My Daily Essential Oil Routine

I often have people ask me how I use essential oils on a daily basis.  After using them for over a year, I definitely incorporate them into many aspects of my life. Here is a rough outline of how I might use them throughout a typical day:

Morning:

  • Rub peppermint and wild orange in my hands and hold them up to my nose while breathing in deeply. This is a great way to wake up your senses.
  • Start my diffuser (check out my essential oils section for diffuser blend suggestions).
  • During/after my morning workout, I use a soothing blend (includes oils such as wintergreen, peppermint, helichrysum, blue chamomile) as needed for sore muscles.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint in my shampoo
  • Rub on homemade body butter (shea butter, almond oil, jojoba oil, and essential oils of my choice)
  • Wash my face with homemade oil cleanser (castor oil, almond oil, lavender, and melaleuca)
  • Use homemade oil serum as a moisturizer (jojoba oil, tamanu oil,  frankincense, geranium, lavender, helichrysum, and melaleuca)
  • Apply homemade (non-aluminum) deodorant (shea butter, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and lavender or patchouli)
  • Add a few drops of lemon and/or grapefruit to a glass water bottle and drink.

Evening:

  • Wash my face using homemade oil cleanser
  • Exfoliate 2-3 times a week using a bentonite clay/melaleuca mixture or a baking soda, honey, and lemon mixture
  • Apply homemade face serum
  • Start my diffuser in my bedroom.  At night I like to diffuse lavender, Balance, and Serenity.
  • Apply Lavender Sleepy Time Foot Rub to my feet. The recipe for this can be found here. (If you are having trouble sleeping, I HIGHLY recommend using this. It makes a big difference.) Want to try this but don’t have the time or ingredients? You can purchase it via my Etsy store.
  • I keep an anti-anxiety roller ball in my nightstand for nights when I can’t sleep or have too much going through my mind.  This is a mixture of fractionated coconut oil, a calming oil blend, and a grounding oil blend.  I apply this to my feet and wrists as needed.

As Needed:

  • For cleaning the house, I use homemade window and all purpose cleaner.  You can find my window cleaner recipe here.
  • For bug spray, I use a mixture of water, witch hazel, and a repellant essential oil blend.
  • For a hand sanitizing spray, I use a mixture of aloe gel, water, and an immunity essential oil blend.
  • For bug bites, I use a mixture of lavender, peppermint, and lemon in a roller ball with fractionated coconut oil.
  • For migraines, I put a drop of grapefruit, marjoram, and lavender on my temples.  I also put a drop of frankincense on the roof of my mouth.  Lots of people use peppermint for headaches, but I have found that this makes mine worse.

I hope this gives you an idea of all the different ways you can use essential oils. Keep following along with me as I will be posting many more essential oil recipes in the coming months!

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