Everyday Ways We Use Essential Oils

Lavender

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Lavender on its own makes a wonderful muscle pain reliever. Apply 1-2 drops "neat" (not diluted) to aching joint/muscles. This is Mike's go-to for lower-back pain after a long work day.


Lavender is also a great insect repellent so we add it to our DIY bug spray. It repels mosquitoes, moths, flies, and is also soothing for calming the itch/sting of bug bites if you get one!


It also helps us get a calming, restful sleep so we often diffuse 4-5 drops of Lavender at night or spray our pillows with our Lavender-infused DIY spray. Also great for hair health, & is in mermaid hair recipes.


WHOLESALE: $30.50 (15mL)

RETAIL: $40.13


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A 5mL size comes in the Premium Starter Kits!

Young Living's Lavender is a Reg'd NHP with Health Canada for  promoting feelings of calm, fights occasional nervous tension, has balancing properties that calm the mind and body, helps to support digestive discomfort, reduces the symptoms of cough and cold, can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun, reduces the appearance of blemishes, helps to relieve headaches, supports aging skin, and helps to relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains, and rheumatoid arthritis


Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene.

Stress Away

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Stress Away does just that. It takes the stress away when you inhale it or use topically!


It's a Young Living Blend of Lime, Cedarwood, Lavender, Copaiba, vanilla fruit extract, and Ocotea leaf essential oils. A friend recently purchased a Stress Away roller-ball bottle and after a camping trip she told us it works well on itchy bug bites. Lavender is soothing for bug bites and Copaiba is great for anything skin related!


Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension. We use this blend "neat" on our skin, in an epsom salt bath, and lots of our market customers love having it in a nasal inhaler.


When our young rescue puppy was anxious even after exercise, we used 1-2 drops of Stress Away brushed into her fur to help her feel less on edge. Diffusing Stress Away also helps her calm down on days she's extra hyper. 


The Stress Away blend is a Reg'd NHP with Health Canada and helps combat irritation and exhaustion throughout the day. We also like to use it to unwind before bed and often use this in the diffuser at night to help with relaxation to get a good sleep and wake up relaxed.

 

WHOLESALE: $38.25 (15mL)

RETAIL: $50.33


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Black Pepper

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Mike uses Black Pepper essential oil daily in his FUM. He quit smoking cigars in March 2019 after decades of cigar & cigarette use and he has noticed a decrease in his chronic pain.


Go to our FUM page for more information on Black Pepper essential oil and what the FUM inhaler can do for you!

Epsom Salts & Face Creams

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Jo loves making all kinds of personal care products. Citrus Fresh is one of our favourites in the diffuser for a whole-home "clean" smell, as well as in Epsom Salts for a refreshing scent while soaking in the benefits of magnesium.


We use every last drop of our oil bottles by removing the droppers and turning the bottles upside down in a jar of epsom salts overnight. 


Jo also loves making DIY deodorant paste, night cream with Lemon for all kinds of skin enhancing, skin softening effects. (Lemon will make your skin extra sensitive to the sun so don't use that one on exposed skin in the daytime!)

NLBS and NingXia Red

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2 more of Mike's favourites are "his" Northern Lights Black Spruce (NLBS) and NingXia Red. 


We've got an entire page on this site devoted to explaining this wonderful health drink so please take a look if you haven't already!


We drink NingXia Red every single day, and Mike loves using NLBS as a personal scent...he discovered when wearing this oil that it also repels house flies. :) NLBS is a lovely oil for promoting feelings of calming & grounding.  Got a little one having a tantrum? A drop or two on the crown of the head, or applied to wrists and behind the neck using a roll-on settles everyone down nicely.  It's also a great night-time oil in the diffuser to promote a peaceful sleep.


Northern Lights Black Spruce comes from Young Living's own farm in Fort Nelson, BC. The trees are grown and harvested under the energy of the dancing auroras, which is believed to be what gives this oil its high vibrational frequency! NLBS comes with the NingXia Red premium starter kit too!


If you are curious about the frequencies of essential oils, we would love to talk to you more about it! Studies conducted by Eastern Washington University and using a Calibrated Frequency Monitor (CFM) developed by Taino Technology showed the measurable influence essential oils had on the body, specifically focusing on Young Living. Essential oils have the highest frequencies of any measured natural substance. These frequencies in the oils can help raise your body's frequency when you use them, which can help to keep you "above the wellness line."

Want to Smell Them?

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We use all of these products (and more) regularly and can talk about them all day! (lol)


Contact us today to chat more if you've got questions. We are happy to bring our oils over for a free class, or have you come to our home.


BoondocksEssentialWellness@outlook.com 


(807)220-5680 (Jo)

Envision and Valor II

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Envision

Envision came with us on our July 2019 month-long trip to Nicaragua. It's an amazing blend used for goal setting, dream chasing, and visualization, but also has AMAZING health benefits because of the SIX very special oils in it. We recommend applying 1-2 drops each day topically to your neck and wrists, and diffusing it when you're working on an important project or creating your vision board!

