My {new} Love of Essential Oils

You’ve all been asking, “When are you going to talk more about essential oils?”  So – finally, I am sharing!

It all started about two months ago when I had been sick. I  was searching for other ways to get over the cold and flu season – and it was all of you who started me in the right direction, and I will be ever grateful!  I shared on the Facebook page about being sick and you all commented on using essential oils as well as Elderberry Syrup, which is now a staple in my frig!  I began looking at essential oils and I will never look back – it has been amazing!

I tried several brands available on amazon, they were okay, but to be quite honest, I just didn’t see remarkable results.  As I did my research I realized there was a lot I didn’t know and if I was going to incorporate oils in our home, I wanted to make sure I was getting the best.  I read blog posts others had done on the different oil companies and finally decided to try Young Living.

I am not here to pitch one oil company against another, but for me and my family Young Living was the best choice.  I’ve been thrilled with the results of all the different oils I’ve discovered so far and I want to share how I’ve been using them.

I’ve really gotten a new way of living here!  I am having so much fun.  For me personally, smell is a big part of what influences my mood.  I’ve shared a few times that I’ve battled balancing my emotions for years, over 20 years to be exact.  One thing I do know is that aromas do influence my moods.  So when I began using oils and reading about which oils helped with emotional support and mood I was so encouraged.  When you breath in the oil molecules, they reach your “smell receptors” which are linked to your nervous system – which send out tiny impulses along nerve fibers.  It all comes together in the center of the brain where we interpret smell.  Incredible really, but makes perfect sense.

Without going into a bunch of details , let me just say – I am working through balancing my moods and emotional state completely naturally with the help of using essential oils in my home.   I wish you could see me jumping up and down right now!  {BIG HAPPY DANCE!!}

It has been fun diffusing oils and applying them topically – I have yet to take them internally, but that is on the list! Young Living oils can be taken internally because they are 100% therapeutic grade unlike cheaper perfume grade essential oils.

Here are a few of my favorites I’ve been using:


WOW!  It is an amazing immune boosting blend. I’ve been diffusing it in order to keep the house resistant to all the undesirable microorganisms that invade each day!  I’ve also been rubbing it {diluted in grapeseed oil} on our feet before bed to help keep us boost our immune system.


Who doesn’t love the smell of lemon – yum!  I’ve been soaking my dish rag in a bowl of water with a couple drops of Lemon oil and it freshens it up.  Then I dump the water down my drain, which makes the sink smell so good.

lavender young living oil


I have always loved the smell of Lavender.  I have a Lavender bed pillow and now can refreshen the Lavender smell with REAL oil.  Diffusing it in the house is divine – so relaxing and subtle.

I’ve been using a rinse in my laundry white vinegar and Lavender oil – just take a 16 ounce bottle of plain vinegar and add 20-40 drops of oil.  Shake it before each use and pour 1/4 cup in your rinse spout of your washing machine.  This is really a nice fabric softener.
I place a couple drops inside a toilet paper roll before I put it on the roller and every time someone takes a bit, they are getting a little “poof” of good fragrance – and in our home with 4 boys, I can use all the good fragrance I can get!
Can’t avoid the bath topic either!  I’ve made more of a routine of taking baths – at least once a week.  The combination of silence, the warm water and the drop of Lavender in the water are beyond wonderful.  


I recently got this essential oil blend – which is amazingly beneficial for mood.  I am sitting here right now as it diffuses next to my desk.  I’ve been dabbing it behind my ears and on my wrists to give me a boost too.  It smells lovely – a wonderful mixture of oils, including geranium which is highly used to boost mood.

I love learning more and more about natural ways to stay strong and healthy and heal our bodies as much as possible without chemicals. I am researching more ways to incorporate oils into a routine to help with all our immune support needs.  Essential oils are blessing my family in our journey of natural living and I am very hopeful for our future!

Learn more about  Young Living as I share more details here.

**ADDED NOTE**  I’ve had several emails after this posting asking me about other oil companies and my help with finding ‘the best’.   Let me say this – I am not here to push you to Young Living, rather I wanted to share with you my journey and my discovery.  I encourage you to do your research to make the best choice for your family.  I just decided I would feel most comfortable working with an oil company who was the leader in the industry and had been around since 1973.  I wanted a company with integrity and experience, that is why I chose  Young Living.  Your research and needs for your family may differ and you will know which fit is best for you.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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