Hey, ya’ll! So what’s the deal with essential oils, right? Here’s what you need to know. I’ve got the goods all in one place. For me, oils have been a crazy-amazing journey about health and wellness and have unexpectedly led me to connect with some of the BEST people! I didn’t see any of this coming. But, I digress. YOU may be wondering what this is all about or if they even work? Check it out here and then you can decide…
I discovered essential oils at a time in my life when had committed to reducing toxins and chemicals my and my family’s every day life. Snake oils, only for hippies? I wasn’t sure, but I was willing to give them a try. And I’m tellin’ ya…they have helped us take steps towards being safer, healthier and even happier (do you have a little girl…then you know what I mean). Little did I know they would become something we grab every single day to support our bodies or minds. Mind. Blown. (To learn more about the nasty toxins hiding in so many of our commercial products and even our feed, check out the Environmental Working Group’s consumer guides HERE.) At first I was really only interested in using oils to support our immune systems. But the more I used them (and the less skeptical I became because they were WORKING!), the more solutions I discovered. We use them now for DIY safe cleaning, natural relief for occasional stress (important for this working mama!), digestive support, and I could go on and on.
You’ve probably heard about essential oils by now, but what the heck are they really? And why are people talking about them?
Essential oils are aromatic, potent, highly concentrated botanical extracts that can be found in flowers, trees, roots, leaves, fruits, seeds, etc. They contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant. Blah, blah, right? They are basically the life blood of the plant. The good stuff. And here’s what’s important to me: They are so much more than pretty little bottles! (They are pretty though, aren’t they!?) They oxygenate cells, support the body’s natural detoxification processes, make cells more permeable, and defend against unwanted guests in our bodies. And they have been around for thousands of years. So we aren’t talking about something new here.
It seemed at first there was so much to learn about using essential oils. So I’m here to tell you…don’t be overwhelmed. They are so versatile and easy to use. Let me tell you what I did. I picked one oil at a time and tried it for one thing. Just to see what happened and get used to that oil. The next day, same thing, new oil. But if you want to know more about really HOW you can use them, here’s some info.
You can use them TOPICALLY, which just means applying them to your skin. This is a great way for your body to receive the goodness straight from the essential oils! Info if you are nerdy, like me…
- Essential oils penetrate the skin quickly and reach the blood stream within 2 minutes
- They travel through out your body and generally have affected every cell within 20-30 minutes
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty cool!
You can also use them AROMATICALLY. This is the fancy way to saying you inhale them. Easy enough, right? This can be as simple as opening the bottle and taking a whiff. Or rubbing a drop between your hands and inhaling. My favorite way is diffusing oils using a cool mist diffuser. In addition to providing the health benefits of the oils diffusing in to the air, a diffuser is a great way to replace candles and air fresheners that release toxic chemicals in to your home. (More info HERE on why you need to avoid air fresheners!)
- When you inhale an essential oil, it only takes 22 seconds for it to reach your brain. WOWZERS!
And you can take them INTERNALLY. (This only applies to pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. I only recommend Young Living, who sets the bar for commitment to quality and transparency.) Try a drop of Lemon Vitality in your water or Peppermint Vitality in your tea. (Or Peppermint Vitality in your brownies. Warning: Highly addictive! And my kids don’t love peppermint, so more for ME. Just sayin’.)
Use them often for best results! Don’t wait until you desperately need the extra support. Giving your body the regular love and support from these oils is the best way to reap their benefits.
Want to learn even more about using essential oils? Email me at email@example.com. I’ll hook you up.
Ok, this gets into the important stuff. When I first started using essential oils, I ordered them from Amazon or picked them up at my local grocery store. That was fine when I used them to make my homemade lotions and hand soaps smell good. But then I started learning about all of the health benefits that can be achieved using essential oils. Once I started applying oils to my kiddos’ skin, diffusing in to the air for them to breathe, I realized that I needed to KNOW my oils were pure and the highest quality. Remember how they enter your blood stream? Yeah, super important that they are pure, therapeutic grade oils! After researching oil companies, I chose Young Living for my family. When I smelled the oils, I noticed the difference right away! This is no joke.
