If you are new to essential oils, it may seem a bit overwhelming. You may wonder how people use them on a daily basis and in what ways can they be incorporated into a daily routine.
Let me walk you through a typical day in the Paulsen household and how we use essential oils in our routine:
Wake up and shower.
I use doTERRA’s natural shampoo and conditioner that contain essential oils. They contain essential oils that act as a serum and, also, leaves a nice, fresh smell in my hair. If I was to shave my legs on this particular day, I rub a scoop of coconut oil on my legs and use it like shaving cream! You will be impressed at how awesome coconut oil works for shaving and how soft your legs are afterwards!
Wash my face.
I scoop out a marble-sized amount of coconut oil and put it on my hand. Then I add a drop of Cedarwood and a drop of Geranium essential oil to the coconut oil. I rub this mixture all over my face and let it sit on my face for a minute. I then take a HOT washcloth and set it over my face to lightly steam and open my pores. I then use the washcloth to remove the oil and rub circular motions over my face. Pat dry with a towel and then make my husband feel how soft my skin is!
. I have my favorite everyday oil on my dresser. Balance essential oil is doTERRA’s “grounding” blend and I use it daily to support me with my busy schedule. I add a few drops to my neck and wrists and sometimes my diffuser necklace.
I use OnGuard toothpaste (doTERRA’s protective blend) and Peppermint.
Get kids up and ready.
I apply InTune on my kids (to the back of their neck) as they are eating breakfast if needed. InTune is a doTERRA blend and it’s great for supporting a healthy thought process throughout the day. I, also, apply this to myself when I am sitting at my desk and working (like right now!)
Turn on diffuser.
I use a diffuser daily and add different essential oils to it. In the morning I like to diffuse Citrus Bliss, which is a very uplifting blend that smells delicious. If I am at my desk and working (like right now) I diffuse Elevation (doTERRA’s uplifting blend) or Balance.
. I take doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements, and which helps support my focus, energy levels and overall health.
Throughout the day.
I drink water a lot throughout my day and most the time I add lemon essential oil to it. Lemon naturally cleanses the body and tastes good too!
As needed during the day.
Balance or Cheer if I need a pick-me-up or just before kids get home from school. DigestZen or ginger, in a capsule, for digestive support. I use peppermint or PastTense to relieve occasional head and neck tension. OnGuard daily to protect against seasonal and environmental threats. With spring season, I often take a TriEase softgel for seasonal discomfort.
At night and for bedtime.
My kids love their nightly oil routine. Some nights they get a bath using whatever oils I feel like putting in there. When they get out of the tub, they each get Serenity (doTERRA’s “calming” blend) on their feet. I apply Frankincense on the back of their neck, down their spine to promote a healthy, growing body! Some of my kids diffuse Serenity.
That’s it! Like I said above, we adjust this as needed but for the most part, this is what we do each day. It's become a routine, second nature for us and hope it gives you some ways essential oils could benefit your family.