Hellooooooo! I’m glad you stopped by, whether we’ve known each other for years or you we just met… we are both curious about essential oils, so welcome! About 7 years ago, all I knew about oils was the lavender smelled nice and Frankincense was in the Bible. I went to a class much like this and ordered my Young Living Premium Starter Kit on Valentine’s Day 2014. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. 💖
I love continuing to learn and fall more in love with Young Living – truly and amazing lifestyle company and community. What a blessing. Oils have changed the way we take care of our family, things I didn’t even know we needed. It is one of the BEST things we have ever done. EVER. I am super passionate about sharing with other mamas and families, because I wish I had these tools sooner. We have ditched and switched so many products and have a much healthier lifestyle all because of one box. We don’t try to be perfect, but WOW, what a transformation. So, let me tell you about it…
Watch this quick video first… and then dive into the details below!
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Essential Oils 101 Class
So let’s pretend we are chatting in my living room or grabbing coffee or tea. I talk in emojis, ha. I’m PUMPED to share some simple tips to get started!
Thanks for jumping in to hang out and learn! 🎉 I’m excited to hang out and chat about oils! Let’s take a second to pinky promise that we’re not going to talk about sickness while we’re here. We’re not doctors. 🙅 (We don’t even play them on TV!) Instead, let’s talk about wellness — how to support our bodies and help them work the way they’re supposed to! 👍 And let’s talk about how essential oils can be part of that. Did you know that not all oils are the same? Have you ever read the labels on essential oils at the grocery store? Oh my! 😳 #allthescarywarnings Unlike store-bought brands, Young Living’s oils are 100% pure. Young Living owns farms and partners with select growers all over the world. 🌱 There are no pesticides or chemicals used on these farms… ever!
Young Living is an open book… You can visit the farms at any time. 🚜 In fact, Young Living WANTS you to visit! Pack your gardening gloves so you can jump in and help! I’ve planted lavender at the Whispering Springs Young Living Farm in Mona, Utah and seen the whole distillation process – AMAZING.
Young Living also only uses the first distillation of plant material. Would you brew three pots of coffee from the same grounds and then mix them together? Ew! 😖 You definitely don’t want oils that have been produced that way either! You want the best for your family, right? Young Living holds themselves to the highest standard. So you’re getting THE BEST products.
What’s in these little bottles?
So what exactly ARE essential oils? They’re the liquids distilled from plants. Think of them as plant concentrates. 💦 #plantjuice
see the benefits! Essential oils help the plant stay healthy, and they can do the same for us. Use them for aromatherapy, home cleaning, personal care, and support for every system of your body.
– Three Ways to Use Essential Oils –
Anyone can use essential oils – no aromatherapy training needed. 😉 It’s simple! Just pick a way and go for it!
* Aromatically: Crack open a bottle, and breathe it in. It can be that simple. Or add your oils to a diffuser. On the go? Put a drop in your palm, rub your hands together, and cup your hands over your nose. Breathe deeply, and enjoy! 😊
* Topically: Apply to your skin! I love to draw a heart on our daughter’s wrist with Valor and say some positive affirmations. Sensitive skin? Dilute the oil with a fatty carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil, Young Living’s V-6 oil, etc.), or apply to the bottoms of the feet. 👣
* Internally: Put drops of Vitality oil into an empty vegetable capsule, a cup of tea, or a glass of water. You can even cook & bake with them! Try some Lemon Vitality in your yogurt or some Oregano Vitality in your next batch of spaghetti sauce! Delish!
Essential oils are potent plant concentrates, so let’s talk safety. Here’s the 4-1-1:
* Keep oils out of your eyes and ears. 👀👂 Those are both REALLY sensitive areas. Take it from me – Peppermint in the eye is no fun (especially when you do it more than once! Yow!). If you get oil in your eyes, don’t splash rinse it. Instead, apply a fatty carrier oil around the area. No worries at all, but it will wake you up! Ha.
* Photosensitivity (the fancy term for sunburning easier) is no fun! But citrus oils can cause it. So apply citrus oils where the sun won’t be shining. ☀* Notice an oil getting too warm on your skin? 😳 No problem! Apply a carrier oil right over top to cut the heat. Pre-dilute oils for young children, the elderly, or sensitive skin. We also often apply oils to the feet since the skin is tougher! Oils on the feet then socks and shoes and out the door!
* Use glass or stainless steel when adding citrus oils to your water. Citrus oils can break down plastic, and you wouldn’t want to drink part of your cup with your water. 😉Let’s Talk Oils
Let’s kick things off with two of Young Living’s most popular oils!
