I recently taught an online class called 30 Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Day and it was such a hit, I decided I would make the information easily accessible and share it here!
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Here are 30 Super easy + simple ways that you can use oils in your day!
1. Rise and Shine
Your bed is a warm oasis, but when you peak open your eyes you can see the sun streaming through your windows. Push back your sheets’ cozy embrace and get your day started on an energizing foot by diffusing a blend from our list of the Best Morning Diffuser Blends to Start the Day!
My personal favourite blend to wake up to is the Happy Essential Oil Blend of Bergamot, Spearmint + Tangerine. A bonus tip: fill your Desert Mist diffuser the night before so you can get your oils pumping first thing in the AM!
2. Get Hydrated
Beginning your day with a glass of lemon water on an empty stomach not only helps balance your pH level, but provides a wide array of health benefits such as boosting your immune system, helping decrease inflammation, supporting your respiratory function, and invigorates the body + mind so you are ready to great your day with optimal zest and energy! Just remember, since essential oils are so powerful, if you are using a plastic container they can leach harmful toxins from the plastic – it is important to use only glass or copper when you are adding oils to your water!
3. Gratitude is the Attitude
One of my most favourite morning routines is to get into the right mindset and be intentional about the direction I want my day to take. I begin by writing in my journal – I have the 5 Minute Journal which is a daily practice in gratitude. I begin and end my day writing in it, and I choose to apply a few drops of Magnify Your Purpose essential oil topically before I sit down to write.
Even a few moments of gratitude in your morning, can result in miraculous changes in your life and over time, small changes add up and miracles start appearing daily. Being intentional, showing up as your best self, and living up to your potential is how you truly do Magnify YOUR Purpose.
4. Sweat it Out
Now that we are hydrated, mindful and awake, it is time to get a sweat on. Whether you are a daily jogger, hit up the gym, or stretch it out on your yoga mat at home – the morning is the perfect time to get sweaty and ready to greet your day! I personally choose a yoga session in the mornings – not ever day, of course – I am human after all. But I DO notice a significant difference in my mood on the days I begin on my mat. I love to diffuse Frankincense + Lavender + Peppermint to get the most out of my mind/body exercise in the morning time
5. NingXia Boost
Once I have energized my body with exercise, it is time to nourish it from the inside out. I love my morning shot of NingXia red. Not only is it delicious, but this energizing drink exclusive to Young Living is a power packed beverage full of antioxidants.
It is great for the entire family, my kids especially love it when I freeze the pouches for a slushy treat! I love it as a spritzer – I use my soda stream or grab a can of bubbly water to make my NingXia an extra special treat!
6. Shower + Pamper Yourself
After my NingXia, it is time to hop into the shower to cleanse and refresh our bodies. I love using Shower Steamers or adding a few drops of peppermint + eucalyptus oils in the shower to invigorate my senses. I also love making my own soaps with YL oils – it is SO easy! Using a foaming soap dispenser, I simply use 1/4C castile soap, 10 drops each of my favourite oils, top with water and I’m set! I use this as a body wash, and then use my favourite face wash – Orange Blossom Face Wash.
A great way to take your favourite shampoo + conditioner to the next level too, is to drop 5-10 each of Lavender + Cedarwood to promote healthy looking hair.
Once I step out of the shower, there are three oils I apply religiously. The first one, EndoFlex, deserves its own post here because IT IS THAT IMPORTANT. This oil so often gets overlooked and it should not. This blend offers serious endocrine support – the system of glands that regulalte metabolism, growth and development, tissue function sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood!
I am not kidding when I say it offers serious thyroid support! I love it and both my husband and I apply it daily. This blend helps balance important hormones and strengthens vital organs, too.
8. Progessence Plus + JOY
These two are beautiful supports for women, especially our unique makeup of hormones. It helps create a beautiful balance for women of all ages and helps both menstrual issues AND menopause issues, too! Progessence Plus helps regulate the progesterone levels in women’s bodies, containing a wild yam extract and developed by industry leading doctors to fully support women’s health, Progessence Plus is a staple in my wellness routine.
Along with JOY, I roll PP on daily. Joy is applied over my heart to help create feelings of lightness and happiness – literally, JOY. It helps amplify the magnetic energy field around our heart chakras, aligning us with happiness and love.
