My Daily Oil Routine

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One of the most common questions I get about essential oils is “how do you use them?” The concern is that at first glance, they look expensive, and people are understandably concerned that they would invest and, not knowing what to do with them, the oils would end up sitting in the closet.

So in effort to answer that question, today I chronicled every essential oil that I used, why, and how.  And there are pictures. 🙂


Daily dose of the LifeLong Vitality Pack supplements (Peter and I split a full dose, so we take 2 capsules of each instead of 4).



9 am

After I got ready for the day, I put a few drops of Fractionated Coconut oil in my hand, along with a drop of Purify and a drop of Lemon. These are detoxing and deodorizing oils, and I’ve been using them this summer as an effective deodorant substitute.  In the winter I will switch back to my heavier coconut oil/baking soda/arrowroot deodorant and add in some essential oils, but I’ve found that it’s too heavy and a bit greasy for summer.


9:02 am

Add a drop of lemon and a drop of lime into my stainless steel water bottle for a refreshing citrus flavor and gentle detox. {Please do your own research regarding internal use of essential oils. Personally I only ingest doTERRA’s oils that are approved for internal use.}

9:03 am

Take a big sip of water.  Yum.

9:04 am 

Consult my oil collection, decide what oils I need to be using this morning.  I decide on In Tune because I’ve been rather spazzy the past few days, and I really want to make the most of my day today! I apply a few swipes of In Tune to the back of my neck – and instantly feel more focused and “in the zone.”



I also decide that I should probably use some Balance, because the upstairs neighbors are loud and lately I’ve been lacking in an afternoon nap because they decide to play street hockey and yell about there being too much noise in their apartment (true story).


I applied this to my wrists like a perfume and a drop to the bottoms of my feet.

12:30 pm

Pregnancy hot flashes are no fun!  A quick swipe of peppermint to the back of my neck and the insides of my elbows and I’m back to normal!



3:35 pm

My back is sore.  Time to do my stretches and rub some Deep Blue on my back!  Ahhhh…..

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10:57 pm

Time to get ready for sleep.  Tonight’s choice: Lavender.  Sometimes I use a mix of Serenity, Balance, and Vetiver in a roller bottle, but our wakeup time has been getting earlier so I don’t want to be *too* knocked out! Applied to big toes and bottoms of feet.

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I honestly don’t remember how I used to function without my oils!  I’ve been able to incorporate them into every facet of life, and I feel so much healthier!

If you are interested in learning to use essential oils in your life, I would love to share more with you! Email me at!


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