Where do you keep your oils? Hopefully not in the box!

Don't keep your essential oils in the box!!

We are creatures of habit, and if you’re just starting out using essential oils, you may have noticed that you are not using your oils as often as you thought you would. Maybe you purchased your kit a long time ago, and it ended up collecting dust.

I want to fill you in on a secret…..

In order for the oils to work, you have to actually use them.

Sorry but it’s true.

Your intentions were good when you ordered your kit, you were going to start using these oils, and the quality of your life was going to improve. Once your kit arrived, you opened the box and took out the one oil you knew how to use…Lemon, you put a drop in your water and put it back in the box.  Over time you stopped going back to the box, and now you haven’t touched your oils in days, or maybe even months.  This is not what you or the person who introduced you to doTERRA wanted.

One of the reasons that you may not be using them is because they are new, and not a part of your daily routine, or a part of your daily habits.

In order to make using the oils a habit, we must keep them where we use them. Keeping your oils in the box they came in is almost a guarantee that you’re not going to use them as often as you thought you would.

Think about this…if you are already in the shower, and then remember that you wanted to put a couple drops of Wild Orange or Eucalyptus in there with you to make it a spa experience, how likely are you to run out of the shower naked to grab that bottle?  Probably not going to happen right?

So right now, go and put an oil in your shower. My favourite is Wild Orange, but you could try Eucalyptus or maybe even Grapefruit. You go, I’ll wait here for you.

When you ordered your kit, were you thinking of using the Lemon oil in your water to help detox your body? If your bottle of lemon oil is in the box in a cupboard, chances are you aren’t going to go and get it each time you get a drink of water, so why not keep it near the sink.  You could also keep your cooking oils, like Cumin, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Bark in your kitchen as well.

Now let’s think about your bedroom.

Well, chances are you have a diffuser for your bedroom. If you don’t, I highly suggest you get one. Diffusing oils at night is the perfect way to get a more restful sleep. If you don’t have a diffuser that’s ok, you can put a drop of oil on your pillow for the same effect.

So what oils can you keep in your bedroom?  Maybe you enjoy Lavender or Serenity? Cedarwood is also a relaxing oil, Vetiver too.  You can use all of those oils in your diffuser, on your pillow, or on the bottoms of your feet. That’s up to you.

You may want to keep a bottle of Peppermint oil on your nightstand to use in the morning. A sniff of that will have you up and at em’ in no time.

Have you ever been out and about and wished you had your oils with you? They’ll do you no good if there at home.

Did you know doTERRA has an 8-vial keychain available? You can find it in your back office.  This keychain makes it so easy to keep your most used oils with you at all times.  ZenGest, Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, Lemongrass, Wild Orange, Peppermint and Whisper all have a place in my keychain.

If you don’t have this keychain, you can certainly keep your favourite oils in a baggie in your purse or in your car.  That way you’ll have them when you need them.  If you keep your oils with you throughout the day, you may find yourself sharing with others without even trying. If your friend has an upset stomach and you’ve got your ZenGest in your purse, you may just find yourself a new team member.

If you have purchased a kit with doTERRA and your oils are sitting in the box barely used, I want you to think about why you ordered your kit in the first place.  What benefits were you trying to obtain? Have you really allowed yourself to truly experience the products and all that they have to offer? Did you just forget about them?  Well, I want you to break them free of the box and place them around your house where you’ll see them, and use them. Only then will you experience the true benefit of these products.

Or maybe you’re not using them because you’re not so sure how to.  That is very common, essential oils are a whole new world to be learned. If this is the case I have a challenge for you.  Look through your collection and find an oil that you don’t know how to use, and google it. You can check out THIS post to find tips and tricks on how to use Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint.  Pinterest is also a goldmine when it comes to learning different ways to use your oils. Check out my Essential Oil Pinterest Board here.  Find a way that you can use this oil in your daily life, and put it where you’ll need it.  Comment below and let us know what you learned.

If you love your oils like I do, and use them many times throughout the day, comment below and let us know where you keep your oils and how you use them. Let’s share the love and the knowledge!!

Happy Oiling!!

 

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