While we love long, relaxing bubble baths, facials, and at-home spa days for self-care, you don’t always have time to treat yourself like the royalty you are. Great news: These simple essential oil ideas can be tucked into your day for a pearl of self-care during a busy week. Try to schedule a few minutes of each activity so you can nourish your body, mind, and spirit a little each day. Soon you’ll be flourishing!
Clear your mind from meaningless scrolling by cutting out some screen time. Give your phone (and yourself!) a break by exchanging 15 minutes of social media time with journaling or meditation. Diffuse Motivation™ essential oil blend or try one of these blends for empowerment while you unplug and find a moment of freedom from the news cycle.
Fresh air, sunshine, and the chance to see cute wildlife are all good reasons to spend time in nature. Get the benefits of the outdoors by giving yourself a few minutes of outside time each day for some easy, breezy self-care. Whether it’s going for a walk, eating breakfast on the patio, or playing tag with your kids, you won’t regret your time spent in the sunshine!
Love the outdoors? Grab some Citronella essential oil to keep annoyances away.
Build yourself up:
Create your own motivation toolkit! Be your own best motivator with a pump-up playlist and go-to essential oil. We love Peppermint essential oil for a pick-me-up scent or Highest Potential™ essential oil blend for an inspiring aroma.
Show yourself some grace when things don’t go the way you want. Life can be unexpected, and we may not always live up to our own expectations. After a less-then-stellar day, give yourself some self- care by being gentle with yourself. Check out this list for all the ways you can give yourself grace every day.
Bring the attitude:
Create a gratitude journal to develop a positive attitude. Studies have shown that listing three good things that happened at the end of each day can decrease feelings of burnout. At bedtime, diffuse Lavender essential oil or swipe on some Tranquil™ Roll-On and write down three things you’re grateful for and fall asleep on a high note.
Spa it up:
Make your own sugar scrub. A quick and easy DIY that can turn an evening bath into a dreamy soak is just what you need after a long day. The best part is that scrubs are easy to make and customize, so you can make it your way!
When it comes to body scrubs and bath bombs, we love the soothing scents of Cedarwood or Ylang Ylang essential oils. If you really want to indulge, we recommend a little Rose.
Spring is almost over, and summer is right around the corner. After spending a LONG year indoors, it's time to get summer ready using Sha Faun's favorite essential oils!
That's right! You read that correctly. Young Living essential oils can help you clean up not just indoors but outdoors too! After the year we've all had, it's time to get some fresh air and enjoy some family meals outdoors using your grill. After being in storage all winter, your grill needs some TLC. Essential oils are great for sprucing up your grill and patio to get ready for grilling season.
Here are a few of Sha Faun Enterprises' favorite grill hacks using essential oils!
Freshen up your patio cushions using essential oils!
Unless you live in a warm climate, your patio cushions probably spend several months collecting dust in storage. Create this DIY cushion spray using your favorite Young Living essential oils to get your patio furniture ready and smelling amazing.
DIY cushion Spray:
In your spray bottle, combine the rubbing alcohol, distilled water, and essential oils. Spray your cushions liberally with your cushion spray and allow them to air dry. You can use any essential oils that you love. We chose lavender and rosemary for their fantastic scent and their ability to keep mosquitos away from your patio!
Clean Your Grill Using Essential Oils
Food and grime stuck on your grill pose a challenge for even the most seasoned grilled masters. Did you know that essential oils can help you with that problem? Don't let that stuck on grime char your next meal. At Sha Faun, we use this grill cleaner to keep our grills clean all season long.
Combine the above ingredients into your spray bottle. You're looking for a slightly thicker texture, so don't add too much vinegar. To clean your grill, spray your grill with this DIY grill cleaner and let it sit for 30 minutes. Using your grill brush or a sponge, scrub your grill clean. The essential oils help break down grime and charred food bits, creating a clean grilling surface for your next meal.
Keep Bugs Away with Essential Oils:
Essential oils are fantastic for cleaning indoors and out. Sometimes our beautiful summer evenings can be ruined by those pesky bugs that buzz in our ears and ruin the summer vibe. Essential oils are excellent for keep those bugs away from you and your guests.
