Over the past two years, I have learned many things about Young Living essential oils—how to use them, when to use them, when NOT to use them, and why to use them. I've discovered my favorite essential oils and oil-infused products and I use what works best for my body. Since everyone is different, I wanted to take you through a typical day in my life as an essential oiler. So if you're curious as to what life is like using essential oils, this will give you a sneak peak! This post has been adapted from a Facebook event in which I posted LIVE throughout the day when I used a Young Living essential oil, or oil-infused product.
Here's a little background info on me. I am 25 years old and I work from home as a marketing professional and as a network marketer for Young Living Essential Oils and I LOVE it. I live in New York but am currently in Hawaii for a couple months with my boyfriend, Zack (one of the benefits of working from home!). We didn't bring ALL of our oils and products, we don't have kids nor did we bring our furry family. A day in the life of an essential oil Mom would also be fun to see!
I just woke up (early since the time difference in Hawaii is 5 hours!) and the first thing I did is grab a NingXia Red and a NingXia NITRO. I don’t drink coffee so this gives me the energy boost I need and turns my brain on. LOL I drink mine over ice. The packet is 2oz and then I squeeze the nitro on top and drink it straight. It's DELICIOUS.
NingXia Red is a powerful, whole-body supplement that includes wolfberry, which is touted for its health benefits. It also features plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts, and is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness. It also includes the essential oils of Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine. NingXia Red also comes in a 750ml bottle, 2pk.
Okay, taking a break from work on the computer. I'm in the kitchen, and there were a few dishes to clean. Zack and I have been patiently waiting for our Thieves Dish Soap to arrive, but in the meantime have been using Thieves cleaner—soaking dishes and spraying them! Works like a charm! Thieves cleaner is AMAZING and it comes in a concentrated bottle. You only need 1-2 capfuls in an empty spray bottle and fill the rest with water. Instant all-purpose cleaner, or dish soap.
Also, I grabbed some more water. We keep this glass pitcher of water in the fridge to keep it cold. I added 4-6 drops of Lemon essential oil to the pitcher and then filled it up! We have a PUR water filter in the condo. It's important to make sure you're filtering your water of fluoride, chlorine, and other yuckiness.
The benefits of drinking lemon water are amazing, right?! Lemon essential oil water is even better because the oil is cold pressed from the rind, where you'll find of its nutrients. You might think that lemon water is acidic, but it's actually not. Once your body metabolizes the lemon, it becomes alkaline in your body. So drink up!
Oiling up and getting back to work! I call these my red oils: EndoFlex, Abundance, and Frankincense. I've been having a really good creative streak lately and being a graphic designer/marketing professional, that's a really good thing! So I've been using Frankincense on my brain stem to keep the creative juices flowing. I love the way it makes me feel: ELEVATED!
Abundance I wear all the time on wrists and under my ears/side of my neck area. And EndoFlex I put on in the morning right over my thyroid for support. It has a roll-on top for easy application. And if you can't tell I use this DAILY sometimes multiple times a day so the label is wearing away. It's almost time to crack a new bottle!
Smoothie time! I have one of these every day—most of the time for breakfast but sometimes for lunch. Balance Complete is packed with 11g protein and 11g fiber!
2 scoops Balance Complete
1 organic banana
1 cups organic frozen fruit: blueberries, strawberries, mango
1/2 cup organic spinach
8 oz water with lemon essential oil
Finally showering and getting ready for the day!
Brush my teeth with Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste. This stuff is amazing because it cleans my teeth and doesn't contain Fluoride, Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Dyes, Plastic Beads, or any other toxic ingredients.
I scrubbed my face in the shower with Satin Mint Facial Scrub. I've been exfoliating more since I've been in Hawaii because the sun dries out my skin, and I've got to get those dead layers of skin off. Exfoliation is super important! Did you know the average 25 year old’s skin is 14 cells thick, the average 60 year old has 40 layers of cells? The older you get, the more you want to be exfoliating. Whether it’s 3x a week or every other day.
I LOVE this scrub. It contains jojoba beads (not harmful plastic beads), and is a mild exfoliant that won’t get trapped in your pores. You want to use a pea size amount and use small, light, circular motions for 5 minutes. Then rinse off and pat dry. One tube should last you 3-4 months.
After my shower I used ART toner & Light Moisturizer on my face. I'm not wearing make-up today because we'll be on the beach later. Toner closes pores and protects the face after cleansing. It can also be used a make-up setting spray. The light moisturizer is very "light" (haha) and perfect for oily skin.
Some asked when I do wear make-up what do I use: I use TARTE make-up from sephora and mineral make-up from Maia's Mineral Gallery.
My skin is slightly dry so I use Lavender Hand & Body Lotion and then I use the Prenolone+ on my thighs. You just use a pea-size amount. I use it to support my hormones.
Then for deodorant I made my own using Valor Essential Oil. The aluminum in most brand name deodorants is toxic so I don't use it!
And last but not least perfume! I stay away from synthetic fragrances—some say they're the new secondhand smoke (yuck). So I use essential oils instead. My favorites: Joy, Valor, and Love Potion! I love putting what's leftover on my hands through my hair. Since our skin digests the essential oils and they dissipate over time, the scent lasts longer in my hair. I layer all 3 on my wrists and neck.
