I started using Essential Oils the very non-traditional route. Last summer my youngest daughter became extremely interested in helping me clean all the things. She would follow me around the house with a bottle of water and spray and wipe everything which was great but I realized I was doing almost twice the work since heaven forbid I redo her work in front of her ;). I eventually let her start spraying the Windex, the wood cleaner and the multi-purpose cleaner; all cleaners I’ve used before and didn’t think twice about.
Once I started watching her spray it though, I realized how short her two year old arms were and how much kickback she was getting from the spray. She was inhaling and ingesting these chemical cleaners and even though I thought they were safe, they WERE NOT AT ALL.
Side note- if you haven’t downloaded the “Think Dirty” app yet, stop reading this and do it NOW. Scan all the things you have and I can guarantee, you will find some surprises.
Even the things that said “all natural” and safe ingredients still had some sort of toxin in them if not just fragrance. So I decided to order the Thieves laundry detergent (since I was still on the hunt for a completely chemical free one) and the Thieves household cleaner. Those two were the game changers for me. I realized how much I loved the products and the Young Living’s mission statement so I ordered a starter kit without having the slightest clue about what oils do or how to use them. I became instantly obsessed. It has now been about nine months using oils daily and I can’t imagine not using them in our lives.
My favorite way to use oils in our home is for our nighttime routine, diffusing them in our home instead of burning candles (and I LOVED my candles but I never realized the toxins put into the air from them so I love that a diffuser is such a safer option and still lets our home smell incredible). I am also OVER THE MOON excited about the entire Thieves Household Cleaning line they have- literally everything from laundry detergent, household cleaner (which can be used on EVERY SINGLE SURFACE), hand soap, dish and dishwasher soap, hand purifier, you name it! I’m pretty sure I tell Andrew everyday how much I love this company!!
Favorite Things I use Young Living Essential Oils for-
Kids Nighttime Routine-
We were certainly in need of a better routine than we had going on- especially with our youngest. There was so much fighting about going to bed and the battle of constantly getting up was becoming wearing. There were nights where this particular child was still awake and fighting it two hours after we put her down. Now every night before they go to bed, we fill up their diffuser with water and 4 drops of Gentle Baby or 4 drops of KidScents Sleepyize or Lavender or Peace & Calming. I also made some roller bottles of just Lavender and both of my kids roll it on the bottoms of their feet every night.
I love that their diffuser doubles as a nightlight and leaves the dreamiest smells in their rooms as they drift off to sleep. We have seen a significant improvement with our daughter who struggled with going to bed. She rarely gets up anymore unless it’s to use the bathroom or get a drink of water. If sleep is something your young one struggles with, I highly recommend adding a calming oil into your nightly routine. It may become a new ritual to do a little foot massage every night but it will be worth it, I promise you.
**Make sure to research before using oils. The amount of oils you use depends on their age (especially for babies).
Oils in my face moisturizer. I am obsessed with adding a few drops of oils into my nighttime moisturizer to give my skin that extra glow it needs. Frankincense is incredible for reducing fine lines and redness and Copaiba is so good for when your skin is breaking out (that time of the month ;)). I put a pump or two of my nightly facial moisturizer and then drop on or two drops of oil into the moisturizer and smooth it into my skin. You can literally get rid of all your moisturizers and just use this (Young Living has their own face and skin care line). All you need is Frankincense for your skin, it’s just that good and it comes in your starter kit (see info at the end of this post) so you have it right from the beginning! I highly recommend downloading the Think Dirty App to identify the potential risks associated with the personal care products you use daily.
Frankincense- Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Fighter. Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.
Last year my kids could not catch a break. The moment someone got better, the other had a runny nose and was coughing and was just plain sick. I started using a rollerball of Thieves to help their immune systems. I would roll their spines and the backs of their necks every morning to combat germs and boost their immune systems. We also started using it at night on the bottoms of their feet and the more consistent we were with using them, the more we could tell a difference in their health.
Immune Boost Roller Bottle –
- 10 ml rollerball bottle
- 6 drops Thieves oil
- Top with carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil)
I used to use the worst of the worst stuff for cleaning! I’m one who 100% falls for pretty organic looking packaging and is Target not SO good at it? I used Windex for windows, and Method or Mrs. Meyers for all the rest of the counters plus a Swiller for the floors. Now we only use Thieves for everything. You can use it for ANY surface or countertop and just add different ratios for different things. We use a baking powder, lemon oil and Thieves cleaner combo for cleaning the backsplash and toilets/bathrooms. I also use one capful of Thieves cleaner to a 16 ounce amber glass bottle and fill the rest with water. This takes care of all of our surfaces in the house.
One of my very favorite other things for cleaning is the hand soap. Just about every single handsoap out there has fragrance and this is one of the only ones that doesn’t. Plus it’s foaming, keeps your hands smelling like Christmas and is constantly getting Thieves on your skin and bloodstream to boost your immune system and kill the bad bacteria.
There are a hundred ways I use Thieves but these are just two of my faves 🙂
Essential Oils on Wool Dryer Balls-
Last year for my birthday, I received dryer balls and at first I was a little confused about them but once I looked up the benefits of using dryer balls over dryer sheets I was instantly hooked and bought more. They have zero toxins or anything on them and now I use essential oils on my dryer balls every time I do the laundry. It changes from season to season but my tried and true favorites are lemongrass, citrus fresh, or lavender. Your laundry will come out smelling like an absolute dream and it’s so much better than all the chemicals!
I used to be obsessed with burning candles. The ambiance and hygge vibe it creates in the atmosphere is so dreamy and I love it but candles are the worst thing possible to burn. My husband can’t have candles burning because his allergies were so bad but that didn’t stop me from burning them when he would go out of town. I never knew how bad they were until I researched what was in them. You guys! Blech! The fumes are the same as car gasoline fumes and the fragrance is just awful for respiratory systems especially amongst young children and elderly
I also used to get a little paranoid about blowing them out for fire safety hazards. But now that I have diffusers I love love love mine! I put one in most rooms in our home. My favorite thing about the diffusers we have is that they have lights inside, like a soft lamp or nightlight! And they smell so clean! You can diffuse whatever you are needing- calm, energy, headache relief, help relive a cough and more. There is even combos to replicate certain candles like apple crisp or autumn air! One of my favorites to diffuse is Stress Away because it sets the perfect tone for the day, especially when kids get home from school.
How To Get Young Living Oils-
Sign up as a MEMBER. This does NOT mean you will ever have to sell anything or even be required to order a certain amount per month; it just means you get 24% off prices!
It just means you are getting a starter kit.
ORDER HERE and make sure the number 16680040 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMBER to get the 24% off! Reminder you do not have to sell it. And you can skip to step 3 if you do not want to get product monthly. (We go thru- thieves, certain oils, NingXia Red and more so I like to hand pick what I get monthly).
Next you can choose to set up your Essential Rewards monthly autoship, we highly recommend this as a way to order those things you wish to have outside the kit and begin to cut toxins from your home with YL cleaning products & makeup. When you sign up as a wholesale member, you have the option of joining our private wellness group on Facebook, which is where you can learn everything you need to know about using your oils & connect with an amazing, inspiring community.
If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company I am passionate about helping women earn income to help support their families!
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ORDER HERE and make sure the number 16680040 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields.
Click HERE for a list of all my favorite Essential Oil Tool Kit Items!