Here is a list of essential oils that are great for helping keep the bugs away from your patio this grilling season.
Let Sha-Faun Enterprises show you more ways to use essential oils inside and outside your home by starting your Young Living Essential oil journey today!
We love using essential oils in diffusers on our bedside table, while soaking in baths, and during our skin care routine. But these drops of Mother Nature’s best are more than just at-home staples—they’re total game changers wherever you go!
Read on for how to utilize the power of essential oils while out and about, during your workday, and yes, also at home (we couldn’t resist!).
On the go
In your purse or backpack“I don’t need any more calm,” said no one ever. Wherever your errands take you, a swipe of CBD Calm Roll-On on your neck, forehead, or wrists will go a long way to quiet your hectic day.
In your carHas cruising in your car turned into a traffic terror? Drop light and bright essential oils into your Car Vent Diffuser while you navigate hectic highways.
In your travel bagNo matter where you’re at, getting rid of gross grime is ideal. When your travel agenda looks a little more planes and trains and less automobiles, use Thieves® Wipes to spruce up public spaces with one swipe.
In your toiletries bagWhen a hot, sweaty day or a sobbing session in your car (we’ve all been there) messes up your makeup, reach for Savvy Minerals® Makeup Remover Wipes to clean up under-eye smudges or wash off makeup altogether.
In your gym bagDo your tired muscles need a rest day? Take it one step further by treating yourself to a post-fitness massage with Cool Azul® Sports Gel. That way, when you get back to your gym grind, you’ll be in tip-top shape.
In your diaper bagWith little wigglers around, you’ll need Seedlings® Baby Wipes on hand like your life depends on it. But if you’re traveling without kids, don’t underestimate the power of a wipe to clean up sticky hands after eating, dirty hands after adventuring, and everything in between.
At the office
In your deskNeed an exotic escape in between reports and deadlines? Keep Stress Away™ Roll-On in your desk drawer for a warm, fruity, tropical aroma that helps you imagine you’re island hopping, not meeting hopping.
In your lunchboxWe could all do better at drinking more water, but it’s just so boring! Add a splash of YL Vitality Drops next time you fill up in the breakroom, so you can stay hydrated during your crazy nine-to-five.
In the kitchen
Have you created the various concoctions you need to clean the counters, scrub the floors, and degrease the oven? Store your DIY cleaners in stainless steel spray bottles, labeled so you can keep each solution straight.
In the bathroomYou probably diffuse Purification® in the bathroom to combat…well…you know. But make sure you’re incorporating plant-based products like Lushious Lemon Foaming Hand Soap into every area you can.
In the bedroomHere’s another Seedlings tip that isn’t just for babies: Spritz your bedsheets and pillow cases with Seedlings® Linen Spray for the dreamiest combo of essential oils you’ve ever smelled.
In the living roomOkay, we almost made it through an entire post without mentioning our classic diffusers, but we couldn’t help ourselves! May we suggest the Haven Diffuser? It’s gorgeous in every decor and lights up those cozy gathering spots.
Spring is in the air, and it's finally time to open the windows and let out all the stuffiness of winter. Spring is a perfect time to start fresh, and that includes getting your house deep cleaned.
Spring cleaning can be daunting, especially if you don't break your tasks down into smaller chunks. Here at Sha Faun Enterprises, we tackle one room (or even half a room) at a time. Before you know it, your house will be clean and ready for a new season of joy!
Keep your stress levels down and get your house spring-ready with Sha Faun and our favorite Young Living essential oils for cleaning!
Give your kitchen a do-over.
Every spring, we try to tackle our kitchen first. The kitchen is the center of our home. We cook, eat, meet, and live in our kitchen. Every spring, we try to work in our cabinets and get rid of expired or old foods and give our appliances a good cleaning. Young Living Essential oils are a great way to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.