Read more about Envision here.

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VALOR II

Both Envision and Valor II were along for our wild ride this summer when we went on short notice to our Caribbean vacation property.


Valor II quickly became what we called our "oil to use so we don't freak out." Missed flights and highly charged emotional situations, this oil delivered exceptional results when we needed it most.

Read more about our experience with Valor II here, as well as what other oils we used in Nicaragua!

We recommend Young Living oils because we know they work. It's just that simple.


Therapeutic oils have actual ACTION, backed by science, Young Living's research database is the largest in the world, and these are our own real-life experiences that we share with you. If you choose to buy your oils elsewhere and they don't give you the results you are after, please don't give up. Contact us to try Young Living.

36 ways to use a bottle of essential oil.

36 ways to use a bottle of essential oil

Source: Young Living Blog

 

There are so many creative ways to use all the drops of essential oil in each amber glass oil bottle. In this post, we want to show you how to use essential oils in ways that benefit your daily routine and hopefully help you discover something new. Check out the essential oil benefits and uses below to see how you can live your best oily life!


  1. Make your own perfume roller bottle. 
  2. Put 2 drops of Lemon or Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and stash it in the bottom of your trash can.
  3. Use your favourite aromas—like Sandalwood or Lavender—to make a natural lotion bar. 
  4. Add Grapefruit to a DIY salt scrub. 
  5. Freshen your laundry by adding 2 drops of Purification to your detergent before washing a load.
  6. Create a cleaning scrub with 3 drops Lemon, ½ cup baking soda, and enough water to make a thick paste.
  7. Make a DIY room refresher by combining 8-10 drops of your favourite essential oil and 1 cup water in a glass spray bottle.
  8. Create a custom beard oil with essential oils such as Bergamot and Cedarwood.
  9. Freshen carpet by mixing 5 drops of Thieves with ½ cup baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpets, let sit for 10 minutes, and vacuum.
  10. Use Copaiba and PanAway with warm water and Epsom salt for a relaxing foot soak.
  11. Get mermaid hair with a homemade spray or serum infused with essential oils.
  12. Remove the residue left over from sticky labels. Simply rub a few drops of Lemon into the residue until it dissolves and then wipe with a rag.
  13. Add 4 drops of Cedarwood to your shampoo or conditioner bottle for shinier-looking hair.
  14. Make Thieves cleaning fizzies to easily clean the tub, sink, or toilet.
  15. Add a fun, fresh scent to your homemade playdough or slime with essential oils such as Tangerine.
  16. Draw a steamy bath and add 2 drops of Eucalytpus Radiata and 4 drops of Ylang Ylang for a relaxing reward after a long day.
  17. Combine ½ cup water, ½ cup vinegar, and 5 drops Lemon in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture for 3-5 minutes and wipe away any stuck-on grime.
  18. Craft DIY bath crayons to add extra fun to the kids’ tub time.
  19. Add a dash of instant flavour with a drop of Oregano Plus or Basil Plus (white labels) in your homemade pasta sauce. And if you're looking for healthy pasta, Einkorn is the best!
  20. Stay fresh by mixing Tea Tree and Lemongrass and applying as necessary for a natural deodorant. Make a DIY deodorant paste using equal parts solid coconut oil and baking soda (melt on low heat in double boiler, let cool, then add essential oils.).
  21. Keep bad dreams at bay with a magical monster spray that kids can use to be brave before bed. (Any of the calming oils will come in handy!)
  22. Rub 1 drop Manuka and 1 drop carrier oil into your cuticles.
  23. Include 5 drops of Lavender during the rinse cycle when you wash your sheets. The calming aroma of this favourite essential oil is perfect for drifting off to dreamland.
  24. Add a few drops of a clean, fresh essential oil—such as Lemon or Purification—to your toilet paper roll. Whenever someone uses it, the aroma will naturally disperse.
  25. Enjoy a soothing massage with 3 drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce or Palo Santo combined with a palm-ful of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.
  26. Use 2 drops of Jasmine or Copaiba when you apply your daytime moisturizer for the appearance of healthier-looking skin.
  27. Include 3 drops of Lemon with your all-natural dishwasher tabs for an aromatic citrus boost.
  28. Add Geranium to your body lotion for an added peaceful, calming aroma.
  29. Combine 5-6 drops essential oil—such as Lavender or Copaiba—with 1 cup Epsom salt for a soothing bath.
  30. Make a DIY face mask for a night of pampering, relaxation, and fun.
  31. Get rid of tough stains with a homemade stain remover stick.
  32. Use a portable diffuser with an invigorating scent like Peppermint or Citrus Fresh to boost your morning commute or everyday errands.
  33. Create a natural dry shampoo for the moments you’re too rushed—or too tired—to wash your hair.
  34. Support your weight-management goals by pairing a healthy diet and exercise with 2 drops of Grapefruit+ oil in your water.
  35. Treat yourself and your locks to an essential oil-infused DIY hair mask.
  36. Soak in a relaxing oatmeal-lavender bath for a moment of quiet calm.

