My whole view toward health and wellness has changed a lot over the last couple of years. I feel like we live in a society that is very symptom-focused. And then we band-aid those symptoms whenever they pop up. This is definitely what I used to do.
But what if we shifted to a more preventative mindset? To keeping our bodies healthy and strong BEFORE they fall below the wellness line. I’ll be the first to admit that this was kind of a weird concept to me at first. But after taking this approach the last couple of years, I’ve seen a big shift in the way that I feel. And sickness rarely hits our home (maybe once per year), which is so nice for both of us. I’m so thankful to be able to look back and see those kinds of improvements!
There are several changes that I’ve made, like changing my eating and sleeping and eating habits – two biggies! And this probably seems funny to some, but the catalyst for these changes? Learning about essential oils a few years ago. The oils themselves play a big role, but the community that I became a part of has played an even BIGGER role. Their focus on doing the best we can for our health and overall wellness is a constant encouragement to me. I have learned so much and learn more every day!
One thing that is super popular in our community to make roller bottles filled with different combinations of essential oils* with a specific purpose. And I want to share one of my favorite immune-supporting combos with you. Because when you have a happy, strong immune system, life just goes better! I purchased this pretty set of roller bottles here. They are 10 ml and have a glass roller top for easy application!
I use the “immune boost” roller bottle at least once per day. I roll it onto the bottoms of my feet, which is a great spot for your body to absorb essential oils. I usually do this first thing in the morning, and sometimes before I go to bed. It’s really such an easy way of helping our bodies STAY well.
Ok, onto the oils! I filled this roller bottle with a combination of : 10 drops Thieves, 10 drops Frankincense, 10 drops Copaiba, and 5 drops Lemon. I added those to the bottle, then filled it the rest of the way with fractionated (liquid) coconut oil. Just pop the top on, and voila, you’re ready to go! You have a handy-dandy immune-supporting tool ready to go wherever you go!
If you’d like to learn a bit more about the reasons I chose these 4 oils, you can read a bit more about them here. They are all a part of Young Living’s Premium Starter kit, which is super nice!
* If you’ve poked around on our blog at all, you’ll know that we use Young Living essential oils. I chose them because I truly believe they are the best quality oils that you will find on the market. So many other brands available are filled with yucky ingredients, meaning you’re not getting a pure essential oil. And if we want to be using them on ourselves, in our homes, etc. I think it’s important to be using the best. I’d definitely encourage you to do your own research, too.
If you don’t know a lot about essential oils and want to learn more, I’d encourage you to hop over to Essential Oils 101. We obviously love them and are always excited to share about what they’ve done for us and our families!
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