When I was first introduced to the world of essential oils, I was incredibly skeptical. I thought they were old fashioned, hippie oils that didn't actually work. Boy, was I wrong! I slowly found myself wanting to move towards a more natural lifestyle for not only myself, but our home (and yes, I mean our chickens, too!). I made the jump to get my oils this past summer and I am so happy with my choice! Using essential oils has become a huge part of my daily routine & I have loved seeing how it's changed our life. We use essential oils to support our immune system, improve sleep, support proper digestion, promote cell regeneration (hello happy skin), uplift our emotions and soothe achy muscles. For those of you who have just started using oils or are interested in trying oils, you might be thinking, "but am I really going to use essential oils every day?" YES! I have found it remarkably easy to incorporate oils into my daily routine. So I wanted to give you a breakdown to see how I use oils every. single. day.
7:00am... Alarm clock goes off. Of course, being a dog mom, the first thing to do is let the furry ones do their business outside and feed them. While they eat, I turn on the main diffuser with an uplifting blend of Stress Away and Peppermint to help start the day off on a good note.
7:30am... During my shower, I use the Charcoal Bar Soap to help detox my skin (usually twice a week). I've completely ditched conventional moisturizer and switched to my own homemade glow serum using essential oils. A combination of Lavender, Frankincense and Copiaba topped off with Jojoba oil help to support cell regeneration and leave my skin glowing! Since using this "Glow Serum", I've noticed less acne and dry skin than ever before! Another part of my routine includes a new-to-me product from Young Living, an oil called Endoflex. Endoflex, a combination of oils including spearmint, myrtle, and ginger, was created for thyroid support. I massage this over my thyroid (and neck area) morning and night.
8:00am... Even in the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, I make sure to take my MultiGreens capsules (2) with breakfast. The MultiGreens capsule is packed with things like barley grass, kelp and essential oils to boost vitality by working with the circulatory and nervous system. Just before I put on my socks and shoes to head out the door, I use an immunity roller with a blend of Thieves, Oregano & Lemon essential oils on the bottoms of my feet. Immunity support friends, it's so important!
When at work... I am lucky enough to work in an office where I can diffuse oils right at my desk. It's rare for me to being diffusing anything other than a blend that includes Thieves. Thieves essential oil is my go to for fighting off germs and this time of year, it is a MUST! I also have my bottle of Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in my bag, ready to use when I need it. Lastly, I use a combination of Peppermint, PanAway and Copaiba in a roller bottle for muscle tension. After looking at a computer all day, this roller bottle soothes any stiff neck or achy lower back!
When at home... The diffuser blend varies by day or mood. Thieves to help boost our immune system, Cinnamon/Nutmeg to help set the Holiday mood, Peppermint/Stress Away for an uplifting scent, or Citrus Fresh for helping motivate me to do my cleaning tasks. If I need to get rid of icky smells, I'll diffuse or spray Purification and Orange so a fresh scent.
I do dishes what feels like daily. I not only use Thieves dish detergent (which leaves my dishes so shiny, by the way), but after scrubbing dirty dishes, I LOVE using the Thieves foaming hand soap afterwards.
Another common task in our house in laundry...
Side note: do you realize that laundry is never done? I mean, NEVER. Something is always dirty...
I recently added Thieves Laundry Detergent to my monthly order and have been so pleased with the results. Even though I use just a small cap full of detergent, it cleans our clothes and leaves them smelling so clean!
30 minutes before bed… I diffuse a blend of Lavender and Cedarwood in our bedroom every night. This is an incredible blend to support good sleep and it smells so good, too! In addition to my sleepy blend of oils, I also take a supplement called ImmuPro (by Young Living). Immupro is packed with zinc to support your immune system, a unique blend of mushroom powders to deliver powerful antioxidants, and melatonin which encourages a restful sleep. Lastly, I take Young Living’s probiotic, Life9, to support gut health. It is said that our health begins with our gut and although this isn't always a fun topic, it's so very true. I take Life9 daily to help support my gut and keep my digestive system on track. I leave my bottle of Endoflex right on my nightstand to use again just before sleep. I love knowing that even while I sleep, these oils and products are helping support so many parts of my body.
*I can not claim that anything will work for everyone, I am sharing my experience and that can vary from person to person.
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-The Happy Egg