When I first began my journey to live a healthier life, I focused only on food and fitness.
They were incredibly important stepping stones for me, but I soon realized that wellness was about so much more.
Going through health coaching school was when I first realized the importance of self-care, and how many toxins were in my beauty products. I incorporated a consistent self-care practice and slowly began replacing my old beauty and skincare products with natural products.
In the last year, I’ve focused on transitioning my household cleaning products from toxic brands to natural or homemade products.
This is the beauty of going on a journey to live a healthy life…you’re constantly learning new things!
I began using essential oils a few years ago, but I’ve really incorporated them into multiple aspects of my daily routine recently.
I love that essential oils have allowed me to reduce the toxins in my life and that they’re a natural supplement to my health regimens.
As I was getting ready one morning, I realized that I hadn’t shared much about how I use essential oils daily. So I thought I would give you a peek into my day!
Before I jump into my day, I’ll share a little more about essential oils.
Essential oils are the most powerful part of a plant distilled from shrubs, flowers, bushes, roots, trees, fruit, herbs and more. They can provide support for our physical health as well as our emotional and spiritual health. Essential oils have been used to support the body systems for thousands of years.
I use Young Living because they’re 100% pure therapeutic grade oils made from organic plants that are distilled slowly and at low temperatures.
Young Living is also a pioneer in the essential oil industry, and invests in agricultural, distillation, and sustainability research at their farms.
Other oils that you purchase on Amazon or off the shelf can be food grade and may contain pesticides, fertilizers, synthetics or carrier oils, or perfume oils and can contain solvents, which are carcinogenic.
Because Young Living oils are high quality, you don’t need much for them to be effective. An application is just 1-3 drops, so a bottle lasts a long time.
Essential oils can be diffused in the air or applied topically (some require dilution). Young Living’s dietary oils can be ingested. I, personally, would only take essential oils internally if they were from Young Living.
Read the labels for instructions on how to use each oil.
Now that you’ve had a crash course on essential oils, here’s how I use oils every day…
Frankincense or Abundance in my diffuser during meditation
Oil Pulling with Grapefruit
Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil
Homemade Elemi and Frankincense Eye Serum
Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste
Lavender Lip Balm
Stress Away, Peppermint or Joy in my USB diffuser at work
PanAway, Peace & Calming or Abundance in my diffuser while I teach yoga classes
Homemade Lemongrass and Lavender yoga mat cleaning spray
Homemade PanAway muscle balm for after workouts
Purification in my diffuser while I’m cleaning the house
Thieves Household Cleaner
Thieves Laundry Soap
Idaho Balsam Fir or Sacred Mountain and Lavender in my diffuser all night for more restful sleep
There are many other essential oils I use as needed or at certain times of the month or year, but these are the oils, oil blends and essential oil products that I use most days.
You can learn more about the oils that I use here.
You can receive 11 foundation essential oils and a diffuser in an essential oils starter kit. The package is really economical – you get 11 bottles of essential oils, a diffuser plus some samples and other goodies. The starter kit also gives you a lifetime membership of wholesale prices (24% off retail).
I’m also offering classes on essential oils, so if you’re interested in learning more click here to schedule a class.
What are your favorite ways to use essential oils? Share in the comments!
The information contained in this post is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information is meant for educational and informational purposes only. The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, do to create my own healthy and happy life.
Statements in this post have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
Always do your own research and collaborate with your health care provider when making decisions about your health.