I chose Young Living because of their experience and quality guarantee. And the more I learn, the more I fall in love with this company every day (I could get a little sappy here, but I’ll try not too.). Young Living is the world leader in essential oils with over 20 years of experience growing, harvesting, distilling and bottling their oils. And I’m tellin’ ya people, there is NO other company that can say this. There just isn’t. And here’s the thing. It makes a difference with oils. There are so many factors that impact how potent your oil will be, and I couldn’t find another company that could guarantee me the same quality. Without me rambling on and on about it, you can check out the crazy-diligent steps of Young Living’s proprietary Seed to Seal process here to see how they produce the best, most authentic essential oils. The FDA doesn’t regulate essential oils, so I didn’t feel comfortable with other companies. I wanted to know that I wasn’t getting an oil that was adulterated, diluted, or even artificial. Just a bottle full of nature’s pure goodness!
There are two ways to get started using Young Living Essential Oils, so you just gotta figure out what works for you.
WHOLESALE: Recommended! By purchasing a Premium Starter Kit, you automatically get a Wholesale account. YAY! This gives you 24% off your future purchases, all at wholesale prices. I started with one bottle of Thieves, and immediately knew I was gonna need a whole lot more of these. I ordered my Premium Starter Kit in January 2014 and never realized what a crazy blessing the kit would be for my family!
Worried about having a wholesale account or being labeled a “distributor”? I hear this a lot. Don’t be! It’s like a Costco membership. That’s all. No strings attached, period. No monthly fees, no required orders, no required selling, nothing. Just awesome oils at a great discount. (Do you want to earn a little income with Young Living? Of course that’s an option if it’s something you are in to…let’s talk!)
RETAIL: You can order as a retail customer directly from Young Living, but you pay full price with no discounts. This can be a way to try one or two bottles, but ends up being more expensive in the long run. Again, pick what works for you.
More on the Premium Starter Kit. It is an incredible value and includes a little bit of everything you need to get started using essential oils. It’s also the most economical way to get started. You get a diffuser, 11 super versatile essential oils and some other references/goodies all for only $160! The kits retail for over $300, so this is a huge cost savings!! A bundled price for new members. And let’s be real about the dollars and cents here. I checked around when I was researching essential oils, and I found that not only is Young Living the standard for quality but is also one of the most affordable starter kits. With a Premium Starter Kit you also get your wholesale pass, which means you save 24% on any future purchases. AND…this is a “no strings attached” wholesale account. No extra fees, no selling required, just amazing oils and an awesome discount for you.
The kit above is the most popular starter kit, which includes either the Home Diffuser or the Dew Drop Diffuser. However, Young Living has a few other starter kits you may choose from. Including the Thieves kit (popular and effective cleaners and personal care products) and the NingXia Red kit (a powerhouse juice made with Wolfberries).
So what do you think? Are you ready to give these oils a try and see how they can work for you? I know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how you want to use them, what all the terms mean. That’s what I’m here for! Young Living is a referral based company so that you get started with a support team to help when you need it and provide resources. And this is the part I love. Connecting with people, sharing about using the oils, helping find solutions. I would love to have you on this oily journey with me! This is my jam, and in my heart I want you to find out what it can do for you. Support, education, resources…everything you need to get the most out of using your oils. You can grab your kit through my referral link to get started. Here’s what we’ve got going on…
- Personal support from me to provide guidance and answer questions
- Online classes (and live classes if you live close to me!)
- A free essential oils reference guide as a thank you from me – over 400 pages to make sure you have resources at your fingertips! And invaluable resource to have on-hand, any time you need it.
- My “Welcome Kit” which includes additional reference materials and other goodies to get you started
- Access to my private Facebook groups for learning and sharing information on essential oils in a supportive community
If you want to see even more about the Premium Starter Kit, check out this video from Young Living showing the unboxing of the kit and all the goodies…
Education and support are my passions. You can check out my upcoming classes HERE and also see a prior team event HERE. Connect with me on social media to learn more! I have a Facebook group designed to be a learning community for sharing information about essential oils. Click HERE if you would like to be added to the group.
Ready to get started on your journey? Click HERE to get your Premium Starter Kit!
I am not a medical professional. Statements regarding Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care provider before using these products. Information is meant for educational and informational purposes only. You are empowered to make your own health care and dietary decisions.