I wanted to chat a little bit about some changes our family has been making lately. A little over two years ago I had several friends reach out to me about using essential oils. Cue "huh?" and "that's super hippy dippy" and "I don't get it." I said all those things. Sure did. Then I started having some health issues and Phoebe was sick all summer and Matilda went to Kindergarten (I seriously get daily barf stories - hold me). I thought, "I might as well look into them." I decided after a week of thinking about it to sign up for my own starter kit. I knew that having a diffuser would be cool and I could use thieves on the girls. Little did I know that I would end up obsessed and using all sorts of different oils for all different things from cleaning to laundry. I wanted to share sort of my daily "oil" routine.
For my skin care routine I am now using my every day cleanser and then using coconut oil with lavender and geranium or lavender and frankincense at night. All of these oils have incredible properties that are great for your skin and the lavender is a natural relaxant which is perfect at the end of a long day.
A little peek at my collection. My friend Ashley called it my "apothecary." ;)
I am currently diffusing thieves with orange which is the most amazing fall smell. It reminds me of Russian Tea or Wassail. Heaven. Thieves is also amazing for boosting your immune system and eliminating airborne germs. I also use this on our feet at night. The name comes from a recipe given up by 15th century criminals who were caught during the plague. They weren't getting sick and this was the recipe that they were using to protect themselves. Orange is also great for insomnia, relaxing, wrinkles... :)
This quad is my daily "let's do this" combo. I love the stress away roll-on which has lime and vanilla and smells like a tropical drink. It's the best! I roll it on the back of my neck and wrists. I love Valor for confidence. I put it on my chest and layer it with Joy. Lavender I use constantly for cuts, blemishes, ear aches.
These are my fall oils. Lemon I use in my morning tea, Purification is amazing for sanitizing lovies and for diffusing with lemon to break up congestion. The Breathe Again Roll-on is one of my favorites. It helps open your airways. I like to rub it on my chest and throat if I feel something coming on. Raven is another great oil for mucus. I add lemon, peppermint, thieves and make a killer vapor rub.
I shared my sleepy combo here today if you're interested!
So, just some real life ways to incorporate essential oils. Nothin' crazy or complicated just my daily routine and it feels so good.
If you are interested in joining me on this journey I'd love to help you! We have built quite the community and it's so awesome. I love getting daily recipes or ideas on how to use them from other mamas and friends. Click here if you want to get your own or email me with any questions.
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