Y’all know I love me some Young Living essential oils. To me it’s not just a substitute for OTC medications, but a lifestyle choice. We need help and support in many areas besides being sick.
I use them to help us with attitude, stress, prayer, so many areas!
I start the diffuser each morning with oils that I feel led to use. Sometimes it’s Thieves (if we’re coming down with something) or Purification (if we’re needing a good airing out), but most often I use oils that encourage a healthy attitude.
Many of you have asked me, “Is it new age-ish to say that the oils affect your mood?” To that I say definitely NOT! When you smell the oils, the airborne molecules interact almost immediately with the brain and the limbic system. The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. That explains a lot about how they affect your moods and responses.
If we’ve been struggling with getting attitudes, I love these two oils, Motivation and Harmony, in the diffuser. I have it going in the living room so everyone can get the benefits. That’s what is so great about the diffuser…the whole family reaps the benefits!
Speaking of harmony….occasionallywe do struggle with getting along. The younger boys especially tend to get fussy with each other. So I grab some Humility and Forgiveness and rub it on the back of their necks. Then we pray together and work on learning to love one another.
Another important way we use the oils is with our homeschool. I adore Brain Power and Motivation for diffusing during school. If we are really struggling I will also put it on the bottom of their feet or on their wrists.
The last common way we use the oils that I want to share is specifically for the girls. With this many women in the house, we need a way to get through those, you know, certain times. So we lean on our two favorites, Dragon Time and Clary Sage. We use it topically both on the bottoms of our feet and wherever we are dealing with an issue (i.e. across the abdomen or lower back).
Because I want to help you increase your knowledge of the oils, I have teamed up with other bloggers and once a month for the next 3 months we will all share ways we use them.
AND we are pulling together to give away a Thieves Kit….you will LOVE it!!! I only clean with Thieves anymore.
Be sure to pop over to the other blogs and check out how they use these amazing oils!
If you are interested in getting started with Young Living oils click HERE to sign up. I have a GREAT incentive to join this month. I am sending my favorite reference book, one of my essential oil shelves AND a $20 credit to your account after you sign up with a Premium Starter Kit by Jan 31, 2015. My member # is already on the form (just in case, it’s 1386112). Here’s a post where I share more about the oils in that kit.