ESSENTIAL OILS 101



WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL? 

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds. Some people like to call essential oils “nature’s living energy” because they contain unique constituents that provide a host of benefits.  Most essential oils are extracted from plant sources using steam distillation and are highly concentrated, making them far more potent than dried botanicals.

Essential oils are volatile, which means that the scent of the oil rises quickly into the air.  They are also versatile, with a wide variety of uses.  Some people use essential oils to enliven an environment,  support different body systems, or just for their great aroma.  If you still don’t know where to start, rest assured that each essential oil is labeled with instructions for use.

WHAT CAN ESSENTIAL OILS DO FOR YOU?

Enhance your physical wellness (support every system in the human body) Inspire a positive emotional state Purify your home Refine you skin Create a deep spiritual awareness 

 HOW DO WE USE THEM?

INHALATION

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is aromatically. Many of us have had a time where a smell triggers a memory—freshly baked bread, pine needles, or spring flowers can easily take you back to positive times in your life. Essential oils are the same!

Place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply.

Diffusion is another great way to use essential oils aromatically. By creating a fine aromatic mist, diffusers allow you to create a spa-like atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of essential oils in any environment. Young Living offers a wide variety of diffusers, and when you enroll as a new member, you will receive a diffuser in your Premium Starter Kit.

TOPICALLY

Essential oils can be applied to the skin by itself or with a carrier oil.  If an oil is uncomfortable, add a carrier oil.  The safest place to start is on the bottoms of the feet.  AVOID the eyes, mucous membranes and private parts !

INGEST

The Vitality Oils are specifically labeled for ingestion.  Use Vitality Oils to enhance the aroma and flavor of both savory and sweet foods.  Use in a recipe, in a capsule or directly onto the tongue.

WHY YOUNG LIVING

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WHAT IS A PREMIUM STARTER KIT ?

The Premium Starter Kit features 12 essential oils that can be used from day into night.  They can support every system in the body.  The kit also includes a diffuser, a Thieves Hand Sanitizer, a Thieves Spray, and Samples of our Ningxia Wolfberry juice.  Read on to learn more about these products.

CITRUS FRESH 

This scent is invigorating, clean, and uplifting. A Drop in your water or seltzer is delicious and gives a nice dose of antioxidants. I use several drops of Citrus Fresh in my DIY dishwasher Powder.  Citrus Fresh and Lavender together in your diffuser creates a great uplifting aroma !

DIGIZE

So the smell of this oil is not one of my favorites. However, it is a good reminder that we don’t just use oils for their smell. This works amazingly for any gastrointestinal issues. You can take internally in a capsule or apply topically to your belly.

LEMON

Start your day off with a glass of water with 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil. Lemon helps flush the system and is excellent for kidney and bladder support. Lemon is high in antioxidants.  Lemon is also great for boosting your immune system. Make a tea with warm water, local honey and 1 drop of lemon and 1 drop of thieves. This tea is great for overall immune support. If you feel under the weather, this is a great beverage to help support your immune system.

PEPPERMINT

This is another one I like to drink with a little warm water. One drop is plenty!! This is great for the digestive system.  It is an energizing  oil and great to use in your diffuser, it blends well with lemon for focus.  If you are someone who tends to get sleepy while you’re driving you can put this in a car diffuser.  If you have discomfort in the head and neck area, you can apply peppermint to the back of your neck or on your temples. BUT peppermint is strong, so you would want to dilute with a carrier oil if you feel any discomfort.  Peppermint is also part of a “seasonal discomfort” blend. Some people take 3 drops each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Copaiba and apply it topically or take it internally in an empty gel capsule. You can also diffuse this blend.

THIEVES

The staple of life!! This blend is in all of our cleaning and dental care lines.  The oils in this blend have been used for thousands of years.  It is highly regarded for its immune supportive and cleaning benefits.  A drop a day on the bottom of the feet or running it through your diffuser daily will help boost your immune system!  Diffuse this blend to clear the air and you can apply it topically to everyone’s feet just before bed.    Try this in your diffuser for immunity:  Thieves, Lemon and Frankincense !

