I started Essential Oils as a hope that they would help my daughter with her nervousness at night. We were desperate for a change, Kevin and I were out of ideas. She really was struggling to relax enough and being able to calm herself to go to bed. It was hard on her and our entire family. I wished she was a tiny baby and I could rock her to sleep like I once did. Our 10 year old was harder to get to bed than our 2 year old. And she was not always like that. It’s typical that as we get older all the things we have to do and look forward to are hard to shut-off (for some of us). And the things we were doing and tools we were giving her were not working. (ps- I did ask her if I could share he experience).
After seeing an instagram story of my friend with their “nighttime routine” of a roller ball of lavender and a lovely diffuser by her kids bed, I knew I needed to try it. I actually couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Other things about oils kept coming up in my daily life, like our Doctor prescribing Tea Tree Oil for Finn’s water-warts on his tummy (consult your Doctor before). So I decided it was meant to be and I ordered my starter kit. I have been obsessed since. I waited to share it here until I was certain I loved them and until I was using them in my daily life. It has been about three months using oils daily, now I cannot imagine my life without them. Our entire family enjoys them too.
My favorites way to use oils are for our nighttime routine, diffusing them in our home rather than candles (and you know I was OBSESSED with candles, but love that a diffuser is a safer option). I also am OVER THE MOON excited about the blend I have been using on my face as a moisturizer (no more break-outs!!). But there are so many other things I am using oils for too. And I am just starting! I swear everyday I tell Kevin, I just love these!!!
Favorite Things I use Young Living Essential Oils for-
**Make sure to research before using oils. The amount of oil you use depends on your age (especially for babies).
Kids Nighttime Routine-
As I mentioned above we were in need of a better nighttime routine, without resorting to medicine. Now every night we (the girls know what to do) fill up their diffuser and add a about 4 drops of Lavender Oil and and 4 drops Stress Away (smells so dreamy). I also made some roller bottles of just Lavender and one of just Stress Away. I rub them on the girls feet, their wrist and a little on their spine and give them a tiny massage. Kevin likes to tease me “the girls nightly rub-down”. But then he acknowledges how much it has helped. We also love that their diffuser is a little nightlight. Happy to report Ella has not gotten out of her bed ONE TIME since starting this routine. Not once in three months. Compared to when she was coming down every night, 15 minutes after putting her to bed, saying that she couldn’t fall asleep and too much was in her mind. Then crying and us getting frustrated. Not anymore friends. If you struggle with this, I highly recommend trying Lavender and giving your child a little massage. It might be the new routine she loves, but Lavender oil is pretty amazing.
Lavender is a herb that is widely known to help with nervousness, and sleeplessness.
Face Oil/ Moisturizer
Glow Serum, I am obsessed with this! So I make it two ways. One way in a roller bottle so I can just roll it on my cheekbones when I want a little glow after putting my makeup on (all the time). The other way I make it is in a little dropper and drop a few drops into the palm of my hand and rub it all over my face like a moisturizer (after I wash my face). You can literally get rid of ALL of your moisturizers and just use this (plus sunscreen). All you need is Frankincense and Copaiba Essential Oils, both come in your starter kit (see info at the end of this post). And I highly recommend using the Think Dirty App to identify the potential risks associated with the personal care products you use everyday.
Glow Serum Roller Bottle-
Add these into a roller bottle-
- 6 drops Frankincense
- 6 drops Copaiba
- Top off the roller bottle with Jojoba Oil (does not clog pours)
Glow Serum Moisturizer-
Drop all these oils into a 4 oz dropper bottle. You an use different oils based on skin type.
- 20 drops Frankincense (brightens skin, fights blemishes & promotes healthy, glowing skin)
- 20 drops Geranium (supports smooth, healthy skin)
- 20 drops Lavender (great for healthy glowing skin, for all skin types)
- 20 drops Copaiba (helps with inflammation)
- Fill the rest of the bottle with Jojoba Oil (balances the natural oils on your face and doesn’t clog pores)
- Apply to skin after washed
I also have been applying Frankincense directly to a pimple or fine lines! It helps!
I started to use a roller ball of Thieves and Frankincense to keep us above the wellness line. We rub the roller bottle on the bottom of their feet or on our spine everyday.. I have read that the main thing with oils is consistency.
- 10 drops thieves
- 10 drops Frankincense
- Fill the rest of the jar with a carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil)
- We roll this on bottom of feet or spine to keep us in the wellness zone
(wish I had this when Finn had his tummy issues, now I will!)
- 10 drops Digize
- 10 drops Peppermint
- Fill the rest of the jar with a carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil)
- I roll this directly on stomach to help with an upset tummy or to keep things regular.
(Find all of my favorite Essential Oil Tool Kit Items and Diffusers at the end of this post)
We use a detangler almost everyday for my girls. I was excited to find a recipe to make my own that is non-toxic and also has health benefits. I Young Living Lavender Mint Conditioner, combined with distilled water and Essential Oils. I have pretty dry hair, but my girls hair is pretty normal. So I did a combo of oils, after doing some research.
