I’ve never considered myself a very conscious person about the products I use for home, healthcare, etc. Around November of 2017, I began thinking about our new home and how I wanted it to be a place of refuge and health. For sometime I considered getting a diffuser and oils but I was so unsure of how to use them. I didn’t want to waste my money and find no benefit or not know which oils to use. I did a little research and found that the Young Living brand has some of the best oils and diffusers so I took the plunge.
In our old home, I used so many candles to create a certain smell. When we moved out, I had like 20 half-burned candles. I started to get concerned about what they were made of and what we were breathing in. I did a little google research and it blew my mind. I also used to be a big user of the glade plug-ins and other products. After reading posts about the endless chemicals in those products, I said no more. My health, my family’s health, and our dogs health are worth way more than that!
I ordered a Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop which included a diffuser, 11 essential oils, Essential Oils magazine, samples, and so many other goodies. I also ordered an extra diffuser for my office since I spend most of my day there. I started off using a simple oil like Lavender or Peppermint. I put 8-10 drops in my diffuser (with water) and started diffusing. My home immediately smelled wonderful (even Evan commented on how great it was). I love trying out the different oils and learning more about what qualities that posses. The magazine details every product to help you understand that the “Thieves” oil creates an inviting smell and is relaxing. It also provides a detailed history of the oils. These oils have been used all the way back in time to Jesus and even before.
When I am at work, my go-to oil is “Stress-Away.” It’s a mix of lime and lavender (in my opinion) but is such a refreshing smell. I also love to adjust my diffuser lighting. The diffuser can be turned to a white light, dim light, candle flicker, changing colors, or one color. I personally love the candle flicker or the changing colors to help create a relaxing environment. The plus side to using oils at work: your office will smell AMAZING! When I am at home, I use them all! However, my favorites are “Thieves”, “Peppermint”, and “Lavender.” “Panaway” in another favorite I use while working out or whenever I am super active in the home. I’m actually currently diffusing “Panaway” as I type this. I really wish I had these oils during law school when I was very stressed. I think it would have brought some serious joy to studying long hours! I usually set my diffuser on the 8 hour timer or if I need a quick boost in smell the 5 hour timer. Whenever the water runs out, the diffuser will shut off-giving me peace of mind.
I’ve recently been mixing a few oils to create new scents (you can do this without harming the essential oils and their benefits). I use “Stress Away” and “Peppermint” together and it smells like a candy cane! Evan loves “Lavender” and “Lemon” mixed (this is his favorite). It creates a very clean smell. I love using Young Living because I know I am getting quality oils. Many of the oils sold in other stores or online are not 100% essential oils so in reality you are not doing any better than lighting a candle. Many of them are very misleading which is why I did my own research. This post is not sponsored by Young Living at all. I just simply love the product and I know how scary it can be to try to figure out something new! My mom has begun this journey, as well. I bought her a diffuser for Christmas and she is hooked! We love sharing what oils we are using and which ones are our favorites.
I recently ordered more oils and lavender bath bombs! I’ve also ordered essential oils deodorant because do you even know what is in your every day products? It’s scary when you look (FYI). I’ve also been using wool dryer balls (from World Market) and adding lavender drops to them to make our clothes smell awesome! I just received my order today and of course I tested the lavender bath bombs per my Insta story. They smell amazing and it made me so relaxed. Taking a lavender bath after a stressful workday help calm me and get me ready to catch my 8 hours (okay maybe like 7) of sleep. All the oils pictured in these photos came from the starter kit as well as the diffuser. The starter kit gives you so many oils! If you have any questions about diffusers or oils, please reach out to me via email, comment on Instagram, or comment here. I’d be happy to help and we can learn together. If you are interested in making the switch, you can use my member ID number:13600783 to order online.
Have a great week and make 2018 the BEST YEAR YET!