Essential Oils are no new thing, but they have been gaining more popularity recently. The question is why?
I’m going to walk you through exactly…..
- Who is Young Living?
- What are Essential Oils?
- Why choose Young Living?
- How to use Essential Oils.
- How to get started on your journey to wellness.
1.Who is Young Living?
Young Living is the world leader in essential oils. They were founded by D. Gary Young in 1993, and hold over 20 years of experience in the essential oil industry.
2. What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant.
They are distilled from plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, bushes, roots, rinds, herbs and resins.
In the US, there is no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle “pure” or “therapeutic grade” it only has to contain 5% essential oil!
There are 4 different grades of essential oils.
- Grade A is therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.
- Grade B oils are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.
- Grade C oils are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80%-90% with alcohol.
- Grade D is called “floral water,” which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5% of the bottle with this “leftover trash water,” fill the rest with carriers, and label it “pure.”
3. Why Choose Young Living?
It takes a great deal of work to produce a tiny amount of essential oil.
- 60 Thousand rose blossoms provide only 1 ounce of rose oil
- Lavender is abundant-220 pounds will provide 7 pounds of oil
- Jasmine flowers must be picked by hand before the sun becomes hot on the very first day they open, thus making it one of the most expensive oils in the world! It takes 8 million hand-picked blossoms to produce 2.2 pounds of oil
- A Sandalwood tree must be 30 years old and 30 feet high before it can be cut down for distillation
Why choose Young Living when there are other oil companies out there that sell oils more cheaply?
Let me break it down…..
If you spay your crop with pesticides you have more crop to distill. If you use chemical solvents as an extraction method, you pull more oil out. If you dilute it with carrier oils or a cheaper oil, you can stretch the oil you’ve distilled.
So why do other oil companies sell oils more cheaply?
Because they cut corners.
There is a reason the phrase, “You get what you pay for!” has stuck around.
One of the most impressive thing about Young Living is their Seed To Seal Promise. They actually own their own farms, which you can visit, so that they can guarantee a quality product! Now that’s dedication.
Our Scientific Advisory Council is hand picked for their knowledge and passion.
Check out what goes on behind the scenes.
4. How Do You Use Them?
There are 3 different methods to using essential oils.
The Germans inhale and diffuse oils. This is one of the most effective methods of using oils as it doesn’t have to pass through you digestive system.
The English apply oils topically, by rubbing it on their skin.
And the French ingest them and use them in their cooking.
What about internal use of essential oils? NAHA, one of the top aromatherapy schools in the US, doesn’t advocate essential oils for internal use. Why? Most oil companies don’t carry any GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) essential oils that have been cleared by the FDA. NAHA also bases a lot of their decisions on the British model, which advocates topical use only. Many of the British studies are flawed, for example, done at extremely high doese or in ways the oils aren’t used, like pouring a bottle inside the body.
Young Living utilizes all three methods, British, French, and German. The French have been safely using some essential oils for decades. Young Living has created a Vitality line with distinctive labels so you can easily recognize which oils are safe to take internally.
Let’s Talk Saftey…..
When using an oil on you skin you want to watch for sensitivity. Check for redness and dilute with a carrier oil. If you experience irritation do not use water, as water will just drive it farther in. Use a carrier oil. (V-6 Vegetable, Olive, Avocado, Sweet Almond, ect.) Using a carrier oil with essential oils slows down the rate the body can absorb the essential oils, because it has to ping pong through the large molecules of the carrier oil to get into you skin.
ALWAYS DILUTE FOR CHILDREN! (Their skin is much more sensitive then ours.)
Be wary of putting essential oils near your eyes. Some oils, like peppermint, can cause a burning sensation. If you are placing an oil near you eye, apply the oil to a q-tip instead of tipping the bottle toward you face. (In case of accidental eye irritation, use a carrier oil immediately.)
One 5ml bottle of essential oils contains 90 drops, and a 15ml bottle contains 250 drops. Each application is only 1 to 3 drops. Meaning, a small bottle with get you 45 to 90 applications and a large bottle will get you 125 to 250 applications. A little goes a LONG way.
What’s in a Kit?
Now that you you know how to use them let me introduce to the oils included in the Premium Starter Kit. There are 11 oils that come in the kit and we are going to separate them into singles and blends.
Let’s meet the singles…..
Peppermint. Peppermint was my gateway oil, it was the one I was first introduced to and one I use every single day. I use it in my home-made toothpaste to help freshen my breath. I diffuse it during exercise and to help support feelings of productivity. It supports gastrointestinal comfort. Promotes healthy bowl function and enhanced healthy gut function. Helps maintain efficiency of the digestive tract. And it makes a mean addition to my Peppermint Fudge.
Lavender. Known as the oil of relaxation. I am not going to lie. I have never been a big fan of Lavender scented products. But this baby, has increasingly become one of my favorites to use. It doesn’t have that traditional Lavender smell that is widely used on the market, it smells much more like the actual flower, because…well…it is! I love to use this one in my Night Time Bath Soak. I also make a linen spray with Lavender to spray on my and my kids pillows before going to sleep. And a few drops in my mascara is divine! Lavender is called the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils because of its many uses. It is one of the top oils to promote healthy skin.
Lemon. Its citrus flavor enhances the taste of food and water. A key ingredient in Thieves and NingXia Red. May help support the immune system. I love using Lemon to help wash my berries! And I use it to make our signature Young Living Lemon Cookie recipe.