When you clean out your fridge, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil into a carton of baking soda. We love using citrus for its fresh and clean scent. The combination of baking soda and Young Living essential oils will keep your fridge deodorized for months. Refresh with drops of essential oils every few weeks!
Create your own all-purpose spray using essential oils.
An empty spray bottle, a few teaspoons of dish soap, and several drops of your favorite essential oils are all you need to create an effective all-purpose spray cleaner. Tackle your counters, your sink, and even the shelves in your fridge using your cleaner.
Again, we love citrus oils for the kitchen, but lavender and rosemary create a wonderful and uplifting scent for a household all-purpose spray cleaner.
Give your bathroom a once over.
Like the kitchen, we like to tackle the bathrooms in the spring, too. Here at Sha-Faun Enterprises, we use the spring as an opportunity to empty the bathroom cabinets and drawers. We toss old toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, and give our drawers and cabinets a thorough cleaning.
Bathrooms have strong odors. We enjoy using strong scents in the bathroom to tackle those strong odors. Try making a homemade window cleaner using a spray bottle and:
When making homemade cleaning products, we recommend using distilled water. Tap water tends to have minerals and salts that can cause your cleaner to be less effective or leave streaks behind.
Tackle Your Bedrooms Last:
Once you've cleaned and organized your kitchen and bathrooms, it's time to work on the bedrooms.
Here's your chance to get rid of clothes you don't wear anymore or get clothes out of your kids' drawers. Use your all-purpose spray to freshen up the toys your kids have been playing with all winter.
When you strip your beds, we recommend using a linen spray to freshen up your mattress and even your curtains.
Combine distilled water, a splash of rubbing alcohol, and your favorite Young Living essential oils into a spray bottle for a refreshing linen spray. We love lavender for the bedroom as it can help promote feelings of calm and relaxation.
Don't try and do it all at once.
Spring cleaning shouldn't be a marathon. You've spent all year using and living in your home. Trying to get it all done in one weekend isn't reasonable or fun. Take your time and go from room to room. Get your family involved so everyone can enjoy making the house fresh for spring!
Learn more about using essential oils to keep your home clean and all the other great ways to incorporate essential oils into your life by starting your Young Living essential oil journey today!
Clary sage essential oil is an unexpectedly helpful essential oil and should be part of your oil collection.
No. Your house won't smell like your famous sage stuffing is in the oven when you begin using clary sage essential oil. But you will experience the many incredible benefits that clary sage can offer you.
Here at Sha Faun Enterprises, we keep clary sage on hand for those anxious days where deadlines are looming, and family and work obligations are pulling us in all directions.
Clary sage essential oil is useful in many ways and remains front and center on our essential oil shelf.
Here is a brief overview of what you should know about clary sage essential oil and how you should use it in your everyday life.
Clary Sage promotes Feeling of Calmness:
Clary sage is excellent for promoting relaxation. Diffusing clary sage can help you shift your focus and energy after coming home from a long day at work.
Young Living clary sage essential oil gives you get an herby, slightly floral aroma.
Clary sage does have a slightly sedative effect, so be sure not to use it while driving.
Clary Sage Blends Well:
Clary sage by itself smells herby. The earthy tones of clary sage blend well with bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, sandalwood, and sweet orange.
You can Make Bath and Body Products Using Clary Sage:
At Sha Faun, one of our favorite ways to utilize the calming properties of clary sage is with a relaxing salt scrub or body lotion. Blending clary sage with lavender in a salt scrub or unscented body soap will give you a relaxing way to unwind in the bathroom.
As a bonus, clary sage will make your hair feel soft after your bath with its conditioning properties!
When first starting out on your essential oil journey, it's easy to be swayed by low-cost essential oils available in the drug store. But not all essential oils are created equally.
Essential oils range in price depending on the type of oil. The reason for the varying prices is because essential oils are botanicals, which means they are distilled from plants. Young Living essential oils are guaranteed to be high-quality and pure essential oils because Young Living knows that they need to be the best to get essential oils' true benefits.
That's why Sha-Faun Enterprises trusts Young Living Essential Oils.
