Road Trip Must-Have Essential Oils

We recently went on a week-long road trip to the east coast. That is a LOT of driving, and here is my list of Must-Haves for any trip. We used each and every of these during our trip and I am so glad I packed them all.

For an oil-addict it is hard to not pack every oil I own, so this is the short list. Great graphic on the bottom with a checklist you can go through when packing for your next vacation.

Thieves: Everyone needs an extra immune system boost when staying up late, going into lots of public places, etc. I loved drinking Thieves in my morning coffee in the car.

Joy: Because sometimes you get lost and need a little emotional support.

Valor: This one is great for emotional support for me to ease my nerves when encountering lots of crowds and strangers in social settings.

DiGize: Road trip snacks….enough said.

Immune boost roller: We like to mix some of our favorite immune supporting oils and keeping them in a handy roller bottle so we can roll right on our feet each morning before we head out for the day.

Thieves spray: This spray is awesome to spray all over your hotel room, think remotes, doorknobs, everywhere!

Citrus fresh & Grapefruit: These are my two favorites to drink in my water throughout the day. Delicious and great at keeping my energy up.

Purification: We liked putting purification blend on a cotton ball in the air vent to keep the car smelling fresh.

Peppermint: So many uses for peppermint! This is my husband’s favorite to take in a capsule after a big meal, but it’s also essential to keep as a “wake-me-up” for those long driving hours.

Lavender: We spent many hours in the sun during our trip, so we loved having lavender to apply to soothe and refresh our skin.

Travel diffuser: The little white thing in the center of the photo is my hand-held diffuser, you can also find some that fit in a cup holder and plug into the cigarette lighter.

Stress away: Because sometimes you get stuck in traffic….for a long time.

RC: Driving with the window down can invite in lots of different pollens and pollutants, we love to breath in some RC to maintain our respiratory health.

Oregano: This is a power-house for supporting your immune system. We took it in a capsule after a few extra late nights to keep our immune system top notch.

Frankincense: Frankincense is my favorite oil, so I couldn’t go anywhere without it. I loved adding a drop to my neti pot saline rinse to keep my sinuses nice and clear.

Tea tree (melaleuca a.): Tea tree is awesome for supporting the skin and we applied to non-cystic acne so our vacation photos had great glowing skin.

Deep relief: Long hours in the car can lead to some achy muscles. Deep relief comes with a convenient roller top so you can easily apply to shoulders, temples, back, etc.

PanAway: Not pictured, but with similar uses as Deep relief we love having both to choose from for soothing muscles and joints after a long day.

Ningxia red & Ningxia nitro: Not pictured, but I loved having my packets of Ningxia red to drink on-the-go for the mornings I didn’t have time to grab a breakfast. Ningxia nitro is also amazing at giving me a long even energy boost and I would drink it on those extra busy days to keep up with my husband.
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Herbal Tea’s for Nourishment during Pregnancy & PMS…

Nourishing Tea

 

Herbal Tea’s for Nourishment during Pregnancy & PMS…

Herbs are wonderful in providing nutrients needed to a pregnant Mama or lady who suffers from PMS. Boost your iron levels with these nourishing and notifying teas.  It is important before adding any herbal remedies into our diet that we research and understand each herb, their purpose and if they are safe for pregnancy. Herbs do have power, so we must take care to use the right herbs at the right time.

The herbs listed in the recipes below are perfect blends for pregnancy, milk production for nursing Mama’s and PMS symptoms. In both cases, drink regularly throughout the month in order to enjoy the full benefits. Pregnant Mama’s should start drinking this tea after the 2nd trimester (but not during the first).

 

Nourishing Tea recipe by Aviva Romm

Drink plain or with lemon juice & honey (raw & local). Nutritious, and full of iron.

  • 1 ounce red raspberry leaves
  • 1 ounce dried nettle
  • 1 ounce dried oatstraw
  • ½ ounce dried alfalfa
  • ½ ounce dried red clover blossoms
  • ¼-1/2 ounce dried spearmint leaves or hibiscus flowers (for flavor)
  • ¼ ounce rose hips
  • 1 quart boiling water

To prepare:

Mix all herbs and store in a glass jar from heat and sunlight. Put a handful of the mixture in a glass jar, add the
boiling water, cover and steep for 1 hour for maximum benefit,
steep for less time if tea is too strong.

