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.
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. All of my boys take MightyZyme chewables 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!
After dinner, our bath and bedtime routine for our four boys can get crazy! Adding bath salts with Lavender to their tub is a great way to wind down.
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 Lavender and Cedarwood diffusing nightly. During cold season, we add Eucalyptus Globules and Cypress for respiratory support!
Washing dishes after kids go to bed could tear up my hands, but I LOVE that YL Thieves Dish Soap supports skin health and is toxin free, while doing a great job cutting the grease and cleaning my pots and pans!
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, Frankincense & Myrrh and apply Peace and calming on my feet, wrists and neck. I've never slept so well in my life!
Ready to get started using Essential Oils in your day?