Girlies!! This post is a long time in the works for a couple of reasons but the main one being I wanted to truly get to know my essential oils before I shared them here. I wanted to learn and experience the most beneficial ways we personally use them here in the Joy casa for a considerable amount of time before I presented them to you.
Before I begin, let me give you a little history of how I became involved. I became a member of Young Living when my friend Marissa (Style Cusp) shared them with me back during New York Fashion Week. She was putting a calming roller on her wrists and I was immediately drawn to it. She put a little on my wrists and I kept smelling them throughout the day and feeling, well, calm 🙂 I was a HUGE skeptic because I thought of Young Living like all the others, Beauty Counter, Rodan + Fields, LulaRoe as marketing, pyramid schemes and I just didn’t want to be involved. I was afraid of tarnishing my brand by becoming a part of something like that so I put it off. About a month later, after doing a little research on the company and dying to try more, I called up my gal and signed up. I went in with the idea that I would just become a member and use them for myself, BUT as soon as I got them, I wanted to start sharing them because I became OBSESSED pretty quickly and I share everything with you anyway so …
(6 months later)
I am a HUGE fan of essential oils. They have become such an integral part of our lives and I use them for just about everything for everyone in our family. We use them for immune support, sleep support, mood support, I clean our house with their (clean and safe) cleaning products, I use their laundry detergent (great for sensitive skin), bath gel and shampoo for the kids, I make homemade sprays and body butters. Our use for them has far surpassed what I ever though they would and I’m SOOO happy I jumped in. My only regret is that I didn’t get them sooner.
Here is a quick sample of a day in the life of oils:
Wake up and get dressed. Come downstairs and diffuse the JOY blend to get the good vibes going in the morning before the kids come downstairs.
Brian and Grace wake up. Brush their teeth with the YL Toothpaste + rub my immune support oil (Thieves) on their feet and down their spines before school.
Breakfast + Mighty Vites (vitamins) by YL. Also, a drop of peppermint oil in my coffee.
Off to school, I come home and clean up breakfast and wash down the counters with my homemade cleaning spray that I made with Thieves.
Diffuse HUSTLE (grapefruit, tangerine, bergamot, ylang ylang) and get to work.
Go to the gym and rub energy over my temples, a combo of peppermint and spearmint.
Pick up kids, wash hands with Thieves hand soap.
Diffuse Gentle Baby + Peace and Calming to calm these wild ones down in the main living area.
Bath with the KidScents soap + shampoo. Moisturize them up with our homemade body butter and more Thieves on the bottom of their feet and spines.
Diffuse Sleepyize in both their rooms for long hours of peaceful sleep.
Come down and hang with Brian, diffuse Peace + Calming while we watch TV.
I make a mask for my face with jojoba oil, frankincense and copaiba and leave it on overnight.
Go to bed, with lavender and frankincense in the diffuser.
There are SOOO many uses and you’ll find yourself replacing lots and lots of household items and personal items with homemade, clean, and natural ones. I love knowing I’m doing everything I can for my fam bam, and that we are a clean house now (well not fully, but a lot cleaner than we were)!
If you’re interested in getting involved, I’ve created a page dedicated to OILS >> here
Lastly, if you try oils and love them and want to start a little side business for yourself, it’s really fun and the sky is the limit with where you can go with it! I’m amazed at what it’s become for me, and I’m looking for a couple girls to join my growing team. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re into it!