Are you looking for some simple ways to incorporate self care into your daily routine? Or do you wish you had time for self care but don’t know how to start?
By now most of us know how important self care is, yet we have trouble getting enough of it.
Self care allows us to:
gives us the balance
brings on happy feelings
and so much more.
It’s simple. We NEED a self care routine in our busy lives.
As someone who loves essential oils and self care I wanted to share some ways you can incorporate essential oils into your self care routine on a daily basis. Unlike other self care activities, the simplicity of using essential oils allows us to find new ways to enjoy self care without it taking too much effort.6 Ways Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Daily Self Care Routine #selfcare #essentialoils #youngliving Click To Tweet
6 Ways Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Daily Self Care Routine
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1. Diffuse Essential Oils
Experiencing pure essential oils aromatically is one of the best ways to enjoy your oils. Diffusing oils in an essential oil diffuser is a great way to do this.
Diffusing helps with the following:
- It can elevate your mood
- Help focus
- Kills airborne pathogens
- Changes the aroma of your environment.
Here are a few diffuser blends you can try that will help you based on your mood.
Try this combination to help you relax and get rid of tension.
3 drops bergamot
2 drops lavender
2 drops frankincense
This citrus blend wakes you up and helps you focus. Breathe in while diffusing and you’ll truly feel uplifted.
2 drops orange
2 drops grapefruit
2 drops lemon
The perfect blend to soothe your mood and create a calming atmosphere around the house. This combination of oils just feels good.
2 drops peppermint
2 drops lemon
2 drops lavender
We don’t need to get fancy with a blend here. Go with straight lavender which is a natural sleep aid and will get you to relax. I diffuse before bedtime and throughout the night. 4 to 5 drops lavender
2. Add Essential Oils to Your Face Cream
Adding 1 drop of essential oil to your face cream when applying, can have many benefits. As with diffusing, you can add a specific oil depending on your mood. Here are the essential oils I recommend that are great for the skin:
Frankincense feels so good when you apply it to your skin in your moisturizer. It has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance. It feels fresh and uplifts the mood. They say it can also reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones, so thumbs up for that!
Copaiba is refreshing and cooling to the skin. Put it on your face in the morning with your moisturizer and it will really wake you up! It can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes and gives a glow to your skin.
Carrot Seed is a great oil to add to your moisturizer to revitalize and maintain the appearance of healthy- looking skin. I have yet to try it but I’ve heard great things about Carrot Seed oil so it’s on my shopping list for this month. I’ll report back with results.
Lavender. I love to add a drop of lavender to my night cream to get me relaxed and ready for bed. It’s extremely calming.
3. Make a Sugar Scrub Scented with Your Favourite Oil
These may be listed as ‘holiday scrubs’ as they are perfect gifts, but here’s an idea – make these as a gift for yourself! They are so easy to make and the ingredients are readily available.
After using the essential oil sugar scrub, your skin will be extremely soft thanks to the addition of the coconut oil and shea butter if you choose to use.
4. Make Essential Oil Infused Tea
If you know anything about me I have an obsession with tea and essential oils get me even more excited to try new tea recipes!
The easiest way to start using essential oils with tea…
Add 1 drop of ginger or lemon essential oils to your choice of tea. I recommend green tea, black tea or ginger tea. This really enhances the flavour. Also, if you have a sore throat 1 drop of ginger in your tea it feels so soothing.
You can also check out these other essential oils that can be used internally.
Please note: These oils are approved by Health Canada and in the US are labelled for dietary supplement and culinary use. When using essential oils internally you need to make sure you trust where the oils are coming from. I would not recommend picking up a cheap oil from a store and ingesting. If the oil is cheap that means the oil is not pure and not regulated or tested properly. Don’t risk it.
5. Run a Bath with Essential Oils
We all know that having a nice soak in the tub is a great way to relieve stress and unwind. It’s also a perfect way to incorporate some self care into your routine without it taking up too much effort.
Next time you have a bath put about 8 to 10 drops of a calming essential oil in. A relaxing essential oil bath lets you enjoy the oils aromatically and your skin will be happy too.
