Getting Started with Oils

Essential oils are a topic that are widely talked about in health circles but also looked upon as a hippy trend or fad. I had no prior knowledge on essential oils other than you can use them for unscented natural laundry. I went to a health food store and bought Eucalyptus, Lavender and Tea Tree. My goal for my family is to reduce the amount of toxins in our household.

Then last year around Mother’s Day, I attribute it to God guiding me to the right path, a friends post on Young Living Essential Oils pops up in my Facebook feed. I thought, hmm a place to buy oils online. Not thinking more into what the company is all about. I mention to my husband as a gift idea for Mother’s Day. We go online together and order what is called a Premium Starter Kit! I get so excited thinking wow I am going to get 11 oils to use and something called a diffuser to use with the oils. As you can see I don’t research everything before I buy it! When I received my kit a week later it came with TONS of info on Young Living as a company, the oils, and the beautiful home diffuser. home diffuser Psk Vitality pictureI felt like a little girl on Christmas morning opening my Premium Starter Kit! I couldn’t wait to smell all the oils! Dr. Gary Young, founder of Young Living founded his company over 20 years ago! He is considered the pioneer of essential oil companies. Young stands by his products and is without a doubt passionate about health and what we are putting on and in our bodies! After reading the Seed to Seal Guarantee I knew that I chose the right company for my family. There are no fillers or synthetics in my oils and Young Living is the only company that owns their own farms and distilleries. They are the first in essential oil companies to use the distilling method that preserves the therapeutic quality of the oil versus high heat which destroys the health benefits.

Seed to Seal PromiseEach oil in the kit benefits your health and wellness! There are three uses for your oils.

Topical Application

Make sure to read the bottle label on each individual essential oil for specific usage directions.

Apply 1-3 drops directly to the desired area (dilute spicy/hot oils with organic carrier oil like V-6 or coconut oil)

The bottoms of your feet are a great place to topically apply oils because they have the largest pores in your body and contain all your nerve endings.

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Inhalation/Aromatic/Diffusing:

A diffuser disperses oils into a micro fine cool mist into the air covering hundreds of square feet in seconds. These oils will remain in the air for hours to purify and deodorize.

When you inhale an oil, they go through the olfactory nerves in the nose to the limbic system where memory and emotions are stored. This region of the brain only communicates through smell. Inhaling oils, you are able to access and release certain trauma stored in the body.

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Internally:

Many Therapeutic grade oils can be taken in a vegetable capsules  To get an oil into your system quickly put a drop under your tongue.

You can also add essential oils to your water. I love to drink oils in my water each day! Make sure to use only glass or stainless steel cups. You can even add many oils to your favorite recipes!

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Lemon Vitality

Made from the rind of the lemon (won’t take your enamel off your teeth).

A favorite among many adults and children for its uplifting and emotional qualities. High in powerful d-limonene which helps your immune system.

Diffusing lemon helps to support air quality.  Wonderful to drink in water but Always use glass or stainless steel. Helps to balance proper PH levels in the body, making it very helpful for people in acidic conditions.  Great for cleaning, degreasing, washing dishes, removing gum/grease, maintaining  healthy blood pressure, and adding to your favorite recipes!

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Lavender

Lavender is known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of oil, and rightly so!Lavender has been used to balance the body and work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender.

Soothes skin irritations, burns and mild sunburns Add to Epson salts for a bath/foot soak, add 1 drop to mascara for longer lashes.

Has natural anti-histamine properties and is part of a “seasonal sniffles” recipe with 5 drops lavender, 5 drops peppermint and 5 drops lemon in capsule or shot glass with water, taken as needed.

Supports restful sleep and has a very calming effect

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Thieves Vitality 

Thieves is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary.

It was named after a band of robbers who were grave robbing during the plague in the 15th century. They were a band of aroma-therapists and they had soaked their handkerchiefs in this blend and would then rob the plague victims.

Can be taken in a capsule, in tea with honey, or rubbed on bottoms of feet.  Use before and after getting on airplanes, going to school or other environments where immune support is needed. Helps with healthy teeth and gums. Gargle or apply diluted to ease throat or teething discomfort, may help draw out splinters!

This is a “hot” oil which means diluting with a fatty ‘carrier oil’ like coconut, almond, avocado, or olive oil is best when beginning use and especially with kiddos! This is an oil to stock up on for fall and winter, we take it with us everywhere, and use it in several DIY recipes!

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Young Living also offers a whole line of Thieves infused products!

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Peppermint Vitality

1 Drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups peppermint tea! Helps to alleviate nausea. Increases alertness, concentration and focus and very helpful for memory retention! Great for muscles and relieves fatigue.

Opens up sinuses and can also cool your body down when applied to the back of your neck. Neck tension? This bad boy has got your back just apply to your temples and forehead for relief. This oil has been used for centuries to support the digestive system. High in menthol, which is known for its cooling sensation and decongestant properties.

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Frankincense

The “Prize of all the Oils” and referred to as liquid gold, mentioned over 50 times in the Bible. This oil was God’s 1st gift to the Christ child.

