Last year, our family made it through fall + winter without taking a single sick day (yup, even with a kindergartner starting school).
That was thanks to a really simple wellness routine that only the most intentional families make time for: eat well, sleep well, play well, and work well.
This commitment to wellness in the most important areas of our lives has given me a lot of freedom - freedom from guilt when I say no to a crowded schedule, from anxiety over my kids' health, even freedom from needing to explain our choices to other people.
Of course you want a wellness routine for your family, too. But let’s be real: you’re probably not going to stew any herbs on your stovetop or drop a whole paycheck at your local hippie-mart.
Lucky for you, 5 of the best essential oils for fall wellness are on sale now and you don’t even have to put on pants to get them. Winning.
(If you don’t already have a Young Living membership, you can create a simple retail account to snag these oils at 20% off).
This oil smells spicy and warm, everything we love about Fall. It’s also one of the main ingredients in Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Hand Purifier, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.
According to the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, “Clove essential oil can be considered as a potential antimicrobial agent for external use.”
I’m donating gallons of it to elementary schools everywhere.
Throw away all your fancy skin creams and invest in a singular bottle of Lavender. Your countertop will look minimalist chic and your face will look like you should be back singing Britney Spears and wearing butterfly clips.
Remember when your mom made you gargle mouthwash for a sore throat? Turns out, she might have been on the right track (I totally thought it was a bogus solution so I would stop begging to skip school).
Add Peppermint Vitality essential oil to a throat-soothing tea or take it in a gel capsule to support your body internally.
I keep this one on hand to make DIY chest rubs and for nighttime foot massages. I diffuse it in my kids’ rooms at bedtime, too. (You know, because I have snacks to eat and shows to watch).
Centuries ago, Native American groups traveled hundreds of miles to collect enough black spruce needles to make their medicinal extracts. It’s been noted that Lakota tribes especially valued this oil for its ability to soothe the mind and spirit.
Valor essential oil is made of the same black spruce that was so prized by indigenous cultures.
If the holidays feel more like tribe warfare for you, try wearing Valor in a diffuser necklace.
Save $ on essential oils…
so you can buy more PSLs, obvi.