It can be quite overwhelming receiving your oils for the first time. Believe me, I was a beginner not very long ago, I thought Essential Oils were something only hippie’s used and had no idea of the incredible value and affect they could have on our day to day life. So naturally when I received the beautiful Amber bottles at my door they naturally went straight in the cupboard and in all honesty the only two oils I knew how to use in the beginning were On Guard and Easy Air and only in the diffuser.
Essential Oils are not mainstream and to some a very foreign concept, they were to me in the beginning, but however you choose to use them, they are sure to impact your life for the better. You have Th. Choice for these oils to be as little or as much as you want them to be in your life. So if you just want to have them to diffuse a beautiful aroma in your home or workplace house that is absolutely ok OR if you plan to remove all chemicals from your entire house and go all natural with them that is ok too!
Having oils in your life does not mean becoming a hippie and that you’ll never use medicine again…It simply fills that gap in between, empowering us to have options that offer support and relief without having to make an appointment or roll into a pharmacy. Don’t worry mum, we still have panadol in our house and use it if we need to.
So please let me share with you some of the ways I got started and how you can too
1 . Pop them on your bench top and in your view. Crack their seals and smell the aroma, remind yourself of what they are for and if you can’t remember that’s ok, don’t be afraid to start using your oils!! I literally started diffusing easy air in the beginning, then got a little crazy and added some on guard, who would have thought I could clear my airways and kill airborn pathogens whilst boosting my immune system all at once! You’ll gain more confidence with diffuser blends as you get to know your oils, try something wild like Peppermint and Wild Orange, it’s bound to excite you.
2 . Don’t store them in a cupboard. You can get some really sweet storage boxes that look nice on your counter tops, but make sure you can see them, you will use them if you can see them. I did hide my oils in the cupboard and it took me over 6 months to even learn what some of them were, don’t make this mistake because they all have a place and I now adore each and every one of them.
3 . Start using them in your daily life! Some ways that I like to use them daily are:
-First thing in the morning I pop a drop of lemon in a glass fill it with water and drink it. Starting the day of with some detoxification and Lemon oxygenates my cells, I feel awake and ready to go after I do this.
-I start my diffuser alongside my kettle everyday, whatever the mood we create an atmosphere that moulds our day. My toddler get’s super excited to help me with this. I usually start with something uplifting like a Citrus Bliss or my new favorite Tangerine or Spearmint. Then in the afternoon I might pop in the grounding blend or some lavnder to create a relaxed environment.
-I use a glass spray bottle for several things through out my home, I spray my toilets down daily with a mix of Tea Tree and On Guard, My surfaces get a hit with some on guard and lemon killing germs and bacteria and my linen gets a spritz of some Lavender. I pop lemon in the dishwasher along with the tablet to add some freshness and shine. I also add Lemon and Tea Tree to my steam mop when cleaning my floors. Lemon is also amazing for cleaning mirrors….I could literally go on for days.
-I don’t use toxic perfume anymore I now choose to use and essential oil blend such as passion, beautiful or motivate.
-If my toddler has a fall, a scratch, a bruise or a bump we go straight for some lavender, It calms the emotions as well as soothing and adding protection against anything nasty such as infections. Tea Tree is also often used if we break the skin.
-I use Salubelle, Lavender and Frankincense in my skincare routine at night.
-AND when working I use Frank for focus and Peppermint to wake me up.
I want you to become empowered! You don’t need to be an expert but if you want to start using these oils for therapeutic benefits then grab yourself a copy of the Modern Essentials book or Essential Life Book and install the Modern Essentials app on your phone and when something comes up and you are not sure what to use, these can help you figure it out.
We have an amazing educational series which you are invited to join when you first get your oils, it will teach you the basic in’s and out’s of how to use these oils and give you an opportunity to ask questions! As many as you like, always feel welcome to ask! I asked my enroller a thousand questions in the beginning. Feel free to post in our member group or message your contact person and they love to help! And come to as many workshops (in person or online) as you like as you always learn something new!
Enjoy the journey, I embraced these oils (after the initial cupboard vacay) and they have changed the way we live…there is no right or wrong with these oils…it’s just about using them in whatever way works for you and your family and we are here for support.