The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oiled Up

As many of you know, I am a distributor for Young Living Oils.  What many of you don't know is how I use my oils!  I have been asked many times recently, so I thought I would let you in on which ones I have used and how I've used them this past month.

First, Thieves (a blend).

I use this oil very regularly.  I almost always apply it to my feet or my kids' feet before and after being out around lots of people (think MOPS, church, etc).  This past month, I also used it daily on Lawson during his five day fever episode as well as diffusing to prevent the rest of us from getting sick (which none of us did). I love thieves and recommend it as a great starting oil for anyone interested in seeing how oils can benefit them!  I really enjoyed our winter without repeated trips to the Dr. for illness!

Peppermint is another one I use pretty often.  I use it to help with tension headaches (apply on temples and back of neck), prevent ants and other insects from getting in my house, as a great scent for cleaning (I put it in my mop water) and as a fever reducer!

I also use Peace and Calming (another blend) almost every day with Stress Away (also a blend) on Lawson.  I put Peace and Calming on his feet and Stress Away on his spine to help him sleep or to help him calm down during a particularly bad day of fits!  I love Peace and Calming for myself also and diffuse it during the day when I need to calm down!

This month I also used Purification (blend) several times.  I used it after cooking broccoli, after several stinky diapers in a row, when smelly trash got left overnight and in the bottom of the diaper pail to help get rid of terrible odors!

Lavender is maybe my favorite after Thieves.  I use lavender for almost everything. Cuts, scrapes, sunburns, regular burns, sleeping, mosquito repellent....this oil does it all!  Before I started using Young Living, I used lavender oil from Whole Foods.  Young Living is a much higher quality oil, but using lavender is what sold me on all oils.  I have never seen burns heal so quickly as I did when I put lavender on them.  It is amazing!

The last oil I used this month was Frankincense.  I am using it to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks!  I realize some of you lucky ladies don't have any stretch marks, but this momma does and I am anxious to make them look a little less horrible!

I love using oils to help my family in a more natural way.  I have been pleasantly surprised at how much they can really do!  If you are looking for a better way to help your family or have questions about Young Living oils, let me know!