Buy Nice, Not Twice
When shopping for essential oils, there are a few things to watch for to make sure you are getting a high-quality product. One thing to keep in mind when you look at the price tag of a bottle of your favorite essential oil is that you only use a few drops of essential oils at a time. Your one or two-ounce bottle will last you a very long time.
Essential oil prices vary because the cost of producing the plants varies.
Some plants such as lavender and peppermint are much easier and less expensive to grow. In contrast, other plants, such as the Boswellia tree where we get Frankincense essential oil, are more difficult and costlier to produce.
When shopping for essential oils, look for:
100% Pure: Some companies cut costs and cut corners by blending cheaper ingredients into their essential oils. If your bottle doesn't say 100% pure, it's filled with things to dilute the oil such as carrier oils and fragrance oils.
Scientific Names of Plants: The Latin or botanical names for the plants should be front and center on your essential oil’s ingredients list. The botanical names can help you confirm you are using the correct essential oil and trust the company you are buying the oils from. While it's standard practice to refer to essential oils by their common name, their scientific or Latin name should appear at least in the ingredients list, if not in a few places on the label.
Here are a few examples of common names and Latin names:
Check the Ingredients for Carrier Oils: Sometimes, companies make essential oils more affordable by blending them with carrier oils. Pre-blended oils come in the same bottles as pure essential oils, so they can be easy to miss. Essential oils pre-mixed with carrier oils are problematic if you're looking to make your own blends or use these oils in your diffuser. They won't be as potent.
Pre-blending essential oils with carrier oils is a popular practice with the more expensive essential oils such as Rose, Melissa, and Neroli essential oils. Floral oils can take anywhere from 20-30 pounds of flower petals to distill just 5ml of essential oil.
Buying Young Living Essential Oils:
One of the many reasons Sha-Faun Enterprises trusts Young Living essential oils is their transparency with their ingredients. With Young Living, you get the Seed to Seal Quality Commitment. Young Living guarantees the purity and quality of their products by using only trusted growers, the most up to date scientific processes, and quality control checks all along the way.
Sha-Faun can help you navigate the world of essential oils by starting your Young Living journey today!
Essential oils are in demand right now, and we don't see that changing any time soon.
People love essential oils for their everyday uses. You can use Young Living essential oils in your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and even in your car!
So how do you quickly learn everything you need to know about using Young Living essential oils?
The solution to becoming an essential oil expert is not revolutionary, we promise.
Sha Faun's number one tip for becoming an essential oil expert:
Young living makes it easy to start using essential oils with a starter kit.
Young Living offers several different starter kits to get you started with learning about, using, and enjoying essential oils. Young Living creates these kits with beginners in mind to get you in front of some of the most popular and useful essential oils available.
If you're new to essential oils and want to learn as much as you can as quickly as you can, Sha Faun Enterprises recommends that you start with an essential oil collection that includes these favorites.
(Sha Faun Tip: We've included some of our favorite blends, so you don't have to worry about blending oils until you get more comfortable.)
Sha Faun's Essential Oils for Beginners:
These essential oils should be in most starter kits and are a perfect start to an essential oil collection:
How to Start Using Essential Oils:
One of the easiest and safest ways to ease yourself into the world of essential oils is to use a diffuser.
Diffusing essential oils is a great way to explore the aromatherapy benefits of Young Living essential oils without worrying about buying carrier oils and roller supplies. A diffuser fills the air in your bedroom with the natural fragrance of essential oils. No matter the level of expertise, we all love to unwind under the aroma of one of Young Living's custom oil blends.
You can use essential oils to create custom body products, homemade cleaning supplies, and of course, aromatherapy.
Ready for the next step in using essential oils?
After you've explored your starter oils and learned which oils you like to diffuse, your next step should be applying essential oils using an oil roller.
Here at Sha Faun Enterprises, we love oil rollers because they are quick and convenient.
Got a headache?
Grab your peppermint oil roller and apply a dab to your temples.
Facing a strict deadline at work?
