I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I I'd love to help you do the same!
This is our essential oil story… the ways oils benefit our family and how they could benefit yours too! Here are our family’s current top 5 essential oil uses and why we include oils in our life and home!
I started using essential oils because I was looking for a way to help my daughter sleep. My youngest falls asleep easily and quickly, but my eldest has inherited my busy mind. She struggles with anxiety at bedtime and has a hard time quieting both her thoughts and her emotions. I had read that lavender oil could help with relaxation and sleep issues.
So I researched essential oils and within a short amount of time realized that Young Living had the best quality oils on the market and offered the support I needed to utilize them properly. I talk about this more in How to get started using Essential Oils and Young Living Explained.
Long story short, I ordered my first diffuser and a bottle of lavender essential oil and the rest is history! Both my daughters have diffusers in their bedrooms now and they run every night. We’ve seen a marked improvement in their sleep patterns. We are incorporating oils more and more into our daily lives and seeing unexpected and exciting benefits. I am learning new uses, tips and tricks every day and I love sharing what I learn!
There are almost endless applications for essential oils.
The number one problem we struggle with as a family is getting quality sleep. I’m a shift worker. My eldest daughter, as previously discussed has trouble settling. My youngest daughter is a night wanderer. And my husband snores and has other physical issues that disrupt his sleep. Diffusing essential oil blends in the bedrooms at night as well as topically applying has been a game-changer. My favourite oils for sleep are Lavender, Cedarwood and Stress Away. I’ve also heard that Vetiver works well.
Check out my favourite sleep blend roller in 25 Practical Ways to Use Essential Oils.
I love candles and used to have candles in every room in the house!! But I was sad to learn that many of them can actually release toxic chemicals into the air as they burn. And even the ones that are safe, such as pure beeswax candles, are still a fire hazard. Diffused essential oils promote health and are safe, even in a child’s room.
We use the Thieves line of cleaners now for everything in our home from cleaning dishes to washing our laundry. It feels so good to know that we aren’t being subjected to all those nasty chemicals that are present in commercial cleaners! I’ve also found that my daughter’s Eczema on her hands is much easier to control using Thieves hand wash instead of regular soap.
I’m just starting to dive into using oils as part of my daily skincare and beauty routine. It’s frightening what’s in all the beauty products we put on our bodies every day. I’ve been looking to simplify my routine. I’m trying orange-infused charcoal soap as well as glow serum & moisturizer recipes (scroll down). Young Living also has an entire line of non-toxic makeup that I’m loving!
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Add oils to a 10ml glass roller bottle and top with jojoba oil. You can use this after cleansing or just roll it on to your cheekbones to add a little “glow” after putting your makeup on.
Combine in an amber glass dropper bottle & apply before bed to clean skin. Frankincense can also be applied directly to a pimple or fine lines! You shouldn’t need any other lotions, just sunscreen!
With school-aged kids, we are exposed to an endless parade of illnesses. We are starting to use a roller bottle of Thieves and Frankincense on the bottom of the girls’ feet each morning to help boost immunity.
Add oils to a 10ml roller bottle and top with fractionated coconut oil.
I’m also starting to use a combination of Endoflex and Progessence oils around my thyroid daily to regulate my hormones. I suffer from severe PMS so I will keep you posted if I find that the oils make a difference!
These top 5 essential oil uses are just the beginning when comes to using oils at home. Our family is happier and healthier and at this point, we couldn’t imagine our lives without essential oils!
For just about everything!! There are oils for stress, focus, relaxation, immunity, cleaning, acne, teeth whitening, sugar craving control and so much more! The list is endless. But part of the benefit of joining our oils team is that you get access to the most amazing resources & our private Facebook community so that you never feel overwhelmed.
Young Living has an unmatched “Seed to Seal” process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested for therapeutic viability. YL is so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process!
A premium starter kit, which comes with 12 of the most commonly used oils + your diffuser, is the best value & provides you with everything you need to get started. (Make sure you select your country to see the correct kits!)
You’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit. But as mentioned above, you’ll also get access to our exclusive Facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, live Facebook sessions & search functionality that will help you answer any questions you might have.
Nope! Your kit can be a one time purchase. But when you sign up as a member, should you decide to purchase oils in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.
And head over to Everything You Need to use Essential Oils in your Home to find all of my favo
Any suggestions made on this blog are specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.
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