Seriously, if I hear one more person talk about the uses of essential oils I just might scream…and you might wonder why I started writing more about essential oils lately. What is all this fuss about essential oils really about? Are they really all that and a bag of chips? I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of the next big thing, so I had to give essential oils a test to make sure all the hype was warranted. You know what… it is! I was just as surprised as you!
I personally use and endorse Young Living Essential Oils, but most of these oils can be found online or in your favorite health foods store!
I started to diffuse Lavender, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils to see if they could possibly help with this stress I was having. After they had been on for about 25 minutes, I could feel my mood change to one that was more relaxed and focused. I was also having a few nights where I was having a hard time falling and staying asleep.
I read that if I added a couple drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil (although you can use any carrier oil you choose) and then rub this to the bottom of my feet that it would help. I was asleep in under 10 minutes and didn’t wake up once! I did this for an entire week and had one of the more restful weeks than I can remember!
I am not a huge fan of using a ton of chemicals in my home. One of the things about essential oils that caught my eye was how more natural and organic they were than reaching for the standard household cleaner. But could they really get my kitchen as clean as I like it?
I mixed in a large bucket a cup of vinegar, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil, 5 Drops of Orange Essential Oil, and 5 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil. The Lemon and Orange cut through the layer of crap I didn’t know was on my floors and the Thieves went to work on any bacteria that tried to take up residence! And boy, did it smell amazing as well!
And as for Purification oil? I diffuse this in the house all the time and I can tell you that, without question, it will remove (not just hide) some of the toughest smells in your house. I mentioned before that my husband and his friend like to barbecue all the time (you really should try their Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Stuffed Burgers), but they love to use the deep fryer even more! And even though I have basically “banished” the deep fryer to the deck or the garage (depending on the weather), the smell of the frying oil still finds its way in to the house. Before I started diffusing Purification, that smell would linger for 3 days. Now, I diffuse Purification for about 4 hours and the smell is completely gone!
Essential Oils have been around for hundreds of years and people have used them both inside and outside the home. After using them myself for over a year now, I can now honestly say, I understand why everyone is going nuts for essential oils!
Not using oils yet? Find out more about Essential Oils on my Getting Started With Essential Oils post and be sure to check back as I share more awesome uses for the Essential Oils that are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit! Don’t forget that you can get a free Essential Oils Reference Book when you purchase a Premium Starter Kit!Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this site 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 web site 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. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.