Do you ever wish you could just snap your fingers and everyone's attitude would change?
That would be great, right?
You can use Essential Oils to do just that!
You can have complete transformations when you need it most with essential oils.
In this post, I will break down what an essential oil is and the 7 Tops Ways to Use them to Help You and
Your Family Feel Better Sooner!
Essential Oils to Boost Your Self-Care
But this isn't where I started - at first I just liked the scents. I made body butters and would put essential oils in them because it made them smell amazing. I didn't even know about the therapeutic benefits. The more I used them the more I began to fall in love with them. I was already a beginner herbalist, so I started researching all the blessed effects the essential oils hold!
What is an Essential Oil?
There are also many qualities or grades of essential oils; they are not all created equally. Like some things, often the higher the quality the more expensive the product. I only use high-grade essential oils because I like them to be multipurpose: internal and external applications as well as diffusing it in the air (which is going into my lung, so still an internal application) and even in cleaning.
How to Get Quality Essential Oils from Young Living:
What level you want to participate is completely up to you.
- You can spend $50 on essential oils a year, which keeps you an active YL Member.
- Or you can spend $50 a month on oils to qualify for Essential Rewards.
- Or you can ask me for a bottle of your preferred oil and I will send it to you at the retail price.
7 Ways to Use Essential Oils
Depending on the oil, you can put a drop or two directly into your palm, rub them together, and inhale. Then place this wherever you feel inclined. Hot spots are: neck, feet, temples, and lymph nodes.
2. In a Carrier Oil
You can apply a drop of essential Oil in a carrier oil or even lotion especially when giving a massage or applying it on children.
3. Directly to the Skin
For injured muscles, you can put it directly on the injury.
4. Diffusing Essential Oils in the Air
I love diffusing essential oils into a room because it does everything from cleansing to purifying to game changing!
You can also drink some oils. For example, when a cold is coming on Thieves oil in milk or tea is recommended.
6. Essential Oil Steams
I also use essential oils to make a steam. Here's How to Do a Sinus Steam.
7. In the Bathtub
A very common way to use them is in the bath. Because they are concentrated make sure to put a few drops in the running water so it disperses and doesn't burn your skin.
Really there are a myriad of options. Get creative and have fun!
Essential Oils in a Mister Bottle
How I make it:
I start with a small amount of vegetable glycerin and then add Young Living Essential Oil to it. Oil doesn't evenly distribute into the water. By putting the glycerin in first the Essential Oils then disperse into the whole bottle.
You can buy a spray bottle with Essential Oil blend all ready to go and add your own essential oils when it becomes empty.
Essential Oils for Children
Lavender Essential Oil is the safest oil for babies. It's still wise to keep all baby products unscented for the first year or so.
Essential Oils for Sickness
I only started using Lavender Oil with my son when he got his first cold. There isn't much you can give a baby under 1, but Lavender is safe on the feet. I also put it on my son's lymph nodes to help clear out an infection.
As he got a bit older, he also caught his second illness - the Flu. I needed a heavy hitter and used Thieves Oil on his feet and lymph (diluted). Thieves Oil is a blend of Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Cinnamon. It's super powerful stuff and worthy of it's own blog post!
Remember that funny SNL skit "It's a Floor Wax and a Dessert Topping?" Well, that's how I feel about Thieves Oil. I put it in my tea when I feel sick as well as in my household cleaner to kill germs! SNL was on to something:) Thieves Oil is a must have!
The rest of the time, my son is super healthy, but that doesn't mean we don't use Essential Oils...
Essential Oils in Health
Two of his favorite blends are Peace and Calming (Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy) and Valor (Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Frankincense).
We use the Peace and Calming before errands and bedtime.
Essential Oils with or after Bath Time
My son uses Valor after a bath to help him get grounded. He also loves it if he falls down and gets injured.
I could go on and on, but I will keep it at this:
Essential Oils can effectively shift children's behaviors and moods in seconds.
Try it and share a comment. Or if you are an avid user with your children, let me know what your favorites are!
My Top Favorites
My favorite straight oils are:
Lavender (for everywhere), Elemi (for blemishes on my face), Frankincense (for when I sit down to write), Ginger (for an upset stomach), Cedarwood (the scent is like a walk in the forest) and Rosemary (for my hair).
My favorite Young Living blends of oils are: Surrender, Joy,Thieves, Peace and Calming, Harmony, Release, Valor, and Abundance.
Choosing the right oil for any given moment is extremely personal. It's fun to get a kit and start to explore the inner emotional world with oils. Using the oils in front of children is crucial because it sets the foundation for their own self-care rituals.
Plus, it just smells good!