Drink:

1-4 cups daily, warm or cool, beginning in the second trimester (after 12 weeks pregnancy) and throughout postpartum to
promote milk production.

 

Variations “Nourishing Tea” recipe above:

Dandelion Infused

  • 1 ounce Dandelion leaf
  • 1 ounce red raspberry leaves
  • 1 ounce dried nettle
  • ½ ounce dried red clover blossoms
  • ¼-1/2 ounce hibiscus flowers

Lemon Balm Infused

  • 1 ounce Raspberry Leaf
  • 1 ounce Nettle Leaf
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Balm
  • 1/4 ounce horsetail
  • 1/4 ounce oatstraw

 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Recipes for Menstruation:

(not for during pregnancy)

Liver Tonic Formula for Menstruation

Use 1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of hot water, let steep for 5-10 minutes. Drink with honey or stevia to improve flavor. Drink 3-4 cups daily

  • 2 parts burdock root
  • 2 parts dandelion root
  • 1 part chaste tree berry
  • 1 part licorice root
  • 1/4 part ginger

 

Herbs to AVOID during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:

During Pregnancy – avoid most herbs during the 1st trimester. However many herbs can be effective for nausea and nourishing to the growing fetus, take care extra care and precaution in the first trimester and check with your doctor or midwife before starting anything new.

 

Herbs to avoid during Pregnancy:

Arnica, Barberry, Bee Balm, Black walnut, Blessed thistle, Catnip, Chapparal, Chicory, Colsfoot, Comfrey, Ephedra, Fenugreek, Gentian, Horehound, Horsetail, Ipecac, Juniper berries, Lobelia, Oregon grape root, Poke root, Rhubarb root, Rosemary, Uva ursi, Yarrow, Aloe vera, Buckthorn, Butternut, Cascara sagrada, Borage, Damiana, Dong quai, Licorice, Sarsparilla, Siberian ginseng, Vitex (can be used the first trimester), Angelica, Birthwort (bethwort), Black cohosh (may be used in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy), Blue cohosh (may be used in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy), Cotton root, Elecampane, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Goldenseal, Horehound, Lovage, Mistletoe, Motherwort, Mugworts, Myrrh, Osha, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Rue, Sage, Tansy, Thuja, Thyme, Turmeric, Wormwood.

Herbs that are used as spices and seasoning are mostly fine, however should only be used in small amounts. Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies reacts slightly differently. I personally used arnica topically during the first trimester with no issue, and I also ate parsley and turmeric on a regular basis. Do avoid sage during the first trimester and check with your care provider or a local herbalist before using any herbs on this list medicinally.

 

Herbs to avoid during Breastfeeding:

Alder buckthorn, Arnica, Autumn crocus, Barberry, Bloodroot, Blue cohosh, Borage, Broom, Butternut, Calamus, Cascara sagrada, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Cotton root, Cowslip, Damiana, Ehpedra or ma huang, Feverfew, Ipecac, Juniper berries, Lily of the valley, Lobelia, Make Fern, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Nutmeg (small amounts are fine), Osha, Periwinkle, Peruvian bark, Pleurisy Root, Poke root, Rhubarb, Rue, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Senna,Stillingia, Tansy, Thuja, Wormwood.

 

 

Purchasing & Storing Herbs:

Herbs can be purchased at your local health food store or can be ordered online. It is important to purchase mostly organic herbs whenever possible in order to limit your exposure to unnecessary toxins. Inorganic herbs are sprayed with fungicides and insecticides for storage and may have been irradiated. Herbs should smell fresh and be full of color. For myself personally, I love to order from Frontier Herbs, Bulk Herb Store, or Mountain Rose Herbs. All three stores are great online ordering options and provide a good quality product.

Store your herbs away from the sunlight, preferably in a dark container or glass jar with a tight seal. This will ensure that they keep fresh.

