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How I Use My Essential Oils on a Typical Day

Many of you have expressed interest in how I use the essential oils I talk about on the Facebook page. I’ve written a few posts about specific uses for some of the oils in my own “arsenal.” But, today I want to share with you just a typical day with essential oils.

I use the oils to treat specific ailments. When a problem crops up, I use my Essential Oils Pocket Reference and/or go visit the gals in the Oily Family Room to talk about the problem and get their testimonies on what has worked for them. Then I set about trying to treat the problem -so far with 100% success.

Day In The Life of an Oiler With Border

But these essential oils aren’t just for sicknesses or boo-boos, they are good for lots of things. So, that is why I decided to join in on this little blog carnival {<— that’s a link to my friend Christine’s post at From Dates to Diapers about how she uses the oils in her family of 9!} to share my experience and tell you how I use my essential oils on a day to day basis.  These are approximate times and this is only an example – no two days are alike around here!

lemon water from wholesomemommy.com

7:00 am – I up and starting my day usually about an hour before my kiddos get up. If you’ve been following me long, you know my love for coffee! But, before I have my morning cup, I have a glass of lemon water. Just a full glass of cold water with one drop of lemon essential oil. Lemon oil is good for the metabolism and it also acts as a preventative to many illnesses {It is an immune stimulant}. After I’ve gulped it down, I settle in with my cup of joe and my Bible and/or devotional or other book to help me grow spiritually. This is my quiet time with God {and sometimes it is some of the only quiet time I’ll get all day!}.

8:00 – The kids are up and are snuggling in on the couch around me. I savor a few more moments of snuggles and reading and get up to make them breakfast. After breakfast is made and I’ve choked down a few bites myself, I run off to get a shower while the kids eat more leisurely {they are THE slowest eaters} and watch a cartoon.

Homemade Face Cream

9:30 – I’m out of the shower and apply a bit of my homemade nourishing face cream. Then, It’s off to check a few emails, post on the Wholesome Mommy Facebook page, and/or answer a few comments/questions on the blog.

Young Living Lemon Essential Oil in the diffuser from wholesomemommy.com

10:00 – We head upstairs where we do home school. I have a separate diffuser just for upstairs. We alternate which oils we diffuse while we learn. But, one of my favorites is lemon – it is known to boost memory and focus which is great for learning time! There are a number of other oils that help with focusing attention, remembering things, and calming energy that you can choose from too.

12:00 – Lunch time. I clear the breakfast dishes and make some lunch. While the kids are eating, I start a load of laundry, and unload the clean dishes from the dishwasher.

Envision and EnRGee Essential Oils from WholesomeMommy.com

1:00 – Judah does something quiet while his sister takes a nap and I get some blogging work done OR my kids head next door to my mom and dad’s house for couple hours while I get some more focused time to catch up on blog work and meet deadlines. During this time I use Young Living’s En-R-Gee essential oil on my wrists for a little pick me up {it does what it says and brings a bit of energy and alertness}. I also diffuse another oil such as Envision.  I like envision because it stimulates the creative abilities – perfect for when I am trying to create a new post for the blog!

4:00 – If my kids are at my parent’s house I go and pick them up and daddy arrives home. His co-workers are all battling the flu so we “oil him down” {apply Young Living Thieves essential oil} to his feet and spine after he showers to keep him from catching the crud. We also diffuse Thieves essential oil in our main room to boost everyone’s immunity and keep out the nasty germs that are going around right now. My husband is also battling a family history of blood pressure problems and high cholesterol {his last lab work says he has high numbers in both} so we’ve begun regime to help him lower them.  Part of that regimen includes drinking 4 oz of Young Living’s supplement – Ningxia Red.

5:00 – Time to start dinner {and sometimes I start at 4:30 to beat the daylight to get photos for the blog!}. While dinner is cooking the kids help me or are entertained by their daddy – usually this means loud riding toys or out of hand wrestling. :)

Young Living Thieves Cleaner from WholesomeMommy.com

6:30 – Clean up time. I swap the laundry, everyone picks up from the day. We load the dirty dinner dishes, and I wipe the kitchen counters and kitchen table with Young Living Thieves cleaner.

Epsom Salt Bath with Lavender from WholesomeMommy.com

7:30 – Bath time. I give the kids a bath. At least twice a week that bath is a detox bath – especially if we are battling sinus trouble or coughing, or another type of illness. In those cases I’ll use specific oils for what’s ailing them, but most of the time we are well and this bath includes just 2 cups of Epsom salt and 4 or 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Lavender is calming. :)

Young Living Peace and Calming Essential Oil from Wholesome Mommy.com

8:00 – I turn the diffuser on once again, but this time with peace and calming essential oil. You can read all about how this is a do not skip event at our house! I help the kids with their jammies {sometimes applying diaper rash cream with more essential oils as I wrote about here}, brushing their teeth, and we read a book or two or play a game.

8:30 – My husband and I tuck in the kids. Then by 9:00 I have an hour or so to write a blog post, check the facebook page, answer a few emails or comments and questions on the blog.

10:30 – I TRY to be in bed. Although, this doesn’t always happen! It is important to try to go to bed at a decent time so I can actually get up and accomplish things tomorrow! {I have to tell myself this often when I can see deadlines piling up and the comments are getting out of control – and unanswered – on the blog}.

Is everyday like this? NO WAY! At least twice a week we’re out running errands like grocery shopping, visiting the library, taking a Kindermusik class, or picking up our local raw milk. We try to get all the errands done in a couple days and if possible wait until the afternoon so we can get through school. But, there is usually at least one day a week that I do school in the afternoon with Judah – usually on the day I have Bible Study in the morning with another group of ladies.We make it work. We have a routine. Our days are packed and I rarely sit down! But I am BLESSED beyond measure to get to do what I do. Its a juggling routine at times, but being a mom always is.

If you see me out and about you better believe I’ve got oils in my purse and on my wrists then too. If I look calm and collected I’ve remembered to put on the Stress Away essential oil before I ventured out! :)

If you are interested in learning more about oils and natural remedies go check out my posts under “Wholesome Wellness.”

 Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for yourself and your family naturally with essential oils?? The time is now! Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to “A Day in the Life of an Oiler” blog series! :)

Next up is Susan Heid @ The Confident Mom!
Her post will be live tomorrow morning {January 21} at 7 am!

Be sure to check out all 18 posts In “A Day In the Life of an Oiler” blogger series, click here


I am not a doctor, I am a mom who has taken control of my family’s wellness and has made it my JOB to educate myself in natural and holistic methods of wellness.  This information is meant to inform you but in no way be a way to diagnose, treat, or cure sickness as a medical professional.  Use your own instinct and seek medical attention in an emergency.

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  1. What a sweet post. I love hearing about your day with your kids and how you use the oils. The detox baths are something I haven’t done much, but you have me ready to get that going with my kids. Thanks so much! Lisa~

  2. Great post, Denise! I am so loving seeing how everyone is using their oils – so many similarities and so many things unique to each family. Thanks for posting!

  3. Great post, Denise! How fun to see how everyone uses their oils.

  4. Great post, Denise! That homemade face cream looks heavenly! I almost want to eat it, lol. I may have to put Envision on my wish list. I can always use something to get the creative juices flowing. :) Keep up the good work!

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