ImmeBombs are amazing. I love making these little capsules up for my husband and I to have readily on hand. This recipe comes from a seriously GOOD essential oil book called Oil + Glass. This is an excellent reference guide for using your oils to make DIY’s that are amazing, beautiful and help the overall health of your family. The book is available for purchase here.
To make the Immu-Bomb yourself, take the clear vegetable capsules YL makes and fill with the following: 4 drops Thieves, 3 drops Oregano, 2 Drops Frankincesne and 2 drops Lemon. You can take two capsules per day and this combo helps boost your immune function, keeps you well and protects you from all sorts of yucky germs + illnesses – which is SERIOUSLY good news right now.
10. Head Out the Door
You’ve already hit an amazing stride by being mindful, working out and getting ready! Keep your momentum going with essential oil infused feul that will help you crush your to-do list. I love adding either Thieves or Cinnamon Bark to my coffee as a way to get all my oils in, and if you’re a tea drinker I suggest adding lemon or peppermint. When you’ve got your caffeine in you, it’s time to send the kids to school and carry on with the amazing, oil infused day you have started!
11. Thieves Hand Sanitizer
On my way to dropping my toddler at day care, getting my son off to school and walking into the classroom myself to teach grade two, I make sure I have my Thieves waterless hand purifier with me at all times. I apply this several times throughout the day because, let’s face it, second graders are GERMY! Whether you are a teacher or a mom like I am, or you work in a different industry, we are all faced with germy surfaces carrying things we would rather not bring home to our families.
Thieves Sanitizer is seriously the way to go. With the way thing are currently, this product is selling out FAST. As in, it is out of stock and is gone within MINUTES when it comes back. (Right now, it comes with the Premium Starter Kit, which is just another reason why the kit is amazing.) Either way, this is something you want in your purse, on your desk, in your car, and on your hands at all times!
12. Vitality Waters
When I have had my coffee fix for the day, I know it is time to switch back to water and make sure I keep my hydration levels up. I choose to infuse my waters with citrus oils all day long, my favourites being grapefruit and citrus fresh. I use a copper water bottle, which is not only beautiful but is safe for me to use my oils in.
Again, because citrus oils are so powerful, they can break down plastics and then leach toxins into your waters when you use them. Yuck. Stick to glass, stainless or go with copper for the additional health benefits lie I do! (local friends, Tea Spa Wellness has the most gorgeous ones!)
13. Being Brave
As we navigate through our mornings, whether we are at work or at home, dealing with the public, in meetings or working independently, we are often faced with decisions and choices and stress and pressure. This is where one of my favourite oils, Valor, comes into play. This blend has been specifically made by Young Living to promote feelings of empowerment. It is designed to help us overcome fear and opposition so that we can stand tall – building our courage and self-esteem. It brings a feeling of calmness, peace and relaxation – all great emotions to build upon as we deal with negotiations, conferences and pressures in our days.
14. Relaxing at Lunch
Wow, what a day already! Take a breather during your lunch break to help you unwind. Try to take a few minutes each day to relax at lunch and be mindful with yourself. This is when I love to apply a few swipes of my Stress Away oil. I keep a roller top on this beautiful blend and apply it at lunch and during breaks during my busy day. It helps remind me to close my eyes, center myself and takes the edge of stress off of my day so that I am ready to be present and positive with my afternoon.
15. Diffusing Wherever you Are
Whether we are at our desks, on the go, in the office or a busy workspace, I suggest having oils go at all times! The ORB diffuser by Young Living is perfect for bringing with you, it plugs into a USB socket and is waterless so you don’t need to worry about spills or messes. I love mixing up what I diffuse each day and with the wicks that come with this diffuser, I can simply add a few drops of whatever it is I feel I need each day and get my air infused with oily goodness.
16. Beating the Afternoon Slump
It’s 3 pm, the afternoon slump has officially arrived and your craving for chocolate is at an alltime high. This is when I add a few drops of Slique essence to my water to help curb cravings and stay focused on the task at hand – which is getting my class ready for hometime. This invigorating oil infused supplement has such an energizing and minty flavour that it serves as the perfect pick me up, in replacement of a coffee I used to crave at this time of day. Not only do I sleep better without the added caffeine, I seriously do not feel the need to snack, which I used to before!