 

 

The Healing Herbs:

What are the healing properties of the herbs in the recipes listed above? Below is a list of all of the herbs used, and a general description from Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

 

Red Raspberry Leaves

Reduces menstrual bleeding, relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms, and strengthens uterine walls. Promotes healthy nails, bones, teeth, and skin. Good for diarrhea and for female disorders such as morning sickness, hot flashes, and menstrual cramps. Also heals canker sores. Combined with peppermint, good for morning sickness. It is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, and E.

 

Nettle

Acts as a diuretic, expectorant, pain reliever, and tonic. Good for benign protstatic hyberplasia, anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, hay fever, and other allergic disorders, kidney problems, and malabsorption syndrome. Improves goiter, inflammatory conditions and mucous conditions of the lungs. Used in hair care products, it helps to stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. It is full of calcium, copper, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, C, and E.

 

Oatstraw

Acts as a antidepressant and restorative nerve tonic. Increases perspiration. Helps to ease insomnia. Good for bed-wetting, depression, stress, and skin disorders. Is full of calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E.

 

Alfalfa

Alkalizes and detoxifies the body. Alfalfa acts as a diuretic, is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. It also helps to balance blood sugar, hormones, and promotes pituitary gland function. It is good for anemia, arthritis, ulcers, digestive system and skin. It is full of:  calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, D, E, and K.

 

Red Clover Blossoms

Fights infection, suppresses appetite, and purifies the blood. Relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Good for bacterial infections, coughs, bronchitis, inflamed, lungs, inflammatory bowel disorders, kidney problems, liver disease, skin disorders, weakened immune system. Is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B3, C and E.

 

 

Hibiscus Flowers

High in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, hibiscus has slightly astringent properties. It is useful for for treating mild colds, flus, bruising and swelling. (description from Herbal Recipes, see below)

 

Rose Hips

Good for bladder problems and all infections. A good source of Vitamin C when used fresh. Rose hip tea is good for diarrhea. Full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3,C, and E.

 

Dandelion leaf

Dandelion leaf like alfalfa and burdock acts as a diuretic, cleanses the blood and liver and increases bile productions. Improves the function of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Relieves menopausal symptoms and is also useful for anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, and rheumatism. It is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.

 

Lemon Balm

Calming, antiviral, and antiseptic, this beautiful and fragrant member of the mint family is one of nature’s best nervine herbs. Lemon balm’s leaves and flowers contain volatile oils, tannins, and bitters that have a definite relaxing, antispasmodic effect on the stomach and nervous system. It is a excellent for stomach distress and general exhaustion and can be used as a mild sedative for insomnia. (description from Herbal Recipes, see below)

 

Horsetail

Horsetail is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent, diuretic and astringent activity. Reportedly, it has been used in the treatment of a number of health conditions which include brittle bone, hair, teeth and nails, white spots on nails, gingivitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, rheumatic disorders, edema, osteoarthritis, diabetes, acne, wounds, itchiness, rashes, burns, frostbite, chilblains, athlete’s foot, cracked and tired feet, drawing out pus from boils and carbuncles, ulcers, fistulas, herpes simplex, dyspepsia (impaired digestion), gastrointestinal conditions, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, fever, malaria, bladder problems, urinary tract infection, bed wetting in children, kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), prostate problems, hemorrhoids, muscle cramps, tumors, broken bones, fractures, sprains, nose bleed and other heavy bleeding. Horsetail is also known to strengthen the body’s immune system. (source)

 

 

Burdock root

Aids in the elimination of excess fluid, uric acid and toxins. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, purifies the blood, restores liver and gallbladder function, and stimulates the digestive and immune systems. Helps to relieve menopausal symptoms and can also be used as a hair rinse to help promote hair growth and a healthy scalp. Burdock root traditionally is eaten in Asia in many dishes. It is a grounding root vegetable that can help bring on a soothing earthy “grounding” effect in the body. Burdock root is full of amino acids, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.

 

Chaste tree berry

Has a calming and soothing effect. Relieves muscle cramps. Regulates and normalizes hormone levels and menstrual cycles. Good for symptoms of PMS and menopause.

 

Licorice root

Fights inflammation and viral bacterial, and parasitic infection. Stimulates the production of interferon and may help inhibit replication of HIV. Cleanses the colon. Reduces muscle spasms, increases fluidity of mucus in the lungs and bronchial tubes, and promotes adrenal gland function. It is full of calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.

