5 Changes You’ll Notice After Using Essential Oils in your Home

I wanted to share the top 5 changes I noticed after using my starter kit because I hear a lot of people tell me they won’t use all the oils. I can promise you, you will. It’s like diving into a rabbit hole. Once you use one oil, you use another, then another and soon you are using them all and quickly become obsessed. πŸ˜†That’s what happened to me and everyone else I know who used the starter kit.

Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is $160. You receive a powerful diffuser and 11 of YL’s most popular oils. The value of this kit is $300, so the kit is a steal!

I could go on and on about how I use the oils for everyday tasks and remedies, but I’m going to save us some time and just share with you the top 5 changes I noticed in our household once I started using these miracle oils.

1. Better Sleept’s true! If you read my blog post titled “Becoming an Oily Mom” you would know this was the main reason I knew these oils were legit. They helped my fussy son sleep. He’d sleep through his nap and sleep through the night. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

But not only him, my husband and I started sleeping better too. Who doesn’t want to sleep better? I made a roller bottle using coconut oil and lavender (kit oil) and would roll the bottom of my feet before bed. I’d sleep all the way till morning. We diffuse lavender in our room as well. ( All the rooms in my house have a diffuser). So you can see why sleep is my 1st mention. I’m nothing without a good nights sleep.πŸ˜‚ I’m sure you can relate!

2. Beautiful Skin I had read so many times how Frankincense essential oil is good for skin. ☝🏼Let me tell you something, frankincense has many uses, but I use my frankincense for one purpose and that is my skincare!

I know I’m missing out on it’s other wonderful healing properties, but what this oil has done for my skin is unimaginable.

I used to get bad break outs which would then leave acne scars and marks on my face. I never ever dreamed I would be the one to leave the house without make up. I was always too self conscious about my skin. But I am happy to share that I am now that mom that will leave the house without make up because my skin is amazing! I have no redness, my scars are disappearing and my fine lines are gone. I’ve actually had people ask me if I get Botox πŸ˜‚. I get compliments on my skin all the time!!! It’s so nice to get those compliments because I’ve never had people tell me that before. I have to give all the credit to my frankincense essential oil.

3. Better Health This one I noticed right away, not only for myself but for my boys. My oldest would always get sick around this time of year. His sickness would last for at least 2 weeks. It was miserable for the whole family! But this winter, since I’ve been using my oils, all has been good! At his worst, he had a runny nose. But to me that’s not sickness, that’s the body doing its job. We are constantly diffusing Thieves (kit oil) around the house, using a thieves hand sanitizer I made, and rubbing it on our feet and chest every night. And so far we’ve all been feeling great!

For myself, in addition to the diffusing, I drink hot honey water every morning and night and will add 2 drops of lemon essential oil (kit oil) to my glass mug. It’s delicious, I look forward to it everyday. I strongly feel that has helped boost my immune system as well among other health benefits like digestion. πŸ‹

4. Calmer Kids I thought this was a coincidence, but now I’m convinced this is true. When I diffuse Stress Away essential oil (kit oil blend), my kids are calmer! 🀭 I swear! I even have my mom diffuse it at her house when she babysits and she would tell you the same thing! I’ve noticed less crying, less tantrums and an overall happier atmosphere during our days at home. You’re welcome πŸ˜‰.

5. Good Smelling Home

I have a 75 lb Doberman Pinscher and 2 babies still in diapers. I am constantly worried my home smells bad. I used to light candles and use Febreeze everyday to mask odors.

Now that my household is chemical free, it’s worked in my favor. Diffusing oils actually kill the airborne germs, allergens and odor. So there is nothing to ‘cover up’ . That was easy.

I also made my own fabric refresher. I use my Purification (kit oil blend) which is an odor neutralizer and smells wonderful. I’ll mix that with some peppermint or lemon ( both kit oils). I’ll mix it with some witch hazel and water in a spray bottle and spray my entire house down. Unlike the Febreeze I was using, the scent of the oils linger much longer and they are also anti bacterial and will disinfect surfaces. Bonus!

Another quick example, I make a mattress mist for my babies that I spray before they go to sleep to help them relax. Now my boys always smell like lavender and cedarwood πŸ˜‚. Other people will always mention how good they smell. Haha now you know my secret!

Like I said earlier, I could probably add 95 more bullet points about all the changes I noticed in my home after using Young Livings Premium Starter Kit. Im a distributor because I want to get a kit in everyone home so they can experience what I’ve experienced. So if you have any questions, ask away. Im overjoyed to answer any questions.

If you have read enough and want a kit for your home! Congrats! I’m excited for you!My link is below, please use it and I will contact you afterwards to help walk you through everything you need to know! ❀️

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=13244200&enrollerid=13244200&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

The Dangers of Laundry Detergents

One of my biggest pieces of advice for families who are trying to switch to a chemical free and all natural lifestyle, is to take baby steps. Switch over one product at a time.

I’m in a hurry to live chemical free, but I am also very frugal and hate being wasteful. So the easiest way to transition is to finish up a product, then when it’s empty, find a safer, chemical free alternative. That’s how I switched soaps, serums, lotions, cleaning products and the everyday product I am now going to blog about… laundry detergent.

Have you ever researched what’s in our laundry detergent? Well I have and let me tell you, it ain’t good 😬. It’s actually a shame. Let me list some ingredients found in most laundry detergents:

1,4 dioxane– a solvent that is recognized by the EPA as a carcinogen. It’s been known to cause headaches, vertigo, irritation of eyes, nose and lungs, can cause liver and kidney damage, etc.

Quaternium-15- a cleaning agent. Also known as a carcinogen. It’s been linked to eye and skin irritations and possible liver damage.

Phosphates/EDTA– make detergent more effective. Toxic ingredients that are harmful to the wildlife in our ponds and streams. They are also known to kill cells and damage DNA ☠️.

These are just 3 of dozens of harmful chemicals found in laundry detergents. When I really stop and think about this, it really upsets me. I get angry because these ingredients can directly affect myself, my husband and most importantly my babies!

I obviously wash all our bed sheets, clothes, stuffed animals, blankets etc. with these harmful ingredients. The sheets we spend 8 hours sleeping on each night, the clothes that touch our skin every second of the day, the blankets I cover my sleeping boys with, could potentially be causing our health to suffer.

So what now? I’m glad you asked. πŸ‘πŸΌ

Switch!!

There are many brands out there that are toxic chemical free. Do the research and make the safer choice. Remember to invest in your health. It might be costly to buy at the store, but it’s the best choice you can make for your family. Or try making your own.

For myself, I decided I wanted to try to make my own and I’m glad I did! It’s SUPER cheap and works really well. I made 2 gallons of detergent for less then $7. It’s just as effective and perfectly safe!

I did some searching on Pinterest for DIY laundry detergents and I found a recipe I really liked! I used

*Organic Washing Soda that I purchased on amazon for $10.

*Trader Joe’s baking soda

*Dr.Bronners Organic Castile soap

* YL essential oils (I chose lemongrass and spearmint)

It took me a whole 5 minutes to make! πŸ˜‚

That’s it. Baby steps are better then nothing when it comes to the chemical free lifestyle. If you need exact measurements for this recipe, let me know I will happily share that with you.

Also, feel free to ask for help or advice if you want more DIY ideas! I’d love to help ❀️