“And how exactly do you use this stuff EVERYDAY?” you might ask?
It has taken me a few years, but I’ve become a firm believer in essential oils and their benefits.
From aromatherapy to utilizing combinations of oils and natural ingredients to clean my home, Young Living has some pretty incredible options! I’ve grown to love so many products offered from this company and love sharing them because of it! Here’s a list and some highlights of the products that I use on an everyday basis!
This is one of my very favorite things that Young Living offers. I bought my first bottle over a year ago, and I still have plenty left! This household cleaning concentrate is able to be diluted with water so it truly goes a long way! It is amazing to me that we don’t have to use harsh chemicals and bleach on our counters, tables and highchair, but still get these surfaces truly clean! I pour 1-2 capfuls of the Household cleaner into a glass spray bottle and fill the rest with water. I will occasionally add a few drops of lemon to the mixture as well!
I absolutely love this foaming hand soap! I used to be a Bath & Body Works soap addict (and I will admit, there is one fall scent that I will still buy when it comes out during that season) but I’ve found that the Thieves hand soap has a wonderful, spicy scent and I know it’s safe for even my littlest boy to use! Like the other Thieves products, this can also be diluted and so the bottles go further than you might think! I now just purchase the large refill to fill my pumps at each sink instead of wasting and throwing away so many containers!
Other Thieves products that I use on a daily basis are the Thieves Dish Soap and the Thieves Hand SANITIZER (used to be called a hand purifier, but has now been relabeled due to updated and expanded benefits and features!)
I started using the Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste a few months ago and have been loving it! This version has a minty flavor (unlike the Aromabright version) so I definitely prefer it! This formula is fluoride, dye and preservative-free and helps with removing stains on teeth! At my last dental exam, I had less of the 3’s & 4’s and more of the 1’s & 2’s during the periodontal exam (checking for gum disease). The only thing that I can admit to changing in my dental care is switching toothpastes! (I’m terrible at flossing). So if you are in the market for a new toothpaste, I’d definitely check this one out.
Charcoal Bar Soap
Using my Essential Rewards points, I decided to try out the Charcoal Bar Soap a few months ago. I am not usually a bar soap type of person, but I was interested to see if it would make a difference in my skin. Well, inadvertently, it made a huge difference! I had been suffering from a breakout from a natural deodorant switch that I had made, and charcoal bar soap cleared it up within a few days! Now if it can do that in such a short time, I’m excited to see what it can do for my skin with continued use!
I think Lavender might be my ultimate essential oil. The king. The fixer of all. I’ve used it since I first was introduced to essential oils for many different purposes. In my house, lavender is basically being diffused at all times, usually in combination with another oil.
I will combine it with lemon and peppermint during allergy seasons, with Joy when we need a little mood-lifter, and definitely every night in Leo’s & Xander’s rooms before bed combined with Cedarwood or Peace & Calming.
I also use Lavender on my skin for cleansing and soothing minor irritations, as well as part of my anti-aging skin serum! Basically, Lavender is perfection in a bottle.
This oil might not be one of the most commonly talked about oils, but I fell in love with this while pregnant, so it is a very sentimental oil for me.
It has a calming, gentle, fresh scent (including oils like Coriander, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile and more) and I used it to help me sleep while pregnant and also to help with the appearance of my skin.
I diffuse Gentle Baby every night in Taso’s room before bedtime and it transforms into just the perfect, relaxing atmosphere! I think I will use this oil well past the boys being babies for its calming effect and also because it holds such a scent-memory for me personally!