 

Ginger

Anti-inflammatory, cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps and stimulates circulation. Ginger is a very strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. Protects the liver and stomach. Useful for bowel disorders, circulatory problems, arthritis, fever, headache, hot flashes, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting. It is full of amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and C.

 

Sources:

Naturally Healthy Babies & Children

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

The Prescription of Nutritional Healing

 

DIY Bite Buster

We love to do as much outdoors as we can during the short Wisconsin summer months. Hiking, biking, swimming, camping, and more. The scenery here is so beautiful, but along with the trees and sun also comes lovely little creatures.

These little winged guys are such an annoyance, but even worse can annoy our skin long after coming back indoors. There are lots of things we all try to ease the skin discomfort and some essential oils are so great for the skin!

I personally love to use straight purification, but having a blend pre-mixed in a roller bottle is so convenient and already diluted for the kiddos. This DIY Bite Buster roller bottle recipe is SO quick and easy to make. You can probably do it within a minute! A must-have to pack in your camping gear.

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Persimmon Smoothie

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Have you tried a persimmon yet?

They are delicious! At least I think so. They are super sweet tasting and remind me of cinnamon! Persimmon’s can very in color from yellow/orange to red/orange. They also very in size, some are shaped like pumpkins or acorns while others are more circular. They can very in size as well ranging from the size of a apple to the size of a plum. They look like a tomato and they are considered to be part of the berry family.

Persimmon’s must be fully ripe in order to taste pleasant. A fully ripe persimmon will be super super squashy and may even look more on the rotten side, but don’t worry this is when they taste the most amazing. If you eat a persimmon before it is fully ripe you will know because it will be very chalky tasting and is full of tannin’s which may be unpleasant to your pallet. Pick your persimmon’s at a local farm or get them at your local grocery in the tropical fruit section or through your local food co-op. They will be firm, be patient and wait for them to ripen to perfect perfection and enjoy the yummy gooey goodness! I personally don’t eat the skin, it is a little too tough for my liking, and you also don’t want to eat the flower.

Here is a tasty little treat for those sweet lovers! This is defiantly not something I would make on a regular basis because it is soo sweet and rich tasting, but for a fun treat while persimmons are in season try this recipe…the kids are going to love it!

 

persimmon smoothie

You will need:

  • 2 persimmons (fully ripe)
  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk (unsweetened) add more liquid as needed or ice cubes for desired consistency
  • 2-4 dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg for good luck
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • blender

Directions:

  • pull off the flower like leaf tops of your persimmon’s, open up and scoop out the flesh
  • place all the ingredients in the blender
  • blend on high until desired consistency, smooth and frothy!
  • pour and enjoy this sweet treat!

Yum yum in my tum!

Be sure to share with a friend!

DIY Deodorant

Have you ever struggled with confidence because of regular body odor. Some of us just have a naturally stronger aroma than others. I thought I had tried everything and had just given up, but then I found this recipe and love it!

When I ordered my Young Living Premium Starter Kit, I saw a DIY Deodorant recipe from the Young Living blog on pinterest. I decided to give it a try, and guess what, it worked better than any other!

With this recipe I only need to use once a day! My clothes aren’t getting yellow stains, I’m staying dry, have confidence to hug, and more. It’s amazing how such a seemingly tiny factor can impact so much of your life!

Not to mention all the junk that is in the products on the store shelves. I am so relieved to have found a recipe that is not only effective, but also safe!

It takes only a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to make. You could switch the essential oil out for a different scent if you don’t have as much odor as I do. I like Purification best because of its ability to cleanse and purify. Plus it smells great! Just make sure you are using Young Living’s 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Since this is going on your skin, it will be absorbed into your body as well. So using the highest quality and safest oils out there is so important.

To learn more about why we use exclusively Young Living, and how to get started and get your essential oils for the best price click on “Getting Started with Essential Oils.”

