You may have seen those little brown bottles on the shelves of your grocery store, or maybe you’ve heard people talking about the wonderful effects of essential oils on their physical, mental and even spiritual health.
With the growing popularity of essential oils, isn’t it time you at least looked into them?
I discovered essential oils a little over two years ago, and have since incorporated them into many parts of life. One of the areas essential oils have made a huge difference is in my work as a freelance copywriter. From creating a better work/life balance, to helping me focus and concentrate on tasks at hand, to improving the health of my body as I deal with ergonomic challenges of working at a desk all day… they’ve changed the way I enjoy my work and lifestyle.
Sharing 100% pure essential oils with others is important to me, as I see so much improvement in people who begin using them. Today, if you work as freelancer, or solopreneur; I know you juggle work and personal life as you serve your clients and customers from your home business, just like I do.
My Favorite Essential Oils for Freelancers
I’d like to share my favorite essential oils for work, and how they help me be more creative, balanced, happy, and focused on copywriting and content marketing projects, while also managing a busy household of three teenagers.
As a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, I have access to all of them, but I do have some go-to oils, and everyday favorites.These are my top “Twelve Can’t-Live-Without” Essential Oils.
#1 I couldn’t live without my Lavender
… because it’s the “Swiss Army Knife” of Essential Oils. When you body needs zigging, it zigs. When your cells need zagging, it zags. When you’re depleted and exhausted, it invigorates; and when you’re revved up, it relaxes you.
Not to mention its soothing comfort to skin, it’s traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need.
If in doubt, use lavender.
I keep this oil on my person at all times. You can use it topically, and aromatically. Whenever I want to feel better, I place a drop in my palm, rub my hands together and cup my hands over my nose and mouth. Then I breathe slowly and deeply for about 20 seconds. I usually say a little prayer, too. After that, everything is alright again.
… was that rare oil-gift the three kings brought Mary for a very good reason! Back in the days when people valued essential oils for their medicinal uses, Frankincense was a wonderful gift for a new mother. I like to imagine that they brought enough for Mary to use it every day with her little baby Jesus, and for all the little postpartum nuisances new moms face. I like to think the kings brought a giant jar that lasted throughout Jesus’ childhood, too.
“Frank,” as I like to call it, is great for modern life as well.
It grounds you spiritually, and gives you the focus to hum along writing all day with a sense of peace and goodwill. It’s really earthy, so if you think all this spiritual jabber is nonsense, then just know that it reduces “brain noise” and enhances calmness, allowing the brain to better use its own innate abilities for learning and decision-making.
I love Frank. You would love it too. Everyone I’ve ever seen exposed to this rare oil… literally swoons.
… is an oil blend that consists of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary cineol, Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil), Lavendin, and Myrtle. This is a fresh, purifying scent that makes my office come alive with a bright, cleansing aroma that everyone loves. Well, almost everyone. Rodents, pests, and insects hate this stuff; so does bacteria and icky smells of all kinds.
Any mildewy smells, stale odors, lingering cigarette smoke smells… nothing can last when my little diffuser is pumping out Purification. You can also use it in a hotel room when you’re traveling for work or pleasure (because freelancing requires travel sometimes), a garage, barn, even the car. It smells wonderful, and even improves air quality as all those refreshing molecules are emitted into the atmosphere!
Let’s just say I have this oil blend in a number of different forms (housecleaner, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. But my favorite is the simple oil blend. It cuts through gunk, cleans everything (I keep a little spray bottle of thieves and water on my desk for spot cleaner), and when I’m not feeling great I diffuse it, rub the bottoms of my feet with it (covering all the vitaflex points that lead to other parts of the body), and even drink it in a warm water tea. Just a drop or two with a drop of lemon is all it takes to soothe a throat and keep those mucous membranes healthy through all the winter months. So cozy and nice.
By the way, the “thieves” that this oil is named for, were grave robbers during the plague. Guess what? They never got sick, and succeed in raiding many a tomb before the King (which king, I don’t know… there are many versions of this story out there) finally captured them and demanded their secret. What was the secret recipe?
No one knows for sure, but this effective blend includes the pure essential oils of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary cineol. If you are looking for bodily protection, immunity from all the weird stuff going around this season (especially if you have school-aged kids or aging parents in and out of doctors’ offices), then this is your oil!
#5 and #6 have to be the one-two combo of essential oil blends Clarity, then Brain Power.
I can’t remember who taught this to me, but I love this combo at around 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon when I’m starting to fade.
I inhale Clarity first and it’s like a cleansing blast to the brain. It really sweeps all the cobwebs out and helps me focus. Then I follow up with the driving, and wonderfully warm Brain Power for a solid finish. After the two oils hit my system (it usually takes about 2 minutes) I’m refreshed and wide awake again. It’s a no-brainer for writers who need to, well… write!
I’m also a single mom, and the primary chauffeur for several people in my family. If you’ve ever been on the road in the afternoon, and have experienced falling asleep at the wheel, then you know why I keep these two oil blends in my purse at all times.
I can take a good whiff of these oils at a red light, get an instant, powerful boost, and be on my way again. I promise you, the jolt-iest energy drink has nothing on this combination. No jitters; just pure, healthful, open-eyed wakefulness.
As I write this, I keep thinking, how could I ever pick just one? It would be like trying to choose your favorite child!
