How To Use Essential Oils | Day in The Life of An Oiler

Call me crunchy, call me crazy, or call me cookoo. But I really can’t get enough of these essential oils. So much in fact that I agreed to participate in my bestie’s (Myra) Day in the Life of an Oiler blogging series! And if you are visiting from The Ordinary Chaos, welcome, I’m so glad you are here!

How to Use Essential Oils Every Day (Day in the Life of an Oiler) |

I’ve written about the oils a few times now, the latest being how we’ve been staying healthy with them and how it’s changed me. For the better. So I am thrilled to show you my “oily” daily routine!

Now this isn’t a a set in stone schedule or anything–the oils can be used at any time and in many ways. Some days you just need different things.

So I wake up and start my day with these 3.

Morning Oily Routine -

I will apply the Progessence Plus (a progesterone serum) on my neck and forearm, Valor on my wrists and behind my ears, and Joy over my heart. Valor smells SO awesome I love it as my “perfume.” And I’ve said it before, but that Progessence Plus has really really helped me emotionally and physically…if you catch my drift.

I also recently started applying Valor on my girls in the mornings too. They love their oils. And when I say “my girls” I mean my daughters…Kapeesh?

Then around mid morning I add a few drops of lemon to my water.

Lemon Water |

Drinking a citrus water is great for your digestive system and is just refreshing and tasty. I drink several glasses of this daily because I drink a ton of water.

If I leave the house I never leave without these 2.

Thieves Spray Sanitizer |

Once I start to feel a little off or something, I take a few sprays of that down my throat and I’m good to go. Plus you can use it for so much more.

I am ADDICTED to my diffuser, and we have 2 in our home. I do love smell-good things so I have it running a few times during the day. More if we are sick or something.

Lavender and Lemon Essential Oil |

There are many oils I love together, but these 2 I really love! The lemon is Invigorating and the Lavender is soothing, which creates a nice balance.

Now come mid-afternoon, I go apply my 2nd dose of Progessence Plus, and will re-apply whatever oil I feel I need more of, like Joy, Peace and Calming, or more Valor.

Then at night, I am usually diffusing Peace & Calming in our bedroom, and I rub Thieves on the bottoms of our feet before bed, including the girls’ feet.

Night Oily Routine |

If I am feeling ill or something I’ll add a few other oils at night, but for the most part I just do those 2.

Oh I lied.

I do like to use these at night also.


Sometimes I diffuse these also, but after I wash my face at night I like to mix it in some moisturizer so I can get the many skin benefits they offer. These are biblical oils…you know they are good and will shave off 20 years. :)

I would say that’s about it for the “daily” oily routine. But of course you will have days where someone is sick or if you’re like us, ALL of your family will get sick. And on different days where it seems the sickness is never ending. Yes that just happened last week! Or the week before. See I can’t even keep up.

When we were sick me and my husband were taking capsules filled with different oils.


Yes, there are recipes out there to treat illnesses with oils rather than OTC medicine. It works!

Essential Oils Good For Sickness |

Those are my favorite ones for the sickies. Peppermint alone should win an award for its ability to take away headaches. It’s seriously a favorite of mine and the hubs.

On laundry days, I like to do this…

Lavender Dryer Sheet |

Love it!

And then on nights where I take a real bath, I love these detox baths.

How To Take a Detox Bath |

And we’ve been doing a lot of painting in the house lately, so to get rid of the smell I’ve been diffusing these together.

Clean Smelling Essential Oil

So goodness, as you can see, we already use these oils in so many different ways. There are many more ways too but I am already getting too chatty here.

Oh I can’t not show you this picture though.

Young Living Essential Rewards Order |

This order that I placed came yesterday, and trust me…once you start using Young Living oils you will want more and will be like a little kid the day Fed Ex delivers an order to you. I’ve never opened a package so fast.

But I’ve built up a pretty good collection so far! And the great thing is that we use each and every one of them too.