17. Running Errands
Whether you run errands physically or shop online, this can be a tedious task. As moms, we are typically the ones to do this and we are thus the gatekeepers of our homes. We decide what products make their way across our doorsteps and onto our bodies. So, I encourage you to be mindful when you need to restock……when you are running on your Seedlings shampoo + body wash, if you need more Purification to prep your house for weekend guests or need to grab a few diffusers to combat your kids’ sports bags….or need to order more plant-based laundry soap and cleaning products from the Thieves line….you can make errands simply by adding your most important products to your Essential Rewards order and get the safest products available right on your doorstep.
18. Keep it Rollin’
Rollers are seriously my favourite way to use my oils. I love the idea of making them myself, cusomizing them for the needs of my family and then having them handy when I need to apply. Whether I use my immune boost, my RELAX blend, my HAPPY blend or my ENERGIZE blend during the day…my DREAM at night or anything and everything in between, I can always be found with a roller within reach. As a bonus: they make beautiful gifts to share with others! Even my children use rollers, and it is so beautiful and empowering to see them taking their health in their own hands, knowing they can support their own bodies + emotions with oils.
19. School Pick Up
My son started kindergarten this school year & my daughter is in Day Care. Needless to say, they are germ filled and grimy by the time I pick them up – messy in a good way because I know they spent their day learning and having fun – but I don’t want that in my home! We use Thieves Spray at this time of day, Thieves Hand purifier and usually the Owie roll-on from the KidScents line because chances are – one of them has a scrape or cut that needs some loving. Young Living has an entire line of Kid Scents products, which are oil blends that come prediulted, ready to pop a roll-top on and apply topically on even small children safely!
20. Home Diffusers
Once we are home and enjoying the late afternoon together, I love to refill our diffusers and get some oily goodness pumping into our air. Depending on the day, the season or my mood, I mix and match different oils to suit our needs. I keep diffusers going pretty constantly when we are at home, it just doesn’t feel right to me to NOT have them going. We don’t use scented candles or plug-ins anymore, I would much rather infuse our air with oils that promote and support our health and do not contain any harmful additives or chemicals. Here are some really beautiful blends for you to try.
21. Thieves Clean
Before I start supper is usually the time I do a quick tidy of our home. In terms of keeping things simple – there is only one product I use :
I love this plant based + essential oil product SO much! Which is saying something, because cleaning is certainly not something I am passionate about – but I want to make sure that whatever it is I am using in my home + around my family is not going to be harmful.
Especially with us having little babies, I wanted to confidently choose something super gentle, effective and safe – thank god for Thieves!
When you start with Young Living, you have the option of choosing the Thieves Starter Kit instead of the oil collection (or you can purchase it at anytime on your Essential Rewards Order!) to get your home all set up with the amazing line of Thieves products.
22. Get Cooking
Whether you are a stay at home parent, CEO or student making your way through college, you have MADE IT! IT’s 5 O’Clock and the best part of the day has arrived – dinner! Make a bountiful pasta dish with Oregano, Basil and the barest hint of Black Pepper essential oils. Trust me, your family or guests will thank you and think you went to cooking school! Bon appetit!
23. Laundry Time
When we first became pregnant was when I really started to pay attention to the household products we were using and notice what chemicals they contained. There is an app I love to use called the Think Dirty app and you scan the barcode of your home products to get a rating. It is super informative in helping you make good decisions for what products you allow in your home.
Since our skin is our largest organ, and everything we put on it is absorbed in 26 seconds, laundry detergent can cause a lot of havoc on our systems if we aren’t careful about what we choose. I often will throw my laundry in while I am cooking dinner and fold it after the kids are asleep. I love choosing Thieves products because I know they are plant-based, safe, do a good job of keeping our clothing clean and help support our health at the same time!
24. Bath Time
I love this time of day with my little ones! Using our Seedlings body + hair wash and soaping them up, breathing them in is seriously magical. They love the Lavender Calming Bath Bombs that are available from Young Living, and I love using plant based products that contain no harmful chemicals or dyes unlike so many other products out there.
Depending on if they are coming down with something, cranky, fevered, etc. I will also add oils directly into their bath water, too!