Apply some stress away to your wrists and temples on your drive home and be ready to transition from work mode to relax mode by the time you get home!
Oil rollers consist of taking your favorite essential oils, mixing them into a carrier oil, and placing them into a convenient roller bottle.
Sha Faun's Favorite Carrier Oils:
Once you step into the world of essential oils, you'll find yourself curious about making oil rollers and other body products. Here is a list of our favorite carrier oils to have on hand for making oil rollers and more with essential oils.
Learning about using essential oils shouldn't be intimidating. Sha Faun Enterprises is with you every step of the way on your essential oil journey.
To become an expert in using essential oils, all it takes is making that first step. Let Sha Faun help you become an essential oil expert and start your Young Living Essential Oil Journey today!
The beautiful thing about Young Living essential oils is there are aroma combinations that compliment any time of year. From floral and citrus in the spring and summer to the scents of fall, essential oils bring the seasons indoors.
The holidays are a perfect time of year to bring the feelings of Christmas to life using essential oils. Here are twelve ways you can infuse your home and your activities this holiday season with Young Living Essential Oils, Sha-Faun style.
Day 1: Bring the Festivities into your Home by Diffusing Christmas Blend:
You might not be baking or brewing Christmas cider every day, but you can bring those scents into your home anytime you want with one of Young Living's essential oil diffusers. We love the aroma of Young Living clove bud, cinnamon bark, rosemary, and lemon essential oils in the diffuser to lift our holiday spirits.
Day 2: Make Scented Christmas Tree Ornaments:
Whether you use plush ornaments or natural elements such as pine cones or clay, you can use essential oils to scent your decorations for a Christmas look AND smell. Make a spritz using essential oils and distilled water to spritz your ornaments with holiday cheer!
Day 3: Make Homemade Body Products as Christmas Gifts:
Every year at the Holidays, we at Sha-Faun Enterprises get out our lip balms molds and our favorite body butters and blend body products to share with loved ones at the holidays. Whether your friends need a bit of relaxation, or a spark of energy to make it through the bustling holiday season, Young Living Essential oils can give your loved ones exactly what they need.
Day 4: Inspire some Christmas Sensory Play:
Homemade clays and playdoh are even more special when you add scents using essential oils. Just be sure to use kid-friendly blends. We hear that mixing baking soda and shaving cream makes a fun fake snow that even feels cold!
Day 5: Add a Natural Scent to your Artificial Christmas Tree:
A few drops of Young Living spruce, cedarwood, and pine essential oils in distilled water spritzed onto your artificial tree give your home the scent of a real Christmas tree.
Day 6: Cozy Up to Christmas Movies:
It might not be snowing where you live, but you can make it feel like Christmas with some holiday classics and a cheerful scent using some of our favorite holiday blends. Young Living Christmas Spirit should do the trick!
Day 7: Get Crafty and Make some DIY Christmas Candles:
Blend the smells of Christmas into your DIY candles using Young Living essential oils. At Sha-Faun, some of our favorite scents include peppermint, wintergreen, cedarwood, Northern Lights Black Spruce, clove, tangerine, and rosemary!
Day 8: Remove Stains from your Favorite Christmas Sweater using Essential Oils:
Everybody loves a good ugly Christmas sweater, but you can't wear it all season long without getting some stains. Lemon essential oil dropped right onto stains can cut through grease and other messes and keep your holiday sweaters looking festive!
Day 9: Get your House Ready for the Holidays using Young Living Essential Oils:
Whether you're hosting Christmas Eve this year or just wanting to keep things tidy around the holidays, essential oils make excellent homemade cleaners. Holiday blends in your favorite everyday cleaners keep the holiday spirit bright throughout your home!
Day 10: Stocking Stuffers Made Easy with Young Living:
Young Living essential oils are the perfect size to slip right into a stocking on Christmas Eve. Share your favorite scents with your loved ones by gifting the gift of Young Living!
Day 11: Give your Linens and Furniture a Holiday Lift:
An essential oil linen spray using distilled water and your favorite Young Living Holiday scents can keep your couches and curtains smelling festive throughout the Christmas season!
