Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

My Daily Essential oil Routine

July 1, 2019 in Essential Oils - No Comments

My Daily Essential oil Routine

July 1, 2019 in Essential Oils - No Comments

Over this past year or so, I have incorporated more and more essentials oils into my daily routine. In doing so, not only have I become more comfortable using them, but have also come to love the benefits I’ve seen them on have on my family more and more. I’ll admit when I first jumped into this world of oils, I felt a little overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. But I have taken it one day at a time, and learned slowly but surely how to use them to support my health and replace many a household product. That said, one of the best ways I have found to learn about oils on my own journey is simply in seeing how others use them in their daily lives. So I thought today I would do a little recap of just a typical day in our household for all of you focusing in on just that – how we use our essential oils throughout the day.

Prior to reading, please note that I am sharing about a typical day in OUR home. This is a routine that works for us, and one that I feel comfortable using. I would encourage anyone to do their own research prior to using oils with your family so that you feel most comfortable in the choices you make in your own home.

How to use essential oils throughout the day

6:15am Wake Up/Morning Routine: My morning routine generally consists of the following:

Brushing my teeth with Thieves Aromabright ToothpasteThieves Essential Oil is a little immune support and cleansing powerhouse. In addition to being an oil our family uses for these purposes, it is also used in a variety of Young Living products which we use on the daily – toothpaste being one of them! It contains a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary oils and makes for a nice spicy, rich toothpaste taste.

Applying Endoflex Vitality Oil to the thyroid region of my neck – I like to stick an Aroma Glide Roller Fitment right on the bottle of this one to make it easier to apply. Endoflex is a blend of Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Nutmeg, and German Chamomile and supports the endocrine system.

Applying Stress Away to my wrists – Stress Away is another oil that works wonders with a roller ball top. This one contains calming oils like Copaiba, Lavender and Cedarwood with hints of Vanilla and Lime, and I find it to be a refreshing one to use to start the day on a positive note.

6:30am Morning Quiet Time: I like to give myself at least 30 minutes of quiet time each morning before Asher wakes up. Most days during that time, I love drinking a warm glass of water with Lemon Vitality Oil to support my digestion and hydrate my body as I begin by day.

Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak

7:30am Breakfast: To clean our produce on the daily, I use our Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak to wash away the dirt and grime that may be leftover on any of it before we consume it. I just toss a tablespoon or two into a large bowl, add in the produce and fill it with water until covered. I let them soak for a few minutes then remove, rinse, and voila – ready to eat!

8:30am Shower: While showering I wash my face with my Orange Blossom Charcoal Bar Soap. Its made with skin-purifying activated charcoal and and Orange Blossom Essential Oil blend. This same oil blend is in the Orange Blossom Moisturizer that I apply to my face after my shower.

If its a day where I feel the need to “do my face”, the majority of my products are from the Savvy Minerals line. Makeup can be one of the biggest culprits for containing toxic ingredients that can impact our skin and overall health. I love that everything in this line from my foundation to my mascara is made with clean, naturally-derived ingredients and pure essential oils.

Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

9:30am Outdoor Play: We make it a point to get outdoors as much as possible over here each day. When I can, I work to avoid peak sun hours and follow these tips I’ve laid out in my post on How to Protect your Skin from the Sun Naturally, but when it’s needed, we love the Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion. Not only is it chemical free, but it’s non-greasy and yes, it even contains some incredible skin support oils like Lavender and Helichrysum.

12:00pm Naptime: While I use nap time to get work done most days, I love to create a calm space as much as possible in order to do so. Somedays I do this by rolling my Tranquil Roll-On on the back of neck and wrists, or sometimes I will diffuse oils like Lavender, Cedarwood or Sacred Mountain in my living room as I knock items off my to-do list.

2:30pm Snack & Sensory Play: Oftentimes we will use the oils that are part of the Vitality Line (those that can be used in food or as dietary supplements) to create fun snacks like smoothies, protein balls and, most recently, popsicles as well. Another way I like to incorporate oils throughout our afternoon is by using them as part of sensory play – think a “Lavender” water table or play dough experience, for instance. For more ideas along these lines, check out my post on 5 Ways to Use Essential Oils with Kids.

3:30pm Outing: Most afternoons we will head out for some type of an outing – be it a playdate, a trip to the YMCA etc. Two things I always bring with me on our afternoon adventures are Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier and KidScents Owie Oil. I like to be as prepared as I can for all the germs and tumbles that come along with having a three-year-old.

6pm Dinner: I keep the majority of my Vitality Oils on my spice rack. I love using them to create fruity, citrus diffuser blends in the kitchen while making dinner or to add a little extra flavor to what we are cooking.