This is one of my favourite parts of the day and I love knowing that I am using safe, oil based products on my babies!
25. Wind Down
Once you’ve dried your kiddos off with the fluffliest towels and rubbed them down with the Seedlings baby oil, it’s time to relax as a family. This is when I love to diffuse Peace & Calming as our family kicks up our feet and gets cozy on the couch.
Whether or not you have children, fur-babies, are relaxing solo or are enjoying the company of someone you love, diffusing Peace & Calming after dinner is a wonderful way to set the tone for a relaxing evening!
26. Say NightNight – Babies + Kids
Every evening, I fill the diffusers in my children’s rooms with either Gentle Baby or Seedlings Calm. This helps enforce the nighttime routine we have crated and signals their bodies and minds that it is almost sleeptime. We give lavender foot massages and apply our Sweet Dreams rollers that I made on them. Then we read books, give a snuggle and it’s lights out. Whew!
Once the kids are asleep, it is a perfect time to reflect upon the day before I begin my own nighttime routine. Whether or not you are a parent, this is a great practice. I apply Gratitude oil over my heart and pull out my journal to reflect on the highs and lows of the day. This blend smells SO good and it actually serves now in helping me change my mood + mindset, if I have had a rough day and need to let some stress go.
This quiet moment at the end of the day has become something I really value and look forward to as the evening winds down.
28. Bedtime Routine
Just as we like to create routines for our children to prepare them for bedtime, it is helpful for us to do the same as adults.
Even going through the motions of a bedtime routine helps signal our bodies that it is going to be time to rest. When you incorporate essential oils into this routine, it triggers different parts of your brain to help get your mind wired for sleep too – which results in a more restful night for you!
Part of my routine, when I find the time for it, is an oil-infused bath to help me relax before bedtime. I love this ritual so much, using epsom salts + essential oils to help me unwind.
As I am preparing for bed, I love to douse our sheets with a linen spray + get our nighttime oils in the diffuser. I actually keep two diffusers in our room…. have the AromaLux one for nighttime oils and keep the Desert Mist for my morning blends.
The blend I have been reaching for lately as I prepare for bed is Envision!
29. Nighttime Skin Care
I used to think that skin care was primarily for the morning and what we did at night wasn’t important….was I ever wrong! As we sleep, our body repairs itself and so skin care is SO especially important to practice before bed, in order to give ourselves the best shot at the dewy, glowy and clear skin we all want!
That being said, I don’t like to complicate things when I don’t have to!
I like to remove my makeup with coconut oil and then roll frankincense directly onto my skin. Then, I apply either the ART moisturizer or my night repair serum and spray the Royal Hawaiian Hydrosol over my face.
I spritz my hair with the mermaid spray, and I am done! I like to keep things simple and minimal, and by the time I do these simple + effective things, I know I have taken great care of my skin and I smell SO good!
30. Sleep Support
Before we get tucked into our cozy sheets, I always have the nighttime diffuser going, and I pull out our topical oils.
We apply Valor on the bottoms of our feet and our DREAM roller on wrists, behind ears and under our noses.
There are so many essential oils that help support sleep, the trick is finding the one that works best for you. This is done by trial and erroer and being consistent with using your oils.
When you find what works for you, it truly is incredible how much better you sleep, how the quality of your sleep improves and how your overall mind + body wellness is reflected in that!
And there you have it! 30 Super Simple Ways to infuse your day with YL Essential oils.
My biggest tip and takeaway for infusing your day with essential oils is to have your oils handy. Keep them out. Place little oily stations around your home. Keep your diffusers topped up, make rollers or pop roll tops on your oils to make it easy! If you aren’t using your oils, you aren’t getting the health benefits they offer AND you aren’t getting the most out of the investment you made when you purchased them.
There seriously is nothing worse than buying a whole bunch of oils and then having them sit there because you aren’t using them or aren’t sure how to. This is where I come in….
The best way for ANYONE to start oiling, is to grab a kit. It is very important when becoming a member that you join the right community – I would love to have you in yours. We have amazing resources, support and personal guides to make sure that you are using your oils and loving them just as much as we are.
When you are ready, I am more than happy to link arms with you and help you along in this oily journey.
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