- Bring 2 cups Distilled Water to a simmer over medium heat. Take off heat and add the below ingredients-
- 1/2 cup Young Living Lavender Mint Daily Conditioner
- 3 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (and it helps to prevent lice)
- 5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
- Add to an amber spray bottle and evenly distribute to the root of your hair (leave-in or you can wash it out. We leave it in)
I use Thieves concentrate to clean everything! You can read more on what /I clean with here.
Lavender Water for Bedding-
My friend, Leslie actually turned my onto Lavender Water. She would give it as a Christmas gift every year. Now I don’t live by her so I have had to start making my own. Thankfully I can get the Young Living Lavender Oil. I use the Lavender Water spray after I clean my bedding. I always put my bedding on my bed slightly damp, and let it finish air drying, this will decrease the wrinkles. Then I spray it with some lavender water. Doing this, also helps the sheets to fit better too, especially our linen sheets. And my girls now like their pillows to be sprayed with lavender water before bed, helps them go to sleep.
- Small jar with tight-fitting lid
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) witch hazel or vodka
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) water
- In the jar, combine the witch hazel or vodka and the lavender essential. Place the lid on tightly and shake well for 15-20 seconds to combine the two.
- Open the lid to the jar and add in the water. Replace the lid and shake again for 15-20 seconds to combine.
Essential Oils for Wool Dryer Balls-
After I did THIS post on the 1o Most Toxic Things in our Homes we quickly got rid of all dryer sheets and fabric softeners. I use THESE Wool Dryer Balls and I add a couple drops of Lavender Essential Oils to each ball. Make sure the oil absorbs in before tossing in with your clothes. (PS- many of you said your clothes are still staticky, that is due to over-drying. So decrease your drying time. And if you still have an issue you attach a safety pin to your dryer balls or some toss in a ball of tinfoil!)
Diffuser and Humidifier Combo-
We have been trying to get away from so many candles. Not only because they can be toxic, they make my kids nervous with fire safety talks we have been having (and actually me too). The problem is that I just LOVE, like really LOVEEEEEEE the hygge feeling candles add. I gave a diffuser a go. I am pretty in love my my diffusers. I put one in every single room in our home. My favorite thing about the diffusers we have is that they have lights inside, like a soft lamp or nightlight! And they smell so clean! You can diffuse whatever you are needing- calm, energy, headache relief, help relive a cough and more. There is even a combo to duplicate my favorite Anthropologie candle- the Volcano. And I made sure to get diffusers for the kids rooms that they are a diffuser and humidifier combo. One of my favorites to diffuse is just Stress Away Essential Oil. It smells so good and it has helped me to relax. I have been diffusing it before the kids get home from school and the homework, craziness starts!
- 5 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce or Northern Lights Black
- 3 drops Geranium
How to get Young Living Oils-
Sign up as a MEMBER– this does NOT mean you will ever have to sell anything, just means you get 24% off prices!
It just means you are getting a starter kit.
ORDER HERE and make sure the number 17476869 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMBER to get the 24% off! (See below for FAQ). Reminder you do not have to sell it. And you can skip to step 3 if you do not want to get product monthly. (We go thru- thieves, certain oils, NingXia Red and more so I like to hand pick what I get monthly).
Next you can choose to set up your Essential Rewards monthly autoship, we highly recommend this as a way to order those things you wish to have outside the kit and begin to cut toxins from your home with YL cleaning products & makeup.
When you sign up as a wholesale member, you have the option of joining our private wellness group on facebook, which is where you can learn everything you need to know about using your oils & connect with an amazing, inspiring community. If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company I am passionate about helping women earn income to help support their families! We have monthly business bootcamps & provide mentorship to everyone who joins our tribe!
You can follow me on Instagram @nestingwell as I share more of our daily life trying to live a clean lifestyle with oils!
That is just a start of what I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for!
What do we use oils for? For just about everything!! Whether you are looking for oils to help you sleep, for natural immune system support, for energy, for focus, for relaxation, for your kids, for natural alternatives to cleaning products, the list is endless, there is an oil for that!! And you will learn along the way, there aren’t hard set rules, but part of joining our oils team is that you get access to the most amazing resources & our private facebook community.
Why Young Living? YL has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process.
How do we use oils? You can diffuse them (you get a diffuser in your starter kit!) which is great for making your house smell great, helping your babies or kids relax at night for bed, getting rid of unwanted odors in the house & more, you can apply topically (some require a carrier oil like coconut oil, you’ll learn all about that later!), you can make rollerball combos, creams, sprays, and just about anything!!
How will I learn how to use my kit? You’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit, but as mentioned above, you’ll get access to our exclusive facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, live facebook hangouts & search functionality that will help you navigate through any questions you might have.
What should I get? A premium starter kit, which comes with 12 of the most commonly used oils + your diffuser (I LOVE my aria diffuser) is the best value & provides you with everything you need to get started. You’ll get over $300 worth of product for only $160.
Do you have to order more oils monthly or sell them? Nope! Your kit can be a one time purchase, but along with it comes a wholesale membership, which just means that should you decide to purchase oils in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.