Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Thieves is my all-time favorite oil EVER!!!! Not only does it work for SO MANY things, it also smells *A-M-A-Z-I-N-G*!!!!!!!!

Here is its list of accomplishments:

~ highly antiviral
~ antiseptic
~ antibacterial
~ antifungal
~ anti-infectious
~ antiparasitic
~ immune stimulant
~ anti-inflammatory
~ astringent

Common uses for Thieves are to help protect the body from flu, candida, colds, etc. It also helps with sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, strep, sore throats, gum disease, teething, cold sores, bruises, cuts, infection, slivers and splinters.

This oil blend contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary cineol.

It's funny name - "Thieves" - is from its origin of use. It was used by thieves in England during the time of the Plague to protect themselves from the sick and dying while they were looting the towns which the Plague had reached.

This is one of my go-to oils. I use it in so many ways! I diffuse it almost every day! The smell is just gorgeous! Reminds me of Christmas!!

I also put a few drops into capsules and take it internally if I feel like I am trying to fight off an infection or I know of some virus going around.

Thieves is so powerful in its effectiveness that it has its own line of cleaning supplies!!! You can get:

  • All Purpose Thieves Cleaner (I use this for EVERYTHING in my house!)
  • Toothpaste
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Bar Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Foaming Hand Soap (which I ADORE!!!)
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Spray
  • Wipes
There is so much that Thieves can do for you!!!! Contact me now to get your own bottle of Thieves!!!

*information from this post was gathered from Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lavender - The "Catch-All" Oil

Lavender is an amazing oil! It's kind of the "catch-all" in the oily world. It smells wonderful - floral, sweet, and light - and has a list of "anti-" properties:

  • anticoagulant
  • anti-convulsive
  • antidepressant
  • antifungal
  • antihistamine
  • anti-infectious
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-microbial
  • anti-septic
It also works as a sedative and an analgesic. 

Common uses for Lavender are acne, ADD/ADHD, allergies (skin), calming, chapped lips, cholesterol, crying, dandruff, depression, diaper rash, dry skin, mosquito bites, itching, postpartum depression, sunburns thrush and SO MUCH more!

Basically, when in doubt, USE LAVENDER!

There are many ways you can actually use this oil.

Topically - meaning you can use it on your skin. Lavender is gentle enough to use NEAT, or undiluted, or straight from the bottle. If you  want to use NEAT, apply 2-4 drops directly on area of concern. If you want to dilute, use one drop of oil to one drop of carrier oil.

Aromatic - put a few drops of lavender in your diffuser!!! Or you can inhale directly from the bottle.

*information from this post was gathered from Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley and Essential Oils Desk Reference 2013 Edition compiled by Life Science Publishing

Jumping Into The Oily Blogosphere!!!

There are so many "oily blogs" out there with all kinds of information about essential oils. Different brands, different uses, different oils, different carrier oils, different oily accessories....the list goes on and on! How does one keep them all straight?!?!

My name is Jill and I've been an essential oil user for one year, as of the date of this post. I got my start from an internet friend (Thank you, Jodi!) and haven't looked back! I use oils for SO MANY things! I use them on my family, on myself, on my household surfaces, in my food and drinks, and in capsules to take internally! The list of uses is literally endless!!!

I wanted to start my own blog to kind of keep track of all the oily things I'm learning along the way. Essential oils definitely have a learning curve! A year seems like a long time to have been using something, but honestly, I've just scratched the surface!!!

I will post lots of things along the way, but the first and foremost thing I want everyone to know is that that I ONLY use Young Living Essential Oils. Yes, there are many other brands out there. But YL is the ONLY one I trust. I will get into that more on its own post one day. But for now, I'll leave that there.

I hope you enjoy your time here at Just Another Oily Blog! I hope the information you find is helpful! And please don't hesitate to comment or email me to ask any questions! If I can help, I will! If I don't know an answer, I will do my best to find if for you!

Come back often as I update and maintain this site!