• My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Shingles

    Shingles felt like the plague. Seriously. When I got it, we were on the road. I went to the doctor when I got home to try to figure out what was going on, and the diagnosis came quickly. There wasn’t much they could do for me except give a steroid shot and let it run its course. It was on my face and felt TERRIBLE!! Armed with a place to focus, I went home and got to work. I pulled out my collection of oils and had my husband give me a makeshift Raindrop massage. These oils, including Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, and Peppermint. He literally…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Asthma

    Asthma can be super scary! Thankfully we’ve never had it to the extent that we needed an Epi-Pen, but when my oldest was 5, he struggled with exercise-induced asthma. I gave him a roller bottle made by Young Living called Breathe Again that he took to soccer practice. If he started having trouble breathing, he rolled that on his chest and it opened right up. I also loved two other YL blends called R.C. and Raven – they are both great for opening his airways!! I dropped those on his chest and on his back, and his breathing immediately improves. I also use R.C. and Raven in the diffuser in…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Allergies

    Allergies are ANNOYING and can really diminish your quality of life! My hubby used to take an allergy pill with a decongestant EVERY day just to function. He felt like a zombie! Then we discovered essential oils and I can’t remember the last time he’s had to take an allergy pill!!! For us, we absolutely LOVE 2-3 drops each of Young Living Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, and Copaiba in vegetable capsules! Since the oils metabolize so quickly in our bodies, we will take the capsules at least every 2 hours when needed. Normally, Chris only needs to take it once or twice a day. For my kids who can’t swallow capsules…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Sinus Infections

    Sinus infections – I used to just go to the doctor and get a Z-pack. Now I’ve learned about the damage that repeated antibiotic use causes and I’m so thrilled that I can use essential oils instead. I haven’t had an antibiotic since I got my oils kit in 2012!! What do I do for sinus infections?? Young Living’s blend called R.C. is my secret weapon!! I put it in the diffuser, and I also put it on my gums. When I’m really motivated to get rid of it, I use this protocol: Sinus Infection Protocol:1 drop of RC on my gums every minute for 5 minutesThen, every 5 minutes…

  • Beginner’s Guide to Carrier Oils

    Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied essential oils. Jojoba Oil: Works wonderfully as a skin moisturizer. Non-greasy doesn’t clog pores. Contains vitamin E and B vitamins, which help to treat sunburns and wounds, it has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and it contains three fatty acids. Almond oil: Absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin. Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid. Good all-purpose carrier oil Fractionated Coconut Oil: Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky…

  • Lavender Clay Facemask

    In our busy schedules with so much going on, it’s so important to take time for self-care. Turn off all the noise, lower the shades, and spend some time for you! You are worth it, and on the other side, you’ll be stronger than you were before! This simple clay mask is a great way to revive your skin! 1 tbsp European Clay or Bentonite Clay 1 tbsp cold water Few drops of Lavender Oil Mix ingredients together. Thoroughly cover face and neck, allow to sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off and apply moisturizer.

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Molluscum Contagiosum

    These little bumps popped up on my toddler’s back. I didn’t pay too much attention for a while because they didn’t bother him. When they were still there after a month or so later, Mommy got busy. I did some research and learned that Lemon Myrtle essential oil works great for Molluscum Contagiosum. Sure enough! I diluted a few drops with a little olive oil and put it in a roller bottle. Then I rolled that on him. Just a few days later, the bumps were gone!!!! They tried to come back one more time, but just a little more lemon myrtle did the trick. What an easy way to…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Bug Bites

    We live in Texas, so there are bugs EVERYWHERE. And almost all of them bite!! Ants, mosquitos, spiders, assassin bugs, and on and on! Thankfully, Young Living has an essential oil blend that we LOVE for relieving the itch! It’s called Purification, and it’s a combo of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree oils. I just rub it on a bug bite, and it helps draw out the poison! My kids love it too, and they apply it themselves! For a particularly bad bite, which we were pretty certain was a black widow bite, we used Purification, Basil oil, and Bentontite clay. I was prepping us to head…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Toothaches

    When a tooth hurts, you want it fixed NOW. I’m so thankful to have Young Living oils to use while I’m waiting to get into the dentist! My favorites to use are:Panaway – I dilute this blend with a little olive oil and rub it right on my cheek. Clove – I dilute this blend too, and rub it on my gums where it hurts. Dentists use clove too, in their numbing agents! Thieves – Thieves has clove in it, so I use this when needed too! I also loved Clove for my little teething babies – I diluted it a ton (like 1 drop oil to 20 drops olive…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for a Fever

    Fevers in my babies used to scare me so badly!! When my baby daughter had a bad reaction to a vaccine, her fever climbed high so quickly she had febrile seizures. SO scary!! Alternating Motrin and Ibuprofen wasn’t doing much – we literally prayed her through that night, and I lost count of how often I called the nurse line. Now, for a normal fever from a sickness, I don’t freak out. The body is doing its job! I want to help support the body as it fights off the sickness, and not suppress the fever. Essential oils are PERFECT to help the body stabilize, and fight off the sickness…