Here’s what essential oils really did for my family on the first week.
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Last week, I was anxiously waiting the arrival of the delivery guy with my Young Living starter kit. When I saw him pull in, I paced around the house, snatched the box, then had that thing opened up before he could even pull away. 😀
Yes, I was that excited!
Included in the Young Living starter kit was:
- The Desert Mist Diffuser
- 10 Essential Oils
- + Stress Away
- Sample bottles/roll on top
- Ningxia samples (delicious detox drink)
- Thieves household cleaner sample
- Tons of informative packets
- Thieves household cleaner (concentrate, which I added on to my order)
- Extra Lemon vitality (as a bonus for ordering Thieves)
Top row left to right (vitality): Lemon, Copaiba, Digize, Thieves, Peppermint Bottom row left to right: Panaway, Raven, Citrus Fresh, Frankincense, Lavender
All of this hidden glory was under the bottom portion of the box! (2) Ningxia samples, Thieves household cleaner sample, Stress Away, (bonus bottle) Lemon Vitality, roll-on top, sample bottles (to share with friends), and cards to send with those sample bottles!
There were some booklets on other products and the purpose for each oil.
Everything was so beautifully packaged, I felt like a friend sent me a care package!
So, first thing I set up my diffuser, which was really easy. Just add water to the reservoir and 8-10 drops of essential oil. Lavender was first on my list of things to try because which Mom of 3 little boys doesn’t need to relax, right?
And to my surprise, not only did the diffuser run much longer than expected, but something amazing happened that night. I usually struggle to get the kids to bed when my husband is at work. Sometimes I spend over an hour from the time they brush teeth to this Momma Bear finally sitting on the couch. Instead, after about an hour of enjoying the lavender mist, they walked right up to bed and each laid down without a fight.
I was shocked!
The next day, I knew I had to try something new to diffuse or I’d run out of lavender too soon. My oil friends had talked about the use of peppermint. So, I thought, let’s try that! In the early morning I added 8 drops of peppermint to the diffuser and it really started to perk me up. (Not like my morning coffee, but in a more subtle, longer-lasting way).
I’m still learning about all of the different uses and mixtures of the oils, but so far, stress-relief has been the biggest change in our home with the essential oils. Not to mention, I’ve needed less coffee and less naps.
So far I’ve had a lot of fun adding oils to a glass of water, spray bottles, and cocunut oil… etc. to try out. I’m also trying the frankinsense on my face to help with dark under eye circles and blemishes. So, hopefully will be glowing in the next week or so! (Thanks to the girls who shared that tip with me!)
For those of you who are learning with me, these are some basic perks of essential oils:
Diffuser (8-10 drops)
- Naturally mood enhancing
- Supports immune health
- Non-toxic (candles actually can be toxic)
Vitality drops added to water (1-2 drops each glass/once daily):
- Peppermint for refreshing pick-me up
- Lemon to help restore the body’s PH levels/detox
- Thieves for immunity
- Lavender/coconut oil for relaxing
- Stress Away (relieves headaches and stress)
Thieves household cleaner
- Makes my house smell like a spa
- It actually cleans, leaves a shine
- It is versatile/great for frugal families
- Is said to support immune system
- Is safe for everyone from kids to pets
My favorite part of having essential oils in my home is knowing we won’t suffer from side effects because the oils replace harsh chemicals (and are just as effective).
The coolest part is essential oils go all the way back to Jesus’ time. It’s so neat to see old, traditional ways becoming trendy again. In an ever-changing world it is nice to go back to our roots.
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