I’d be so sad without invigorating, refreshing Peppermint in my daily water bottle. For fresh breath, mental acuity, digestive health, even as an appetite suppressant, Peppermint is an everyday oil, for sure!
Not only does it keep mice and spiders out of the house (just spray a few drops in water around the floorboards or wherever they get in), it is so invigorating to the human body! **Don’t use this on kids, or if you’re pregnant, by the way. It’s a doozy!
We live in an environment that is just plain toxic. There are so many weird, lab-invented toxins that are floating around, it’s impossible to isolate yourself. And who’d really want to? You don’t want to live in a bubble. You want to live in the world and enjoy it!
But still, when I go into a big box store and my eyes water like crazy, and my nose tingles, I wonder what strange chemicals are getting into my and my kids’ bodies. Yikes!
Here’s my antidote. The limonene in lemon oil is a powerful antioxidant. Think of rust on a car. That crap just eats away at metals, right? Well, the very same thing happens when your body is highly acidic. Most of the average diet is pretty conducive to cellular oxidation — and you don’t want your cells rusting from oxidation! Lemon oil quickly raises your body’s alkalinity (the opposite of acidity), lowering its susceptibility to acidic influences and balancing out all your cells.
It also destroys petrochemicals in your home and your body. A few drops in your water or sparkling water is refreshing and OH so good for you!
Do I really need to tell you why I love this? Want to be grinning like a fool in happiness in no time? Then just inhale some Joy. Really. You’ll start smiling.
If you’re working from home, and everything is piling up on you, you need more joy in your life. The easiest way to get it is in a little brown bottle. (Yes, you can BUY Joy!)
Why does this stuff work? One of this blend’s oils is rose oil, the highest-frequency oil on the planet (by a long shot). It makes you vibrate with good energy.
I had a 100-year-old friend, Jane, that I shared some Joy with. She said, “OMG, I can’t smell this stuff, [her smeller had gone out years ago], but I can FEEL it!”
I swear by the stuff when I’m down. And being a solo-preneur is all about keeping yourself UP. At least it is for me. You can’t be sad with Joy on your heart — yes, put it directly on your heart and temples — or diffuser. Everyone who comes in your office will be happy, too. If you’re working from home, this could be your silver bullet!
#10 Aroma Ease, Relieve It or Pan Away (depending on the muscles involved)
… because working at a desk all day is no fun when your body is sore.
I’m a strong advocate of keeping healthy if you work from home as a freelancer. You simply cannot sit and work at a desk all day, never moving your body, and expect to feel good, look good, and be friendly to people. It just won’t happen. You have to MOVE your body. Our bodies were made for movement, so you must find time to exercise daily.
And as a work-from-home (or anywhere) freelancer, you simply don’t get an excuse not to. You can fit it into your schedule better than anyone… IF your intention is there.
That said, movement sometimes makes your muscles sore. Even sitting on a chair too long, and using a mouse and typing… all those things cause sore muscles. For me and many of my gym rat friends, any of these three oils are always close at hand, to soothe muscles naturally and powerfully. Wrist, shoulders, forearm, lower back knees, you name it. They all function better with essential oils to keep them healthy.
This beautiful oil blend supports the vitality of the body and the endocrine system. If you’re older than 12, then your hormones are at play in your body.
Your endocrine system controls the glands that regulate all those hormones circulating between your organs and cells. (OK, that’s not an official definition, obviously I am NOT a doctor! But it’s how I like to think of it.) Your liver, pineal and pituitary glands, parathyroid, thymus, and adrenal glands are all important senders and receivers of hormones that regulate metabolic and hormonal functions. This oil keeps that whole system balanced and healthy.
According to TeensHealth, the endocrine system is important because it regulates tissue function, mood, metabolism, growth and development, sexual function and reproductive processes. It influences nearly all cells, organs and functions of the human body.
Endoflex is also emotionally and spiritually soothing. Not a day goes by when I don’t apply this oil to all my glandular points, and feel grateful.
Ah, abundance! Freelancing is a sometimes-on-sometimes-off business. You always have to be hustling for the next gig. Or at least have your eye on it.
Some mornings when I have a serious cash “imperative” to bring in the bacon, I say a little prayer, put a few drops of abundance in my diffuser and on my palms, and get down to business.
By the way, one the oils in this blend is Myrrh, part of the formula the Lord gave to Moses (Exodus 30:22-27). It helps open the heart and mind to receiving. When you are open, true gifts will be given. Some people even put it into the paint when they paint their office to expand their ability to attract wealth.
The Life Force of Plants
I hope this list of essential oils for freelancers is helpful to you. I can’t help sharing these with you because I’m passionate about making the most of this amazing gift of life. I’ve seen how they’ve improved my family’s and my life and health, and I know they can make a big difference in your life, too.
Essential oils are living, non-patentable, true forces of nature. Always slightly different from one batch to another due to differences in harvests, rainfall, sunlight, etc, these “smart,” miraculous, God-given plant oils, created to work for the good of all human beings. The more we know, the more we can make natural, wholesome choices about what we put on in and around our bodies.
If you’re curious about how to begin incorporating them to see positive changes in your life, and the health and happiness of your family at home, I’m always open to sharing what I know. Questions? Give me a call, or contact me through the contact page. Just want to investigate more? Grab the free ebook I wrote about getting started with Young Living Essential Oils.
*The FDA has not analyzed this statement for accuracy. This statement is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or heal any known or suspected disease. Consult your doctor.