Our family adopted a new way of life since we opened our home to essential oils. It was about the time our second daughter was scooting about on the hardwood floors of our home that we realized we needed to be more safe with the cleaning products we were using. With a little bit of research and a whole lot of throwing out what we thought were “safe and organic” products, we turned to young living essential oils and have been forever grateful since.
We are the gatekeepers to what we bring into our homes, to how we’re teaching our children and others around us to live and care for the things we love. Essential oils, in a lot of ways, has brought us back to the roots of our ancestors, teaching us the good that comes from living with less and with more intention. What I love about using essential oils is not only their benefits but how easy they are to use and make part of your every day rhythm with little effort.
We decide which ones to invite into our daily flow as it relates to our physical, mental, and emotional well being. Whether it be to nurture our bodies after a hard workout or cleanse the air in which we breathe or wiping down our farmhouse table after dinner or brightening the whites in the laundry or bedtime ritual with the littles, we have blends and bottles ready for use at any given time we need them.
In a lot of ways, essential oils have changed my life and family’s. We’ve had less trips to the doctor, less skin irritation and sensitivities, better sleeping patterns, greater balance emotionally and hormonally, managing behaviors and dysregulation with better intention and connection, improved digestive health, and mental wellbeing.
Tane, which means SEED in Japanese, Essentials is about planting the seeds for greater health and wellness for today, tomorrow and beyond so you can enjoy living life’s moments.
Essential oils 101
Introduction: Harness the power of Nature
Essential oils are nature’s source for health, healing, vitality, and longevity. For thousands of years, people have been tapping into the magic and power of essential oils to enhance their lives. Offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use, making essential oils part of your daily rhythm has proven to have great outcomes for overall health and wellness.
Founded and sourced from Mother Nature herself, essential oil is a product expressed from roots, flowers, grasses, leaves, peels, resins, stems, herbs and fruits. Extracted from careful and meticulous distillation and cold pressing, essential oils are essentially the heart and soul of it’s source providing only the best for it’s uses.
How to use them
There are a variety of ways to use and weave essential oils into your daily rhythm and lifestyle. The most common ways they are used is through diffusing, inhalation, topical application, and ingestion. There are oils available for merely anything and when used properly and welcomed with consistent practice, they offer great value to overall health and lifelong wellness.
With their simple application, essential oils can easily become a part of your everyday just like anything else. From toxin and chemical free cleaning products, to beauty care, to cooking, to purifying the air in your home, to making salves for sensitive skin, sore muscles, or for sleep, you’re the gatekeeper to how you invite them into your home.
By taking care and being intentional of the products you’re using and inviting into your life and home, you’re taking control and on your way towards greater health and wellness.
seed to seal: Getting A good Grade
When it comes to wellness, quality makes a difference. Like most things, there are many essential oil brands on the market today. Making the decision of what to purchase and invest in essential because it matters. Young Living is the leading brand in the industry and prides themselves on their approach. They embrace the best of nature’s resources with high quality control and standards, ensuring that every product you and your family uses is as pure as Mother Nature herself. No fillers. No additives. No dilution. Their organic farmlands are some one the best in the world. From every seed, to every plant, to every flower, to every oil, is made and processed and examined with an ultracareful approach before it arrives on your doorstep. Their process is what sets them apart from any other oil brand. When it comes to wellness, quality matters.
Living your best life : How to get started
It’s as simple as saying YES! To start your wellness journey all you have to do is take the first step. Often times new can feel overwhelming and daunting. But this lifestyle doesn’t have to be, nor is it. In fact it simplifies life in many ways, removing less stress and worry to give you more time to enjoy life with those you love.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. Our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle that drives our interactions and how we feel and view the world around us. In a nutshell, wellness matters and so do YOU. Making this decision one that will give back time and time again.
Everyday oils + their uses
Known for it’s refreshing, uplifting, energizing scent Lemon essential oil is one of the most recognizable oils of the bunch. Add a couple drops to your water for digestive and weight loss support. It’s antiseptic agents help clearing of the skin, reduces excess oil, and removes dead skin. It’s a great disinfectant and brightens surfaces, making it a wonderful oil to clean with. Supports mood and concentration and immune system. Want to kick a cold, add a drop to a spoonful of honey!
