3 Easy Ways I Started Using Essential Oils

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor. In fact, I have no medical experience whatsoever. That's why you shouldn't take any of my words on essential oils as medical advice. I'm simply sharing my experiences with essential oils and how we use them for our own health and in our home. Please use good judgement and seek medical advice from a professional for any ailment.

This happened two Saturday's ago: 


My homestud screwed this wooden "crate" to our newly renovated bathroom wall. For what would he do such a thing, you ask?

Well, because I told him to.

And because I needed a convenient place to store (and display!) my growing essential oil collection. I wanted a place that was within reach in our home; a place that I can see and access on a regular basis.


We began our journey into using essential oils to for physical and emotional health support this summer. Allow me to explain:

1. I use Peppermint to support wellness and gently sooth away tension in my head and neck. 
When I've had a long day at work, or am under particular mental strain, I get very strong tension headaches that run up my neck and into the base of my skull. A few drops of peppermint on my fingertips, then rubbed onto the scalp of the area where I feel pain is all I need to feel minor pain relief.

2. I use Valor, Believe, Orange, Cedarwood, and Vetiver to balance my emotions, particularly when I am feeling uneasy.
Some mornings, getting out the door was a challenge. I would work myself into an anxious fit and need to be 'talked down' by John. I knew when and why I would feel stress and nervous tension, which made it easy to find a few oil blends and 'singles' that brought me relief in this area. A few drops of any of the above oils, coupled with positive self-talk was enough to bring my emotions back to center. I keep some oils in my car (Tranquil) and work bag (Stress Away) for reapplication throughout the day as needed.

3. I use a mixture of Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Peppermint as an energy boost mid-day.
That mid-day slump we all get around 3 or 4pm is easy to combat when I diffuse a citrus-y blend of oils in our dining/living room area. I add a few drops of each of my favorite oils (listed above) in any combination to my diffuser and let 'er rip for a few hours. The diffuser stops automatically when the chamber is empty.

There are many more ways I've used my oils on a daily basis since purchasing them this summer. These were simply the easiest and most effective uses I've found.



Ready to get oily? 
Well, first I'd recommend learning more about the Young Living Wholesale Membership. If you're going to invest in some oils, you might as well get them at the wholesale price (24% off retail!). To set up your wholesale account, all you need to do is:

1. Go here to enter in your informationEnter this Sponsor/Enroller ID number1880846
2. Choose a starter kit. (When I started, I bought the Premium Starter Kit and am SO happy I did!)
3. Optional: Sign up for Essential Rewards, which is a monthly auto-ship program. This is totally optional, and you can choose to sign up for the monthly auto-ship later, if you want.
4. Once you enter your payment for your starter kit, you're set! Just sit back and relax until your kit is delivered.

If a wholesale account isn't for you, and you just want to order a few oils to get started, just go here to set up your retail account, then feel free to browse the products. Just be sure to enter in this ID number when you set up your retail account: 1880846

Do you use essential oils? What do you use them for? 


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