Learn how to use essential oils in the home with these simple tips!
Over the past few months, I have learned that I can do pretty much anything with essential oils! And, best of all, I no longer need to buy products that once ripped a hole in my pocket. Instead, I have learned how to make homemade household cleaning products, bath and body products, wellness products–and so much more–with essential oils!
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How to Use Essential Oils
Using essential oils helps my family stay healthy and reduces our carbon footprint—two things near and dear to my heart.
These aren’t just pretty little bottles that will sit and collect dust. They are dynamos of power that have a lot more uses than anything I have ever purchased.
Today I will be sharing several ways that I have been learning to use oils to create a healthy [and happy] home.
Diffuse and Enjoy!
Diffusing oils into the air is one of the best ways to experience the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Every starter kit from Young Living comes complete with a diffuser. When diffused, essential oils may improve air quality, reduce the number of airborne chemicals, and help create greater physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony.
Did you know that everything you inhale eventually ends up in your bloodstream? Commercially purchased air fresheners of all kinds contain chemicals, including formaldehyde! If you want your home and the people in it to be healthy, keep them far away from your home.
I prefer therapeutic grade plant-based oils to chemicals getting into my family’s bloodstream. Bonus: they smell so much better and don’t damage your olfactory nerves as the commercial air fresheners do.
We love our diffuser! We don’t know how we ever lived without it — talk about life-changing benefits. Now that we have one, we want one for every room. I diffuse oils to: relieve stress, increase focus and productivity, calm my spirited child, aid sleep, support wellness, reduce odors, decrease airborne chemicals, pathogens, and free radicals–the list goes on and on.
Make your own Cleaning Products
I’m over store-bought cleaning products—even environmentally-friendly ones. The prices are through the roof, and I am constantly finding ingredients in them, such as sulfates and parabens, that are not friendly to the environment at all. The chemicals found in most cleaning products are toxic, bad for the environment, and especially bad for young children.
I’ll be honest. I always wanted to make my cleaning products, but I was too lazy to do it. I didn’t know where to find essential oils or which ones to buy. I soon realized that I was not lazy. I just needed a stockpile of essential oils in the cupboard. When you have them on hand, you can make several types of cleaning products for your household in a matter of minutes.
In our home, we make the following homemade cleaning products with essential oils:
Create Your own Bath & Body Products
One of the hardest things for me to wrap my head around has been the realization that the products we use on our children daily have hidden toxins included in their ingredient list.
Today, many labels on the market mislead parents into thinking that they are safe for their children — when the ingredient list proves otherwise. Sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil are some of the worst offenders. This list also includes; alcohol, aluminum, DEA, propylene glycol, and talc. Let the buyer beware!
Since purchasing our starter kit, my husband and I have been playing with making all sorts of bath and body products. Products we can trust because we put all the ingredients together ourselves. The store-bought lotions, creams, and sprays of all kinds are slowly going by the wayside as we continue to test and perfect our homemade versions.
I have a few facial washes, lotions, creams, lip balms, shaving creams, and leave-in conditioning spray that we are testing out before sharing our favorites with you. Once again, be sure you sign up for our newsletter below, so you don’t miss them.
For now, I will leave you with our tried and true leave-in conditioner and detangling spray. No more chemicals for us!
Support Emotional & Physical Wellness
Now that we have discovered the wealth of essential oils that can help support the emotions and body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune, etc.), my family has been healthier than ever.
We’ve been learning about supporting our mental-emotional states and body systems using a 400-page reference guide that I recommend to everyone who purchases a starter kit.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. Please keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
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