Guest Post- Busy Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.

Essential oils are all the rage these days. You can buy them almost anywhere but with so much information out there, it can be overwhelming and time consuming.  You’re a busy mama, I get it, I felt the same way when I first started to use essential oils.  I had a few around the house but had no idea what to do with them but I always liked the idea, so I just dabbled here and there. Then I got hooked up with a friend of mine and she taught me all the things. She even taught me the science behind them, and I was hooked.   I want to be that person for you. I want you  to see all the ways you can use essential oils to support you  and your family with natural solutions to health concerns, to look and feel better and to create a clean, safe home.  

I want to share a few statistics and facts with you about chemicals in the home and your health. Did you know that Americans spend between 80-90% of their time inside, and that the average American home contains over 63 hazardous products? From antiperspirants to perfumes, from toilet bowl cleaners to over-the-counter painkillers, from skin care products to “air fresheners” and candles with synthetic perfumes, Americans have been slowly poisoning themselves and their families with hundreds of chemical compounds that the body is unequipped to deal with. Today, chronic illness of some kind plagues roughly half of the adult population in America, and now we are seeing more children with compromised health.  Commercial products are full of synthetic ingredients that are known  to be  endocrine disruptors that means that they jack up your hormones and wreak havoc on our bodies. They are harmful to you, your family and even your pets.

There is a better way, the natural way.

Essential oils are redefining health in the modern world. They represent a gentle, supportive approach to health. Because of their chemical structure they are metabolized in the cells like other nutrients. They are volatile so they evaporate quickly. So unlike synthetic drugs, they do not accumulate in the body as much. The remarkable qualities of essential oil chemistry make using oils an overall safe and natural alternative for health in the body.

Essential oils are simply distilled plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, resins, and fruits. Think of them as plant concentrates. Essential oils help the plant stay healthy, and they can do the same for us. You can use them for aromatherapy, home cleaning, personal care, and to support every system of your body. They have been successfully used for thousands of years and are mentioned in the Bible many times.

The thing is though… not all oils are created equal. 

 Well, for me, it all came down to something called Seed to Seal and Young Living is the ONLY company that provides this. Seed to Seal is a quality commitment unlike anything else; they have control of the ENTIRE process, from the seed to the sealed bottle. You can rest assured that you are getting a quality product made with the highest quality essentials oils and other naturally derived ingredients.  And the best part… if the oils do not meet these high standards they are rejected and will not be bottled as a Young Living product. Check out more info on their Seed to Seal promise at

                      There are three ways to use essential oils.

One of the most common ways to use essential oils is AROMATICALLY, breathing them in through our nose or you can diffuse essential oils in your home and your car The aroma of essential oils can have a positive impact on your mood,  and overall well-being, and they can help purify the air naturally. There is a great deal of research on how essential oils work with our emotional brain to help balance emotions.  If you are not a “sciency” type of gal, hold tight, it’s worth it, mama.

When talking about emotions, we must mention the limbic system. The limbic system is a system of nerves and networks in the brain that controls basic emotions and drives. It is the emotional brain. It supports five major functions: emotions, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and sense of smell. Have you ever spontaneously cried or laughed depending on whether the memory was happy, sad or traumatic? This reaction is your limbic system at work. When we inhale the aroma of something like baked goods, fried food, grass or essential oil, the odor molecules travel through the nose where they register with nerves in the olfactory membranes in the nose lining.

The odor molecules stimulate this lining of nerve cells and trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the amygdala – where emotional memories are stored – and to other parts of the limbic system of the brain. The unique structure of the molecules of essential oils can directly stimulate the hypothalamus and limbic lobe of the brain. Inhaling essential oils may alleviate stress and emotional trauma as well as increase the production of thyroid and growth hormones. The amygdala (where emotional memories are stored) plays a major role in the storage and release of emotional trauma. Our sense of smell is directly linked to emotional states and behaviors, even if they have been stored since childhood. Our sense of smell, one of the five senses, is the ONLY way to stimulate the amygdala. The amygdala does not respond to words said or words heard. Therefore, the use of essential oils is so therapeutic to the release of stored emotions.

 The next way to use therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living is TOPICALLY, right on the skin. Essential oils have a small molecular size and are quickly absorbed. When you apply an essential oil topically, it’s in all the body’s cells within 15-20 minutes, helping the body maintain optimal health at the cellular level.  Young Living has an entire product line  just for kids. Essential oils are already diluted to use quick and on the go when a little extra help is needed.

The third way you can use Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils is INTERNALLY.

Vitality Essential Oils are approved by the FDA to be used internally and can help support the systems of the body and is a great way to help maintain optimal health! You can use  Vitality oils like Cilantro, Cumin, and Oregano in the kitchen to spice up your meals and since you use so little they are budget friendly.

