BRIDEZILLA to BLUSHING BRIDE: Zero to 60 Using These Top Essential Oils to Prepare for Your Big Day!


BRIDEZILLA to BLUSHING BRIDE: Zero to 60 Using These Top Essential Oils to Prepare for Your Big Day!



No bride actually wants to be a Bridezilla! But getting married is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life! And with that decision comes the responsibility to plan a beautiful wedding and look fabulous on your big day. I’ve been married for almost 11 years with three sweet kiddos, and there isn’t much that tops the day I got married!  But, with planning a wedding comes lots of emotions, so many parties, not enough restorative sleep, and certainly not enough serenity to enjoy it all.  Here are some easy-to-implement ways to keep you calm, cool, and collected like the Blushing Bride you are meant to be.  


Keep Yourself Hydrated: You have a lot going on, but it’s super important to keep your hydration in check. There will be lots of parties and gatherings before the big day...and that includes a lot of caffeine and alcohol, which can make you feel and look run down.  Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water...and adding a drop of Lemon Vitality essential oil will help boost your immune system and flush out all those toxins. Carry a large stainless steel tumbler with you and aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in water including 1-2 drops of LemonVitalityper day.  


Don’t Forget To Exercise: Even 15 to 20 minutes a day can help relieve stress and keep some of the extra calorie-intake at bay. Using Panawayand Peppermintis a great, toxin-free way to support those tired or achy muscles.  And Raven applied on the chest before your workouts can really open up your airways for easy, deep breathing.  


Get Plenty of Sleep: 7-9 hours is recommended for women, but staying up late working on the details of your perfect day can really take a toll on your body.  Enter essential oils like Lavenderor Peaceand Calmingto help you unwind and drift off to restful sleep a little easier.  Oils like Cedarwoodor Vetivercan help shut off that racing brain and quiet the busy mind.  


Support Your Digestive System:  Nerves, over eating, or overindulging in sweets or cocktails may throw your GI tract into all sorts of upsets.  Using DigizeVitalityeither in a capsule, shot of water, or even rubbed topically will help settle down the storm inside. This is a must have for any digestive issues! 


Meditate or Pray: Those who engage in mindfulness practices such as meditation or prayer, are able to more easily raise the body’s frequency, which in turn helps keep the body systems functioning well.  Apply Frankincenseon your temples, ‘third eye”, and brain stem to help invoke feelings of peacefulness, gratitude, and spiritual awareness.   


Nix those Nerves on the Big Day: Perhaps you are freaking out about saying your vows in front of a room full of people. Panicking out about tripping on your dress down the aisle? Just have an overall sense of being uneasy? Apply Valor, known for being emotionally supporting and instilling feelings of confidence and calmness, to wrists, back of neck, and pulse points.  Pro tip: Add a couple of drops of Orangeessential oil to the mix and you’ll have yourself the most divine smelling perfume. Bonus is that one of the main essential oils in Valoris BlueTansy, which could account for your “something blue”.  


Be Sure You Are Diffusing Essential Oils Regularly: Essential oils work best “early and often”. Diffusing oils in a high-quality diffuser is the easiest way to purify the air, boost your immune system, create a Zen environment, support your sleep, and just plain make your home or office space smell ahhhmazing without the harmful effects on your health that candles or wax burners produce.  Essential oils and blends like Thieves Vitality, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, and Frankincense are well known to support the immune system to help keep you above the wellness line...ain’t nobody got time to be under the weather before the big day! And oils like Raven, RC or a combination of Lemon/Lavender/Peppermint do a fantastic job of supporting the respiratory system.  


After the Big Day: Looking to enhance your honeymoon activities (bowchickabowwow)? Oils like Goldenrod, Joy and Sensation are real crowd pleasers! Yep, there really is an oil (or a few actually) for that! 


When using essential oils, it is super important to be sure you know exactly where your oils come from.  Nowadays you can pick up oils just about anywhere...while that may be convenient, store-bought oils from big box stores or the gas station can actually do more harm than good as those are often manufactured with synthetics and may only contain 5% of pure essential oil in that cheap bottle.  Check out to see why and how Young Living, celebrating its 25th year, is truly the best of the best! 


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Next to the person you are marrying, this will be the BEST decision you’ll ever make! 



Lisa Downey is married to her best friend, has three of the best kids around, is a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist by formal trade, and has been oiling for over six years, the last four exclusively using Young Living Essential Oils.  She is passionate about toxin-free living and loves to educate and support others on their wellness journey no matter where they are on their journey.  


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