I’m sure at some point you have heard your friend, sister, brother or your neighbor talking about essential oils. Maybe you’ve been seen them in
TJ Maxx, Marshall’s or Target. I have been using essential oils for a very long time and wasn’t aware for quite some time that not all essential oils
are created equal! The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are
only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. One of the things that
is mind boggling is how easy it is for other essential oil brands to have misleading “100% pure” labels - yet contain synthetic oils and additives.
You may be wondering what oils I use now and why? I use Young Living Oils!
WHY I ONLY USE YOUNG LIVING OILS?
Young Living is the WORLD leader in essential oils. They are the
pioneer in essential oils and the only brand I use for my family.
YoungLiving distills the highest quality essential oils in the world and is the
only company that offers a Seed to Seal® guarantee. More on that in
the link below. This promise ensures that the entire production
process, from beginning to end, is tightly controlled, bringing you and
your family the most genuine products, free of harmful synthetics,
and unmatched purity. Essential oils have transformed my entire household.
I have been able to replace so many of our products with all-natural plant based
alternatives. I am saving SO much money and having lots of fun
experimenting with DIY recipes for my family and friends. Lastly, I
have an entire wellness toolbox that helps my family stay well and
feel better when we are not feeling so well. I love being able to simply
get back to the basics and take care of my family the natural way.
What Exactly are Essential Oils?
Oils are the lifeblood of a plant. The vital juices that are extracted
from the flowers, seed, root, stem, leaf, rind, or other part of the
organism. They contain the aromatic essence of the plant and have
been used for thousands of years for different purposes in traditional
beauty and health practices. When these plants are grown in the right
conditions, harvested at the correct time, and distilled with the
utmost care they can aid in keeping our bodies healthy and happy.
How to use oils?
There are three ways to use essential oils: topically, aromatically, internally
1) topically (applying to skin)
Young Living Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin. Always
remember to check your labels for dilution instructions. Some oils
need to be diluted with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grape-seed oil,
organic olive oil, V6 oil, etc.) while others can be applied directly on
the skin with no dilution (referred to as “neat.”) Using oils on your feet
is a quick and efficient way to get oils into your system. You can also
wear essential oils as perfume and to lift your mood.
2) aromatically (diffusing or inhaling the aromatic molecules)
Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or by using a
diffuser. This is actually the quickest way for your body to use the
oils. And your house will smell amazing.
3) internally (ingestion *NOT all oils are safe for internal consumption*)
Lastly, because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, there are
many oils that can be taken internally as a dietary supplement. You
can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule.
The Vitality line is clearly labeled for this use.
Are you interested in getting started with essential oils?
Young Living has created an amazing kit for those who are looking to
embark on a wellness journey. The Premium Starter Kit is the best
value and includes the best oils that you will definitely use every
single day, as well as samples of other goodies. It's the only kit that
includes all 12 oils and a diffuser that is valued at over $400, and you
get it all (plus extra goodies) for $165! Purchasing this kit will also get
you access to a wholesale membership (meaning a 24% discount!)
with no monthly requirements or minimums! No strings attached. If
you decide to join Essential Rewards (more about that below) you will
get even more perks, and you will always discover something fun,
not just oils!
The Premium Starter Kit Includes:
• A diffuser you can choose (additional cost) or you can get the
beautiful desert mist (which is what I have) for no extra cost
• 12 of our most popular 5ml essential oils: Frankincense,
Peppermint, Thieves, Digize, Stress Away, Lemon, Panaway,
Lavender, Valor, Citrus Fresh, Raven
• Two roller fitments (I like to pop one on your Stress Away and
keep it in my bag while I am on the go)
• Thieves Spray (Clean everything!)
• Thieves Hand Purifier (We all need this now)
• Ningxia Red Sample (Essential oil infused, antioxidant rich drink
great for boosting the immune system. All you need is 1-2 ounces a day.)
• A welcome kit from me with a lots of goodies,
literature, and a wonderful supportive community.