10 Essential Oils I use daily

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

... And no they are probably not one's you have heard of before or used.


Up until a year ago, when I thought of essential oils, I thought of that crazy, hippie-boot-scooting, potpourri loving distant family member, who had a feather in her hair and who's house smelt 'weird' (potpourri).


For a while now I have noticed friends and family starting to use oils, for cleaning, weight loss, meditation, stress-relief, baking and much more.


Then when the company (I have aligned myself with) launched these new oils, it made me inquisitive - and I found that they can help with weight-loss, energy, they are good for me and are more than just making my house smell nice...


I still thought 'no, that's not me, I don't think it will work' and after hearing more and more about these oils you think, well why not right! And ever since, I have fallen in love with them and what they do for me!


Now most people, like me think... umm okay I have these oils now what!

So I decided to make this blog to help you fall in love with them and use them practically in your every day life too.


Thankfully when you use these oils, there are only 10 essential oils (anymore is just silly really) and they come with a handy and super cute booklet that will guide you on how to use them best.


The fun thing is that oils can be used in so many ways, can replace nasty chemicals in beauty and cleaning products, they are really strong (you only need a drop) and once you purchase the oils I use, you are surrounded by a beautiful, supportive and fun community of people (Isagenix).


I will point out that I use Isagenix Essense oils, they have a long history in health and wellness (16+years), and are the only company that has the 'no compromise' stamp of approval, so it is of the highest quality (no watered down or synthetic products) - I would not just use any old supermarket oil or even a lot sold at health food stores because of that.

Essence by Isagenix does the heavy lifting for you, they have created a toolkit cutting through the complex science to show you how these no-compromise products can fit in to the Isagenix Systems you might already love. They've harnessed the power of nature to bring you a high-quality collection of essential oils and blends that you can feel confident using – all while you target your desired results.


I have always loved health and wellness, so this is a perfect fit for me.


In the age of modern wellness, finding the right approach to feeling your best is often clouded with differing opinions and unclear information. As leaders in health and wellness, Isagenix sure do know a thing or two about leading the way to holistic well-being - So with that in mind, here are the facts by them and how I use these oils daily...


I never thought I’d be an oil addict – but here I am!

Frankincense

A powerful, beautifying and deeply aromatic scent with so many benefits, it’s no wonder frankincense is known as the king of essential oils. Diffuse this ancient oil or apply topically with a foot massage to encourage feelings of peace and wellness.

  • Decompressing

  • Beautifying

It’s been used throughout history including the ancient Egyptians in health and beauty products, and of course in the Bible (as one of the gifts given to baby Jesus with gold and myrrh (I know, I forgot about that too).

I use it:

  • For overall wellness: I add 8-10 drops in my Isagenix Essense defuser and fill my room with this arommic goodness. I also add a drop to my shake or water on cleanse days.

  • For wrinkles and blemishes: After cleaning my face at night (I use enjo's Sante range), I mix 1 drop with a few drops of carrier oil across my whole face and sometimes mix with the Natural Isagenix Coconut Application Oil - a perfect companion for safely applying essential oils to all skin types.

  • During my-mediations: When I need to slow down, I rub 1 drop on my wrists and inhale deeply for a minute or so.


Lemon A perfect way to get up and go in the morning with the bright, uplifting scent of lemon. Promote feelings of clarity and invigoration with the zesty freshness of lemon, sure to energise you for the day ahead.

  • Refreshing and uplifting

I use it:

  • On a cleanse day: First thing in the morning, I add 1 drop to a glass of water.

  • Apply: I add 1-2 drops mixed with the Natural Isagenix Coconut Application Oil - a perfect companion for safely applying essential oils to all skin types, to my skin to feel refreshed.

  • Defuse: I add 8-10 drops in my Isagenix Essense defuser and fill my room with this arommic goodness. I also add a drop to my shake or water on cleanse days.

  • For cleaning: Combine with the Eucalyptus and Peppermint in a spray bottle and use to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.

Lavender

One of the most versatile of all essential oils, lavender has a light, fresh, floral scent which provides a calming and tranquil aroma to help you relax in the evening before bed.

  • Calming

  • Relaxing

  • Bedtime routine

I use it:

  • Before bed: I diffuse lavender in the evenings a few hours before bed to help me sleep, relax and unwind for a restful sleep.

