Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My Oily Day

So if you follow me on Instagram or we are friends on Facebook, you may have seen lately that I've gotten into essential oils lately. :) It's been such a fun journey, my friends. Since lots of friends have asked me about how I use the oils and what I use them for, I decided it was time to share how I use them each day. Here's what a day in the oily life looks like for me:



Morning

In the morning, the first thing I do is have my quiet time. I like to do it first thing because otherwise life happens. I take my diffuser to my little "office space" and use a combination of oils to support a clear and focused mind. Some of my favorite combos are:

Stress Away + peppermint + lemon

frankincense + peppermint

lemon + lime + peppermint

After I get out of the shower and am "doing my face," I add a couple drops of tea tree, lavender, and frankincense to my moisturizer to fight yucky acne and take care of old blemish scars. Before I head to work, I put a couple drops of Progessence Plus on my abdomen, neck, or wrists for hormonal support. I'll also sometimes leave the diffuser going in our den so that the pups are calm and it doesn't stink when I get home. :)

At Work

If things get stressful or I'm overwhelmed, I roll some Stress Away on my wrists to help me chill the mess out. :) In that afternoon slump when I've got a full tummy and am feeling lethargic or sleepy, I roll on a blend called Uplift that has grapefruit and some other yummy scents that are super uplifting.



After Dinner

Real life y'all, sometimes I eat too much or I really want to eat things that I know don't agree with my tummy. In situations like this, it is DiGize and peppermint to the rescue. DiGize is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils and is a miracle worker for upset tummies. Peppermint is also a huge support for digestive issues and has such a clean and fresh taste. 

Chores

I don't know about y'all, but sometimes the laundry seems never ending and the bathrooms seem like they're never clean. Womp womp. I use oils on my wool dryer balls to make our clothes smell super lovely, and I clean pretty much the entire house with ONE PRODUCT. Y'all, one cleaner for everything is pretty wonderful. Love love love my Thieves household cleaner. 




Evenings

If we're at home for the night, we like to put on a movie or do our family worship after dinner in our little media room. I like to diffuse whatever I'm in the mood for, and these days it is usually something Christmasy, like:

Thieves + peppermint

Christmas Spirit + peppermint + lemon

frankincense + Christmas Spirit

I also tried lavender + lime the other day and LOVED it. :)

Bedtime

Y'all, I am just about the worst sleeper there is, but oils have helped me so much in this area. Every night before bed I diffuse lavender and cedarwood and also roll those two on my wrists. I also use a couple more drops of Progressence Plus for more hormonal support. I sometimes will roll some Thieves on my feet and chest for immunity support.

Well, my friends, that was a lot of oils. But it's a day in the life! If you've got questions, I'm here for you. I love these little bottles of plant juice! 

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