Jen uses Essential Oils in her home and at her retreat space, Hale O Kauka Healing Garden. Essential oil has become a must have for her space, personal self care and her children’s well being. The Aria difuser by Young Living is Jen’s favorite because of its wood and glass asthetic however less expensive difusers can work equally well. We’ve even picked up difusers at Target for $20. Of course higher quaility difusers will last longer but it’s really the quality of the oils that makes the difference – if you’re not ready to spend a bundle, cut costs on the difuser, not the oils.

Young Living is not the only high grade oil available however their commitment to quality and amazing oil blends keep us loyal to their brand.

They have two pricing tiers; retail and wholesale (membership level). Members recieve preferred pricing but it requires a minimum $50 per month order to be sustainable. Members are also distributers and do receive commisssion for any sales they refer. Jen is a member/distributer because she uses a lot of essential oils and wants the preferred pricing. Its never been her intention to be in a multi-level marketing business like Young Living’s business model but so many have asked about the oils we use – we’ve decided to share the link to their products here. Any commission recieved by Jen from your purchases will be donated to a local, non-political non-profit benefiting children, the arts and/or education.

If you decide to pursue a business as a distributor – Jen will happily connect you with the passionate women she learned from who have made this their business and have created a network and support team around the YL business model.

We regularly difuse:

  • Abundance Oil (in the living room)
  • Geranium and Lemongrass (between classes in the pottery studio and in the meditation space)
  • Purification Oil (I like to add extra lemograss in the kitchen diffuser)
  • Thieves Blend Oil spray (as a hand sanitizer while traveling in airports and in any musty closets – especially powerful for tackling humid spaces on Maui)

As a family with energy sensativity and empathic tendancies we also roll essential oil blends, make room sprays and add oils to our bath.

This is the recipe we use daily for clearing and protection to keep our energy positive, my kids love to roll it on their wrists and forehead when we are out in crowds to keep them from getting “peopled”:

Clearing a Protection Roller:

  • Geranium 7 drops
  • Clary Sage 6 drops
  • Roman Camomille 5 drops
  • Rosemary 6 drops
  • Basil 6 drops
  • Neroli 6 drops
  • Jasmine 7 drops
  • White Angelica 2 drops
  • Palo Santo 2 drops

Finish off the roller with jojoba oil (available at Trader Joe’s), aragon oil or in warmer climates coconut oil. This recipe can also be diffused by putting the essential oils directly into your difuser with water or in a spray bottle to spritz around a room.