 

DIY DEODORANT RECIPE

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Things to note: Some people experience a detox effect on their underarms when first starting this new deodorant. This is because after years of using toxic products your body will try to get them all out. This can cause irritation to the area. Just use less and slowly until this passes (usually 1-2 weeks). Make sure to test the recipe on a small area before using over the entire underarm to see how your body reacts. If you continue to have discomfort also consider using less, or no, baking soda and substituting with arrowroot powder for a gentler recipe.

DIY Outdoor Spray

We live in Wisconsin, so we need to take advantage of the outdoors when the weather is warm! We love to be outdoors as much as we can during the summer months for camping, fishing, swimming, etc.

Living toxin-free is very important to us, but we still need to protect ourselves from outdoor annoyances. No one likes swatting at the air like a crazy person, haha.

This recipe is so easy and quick and we have had some great results using it. We reapply often since it can quickly dry off the skin, so use as often as desired. I love knowing it is safe and effective even for my littlest kids.

DIY Outdoor Spray Recipe

 

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Eat Healthy on a Budget!

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Eating fresh organic produce may be more affordable than you might think…here are a few tips on how to eat well and not break the bank!

 

Eat in Season:

 

The freshest items will be in season. For example during the summer months eating in season in the Midwest usually means eating fresh berries, watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, fresh lettuces, peppers, corn and so on. Find out what grows seasonally in your area. Eating in season will save you big! Ever notice how strawberries in January are uddles of mola – hello, they have been flown all the way from Chile! So not only did they get picked early, but they have also gone on a very long journey. By the time they get to your house they have been off the vine so long that they are almost void of any nutrients. Don’t waste your money on these far away expensive items.

 

Eat locally:

 

Eating in season in your own region will not only be beneficial for your body, as the items you are eating are being picked near by, which means they are ripening on the vine versus ripening on the way to their destination. Produce grown locally has a higher nutritional profile and density versus the produce that was picked early and shipped 3,000 miles to your nearest market.

 

When you shop at the farmers markets in your area not only are you supporting the local economy and your local farmer but you are going to save big as you are getting your food directly from its source which is cutting out the profits of the middle man.

 

Find a local CSA (community supported agriculture) in your neighborhood and get fresh produce shares each week. Go to Local Harvest and find a farm CSA near you.

 

Sourcing your meats, eggs and milk locally can also help you save big! Many CSA’s will also have egg, meat and honey shares that can be adding in with your veggie share. Or you can find a local farm and order 1/4 of a grass fed cow or get a weekly egg share. Not only will this be more affordable but you can know where your meat is being sourced from and know your farmer. This allows you to ensure its quality. Where as when shopping at the store you have no idea where that meat came from. Even if you can’t afford all organic, that is ok. But choose farmers who are practicing sustainable and humane farming. Check out Eat Wild to find farms near you and Real Milk.

 

Shop Local and Save

Cookie & Me at the Tosa Farmers Market!

 

Join a Co-op:

 

Another way to get quality organic food is to order directly from the source. Order all your regularly used pantry items from your local co-op. I am not talking about the co-op grocery store. I am talking about a not-for-profit group who orders directly from the same companies that your local organic foods grocery store is ordering from. This will allow you to order your pantry items in bulk and save big! Email Azure Standards or United Foods and ask for a list of local co-op groups near you. They will send you a list of all the local co-op leaders and their contact info. If a co-op is not in your area they can help walk you through the process of setting one up.

So how does it work? Each month the individuals in the group will place their own personal orders by the deadline date, all the orders will be placed together and everything will come on a large semi-truck on the scheduled delivery day. Co-op members are responsible for taking turns showing up to help unload and sort the truck. Members will come and pick up their orders. It is that simple! Grocery shop from your own home and show up at one place to get everything you ordered. Easy!

Join my Milwaukee Organic Co-op here.

Eat local

 

Grow Food not Lawns:

 

Even the smallest backyard or patio can be just enough space to grow enough food in pots for one family. Growing a garden can not only be fun for both you and the kids but also a very rewarding experience. Do you live in a apartment with no patio space? Check out your local community gardens and sign up to rent a garden plot. In Milwaukee you can get garden plots for as little as $40 a year! Now that is cheap! Here are a few resources to get you started.

