ESSENTIAL OIL FAQ

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WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of a plant. They protect plants from disease and provide nutrients. Plants rely on the essential oils to grow and adapt to their surroundings.  Essential oils can be found in a plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. They are usually extracted through steam distillation. Essential Oils are very complex, containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each plant its unique healing attributes and characteristics. They were man’s first medicine! You may just be hearing about essential oils for the first time but they have actually been used for a really, really long time. Today, essential oils are still used to bring health and wellness to the body – mentally, emotionally and physically!

WHAT DO WE USE OILS FOR? For just about everything!! Whether you are looking for oils to help you sleep, for natural immune system support, for energy, for focus, for relaxation, for your kids, for natural alternatives to cleaning products, the list is endless, there is an oil for that!! And you will learn along the way, there aren’t hard set rules, but part of joining our oils team is that you get access to the most amazing resources and our private facebook community.

WHY YOUNG LIVING? YL has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house and via a third party for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process. The FDA does not regulate the therapeutic use of essential oils and YL prides itself on being the only oil produce that utilizes this Seed to Seal process.

HOW DO WE USE OILS? There are three basic ways to use your oils, the first is Aromatically (inhaled from the bottle, your hands or the diffuser) which allows tiny molecules to enter your nose & become absorbed by the bloodstream. The second is Topically, which we generally recommend diluting, especially hot oils like Thieves or Peppermint, but other oils are very mild and can be applied neat like Copaiba. You will learn how your skin and body react to oils the longer you use them, but when in doubt, dilute, especially with children. And the third way is Dietary, which means you can ingest them by either placing a drop under your tongue, adding to a drink, a capsule or to your food. The oils in your starter kit that are labeled Vitality are the ones you can ingest, and they are exactly the same as their non-vitality counterpart, so the Peppermint Vitality is the same as the large bottle of Peppermint, this white label is there to help you learn in the beginning!

Aromatic – Use your diffuser to make your house smell great, helping your babies or kids relax at night for bed, or getting rid of unwanted odors in your home.

Topically – Apply your oils NEAT (straight on the body) or with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil. You can make rollerball combos, creams, sprays, perfume etc.

Internally – YL’s Vitality line, as described above, is safe for internal consumption.  Add to your water, tea, or meal prep for added benefits and flavor. My favorite is adding Lime Oil to my margaritas and was my inspiration for my oils Instagram, TheGoldenLime. Give us a follow 🙂

HOW WILL I LEARN TO USE MY KIT? You’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit and you’ll get access to our exclusive facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, live facebook hangouts & search functionality that will help you navigate through any questions you might have.

WHAT SHOULD I GET? A premium starter kit, which comes with 11 of the most commonly used oils + your diffuser (I recommend the Dew Drop), as it is the best value and provides you with everything you need to get started. You’ll get over $300 worth of product for only $160. Check out all the info on the kit HERE.

DO YOU HAVE TO ORDER MORE OILS MONTHLY OR SELL OILS?  Nope! Your kit can be a one time purchase, but along with it comes a wholesale membership, which just means that should you decide to purchase oils in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.

WHERE DO YOU ORDER YOUR ROLLERBALLS, GLASS BOTTLES, AND CARRIER OILS?  Check out all of the oily goodies I use HERE and lots of other resources including books and links to classes.

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Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop. I am not a doctor, I am a mama — trying to do what’s best for my family! Any information and advice given is meant to help educate and inform, not to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.