I’m not a huge fan of shopping all the time. I have never really been into shoe shopping, cause really…who NEEDS that many pairs of cute dress shoes? To each his own I guess, and I’m not judging by any means…but to be personal here, give me 2 or 3 nice shoes that can go with about anything that I’m about to wear and I’m set. I love it when I can shop for something that will go with ANYTHING. LulaRoe clothing is super comfy and amazing, but I can’t bring myself to buy all those crazy leggings. It’s neat to see other people wearing them, and I am truly amazed when those people can find something that actually matches that design! It’s a talent, truly. I don’t have that. For me, I choose the single-color leggings, no exotic design. Why? Cause I LOVE versatility! I love it when I can only own a few things and make tons of different outfits with them. It’s what makes me who I am.
Same with other gadgets. Why would I want to buy so many things to clutter my kitchen when a handy, dandy, simple knife can do it? Or a blender? I’m not a fan of NOT having a place to put things in my kitchen, and I’m REALLY not a fan of taking up space with things that I am not using on a regular basis. Now, I do have junk and things that clutter in my house. It does wear on me, and I tend to have moments of frantic desperation where I turn into wonder woman and some of that junk just supernaturally disappears. Thankfully it’s coming to garage-sale season…
Clutter stinks (sometimes literally), but what doesn’t stink is when I invest in things that I can use for multiple purposes! Essential oils are exactly that. One bottle of Young Living Lemon EO is used for so many things in my home:
- produce soaking
- weight management
- happy gut and respiratory system (Lemon Vitality)
- general cleaning
- mood lifter
- flavor enhancer (Lemon Vitality)
- gum remover
- foaming hand soap ingredient
Just to name a few. One of my favorite ways to test the versatility of essential oils is to make things out of them that I can use for many purposes. Sprays are a wonderful place to start!
Get yourself a really cute looking spray bottle, add a few drops of essential oil (I usually do 3-5 drops in a 2 oz bottle), fill it the rest of the way with water and you’re off and running! I am always a fan of Amazon shopping, so this is what I usually get. Depending on what oil you choose, you can expand your list of uses! For example, I’ll name a few oils and share how I’d use that spray!
- Annoyance-free outdoors
- Odor control
- Skin Health
- Linen Spray
- Car freshener
- Before-bed Pillow Spray
- Linen Spray
- Air Freshener
- Mattress Spray for kiddos
- Spray the bottoms of doors in warmer months
- Skin Support for “Ouch” moments
- Feeling groggy, need something besides caffeine
- Cooling Mist
- Deterring armies of little pests
- Mouth Freshener (Peppermint Vitality)
- Purifying spray for any surface
- Throat Spray (Thieves Vitality)
- Air Cleaner
- Hand Spray
Again, just to name a few.
I got to participate in my first vendor fair over here in Iowa, and it was so much fun! I offered little spray bottles for people to make right there at the table, and it was a hit! I enjoyed explaining to people what they could do with the one bottle they made. It was amazing! I will most likely be doing the same thing again at my next vendor event later this month!
So, to my swiss-army-knife peeps out there who want one thing to get the most jobs done right, here’s to YOU!
Keep on striving and thriving!