Incorporating Essential Oils into Your Routine

I’ve been using essential oils since July. I absolutely love what they’ve done for my family, so I recently completed certifications for three different classes: Essential Aromatherapy, Stress Management Aromatherapy, and First Aid Aromatherapy. I did this through a third party, someone who is accredited by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and wasn’t affiliated with Young Living at all, and guess what I discovered? What YL teaches is spot-on! Anyway, without further ado, I thought I’d share a bit about what “A Day in the Life of an Oiler” looks like for me.

A Day in the Life of an Oiler

I’m part of a group online, and we thought this would be something fun to share. Each of us leads separate lives, and we go about our days differently, but the common thread that runs through all of them is our love of essential oils. I started out small and simple with the oils, and it didn’t take long before I was using them throughout the day in various ways.

Here is what a typical day looks like for me. It’s a snapshot, if you will, of my typical day during the school week.

My alarm goes off at 6:15am. I jump in the shower and start my morning routine.

I added 1 drop of Rosemary and 1 drop of Tea Tree per ounce of shampoo. This helps deter creepy crawlies.

Shampoo: I added 1 drop of Rosemary and 1 drop of Tea Tree per ounce of shampoo. This helps deter creepy crawlies.

Hair Tonic: I roll a drop on my fingers and run this through my damp hair. This helps keep my hair healthy & shiny. It promotes hair growth.

Hair Tonic: I roll a drop on my fingers and run this through my damp hair. This helps keep my hair healthy & shiny. It promotes hair growth.

I added Geranium and Carrot Seed to my face cream. These help my skin. Carrot Seed is known to be a natural SPF.

I added Geranium and Carrot Seed to my face cream. These help my skin. Carrot Seed is known to be a natural SPF.

I always put a drop of Lavender in my mascara now! It helps grow long lashes!

I always put a drop of Lavender in my mascara now! (Just one drop in the whole tube, and you’re set!) It helps grow long lashes!

Once a week or so, I put on a Nail Potion to help strengthen my nails.

Once a week or so, I put on a Nail Potion to help strengthen my nails.

I follow that with my homemade hand cream, and you can click here for the recipe!

I make sure Claire and I use Stress Away on our wrists, if the morning has started out with a rocky tone. 😉

While she's getting ready for school, she uses a hair spritz I made to keep certain creepy crawlies away.

While she’s getting ready for school, she uses a hair spritz I made to keep certain creepy crawlies away.

I gave up Diet Coke (and caffeine) in July, so if I’m feeling like I need a jump start, I put a drop of peppermint in my water.

After I do drop-off (or see that she makes it to carpool), I eat breakfast. Since the weather has turned cooler, I love my Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal!

I put one drop of an extra kick in mine. Thieves. It's a great way to maintain an healthy immune system.

I put one drop of an extra kick in mine. Thieves. It’s a great way to maintain an healthy immune system.

*Please note: As I mentioned above, I recently completed certifications in Essential Aromatherapy, Stress Management Aromatherapy, and First Aid Aromatherapy through a third party academy which is accredited by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). “Aromatherapy” is sometimes misleading, because most people think of scented candles, incense, etc, but it’s a LOT more than that. It’s about how the essential oils, which are natural chemicals, work on your body, mood, overall well-being, etc. Some schools of thought do not allow for the ingestion of essential oils. Some do. The only oils I ingest are those from Young Living and are rated as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe). You don’t have to ingest essential oils for them to be effective, but if you decide to, they sure are tasty. 😉

Throughout the day, I use homemade hand soap, and you can see my recipe here.

Throughout the week, I do various chores on certain days, so they don’t build up. I’ve found that spreading them out over the course of the week makes them less daunting. Here are two of my favorite oil-based agents:
Glass Cleaner
Fresh Spray

By the time Pick-Up rolls around, I’m ready to get outside. Claire and I spend a while at the park after school every day. I am sure to have my bag o’ tricks packed with all kinds of EO must-haves:

My Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer is a MUST for the park, as is my Thieves spray, Deep Relief, Stress Away, Peppermint, Lavender, DiGize, PanAway, and Purification. Tucked above the oil bottles you can see my tub of handmade hand cream.

My Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer is a MUST for the park, as is my Thieves spray, Deep Relief, Stress Away, Peppermint, Lavender, DiGize, PanAway, and Purification. Tucked above the oil bottles you can see my tub of handmade hand cream.

After we get home and before we start on homework, I let Claire choose between Stress Away or GeneYus. (I rub them on her wrists and the side of her neck. Both are fantastic ways to help her focus on homework.)

After dinner and a shower, we start the Nighttime Routine with Claire. She chooses her oils for the night (if any), and here is a typical request:

Lavender & Thieves on her feet (to help her sleep and keep up her immunity)
Dream Catcher on her forehead (to deter scary dreams and promote deep sleep)
RC on her chest (I think the RC should stand for Respiratory Care, and it can be used as a preventative measure since school has started.)

And THAT is a Day in the Life of an Oiler. 🙂

If you have a question about any of these oils or how they may work in your life, let me know! Send me an email or check out the tab above on Essential Oils.

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