  • Apply: I mix 1 drop with our Natural Isagenix Coconut Application Oil and rub it into the soles of feet before bed to help sleep and relax.

  • Safe to ingest, apply and diffuse.




Peppermint

Feel instantly invigorated with the fresh scent of peppermint.

A well-loved and versatile scent, peppermint contains menthol properties that provide a refreshing aroma and a cooling relief when applied topically to the skin.

  • Post-workout cooling

  • Refreshing and uplifting

I use it:

  • Post-workout: Put a drop of Peppermint and Fresh blend on the collar of my active wear for that workout lift - cos sometimes you need that fresh relief.

  • For focus: Diffuse 8-10 drops with Lemon oil in your diffuse to help you focus at work or studying .

  • In your shake: Add to your chocolate shake to add that mint flavor (when you eat all your IsaLean choc mint shake)

  • If I’m feeling stuffy: If I have a sniffly nose or having trouble breathing, I put my thumb on the bottle and invert it, then hold my thumb on the roof of my mouth for about 10 seconds. It immediately makes me feel fresher, more alert, it opens up my nostrils and helps me breath better.


Tea Tree

The cleansing properties of tea tree make it the perfect solution to purify and freshen the air in your home or workspace. Apply topically to maintain the appearance of healthy skin, hair and scalp as well as reduce the appearance of imperfections.

  • Fresh

  • Purifying

I use it:

  • For blemishes: Sometimes it happens! Ladies am I right?! So I apply the smallest amount to any new pimples I have on my face, this seems to help stops them progressing.

  • In the shower: I add 1 drop when I wash my hair.

  • Tea tree is safe to apply to your skin and defuse. Not to be ingested.


Eucalyptus

Awaken the senses with the crisp and fresh aroma of Eucalyptus. An essential for every household, it’s perfect for sanitising surfaces and freshening the air.

  • Revitalising

  • Stimulating

I use it:

  • Cleaning: I mix it with the Lemon and Peppermint in a spray bottle and use to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.

  • Safe to ingest and diffuse, do not ingest.


Content (blend)

This expert formulated blend is designed to promote feelings of satisfaction and comfort with an aromatic blend of copaiba, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, eucalyptus, juniper mandarin, lemongrass, citronella and cinnamon bark.

  • Satisfying

  • Comforting

I use it;

  • On a cleanse day: To promote feelings of satisfaction

  • Diffuse it: Diffuse it on a cleanse day with 8-10 drops in the Isagenix diffuser to help you feel comfort.

Tumbliss (blend)

Naturally comforting, TumBliss™ combines dill, spearmint, peppermint, lemon, carrot seed, cardamom, lemongrass and ginger to create a calming experience.

  • Soothing


I use it,

  • Travelling: Apply to the wrists and stomach for a soothing feeling before flying or travelling.

  • Safe to ingest, diffuse and apply.


DefenceShield (blend)

DefenseShield™ combines lemon, frankincense, eucalyptus, rosemary, clove and cinnamon bark to energise the body and purify the air when diffused.

  • Refreshing and uplifting

I use it,

  • Cleaning: Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use as a surface cleaner.

  • In winter: It is common for people to catch something this time of the year, so I rub a few drops ( 1-2 drops) plus 3-4 drops Isagenix coconut oil into the soles of my feet (usually before bed) to feel more refreshed.

  • Travelling: I rub 1 drop neat into my hands, cup them around my nose, and breathe deeply for a few minutes, which makes you feel much more alive! Or rub onto your stomach before or while travelling for a calming effect.

  • Safe to ingest, diffuse and apply.


Fresh (blend)

Fresh combines eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, tea tree, grapefruit, rosemary and thyme to revitalise and stimulate with each breath.

  • Revitalising and stimulating

I use it,

  • Sleep more restful: Diffuse in the bedroom to prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

  • Post-workout: Put a drop of Peppermint and Fresh blend on the collar of my active wear for that workout lift - cos sometimes you need that fresh relief.

  • Safe to apply and diffuse, do not ingest.

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I would love to hear what are your favourite oils are and what one's you can't live without every day?

Jacinta - Live Life Generation founder

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