Just like any product we use there are a few safety guidelines. Thank goodness, with essential oils there are not too many.  Some essential oils should be used with a carrier oil when applied to the body. Citrus oils like Lemon, Bergamot and Lime should not be worn if you are in the direct sun. If you are using them and going outside just put them under your clothes.

 Now that you know what essential oils are, how they work you may be wondering what the heck do you do with them?

                                           Skin Care

                                   Cleaning and Laundry

                                         Personal Care

                                     Health and Wellness


One of the biggest game changers for me was when I learned that essential oils could help balance my hormones, and emotions. Many women, no matter their age struggle with hormonal issues which can cause emotional ups and downs.  Remember those endocrine disruptors I mentioned earlier? Yep, they only add to the problem.  I was struggling with issues that come along as we age.  I believe women of all ages can benefit from these hormone supporting essential oils. If you want to learn more about how to help nourish and balance hormones and your emotions using essential oils I’m your girl.

There are hundreds of essential oils and just as many ways to use them. While I love to talk about them ain’t nobody got time for all that. So, I made you some sweet printables to print out and enjoy. (see below)

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 I hope this was helpful and that you see that essential oils can be used every day to support our bodies and homes in a natural safe way. 

To Your Health,



22 responses to “Guest Post- Busy Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.”

  1. Mind and Body Intertwined Avatar

    Love essential oils, I personally use lavender, eucalyptus and thyme a lot! And thank you for being so thorough in your post! Really helpful!


    1. Marie Avatar

      Those are good ones! Thank you for your kind words.♥️


  2. Ellie Avatar

    I love this, definitely will be trying the different things for facial skincare. So many things here I didn’t know and the lavender diffuser will definitely be one I’ll be using in my bedroom to help me sleep. Very informative


    1. Marie Avatar

      So sweet if you to say.Once you use oils for skin care it’s hard to go back.not to mention no synthetic chemicals- as long as you buy oils with no other ingredients. Frankincense being my fav for all things skin.


  3. brittshedhappens Avatar

    It blows my mind that people spend that much time indoors – I would go crazy! We specifically moved to a house with a nice back yard because we want to be outside as much as possible.
    You have included a lot of great information. I am SO glad that I had someone introduce me to the benefits of essential oils as I have transitioned to almost exclusively managing my allergies using peppermint oil now rather than popping allergy medications every day.


    1. Marie Avatar

      I know blew my mind too. Oils are great for allergies support. I am happy you found info helpful.😉


  4. Shelly DS Avatar

    I used to like adding a few drops of peppermint oil to a light oil or coconut oil and adding it to my hair! did wonders for growth and stimulation 🙂


    1. Marie Avatar

      Ohh, that’s a great one to try.Peppermint is a workhorse! It is great for so many things♥️

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jaya Avendel Avatar

    I LOVE essential oils. I drop spearmint, bergamot, or lemon into my mopping water to keep away ants and eucalyptus is a lovely oil to open up my sinuses when I have a cold. Lavender, rose, and orange often end up in the salves and soap we make too. 🙂


    1. Marie Avatar

      Hi Jaya, great tip for ants. Eucalyptus is sooo good for respiratory support for sure.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sarah Avatar

    I will admit, I have known next to nothing about essential oils, but I do know a lot of people who use them and swear by them. This was such an informative post and I learned so much. It does make me want to get into using essential oils to reap some of their benefits.


    1. Marie Avatar

      Hi Sarah, I am so glad you enjoyed the post.. The more I learn about essential oils and all the ways they support our health, the more I love them. I am happy to help you to learn more. We have a ton of resources. The links are at the end of the post. We have a great special going on for August as well. Feel free to reach out to me.


  7. Marie Avatar

    Sarah, I just noticed you also have a blog. So many great topics too.. I am looking forward to reading more.😉


  8. marsybun Avatar

    I love essential oils, I get mine from Young Living and The Body Shop. My favs are lavender and eucalyptus!

    🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿


  9. Krisna Avatar

    Love essential oils! It makes me feel like I’m in the spa. Lavender is my fave, but when I have a headache eucalyptus is the way to go!


    1. Marie Wa Avatar
      Marie Wa

      Hi Krisna, Lavender and Eucalyptus are two of my favorites too. You can use them for all the things.💕


  10. Krisna Avatar

    Hi Amanda, Marissa! Just want to give you a heads up that I will be nominating you for the Ideal Inspiration Bloggers Award. The post will go up in about an hour! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️


  11. lifestyleseason Avatar

    Great post! I’ve never tried essential oils before but I want to try them! Thank you for sharing!


    1. Marie Avatar

      Thank you for the kind words. You should for sure try them, you Won’t be sorry, I am happy to help and get you more information!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. oiloasis20 Avatar

    I love essential oils! My all time favorite diffuser blend is joy, peppermint and lime. So refreshing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I will have to try that!! Thank you for reading our guest post 💕


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