Most widely used and versatile of all the essential oils. Known for it’s relaxing effects on the body, Lavender is also an anti-inflammatory which makes it a wonderful choice for treating burns, cuts, skin irritation and scars. It’s calming aroma may help reduce stress, improve sleep, and alleviate body pain. Lavender oil is also great for beauty care.
Thieves is a powerful combination of cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils, making it the number one natural germ-killer. Diffuse it to fight airborne germs, clean your home with it, add it to tea or spice up your cider, make a balm and rub on the bottom of your feet. Thieves is an oil you’ll always want to have one hand for it’s immunity, respiratory, and cleanliness benefits.
Made from the flowers of a cananga odorata, Ylang Ylang is considered an effective antiseptic, antidepressant, and antispamodic. It has a positive effect on immune health blood flow and emotions making it a natural remedy for hormone, digestive, and reproductive support. Apply to skin for a youthful glow, add to diffuser to boost mood and fatigue, apply to back of neck or lower abdomen to reduce PMS symptoms. It’s also a great oil for healthy looking hair and it’s been known to help increase the libido in both men and women.
Bergamot is a citrus fruit that grows in the southern regions of Italy. It’s aromatic profile has been used for centuries in perfumery. It has an uplifting scent to help boost mood and improve energy. It’s an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial oil making it a wonderful option for skin irritations, headaches, muscle and joint pain.
Coming from the resin inside a Boswellia Tree, Frankincense has been sought after since the ancient times. It’s antiseptic properties is a natural solution to fighting bacteria. It’s great for dental health, respiratory illness, and reducing inflammation. Add to your yoga routine or diffuse to reduce stress and boost mood. Frankincense is a must have for beauty care. It’s anti-aging and skin benefits are endless.
A combination lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and spearmint oils, citrus is a perfect replacement for chemical-based home fresheners. Simply add to your home diffuser and enjoy the uplifting refreshing scent. You can also combine it with lotions and moisturizers to boost your nightly skin care routine. The combination of it’s agents make it a great oil to clean with.
If you've ever enjoyed a cup of Chamomile tea, you are already familiar with the aroma and sense of calm that chamomile offers. Made from the Mother’s Daisy, Roman Chamomile, is best known for it’s soothing qualities. It is one of the few oils that is gentle for all ages, making this oil number one choice for children and babies. Mix with a lotion or carrier oil and apply to the bottom of feet to help calm and regulate big feelings. Roman chamomile is a wonderful option to ease feelings of grief, anger, discontent, over-sensitivity, and anxiety.
Is considered one of the best oils to use for allergy support. Made from the mint leaf, peppermint has been known to reduce fever, headaches, and the common cold. It’s a wonderful option to use to fend off nausea and relieve muscle pain and tightness. Peppermint may also help increase energy, improve exercise performance, and memory.
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree, native to Australia. Tea tree has been used as traditional medicine for centuries. It’s germ fighting properties make it a valued natural remedy for treating bacterial and fungal skin conditions, preventing infection and promoting healing. Add this oil to your house cleaning routine. Use in your hand sanitizer, insect repellent, and natural deodorant recipes. It’s even known to fend off lice. There are so many benefits to this magical oil!
peace + Calming
A sweet blend of ylang ylang, orange, patchouli, tangerine and blue tansy, peace and calming promotes exactly what it’s named after. Diffuse before bedtime or if emotions feel high. Add it to your bath to unwind after a long day. Mix with a carrier oil and add it to the bottom of your child’s feet or back to bring a sense of calm. This oil is well loved in our home!
Made from the large, aromatic eucalyptus trees of the Myrtaceae family, Eucalyptus is known for it’s cleansing properties and stimulation scent. It’s often applied topically or diffused. Great oil for respiratory to help reduce congestion and pressure, colds, flu, fever, and bronchitis. It’s also helpful in relieving muscle pain and arthritis.
because it matters
Start your Journey
To start your wellness journey with Young Living is as simple as signing up! Young Living offers premium starter kits to help you on your way. It comes with twelve essential oils, a diffuser, Ningxia sample packs (this is what got me off of caffeine), and a sample pack of Thieves all purpose cleaner (the do it all cleaner. you won’t have to purchase any other cleaners again!). To explore the various kits and packages and start your journey simply click here. Sign up today and get a free gift from our shop!
Have questions before taking the first step, I would LOVE to hear from you. I am here to walk this journey with you. I am a believer that together, we can do great things. Feeling better, getting stronger, together one step at a time. Can’t wait to chat!