Essential Oils 101 – Popular Essential Oils & Their Potential Uses

So now that you have schooled yourself up on oils, it’s time to talk about some oils you can use. I am a big fan of single oils but MAN! The blends that Young Living puts together are legit…. too legit…… to quit-OKAY I’LL STOP. With that being said any blends you see are Young Living ones, so if you use another brand you’re not gonna find them. Anyhow, I’m gonna throw some topics out there and say what oils might be your BFF in that department.

Skin

Making your own moisturizer using frankincense and lavender (or adding it to one you already have) can promote a youthful appearance. To even out your skin tone, you can also try a homemade toner in the evening with lemon or geranium essential oil. For spot treatment, try tea tree or purification essential oil. I’ve also heard great things about ylang ylang moisturizing skin.

Hair

There are a few I love. For the beards out there, try cedarwood and tea tree oil. For a long luxurious mane, try adding one (or all) of these to your shampoo: lavender; tea tree; cedarwood; thyme and rosemary. Seriously, add tea tree to at least one of your hair care products. It’s great for scalp health.

Nails

Make a nail oil with a carrier of your choosing and add equals parts lemon, frankincense, myrrh and tea tree. It’s great for maintaining nail health.

Sleep

All of these oils are great to promote a restful night’s sleep. My favorite singles are lavender, cedarwood, chamomile (German or Roman) and frankincense. My favorite blends are Peace & Calming (kinda obsessed with it) Tranquil, Stress Away & Gentle Baby. There are SO many more (google it) but I just wanted to list my favorite.

Tummy

Because even in California, you can have sketchy Mexican food. My favorite stomach oil by far is a blend called digize, I call it the tummy whisperer. IT DOES EVRYTHING. Other popular oils for the stomach are copaiba, peppermint and ginger.

Girl Look at That Body (I work out!)

I have some knee problems (PFPS) due to physical activity in the Marine Corps and the pain cream Young Living has is UHmazing for it. My Pre-workout favorite is R.C, it’s packed with all kinds of respiratory oils to keep my lungs in great shape while I get my fitness on. And the deep relief roll-on is great for post workout, its menthol-y goodness gives me and my muscles a nice cool sensation as I take my victory walk back to the van with my kagillion kids. Other oils great for this department are wintergreen, peppermint, copaiba, and the blend panaway.

Respiratory System

Breathing is important. You kinda need it. Basically any eucalyptus oil is great for maintaining a healthy respiratory system, myrtle is great too. Young Living also has blend called RC for the grown folks and a kid blend called snifflease that is RAD.

Getting my Mind Right

I have very young children, and they drive me crazy. My “woosah” roller consists of frankincense and lavender, I put it on and take three deep breaths. Lemon and grapefruit are my happy oils and I diffuse them often. Other single oils you may like are ylang ylang, geranium, peppermint and lemongrass. Favorite blends are joy, stress away (great with lemongrass) and white angelica. Again, there are so many more ideas for this topic on Pinterest and Google.

Immune System

Boosting your immune system is especially important when you have pole licking children. Tea tree and the blends purification and thieves will be your best friend. Plus, Young Living has a great Thieves product line to include hand purifier, cleaning solution, laundry soap, hand soap, surface wipes and a to-go spray I like to use in public places. I put that ish on everything.

Fin.

This series just skims the surface of the world of essential oils. The oil rabbit hole is indeed a deep one. I do hope though, that this helped you get started! As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding essential oil usage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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