These oils are known to have the best calming benefits…
Lavender (of course)
Peace and Calming Blend – A Young Living blend made with Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.
Stress Away Blend (one of my favourites!) – A Young Living blend formulated with Lime, Lavender, Cedarwood, and other pure essential oils for a relaxing and calming scent.
Ylang Ylang brings on the calm and also helps moisturize the skin so it’s perfect for the bath.
Peppermint can not only bring on calming feelings but it can also help with nervous tension. It’s also great for sore muscles.
You can also use a combination of oils to help you fall asleep. The below recipe is from The Essential Life, which has a ton of great recipes and shares a wealth of valuable information about essential oils.
5 drops patchouli
2 drops wild orange
1 drop frankincense
Add to 1 cup of Epsom salts
Add to bath and soak.
Try one of the above or your favourite essential oil that makes you feel relaxed and happy 🙂
6. Massage with Oils
You can do this yourself but why not get someone else to?! The oil you choose for your massage will depend on what you are looking for.
Here are some essential oils that I recommend from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (more details at the bottom of this post).
Tired, aching muscles: Panaway Blend
Want to feel the calm: Lavender
Need some stress relief? Stress Away Blend
Have a headache? Combine 7 drops peppermint, 5 drops lavender and 5 drops frankincense. Add to a roller ball (these are the ones I use) and fill the rest up with a carrier oil of your choice. I use sweet almond oil. Roll on neck, shoulders, forehead and temples and massage in.
Want to Learn More about Essential Oils?
I personally LOVE Young Living products as they stand for what I believe in – quality, authenticity and community. To learn about essential oils or and how they can make a positive impact on your life feel free to email me with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to share more about the benefits and differences of Young Living. Introducing pure essential oils into your life can make a world of difference. It has for me 🙂
First Things First:
The most cost-effective way to get started with Young Living is to go with a Premium Starter Kit. Your starter kit includes a beautiful diffuser and oils you can use in your daily life to create a clean living, non-toxic home.
Introducing essential oils into your daily routine is a lifestyle change and a change for the better. I personally love Young Living products as they stand for what I believe in – quality, authenticity and community.
What you get in the Premium Starter Kit (Canada):
- Desert Mist Diffuser or Raindrop Diffuser
- 10 Premium Essential Oil Collection (Lavender 5 ml, Peppermint 5 ml, Lemon 5 ml, Copaiba 5 ml, Thieves 5 ml, Panaway 5 ml, R.C. 5 ml, Purification 5 ml, Di-Gize 5 ml, Frankincense 5 ml)
- *Bonus* Northern Lights Black Spruce 5 ml
- Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier 1 oz
- AromaGlide Roller Fitment
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards (5 English/5 French)
- 10 Love it? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
- 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples
- Product Guide
What you get in the Premium Starter Kit (US):
- Desert Mist Diffuser or Raindrop Diffuser
- 10 Premium Essential Oils Collection (Lavender 5-ml, Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml, Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml, Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml, Frankincense 5-ml, Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml, Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml, Raven™ 5-ml, DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml, PanAway® 5-ml)
- *Bonus* Stress Away™ 5-ml
- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
- Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
- 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
- Product Guide and Product Price List
- Essential Oils Magazine
Want to order a Premium Start Kit online?
- Go to the Young Living Signup page and fill out your information
- To order a premium starter kit select the Wholesale Member option.
- Double check that the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” says 16966951 (this way I can help you with future questions and share education on your essential oils)
- Also, check that the dropdown on the left says your correct country. Simply select your country from the drop-down menu.
- Fill in your name, address and billing information to set up your account
- Select the premium starter kit you’d like to order. I recommend the kit with the Dewdrop diffuser.
Need help? **Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing a starter kit, other essential oils or if you’d like to learn more about Young Living essential oils and other natural products.**
Tell me: Are you interested in learning more about essential oils? Are you already using essential oils every day? Share where you are in your essential oil journey in the comments below 🙂
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