aromatherapy

How to add Essential Oils into Your Daily Routine

 

I just love using essential oils and have been using them since 2012! I’ve been using doTERRA’s Serenity Blend and Balance Blend to help me get a good night’s sleep.  And I love diffusing Breathe!  I also use Balance when I feel stressed at work. By the way, I work in residential property management.

Are you concerned that your household cleaners aren’t so clean? Do your children have allergies?  Do these chemicals make you sick?

Essential Oils are an awesome natural, non-toxic alternative!

The labels of many mainstream household products from skin care, toothpastes, hand soap to household cleaning products like spray disinfectants, dishwashing detergent, and laundry detergent contain toxic ingredients that research indicates may be harmful even in small amounts. Think your family deserves better? Note: check out my eBook.  Also, check out the Environmental Working Group, http://www.ewg.org/.

Remember your skin is the largest organ on your body.  What you put on it is quickly absorbed into your body!

Fill your home with body care, shampoo, dental care, and cleaning products you can feel good about using. And these essential oils are natural, healthy additions to your first aid kit, medicine cabinet, and spice cabinet.

Note: After years of research, my favorite essential oils are Taspen Organics, Living Libations, Young Living and Mountain Rose Herbs.  I was first introduced to essential oils, doTERRA in 2012 by a friend and colleague. Dr. Axe has a new line of essentials oils which I haven’t tried yet.

Natural Cleaning Products

Young Living has a line called Thieves, that offers safe, essential oil-infused alternatives for products you use every day. doTERRA has a line, OnGuard that is a safe alternative. There are other companies Mountain Rose Herbs, etc where you can purchase oils to create a cleaning blend.  Note:  Be sure to purchase high quality essential oils!

Forget conventional cleansers formulated with harsh chemicals; safe, effective alternatives are easy to make and use. Alongside the Thieves’ line, you may also want to try using essential oils in your laundry, for cleaning countertops, freshening stale linens, removing stubborn stains, and much more.

The most popular essential oils for cleaning include: Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Cinnamon, Melaleuca, Thieves essential oil blend, and Purification essential oil blend.  Diffuse these oils to keep your home smelling fresh and clear of stale air with healthful air purifying solutions.

Using a diffuser with essential oils makes it easy and convenient to purify the air in your home without using chemical-laden aerosol fresheners. Add 5 drops of Thieves, Peace & Calming, or Purification to your diffuser and allow these clean, refreshing scents to fill your home.

Dental Care

Young Living has a dental line which is formulated to help you keep your teeth healthy, and free from harmful chemicals.  Their line ranges from Thieves Dental Floss and Dentarome Toothpaste to Thieves mouthwash.  Nadine Artemis’ Living Libations Holistic Dental Care line is great too.

First Aid and Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Natural protection for your busy life has no room for sick days! Essential oils offer ideal natural support for a stressed immune system. Essential oils can help you maintain the cold season wellness you need to keep working, playing, and caring for your family. Support your body with these immune-supporting oils like Young Living’s R.C essential oil blend or doTERRA’s Breathe, Thieves essential oil blend, Thieves Hand Purifier, and Breathe Again essential oil blend. Keep Cedarwood on hand for sleep issues, skin problems, and focus issues.

Injuries/Pain Management

Be sure to keep on hand the essential oils that can help make all the difference if a family member is injured or not feeling well. Add these first aid favorites to your collection: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Young Living’s Thieves, R.C., and PanAway  or doTERRA’s OnGuard and Deep Blue essential oil blends.

Emotional Release/Stress/Yoga/Chakra Balancing

Use these oils for emotional imbalances: Peppermint, Lavender, Young Living’s Valor, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, Citrus Fresh,  Joy, and Feelings Kit, or doTERRA’s Aromatherapy System, Serenity, and Balance blends.

Digestive Issues

For digestive distress, use Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Young Living’s DiGize or doTERRA’s DigestZen .

Healthy Cooking

Are you looking to add variety and flavor to your cooking? Make room for essential oils in your spice cabinet! Their rich, bright aromas can add a delicious kick of flavor to your favorite recipes. Try adding a drop of lime to fresh salsa or to your favorite Mexican-inspired marinade, lemon to grilled fish, peppermint to hot cocoa, or basil and oregano to homemade pasta sauce.  Note: remember to dilute oil.

Get creative and enjoy all the culinary possibilities of essential oils. Popular essential oils for cooking include: Peppermint, Basil, Lemon, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Orange, Ginger, and Lemongrass. While certain essential oils can be harmful if taken in high dosages, moderate use as flavoring (1-2 drops) is not only safe but delicious!

Be sure to keep a carrier oil (organic sweet almond, organic jojoba, avocado, grapeseed, or olive oil) on hand to dilute your essential oils.

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One of my favorites: Orange vanilla sugar scrub. Use white sugar to make it look and smell like a dreamsicle dessert!  This reminds me of when I used to have Dreamsicle popsicles as a child!

orange sugar scrub ingredients

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of coconut oil

3/4 cup of organic brown sugar or white sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

5 to 10 drops of orange essential oil (I used Mountain Rose Herb’s Orange Sweet Essential Oil.)

 

orange vanilla sugar scrub

Directions:

Scoop coconut oil into container.  Microwave until liquified.

Add in brown sugar, vanilla, and essential oil.

Pour in 8 oz glass mason jar.

By the way, if you are wondering why I have parchment paper under the lid of my coconut jar, I put it there during the Summer when the coconut oil melted and made a mess on the jar.

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