1.20.2015

How I Use Essential Oils In My Everyday Life



I have been meaning to write this post since last Summer. Here we are seven months later and I am finally getting to it - take that procrastination. I'm sure you have all seen by now the oil craze that ladies are obsessing over on Facebook, Instagram, your office place, etc. Because I have always been 47% hippie it didn't take me long to buy in to the belief that these oils people rant about really are awesome. Ever since I have been able to consciously choose for myself medicine vs a more natural method I have chosen a more natural method. Now, I am not here to say that medicines aren't great, because they are and I will use them if necessary, however I do believe there are sometimes alternate options to getting rid of cramps rather than loading up on 8 ibuprofen.

I thought it would be fun to share with you the different ways that I use oils in my day to day life and what I have found works well for me. Keep in mind that everybody [and body] is different so what may work well for me may not for you and vice versa. Also keep in mind that this is not a sponsored post nor do I sell oils [unless you want to buy them in which case I am happy to sell them to you] but I just sincerely use and love these products so it only makes sense to tell you about them!

Oh and real quick before we begin - the oils that I am showing off today are all Young Living which are the oils I primarily choose to use. I have also used Now Foods oils, however I like Young Living the best as you can safely ingest them and they seem to be the most heavily concentrated oils on the market meaning you can less which will make them last longer [and save you additional money]. Holler back. Lets begin.


1. Peppermint -- if I could choose only one oil to ever have it would most likely be this one. I use it always - on my temples for headaches, on my stomach and back for cramps, behind my ears for sinuses, or I simply inhale to clear me right up. I do not use a carrier oil [a lot of people recommend coconut oil] but rather just put it directly on my skin where I never it to be. It has cut back on the amount of advil I take by a ton, especially during that time of the month. I also use peppermint in my diffuser during the day to wake me up. Just last night my husband actually put peppermint oil in our humidifier to make the house smell fresh. There are so many things you can do with this oil.


2. Lavender -- another favorite of mine. The most common use for lavender in our household is at night in the diffuser. It makes my husband and I fall asleep rather instantly and I have noticed that since using it I wake up feeling more refreshed because of the deep sleep I got. I have also started using Lavender on my face at night which not only makes my skin feel great but it also helps clear up my sinus areas. Other purposes have been in the Summer after getting sun burnt I have put this on and also on cuts to help heal it faster. Last but not least, I put lavender on my wrists and neck when flying and it helps calm me down because Lord knows I need it.

3. Thieves -- the oil of all oils. Thieves kills 99.9% of air born bacteria [or something like that] which would explain why many hospitals now use Thieves in their buildings. Other than this past week when I got the flu along with everybody and their mom, I haven't gotten seriously sick since using Thieves. I put this in my mouth regularly whenever I am starting to feel a sore throat come on and immediately it's gone. I put this on the bottom of my feet to help me feel better sooner and I diffuse it in our house to help keep the germs away. This baby has been on blast since getting sick this past week. A lot of people clean with Thieves oil as well.

4. Purification -- the freshening oil. This stuff has a way of getting rid of orders like nobodies business. The two ways I use it are simply diffusing it in our house and using it in our laundry to make our clothes smell fresh. I squirt a few drops onto a damp wash cloth and throw it in with clothes in the dryer. They come out smelling fabulous and contains way less chemicals than dryer sheets.

5. Peace and calming -- another favorite. This is the oil that made my husband a believer. I tested it out on my dog during a storm this past Summer. She was all sorts of worked up, shaking like crazy, hiding under the couch etc. I simply rubbed a few drops onto her fur and within minutes she was calmer than ever laying peacefully on the ground and fell asleep. I use this on my wrists and neck whenever feeling anxious or stressed. It has a way of just calming me right down...which brings me to my next favorite...

6. Stress away -- the martini in a bottle. I rub this stuff on my wrists regularly on days when I am feeling a little more uptight or uneasy. Literally it makes me feel like I have had a cocktail [but saves me the calories]. As you can see in the pictures above this bottle goes everywhere with me and has the teeth marks to prove how desperate I have needed it on some days ;)

7. Lemon -- the detox oil. I love this stuff because not only can you clean with it, diffuse it and make your house smell great, rub it on your throat to make it not so scratchy, use it to get sticky stuff off of things, but you can also add it to your water and have the best natural cleansing drink out there.


I am drinking this as we speak. This stuff will make you go to the bathroom faster than those little laxatives which for people like me, is great. It's good for your system and tastes so fresh and so clean clean.

Those are my most commonly used oils -- others I use occasionally are lemongrass and lemon myrtle [both for smell good purposes], cedarwood [for sleeping], breathe again [for sinus issues], and orange and grapefruit [drink both in my water].

I would love to hear what oils you use and how you use them. If any of you would like to receive more information on how you could order your own oils just click here. Either myself or a good friend of mine will be in touch.

Any questions? Feel free to ask below. xoxo


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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this.. I have been anxiously waiting! I am new to the oils, and mainly just diffuse them... but I will be trying all of your tips!!

