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The Best Essential Oils For Work At Home Moms
Essential oils are popular in aiding health and wellness, but for a beginner, it can be confusing how to start.
As a work at home mom, it’s important that we have an easy, simple way to stay healthy and happy.
What is essential oil?
Essential oil is natural oils taken from plants through a process of distillation. The result is a concentrated form of the healing properties of the plant.
You can also combine essential oil with carrier oils to dilute them. Carrier oils include grapeseed oil, coconut oil, or safflower oil.
However, this may not be needed with Chrislie’s oils as the ingredients mention water meaning they have been diluted to some degree.
How to Use Essential Oils
Because they are concentrated, you should test them with a just a drop to your skin. Chrislie recommends the bottom of the foot.
If the area doesn’t become irritated, then it’s okay to tab the oil on your body. For Chrislie’s oils: Rub 1-2 drops of any oil into the palm of your hand and apply to the area of the body that needs attention. Place a few drops into a basin of warm water for a relaxing bath.
- Essential oils work well in a air diffuser. Keep a diffuser in your home office to add oils to scent your room and aid you different ways as listed above.
- Make a linen spray in an 8 ounce spray bottle and 40 essential oil drops. Mix and combine different oils for different scents and qualities.
- If you’re concerned with skin sensitivity or prefer not to put the oil directly on your skin, a diffuser necklace or bracelet allows you to enjoy the fragrance of the oil without it being directly on your skin.
Purposes for Essential Oils
Several oils can be useful to you in your home office. To improve memory and focus try Ylang Ylang.
Sandalwood also helps with memory and concentration.
Bergamot can reduce stress and help with relaxation. Frankincense also helps relieve stress, along with anxiety and negative emotions. It can boost the immune system, too.
Cinnamon Bark aids in self-confidence and self-acceptance.
Need some energy or suffering a headache? Try Peppermint essential oil. It also helps mental focus and has antimicrobial properties.
Clary Sage support hormonal balance and helps relieve menstrual discomfort. Frankincense helps balance hormones, also.
Cassia has antidepressant qualities, helps ease nausea and boost circulation.
Jasmine is known to help with depression and enhance sexual mood. When diffused in the bedroom it can help with sleep.
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Peppermint: Peppermint is an essential oil that no one should be without! It is stimulating, so it is wonderful to diffuse or apply topically, especially in the afternoon when we need to re-energize. It’s also helpful when we have to wake up early after being up all night with one of the little ones. It is “essentially” the eyes and ears all over your headpiece.
Peppermint keeps you alert to you know what is happening in the kitchen, the kids’ room, and the office all at once! Peppermint is fantastic for relieving headaches and fever, too, so it is a great alternative to acetaminophen, which research indicates is not as safe as we once thought.
Finally, peppermint regulates the digestive system, so it can be used to prevent and treat all sorts of tummy issues on patients big and small.
Lemon (or another citrus): Citrus oils are incredibly valuable for many reasons, especially when used throughout each day. Aromatically, they are energizing and mood elevating.
I love to mix wild orange and peppermint and just breathe it in when I need a pick-me-up; the combination is just divine. In addition to being uplifting – and I would argue that lemon tops them all – citrus oils are also very cleansing, so they help detoxify the body when taken internally*.
I keep dōTERRA lemon and peppermint oils in a big pitcher of water and pour from it all day. A glass pitcher is really important here because essential oils (especially citrus) will pull the chemicals right out of a plastic container and into your drinking water. Yuck!
A drop of lemon on the chest can also eliminate heartburn, and it will really brighten up those homemade fruit snacks you’ve been wanting to make for your kids.
InTune: One of the hardest things for me to do as a WAHM is to devote my full attention to a project when there are so many distractions around me. When I do get a moment to work alone, it seems that I suddenly remember everything I’d been meaning to do for the last three months or so!
I could list the myriad of oils that, when combined, come together to help you maintain focus, but I lean on a proprietary blend of oils that is specifically designed for this purpose.
InTune is a blend of frankincense, lime, Hawaiian sandalwood, patchouli, amyris, Roman chamomile, and ylang ylang. Besides being a fabulous all natural perfume, it is wonderful for enhancing focus and supporting healthy thought processes. Parents of children with ADHD are finding success using InTune to reduce or even replace medications.