Frankincense. Oh how I love Frank! It is one of the top skin oils. Helps smooth the appearance of skin. A key ingredient in Young Living’s “Brain Power” essential oil blend. Diffuse during prayer time to help with grounding and purpose.
Copaiba. Promotes overall wellness. Supports nearly every system in the body. Also a great skin oil.
Now let’s get to know the blends……..
DiGize. Top oil for supporting the digestive system. This oil is my least favorite smelling oil in the stater kit, but I absolutely love what it does for my body. I personally like to use this one on the bottom of my right foot.
Thieves. Helps support a healthy respiratory system and helps maintain overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement Add a drop to hot drinks for a spicy zing. I love to drink Thieves Tea for immune support. I also can’t say enough good things about the entire Thieves product line. I have successfully replaced all my toxic household products with this plant-based, chemical free line. There has been so much research about the effects cinnamon bark essential oil has on bacteria that I have totally replaced Lysol products and am confident knowing that bacteria doesn’t stand a chance against Thieves household cleaner. And at less than $2 a bottle to make, that’s far cheaper than any cleaning product I’ve ever bought at the store!
Curious about the name and history behind this oil?
R.C. Supports a healthy respiratory system. Diffuse for a comforting aroma. Contains eucalyptol. Rub on feet and chest. Encourages an atmosphere of comfort.
PanAway. Apply after exercise to sooth muscles. Has a stimulating aroma. Apply to back and neck for a soothing aromatic experience. Supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration.
Purification. Diffuse to freshen the air and eliminate odors. Add to a carrier oil to moisturize your skin or for a soothing massage on you feet. Use in a spay to enjoy an annoyance-free outdoor experience. Since learning about the nasty toxins in dryer sheets, I have traded them in for 100% wool dryer balls and I love using a few drops of pPrification on them to freshen my laundry.
Stress Away. Promotes wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen. One of the top emotion oils! And one I will never be without.
The kit comes with two sample packets of NingXia Red and this gem is by far one of the most antioxidant rich all-natural energy supporting drinks on the market.
This has quickly become a must have in our home! Not only does it taste amazing, it is so good for your body you wont want to be without it!
Check out more about NingXia Red here.
5. How do you get started?
There are 3 basic kits that you can use to get started on you journey to wellness. I totally recommend the main oils kit as there are so much you can do with these 11 little bottles of goodness. You can choose you option of diffuser too. If you want to stick with the basics either the dew drop or home diffuse are both good options, but I would personally go with the dewdrop. It has a very warm glow lighting option and you are able to use tap water with it, making it a very cost effective way to diffuse. The home diffuser is what I have and I love that you can set it to continuously run or run in spurts. The home diffuser uses distilled water only.
If your in the market for a little extra both the Rainstone and Aria are ah-maze-ing choices and are well worth the price! Both of these diffusers alone retail over what you will pay at sign up. That would be like paying less than retail for your diffuser and getting the 11 oils, NigXia Red samples, and more for FREE!
Besides the Oils Kit you can also choose from a few of our other kits.
You can’t go wrong with NingXia kit as it is a perfect addition to your daily lifestyle. Good-bye mid day slump! Hello world!
Our Thieves products are one of our most popular items, and for good reason! This kit is perfect for anyone looking to ditch those chemical laden products under the kitchen sink, for plant-based goodness that not only smells divine, but will kill those icky germs at bay.
Any of these beauties will get you wholesale pricing and start you in the right direction. Also, once you become a wholesale member you can come back and get a different kit at any time!!! With our premium starter Kits being over 50% off of retail value, many of us buy a few different kits a year! What can we say…. we love a good deal!
ER….What is it and why should you join?
Is there anything better than FREE stuff?! I don’t think so!
If you don’t have it already go install the app “Think Dirty” or check out the Environmental Working Group or EWG. I guarantee you will be shocked at what you learn. What shocked me the most was learning what was really in those “toxic free”, expensively priced, household items I was buying. Needless to say after doing more research, I felt totally duped to have spent so much on things that didn’t live up to their advertised packaging.
Every single month I have to buy shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, household cleaner, supplements…..the list goes on. This is money I already spend anyways.
So why not get rewarded for doing so? I told you….we like FREE stuff!
Every month I budget $100 for my have to buy items. And because I joined ER I got 10% back the first 3 months, and now I’m earning 20%! Just in the first year of being an Essential Rewards customer that is 210PV! (Product Value points almost always equate to same dollar amount.) $210 to use on more fun stuff just for spending money I already budgeted! Not to mention the 4 FREE thank you oils you’re sent.
On top of all those perks, Young Living has amazing Promos every single month. Starting at 100pv you get a free oil and it just gets better as you get to 190, 250 and 300PV! So if I spend the same $100 on ER, that I’m already planning on spending, I get 16 FREE oils (1 for each month I spend 100pv + 4 thank oils sent at months 3,6,9 &12.) Plus, at least 210pv a year to spend on more chemical free goodies…… SIGN ME UP!!
Oils can truly enhance your life and start you on your journey to a chemical free lifestyle.
Oh the possibilities……
You aren’t on this journey alone. We have an amazing team of leaders who are here to support you along the way. Welcome to our oily family! We’re so glad you’re joining us.