We also love our Thieves Dish Soap for hand washing dirty dishes, the Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Powder for those that go in the dishwasher and our Thieves Cleaner for wiping down countertops, tables and appliances after our meal is finished.

7:00pm Asher’s Bedtime: We place a few drops of SleepyIze oil into Asher’s diffuser to promote a restful environment in his bedroom most evenings. SleepyIze is part of Young Living’s KidScents line of oils created especially for children and is prediluted with their needs in mind.

8:00pm Evening Kid-Free Time: This is the time of the day where I do a combo of finishing up work, unwinding and spending time with my spouse. So depending upon the mood I am going for, I will change out what I put in my diffuser.

Here are some blends I am loving lately:

For Focus: 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Orange, 2 drops Frankincense

For Romance: 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Patchouli, 2 drops Ylang Ylang

For Unwinding: 3 drops Valor, 2 Drops Cedarwood

Young Living Romance Oil Blend

10:00pm Nighttime Routine: Similar to my morning routine, I brush my teeth again with my Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste. I then floss with Thieves Dental Floss and rinse my mouth with Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, which is free from alcohol, synthetic dyes and artificial flavors that can be found in many brands on store shelves.

I also apply a facial astringent prior to bed to support my skin that I put together in a roller ball using the following ingredients: 8 drops Lavender, 8 drops Frankincense, 4 drops Lemon, a splash of Witch Hazel (alcohol free & unscented) and fill the rest with water.

10:15pm Bedtime: Peace and Calming, Peace and Calming II and Valerian are my three besties at bedtime. I don’t know that I could pick a favorite, so we generally just rotate through these to help promote a restful night’s sleep.

So there you have it! While every day certainly looks a little different, this is more or less how we incorporate essential oils throughout our day on the regular. The best part about using our oils and oil infused-products is that not only are they something we can use as part of a daily routine, but they are also available to us when we have specific needs or seasons that arise in our home as well. I’ve come to love learning more about their uses and knowing that the possibilities with them are truly endless.

What about you? How do you use oils in your home?

And if you haven’t started yet, and are ready to give them a whirl, I would love to have you join my team. Click here to get started.

PIN IT FOR LATER

My Daily Essential Oil Routine - A Full day's schedule of how I use Essential Oils with my family to support our body's and maintain our home throughout a typical day.

kristahapp

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Subscribe & Follow

About Me

About Me

Hi, I'm Mrs. Happ! I love Jesus, Mr. Happ and being a mama to our little man. I live off of a steady stream of bone broth, kombucha, Spanglish & top knots. And when I'm not busy chasing a toddler, I love me a good creative endeavor. Welcome to our "HAPPy Healthy Casa". I'm so glad your here. Read More

