Category Archives: Oil Uses

Lemon Oil to the Rescue! Cleaning a Dirty Cold Air Return

Cleaning the Film on a Dirty Cold Air Return with Lemon Oil

So this is gross.  And embarrassing.  🙈 But I’m going to share it with you anyway!!  I’ll take one for the team on this, okay?!  Haha!!

I love a clean house.  Like when my house is clean, I feel a little euphoric.  When life starts getting crazy and then I clean my house, all becomes right in the world!  Does anyone know what I’m talking about?!  #CleaningNerdsUnite

The other day I looked up at this cold air return vent in my back hall off my kitchen, and it was FILTHY!  We try and vacuum the dust off it regularly, but it’s right off the kitchen and the garage, so it gets this dirty film on it that does NOT wipe off (or so I thought)!

I honestly thought I was going to have to buy a new vent, but when I got up there and felt it, I thought, “I bet my Lemon Oil will take this off!”

Lemon is fantastic for cleaning, especially things that are sticky (yes, even gum in the hair).  I simply put a few drops of my Young Living Lemon Oil on a paper towel, and voila!!! AMAZING.  No scrubbing, it simply wiped off.

I’ll let the video speak for itself!!!

Do you have any cleaning hacks with essential oils?  Please share them in the comments – I’m always up for a new cleaning tip!!  And if you need help getting started with your OWN oils, I’d be honored to help.  Check out the Premium Starter Kit or don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.  😊

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Sleepy Dust and Oils – The Secret to Great Sleep!

Sleepy Dust and Oils - The Secret to Great Sleep!

It’s time to let you in on a little secret called ‘Sleepy Dust’ – I had heard of this several years back and just filed it in my back pocket.  Recently I just started using it along with my essential oils to help me sleep better, and IT IS AWESOME!  I did a Facebook Live on my page a couple weeks ago, you can watch my video below:

The quick version is that, especially if you are waking up between 2:00 – 4:00am, it’s likely because your body is releasing a flood of stress hormones (adrenaline) and waking you up.  Putting a pinch of ‘sleepy dust’ under your tongue, which contains just what your body needs to calm down in the form of salt and sugar, can put those stress hormones to rest and help you fall back asleep quickly.  Read more about how and why Sleepy Dust works here.

You can use 5:1 or 6:1 ratio of sugar to salt… so for instance, you could use 5 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt for your mixture.  Keep it in a resealable bowl by your bedside so it’s nearby if you wake up in the middle of the night.

I recently realized if I put a pinch of this under my tongue BEFORE I go to bed (I usually do it right before I brush my teeth), I either don’t wake up at all, or I can’t remember waking up because I was so out of it when I did, haha!

When I combine using Sleepy Dust with using my favorite essential oils for sleep, those are my BEST NIGHTS OF SLEEP!!  Here are some of my most favorite oils to calm my body down before bed:

  • Tranquil Roll On
  • Stress Away
  • Cedarwood
  • SleepyIze
  • Lavender

There are many others you can try, but those are my faves.  To use the oils, I choose one of them and put it on my wrists, the back of my neck, and behind my ears.  Then I put a pinch of Sleepy Dust under my tongue, and it is sayonara until tomorrow!!

(If you have Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit, you already have Stress Away and Lavender!!)

Some other tips I find helpful to get a good night’s rest (I sound like an old person, but these are really helpful for me!!)

  • Make sure your room is cool.  We turn down the temp at night in the house, and it really helps.
  • Block artificial lights in your room, whether they are coming from outside or even something in your room like an alarm clock.
  • Don’t look at a screen too late!!  I realized a while back if I use my computer or phone before bed, I ALWAYS have a much harder time falling asleep.  Shut down those devices well before you want to go to bed.
  • Don’t drink too much too late – this means waking up to use the potty!
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal too late – it’s hard to sleep when it feels like you have a lead balloon in your belly!

Not sleeping well is an issue that affects so many of us, these small changes can REALLY help calm your body down so you get a better night of sleep.  I’d love to know if any of these changes help you or if you have more tips to share!!

And if you still need oils in your life, grab a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, and you’ll already have 2 of my favorite oils for sleep, Stress Away and Lavender!!

Please share if you got value from this post – good sleep is definitely a difference-maker! ❤️

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Essential Oils for Moms-to-Be and Babies!

Essential Oils for Moms and Babies

Wondering what Young Living essential oils are good options for pregnant mamas and babies?  Join me for my 15 minute class below on essential oils for moms-to-be and babies!

Below are some additional resources on using essential oils during pregnancy and on babies:

Essential Oils by Trimester – A Pregnant Woman’s Guide

Pregnancy and Essential Oils – A Guest Post by Dr. Lindsey Elmore

Essential Oils in the Nursery

Still looking to get started with essential oils?!  Get started with Young Living with your own Premium Starter Kit, and begin your wellness journey!!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Essential Oils for Dogs!

Essential Oils for Dogs

Did you know that dogs can love oils as much as people do?!  YES!  You can use your essential oils on dogs!!  Watch my short class below to learn about some of the ways your dog can benefit from the oils just like you do!

Also, here is some additional information straight from Young Living on using essential oils for your pets:

Essential Oils for Pets: A Quick How-To

Animals and Oils: What You Need to Know

Thanks for joining, here’s to your pup enjoying some Peace & Calming next time the weather is stormy!!  🐶

 

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.