Essential Oils Series: Healthy Bodies & Healthy Homes

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.

Thanks for following along on our Essential Oils series. If you want to read the other posts in the series, here are the links:

What Oils Are & How to Use Them
Calming, Soothing Blends
Healthy Skin

Today, we're going to switch gears a bit and talk about some oils that John and I use to make our bodies and home healthier. Remember, I'm not a doctor - not a health professional of any kind. I am simply sharing the oils we use and the methods we've had success with. What works for us might not work for you, although we hope it does :)

First, if you do to our Healthy Skin post, you'll find several oils that we use ON our bodies. Here are some oils we use IN our bodies. That's right, some oils that we, as beginners, ingest.


Not only does one drop in a glass of cool water really perk up my mood, but lemon is said to boost the body's natural immune defense system. Really though, I just like the taste of lemon water.

Carrot Seed, Fennel, Ginger

Lets be real. We all get tummy troubles. For me, it's usually after eating greasy bar food (too often than I'd like to admit). These three oils are interchangeably awesome for easing my tummy troubles and supporting good digestion. I like carrot seed and fennel best.

Other Oils to Cook With: 

These are some oils you can cook with, just like the herb form. Remember, essential oils are the most concentrated form of the herb, so oftentimes one or two drops while cooking will be plenty.

Black Pepper

Oils to Make Cleaning Supplies

This might be the cardinal sin for Young Living, but my one of my favorite places to get recipes for cleaning supplies is Aura Cacia's Green Cleaning page. Here I find the recipes for my cleaning supplies, like window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, furniture polish, and more.

There are two blends from Young Living that I LOVE, and are an essential part of my cleaning routine to maintain a healthy home. I can only get these blends from Young Living, and they are invaluable.


A few drops in my homemade laundry soap, and I have a double-close of cleanliness as well as a fresh scent. I also diffuse this in my kitchen after cooking a strong-smelling meal. After our basement flooded, I put several drops of Purification and Thieves on our furnace filter. I also diffused Purification in the basement once a day for a week to cut the musty smell.


This is our power oil for healthy immune system support. A few drops on the bottom of my feet and diffusing it in our bedroom a night was just what I needed to protect and support my body. I also make a general cleaner out of Thieves for the bathroom and kitchen. And, like I said, Thieves helped us clean out our basement after it flooded. No moldy basement for this girl!

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

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