I remember sitting at my computer looking at an essential oil deal a friend of mine was offering. And I thought to myself, “What’s up with all this crazy essential oil stuff anyway?”
Because really, how great can a little bottle of oil really be? You see all this stuff on the internet sensationalizing how this one thing is going to change your life and yadda, yadda, yadda. You hear it’s so amazing and it’s going to revolutionize everything you ever thought was possible. Ha. Ha. Am I right?
My friend wasn’t saying that though. Instead it was like she was sitting down with me having a cup of coffee and simply saying, I love this product. It’s helped make life easier for our family in so many ways. I think it could really benefit you too.
That was the beginning of my essential oil journey because it was in that exact moment that I took my friend up on her offer. I was going to TRY the oils, but I wasn’t holding my breath.
The oils came and they looked cool and smelled nice, but I was still pretty skeptical. Then my education materials came that were part of the deal I received and my eyes started to open a bit wider. I started to learn all the cool essential oil uses that were really possible. And then I was invited to join two educational Facebook groups that focused just on essential oil education, uses, and practical DIY recipes for the family and my eyes opened even wider.
Because if thousands of people were sharing all the amazing essential oil uses that were helping them, without a single string attached or marketing ploy to make money, then this seemed so legit that I just had to start using these powerful oils how they were intended. I had to take the oils out of the box and start using the them with myself and our family.
Here are just a few things I’ve learned about powerful essential oil uses on our family’s oily journey…
You can make your summer awesome.
Outdoor spray, sun lotion, after sun soother, hand purifier, and a kids calming roll-on are just a few things you can make in literally a few minutes time in the comfort of your own home. All of these products are made using essential oils, are safe for kids, and are actually pretty cost effective.
If you are struggling with adult skin issues, there are so many oils to help support healthy skin. If you struggle with non-cystic acne break outs, tea tree oil works incredibly well. If you struggle with non-cystic acne, progessence plus and dragon time can help support healthy hormone balance and keep your skin looking great. Frankincense can help support and maintain youthful looking skin.
Tired muscles, tired back.
My husband is in the military and his body is tired. He uses PanAway and Deep Relief roll-ons to help manage tired muscles from exercise. It’s been encouraging to see how helpful the oils have been for him.
Chemical free cleaning
Essential oils allowed us to move towards the idea of a natural home. This is something we’ve always wanted to do, but some of the natural cleaners sold in stores are very expensive. We started making our own laundry soap and adding fragrance using essential oils. We also ditched the dryer sheets in place of wool dryer balls.
A few drops of essential oils on the wool dryer balls and our laundry smells more fresh than all the synthetic dryer products I’ve ever tried. We also made our own DIY all-purpose cleaners and clean just about everything in our home using it. They are also very inexpensive compared to other natural cleaning products. The affordability is huge for us.
Support your emotional wellness and and sleep better than you every imagined.
Probably my favorite thing about essential oils is that they can help you maintain balanced mood and emotions, as well as support an amazing night of sleep like you never dreamed was possible. Here’s the thing: there isn’t much you can grab from a local store that will help support emotional wellness and healthy sleep. There just isn’t.
With essential oils you have the ability to unwind and relax naturally at the end of the day. Stress away, lavender, peace and calming, and valor are just a few of our very favorite calming essential oils to use at the end of the day for stress and healthy sleep. I also use peppermint and En-R-Gee to wake up in the morning.
Related: 17 Best Essential Oils for Stress
Supporting the Immune System.
This is great. Before, during and after illness there are essential oils—like thieves vitality—that can help support a healthy immune system and help support the health of your heart, lungs, and other body systems. Being sick as a mom is just not that easy right? So I love that I can help keep my immune system strong using essential oils.
Balancing mood in kids.
The toddler years are tough. Well, there is probably something challenging about parenting every age group of children. Right? Essential oils are great to help support a positive and encouraging mood in kids. Meltdowns are a huge challenge for my son right now. We love diffusing lavender, peace and calming or cedarwood to help promote a calm and balanced mood in our home. These essential oils are also great to help your kids relax and wind down before sleep AND sleep well at night time too.
You can start to replace many of your current hygiene products.
If you currently use lotions filled with synthetics, you can start to use coconut oil, raw Shea butter and essential oils as a replacement for lotions. If you use expensive beauty products, you can start to use fractionated coconut oil and essential oils to replace many of your fancy face creams for a fraction of the cost. Need a healthy skin cream? Try a DIY frankincense and lavender night cream instead. Tired of creams filled with synthetics? Try an easy homemade skin cream using essential oils to support healthy skin in your baby.
So these are just a few awesome ways that essential oils have really taken over our home. I could go on forever and a day about it. Of course, there are many more ways that essential oils can make a difference in your life. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
I am a skeptic turned convert and it’s surprised me!
I never thought when I took my friend up on her deal months ago that I would be here spreading the word about essential oils. Essential oils are such a part of our life now, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when we didn’t use them.
Are you ready to take the leap with essential oils too?
Right now I offer the exact same deal my friend gave me when I signed up with Young Living. Why? Because education is important when it comes to essential oils. Knowing how to use these tiny little bottles safely and effectively in your home is empowering.
Here’s how to get started….
Want more on essential oil uses?
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- 25 Life-Changing Essential Oil Hacks for Busy Moms
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