top 5 fav young living essential oils

I love seeing all of your comments, messages and emails about your curiosity for essential oils. YEAH!

I hope sharing my own essential oil journey will encourage you to find more natural alternative for the health of you and your family.

Up until a couple years ago I used lavender in my bath with Epsom salts to relax and lemon or lemongrass added to my laundry detergent … that was until I learned more about Young Living.

Quality oils will improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. Amazing!

Today I will share 5 of my go-to-every-darn-day favourite Young Living Essential oils.

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Peppermint: This is my won’t-leave-home-without-it oil.

  • I use this as a fresh pick me up to start the day and mid afternoon when I need a little zing. I rub a couple drops on my temples, the back of my neck/brain stem or add it to a glass of water.
  • My husband loves this oil just as much as I do. Peppermint aids oxygen uptake in the brain and can improve athletic performance as well as soothe digestive discomfort.
  • It’s also a go to in our house to fix headaches, muscle aches and pains and digestive upset.
  • This was also a lifesaver during my last pregnancy for the bit of nausea or acid reflux that I had. I would either put a drop under my tongue or rub a couple drops around my belly button.
  • In addition to a few other oils, I was able to help bring Sloane’s fever down a few months ago by re-applying to the bottoms of her feet and on her spine.

Thieves: The ultimate build up your immune system oil! It is a blend of 5 different oils {clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiate and rosemary} that is incredible for enhancing your immune system.

  • I always keep a few bottles on hand and use this to make antibacterial hand or all-purpose spray, diffuse to kill unwanted odors around the house, and add to my laundry detergent to help sanitize.
  • I put a couple drops on the bottom of Sloane’s feet each night to help keep her immune system working well, especially since she is now in preschool.
  • When I feel myself coming down with a cold or the sniffles I take a couple drops under my tongue {in addition to some of THESE other immune boosting tips}, diffuse and rub on the bottoms of my feet.

Lavender: I think this is the most versatile oil available. Lavender essential oil is helpful for all things skin related.

  • Soothes and cleanses cuts, bruises and other common skin irritations {DIY BABY WIPES HERE}.
  • It is also known to alleviate aches and pains and has been a savior for my husbands banged up hockey body. He had a huge bruise on his bicep after somehow pinching it up against the boards, I applied this with some other oils and it reduced swelling and recovery time.
  • Helps the body relax and unwind as well as promoting restful sleep and is great to diffuse or make a linen spray and spritz on your sheets before bed. I personally love to add a few drops to my Epsom Salt bath and add to my temples and the back of my neck before bed.

Peace & Calming: This oil blend gets a lot of attention when Sloane or I wear it, It smells incredible {tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and blue tansy} and I love the benefits of it even more.

  • Peace & Calming is a part of our pre-school and pre-bedtime routine with Sloane. She is an energetic little being and this oil does a great job of helping take the “edge” off a bit by promoting relaxation and a sense of peace and grounding.

Deep Relief: This is another blend {peppermint, Idaho balsam fir, clove, vetiver, wintergreen, lemon, helichrysum and copaiba} that comes in a roll-on.

  • It is incredible for addressing common aches, pains, tension headaches and inflammation.
  • My husband says that this is his favourite oil to help him with joint and muscle discomfort from hockey.
  • I adore rolling this on my shoulders and neck that are often screaming from carrying a baby and toddler around.

Want to know more about essential oils and how they can help your family live chemical free + amp up your overall wellness. I am also building a kick butt team of wellness ambassadors that are just as passionate about essential oils as I am. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, I would love to connect with you natasha@thehealthyginger.com to talk more about the oils.

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confessions of an {essential} oiler

It’s official.

I. Am. Obsessed. With. Essential. Oils.

Therapeutic, medicinal, food grade essential oils are my newest healthy tool in my tool box to help my family feel great and stay healthy.

I’m sure a lot of you have heard of essential oils and maybe some of you even have a couple in your cupboards.

What most people don’t understand is that the quality of an essential oil is super important. I had no idea the difference between different brands or understand the process of how the life force of a plant and its various parts make its way into a bottle.

When used topically, aromatically or ingested {NOTE: YOU NEED A FOOD GRADE, HIGH QUALITY OIL AND NOT ALL CAN BE INGESTED} essential oils are P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!

What I love is that despite essential oils seeming trendy right now, they’re not. Not even close. They have been used since biblical times by healers who understood the power of these oils.


The reason it has taken me almost two years to share with you my essential oil journey is because I value the trust you have put in me. I want you to know that I appreciate YOU coming to my blog, reading my little blurbs and supporting what I am most passionate about. I respect this and would never want to share with you something I don’t believe in.

After almost two years of consistently using Young Living Essential Oils on myself and my family and friends in sooooo many different ways, researching the company and the history and uses of essential oils I am now beyond confident in sharing more with you.

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I believe we all have hundreds of choices each day in the way we live our life and the way we approach health and wellness. I believe in eating great food, moving, thinking happy thoughts and finding ways to live better. For me and my family, essential oils have become an important tool.

I have use them to detox our home from nasty chemicals, try out all sorts of DIY beauty, baby, pregnancy lotions and potions, help my husband recover from hockey related bang ups, and so much more!

My family has been reaping the benefits and I am now on a mission to share our stories and educate others on how to use Young Living Essential Oils.

I am so excited to be officially adding essential oils as a new modality to my health coaching biz and in addition to sharing more about the oils I will be building a team of essential oil ambassadors who love the product and want to help others understand their benefits too! YEAH!

I have already shared my DIY Baby Wipes ….

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Next week I will go over my top 5 favourite oils and how you can use them too!

If you have any more questions about the oils or want to learn more –  email me at natasha@thehealthyginger.com.

Much love + have an incredible weekend beauty,

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