Krista

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Popular Links

Instagram

  • Just your typical morning tower building. 😋
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#ad Not only do we enjoy crafting top notch towers over here, but we appreciate using top notch supplements as part of our daily routine as well. I started using @ancientnutrition Bone Broth Protein a few years back to support my gut and immune health, and I’ve only grown to love this company, their products and what they stand for more since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In addition to our Bone Broth Protein, some other products we are loving lately include:
*Multi Collagen Protein Strawberry Lemonade 🍋: Supports skin elasticity and healthy joint function, not to mention it’s perfect for sipping in the summer time.
*Keto Cocoa: Chalked full of MCTs, adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, we love adding this to smoothies, making hot cocoa and even pancakes with it (see my stories from today 👏🏻).
*Ancient Probiotics -Ultimate: One of my favorites to keep in rotation when I need some intense support. In addition to a diverse probiotic blend, it also contains an Ayurvedic herbal blend with herbs like turmeric, ginger, etc. *Fermented Ashwagandha: I don’t know what I would do without this little herb as a busy mama. It supports a healthy response to stress and cortisol levels in addition to energy and focus. 👌🏻👏🏻
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So now I’m curious, if you could build a tower out of some of your favorite supplements, what would you use? #ancientnutrition
  • 🌱Asparagus Painting 🌱
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know I always say vegetables make the best paint brushes. But asparagus may be top dog when it comes to mimicking the real deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We practiced some letter tracing today with this vegetable, and I let Asher pick out some all natural paint from the refrigerator to use for dipping.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
His choices today: Organic Maple Syrup 🍁, @tessemaes BBQ Sauce and @sirkensingtons Chipotle Mayo. Quite the array 🤷🏼‍♀️. He dipped, traced a few letters, and then basically just went to town using his asparagus as a spoon to indulge in all of his “paint” selections 😂. Kinda figured that may be the case- and I was 100% okay with it as each time he snagged some sauce he also put that asparagus in his mouth and even ventured to try a bite. Plus it made for a great sensory experience as he was covered in it all by the end. .
.
.
.
.
.
.
#toddleractivities #totschool #totschooling #preschoolathome #learningwithmommy #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #littleoneslearn #earlylearning101 #wonderandawekids #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #mydayswithkids #tagfromtheheart #craftymama #creativechildhood #kidssnacks #toddlerfood #eattherainbow #iteachbilinguals #bilingualkids #homeschoolblog #kidsactivitiesblog #earlyliteracy #sensoryplay #sensoryactivity
  • D is for Dates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(Or as we call them in our “casa” - Dátiles.)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We love dates over here and they are darn close to being called a staple in our home. We love wrapping them in bacon for mealtime. Stuffing them with nuts, nut butters or vegan cheese for snacks. And we love adding them into smoothies and treats if we are looking for a pop of natural sweetness. This fruit is chalked full of potassium and fiber and rich in antioxidants, and thus, I think it deserved to receive a day of recognition 😉. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This morning Asher helped me pit our dates and combine them with other ingredients like avocado, hemp seeds, coconut and cacao powder to create this “No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Bites” recipe from my incredibly talented amiga @thenaturalnurturer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After we created our balls, I asked Asher what he would like to roll them in. I told him he could choose three things, and I would choose three so we had a variety of different tastes. Asher chose to roll his in food-dyed sprinkles, cinnamon, and coconut. I chose walnuts, hemp hearts and beet powder for mine. And yes, in case you are wondering, they taste as heavenly as they look.
  • 📖 My Story: Part #2 📖 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Life seemingly went back to normal as I knew it after my health scare my junior year. (See Part #1). I was ready to move forward and enter into my college years and into my first career as an elementary school teacher. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Through that time I would notice on and off that when I ate certain foods they seemed to “run right through me”. And that my gut maybe wasn’t “pleased” with my choices. But, let’s be honest, it tasted good, and I wasn’t really gaining any extra weight, so it couldn’t have been that bad right?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Flash forward a few years into teaching, I came down with what appeared to be hives all over my chest, neck and face. The doctors thought I was having an allergic reaction and prescribed me steroids to calm it down. After a few days, it hadn’t gotten any better. In fact, it was getting worse. Which is when they decided to do a strep test and realized I had been misdiagnosed and actually had a case of scarlet fever, which is caused by the same bacteria as strep throat. Thus, after being on a steroid for several days, I was now put on an antibiotic protocol as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Needless to say at the time, I had no idea about how I could use probiotics, diet or supplements to support me through this. I just thought once I finished my course of meds I’d be good as new. However, what I learned the hard way was that after years of not caring for my gut the way I should, and after countless rounds of antibiotics in high school and now, my gut, and in turn, my body had finally reached their tipping point. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To be continued...
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Outfit: @fabletics Use the link in my profile to snag it or check out their other options to best match your shape and style. #myfabletics #moveinfabletics
  • Popsicles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sticky fingers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sweaty hair. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No pants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is what most days entail right now, and we are soaking it all in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I spent some time this morning refreshing a blog post I wrote last summer about this time entitled “9 Front Porch Activities for Toddlers”. While we love getting out and about and exploring our community this time of year, we also love hanging right outside our own front door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The post highlights different learning, sensory and family activities with minimal prep you can do alongside your little one on those day’s you just feel like laying low. And, while they are geared toward toddlers, all are still things that are certainly appropriate for preschool and even early elementary as well. {Link in profile}. .
.
.
.
.
.
#creativekids #toddleractivities #kidsactivitiesblog #kidsart #summeractivities #preschoolactivities #totschool #preschoolathome #teachermom #homeschoolingideas #naturalmama #unschooling #wildandfreechildren #freerangekids #raisingragamuffins #learningthroughplay #the_sweet_life_unscripted #themagicineveryday #alldaykids #let_there_be_delight #lifewithlittles #healthykids #homeschoolblog #celebrate_childhood
  • My two favorite refreshers during hot summer days:

1. Watermelon and cucumber water to hydrate 🥒 🍉 
2. Essential Oil “Cool Down” spray to sooth my skin 💦 
Here’s the recipe:
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Lavender 
3 drops Eucalyptus

Add to a 2oz spray bottle. Fill the remainder with half unscented witch hazel and half distilled water. Shake er’ up, and it’s ready to go!
.
.
.
Spray Inspo: @byoilydesign .
.
#oilymama #naturalmom #chemicalfreehome 
#ecofriendlyhome #holisticliving #parentingblog #healthylivingblogger #mombloggers #momblog #holistickids #healthykids #nontoxicliving #healthblog #healthbloggers #healthyfamilies #oilyfamilies #oilyfamily #plantpowered #nontoxichome #cleanbeauty #diybeautyproducts

Follow @happyhealthycasa

Meta

×