Essential Oils for a Healthier Home

It took me a little over 2 years to really try Essential oils for the first time.

You may call me stubborn, and you would be right. I honestly thought people were overselling their benefits and that it was just another fad that would be gone in the next year.

I was wrong. (And I don’t admit that often.) Here’s what changed my mind: a simple body scrub.

Yup. You heard that right.

I have always loved beauty products, so when my stepmom gifted be a sugar scrub for Christmas I was pumped. After I used it, I texted her, “OMG That scrub was amazing. My skin has never felt so soft! Did you sneak your hippy dippy oils into it?” And of course she had.

After testing out some more DIY recipes, asking a million questions, and doing some research, I made a commitment to improving the overall wellness in my home and life.

There are 3 ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally.

Aromatically

When inhaling, it takes 22 seconds for an oil to reach the brain. The only way to reach limbic area of the brain is through smell, making them helpful for people wanting emotional support.

Diffusing purifies the air and makes your home smell good without chemicals. Of course, my favorite oil to diffuse is Purification, but I also love diffusing Oola Grow and Balance, Envision, and a combo of Lavendar and Cedarwood at night.

There are many different types of diffusers! There are ultrasonic/atomizing diffusers, bracelets, and necklaces.

Topically

Essential oil molecules are tiny and are rapidly absorbed by the skin. When you apply an oil to the skin, it almost seems to disappear into the body.

When applied topically, it takes 2-3 minutes for an oil to reach the bloodstream and 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body. Oils are metabolized within 2½ hours.

Some favorite places to apply oils are wrists, behind the ears, neck, temples, stomach, or the bottoms of the feet. You can dilute the oils with a carrier oil, such as almond or coconut oil, or apply them neat (straight to the skin). 

Internally

Did you know Young Living has a line of Vitality oils that you can add to your drinks, your food, or taken in capsules?

These are the same oils that Young Living has been producing for over 20 years! The difference is that the Vitality line of oils is labeled for internal use, both dietary and culinary.

I absolutely love adding a few drops of Lemon Vitality into my water throughout the day.  Just make sure to use glass or stainless steel when drinking essential oils in water. Oils can break down plastic.

My Why

I chose to bring essential oils into my home to reduce the toxins and to promote and support overall wellness for myself and my family. I love that I am replacing every day essentials with quick DIY recipes that are all natural.

I selected Young Living essential oils because of their seed-to-seal purity guarantee and their commitment to bringing greater wellness and abundance to people all over the world. 

This Friday, September 22nd I am holding an online Essential Oils 101 class on Facebook. If you’re interested in learning more, I would love for you to join us! RSVP “Yes” here and be entered to win a Sleepy Time Rollerball!

Join us and let’s DIY a healthy, happy, and beautiful home together!

 

 

 

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