I think it’s safe to say the past 7 months have taken us all on an unexpected wild ride. From adjusting our already hectic schedules, to getting used to not giving and receiving hugs from our friends and family members, we’ve all taken a pretty huge hit in some way. Now imagine all of these instant, inconvenient changes and having to explain to your 7-year-old and 4-year-old that they can’t play with their friends like they used to, and that school is now done from our dining room table.
Our lives have been flipped upside down, and we’re all trying to figure out how to maneuver through each of our unique situations. To be honest, it took a while for me to break through the mental barriers at first. I went from having 6 hours a day to myself to work from home, get the house in order, have my alone time with God, and do whatever I wanted really – to not having any time alone, throwing away my schedule, and having to figure out how to become a teacher all at once. Girl, it was hard. It still is hard, but I’ve adjusted to our new normal and have made so many changes to make our home an enjoyable place filled with peace in the midst of all the uncertainty in the world.
When all of this began and stores were running out of products and supplies, I started looking into natural supplements and essential oils. It was always something I’ve wanted to look into but I think that being so limited on getting your everyday cleaning supplies pushed me to find healthy and safer alternatives for my family.
A couple of my family members and friends from my church always raved about Young Living Essential Oils products so it was the first one that came to mind as I dove into research. So, I wanted to share with you guys the products we’ve incorporated into our home that have made such a difference in how we navigate through our everyday life.
These are some of my favorite products so far. From essential oils, to cleaning supplies, even down to toothpaste and other fun products for the kids, these have truly been a game-changer for us.
I saw my cousin Lenize using Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak to wash her fruits and vegetables and I just couldn’t believe the difference it made versus only using water, so this was the first product I was excited to get my hands on. It safely cleans your fruits and veggies, and doesn’t affect the taste of them at all. You wouldn’t believe how dirty your store-bought produce can actually be.
The Thieves Home Cleaning Kit has such a great set of cleaning tools and supplies to clean your home in the safest way possible; especially during a time when we’re encouraged to wipe down things more often than usual. I’ve always been concerned about cleaning with regular household products which contain harsh chemicals we can hardly even pronounce. It’s to the point where even if I dropped food on the kitchen counter while prepping dinner, I’d feel uneasy about still using it. I love the Thieves Household Cleaner because it’s derived from plant-based ingredients and can be used on virtually any surface of my home. This has given me peace of mind in the comfort of my home, and not to mention the citrus, lemon, and pine oils leave such a pleasant scent on cleaning day!
These are some of my favorite oils we’ve tried so far with our Lustre Artisan Diffuser:
Peppermint is such a great essential oil for beginners! It has a wide variety of uses and there are so many benefits to using it. It has such a fresh aroma, and can be used to create a stimulating and focused atmosphere. This has been so great for days when I’m working and the kids are doing their workbooks. It creates such a focused environment and helps me stay on track with my day-to-day tasks. I don’t know how I’ve ever gotten work done without this stuff!
Stress Away Roll-On
This has been one of my absolute favorite oils so far. Even my husband Sean was so excited to try this out to help relieve stress from work and just create a relaxing and comforting aroma after a long day. And trust me, as we learn to juggle home-school and working from home, we’ll definitely be grabbing some more of these!
So, like I said I’m just a beginner in this EO game but I’m so excited to continue this journey and am genuinely happy to be making healthier, non-toxic decisions for my family! As I try out more of the products, I’ll definitely let you guys know what I’m loving and please let me know if you have any other recommendations!
Love you guys, and as always, be blessed.