Hello Oily Shenanigans! I am Gelsey, Amber’s daughter, and I am very excited to be writing my first oily blog post. This will be our third installment of the “Day in the Life” series, in which I will go through my day and talk about how I use essential oils on a daily basis. Something that I find so awesome about oils is that they are so versatile and there are so many ways one can use them on a regular basis, which means that everyone’s routines are so different, which is the beauty of this series. So let’s get into it.
Rise and Shine
The morning time is probably the time of day when I use the most essential oils, they really help me to start the day off right and get me in a good mood. One product I LOVE and use daily is the Young Living Orange Blossom Face Wash, it is so great and a little goes such a long way. Another oily infused product I use on my face regularly is the Young Living Savvy Minerals line; I’m particularly a fan of the powder, blush, and multitasker. I’m not a huge makeup wearer, but if I do decide to I like keeping it minimal, and I love that I can use these products with full confidence that they won’t irritate my skin or break me out or anything, but in fact they are good and beneficial for my health.
The Theives Toothpaste is also something that I use on a daily basis, and there are multiple varieties of this toothpaste but the one I am currently using is the one that tastes cinnamony. I recently started using Young Living deodorant, which I’m so happy about because I feel like deodorant is one thing that is hard to find a non-toxic version of. I had actually been trying to use up the last of my deodorant for so long before switching, but I go through deodorant so slow that I got really antsy. One last thing I wanted to touch on was a recipe I saw on Young Living’s Facebook page for homemade, non-toxic, oil-infused dry shampoo that I ended up trying out. So I have a little insert below if you’re interested in checking that out. I really like it but I’m still trying to figure out a good way to store it because I currently use it out of an extra cleaned out bottle I had and it doesn’t come out very well, so if you have any ideas, that would be appreciated, haha. Now, the straight oils that I use on myself kind of depend on the day, but I am actually a junior in high school so most days I am just going to school and my absolute favorite combination for school is Stress Away mixed with Inner Child. I also occasionally, if I feel in extra need, will mix En-R-Gee and Peppermint and rub it on the back of my neck. And when sickness is spreading in school a little Theives goes a long way. This part of my oily routine changes all the time, but this is pretty much the norm. I really try to load up before school, because at school I really don’t have a lot of opportunities to be oiling up.
Homemade Essential Oil Infused Dry Shampoo https://www.youngliving.com/blog/diy-essential-oil-infused-dry-shampoo/
So as I said, I don’t use a ton of oils during the day, however a couple things I like to have with me is a small Thieves Hand Purifier, because obviously at school I’m around a lot of people all day and I eat at school, so I find I do end up using it, as well as my Stress Away Roller Ball. Aside from being at school during the day, I am also an active Tae Kwon Do practitioner, for which I sometimes like using Peppermint Essential Oil as well as the Amino Wise exercise supplement. I don’t use this supplement every time but on nights when I know class will definitely be extra hard, and it really gives me a little extra boost.
Bedtime Oily Shenenigans
Ahhhh, finally night time! The night time is probably my favorite time of day, especially when I get my homework done at a reasonable time and I have time to just get ready for bed and have some down time. So a lot of the oily goodies I use at night are the same as what I use during the day, such as my face wash, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. However, there are also some distinct differences. I personally am a night time shower kind of person, and in the shower I am currently trying out the Young Living Shampoo and the Body Wash as well. They both smell great and do the job, which I am very pleased with.
One thing that I am in LOVE with is mixing my own oil-infused facial serums, I discovered this a while ago and am now obsessed. I start with 100% pure Argan Oil, but the beauty of this is that it is so customizable that use can choose any kind of carrier oil that you prefer. From there I can just pick whichever oils I want to add in, depending on what I am looking for it to do. I keep mine pretty simple, and I love the combination of Frankincense, Lavender, Copaiba, and Manuka (you can add in as much or as little as you like, I generally do 15ish drops). And voila, acustomized oily serum! Some nights after that I also use straight Tea Tree oil on any problem spots. Lastly for my oily personal care products is the Genesis Hand and Body Lotion, I cannot emphasize enough how amazing this lotion is, it smells wonderful and works amazingly well, I’ve tried the Lavender one as well which is also great. For bedtime diffusion I use all sorts of combinations, depending on my mood or what I feel like smelling. Below I have some bedtime oils I love.
Well, that’s about it, after writing this I am realizing just how much I actually use essential oils, and that is more than I thought, haha. I wanted to mention one last thing that is definitely not daily but once a week, and that is church!! Before church often times I rub a drop of Frankincense over my chest which is very grounding and focusing, and something I like to save and enjoy for church. Thank you so much for taking the time to read, have a great rest of your Monday and a fabulous week.