Several people have shown interest in how often we use oils in our family. Here is a look at a typical day in the life of our "Oily Family".
My first drink of the day is a quart of water with Apple Cider Vinegar and citrus oils. There are a couple variations, check out the recipes here. My boys and I drink 1oz of Ningxia Red, an awesome antioxidant drink.
face cream (organic unrefined coconut oil, Lavender & Frankincense oil), and my body butter with Lemongrass oil. I also apply Melaleuca (tea tree oil) to problem skin spots and I brush my teeth with Thieves toothpaste.
My hubby starts the day with a capsule of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Copaiba, also known as the "Seasonal Discomfort" blend. I pre-make these capsules for the week and store in a glass jar in the freezer.
Once downstairs, I start diffusing for our family. Depending on the day, I may diffuse Purification (on cleaning day... or when it needs to be cleaning day;), Thieves (during cold season), or Valor and Frankincense as we prepare for home school studies.
We apply Brain Power to my oldest son's crown and neck. Vetiver on big toe or under nose helps our 7 year old focus on school. My third son has tummy issues and gets to apply DiGize to his tummy three times daily. He also takes MightyZyme chewables occasionally with meals.
If we are going out to run errands, I apply Thieves oil on everyone's feet or spine. I also take along my Thieves spray for hand sanitizing.
Back home, when playtime gets a little unruly, I diffuse Stress Away, and everyone seems to play nicer! :) No matter how nice they play, someone always ends up hurt! Almost daily, someone needs Lavender for their boo boo or Purification for a bug bite. My "Big Boo Boo" blend of Helichrysum & Frankincense gets used pretty often too in our houseful of boys!
|PanAway & Stress Away were the two most used oils on this day!|
One of our favorite meals is spaghetti! I love to put a drop of Oregano or Taste of Italy oil in my spaghetti sauce right before serving. My husband complimented this sauce as the best sauce I had ever made!
body butter or my Lavender & Frankincense face cream as lotion. We use Young Living toothpaste and bath and body products. My older boys apply Peace & Calming nightly to their feet... they ask for it if I forget! We apply Tranquil to my third son's feet and spine.
Diffusers typically run in a few rooms nightly. The baby's favorite blend is RC with lemon... he sleeps 12 hours straight! Our big boys room has Peace & Calming with Frankincense diffusing nightly. Our third son's room has either Stress Away or Helichrysum & Frankincense diffusing. During cold season, everyone's room has RC and lemon!
My nighttime routine consists of taking vitamins, probiotics (Life5 is a great option) and ComforTone capsules. I end my day with a calming face cream of Lavender and Frankincense and apply Peace and calming on my feet, wrists and neck. I've never slept so well in my life!
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