A Day in the Life of an Oiler

A Day in the Life of an Oiler

Hello to all of you who are visiting from over at Myra’s!  Welcome!

I grew up in Houston and if you had told me when I was 13 that I would grow up to become an Oiler the shock would have caused me to spit out my Mr. Pibb.  But it turns out that years after the team of my youth has gone to football heaven, the term is now being used for people who use essential oils regularly.  Who knew?!

Being an oiler myself now, I have lots to say on the subject.  I have told y’all so much already about how I use my Young Living oils, but today I’m going to get to the nitty gritty and share how we use them every day.

One thing I want to stress is that I didn’t just go out and buy these oils all at once.  First you get the kit, then you fall in love with those so you get a couple of other oils.  It makes you so happy that you get one for your husband’s office and then HE loves them.  Then you all live happily ever after.

Here’s a rundown from an average day in my life.

First thing when I get up I go do my morning walk/jog .

PanAway: I rub on my right knee.  That knee has always needs extra strength.  It has always felt great on my walk!
Thieves:  On the bottom of my feet to get my body ready for the day.
Valor: My favorite oil.  I put it on my wrists to help me focus and it just makes me feel empowered to take on the day.
Mint: I mix peppermint and spearmint in my little rollon bottle and rub it in my palms and a little under my chin.  It really wakes me up and makes me feel alive!

Once I get home from my walk, I take a quick shower then put on more oils.  I love having them out where I can see them in full view.  It makes it so much easier to remember to use them.

After I dry off I use these…..

Thieves:  On the bottom of my feet (you will notice a pattern)
Valor:  Again….LOVE!
Endoflex:  I use this to support my thyroid and adrenal glands.  I rub it across my lower back several times a day.
Myrtle:  This is a great oil for a healthy thyroid (It’s really good for a BUNCH of things!) so I rub it on my neck over my thyroid several times a day.

Each day holds its own set of challenges, so I try to use some oils specific for the needs of that day.  On a normal stay-at-home day of homeschooling, managing life with 9 kids and just generally trying to get everything done, I would use something like these….

Clarity:  I’d use this to keep my thoughts clear and help me remember what is really important.  I would rub it over my temples and the back of my neck.
Peace & Calming:  The name speaks for itself.  I would put this over my heart or on the bottom of my feet.  Just play with where you get the most benefit.

Those two oils I would also put in the diffuser in the living room or school room.  If I don’t have something like this in the diffuser, I would start the day with Thieves in there.  I diffuse something almost every morning.  It just helps get off to a great start!

Also, I use a great oil blend to help me with my metabolism and diet….

Slique:  I put several drops in my water all day long.  It helps cut down my cravings and it has a really great flavor!

And to end the day I always use these 2 oils right before bed….

Peace & Calming:  I rub it across my forehead
Lavender: I put a squirt of unscented lotion in my hand and 2 drops of lavender.  Then I rub it all over my hands and arms and if any of the kids happen to be standing nearby I rub it on them too.

I feel so good from all of my oils I may just start playing some football after all!

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I am not a doctor or therapist.  I am just a mom sharing her experiences and this information is not intended to treat, cure or prevent anything.  See your medical professional if necessary!

(update: Peace & Calming and Valor are out of stock for a while.  I’d recommend trying Gathering, Magnify Your Purpose and Envision!)

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  1. Thanks for sharing your day with us, Lisa! I adore your oil shelf! So beautiful! And I love that it is accessible to everyone!

  2. Is there an option to purchase samples?

  3. I have not used any YL EO’s, so can you tell me – when you apply these, are you doing it straight out of the bottle, neat? Or have you diluted them with a carrier oil? Or do these particular blends already have a carrier oil in them so you can apply them straight out of the bottle?

  4. Thank you for your post. I’ve recently become interested in learning more about Essential Oils, but have yet to decide if they are worth the time and money. I’m trying to read and find out as much as possible about it. I read your post here today and I read a post yesterday by another blogger describing how much she used oils and it seems to me, that it takes a lot of time through out the day to keep rubbing oils on yourself and diffusing it into the air. It seems like a lot of work to me and if they are being used this heavily and often, how long does a bottle last you? I’m not trying to sound negative, I’m just trying to learn since using essential oils is a very new concept to me. Thanks for any additional input you might be able to give.

    • Hi Allison! Great questions. I can see why it looks like it would be a lot of work. It’s really nothing and I spend very little time on it. Since my oils are all on display in my bathroom, I just put them on when I’m in there already. I rarely go in just to put on oils. As for diffusing, I just keep my favorites to diffuse right next to it, put a few drops in and turn it on then forget it.

      I have a post about how I stretch the oils to make them last longer, but except for a few of them that we use a LOT I have never had to replace a bottle. They last a very long time! And especially if you dilute them like I do….I would think I might never have to replace some of them. Here’s that post: /2014/01/storing-stretching/

      Honestly, I have over the years used lots of natural remedies from homeopathy to herbs and I have found the essential oils the easiest and most effective to learn and use.

      I hope that helps a little! Lisa~

  5. Great post, Lisa! I hadn’t ever heard of Myrtle oil, so interesting! Thanks for sharing your oily wisdom. :) Oh, and I love the shelf!

  6. Ah… Houston Oilers… I get it.
    We’re just getting into the oils here. Up to this point, the only oil we’ve really used is the melaleuca – and we certainly recognize the benefits there.
    I’m excited to learn more and branch out.

  7. Is there a group in the Houston area? I’ve been oiling about 3 months now. It would be nice to have someone local to share and learn from, as my upline is in Washington state.

    • Hi Darlene! I’m sure there must be groups in the Houston area. I don’t live there so I don’t know, but there must be a way to find them. I’ve often wondered if YL has a list or something. Best wishes!!! Lisa~