– Lavender –
If you’re heading out into the woods, you want your Swiss Army Knife with you. If you’re heading out into LIFE, you want your Lavender! Lavender is called The Swiss Army Knife of oils because it’s SO versatile!
Lavender can soothe your skin and help balance your emotions. 😟😂😑😵😢😜
I love to unwind at night by adding a cup of Epsom salts and 4-5 drops of oil to a warm bath. 🛀 Ahhhhh! Spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle to help carry you off to Dreamland! Sometimes we diffuse it to help everyone calm down a few notches. (great for dogs too! 🐶)
– Frankincense –
I think the Wise Men were onto something when they brought Frankincense to Jesus. Seriously… They couldn’t have chosen a more valuable AND practical gift! 🎁From grounding to emotional support to skincare, Frankincense is a powerhouse! 💪👊Need to collect your thoughts? Diffuse or inhale Frankincense.
Want to keep your skin looking radiant and smooth? Grab your Frankincense. 💆 Add it to your lotion or night cream to highlight your natural beauty. Or just it all by itself. It’s gentle enough to do just that!
Don’t forget Frankincense during your post-workout massage. #yesplease
So far we’ve talked about single plants – Lavender & Frankincense. But blending oils together for a specific purpose can work some serious magic! ✨
– PanAway –
Take me away, PanAway! This blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove & Peppermint is your BFF after exercise 🏋️♀️⛹️♀️ or after sitting too long at your desk 👩💻 or in the car. 🚗 Rub some on your neck or back – anywhere! – for a little soothing.
Need to apply PanAway to a larger area? Add it to a carrier oil to stretch it even further. This was my hubby’s first favorite…. after a hard workout!
– Peace & Calming –
If there’s ever been an oil whose name says it all, THIS is it! #peace #calm 😌
This blend’s fresh aroma of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy can help you unwind after a busy day. It’s a huge help for kids who are having a hard time settling down at bedtime. A little Peace & Calming topically or in the diffuser (or BOTH!) is a parent’s secret weapon! 😉
Peace & Calming is also perfect in the diffuser to create a peaceful environment for homework time, a DIY spa time, or after a busy day of work or running errands.
– Raven –
Do you adore fresh, invigorating scents? You’re going to love Raven! Raven is a blend of Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint & Eucalyptus Radiata! Diffuse or apply it before, during, or after a workout 👟 to help you stay motivated and energized.
Raven is a fabulous oil for massage too! Combine it with V-6 Vegetable Oil, and you’re in for an invigorating, spa-like experience. Or mix a few drops of Raven into a warm Epsom salt bath to calm as the oil diffuses in the steam.
You can even make your own chest rub with Raven! So soothing during those ❄ winter ❄ months! It smells like Vick’s Vapor Rub. 😉
– Stress Away –
Ahhhhh Stress Away! The name says it all! This Lime-Vanilla blend has a citrusy scent that is relaxing and comforting.
Long day at work? Soak it away with Epsom salts and Stress Away in a warm bath.
Kids stressing about a school project? 📚 Apply Stress Away to the wrists and back of neck before they head off for school!
Or diffuse Stress Away for a little calming before bedtime. 😴 #mamashelper
More about oils & emotions
Did you know that the only way to access the limbic system (emotional center) of the brain is through our sense of smell? #truth
Smells can trigger memories and a range of emotions. Just think about how smelling fresh-baked cookies makes you picture your grandma’s house! 🍪 Why is this amazing? We can use scents to balance our emotions.
Those tiny essential oil molecules can easily get into that emotional center of the brain. Choosing an oil to help you feel calm, grounded, happy, or brave can make a huge difference in your day! 🙌
So far, we’ve mentioned Frankincense, Lavender, Peace & Calming, and Stress Away for balancing emotions. There’s one more blend in the starter kit that has become a member favorite for stressful times…
– Valor –
Valor is a blend of Black Spruce, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Geranium. Its fragrance inspires confidence and courage.
Have to speak to a group of people? Valor! Nervous about confronting something uncomfortable? Valor! Having a day that’s threatening to get the best of you? Valor!
You could start the day off by using Valor as your perfume/cologne and reap the benefits for hours. Or you could put a drop in your hand, rub your palms together, cup your hands over your nose, and breathe deeply. This is a great way to give yourself a confidence boost! Then go tackle the day!
See the white Vitality label on that bottle in the picture? Young Living has made it super easy for us to know which oils work well internally. Just look for the Vitality label, and you’ll know it’s a great pick for your water, a capsule, or your favorite recipe! 🍲 Some oils have both regular labels and Vitality labels. Regular solid color bottle labels explain how to use the oil topically and/or aromatically. Vitality labels explain how to use the oil internally. Same oil. Different label.
