Essential Oils for Home

Young Living was founded in 1993 and is based in Lehi, Utah. They sell organic high quality essential oils and chemical free home products and supplements. I started using YL oils in 2015. I honestly didn’t even know oils could benefit your body – I bought the kit because I was trying to eliminate chemicals in our house and for the aromatherapy benefits. But they have helped my immune system, my sleep and most importantly my family. I cannot imagine not having the oils in my life now! Read on to learn more about the most popular oils and blends people use in their home.

Most Popular Essential Oils and Blends

Lavender: Support healthy and glowing skin. I use it in my homemade facial serum as it is moisturizing. Also great for burns and cuts. Just apply a drop straight on it! A lot of hospitals use it to help with occasional anxiety with their patients before and after procedures.

Peppermint: Support and maintain a healthy digestive system and energy levels! Great to apply on your temples when you have a headache and this is my favorite to diffuse to help stay alert.

Thieves: Promote a healthy immune system. Diffuse often to purify the air.

Citrus Fresh: Remove stinky odors and great refreshing smell! A blend of citrus oils along with spearmint.

Lemon: A powerful detoxifier. Great for alertness & mental clarity. A good cleanser for body and home, smells fresh, can help with occasional nausea, immune system support, appetite suppressant…also add to water!

PanAway: Add it to coconut oil to create a DIY post workout salve to help sore muscles.

Stress Away: I love this one to wear as a perfume which plays double duty to help reduce daily stress.

Frankincense: It promotes a sense of calm and security, Replace your expensive wrinkle serum. This is all you need! I rub a drop straight on my skin at night before moisturizer.

DiGize: It supports normal, healthy digestion! Also helps heartburn and stomach upset. Rub on your tummy or take via veggie capsule.

Raven: One of the best essential oils for help in decongesting the airways, total respiratory support. Diffuse or apply to your chest.

Valor: This blend was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence and self-esteem. It helps the body self-correct it’s balance and alignment.

Peace & Calming: This blend promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits.

Why should you try Essential oils?

Using essential oils are great for helping to reducing the amount of toxins in your home and for the aromatherapy benefits.  But they will also help your immune system, sleep, and family.  I love the idea of reducing the chemical load being put into our bodies and having a natural way to boost immunity.  All those oils listed above come in Young Livings starter kit which is the best way to get started. There are also other kits you can choose from as well. See below picture for options.

Bonus – You will get a FREE foaming lemon hand soap when you purchase a starter kit from me the rest of May. Remember zero monthly commitment – just a community of like minded people and education waiting for you! From sleep support, stress, overwhelm, big feelings, tantrums, and so so much more. Add some calm vibes to your home!

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Hi friends! It’s October, which means it’s quite possibly the most beautiful month of the year, in every area, colors, smells, temperature, etc. It doesn’t get much better than October. It does also mean the start of cold and flu season. This past month friends around me have already dealt with hand, foot and mouth disease and possibly strep. So… this post we are going to focus on THIEVES! Most of you probably know how amazing Thieves is but in case you don’t, or in case you’ve forgotten, I’m going to remind you!

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So what kinda name is Thieves for an essential oil? Well, let’s start with a bit of a history lesson.

While there are a few versions of the story they all center around one event, the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here that, during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs, spices, and essential oils that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory. Pretty cool, right?

Thieves essential oil

Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.  There is a whole product line using this oil blend.  Everything from Laundry Detergent to Hand Soap.  It is a great way to go chemical free in your home while still protecting your family from the “icky’s.”

Thieves put to the test

So Weber State University conducted a study in 1997.  The results showed Thieves Oil to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria.  The bacteria cultures were exposed in an enclosed area and the Thieves Essential Oils blend was infused into the space.  Within 10 minutes of exposure there was a reduction of:

82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air)
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (sepsis)
44% in Staphylococcus aureus (staph)

Amazing, right?!?  Diffuse this blend in your home everyday to keep your air “fresh.”

How to Purchase

The Thieves oil blend is included in Young Living’s Essential Oil Starter Kit!  This kit gives you a diffuser and 11 oils to play with to get your chemical free journey started.  To purchase click below and follow the prompts. By choosing the Membership option it will give you the best pricing and you will get to stock up on the most popular oils and a diffuser for a discounted price!

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And for the month of October you will get a free bottle of Oregano oil with your starter kit purchase!!

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DIY Milk Bath Recipe

I heart baths. Love, love, love them. But I hate paying a ton for luxurious soaks. This DIY Milk Bath recipe is both economical and luxurious so grab a book, put on some relaxing music and get ready to soak away your troubles–all while using things you likely have in your pantry!

And hint hint….this is a GREAT gift idea to give the moms in your life for Mother’s Day!

DIY Milk Bath Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/4 cup Powdered Milk
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp baking soda
  • Young Living Essential Oils – Purchase Info Here!
    • You could do any of the following combinations – have fun with this part!
    • 6 drops Ylang Ylang & 6 drops Lavender
    • 6 drops Stress Away & 6 drops Orange
    • 6 drops Peppermint & 6 drops Lime
    • Citrus Fresh, Peace & Calming, and Joy Essential Oil blends are other great ones to try!

DIY Milk Bath Directions:

Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Add to a glass jar and cap tightly. Mason Jars are a beautiful and economical way to package this recipe.  Wait 24 hours before use.  The recipe can be used for 4 baths using a little less than 1/2 cup each time and can be stored for roughly 3 months.

Relax & Enjoy!