Self Care with Essential Oils

back to basics 

Learn some simple things you can do to take care of yourself.

Sleep, Calming, and Relaxation

You and I both know that health starts with GOOD SLEEP! It’s just as important as good nutrition and exercise. I know it is a struggle for a lot of people to either get enough or get good quality sleep, so I want to help make it a little easier for you.

Here are some of the most common oils used to get a restful night’s sleep…

  • Lavender
  • Stress Away
  • Frankincense
  • Peace & Calming

You can diffuse or apply these oils topically. Diffuse 6-8 drops of one or a combo. I also take a drop of oil, add it to a nickel size carrier oil in my hands, rub together, and then apply to my feet, wrists, neck, and chest. The instant calm I get when I smell the oils is really what helps me fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. 

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  • Cedarwood essential oil – LOVE combining this with Lavender in the diffuser for an extra nighttime knock-out.
  • Bath Bombs / Shower Steamers – these are infused with calming oils and give you that spa experience right at home. How can you not get a good night’s rest after a eucalyptus-infused hot bath or shower?
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex – Young Living’s version of a carrier oil. You can add your own essential oils to make your perfect concoction or just use it as a carrier when needed to dilute your oils.
  • Relaxation Massage Oil – a massage oil already infused with essential oils that promote relaxation so you don’t have to worry about mixing it yourself.


After a good night’s rest, you can focus on nutrition! When your body is given the proper nutrition, it will function at its optimal level, and you will find yourself in a much happier state both physically and emotionally. Your body will feel good and you will have enough energy to do the things you want. You will also be able to handle those stressful days during the holidays. We all know they are coming!

Add a drop of each of the following oils to 1-2 oz. of NingXia Red every single day for total body wellness.

  • Lemon Vitality or Citrus Fresh Vitality – digestive, immune, and respiratory systems support
  • DiGize Vitality – digestive system support
  • Thieves Vitality – immune system support

NingXia Red is REALLY HIGH in antioxidants and it’s delicious!! Just 1-2 oz. of this stuff daily will get you what you need to really be living above the wellness line. It is also great for eye health and your immune system. YAY! This is an awesome item to have in your YL subscription box. It comes in large glass bottles and individual packets as well as a combo of those two.

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  • Copaiba Vitality – supports cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems; supports muscles and bones, emotional balance, and skin.
  • Einkorn products – Young Living uses an ancient grain to make some really yummy staples in the home like Einkorn Pasta, Granola, Cereal, Pancake and Waffle Mix, etc. This grain is VERY LOW in gluten and is not processed like commercial grains. These differences make them tolerated much better by your tummy.
  • Life-9 – an amazing probiotic. If you aren’t taking one, I highly recommend you start. It is very important to have healthy bacteria in your gut for proper digestion and immune and emotional health!
  • MultiGreens – If you struggle to eat enough greens throughout the day, then pop these capsules on the regular.
  • Super C & B – Vitamin C is great for immune support and Vitamin B is great for increased energy. Both of these are great staples for your daily wellness routine.
  • OmegaGize – Healthy fats! If you aren’t a daily fish eater, this is an easy way to get those omega 3s you need on the regular.


It’s not rocket science that exercise is a key ingredient to proper health and good self-care. A lot of us struggle to fit it in our busy schedules or we are unmotivated to make time. Use your oils to help you get motivated, energized, and get ‘er done! 

I use these two oils from the vitality line in my water or with a wellness tea to help wake me up, feel energized, and get my body moving!

  • Peppermint Vitality
  • Lemon Vitality

These two oils are perfect for before, during, or after your exercise:

  • PanAway – most commonly used for achy joints and muscles. PRO TIP: PanAway diffused is REALLY calming. If you are a nighttime workout person, diffusing this or applying it to your skin can help calm those post-workout nerves and get you ready for bed.
  • Raven – a blend of different Eucalyptus oils and some other oils that are beneficial when diffused or applied to your chest. Have you ever been in a Eucalyptus steam room? If so, then you can imagine feeling like that any time you want every day just by pulling out your Raven oil.

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  • Cool Azul Pain Cream – used for muscle pain and arthritis. This always comes in handy for workouts and other strenuous activities.
  • Deep Relief Roll-On – like PanAway on steroids. It gives a little more tingling sensation. It comes pre-diluted and has a roller top, making it easy to grab and roll on anywhere, anytime.
  • Breathe Again Roll-On – similar to Raven. It comes pre-diluted with a roller top. It’s easy to keep in your gym bag and apply to your chest pre-, mid-, or post-workout.
  • Protein Complete – a clean protein powder that makes on-the-go lifestyles easier. If you are a coffee drinker, you HAVE to try this recipe.

 Pure Protein Vanilla Coffee 

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Spice Protein Complete
  • 1 cup hot coffee

 Mix ingredients together and enjoy! 


Mental and Emotional Support

Do I even need to talk about WHY this is so essential?

Try these… 

  • Frankincense – diffuse 4-8 drops to create a peaceful space. Pro Tip: This is SO good for your skin. Add a drop to your face every morning to keep a youthful appearance.
  • Stress Away – Do I even need to explain this one? The name really says it all. You know when you will need this during the holidays. The KEY part is keeping it WITH YOU so you can use it the moment you need it! Pro Tip: Grab a roller top (YL sells them in packs of 10) and pop it on your Stress Away bottle to make it super convenient to roll right on your neck or wrists.
  • Valor – referred to as “liquid courage.” A drop on your wrist or in the diffuser can make a huge shift in your mental state. If you are feeling a little insecure, grab this one and use it. 

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The holidays can be a really happy time. But they can also be a really hard and emotional time for some. If you have lost any family members, it may be really hard to face the holidays. Joy blend is a combination of oils that will lift your spirits and help you feel good about your new normal.

  • Joy – a blend of many high-frequency oils, including Rose! You can use oils to raise your frequency, which will put you in a healthier state both physically and emotionally. Diffuse, add a drop to any diffuser jewelry, or apply to your wrists and take a few deep breaths.
  • Christmas Spirit – a blend that will help lift your mood and make the season a memorable experience.
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce – an oil that is calming and smells just like a Black Spruce farm. Diffuse this is you have a fake Christmas tree and no one will be the wiser!
  • MindWise – a dietary supplement that supports brain and heart health. It will help you stay focused and sharp.
  • Clarity – a blend to keep your head clear and make room for more memories! It can also be used to help boost your energy levels.