Powerful oxygenator to the brain and body.

Very beneficial for the skin and often used in meditation and yoga for grounding. This oil smells wonderful and supports emotional and spiritual well-being.

Put a drop on your brain stem or bottoms of feet, diffuse, or inhale, or massage over lungs. Excellent for promoting healthy skin by applying to scars, stretch marks, dark spots, and more. Uplifting, alleviates the emotional blues, is calming and can increase feelings of spirituality and inner strength. This oil is great to diffuse during prayer, meditation, worship, and yoga!

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Pan Away

Pan Away is a blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, clove, and peppermint and affects the nervous system, muscles and bones.

Use topically by diluting with carrier oil and applying to desired area. Apply to soothe sore muscles from exercise, stomach cramps, head tension, sore back from sitting at a computer, and you can mix with Ortho Sport and  Ortho Ease massage oil. As well as Young Living’s new product  Cool Azule sports gel!

This oil supports proper circulation, which helps to bring more oxygen into the tissue site.PanAway 1

Purification

Purification is a blend of Citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavandin, and Myrtle. This oil affects the digestive system, emotional balance and your skin which is your largest organ. You can inhale directly, diffuse, or apply topically.

Diffuse to purify and deodorize the air, uplifting and calming scent, use to make homemade air freshener and bug repellant, apply to support healthy skin from bug bites and add a drop to dog collar to repel bugs, or put on a cotton ball in air vents and garbage cans. I use this oil a lot with having a dog and a toddler. I love using this oil in my laundry detergent as well to get those stinky smells out!

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R.C.

Blend of Eucalyptus globulus, myrtle, pine, marjoram, eucalyptus radiate, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga, and peppermint. The oils in this blend are formulated to support the respiratory system.

Aromatic and diluted topical uses are recommended for this oil. I diffuse to support healthy respiratory function, and it is soothing when applied topically to chest, throat, and sinuses! My husband uses this oil for his seasonal discomforts alternating with the LLP blend mentioned above! We both put it on our sinuses and bottom of our feet! Then diffuse at night with Cedarwood!

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DiGize Vitality

Blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and patchouli. The oils in this blend are formulated to support a healthy digestive system. Dilute one drop with 4 drops carrier oil in a capsule to take as a dietary supplement. I love to take this oil with a spoonful of local raw honey. Just one drop on the spoon does the trick especially during my pregnancy and after that oh so naughty fried, processed, sugary foods! I never vacation without this oil!

This oil can soothe occasional indigestion, bloating, gas, morning sickness, motion sickness, cramps, etc.

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Copaiba Vitality

Has a history of very soothing properties and great for overall body support including the kidneys, bladder and the stomach. You can use this oil whenever the body needs relief! Copaiba supports the immune system and aids in digestion. Has a rich, uplifting woody taste and add to warm water with honey for a yummy tea!

Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55%) of any known essential oil.

Diffuse to elevate the mood and uplift, apply to sore muscles after exercising, or apply to gums for teething discomfort, apply to support healthy circulation, and apply to promote healthy and youthful skin or ease bug bite discomfort.

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Stress Away (The Bonus Oil)

Stress away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Ocotea, Lavender, and Vanilla extract. This oil is wonderful for those suffering from chronic stress tend to have weakened immune systems and experience more premature cell aging. Stress Away’s blend of oils that helps to calm, relax and restore the body. It elevates the mood and reduces negative energy. Truly smells like vacation in a bottle and I love using the roll on attachment and wear it as a perfume to reduce feelings of stress and nervousness.

This is a great oil to keep in a purse, diaper bag or car for when a little emotional boost is needed. This oil is wonderful for EVERYONE! Smells great and who doesn’t need a little less stress?

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How do you get the oils?

You can get your oils the same way we do as wholesale member, which is similar to Sam’s or Costco, and the kit itself is your membership!

As a wholesale member, you will always get 24% off and Young Living ships directly to you. You never have to sell anything or purchase monthly, in fact, you only have to order once per year to keep an active membership, and that’s it! This kit (Premium Starter Kit) retails for about $300, but as a wholesale customer you get all 11 oils, plus the home diffuser for only $160. It’s a really great deal! You do have the option of ordering as a retail customer, but you will not get the 24% discount.

As soon as you become a member of our “Oily Community”, we will add you to our private Young Living facebook page where you can ask questions, and get tons of resources and training!  Also, I created my own team group on facebook that you will be added to “The Oilistas”.

The  Starter Kit contains 5 ml bottles of ALL the oils we talked about tonight, as well as some samples, Ningxia Red Samples, information, and a DIFFUSER (choose from several different diffusers at different price points).

Young Living has a great referral program as well. Every time you refer someone to the company Young Living sends you a $50 “thank you”.  By sharing with three people, it pays for the cost of your oils! I love to go around and teach classes! If you are local to the Milwaukee area I will teach classes in your home. If you are not local I love doing online classes to teach all about oils to your friends and family 🙂

Sign up here to get your Premium Starter Kit 🙂

I use my oils for everything! What would you want to use oils for?

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