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Why I Love Essential Oils And How I Use Them

I’m sure you have been wondering why I love essential oils so much. So I thought it would be a good idea to go through why and how I got started. Then I’ll show you some ways with how I use them every day.

I started using essential oils during my pregnancy with my youngest son in 2017. Around this time, I started to hear about the uses of oils, especially using lavender to help with feelings of rest, calm, and sleep. So naturally, I ordered the cheapest diffuser off of Amazon and went to Whole Foods and bought the biggest bottle of Lavender oil I could buy for $10 (I have to laugh at this now because knowing what I know now, pure oils in this amount will never be this cheap). Anyway, unfortunately, the Lavender I tried diffusing at night didn’t really help (not surprised!).

After Bodhi came I kinda put it away and never used it again.

How I Herd About Young Living

Fast forward about a year later I kept seeing one of my favorite bloggers I followed on Instagram Liz Joy of Pure Joy Home keep talking about the oils she was using on herself and her children and the amazing results and changes she was seeing. She talked about how her son was constantly getting sick, and trips to the doctor, and how using Thieves with him helped so much. Finally she showed amazing results with Thieves oil, and I knew I wanted to give this a try and have these tools for my boys to stay “above the wellness line”.

My Big Reason Why

As a full-time working mom, if someone gets sick and we need to go to the doctor, that’s a day off of work, I can’t take a sick day if one of my kids gets sick, I have to use a vacation day (boo!). So I was willing to give it a try and I ordered my kit in January 2019 (during an unheard-of kit sale). Lierally I have been obsessed since. I waited to really start sharing for a little while because I wanted to use them and wait until I was certain I loved them and I was using them in my daily life. It has now been over 2 years now using oils daily, now I cannot imagine my life without them. My entire family enjoys them too!

Other Reasons Why

Other reasons why I love essential oils love about these oils, tee-tree just a dab on a spot on my face clears up overnight, making a nighttime routine with oils for my now 4-year-old, with a cute diffuser by his bed. Having my now eight-year-old calm his mind with a few deep breaths of Seedlings Calm or Peace & Calming when he gets frustrated is invaluable. Diffusing them in our home rather than candles (and I was borderline obsessed with candles, but love that a diffuser is a safer option). There are so many other things I am using for oils too…I feel like I learn something new every day.

Why I Love Essential Oils with the Aria Diffuser

Why I Love Essential Oils And How I Use Them Everyday

Why I Love Essential Oils – My Nighttime Routine

A big reason why I love essential oils is using them to set up nighttime routines. When I get home from the office the first thing I do after I put the boys to bed is to go up to my room and start diffusing one of my favorite combos Stress Away and Lavender. It immediately helps me unwind and relax after a long day.

Jen’s Unwind After A Long Day Diffuser Blend

  • Stress Sway – 3 drops
  • Lavender – 3 drops

Why I Love Essential Oils – My Kids Nighttime Routine

We can always do a better nighttime routine with the kids, without resorting to something over the counter or endless trips to their bedrooms if they can’t wind down at night. Now every night (the boys know what to do) we fill up the diffusers and add about 4 drops of either Sleepyze or CALM or Lavender (smells dreamy). I also made some roller bottles of Lavender, Frankincense, Stress Away, and Dreamcatcher. Then I rub them on the bottoms of their feet, their wrist, and a little on their spine and give a tiny massage. This is perfect to use when they need a little extra help. Sometimes Cooper’s mind is racing and he says he’s not tired and doesn’t want to go to sleep, this immediately helps and he’s out like a light a new minutes afterward.

I highly recommend trying Lavender if you want to start somewhere. It’s pretty amazing in this department.

Why I Love Essential Oils – My Skincare Routine

Glow Serum, I am obsessed with this! I like to make it in a little dropper and drop a few drops into the palm of my hand and rub it all over my face like a moisturizer (after I wash my face). You can literally get rid of ALL of your moisturizers and just use this (plus sunscreen of course!). All you need is Frankincense, and Lavender Essential Oils, both come in your starter kit. If you have the Blue Tansy oil I highly suggest adding some of that in too. It’s so luxurious and you will find it in many of the high end skincare products these days.

Tip: I highly recommend using the Think Dirty App to identify the potential risks associated with the personal care products you use every dayIt’s eye-opening!

My Favorite Glow Serum Moisturizer

Drop all these oils into a 4 oz dropper bottle. You an use different oils based on skin type. 

  • 20 drops Frankincense (brightens skin, fights blemishes & promotes healthy, glowing skin
  • 20 drops Lavender (great for healthy glowing skin, for all skin types)
  • 5 drops Copaiba (helps with inflammation)
  • 5 drops Blue Tansy (optional but dreamy!)
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with organic Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil (balances the natural oils on your face and doesn’t clog pores) 
  • Apply to skin after washing, use daily for a glowy moisturizer

I also have been applying Tea Tree directly to a pimple ! It helps! 

Why I Love Essential Oils for clean skincare and beauty

Why I Love Essential Oils – Overall Wellness

I started to use a rollerball of Thieves and Frankincense to keep us above the wellness line. We rub the roller bottle on the bottom of their feet or on our spine every day. Especially during the back-to-school season, I make the boys use it every day before they leave for school. The main thing with oils is consistency. 

  • 10 drops thieves
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • Fill the rest of the jar with a carrier oil (I like to use fractionated coconut oil)
  • We roll this on the bottom of feet or spine to keep us in the wellness line

Happy Tummy

This one ususllay make the guys in our life believers. It works so well and almost immediate.

