The essential oils I am speaking about in this post are Young Living Essential Oils.
If you’re like me, taking care of yourself can be so easily put on the back burner. I have children to take care of, a husband I’m always thinking of, and a house that seems to always be a war zone lol. I am constantly going going going. The stress of not taking care of myself catches up to me after a while. I start getting irritated more easily, my anxiety becomes more frequent, I start to isolate myself. I really have to slow down and look at what MY needs are. Like the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. I found that the easiest way for me to “self care” is through using essential oils. I figured out how to implement essential oils throughout my day. Essential oils have been a tremendous benefit to me and I thought it was time to share how I use them for self care.
Topical Application First Thing in the Morning
I have anxiety and discovered that a blend of Lavender and Frankincense diluted in carrier oil quickly relieves the symptoms of anxiety for me. I made the blend (Lavender, Frankincense, and Avocado oil) as a belly oil at first for my growing pregnant belly, and realized after rubbing it into my skin that my anxiety was easing. So now every morning as I’m starting my day I rub the oil on my chest to get ahead of the anxiety.
Applying To Diffuser Jewelry
Applying essential oils to diffuser jewelry is literally having your own little personal diffuser. I made myself a diffuser bracelet with crystals beads and three Lava beads to apply the oil and just sniff my wrist throughout the day. Sometimes I’ll just put one scent and other times I’ll add two or three scents. One drop per bead. Just remember, do not apply any citrus oils if you plan to go out in the sun or in the tanning bed for the next 12 hours. Citrus essential oils can cause burns when exposed to UV light.
Diffusing With An Ultrasonic Diffuser
Diffusing essential oils is the perfect aromatherapy experience. In my opinion, the best type of diffuser to use is an ultrasonic diffuser. Young Living’s Dewdrop ultrasonic diffuser has a small plate at the bottom that generates waves at 1.7 million times per second, allowing the essential oil and water molecules to be released into the air. Young Living’s diffusers are made with medical grade plastic, making it more difficult for the essential oils to break down the plastic, unlike other diffusers made with cheap plastics.
Boosting Your Skin & Hair Care Routine
Adding essential oils to your face lotion, making a facial serum, or making hair masks for hair growth, strengthening, and dandruff is an awesome and quick way to add essential oils to your daily routine.
- To brighten skin, mix citrus oil in with your lotion. -Make sure to apply citrus oils at night. Citrus oils can burn the skin when exposed to UV light. Its best to wait at least 12 hours before going in the sun or tanning bed, after applying citrus essential oils.
- To reduce skin redness add a few drops of lavender essential oil to jojoba oil. Lavender and jojoba oil are both anti-inflammatory.
- Use hair masks to improve your hair and scalp health with 1 drop of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil-
- For hair growth:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- For hair strength:
- Clary Sage Essential Oil
- For Dandruff:
- Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- For hair growth:
Enhancing Your Shower Or Bath
- Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a wash cloth and lay the wash cloth on the floor of the shower.
- For your bath, put a drop of essential oil to half a cup of Epsom salt and allow it to absorb before adding to the water.
Taking care of ourselves is so important for our mental and physical health. When we care for and love on ourselves, we can better care for and love on those around us. Don’t let mom-guilt stop you from taking time for you! YOU DESERVE IT!
If you are in need of essential oils and an ultrasonic diffuser, a Premium Starter Kit would be perfect for you! The 2 main Premium Starter Kits come with an ultrasonic diffuser, 12 essential oils, and lots of other samples! If you already have a diffuser and oils, but are curious about Young Living essential oils and not wanting to buy the main kit, you can start off with the Basic Starter Kit to become a member and take advantage of the 24% off discount. If you’re curious as to why our family chooses Young Living, click here. Contact me if you need help or have any other questions!