Essential Oils – 101

There are a lot of essential oil companies out there. It would be easy enough to just go to your local health food market and pick up a bottle of oil and give it a shot. So why should you choose Young Living Essential Oils? What makes them superior to other essential oils on the market? One word….QUALITY.

 

In America, only a small percentage of an essential oil has to be in the bottle for it can be considered pure.  There are a lot of companies that dilute and/or add in impure chemicals to their bottles of essential oils and still call them “pure”. With Young Living you know you are getting 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. Suitable and safe for topical application, internal use, and diffusing.

 

There are real health benefits from essential oils. They are always my first line of defense when my immune system is out of whack. Sure, maybe a pharmaceutical could mask the symptom of whatever ails you. But there are damaging side effects. Side effects that could, and usually do, impair your internal organs. I don’t know about you, but that scares me! With essential oils, you get side benefits.

 

So what are essential oils anyway? Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and health purposes. They are used for aromatherapy, household cleaning, personal products and more. We get essential oils by distilled parts of the plant, either the root, leaves, flower, bark, resin, or peels. They’re coming right from the plant. All the nutritional and essential benefits from the plant are concentrated right into that wonderful little bottle of oil. So whatever that plant’s health benefits are, you reap the reward from the oil.

 

Young Living is the ONLY essential oil company to own and operate their own fields. They do their own harvesting and distilling. They do their own packaging. They are involved every single step of the way. This is their Seed to Seal promise.

 

By signing up with a Premium Starter Kit, you sign up for a membership with Young Living and they will send you 11 of the top 20 most popular essential oils. You will also get sample packs, sharing bottles (because I promise, you will want to share!), product information and a diffuser! The diffuser is the icing on the cake and the cherry on top! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have my diffuser running. It’s practically a steal that they include it in the Premium Starter Kit for you.

 (This photo shows the Dew Drop diffuser. You have 4 options of diffusers when purchasing your Premium Starter Kit. Home Diffuser, Dew Drop, Rainstone or Aria. Choosing the Rainsone or Aria will increase your starter kit price slightly)

 

Let’s talk about the oils that come in the kit:

Lavender: has the ability to eliminate nervous tension, aid is restful sleep, relieve pain, improve quality of skin and scalp, reduce headache pain, and alleviate symptoms of seasonal annoyances.

Peppermint: has a cooling sensation so can therefore induce a calming effect to the body which can also help with headaches and muscle pain, freshen breath, helps alleviate symptoms of seasonal annoyances, and soothe digestive issues.

Lemon: this oil is remarkably cleansing both to you and in use for cleaning, great for skin, also alleviates symptoms of season annoyances (I like to use peppermint, lavender and lemon together for this reason), great addition to your water because of its cleansing properties, and can remove stains and grease when used in cleaning.

Thieves: this is a blend of rosemary, lemon, clove, cinnamon, and eucalyptus that combine to knock out the germs that are keeping you down. I diffuse this oil every night at bed time to ward off the germs we come in contact with daily and I also apply it for added benefit.

Purification: in a word: DEODORIZING! It’s a powerhouse when it comes to eliminating smells, freshening and cleaning.

Frankincense: is powerful in wound healing and has incredible immune support powers. You can use frankincense for oral health, also used to deodorize, incredible for skin health/appearance, and to help relieve pain.

Panaway: speaking of pain, panaway is the go-to for relief from discomfort. And with wintergreen being a main oil in this blend, it smells amazing, too!

Digize: Tummy troubles no more with this blend. It will help provide relief to whatever ails you in your digestive system. And when used along with peppermint, you get a dynamite double whammy! J

RC: has the ability to reduce symptoms of cough and congestion, also a good one for season annoyances, RC supports a healthy lung function, immune support, and respiratory system.

Stress Away: an amazing calming oil to help with nervousness, mental and emotional stress, and restlessness.

 

Those are just SOME of the documented uses/benefits for those oils. There are so many oils and so many uses for each one. That’s what I love about them. They aren’t limited just to what I mentioned above. In addition to those oils, you can pick a diffuser you want to accompany the oils they send you.

 

Essential oils have helped my family live our best/healthy life. I have trusted Young Living oils, supplements, and personal care items and have not been disappointed. Take back your control of your own health.

 

I don’t know if you have priced out the cost of being sick, but the cost of being healthy and maintaining health is by far a better deal.

 

When you are ready to get a membership, sign up here. And I will be there with you every step of the way. With me you will get an advocate, coach, mentor, and cheerleader. If you live near me or not, if you are a friend, family or stranger, you become part of my essential oil family.

 

This information is not intended to cure any disease. Essential oils are used to enhance and support the body’s own power to heal itself.

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