A Day in the Life – My Oiling Routine

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Every time I introduce someone to essential oils, they ask how they can incorporate them into their daily lives.  Easy.  Just start with one at a time and work your way up as you learn more about essential oils.

When I first start using the oils, I began with my mood issues.  I started using calming and mood uplifting oils every morning on the bottoms of my feet.

Then, I started using peppermint oil for various reasons, such as to cool me down in the summer (I hot flash like I’m going through menopause already!), as a breath freshener, and in my homemade toothpaste and deodorant.

Next, I added frankincense to my regimen for its relaxing properties, to help build and maintain a healthy immune system, and to promote cellular health.

I also started using melaleuca oil to cleanse and rejuvenate skin in my homemade skin care (much cheaper than name brand skin care, and works better, in my opinion – my skin is as soft now as it was when I was buying the expensive stuff).

Below is a step-by-step list of my own personal daily oiling routine:

1.  Every morning, after showering, I apply 2-3 drops of calming and uplifting blends (email me for where to find them), and I layer 2 drops of frankincense over those.

I will also cup my hands over my nose/mouth and breathe in the remaining oils deeply for added aromatherapy benefits.  Various oils, when inhaled, help to relax, calm and promote an overall feelings of well-being.

I also put 2 drops of frankincense under my tongue for to promote cellular health, or a specific blend of oils that also help in that area. (email me to find these oils).

2.  Before brushing my teeth, with my homemade toothpaste (see recipe here), I will add a drop of peppermint oil to my toothbrush for added freshness.  The toothpaste already contains a little Peppermint oil, as well as a immune system enhancing blend of oils, to provide a soothing protection for my mouth, gums and throat, and to strengthen teeth through remineralization of surface tooth enamel.

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3.  After lunch, rather than chewing Trident that contains aspartame, I place one drop of peppermint oil on my tongue and swallow.  This provides the mouth with a burst of freshness, if you do not have a toothbrush with you at work.

4.  Not long after lunchtime, I may or may not need to rub a drop or two of a digestive-soothing oils onto my belly.  They aid in digestion of foods, and soothe occasional stomach upset.  They also support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

5.  As the 3:00 p.m. crash closes in on me, I whip out the peppermint oil as a pick-me-up.  After rubbing only a drop to the palms of my hands, and breathing in deeply, I am more alert and ready to take on the afternoon.  You can also place a drop on the back of your neck or on your wrist and breathe in deeply.  (if you have sensitive skin, be sure to dilute peppermint oil – it may feel like it’s burning!)  Lemon, or any of the other citrus oils, will also help wake you up.  (When using citrus oils, do not go out in the sun for 8 hours or so, because they are photosensitive).

6.  After work, I may rub another drop or two of calming and uplifting oils (email me for these) on the back of my neck, and breathe it in from my hands.  This is to either help me relax or lift my mood for the evening.

7.  If I am wired from working the 9-5, I will put a drop of frankincense on the roof of my mouth, and rub some peppermint/cypress/basil/lavender on the back of my neck to promote relaxation.

8.  After washing my face before bedtime, I gently rub an anti-aging blend of oils onto my face before applying a moisturizing serum (see my facial serum blog HERE).  This blend contains anti-aging skin-supporting oils, such as frankincense, lavender, myrrh, helichrysum, sandalwood, etc.  Very soothing, great for those fine lines and wrinkles and does not clog pores!

9.  Then, I brush my teeth again with a drop of peppermint added to my toothpaste.

10.  And last, at bedtime, I use a blend of oils that I have put into a roller ball bottle and roll it onto the bottoms of my feet and big toes.  I may rub a little onto my pillow as well.  You can also diffuse the oils in an essential oil diffuser next to your bed.  The oils I use are lavender, a calming blend such as lavender, ylang ylang, roman chamomile, sandalwood, cedarwood and/or vetiver.  Everyone who uses these oils rave about how well they sleep at night.  Our bodies were created to heal themselves during sleep, so it is important to always be able to reach a deep REM sleep.  I wake up more refreshed from having a deeper sleep, and it does not make me drowsy.

Then, I wake up and do it all over again…

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Before these oils had been incorporated into my daily routine, I don’t know what I ever did without them.  I could never imagine going back to my old way of life.

Please contact me at any time if you would like to know what specific oils I use, and for more information:  karekorn@gmail.com.

Blessings,

Karen

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