– Peppermint Vitality –
Peppermint Vitality is a pick-me-up in a bottle! I use it to stay alert and when I need extra concentration & focus.
It also helps with occasional nausea and supports normal digestion. It can even support exercise performance. So add a drop to your water the next time you hit the gym!
You can take a couple of drops of Peppermint Vitality in a capsule or put a drop in a glass of water to enjoy a refreshing drink. You can also add it to baked goods, teas, or other recipes. Add 5-6 drops to your next 9×13 pan of brownie batter, and you’ll bake up the most amazing mint brownies! 😍
– Lemon Vitality –
Any lemon water fans out there? If so, you’re going to LOVE Lemon Vitality! 💛🍋💛 Adding it to your water instead of lemon juice is WAY easier on the enamel of your teeth. Your dentist will thank you. 😉You can also add 1-2 drops of Lemon Vitality to a vegetable capsule or add it to your favorite recipes. I love adding it to my fruit dip!
After this class, put your Google skills to work and check out limonene. It’s found in Lemon Vitality, and you won’t want to be without it!
– Thieves Vitality –
Raise your hand if you want to keep your immune system running like a finely-tuned machine! 👋👋👋👋If that’s you, Thieves Vitality wants to be your BFF. It’s a powerful blend that supports your immune system & your overall wellness. It even has Eucalyptus Radiata Vitality to supports your respiratory system.
You’ll want to grab your Thieves Vitality before the kids head out for school, before you leave for work, or when you’re traveling (especially if you’re traveling by plane!).
Take Thieves Vitality in a capsule, or mix it honey. We like to add a drop to a glass of apple juice to make it taste like apple cider! 🍎
– DiGize Vitality –
DiGize is like a superhero! It often saves the day by supporting our digestive systems!
It’s a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli… great oils for digestive support. It can soothe stomach discomfort and makes a fabulous mealtime companion! 🍴Add it to a capsule, mix it with water and Peppermint Vitality, or combine it with honey. You can use it after meals or just when you need it.
– Citrus Fresh Vitality –
What’s better than Lemon, Grapefruit, and Orange essential oils? Combining all of them PLUS Tangerine, Mandarin & Spearmint! #allthecitrus
Citrus Fresh is your secret weapon for all things STINKY! It replaces toxin-laden air fresheners and keeps your home smelling fresh. We diffuse it when someone burns dinner, popcorn, or anything else that might trigger the smoke alarm. 😳 We also have a spray bottle of Citrus Fresh and distilled water to use as an air freshener. I love that it actually eliminates odors instead of just covering them up.
Citrus Fresh is also a lifesaver in the laundry. I’m sure I’m the only one who forgets to take clothes out of the washing machine and has to rewash them (sometimes several times), right? 😏 When that happens, I add a couple of drops of Citrus Fresh to the laundry soap. It gets rid of that playing outside kid smell and keeps the clothes (and the washing machine) smelling fresh! We also add a couple of drops to wool dryer balls instead of scented dryer sheets.
Citrus Fresh also keeps your skin smoother and more radiant when you add it to your nightly moisturizer. (Use caution if you’re going to be in the sun. Your skin may be photosensitive for up to 24 hours after applying.)
Have stale smells? Drip a few drops of Citrus Fresh onto a cotton ball and toss it wherever you’ve got stale smells…. shoes, closets, vents, gym bags, cabinets! #byebyestink
Add a drop to your water! Fresh start to the day!
More than just oils…
– NingXia Red –
Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit isn’t just oils, friends! They also include two packets of NingXia Red, an antioxidant drink that will pretty much rock your world. 💃
It’s packed with superfoods like wolfberry, plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. It’s a whole-body nutrient infusion in a shot glass! Use it to promote health and wellness and normal cell function. It even supports energy levels and normal eye health!
There are so many ways to get your daily dose of NingXia Red! Drink it straight or with your favorite Vitality oils added. 🍷 Blend it into a smoothie or morning juice, or pop a packet in the freezer until it’s slushy. A daily shot of 2-4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.
Our kids love to freeze the packets and enjoy them as a slush! Hello healthy snack!
– Thieves Hand Sanitizer –
We’ve all had those moments when we’re not close to a sink but REALLY need to clean our hands! Thieves Hand Sanitizer is the waterless way to clean hands on the go. 👐
It’s infused with Thieves and Peppermint oils (so it smells great!) and even soothes skin with aloe. No need to dry out your skin just to clean it! Our daughter’s hands would crack from using chemical-filled sanitizer, it was so sad… Thieves Hand Sanitizer has been an answered prayer!
The starter kit includes Thieves Hand Sanitizer that you can throw in your purse, diaper bag, or backpack!
