Today is the first Tuesday Talk of the year!
This month, I have a confession.
I’m using oils.
Okay, let me start from the beginning.
I tried using essential oils like four or five years ago. My friends that use them are obsessed and are always talking about how life changing they are…well, I want my life changed too. So, a few years ago, I gave it a go with the assumption that it would keep my kids healthier and we wouldn’t get sick. I believe it was the year that Kensington started kindergarten, and, based on what my friends with older kids had told me, I was under the impression that a kinder class was a breeding ground for any and every communicable disease known to mankind, so I got me some oils. And I used said oils for like 6 months (until all of my oils ran out), and we really didn’t get sick at all. Buuuuuuuuuut…then several things happened. One, I got lazy and stopped using them/didn’t reorder any and then, I kind of told myself that my kiddos (thankfully) don’t really get sick, so was it the oils or just luck? And so I stopped. And honestly, didn’t think about them again for years until…
…Brooke (you guys all know my friend Brooke) showed up at our daughters’ dance lesson this past fall and sat by me with her Young Living catalog and it was THE CHRISTMAS EDITION.
I would be interested in a catalog filled with farm equipment if it had a Christmas theme and big glittery red bows tired around the John Deere stuff.
So, instead of reading my book that day, I read Brooke’s catalog and ordered an embarrassing amount of oil stuff.
Brooke had been swearing by this stuff for months and told me exactly what she used, so I bought all of that.
And then, I went home…and Andrew rolled his eyes so big that I’m pretty sure he needed an Advil when he was done.
(I mean, this wasn’t my first rodeo with oils, so I totally see why he was like “yeah, sure you’re going to use that stuff”…but he knows what a sucker I am for anything that has the label “Christmas spirit” on it…sigh.)
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…I started using them and friends, now Andrew is obsessed too.
I feel so vindicated right now.
Okay, I say all of this because I’m still such an oil newby, so I’m going to tell you what I’m using and what I like and then if you’re an oily person out there too, please share. Brooke has been SO HELPFUL with her suggestions and ideas (and if you’ve never tried oils and want to order some, you should use her for guidance!), but it’s always fun to hear what my friends in blog land think too.
What turned Andrew around on the oil stuff was us sleeping with a diffuser in our room that had a combination of Thieves and lavender. The first night I diffused this in our room, he and I both got the best Sleep Number score that we’d had in MONTHS! (We bought a Sleep Number bed almost two years ago and it was one of the BEST investments we’ve ever made, and every morning, it gives you a sleep score on the app. You can read all about how much I love my bed HERE.) That turned him. Since then, we haven’t missed a single night at home without diffusing this combination AND we bought a diffuser for each of the kids’ rooms too. We have the Young Living diffuser, but if I’m being honest, I like THESE on Amazon even more (we own five of them!).
My favorite thing (so far) about the oils is diffusing them while we sleep, but I’ve also taken to drinking a few drops of orange or lemon oil in my plain water and really like that too. I have been diffusing their pine scent in my office each morning and it just smells divine. Along with that, I have also been taking their Life 9, Super B and Super Cal vitamins.
So, I’m dipping my toe back in oil world, but this time, I’m hoping it sticks longer than six months (I’ve already had to re-order some things, so that should be a good sign, right?!). All of you oily people out there, please share your favorite thing to do with oils and for those of you who aren’t oily (yet), but want to learn more, you can reach out to Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can shop the site and place an order with her member number 16464436. She said she would be more than happy to answer questions you have via email!!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!! Let’s go diffuse something now. Hahahahaha!