How I Use Young Living
Essential Oils In My Home
ANXIETY SUPPORT ROLLER
Oils: Valor, Hope, White Angelica, Peace & Calming, Idaho Blue Spruce
(You don’t need all of these oils….Any combo will do!)
After having my daughter, I came down with a terrible stomach bug, that wiped out the good flora in my stomach and left me even more sleep deprived as I was waking every few hours at night to feed my daughter. This sparked an intense hormone reaction and I started to experience something a lot of new moms experience, but don’t always talk about…. Post-Partum Anxiety. In addition to changing my diet to heal my gut and get my hormones back on track, I added oils to my tool belt. With scents that make me feel more calm, oils that help me relax before bed, and blends that inspire feelings of bravery and “I can do this”, oils have really become a Godsend. Valor has been so amazing for me and I’ve come to absolutely love the smell. I call this roller I made for my anxiety “Brave” because my anxiety makes me feel like “I just can’t do it”, which I know in reality is not true at all, and if I feel “Brave” to get through that moment, things will get better.
Oils: Lavender, Peace & Calming, & Cedarwood
Sleep became a HUGE deal after my daughter was born, and even more so after the anxiety rolled in. Did I mention I went back to work too? Life was full and wonderful and stressful all at the same time. Good sleep was going to be the biggest aid in helping to get my anxiety under control. In comes Lavender. Ever fall asleep and sleep so hard that you felt like all you had done was blink? I apply lavender behind my ears and on my ear lobes, on my collar bone, the back of my neck and then on my wrists. I sleep with my hands up by my face, and I have really loved falling asleep to the smell of Lavender. You can even apply it under your big toe for a strong effect! Peace & Calming joined the routine next and I honestly couldn’t pick between the two as far as a favorite. And for the last oil mentioned, Cedarwood, now that one and I go way back. It was a rough start, but not for the reason you’d think. I got my first bottle of Cedarwood while I was pregnant. Eager to experience the effects boasted about by others, I opened my new bottle of Cedarwood and inhaled deeply. My first thought was “Yuck! What the heck is this??” I tried it a few more times and still couldn’t stand it. Fast forward to after my daughter was born, I was perusing my oil collection and happened to pick it up and give it a smell. It wasn’t that bad! In fact, I kind of liked it! Come to find out, when your pregnant your hormones can play tricks on your nose and make you think you don’t like things. It’s a natural defense mechanism that is to protect your unborn baby so I’m thankful for it, but I am also so glad that is all I was experiencing! Anyways, I am glad Cedarwood was able to join the sleepover. Because I definitely sleep deeper after I use it.
Not only is Valor my favorite oil to help me feel unstoppable, it is also my favorite smelling oil to use as a non-toxic perfume. Really, I can just use my “Brave” roller because all of those oils combined are amazing, but if all I had was this bottle of Valor, I would still be able to wear a light, non-intrusive scent.
Thieves Essential Oil
Before I get started, let me tell you a little about Thieves. Thieves is spicy and sassy and has an intense cleaning power. It’s made with Clove oil, Cinnamon Bark oil, Eucalyptus Radiata oil, Rosemary oil, and Lemon oil. I use Thieves Oil in my diffusers every day. I use it to help clean the air and my home. We also use the Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Laundry Soap, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, and Thieves Hand Sanitizer. Can you tell I like Thieves?
Thieves Household Cleaner
Google “Thieves vs. Raw Chicken” and you will see one person after another who has tested the capability of this plant-based formula. And guess what. It always wins! This fact alone is a huge reason this is what I clean everything with the Thieves Household Cleaner. I use it to spray down my counters, clean my couches, wipe my daughters high chair down, add it to my laundry, and even use it in a DIY hair mask! Pro Tip: It is suuuper concentrated so you can dilute it like crazy. 1 capful added to a 16oz spray bottle is plenty, especially if you add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to kick it up a notch.
Thieves Dish Soap
I switched to the Thieves Dish Soap when my daughter was born because I wanted to use only non-toxic products on her, and that included what I wash her bottles and pacifiers with. Then I learned it can be used with the Thieves Household Cleaner as a hair mask, and I fell in love with it even more. I mix Thieves Dish Soap with Thieves Household Cleaner into a travel shampoo container (more dish soap than cleaner) and keep it in my shower for when I’m feeling like my hair could really use a reset. My hair is so soft afterwards! Like the household cleaner, the Dish Soap is verrry concentrated so it can be diluted as well.