Learn More

Want us to show you how to do some of these things, or help with making some of these products? 


One-on-ones or group get-togethers - let's get creative and have some fun while learning about the health benefits of therapeutic grade oils!

DIY All-Natural Cleaning Wipes

Plant based, safe, healthy

You've probably seen evidence by now that any product containing "fragrance" on the label is harming your health and the health of your loved ones. You're looking for ways to avoid toxic chemicals but as a busy parent, the convenience of wipes is hard to let go of, right? Well, what if you don't have to?

  

DIY Thieves Cleaning Wipes


Convenient, great for fast clean-up, require little to no time to make, and do not use any harsh chemicals! 


All you need is: 

Paper towels - the higher quality, the better. Cheapo ones fall apart instantly.

Thieves Household Cleaner (concentrated)

Thieves Essential Oil

Water

An air tight container (preferably glass or stainless steel)


Directions:

Cut the paper towel roll in half with a knife and set it inside the container. 


In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of water, 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner, and 10 drops of Thieves essential oil. Pour the mixture over the paper towel roll but avoid the inner core (because you'll be removing it and don't want to waste the liquid!).


Once the paper towels are wet, you will be able to easily lift the cardboard tube out from the middle and you can start pulling the paper towels out, just like store bought cleaning wipes!


Make sure to seal the container with a lid once you are done using them.

Natural cleaning wipes - no toxins!
Natural cleaning wipes - no toxins!

Best Places to Apply EOs

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It's Young Living's version of "head & shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.."

Using essential oils topically is one of the most popular ways to utilize their benefits in your everyday life. Have you ever wondered, “Where should I apply this essential oil?” The answer is different for everyone, because we each have different physical and emotional needs, and all of our bodies are genetically and chemically different. 


This guide features some simple application points for essential oils. Young Living recommends diluting your essential oil with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or a carrier oil before topical application if you are new to essential oils, have sensitive skin, or are applying on children. 


From head to toe, here are some favourites:


Crown of head: Apply oils here for an aroma that can help transform your mood and create a balanced environment. Sacred Frankincense, Abundance, Clarity, Release, Highest Potential.


Scalp: Apply as part of your beauty and hair care routine. A scalp massage is a great way to invigorate the senses. Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lavender.


Temples and forehead: Apply for an aroma to help you feel at peace and relaxed. Deep Relief, Stress Away, AromaEase, Brain Power, M-Grain.


Base of neck: Apply after a long day for a sense of relaxation. PanAway, Deep Relief, Peppermint, Wintergreen, AromaSiez.


Face: Apply as a part of your beauty and skin care routine. Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Lemon, Geranium, Copaiba.


Undereyes: Apply as a part of your beauty and skin care routine. Use caution to avoid getting oil in your eye! Copaiba, Lavender, Frankincense, Palmarosa.


Behind ears: Apply for an effect that can quickly alter your environment and mood. Stress Away, Peppermint, Valor, Grounding.


Around ears: Apply after swimming. Tea Tree, Lavender, Helichrysum, Purification. *We recommend not putting essential oils in your ear canal. 


Shoulders: Apply for an aroma to help you stay grounded and supported. White Angelica, Dream Catcher, Release.


Wrists: Apply as perfume to uplift mood and create a focused environment wherever you go. Joy, Jade Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Rose, Motivation.


Chest: Apply for a refreshing sensation that supports deep breathing. R.C., Breath Again, Eucalyptus, Raven.


Heart: Apply for an aroma makes the heart happy. Gratitude, Harmony, Sacred Frankincense, Valor, Release.


Belly: Apply after eating or while traveling. 1-2 drops rubbed onto the stomach and diaphragm area, or 1-2 drops in your belly button if you able to lie down for a few minutes. DiGize, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, AromaEase, Fennel.


Lower abdomen: Apply monthly as desired, can be used with a warm compress. Dragon Time, Lavender, Lady Sclareol, SclarEssence, Clary Sage. (Drinking 3 oz daily of NingXia Red during this time is also very helpful!)


Back: Apply after a workout or during a massage. Copaiba, Cool Azul, Peppermint, AromaSiez, Lavender, Roman Chamomile.


Legs and knees: Apply after an active day. PanAway, Wintergreen, Copaiba, Deep Relief, Lavender.


Ankles: Apply on pressure points. Endoflex, Sclaressence, Clary Sage, Geranium.


Bottoms of feet: Apply for specific needs. Thieves, Grounding, ImmuPower, Peace and Calming.


Citrus oils can increase sun sensitivity. Avoid sun for 12 hours after applying. Please follow all directions and cautions on individual product labels. 


Where do you like to apply your favourite oils?