Love Potion is a blend of: Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Joy, Sandalwood, and Balsam Fir.
And then there's this stuff—Lavender Lip Balm. We have like 10 tubes laying around our condo! Multiple applications a day, and it's non-petroleum based and contains no harmful chemicals.
The supplements I'm choosing to take today are MultiGreens and Essentialzymes. Every day is different depending on how I feel. I've learned to listen to my body and pay attention to what it's trying to tell me.
Enzymes are super important to take with meals as they aid in digestion and allow your body to absorb all of the vitamins and minerals. I take 2 with almost every meal. Young Living has many different kinds of enzymes you can take: Essentialzyme, Essentialzymes-4, Detoxzyme, Allerzyme, and Sulfurzyme.
MultiGreens contain lots of "greens": Barley, Spirulina, Alfalfa, Pacific Kelp, and others as well as the essential oils of: Rosemary, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Melissa and amino acids. These lovely things give me energy that lasts the whole day! I take 3 in the morning.
VIDEO: This is Sulfurzyme! Have you googled the benefits of MSM? It's incredible. This awesome stuff contains MSM as well as NingXia Wolfberry power. I've been taking it recently to support my Hair, Skin, and Nails.
We're heading out and I always bring my water bottle with oil in it! Today it's Lime. TIP: Drop the oil in first, then fill with water so it doesn't float on top. There are so many citrus essential oils you can add to your water, and now there's an entire line. Young Living just released their VITALITY line!
Also wearing my lava stone diffuser ring with Abundance on it. You can get one here. This is such a conversation starter when you're out in public. A GREAT way to build a business!
We went to the grocery store and used the thieves spray on the handle. I often spray this in the rental car as well, and carry one in my purse. You never know when you're going to need it!
When we got back from the store, we also had a Young Living delivery waiting for us!! We have been patiently waiting for this order for 22 days!! (If you are an oiler already, NEVER choose parcel post for shipping).
We ordered NingXia Zyng, NingXia Red, more Power Meal, Thieves Hand Soap (which we just bought soap pump bottles at the store for), Thieves Dish Soap, and more Thieves Spray! Freebies were: Everyday Oils and 15ml Lavender.
We went to a late lunch/early dinner (I wanted to post early on Facebook for my NYers). I always bring lemon with me and add it to the restaurant water!
Post dinner Essentialzymes-4! I once posted a video on how Detoxzymes work in oatmeal and how they make oatmeal turn to liquid in 20 minutes, well Essentialzymes-4 do the exact same thing only instantly!! This helps your body digest and absorb vital minerals and nutrients.
I just took one white & one yellow (dual blister pack). One is instant release and one is delayed release.
Night Time Routine
This is my before bed routine. Every night is different depending on how I feel. Lately I've been taking 4-6 ComforTone before bed, tonight it's 6.
ComforTone helps support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally. Because it supports normal peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines), ComforTone is ideal for strengthening the system that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body. It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.
I put 3 drops DiGize on my stomach to help digest anything left in there before bed. This also leaves me feeling great in the morning and not like I ate a cow.
Brushed & Flossed with Thieves AromaBright and Dental Floss.
Washed my face with the ART gentle cleanser: this stuff is nice! Sometimes I'll even use the thieves hand soap. Anything to cleanse my face before bed. Sometimes I use toner after as well.
Then, I used a tiny dab of Sheerlume Brightening Cream. This moisturizers and evens skin tone. At Beauty School I got a facial photo done to see the sun damage on my face. It was crazy, but luckily I didn’t have that much, just on my forehead. The lady recommended I use the Sheerlume at night to help support my skin. I was sold! Only use a pea size amount and apply a thin layer over the face and neck. If you have mature skin, you can use daily as your moisturizer.
And finally my oils I use before bed:
Release— I apply 1-2 drops over my liver
Dream Catcher—2 drops rubbed in hand on forehead and over pillow cases
Envision—1 drop on forehead and back of neck
Peace and Calming—2-4 drops on bottoms of feet and chest and what's left on pillows. The other night I couldn't sleep at all, tossed and turned. So last night we put P&C on and I slept like a baby. We leave our window open (the fresh ocean breeze is ahhhmazing) but that means we can't really diffuse so we wear a lot of oils topically. Otherwise we would have diffused the Peace and Calming.
Before Bed Must-Have
This is Alkalime. AlkaLime® is a precisely-balanced alkaline mineral complex formulated to neutralize acidity and maintain desirable pH levels in the body. Infused with lemon and lime essential oils and organic whole lemon powder, AlkaLime also features enhanced effervescence and biochemic cell salts for increased effectiveness. A balanced pH is thought to play an important role in maintaining overall health and vigor.
This stuff makes you feel AMAZING in the morning. Like jump out of bed amazing!
So that was my January 22, 2016 in a nut shell. Every day is different for me, but those are some of my favorite, routine products and oils to use on a daily basis. I have transferred buying from the grocery store for things like soap, toothpaste, cleaner, skincare products, etc, to buying right from Young Living. Over two years, I have seen the amazing benefits that these products provide and I couldn't live without them!
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25 year old entrepreneur, veggie, essential oil enthusiast, wellness stylist, graphic designer/marketing pro who is enthralled by adventure and opportunity.