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and only those who had great wealth possessed it.  Mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, frankincense was “used to treat every conceivable ill known to man.”

I cannot say enough about Frankincense. I use it daily for skin care and for emotional support !  

LAVENDER

As mentioned this is part of the seasonal discomfort blend of lavender, lemon, Copaiba, and peppermint.  This oil is also great for relaxation and sleep support. Great to add a few drops into your children’s baths, or a drop on their pillow to help with sleep. Lavender blends well in the diffuser for relaxation with Cedarwood or stress away.  Lavender is also fantastic for skin support.

How about a Lavender Bedtime Spray?  4 ounces of water, 4 ounces of witch hazel, 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Stress Away.  Whisk together ingredients and pour into glass spray bottle.  Spritz on linens at bedtime.

PANAWAY

This oil is excellent for reducing muscle tension. I love this in the bath with Epsom salts or applied topically to any areas of discomfort with a little coconut oil. You can also apply to the back of the neck to reduce head and neck discomfort.

Sore Muscle Soak

Ingredients

2 cups Epsom salt

1/2 cup baking soda

10 drops Lavender essential oil

10 drop Panaway essential oil

Directions

Draw a warm bath.

In a glass bowl, add the Epsom salt and baking soda and stir gently.  Add 10 drops each of Lavender and Panaway essential oils each to the Epsom salt mixture.  Stir the Epsom salt-essential oils mixture into the warm water in the bathtub.

Soak for 20 minutes.

PEACE AND CALMING

Be mindful that sometimes this oil can have the reverse effect on a few people.  If you apply it and become energized rather than calm, you might be better off using a tree oil, or earthier blend like Valor. 

RAVEN

This oil is excellent for respiratory support and clearing the sinuses. Mix a couple of drops with coconut oil and use it as a chest rub.  It will help you open up.    Another great use is simply putting this in your diffuser either by itself or with a little added lavender. 

VALOR

Valor is amazing for emotional balance and meditation. It is often referred to as chiropractor in a bottle.  When I apply this oil to my wrists, rub them together and breathe deeply, I feel grounded and relaxed.  Its a great way to start my day.

Valor is part of the “have a good day” protocol.  This is how I start my day :

Valor – rubbed on the bottoms of the feet, or a drop put on one wrist, and then rub both wrists together.  

Harmony – a single drop, rubbed over the solar plexus area (above the belly button).

Joy – a single drop rubbed over the heart.

White Angelica – a single drop in one hand, rub the hands together, and brush over the head (lightly touching the hair, over the face, onto the shoulders, the chest, brushing all the way down the body, lightly touching the body, right over the clothes, as though applying an “angelic shield.”

THIEVES HAND SANITIZER AND THIEVES SPRAY

Don’t forget there’s a bottom portion to your starter kit.  It’s includes the Stress Away, Peace and Calming, Thieves Spray, Thieves Sanitizer, and Ningxia Red Juuice..  

Thieves sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs and bacterias.  It’s easy on your hands thanks to the added aloe and it smells great.  Thieves Spray can be sprayed on anything. My favorite uses when traveling by air are to spray my seat and tray table.  It dries quickly so I can use it almost anywhere ESPECIALLY public restrooms !

NINGXIA RED JUICE

This beautiful nutritious drink comes in your kit with two samples. This is a whole body nutrient that is high in antioxidants and balances the body‘s pH. Ningxia red is full of super fruits including the wolfberry.  Here are a few benefits - Cardiovascular support, immune support, circulation improvement, overall wellness support, and an excellent dose of antioxidants. Most people drink 2 ounces a day.

DIFFUSER INCLUDED !

A diffuser is included in your starter kit and you get to pick which diffuser you'd like.  You will LOVE diffusing your oil.  It's simple !  You put tap water into the diffuser, add 5 to 8 drops of an oil.  Your will soon figure out how many drops you like.  

The Premium Starter Kit is $165 for the 12 essential oils, a diffuser and the samples mentioned above.  You will get access to our private facebook group, an essential oil pocket reference book to guide you and other sign-up bonuses !

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