  • 10 drops Digize 
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • Fill the rest of the jar with a carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil)
  • I roll this directly on my stomach to help with an upset tummy or to keep things regular. 
Why I Love Essential Oils for wellnes with thieves

Why I Love Essential Oils – Cleaning

I use Thieves concentrate to clean everything!

Why I Love Essential Oils for cleaning with thieves household cleaner

Why I Love Essential Oils – Laundry Room

I switched out our laundry detergent for Thieves Laundry Soap, and couldn’t be happier. I feel like the Laundry room is a good and easy place to start with switching out products for cleaner ones. Conventional laundry detergent is another eye-opener if you start looking up ratings in the Think Dirty App.

I use these wool dryer balls and I add a couple of drops of Lavender or Lemon Grass Essential Oils to each ball. Conventional dryer sheets are super toxic so using these re-usable wool dryer balls is a great and easy switch (good the environment too since you can use them over and over again).

Laundry Ball Spray

In a 4oz spray bottle add:

  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 6 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • 8 drops Copaiba
  • 10 drops Orange
  • splash of Witch Haze
Why I Love Essential Oils for laundry room

Why I Love Essential Oils – Diffusing

Probally my favorite way to use these oils, but replacing candles for diffusing has probably been the single most important thing I have done for my family. Not only because they can be toxic, but they were also making me super nervous about fire safety. Even though I really like the coziness feeling candles add I know I had to start ditching them. I am super in love with my diffusers. I practically have one in every room in our home. And most good-quality diffusers (like Young Living ones) have a beautiful light flicker setting so I still get that cozy look. Additionally, they also dup as nightlights and humidifiers for the kids! Diffusing just makes everything smell so clean, you can diffuser whatever you are needing, calm, energy, headache relief, and even relieve a cough (and so much more!).

Below is one of the dups for my all time favorite candles I would buy the Anthropologie candle – The Volcano.

Anthro Volcano Candle Dup Blend

  • 5 drops Grapefruit 
  • 2 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce or Northern Lights Black
  • 3 drops Geranium

If you want to try some other Anthro diffuser blends, check out this post here.

Why I Love Essential Oils for diffusing

That is just a start of what I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for! 

How To Get Your Young Living Oils

Signing up as a Customer – this does NOT mean you will ever have to sell anything, just means you get the starter kit and the wholesale membership and can now shop at 24% off prices (think of it like a Costco membership, you sign up for a year long membership to be able to shop there, YL is kind of the same but you obviously get so much more).

Order Here and make sure the number 17886713 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponser ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMEBR to get the 24% off! Just remember you never have to sell it.

Essential Rewards

Next you can choose to set up your Essential Rewards monthly auto-ship, I highly recommend this as a way to order those things you wish to have outside the kit and begin to cut toxins from your home with YL cleaning products & makeup. Say Yes to make your starter kit order your first ER order and this will qualify you for FREE shipping if your order is 100PV or more and it will also get you my FREE monthly bonus gift I normally give (usually a free diffuser or an amber glass bottle set)

When you sign up as a wholesale member, you have the option of joining our private wellness group on Facebook, which is where you can learn everything you need to know about using your oils & connect with an amazing, inspiring community of women.  If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company, I am passionate about helping women earn income to help support their families! We have monthly business boot camps & provide mentorship to everyone who joins our tribe! Don’t worry I will plug you into everything you need here too if this is what you want. You will never be left in the dark, and I will be there to hold your hand.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @jen.ettore where I share more of my daily life as I try to live a cleaner lifestyle with oils.

Common FAQ

Why Young Living? 

YL has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in-house for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process. No other company does that. There is no FDA regulation so this is super important.

How do we use oils? 

You can diffuse them (you get a diffuser in your starter kit!) which is great for making your house smell great, helping your babies or kids relax at night for bed, getting rid of unwanted odors in the house & more, you can apply topically (some require a carrier oil like coconut oil, you’ll learn all about that later!), you can make rollerball combos, creams, sprays, and just about anything!! And Young Living is so much more than oils, you can purchase their personal care products or household cleaning products too.

What do we use oils for? 

For just about everything!! Whether you are looking for oils to help you sleep, for natural immune system support, for energy, for focus, for relaxation, for your kids, for natural alternatives to cleaning products, the list is endless, there is an oil for that!! And you will learn along the way, there aren’t hard set rules, but part of joining our oils team The Pure Joy Oilers is that you get access to the most amazing resources & our private Facebook community.

How will I learn how to use my kit? 

With your starter kit, you’ll get a welcome text, email, and a sweet little welcome package from me. You’ll have recipes to diffuse and make rollers with, you’ll be invited to our private wellness group on Facebook where you’ll meet all the girls in our community. Don’t worry you’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit, but as mentioned above, you’ll get access to our exclusive Facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, & search functionality that will help you navigate through any questions you might have.

What should I get? 

I always suggest the premium starter kit, which comes with 12 of the most commonly used oils + your diffuser I started with the Dessert Mist Diffuser (this is the default) and I also LOVE my aria diffuser ($100 more). It is the best value & provides you with everything you need to get started. You’ll get over $400 worth of product for only $165.

Do you have to order more oils monthly or sell them? 

Nope! Your kit can be a one-time purchase, but along with it comes a wholesale membership, which just means that should you decide to purchase oils in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.

Order Here and make sure the number 17886713 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponser ID” fields.

Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.

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