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  3. I've been considering trying oils and actually wrote about it on my blog today! I would probably need every single oil with all of my ailments! Ha! Would love to try something natural to see if it helps!!!

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  4. I use the DoTerra oils and along with the many uses for Peppermint you listed, I also found putting two drops under my tongue helped clear my sinuses and chest congestion. It was heavenly. I also use Wild Orange, two drops on the bottom of each foot before bed and I get the best nights sleep. I hate taking pills, so finding solutions to rid pain through essentials oils has been wonderful!

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  5. Lovely information and so so so imformative thank you so much for this!

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  6. Thank you for this. I have been curious about trying them out myself, but everything seemed just way over my head. This is perfectly straight forward. xo

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing! I've been interested in using essential oils for awhile now but have had trouble finding reviews on certain oils. This was definitely helpful. I also didn't know you could get a diffuser for the oils, super cool!

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  8. Great post, I have been using lavender oil for years. I put a small dab on my pillow and it helps me fall asleep. I definitely need to try peppermint oil next time I get a headache.

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  9. I am absolutely OBSESSED with Young Living oils. My aunt got my mom into them last year and she become obsessed and she would talk about them constantly. At first I was just super annoyed, but when Frankincense got rid of a huge underground zit in a day and a half I was sold. I really LOVE this post because so many of these are my exact favorites too. I drink Lemon, Peppermint, and Grapefruit in my water everyday, which is said to be the "weight loss" combo. I haven't lost much from drinking it, but I did notice that I was able to eat like absolutely shit over the holidays (okay the entire month) and not gain any weight. I also like Rutvala for sleep. :)

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  10. Love. I had a predicament tonight - lavender empty, and rationing peace and calming like a crazy person so that I never run out. I took a bath, put in Epsom salts, and then disassembled said lavender bottle and threw all the parts in the tub too. Every. Last. Drop. Now skin-so-soft and ready for zzzzzzz. Love peppermint too. Diffuse that and shit gets done!

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  11. I completely agree with you! If I had to pick one I would chose peppermint. I use it for a soar back or when I have a cold I put a drop on my forehead. My second favorite is Tea tree oil. You can use it for every skin issue: Acne, pimples, eczema,... It's also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. You article has made me want to try more of these oils. I will definitely be checking Young Living oils.

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  12. It is so hard to choose a favorite oil, I love so many. I think Thieves is my all time favorite. I love Melrose for my face, peppermint and lavendar for headaches, peace and calming for sleep, purification and citrus fresh for making the house smell amazing.... I could go on forever. I'm going to try the damp wash cloth in the dryer tip to make my clothes smell good too!

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  13. So they at edible? What is diffusing. Sorry completely new to the idea of essential oils and would love to learn more!

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    1. Yes! You can ingest the oils! I just put a few in my water while other will put them in capsules and take them as pills! Diffusing is putting them in a diffuser (that white and purple thing pictured above) that you put a few drops of oil into water and then turn it on. It looks like a humidifier when it's running!

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  14. I love my oils, too. Peppermint is also great for hiccups - just take 3 deep breaths, and voila! Made my husband a believer! My new favorite combo to diffuse: lavendar, lemon, and thieves (or purification if you're out of thieves like I am right now). It's been great allergy relief for us.

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  15. Does the lemon really help with "going" issues?!? If so, I am IN!

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  16. I use these daily.. Lavender gets rubbed on my boys before bed. I use Theives and/or peppermint to help with my congestion. Thanks for sharing I like reading how others use them.

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  17. I've been thinking about buying these for ages but my husband isn't convinced... maybe this will help. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. ohhhh i know i need to jump on the bandwagon with this because even just reading something that could give me 'peace and calming' makes me feel slightly less anxious. how long or how many applications do you generally get out of a bottle?

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    1. It really depends on the bottle and how much I use it but typically they will last me between a few months to half a year! Again it just depends on which oil it is :)

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  19. I love essential oils! I use lavender oil on my face every evening as well... it's good for oil skin. I use Thieves for sore throats (not find of the "Christmas" taste though). Peppermint is my go-to for sinus issues and headaches. All around good stuff!

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  20. I love that you're into oils! I personally use doTERRA and love them for their quality & company! So many benefits to be had from natural healthcare!

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  21. If consuming the oil works as a laxative, that is probably a sign that it's making you sick.

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  22. These sound amazing, this might finally push me over the edge!

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  23. Thank you! I just asked my friend, who sells the young living brand to set me up with some to try! I like the hands on info and will reference this once I get my oils! Thanks!!

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  24. Essential oils have many uses. These oils are found in many aromatherapy products, perfumes, creams, lotions, and bath products. These oils promote mental health along with physical health. Along with these added benefits, the aroma is splendid. Usually only a few drops are needed. Flowers and plants contain essential oils. To create these oils, specialty equipment is used. There are numerous ways of extracting this oil. headache health

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  25. Essential oil has many benefits. people often use it to relax after a tiring day of work. one way is to use essential oils in the bath. it is good for health
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