Usually, by the time the kids are in bed and I really need to get busy, I would much rather bury myself in a blanket in front of our Netflix series of the month. These are the times when I find InTune so beneficial. Often, I can focus well enough to be super productive and still have some TV time before turning in.
Balance: “You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together…” You guys remember Des’ree, right? You gotta love that song! And that line is what I think of when I want to describe Balance, which is pretty much what the name implies.
This blend of blue tansy, frankincense, ho wood, and spruce is very grounding, so it helps you maintain (or regain) a level head when feeling anxious or overwhelmed (For example, you’re trying to make an important phone call and your two-year-old is yelling and chasing the cat all over the house. Or, during a trip to Walmart, with or without the kids – take your pick!) .
Balance is also a good one to help promote sleep, so it is great during the kids’ nighttime baths or on their feet just afterward. Finally, Balance is helpful for healing diaper rash! I would be lost without my Balance.
On Guard: We all know that kids are a magnet for germs and viruses, and you cannot be your best “with it” self if you or your loved ones are sick, can you? It is important to do what you can to guard against illnesses that might slow you down.
Just a couple of drops on the bottom of everyone’s feet every day, and dōTERRA’s Protective Blend of wild orange, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary will strengthen the immune system to protect you and your babies against whatever strikes.
And in the event that someone does get sick, you can apply it several times a day to shorten the duration of the illness. The oils in On Guard can make it warm to the skin, so it is always a good idea to dilute with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to slow absorption. (Applying oils to the feet in another way to avoid issues of skin sensitivity.)
On Guard is great for a sore throat; just dilute with water to make a throat spray or with honey for a kid-friendly dose. You can clean with it too! Studies have found it highly effective against MRSA, so it is one of the most powerful natural antibacterial and antiviral cleaners you can use. It has been so popular that dōTERRA has put it in convenient gel caps, toothpaste, cough drops, foaming hand wash, cleaner concentrate, and laundry detergent!
Calming oils: Being a WAHM can take a lot out of us, and we all need good sleep so that we can recharge and do it all over again every day. Oils like lavender and chamomile are great for promoting relaxation and healthy sleep.
Vetiver is another oil that many people find helpful for a good night’s sleep. I list several because sleep is so personal, and each person’s experiences will be unique. My son responds to a blend called Serenity, which also includes sandalwood, marjoram, vanilla, and ylang ylang. I apply it to his back, his neck, and his forehead (and depending on how much help he needs to relax!) just as he is climbing into bed.
By the time we are through a story, he is ready to turn out the lights. Serenity is also known for soothing anger, so the hubby gets a good dose once in a while, too.
I love it with coconut oil and my homemade bath salts in a warm bubble bath, which I would say that every WAHM needs at least once a week. Experiment with some essential oils for relaxation until you find the right one for you.
Elevation: You Southerners out there might relate when I say that sweet tea is perhaps the most comforting thing there is for me. I grew up on it – we didn’t know people drank plain water. My mom probably made a pitcher of tea every day, and it was much more sugar than tea.
I don’t drink it that often these days, but when I do, it takes me back… woven baskets and church picnics, cocker spaniels chasing squirrels in the yard, floral wallpaper in shades of mauve and peach and country blue…to the bountiful love of mom’s kitchen, where the only expectation is that I’m there. That’s Elevation for me.
It’s a delicious blend of Lemon myrtle, Melissa, tangerine, ylang ylang, and then some. I would love to say that I do not need this essential oil blend at all, that I only wear it for the lovely scent, but that is not the case, friends. Sometimes, the pressure and the expectations that I put on myself leave me feeling inadequate, exasperated, and even resentful.
It’s not every day, thankfully, but it does happen. And Elevation helps me get back to the comfort of mom’s kitchen, where smiles and love and sweet tea abound.
*I do not recommend internal use of just any essential oil. dōTERRA CPTG™ oils are rigorously tested by a third party for purity and potency so that I feel safe recommending them for aromatic, topical, and internal use. Please read labels carefully and only use the highest quality essential oils available to you.