Hello Friends!! We are really getting our fall vibes on in the Joy house 🍂 We are currently living out of our living and dining room which has been turned into a temporary kitchen complete with an instant pot, toaster oven, microwave and clear bins of food 🙂 Honestly though, it hasn’t been all that bad. We’ve been enjoying the outdoors a lot more, and it’s pretty cozy when you only have two rooms! But I am very excited to have a kitchen again, I can’t wait to get cooking on a real stove and see how the whole space comes together!
We’ve been using our oils A LOT this fall for so many things. I think when people hear essential oils they may think they don’t need to add one more thing to their life but trust me when I say, they will change the way you live and instead of “adding things” to your life, you’re really just replacing out the bad stuff with the good stuff!
Before I go into what I mean, know this about essential oils. Essential oils are the “lifeblood” or the “immune system” of the plant. They are what keep it alive and well throughout it’s lifespan. Through careful (and sustainable) steam distillation, essential oils can be extracted and used for our benefit. Fun fact, many of the chemical compounds that can me found in essential oils are replicated in the labs where they make prescription medication. SO, they are real and their benefits are incredible. We’ve also been using oils since biblical times, they are mentioned over 200 times throughout the Bible!
Here are some ways we are using oils this fall.
Wellness // Back to school, more time spent indoors where germs live, and busy schedules are a test on our immune systems. We use oils to keep us well in so many ways. One way is through the Thieves blend. It’s a blend of about 5 essential oils that have been used since the 15th century against things like the plague and it works. I make a roller with 20-30 drops of Thieves oil filled with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and roll it onto our feet and spines everyday. You can also buy a roller premixed if the thought of making one intimidates you! I also drink Thieves tea when I’m feeling run down.. I make a cup of hot water, raw honey, and two drops each of Lemon essential oil and Thieves essential oil. I also take a supplement called Inner Defense which is very good for your immune system when I’m feeling something coming on.
Cleaning // No more harsh chemicals in our home. I believe in “toxic burden” and the less toxins I have in our home, the healthier we are. Why use harsh chemicals that can be dangerous, or deadly, if ingested when you can use natural, plant-based products that clean just as effectively. We use Thieves household cleaner for everything, as well as dish soap, laundry detergent, stain fighter, dishwashing detergent, pretty much everything! It works and it’s healthy!
Sleep // Sleep is a biggie for me. Having suffered from anxiety, if I don’t sleep, boom it’s back. I blend Lavender, Cedarwood and Frankincense every night in our diffuser and it helps me SOOO much. On nights when I need a little extra, I use Vetiver. I roll it onto the bottoms of my feet and boom, my heads hits the pillow. For my littles I diffuse, Sleepyize from the Kidscents line which is pre-diluted for them.
Skincare // My skin care regimen changes up a bit with the weather. It’s less humid outside and with the heat going inside my skin feels like the desert. I rely on gentle cleaner, I love the ART Gentle Cleaner, my homemade Geranium toner, my homemade GLOW serum (recipe here) and this moisturizer. I do this routine at night and just rinse my face with cold water in the morning and a light application of moisturizer.
Diffusing // We all want our homes to smell like fall, right? I mean, everyone talks about fall candles but did you know candles are filled with fragrances which can include toxic chemicals? Imagine if you knew you were burning toxins in your own home that your babies were breathing in?! They are calling “fragrance” the new second-hand smoke so please, please stay away! You can diffuse oils that actually support your body and make your home smell amazing!
Some fall blends I’m loving are:
If you are interested in getting started with essential oils, read this post to learn how to sign up to become a member with your premium starter kit.
Do you need to get a starter kit? I say yes because you get 11 essential oils, a diffuser, a sample of Thieves cleaner, Ningxia Red packets, and so much more. You’ll also have access to our members only Facebook groups where you will learn everything you need to know about using oils. If you’re looking to add some items to your starter kit, I recommend some fall scents like Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark. And if you want to rid your home of toxins, order yourself a Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Laundry Soap. That’s a good start!
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