One of my guilty pleasures is watching vlogs on Youtube. One of my favorite types of videos to watch are “day in the live” or DITL type videos. To me, its so interesting to peek into the lives of other (especially other moms) and see how they live their life and being able to relate to them on some level. I thought it would be fun to do my own DITL blog post showing all my favorite essential oils and how I use them throughout the day. Click here to learn about my favorite essential oils (no, I don’t sell oils).
*It’s important to note that I don’t use ALL these oils everyday, but I do use quite a few each day.
Morning: Wake-up (if my kids haven’t done that already). I like to try and get ready before my girls wake up, so the first thing I do is head to the bathroom. I wash my face with my Beautycounter charcoal bar and moisturize my face with my frankincense facial serum (2 drops jojoba oil, 1 drop frankincense. I LOVE this serum), brush my teeth, and slap on some make-up. Once my face is finished I use this homemade lavender spray to set my makeup. After spending all of 3 minutes on my hair and getting dressed, I’m ready for the day. Tip: put a drop of lavender right in your mascara tube for healthy, longer lashes!
Mid-morning: After breakfast I usually pick out some oils to diffuse. The oils I pick depend on my mood, my kids mood, and my do list. If I need some waking-up, I’ll use a little orange and peppermint. If someone is sick in the house, I’ll diffuse RMO’s Immune Strength, and if things need calming down I’ll diffuse a calming blend like tangerine, orange, patchouli, and chamomile.
Nap time: During this time I try to get some stuff done around the house. Let’s be honest though, some days I sit on the couch and think about all the stuff that needs to get done. And then the kids wake up and I wish I would have gotten said “stuff” done. Oh well. On the days I do try and be productive, I may use my focus roller ball (orange and peppermint in a carrier oil).
Evening: After dinner, it’s time to clean up. I use my homemade all purpose spray to clean the counter, table, sink, highchair, everything! My all purpose cleaner contains water, vinegar, castile soap and Immune Strength. I plan to make a post on my homemade cleaning products soon.
Bedtime (for kids): I wish I could say I diffuse oils in my daughters’ rooms each night, but I don’t. I’m lazy. Instead, I put a few drops of lavender on my hands and rub their blankies. They love it! And I love it because it’s quick and easy. A couple nights ago I heard my 3 year old yelling from her bedroom. I pop my head in and prepare to hear another crazy request, but instead she goes, “mom, you forgot to put smellies (lavender) on my blankie!”. Even my one year old will run to where I keep my oils when we are getting ready for bed. If I do diffuse oils in their room I usually use lavender and cedarwood. I think I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but we also use Plant Therapy’s Immune Boom diluted in a roller ball on the bottom of the girls’ feet each night to try and keep them healthy during the fall and winter months.
Bedtime (for me): I never shower in the morning, I always shower at night. Recently, I’ve been using my shower as one big diffuser. Right before I get in the shower I put a few drops of oils (usually RMO’s Tranquility) right on the shower floor. The heat and steam from the shower makes my bathroom smell like a spa. I make my own body wash with a blend of bergamot, lemon, and orange. Smells so good! I’ll share the recipe soon when I perfect it. I also use a homemade body scrub with these simple ingredients: sugar, olive oil, orange and peppermint essential oil. Again, I use my essential oil facial serum after I get out of the shower. Because Frankincense has so many amazing benefits I’ll usually cup my hands over my nose and take in a few deep breaths after applying the serum. It’s so relaxing.
Like I said early, I’m lazy. I typically don’t’ diffuse oils at night in our bedroom either, but I will roll on some lavender and cedarwood on the bottom of my feet each night or I’ll use my homemade linen spray (water, witch hazel, lavender, and cedarwood) and spray down our sheets.
Hope you enjoyed. Let me know how you incorporate your oils into your daily routines.