– Thieves Spray –
Another on-the-go cleaning product you’ll want to carry with you is Thieves Spray. It is ideal to use on door handles, grocery carts, and public toilet seats. 🤭 You can use it on any small surface that needs cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms.
Plus the small bottle is the perfect size for traveling or keeping in your purse, diaper bag, or backpack!
The starter kit includes a full-sized Thieves Spray for you to try! #peoplearegross Thieves to the rescue!
How to Get Started…
Good News! All of these oils and samples are packaged together in the Premium Starter Kit! Simple and easy way to get started.
With all that goodness in your starter kit, could it get any better? Well, it surely can!
Then you get started with any of the Premium Starter Kits from Young Living (oils, NingXia Red, or Thieves), your order will ship free! In fact, you can add anything else you want to your order (up to 70 pounds total), and it will still ship free!
What else would you add to your box?
p.s. Thieves Household Cleaner
Wondering what to order in additional to your Starter Kit? Thieves Household Cleaner is going to help you toss the other cleaners taking up space under your sink. 🙌 You’ll be cleaning & purifying virtually every surface in your home with this. Your mirrors, windows, counters, tubs, floors, toilets, high-chairs, and car interiors will thank you!
Thieves Cleaner is also incredibly cost-effective! #happypocketbook The large 64 oz refill bottle makes 128 30oz spray bottles!! 😮 That’s a lot of cleaning, friend! My favorite part about using Thieves Cleaner? The peace of mind that it’s safe to use around kids and pets. 👧👦🐕🐈 Its plant-based ingredients (including essential oils!) make it safe and efficient.
We started with oils because our son struggled with respiratory issues… we quickly realized that eliminating chemical filled cleaners in our home was essential. We use Thieves Household Cleaner for EVERYTHING from mirrors to counters to mopping. The kids help clean too!
What will you clean with your Thieves Cleaner?
Get the Most from Your Membership
Do you love getting the best deal when you shop? Me too! Young Living has a monthly box program called Essential Rewards that helps you get the most from your membership!
It’s kind of like a credit card rewards program but FAR more generous. Essential Rewards gives you points back for each month’s purchase. For the first 3 months, you get back 10% of your order PV. During months 4 through 24, you earn 20% back. For months 25 and beyond, you get back 25%! You can redeem these points just like dollars on the Young Living website. They spend point for dollar! I’ve never seen a rewards program that’s so generous! 💵 💵 💵
With some monthly box programs, you get the Mystery Box of the Month — whatever happens to be in it. Not with Essential Rewards! You get to choose whatever fits your needs and goals. You also choose which day of the month your order processes. You’re in charge! 😎😎
When you join Essential Rewards, you agree to purchase at least 50PV worth of products each month. Pack your box with oils, supplements, makeup, personal care products, home cleaners… whatever you choose! You can cancel at any time by calling Member Services. No hassle. No arm twisting.
You can even kick off your Essential Rewards subscription when you become a new member with your Premium Starter Kit! That means you’ll get 10 points back right away! Can’t beat that!
Essential Rewards is totally optional, but it can help you take baby steps (or giant leaps!) closer to your goals each month!
Love to Share?
When you find a new restaurant, do you tell all of your friends about it? You want them to experience the goodness too, right? 👌
As you use your Young Living oils, you’ll naturally tell your friends about them! It’s hard to keep a good thing to yourself! You’re never required to sell or distribute any products, but you can participate in Young Living’s refer-a-friend program!
Each time you refer someone to Young Living and they purchase a Premium Starter Kit, Young Living sends you a $50 refer-a-friend check! 📬 Helping three people get started with their own starter kits will give you $150, almost enough to reimburse you for the cost of your own Premium Starter Kit!
Sharing is completely optional, but it’s a fabulous way to get your oils paid for and introduce your friends to health & wellness!
Thank you so much for being part of this class! We’re so grateful for YOU! 😍 You’re welcome to go back through the info at your leisure and share this link with a friend. Feel free to ask questions! We’re so excited about you joining us on this wellness journey!
All TWELVE of the oils mentioned in this class + a diffuser of your choice, 2 NingXia Red Packets, Thieves Hand Sanitizer and Thieves Spray are alllllllllllllllll included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It’s an awesome value. Pick the Dessert Mist Diffuser Option and it’s only $165 or upgrade to the Aria Diffuser for $265. The kit has a retail value of over $400. Whoa. The Dessert Mist & Aria are my fav.
Here’s the link. Click it and place your order (Click Wholesale Member for the best deal and the pick your kit!)
Tell me when it arrives and I’ll help you unbox your goodies!