Day 12: Get Christmas Card Ready:
We all stress over our holiday photos every year. Here at Sha-Faun, we use essential oils to keep looking our best all year, especially when it comes time to sit for our Christmas card photos. Reduce puffy eyes using an eye serum made from sweet almond oil mixed with cypress essential oil, frankincense, and chamomile.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most well-known essential oils because it has SO many uses in and around your home. Here at Sha-Faun enterprises, we keep a bottle of peppermint oil in the office, in the car, and around our homes for easy access.
Here are a 15 of our favorite ways to utilize the energizing aroma of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil!
A few drops of peppermint essential oil mixed with your favorite carrier oil in an oil roller are excellent for keeping a headache away. When you feel a headache coming on, all you need to do is smell the oil roller, and your headache can fade away.
For more persistent headaches, try rolling a bit of the peppermint oil into your temples with your oil roller. A bit on your chest as well. Those two places will surround your senses with refreshing peppermint, and hopefully, before long, your headache disappears.
If you work on your feet all day, they are likely tired and sore at the end of the day. Try a few drops of peppermint oil and a 1/4 cup of Epsom salts in a warm tub of water for a soothing foot soak.
Just as chewing peppermints help you keep nausea away, sniffing a few whiffs of your bottle of peppermint essential oil can help you calm down an upset tummy.
It's as easy as opening your bottle and taking a deep breath. No mixing or carrier oils are needed!
We all get that mid-day tired spell, especially after a large lunch. Here a Sha-Faun Enterprises, if we know that we have important meetings or tasks to get done toward the end of the day, we keep our roller of peppermint essential oil on hand. A few swipes of our peppermint roller to the wrists can give us the boost we need to get through the day.
Having a cold or allergies can leave you feeling stuffed up and congested. Create a soothing peppermint steam by filling a glass or metal bowl with hot water from a tea kettle and adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Use a towel draped over your head and the bowl to direct the steam to your sinuses. The peppermint and steam together can help open things up and get your breathing with ease again.
All of us deal with stress for various reasons in our lives. Sometimes all you need is a few minutes to yourself in a relaxing bath to soothe those concerns and worries into more manageable thoughts. Place several drops of Young Living peppermint essential oil in your favorite carrier oil and into a warm bath and soak for as long as you feel comfortable.
Peppermint essential oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Mixing a few drops of peppermint essential oil into a massage oil such as sweet almond oil can help create an invigorating and soothing massage oil to help soothe away muscle soreness.
More of Sha-Faun's Favorite Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil:
There are many ways peppermint essential oil can help improve your mood and your day. Let Sha-Faun Enterprises show you more amazing benefits of peppermint and the many other spectacular Young Living essential oils. Join Today to start your Young Living Essential Oil Journey.
Everyone strives for more happiness and motivation in their lives. We are here to show you that there are concrete ways you can achieve more happy feelings and energy to get things done using Young Living Essential Oils.
Negative feelings are something everyone encounters from time to time, some more often than others. It's part of being human. Here at Sha-Faun Enterprises, we want to show you how we use essential oils every day to increase our motivation and focus better while feeling happier and more cheerful.
The Best Essential Oils for Happiness:
Essential oils work by affecting your olfactory system. The research on essential oils is growing, and it shows that aromatherapy can help you boost your mood.
Here are a few of Sha-Faun's favorite essential oils for promoting happy feelings:
Sha-Faun Enterprises Favorite Young Living Essential Oils for Motivation:
We all need an occasional boost in productivity and motivation. At Sha-Faun, we often turn to essential oils for that mid-day lull when we need a pick-me-up.
Young Living Essential Oils for Motivation:
Essential oils can help boost your energy, mood, and productivity through their aromatherapeutic properties. At Sha-Faun Enterprises, we love incorporating essential oils into our daily lives, and we are excited to help you learn all the many ways you, too, can use essential oils for overall well-being.
Join us at Sha-Faun Enterprises today to get started on your journey with Young Living essential oils.