Happy Wednesday, y’all! You have probably noticed that I’ve been talking about essential oils in recent posts. Over the past two months, I’ve been learning more and more about essential oils and different uses for them.
I started using Young Living essential oils because my best friend was extremely passionate about them. Any time I had an ailment, she had an oil for it. I’m not saying that it’s a magic cure; but I am saying that I prefer trying these natural solutions to issues. I have stomach issues, and lots of medications will cause them to flare up. After a sick New Years Eve weekend, I made the plunge and purchased a Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It came with a diffuser and 11 oils, which was a steal at $160! (The diffuser alone was worth $84…)
To be really honest, having that many oils was a little overwhelming at first. So I started by diffusing oils to enjoy them aromatically and using the Vitality line of Young Living oils to flavor my water and tea. It is totally safe to do this; Young Living Vitality oils are made for dietary use, but please use them in a metal or glass container. (Also, I specify YL because all oils are not created equally!)
Okay, enough backstory and disclaimer… Here are the Vitality oils I use, what they’re intended for, and how I use them!
Peppermint Vitality – invigorating scent, boost of positivity
how I use it: I have personally found that peppermint helps with nausea. I am such a nauseous person, and this oil helps me tremendously. You can put it in your tea or water; sometimes I even mix lemon and peppermint. (The peppermint is strong, so I would say three drops lemon, one drop peppermint!)
Digize Vitality – digestive function (alleviating indigestion, cramps, upset stomach, belching, bloating, and heartburn)
how I use it: When I leave the office for lunch, I have a glass of hot tea when I return. I add a couple of drops of Digize to the tea to aid in digestion.
Lemon Vitality – promotes positivity, pleasant flavor
how I use it: Flavored water! Y’all know I’m obsessed with it, and this tastes just like having a lemon in your water, without the actual work of slicing a lemon, keeping it in the fridge, etc. This can also be used to make marinades, salad dressings, pastries, etc.
Grapefruit Vitality – dietary supplement, pleasant flavor
how I use it: I use it in my water! Typically I do lemon in the morning and grapefruit in the afternoon. The smell of grapefruit is supposed to help when you feel like you’re drowning in your own negativity, so sometimes I just take a few deep breaths of it.
Thieves Vitality – supports overall wellness and a healthy immune system
how I use it: Thieves oil is actually one of the biggest reasons I was interested in essential oils. The story behind thieves is that in the 15th century, thieves doused themselves in a similar oil to stay healthy while robbing those who were dying of the plague. Whenever I’m feeling a little under the weather, I put a couple of drops of Thieves in my peppermint tea to potentially combat whatever might be attacking my immune system. There are event Thieves cleaning products!
Copaiba Vitality – promotes wellness
how I use it: I use this in my green tea when I’m in the mood for something different. The flavor is described as “complex” and I agree. The taste is pleasant.
And just for clarification purposes: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.
If y’all are curious about the oils or would like to know more about a certain oil, please let me know! With the exception of the Grapefruit Oil, all of these came in my Premium Starter Kit. (If you see anything that you’d like to purchase, you can do so through this link!)
Do you use essential oils for wellness? If so, which ones are your favorite?