I've been under the weather with a cold...because why wouldn't I be once some energy and motivation hit to get busy?! ;) #murphyslaw I've been diffusing my oils like crazy (more on those below) but I'm still learning about all the other therapeutic ways to use them. I'll be ready for the next illness! But despite that, I've been doing pretty well on my new morning and evening routine (morning is better than evening because I feel better after I get moving but by evening I'm spent). It feels good to get going right away in the morning, I get more done, and even though I wake up wanting to go back to bed, moving around energizes me pretty quickly. I'm drinking a glass of water first thing (now with lemon essential oil in my new glass water bottle!) and get laundry going right away. I haven't been as diligent about cleaning the bathroom right off, but getting there. All in all it's working great and wouldn't you know it, I somehow still get through all that email. ;)
|Tip: Only drink essential oils from GLASS, not plastic!|
|While I was at it I hot glued a couple things that had been sitting around! #lookatmego|
I found this magnetic container at Dollar Tree and decided it would be the perfect spot for all those school labels! I had been clipping a baggie on the fridge, which worked, too, but I like this much better. ;)
I was going to take before and after pics if it worked, but clearly it didn't...so I didn't. I'm still working on an amazing idea. It's gonna come to me. I'm just sure of it.
Now for an organizing FAIL. I went to Dollar Tree in search of baskets to cut down, invert, and use for my essential oils (to keep them standing up in a drawer like this). It worked for the smaller bottles that come in the kit, but not for the larger bottles that I'll be getting as I order from here on out. They were too big for the holes. And since the wider basket I used to have that I was hoping to find was no longer available (why did I get rid of those??), I had to get a taller, more narrow basket. It wasted more of the basket than I wanted to do, and since it didn't quite fill the drawer depth it shifted and therefore so did the bottles...
In the meantime, I have been mulling over the idea of designating one day a week to share what Young Living oils I've been using, what I'm loving and learning about them, etc. I have just been so excited to learn and share about this stuff!! I already had two friends sign up as members on my team and am anxious to grow even more! (That wasn't the plan but I'm just too excited not to turn it into a business!) So this morning, as I was drinking my lemon water and breathing in the fresh aroma of peppermint and lime, I decided to do Therapeutic Thursdays!!
Soooo...here's what I'm crushing on now.
Peppermint and Lime. It's a mojito...for the air.
No, YOU shut up.
It's invigorating and fresh and makes it feel like summer even though it's freezing outside.
Citrus Fresh also makes me ready for spring and summer, and when I diffuse that or Purification I have an instant desire to clean. They're both just so fresh that you want to put it in a spray bottle with water and wipe down every surface...and you can! (Well, almost any surface. Use your heads, people.)
Thieves is great for immune support, and since we're battling colds it's been going quite a bit. There is also a line of Thieves products and next month I'm getting the cleaner. I CANNOT WAIT because there are soooooo many uses for it! Of course you can always use the oils to make your own. It blows my mind all you can do with these babies!
I now add a couple drops of this guy to my (glass) water bottle. (See the next graphic as to why not to drink essential oils from plastic.)
|Thank you babystepsessentialoils.com for the graphic!|
Unlike lemon juice, the Lemon essential oil isn't acidic and therefore is safe for tooth enamel! I love my lemon water, and now I can have it and save my teeth!
Can't believe I almost left out Lavender. I like to put a few drops of this oil on my palms, then spread across my pillowcase (or you can make a linen spray, which I will share once my spray bottles arrive!). Lavender is very relaxing and I find it helps me sleep better. Many people also diffuse it for naptime or bedtime. During the day I love to diffuse it with Peppermint or Melaluca (tea tree) for a fresh spa-like aroma.
I love my diffuser so much I'm ready to add another one! Mine came with the kit when I joined. You don't have to sell the products to be a member and enjoy the wholesale discount. Talk to me if you'd like more info! I'll share more about the kit next week. I just love it and it's a great deal if you want to try the oils!