Sun up to sun down: 30 ways to use essential oils throughout your day

Maybe you’ve mastered cooking with Vitality™ oils or are a pro at using essential oils in your skin care routine, but did you know you can find Young Living essential oil uses for every hour of the day? We’ve created a sun up to sun down essential oil guide that gets you through the day the YL way!

Rise and shine

Your bed is a warm oasis, but you can see the sun streaming through your window. Push back your sheets’ cozy embrace and start your day on an energizing foot by diffusing 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Citrus Fresh™, and 2 drops Peppermint.

YL tip: Add a few drops of oil to your Desert Mist™ Diffuser the night before so you can power on the stimulating scent first thing in the morning.

Sweat it out

Now that you’ve conquered the temptation to sleep in, hit the ground running! Dilute R.C.® essential oil blend with equal parts V-6™ before your HIIT class, or opt for a more tranquil sweat session by rubbing Myrrh on your chest before yoga practice.

Pamper yourself

Wash up after your workout with a spa-like shower. Add several drops of Eucalyptus Radiata to a damp washcloth that sits just outside the fall of water for invigorating, aromatic steam. Take your shampoo and conditioner to the next level by adding 10 drops of Cedarwood and Rosemary straight into the bottle to promote healthy-looking hair.

Once you’ve toweled off, a drop or two of Lavender applied topically can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and support aging skin. If you’re so inclined, accentuate your natural beauty with a sweep of blush, a few coats of mascara, and an application of eye-catching lipstick!

Head out the door

You’ve already hit an amazing stride by working out and getting ready! Keep the momentum going with EO-infused fuel that will help you crush your to-do list. Send your kids to school with a kiss and KidScents® MightyVites™. Now take care of yourself by jump-starting work hours with NingXia Nitro® without worrying about caffeine jitters.

Relax during lunch

Wow—what a day already! Take a breather during your lunch break to unwind. Skip soda that will result in a sugar crash and instead add 2 drops of Lemon Vitality™ to icy water for a refreshing punch of flavor. Close your eyes for a minute or read a book while eating to take your mind off the stress of the day! Once you’re feeling rejuvenated, apply Deep Relief™ Roll-On to your neck and shoulders before jumping back into the bustle of the day.

Run errands

And by run errands, we mean go online! Did you notice during the kids’ bath time last night that you’re running low on KidScents Shampoo? Prepping the house for weekend guests with Purification® essential oil blend? Looking for a car diffuser to combat your kids’ hockey bag smell? Ready to make the jump to a plant-based laundry soap with Thieves®? Head to to find even more goodies on your shopping list—and maybe diffuse some Brain Power™ for a clarifying scent while you try not to forget any of the essentials.

Beat the afternoon slump

It’s 3 p.m., the afternoon slump has arrived, and your craving for chocolate is at an all-time high! Reach for Chocolate-Coated Slique® Bars and take a couple of deep breaths to stay focused on the task at hand. Keep your goals in mind and add Inspiration™ essential oil blend to your diffuser for an uplifting aroma while you power through those long afternoon hours.

Get cooking

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, CEO, or student making your way through college, you’ve made it. It’s 5 o’clock and the best part of the day has arrived: dinner! Make a bountiful pasta dish with Oregano Vitality™, Basil Vitality™, and the barest hint of Black Pepper Vitality™. Trust us: the whole family or your invited guests will think you went to cooking school!


Wind down

Kick your feet up; it’s time to relax! Take a much-deserved bath with Lavender Calming Bath Bombs™. Once you’ve dried off with your fluffiest towel, massage Tranquil™ Roll-On onto the back of your neck and let its soothing scent give you some bedtime serenity. Thirty minutes before saying hello once again to the cozy embrace of your sheets, take SleepEssence™ to support a full night’s rest the natural way.



Is that enough uses for essential oils? No? We didn’t think so! Get even more ideas for your nighttime routine, a balanced life, and a powerhouse day.

What oil is essential to making it through your day? Head to the comments below to let us know!