Thieves Laundry Soap
Same thing for the laundry soap….This soap became my go-to as we prepared for my daughter to be born. Talk about a good bang for your buck. Like the other cleaners, the laundry soap can be diluted and what I’ve learned recently is that you can kick up its cleaning power by adding a cap full of Thieves Household Cleaner, and even your favorite essential oils! Right now my favorite oils to add are Lemongrass & Gentle Baby, which brings me to my next use…
Adding Oils to Dryer Balls
It’s 2020. Have you ditched those toxic dryer sheets yet?? Think about how what we wash & dry our clothes with sits on our skin pretty much 24/7. Did you know your skin absorbs a lot of what you put on it! Even unintentionally? When you’re making the switch to non-toxic, I know it can be overwhelming. Keep in mind that it’s about limiting your exposure to harmful toxins…So do what you can as you can to slowly (or quickly) rid your cleaning & beauty products out for plant based amazingness. Dryer Balls are a FANTASTIC way to start. And cheaper too! Plus, you can change up the scent more often. My favorite combo right now is Lemongrass with Gentle Baby. Try it!
Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Powder
A couple of months ago the flu & cold season was really trying to bring us down. With a family member receiving Chemo treatments, I became obsessed with the Thieves products and started to immerse ourselves in it. That’s when I added the Thieves Dishwasher Powder to our collection. I am not kidding when I say that I don’t think my dishes have been cleaner! Like shiny clean and crystal clear. And all it takes is one tiny scoop of the powder!
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
The hunt for a non-toxic hand soap was no joke. I scoured Thrive Market, Target, Amazon, and the web for an affordable hand soap that didn’t have added fragrances or use Green Washing to mislead buyers into thinking they were buying a product that was truly non-toxic. I had the hardest time not spending a fortune, so I ended up buying a set of foaming hand soap containers and making my own using castille soap, water, and a few drops of essential oils. That worked great for awhile! And then I decided to give the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap a try. My friend (who is my Young Living guru) told me it is also super concentrated and can be diluted…like a lot. I had been hesitant to spend $12.25 for a bottle of hand soap, but boy am I glad I did. With diluting it, I can make it last so long! It has the spicy scent of the cinnamon and clove while making our hands feel so darn clean. Definitely a winner in my book.
DIY Thieves Immune Support Roller
20 drops lemon, 20 drops Thieves, 10 drops Oregano, 2-5 drops Tea Tree
Whenever I come into contact with anyone with a cough or the sniffles, or have been in crowds or just around a lot of people, I like to roll oils on the bottoms of my feet before bed. Especially if there is Oregano oil in it. Pro-Tip: Put socks on after you roll the oils on so that if you have to get out of bed, you don’t get oils on your carpet or floor. This is important for me because we have a crawling little munckin right now, and if you have pets it would be an extra precaution I’d recommend. (*Always take caution and do your research when using oils around children or pets. Oils affect them differently because of their size and development stages, etc).
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I am so proud to be a part of this crew! They’re energetic and caring and so knowledgeable and have helped me incorporate oils and YL products into my everyday and I am so thankful for them!
Also, please know that you do not have to sell product to be a part of Young Living and get your discounts and free oils. You can, but you definitely don’t have to. Personally, oils and the YL Thieves cleaning products have made a huge impact in my life, and I know they can help a lot of people, so I just love sharing about them.
And if you do want to get into selling Young Living, they have such a great set up to do so, and the products literally sell themselves, so it is a sweet work from home or side gig option. A lot of members just share their love for the product friends & family end up purchasing starter kits under them, and boom, they’re getting additional perks and commissions, just by sharing about what works for them. I love this aspect because their friends and family are joining their team and community and the Young Living community is just..wonderful.
TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED
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When you sign up, you get to select a starter kit. I’d go with a premium kit because there are a ton of products so you’re really getting the best bang for your buck. Plus they have the prettier diffusers in my opinion haha.
You’ll be asked if you want to Enroll in Essential Rewards. This is YL monthly perks system. By spending a minimum of 50 PV, you earn up to 25% back in product credit as well as free oils for spending different amounts. Each product is assigned a PV (Point Value) and a lot of products’ PV is the same amount as the $ amount you will pay. (However, it’s important to note that this isn’t the case for all items). The longer you’re a part of ER, the more perks. For your first year on Essential Rewards, YL sends you a free oil every 3 months.
Each month you can set up what your order is going to be for the month. You’ll pick the day of the month it will process, and can change it as many times as you need before that day. I change mine a lot. But it’s because I either am running out of an oil and add it to my next month’s ER order so it counts towards my PV goal. Or if I learn about an oil or product that I want to incorporate into my daily routine, I just stick it on my ER order. Here’s an example…For May 2020, I received a 15ml bottle of Frankincense oil ($75.50 wsl) as one of my free oils because I stocked up on laundry soap and other items and ended up spending enough to get all of the free oils for the month.
I always recommend you enroll, because you’re starter kit counts towards you’re ER order that month, earning you product credit. If by next month you’re just not feeling it, or decide it’s just not in your budget right now, that’s okay! You’ll have the option to call customer service and either skip a month (1 per calendar year) or you can call and cancel your subscription for now. You don’t have to be enrolled in Essential Rewards to have a Young Living membership, but I highly recommend it if you’re going to be ordering products each month, because you get so much in return!
If you have any questions as you’re signing up, please shoot me a message on instagram (@jessica.walla) so I can help you! And also I want to know if you’re joining the essential oil club!!