Day In The Life of an Oiler |

How to Use Essential Oils Every Day (Day in the Life of an Oiler) |

Now that you’ve seen my daily routine and how we use the oils around here, be sure and go read how Jennifer from The Simple Pen uses her oils! Also, you can catch all 20 Day In the Life of an Oiler posts from Myra at My Blessed Life. She will be updating with new links daily as the bloggers post. So much oily goodness. :)

Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for yourself and your family naturally with essential oils?! The time is now! Click here to learn more and see what my latest promotion is when you sign up! 

And remember…once you take the plunge we have a fantastic support group that will help you in your new journey and you will feel right at home. :)



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  1. Great post, Emily! I’ve gotta try these detox baths everyone is talking about! :)

  2. Loved your post, photos were awesome to see all the goodies too. We use the same protocol when someone is getting sick too, seems to knock things right off – so thankful!

  3. Oh my word I didn’t realize (I’m under a rock most of the time) that we had so much in common! So glad we did this series together and I loved reading how you use your oils. I am learning something new from all of the other bloggers and making a list of the oils I want to try next! Thanks for the great post! Lisa~

  4. If you have a migraine, try PanAway. Its stronger than Peppermint and has helped me when I have needed something other than meds.

  5. Great post, and so informative! I need to try that peppermint for head aches.

    • Thanks Andrea! The peppermint is so great. Definitely a fav.

      • I’m a total newbie. How do you use the peppermint for headaches…do you just rub it onto your neck and temples? Do you have to dilute it with something or do you literally take a few drops of the oil and rub it directly onto your skin?

  6. Great post Emily. We use essential oils for many things. Yes, peppermint is awesome for headaches and also for attention. We have gone the natural route this year with oils and supplements and it has made a world of difference!!

  7. Kathie from CA says:

    Noticed your scofield Bible. I had red ones when I was growing up. Wore out two of them. Now I use the English Standard Version. Bless you.

  8. Thanks for sharing a peek into your daily life using EOs! I’m so ready to make the jump into this “world” of healthier living ;)

  9. Thank you Emily for introducing me to Young Living Essential Oils via your blog. I am looking forward signing up and using these oils daily for a healthier life and hopefully to help some daily inconveniences in my children’s lives.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing how you use your oils! My husband and I both have MS and my daughter gave us a diffuser plus some oils to get us started. We are just learning and so I really enjoyed reading you post ALL OF IT was helpful! Thanks again for sharing.

  11. This is quite the ritual, but it’s pretty awesome. Thanks for the tips!

  12. It’s kind of strange that even though the WWW is HUGE, that I would run across this post. I follow you on IG but to be honest I don’t know how that started. I’m pretty sure I’ve not been to your blog before so perhaps I followed you from someone else’s suggestion. Anyway, I ordered a YLEO kit on Saturday and so was wandering around Pinterest trying to figure out how to use the darn things and clicked here. Then I saw your weight loss post and since I have 40 pounds to lose, I clicked that and am thrilled that you didn’t do anything too crazy to lose your weight (you look FANTASTIC by the way). I am not nursing so that’s not going to be a calorie burner for me but I’m pretty sure that I can do the MyFitnessPal thing (I’ve been using it sporadically for a couple of years) and add in some exercise. Hopefully I have the same results that you did!! I signed up for your daily emails and am looking forward to them already. Just wanted to let you know that you have a new follower here…for more than a few reasons!!

  13. It’s nice to see how you use your oils on a daily basis! I’ve been thinking about starting to use oils and have been doing some research. You may find this article interesting like I did:

  14. Great stuff… To get the best out of essential oil, you need to understand it and learn how to use it properly :)

  15. Cheryl Huntley says:

    Hi. I have been researching many things to naturally help my Crohn’s disease. Oils seem to be popping up more and more! The Dr wants to put me on meds that the main side affect causes cancer! I am desperately trying to find something that will actually work and not give me 15 other problems! I have a friend who’s friend sells these oils! Just wondering if you had any advise as well for Crohns?
    Thank you!

  16. Emily, this was exactly what I was looking for – how someone actually uses the oil everyday. It was soooo helpful. I just received my starter kit and have already used the diffuser. My youngest son (8 years old) started getting a stuffy nose yesterday – I put the thieves on his feet, then eucalyptus and melalueca (with coconut oil) on his chest. Thanks again!


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