Introduction to Essential Oils

I’m sure that at some point in the last year or so you’ve heard a thing or two about Essential Oils. They’re in recipes all over Pinterest. I’ve used them in recipes here, like my DIY Foaming Hand Soap and my DIY Vapor Rub.

But let’s bring it back to the Basics.

What ARE Essential Oils?

An Essential Oil is liquid from tiny sacs held somewhere on the plant (petals, roots, rind,stalk, seeds, sap, nuts, leaves, or bark) that are highly concentrated.

They are fat soluble so they absorbed straight into the body. Since they are fat soluble quality is important!

Essential Oils have been used since Egyptian times. They had medicinal and religious purposes and were used topically for perfume!

How Can They Help?

I feel like oils can do just about anything. Here are just a few ways I’ve used my oils:

  • to support my immune system
  • to support the respiratory system
  • Recipes
  • Sleep Aid
  • Mood Booster
  • cleaning

Three Schools of Thought:

When it comes to Essential Oils there are three different schools of thought:

German: Very Conservative. They stress the aromatic benefits. IF applying topically they suggest HEAVY dilution.

British: Moderate. They advocate Aromatherapy and massage benefits. If applying topically they also recommend dilution.

French: Liberal. High Quality Oil usage is important if using this method! They advocate aromatherapy, topical use (diluted or neat) and ingestion.

None of these school of thoughts are wrong, just different!

Young Living & The French Model:

Young Living follows the French Model. This is good for you even if you don’t want to ingest any oils, ever! Why? Since they’re recommending ingesting they have to ensure HIGH quality oils.

With Young Living Oils you can:

Apply Topically—with a carrier oil for massage or for skin absorption (use therapeutic grade oils only for this purpose)

Use Aromatically—a few drops in a warm bath, a few drops in a steamy bowl of water (towel over head and breathe deeply) or in a diffuser.

Ingest-– YL will sometimes suggest ingesting certain oils. It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you only ingest High Quality  Oils and speak to a health care professional specializing in Essential Oils to make sure that it will be beneficial to your wellness goals.

Let’s Talk Safety

5. Safety

Why Young Living?

I debated for months on if I should go with Young Living or someone else but ultimately I decided that Young Living was the way to go for multiple different reasons but the main reason was because of their Seed to Seal promise.

Young Living is there every step of the way. Ensuring quality from Seed to Seal.

seed to Seal

Step 1: Seed

1-Seed (New) from Young Living on Vimeo.

Step 2: Cultivate

Cultivate new from Young Living on Vimeo.

Step 3: Distill

3-Distill from Young Living on Vimeo.
 

Step 4: Test

4-Test from Young Living on Vimeo.

Step 5: Seal

5-Seal (New) from Young Living on Vimeo.

How to Get Started

The best and most economical way to get started with get started with Young Living is to purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits.

14. PSK 2

There are two main kits that come with:

  • 5 mL bottles of the following essential oils:
    • Lavender
    • Peppermint
    • Lemon
    • Frankincense
    • PanAway
    • DiGize
    • Thieves
    • Purification
    • Copaiba
    • R.C.
  • Your choice of Diffuser (price will vary depending on the diffuse you’ve chosen)
  • 5 mL bottle of Stress Away
  • Aroma Glide roller fitment
  • 10 sample packets total of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves for travel or sharing with family and friends
  • 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples (an antioxidant supplement)

The main difference between the $160 diffusers are:

Different Diffusers

Benefits to Getting a Starter Kit & Becoming a Wholesale Member

The Premium Starter Kits are valued at over $300 but retail for $160. So it’s the best bang for your buck.

Becoming a Wholesale Member also entitles you to a 24% discount off future oil orders.

Support from other Young Living Members to help you learn all about your oils and the best way to use them!

It also allows you access to our Essential Rewards program where you can earn points back towards future purchases so you can earn FREE oils.

Benefits to Getting a Starter Kit with Little Oils

Exclusive access to the Essential Sisterhood and Little Oils Facebook groups

Continuing Education via monthly classes covering a variety of topics.

Free Gift valued at around $40

If you decide to build a business with Young Living (completely optional) you’ll receive support on that process as well as a business card template to use!

If you’re ready to move forward this will give you a step by step on how to sign up!

Want to learn more about oils but not quite ready to get your kit.  Go here.

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  1. […] If you haven’t used oils before, there are several places you can purchase them.  Just make sure they are of a high quality.  I purchase mine from a local shop, but I have a lot of friends and family that use Young Living Essential Oils.  My friend, and fellow blogger, Christa has been a great resource for me in learning about oils.  You can find out more about Young Living and even place an order by visiting Christa’s site, Love Little Oils. […]

  2. […] If you haven’t used oils before, there are several places you can purchase them.  Just make sure they are of a high quality.  I purchase mine from a local shop, but I have a lot of friends and family that use Young Living Essential Oils.  My friend, and fellow blogger, Christa has been a great resource for me in learning about oils.  You can find out more about Young Living and even place an order by visiting Christa’s site, Love Little Oils. […]

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