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Incorporating Essential Oils into your Family's Routine

Incorporating Essential Oils into your Family's Routine

Once we learn more about essential oils and see how their regular use has affected our lives we want to find a way to add them to every aspect of our routine.  Many essential oil lovers may wonder how we can share these benefits with our families without overwhelming them or forcing them to add extra steps to their day-to-day schedules.  Fortunately, there are a number of simple ways we can do this without making any major changes.  A great way to introduce our families to the amazing aromas and benefits of essential oils is to incorporate them into things that are already part of our daily routine.  Simply diffusing certain oils throughout the day or swapping out a self-care product for a natural DIY alternative can help the whole family fall in love with essential oils.  From waking up in the morning to getting ready for bed at night and everything in between, there is an opportunity to add our favorite oils to a step in our family's daily routine and watch how they enjoy the positive effects. 

Diffusing Around the Home

Diffusing particular essential oils at different times of day and during certain activities can work to keep everyone's thoughts and emotions in the right place.  Adding a mentally stimulating and focusing blend to the diffuser before starting homework can help kids to concentrate on their work and support thought processes.  Diffusing a more relaxing and grounding blend before family gatherings or parties is a good way to set the mood for the event and keep everyone feeling calm and comfortable. 

Thinking Cap Diffuser Blend

Thinking Cap Diffuser Blend

Ingredients

Instructions

Add water to your diffuser up to the fill line.  Add drops of the essential oil blend.  This diffuser blend recipe is formulated for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser.  Adjust the amount according to the size and directions of your diffuser.  

 

Gather Around Diffuser Blend

Gather Around Diffuser Blend

Ingredients

Instructions

Add water to your diffuser up to the fill line.  Add drops of the essential oil blend.  This diffuser blend recipe is formulated for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser.  Adjust the amount according to the size and directions of your diffuser.  


Laundry Day

Our family's laundry routine is a necessary part of life that can significantly benefit from a few essential oil additions.  Swapping commercial fabric softeners for a natural version can help to show our family the odor-eliminating power of some oils.  Once they adapt to this change the exact essential oil blend can be tailored to the oils they love most so the entire family can enjoy the aroma on their clothes throughout the day.  

Oh So Cozy Fabric Softener

Oh So Cozy Fabric Softener

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all ingredients to an air-tight container and stir thoroughly to combine.  Add two tablespoons to each load of laundry. 


Bath & Shower Routine

Whether they need a little boost in the morning or a soothing bath at the end of a long day, bath time is a great place to utilize the beneficial properties of essential oils in our family’s routine.  A shower steamer with a refreshing and energizing blend is the perfect way to start the day with a clear mind and pep in their step.  A bath bomb packed with calming and soothing oils can help them to relax and ease the pain in achy bodies.  

Get Up & Go Shower Steamers

Get Up & Go Shower Steamers

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well using your hands.  Spritz a small amount of witch hazel onto the top of the powder mixture and stir it in.  Repeat this process until the mixture packs together easily.  Scoop the mixture into each mold one at a time and pack them down tightly.  Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours.  Store them in an airtight container.  Take 1 Shower Steamer into the shower with you and wet it under the stream of water to get it started.  Place the steamer at the far end of the bath/shower stall.  Not putting it directly under the water will help it last longer. 

 

At Ease Bath Bomb

At Ease Bath Bomb

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all the citric acid, baking soda, sweet almond oil, and essential oils in a bowl and mix well using gloved hands.  Spritz a small amount of witch hazel onto the top of the powder mixture and stir it in.  Repeat this process until the mixture packs together easily with a similar texture to wet sand.  Scoop the mixture into each mold one at a time and pack them down tightly.   Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours.  Store them in an airtight container.  While running water, drop one into the bath and allow it to fully dissolve. 


Time for Bed

How our family sleeps at night can affect how their entire day will go and a solid bedtime routine helps set us up for a night of rest and restoration.  Spritzing calming and sleep support essential oils around the bed and bedroom helps to create a cozy environment perfect for catching some z’s.  Adding this simple step to the family’s nighttime routine is a great way to prevent the morning slump and have everyone waking up refreshed.  

Sleep Tight Linen Spray

Sleep Tight Linen Spray

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 2oz of high percentage alcohol to the bottle.  Add the essential oils and fill the remainder of the bottle with water, leaving a little space at the top.  Shake well before each use.  Spray on linens and around the room before bed. 

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