“Snake oils?”

Since I’ve been sick the last week, give or take some days, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Essential Oils. (Since I’ve been practically bathing in them…)

I first got into using Young Living Essential Oils about 3-years-ago, thanks to the generosity of my in-laws whom gifted all their children and spouses  Starter Kits and memberships as a Christmas gift!

After a few weeks of receiving my Starter Kit, I got strep throat. At the time I didn’t really know much about the oils, but I decided to try out a few per recommendations from Oily Friends.

My moms first response was, “what are those, snake oils?!” I love her sarcasm.  (But truth be told, she finally started using them recently after catching a cold. Her and my dad both!)

Since then I can say, I’ve found a few oils I enjoy to use religiously and am slowly adding to my collection. I wanted to share of few of my favorite oils, why I use them and how!

Favorite Young Living Essential Oils: EssentialOilPost

Why & How do I use them:

  • Allergies/Sore throat – Thieves, Peppermint, LemonEssentialOilPost2

    This is known as the favorite Thieves Tea

    • In a coffee mug, fill with water then add:
      • 1 drop Thieves
      • 1 drop Peppermint
      • 1 drop Lemon
      • Honey to taste
      • Stir and microwave for 1 min 30 sec
    • This mixture helps to kill bacteria with the use of theives, opens you up with the peppermint and helps with an immune boost due the lemon, with it’s anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying properties. Getting locally sourced honey is also key to drinking any type of tea and honey mixture, because it will contain pollen in your area, which will help you fight against your seasonal allergies.

  • Seasonal Allergies – Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint

    • This is know as the Allergy Trio
      • Take a table spoon of local honey and add:
        • 1 drop Peppermint
        • 1 drop Lemon
        • 1 drop Lavender
      • This mixture will help to relieve sneezing, itching, and runny nose due to allergies.
    • This Allergy Trio can also be used in a glass roller bottle, but you’ll need to use a carrier oil like V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, and make sure use 1:1 ratio of carrier oil and essential oil.
      • Example: 10 drops of V-6 carrier oil plus 10 drops of Lavender oil. 10 drops of V-6 carrier oil plus 10 drops of Lemon oil. 10 drops of V-6 carrier oil plus 10 drops of 10 drops of Peppermint.
      • I love using the roller bottle when I’m out and encouter my worst allergy, Cats. It’s quick to roll on and usually helps me with my symptoms till I can get away from the cats.
      • You can of course diffuse this mixture in a diffuser as well. I love to place my diffuser near my bed for night time inhalation.

  • Chest Congestion – Eucalyptus Globulus EssentialOilPost3

    • Helps to clear that pesky post nasal drip or a seasonal allergy cough.
      • In a diffuser:
        • 10 Drops of Eucalyptus Globulus
      • I have a chronic cough due to my bouts with upper respiritory infections as a kid and my beloved allergies as an adult. This is a great way to open up your airways and have a restful night sleep.

Tips:

  1. I love using a good ol’ fashion pot and filling it with water to boil for steam. I’ll take the pot off the stove, let it rest and put 2 drops of eucalyptus. When I rest my head over the pot, I’ll enhale the steam and this usually helps to loose any mucus and clear you out! 

  2. Remember, in the diffuser you can always add Thieves, Lavender or Peppermint with this one depending on what you’re looking to accomplish. I love the pure smell and results of the Eucalyptus on it’s own.

  • Sleeping – Lavender

    • This is great for winding down in the evenings to help with a better night sleep.
      • In diffuser add:
        • 10 drops of Lavender
      • If you prefer a bedsheet spray, use the following:
        • Small glass spray bottle
        • Distilled water
        • pinch of epsom salt
        • 20 drops of Lavender
      • I love using this on my pillows at night.

Tip: Ladies, diffusing Lavender in the bathtub is also great with some epsom salt!


  • Upset tummy – Ginger

    • In cup of tea add:
      • 2 drops of Ginger
      • Ginger helps to relieve inflimmation and nausea!

  • Room Deodorizor and Purifier / Laundry freshener – Purification

    • Purification is by far one of my favorites for keeping the house smelling and feeling clean.
    • According to Young Living – it contains Lavandin, an ingredient that helps clean and purify the air
      • For glass spray bottle add:
        • Fill with Distilled water
        • about 20 drops of Purification
      • For diffuser add:
        • about 5-10 drops of Purification
      • For Laundry add:

Tip: With Purification I suggest using the amount of drops you can handle as far as the smell goes. Some people have a more sensitive nose than others!


 

** As a reminder, I’m NOT a doctor.  I can’t say you’ll have the same results, I’m just sharing what works for me and my husband! I highly recommend seeing a doctor if your symptoms are over the top. I always do, especially if I feel like I’m getting worse or not any better. Hope these tips help you love your essential oils more! 

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