 

~ The Backyard Homestead

~ Grow Great Grub

~ Little House in the Suburbs

~ Homegrown and Handmade

~ Grow Food Not Lawns

 

Many cities even allow you to have up to 2 egg laying chickens! How fun for the kids to be able to learn how to not only grow their own food but care for egg laying chickens. Grow food not lawns.

 

Volunteer at a local farm:

 

Many farms have work share programs. In exchange for your work you will get a free share of food each week. Check and see what local farms are offering work shares. Even volunteering a few hours a week is a great personal or family activity and learning experience, and if you get uddles of free food in exchange, well woo hoo!

 

Store your Food for Winter:

 

Stock up during the seasonal summer months when things are affordable at the farmers markets or your garden is exploding with growth. Summer is a great time to store, can, and freeze your extra veggies and fruit for the long winter. This will help you save big! Remember how much fresh strawberries cost in the winter? Stock up on strawberries in the summer and freeze them for winter smoothies, muffins, pancakes and so on. Yum yum!

Which Diffuser Is Right For You?

When choosing which Premium Starter Kit to order, consider which diffuser is best for you. You have a choice between the Dewdrop Diffuser, Bamboo Diffuser, Rainstone Diffuser, or the Aria Diffuser. Each is awesome for diffusing in your home, and we highly recommend you read the instruction manual that comes with it. Today we will go over some basics for each diffuser to help you choose which is best for you and to help you get started right away when your kit arrives.

DEWDROP DIFFUSER

  • Covers about 325 square feet.
  • Uses spring water or tap water.
  • Has an ambient blue light that is great as a nightlight.
  • Fill with water to just under the red dot, add desired essential oils, and return lids (making sure to line up the top lid with the notch on the back).
  • Press the button once to start the diffuser, and it will run for about 3-4 hours.
  • Press again and it will turn off the light.
  • Press once more to turn the diffuser off.

BAMBOO DIFFUSER

  • Covers about 325 square feet.
  • Uses mineralized (tap) water.
  • Has an ambient light on the bottom of the diffuser
  • Fill to just under the red ball inside with tap water and add desired essential oils.
  • Use the switch on the power cord to choose between the 1 hour or 4 hour setting and the diffuser will automatically turn off after the allotted time.

RAINSTONE DIFFUSER

  • Covers about 300 square feet.
  • Uses tap water.
  • Has multi-colored LED lights.
  • Close vent switch, fill to red dot with tap water using the included pouring cup, add desired essential oils, open vent switch, replace lid, and choose between 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 hour settings.
  • Control settings with the included remote.

ARIA DIFFUSER

  • Covers about 430 square feet.
  • Uses distilled water.
  • Has multi-colored LED lights, and can be connected to your smartphone to play music.
  • Fill to line with distilled water, add desired essential oils, return lid, and choose between 1, 2, 3, or 8 hour timer settings.
  • Control settings with the included remote.

HOME DIFFUSER

This diffuser is no longer an option with the Premium Starter Kit, but a lot of our members already have it, so we included the information about it for you all to still know about your beloved Home Diffusers.

  • Covers about 225 square feet.
  • Uses distilled water.
  • Has an ambient light in the top which is a perfect nightlight for children’s bedrooms.
  • Fill to the fill line with distilled water and add desired essential oils.
  • Press the power button once and a green light will turn on. This means that it is on continuous diffusion and will last about 3 hours.
  • Press the power button a second time and a red light will turn on. This means it is on the intermittent setting. It will run for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. This is a great option to help the oils last longer as it will run about 6 hours.
  • At either setting you can press and hold the power button for a few seconds to turn off the top light. This is very nice if you are using in a bedroom at night and don’t want the light to disturb your sleep.

We hope this has helped make your Premium Starter Kit diffuser decision, and will help you feel confident to start using it as soon as it arrives in your mailbox. We love diffusing all types of oils in our home, and I know you will too!

If you don’t have the Young Living Premium Starter Kit yet and want to learn more, go here or ask the person who referred you to this page.

*If you have high mineral well water or toxic city water (full of chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, arsenic and other nasty ingredients —– we recommend using spring or distilled depending on which diffuser you have. Check out the Berkey water filtering system if you want to get clean healthy drinking water for your family!

 

 

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