posts in “A Day In the Life of an Oiler” blogger series, click here.

 *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.

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  • MelissaK

    Thank you so much for this. It was so very helpful! I am hoping to slowly be able to afford all that our family needs. YL is such a great company!

  • Great, yes…that is they way….slowly but surely – it is amazing how you can replace other items that are normally purchased with better quality items – I love that part. I am now spending less in other areas since we are using YL products for so many uses!

  • Susan- I just have to say first off that I get such encouragement, and joy, from visiting your blog and reading your words, THANK YOU! Secondly, you really made oils sound doable for the average person and I’ve been considering them for a while now. I have fibro and feel pretty just yuck everyday so I am really thinking this could be the avenue I’ve been searching for to remedy some of my symptoms (plus I’m so tired of popping pills from the dr too).

  • Laurie Rivas

    I loved this blog, especially the videos. Thank you for sharing. I want to incorporate my oils into my laundry routine. Where did you get your wool dryer balls?

  • Amazon, just click the link in the post and it will show you the exact ones I use!

  • Thank you, Susan! I’m a YL Distributor, too, but I haven’t been for very long so I’m still figuring out all the fun ways to use my oils. (And I’m still building my stash.) This is REALLY helpful for me! I hope to get into a similar routine.

  • OH Shannon, I am sorry you’ve struggled with Fibro……it is not fun – being tired, feeling down and not able to do normal tasks – it can be really stressful. OH I pray you can find a way to make trying oils a realistic option for you. I just know how they have helped me so much and eliminated my need for so many of the medications I was taking and felt so encumbered with it and no hope of getting out. God is so good and He has provided natural remedies for our body in these oils, I am convinced….and it just takes stepping out a bit and learning. I would love to help you conquer some of your struggles and have more energy Shannon, let me know what other questions you might have!

  • Welcome to the wonderful world of oils! This post was a fun way to celebrate my one year anniversary of using oils in our home….such a difference! I pray you find that as well!

  • Jessica B

    Susan. Thank you so much for sharing!i received my oils about a week ago, i was super excited to use them on my children. My 3 year old daughter would bathe in oils. My 4 year old son wanted nothing to do with them. He was thrilled to see Jacob was 4 and using oils… He has agreed to “try” an oil! Wahoo! 🙂

  • It can be a little ‘trying’ with little ones! yes, at first he wasn’t too on board, but with a little persistence, finding ways to have him “help” me apply it has been great. Now he begs me if I forget to turn his diffuser on at night….. “mama, please turn my confuser on” Can’t quite say diffuser!! LOL I would get some more roller fitments and then it makes it much easier to let kids share in the experience!

  • Kristen

    I LOVE this post! It really shows an everyday family (with a dog that wants in the video-ha!) using these oils in every aspect of your lives! I think this is the “sticking’ point for moms/ladies who may be reluctant to try the oils for themselves- this will help them connect the ways to their own families! Great job Susan! Thanks for sharing your life with us- such a blessing!

  • I loved the videos, Susan! Especially the bloopers. 🙂 Love how you keep it totally real and I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

  • Thanks Jennifer – it was a fun project to do for sure!! Everyone has such great ideas and uses.

  • Darci

    Susan….I am just so amazed by what you put together! I follow you on Facebook and I cannot express enough gratitude for all of your posts, suggestions and this personal walk thru your life, home and family is incredible! You are so REAL and you keep it REAL for the rest of us!! I love who you are and what you represent! Thank you for sharing!

  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing your oily routine! I love the videos! 😀

  • Jennifer

    Loved your post in the series. I am a young living newbie. Really would be interested in what other oils you used to get off anti-depressants. And when do you know if it’s time to get off. I also like using Joy,..maybe that’s a good sign. Also want to try the bald spot mix and the coconut soup recipe. Thx!

  • Thank you for leaving such a nice comment Darci – it means a lot and I appreciate it. There is no way to help others by being something I am not…..yep….bed head and all – that is real! LOL You blessed me today by your comment 🙂

  • Jenn

    Interested in the insecticide. What ratio peppermint to water? I wonder if you could use this monthly in place of having house sprayed with pesticides.

  • Oh yes, I put about 10 – 15 drops in the large spray bottle – worked great!!! Cheap too!!

  • Takiyah Glaze

    Hi Susan,

    I would like to become a Young Living distributor, simply for use of the product and possibly sharing the information with others on a “relaxed” basis (if that makes sense). I know you don’t know me but I’ve been following your blog for well over a year and have purchased a few of your products. Before we take the jump to sign up, I would love to chat with you very briefly about signing up under you and some of the benefits you’ve promoted, like the Oily Families FB site, etc. My naturopath is going to become a distributor as well and I’m trying to decide if we should join with someone we actually know or with you. Please let me know if you could find time to chat via phone within the next couple of days. I’m busy as well, so I’m thinking no more than 10 minutes would answer my questions. Thank you!

  • I will be sending you an email directly – let me know if you do not receive it 🙂

  • Margie

    Hi there! I was wondering if young living uses a particular plastic for their soap bottles? It was emphasized to me to never store diy products using EOs in plastic. I dislike the idea of using glass for everything in case it breaks.

  • The only oils that you have to be careful of and use glass containers for are citrus oils – they will dissolve certain forms of plastic and styrofoam. My Thieves hand soap comes in a plastic which is great and most other oils are fine to use in plastic,,, just not citrus, like orange, lemon, grapefruit. Hope that helps clarify.

  • April

    So did the alopecia recipe work? I have a friend struggling and want to share with her.

  • Becky

    Just curious how you learned so much about essential oils? What are your favorite resources?

  • I have great support in my sponsor, great facebook groups and now I share!! Also a reference book is something I give to all my new members with a Premium Starter Kit to get them off on the right foot!

  • We rarely wait more than 30 seconds….. we just put the socks right on.

  • kasey

    How many ounces of water do you use and how many drops of peppermint for the bug spray?

  • I used about 15 drops in the spray bottle

  • Maria Ramos

    Does the MIU diffuser use reguilar tap water?

  • YES!

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  • Enjoyed the post! Thanks for sharing so much info. Never have used wool dryer balls. All the best to you! Your son was precious! Have a good one.

  • I really enjoyed this post. Full of good info. Thanks!

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