I'm Kim, a mom of 5, and our family used to get sick all the time, and we’d run for Airbornne, Tylenol, Vicks, NyQuil, you know the “normal” stuff. I would beg the doctors to give my kids antibiotics, and would get irritated when they wouldn’t. We were at the doctors ALL the time.
I heard about essential oils and started wandering the aisles of my local health food store and leaving more confused than when I entered. Then I was referred to someone with Young Living who helped me. She got me into an amazing Facebook group with a ton of recipes, testimonies, and education. She was there for me every step of the way.
In the last 4 years our lives have completely changed. We run to natural things to support our body: essential oils, quality supplements, epsom salt baths. The difference in our health is night and day. We’ve had no sick visits, no antibiotics. We don’t suppress symptoms. We support our body’s systems to heal itself. We help to remove toxins from the body and not put them in. We have easily replaced toxic products in our home that contain carcinogens and are hormone disrupters with clean products. We are proactive, not reactive.
Now we get to help people on their journeys. Learn more about these oils below.
Essential Oils Crash Course
This short video will cover the what, where, and how of essential oils
What are oils?
How do you use them?
Why does the quality of the oil even matters?
What comes in the Starter Kit?
(or you can read the information below the video)
What are Essential Oils
First things first, let’s talk about what essential oils even are, since apparently “they’re magic bottles of goodness” doesn’t really count. 😉 Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. The way they are extracted is by resin tapping directly from a tree, cold pressing citrus rinds, and one of the most common ways they can be extracted is through the careful process of steam distillation of a plant’s root, stem, leaves, or flower petals. Because of how they’re extracted, the benefits found in essential oils are much more powerful and targeted than the plants they come from. Not only do they have unique scents, but they also help support the systems of the body, and as part of a daily regimen can help you achieve your goal of whole body health. We’ll get into more specifics about which oils do what in a minute, but let’s take a look at the basics of essential oils.
How to use oils
Since essential oils are highly concentrated and very strong, using them safely is important. The general rule of thumb is “low and slow,” which means to start out using a small amount until you know how you and your body respond to each oil. Each bottle of essential oil will be labeled according to how it should be used: Topical, Aromatic, or Dietary (for internal use). Based on those labels, here’s how you would use them.
Topical: apply the essential oils directly to your skin or with a carrier oil, depending on the oil and what the label recommends. Good carrier oils to use with essential oils are Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil, and others like them, whichever you prefer.
Aromatic: these oils can be diffused using an ultrasonic diffuser or inhaled directly from the bottle. Diffusing is the most popular method for this as it breaks down the oils and disperses them into the air for all to breathe in and enjoy their benefits.
Dietary: these oils can be ingested and used as a dietary supplement, allowing the oils to be dispersed through your body in a different way. You can put these oils in a vegetable capsule and fill the rest with carrier oil, or place a drop directly in your mouth, or add them to food or drinks in order to easily digest them and get the benefits that they provide. Young Living’s line of dietary oils is called Vitality oils, and that lets you know that the oils in those bottles are safe to ingest when used properly.
NOTE: not all oils are safe to be used topically or internally. In fact, some essential oils aren’t really good for you at all because of the fillers and synthetics used in them. That’s why we only use and recommend Young Living. Let’s talk a little bit about that.
Why Young Living
Young Living has been the leader in essential oils for over 20 years, and they are constantly ahead of the pack in innovation and ensuring that their members get the absolute best in essential oils. We researched quite a bit before deciding to put our trust in Young Living and give their oils a chance, and we're so glad we did. In fact, many of us started in the drug store, but didn't have the success we heard others talking about, and soon learned most are filled with fillers and synthetics. Like they say, you get what you pay for, and if we were really going to benefit our families we needed quality oils. The thing that helped us is Young Living's Seed to Seal guarantee. They take a lot of care to make sure that their members get the absolute best essential oils. They own their own farms and only partner with farms that meet their strict Seed to Seal guidelines. Here’s a basic breakdown of what Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee is.
Seed: expert seed evaluation and selection.
Cultivate: sustainable growing and harvesting methods that meet the most rigorous standards.
Distill: an innovative combination of ancient and modern techniques to ensure the purest product and result.
Test: internal and third party testing to make sure the essential oils meet the most stringent specifications.
Seal: a dedicated facility to provide careful sealing and inspection before shipping to your home.
If you want to learn more about the Seed to Seal guarantee and see all of the farms that Young Living owns around the world, go to seedtoseal.com.
Another thing we love about Young Living is that they start you with a variety of oils to help with all kinds of everyday issue that we all face. In fact, the premium starter kit comes with 11 oils, a diffuser, and other goodies. Take a look at the oils that come with it in the images below and see how they can change your life. We know they changed ours.
Join the Club
With such a wide variety of oils that come with Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit, you’re bound to have a few favorites. I know we do. 😉 When we say that these oils have changed our life, we're not exaggerating. They really have, and we can’t imagine going through life without them anymore. And it all started when that Premium Starter Kit showed up on our doorsteps. But we won’t go on and on about that. We think these oils speak for themselves, and if you give them a shot, we know they’ll change your life too. Here’s everything that you get when you become a member and get the Premium Starter Kit:
- The 11 incredible oils we just talked about- Your choice of ultrasonic diffuser (there are 4 to choose from)- Two NingXia Red sample packets- 10 essential oil sample packets- 10 empty sample oil bottles- Educational materials- 24% discount on future orders- Excellent customer service- Lots of new friends and events to help you discover all the amazing ways to use these oils. You never have to order again and never required to sell anything. All for $160 (plus tax and shipping)
Once that box shows up on your doorstep it will be like Christmas morning, no matter the time of year, and we'll be there to help you navigate all those new goodies. we can’t wait.
Ready to Get Your Kit?
When you buy a starter kit with someone on our team you become part of the club! That means you not only get your amazing kit, but a welcome gift from us and other freebies. You also get...well...us! We will walk you through getting started with your kit. You may even get a surprise from us from time to time. We can't wait...
Ready to learn more?
Join the Hello Essentials Facebook Group.
NO SALES TALK.
JUST ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION.
If you are even slightly curious what this oil craze is all about, we invite you to check out our secret group on Facebook called Hello Essentials. We are a community of thousands of essential oil lovers who love helping others.
We know the world of essential oils can be complicated at first, so let us help you break it down. You can hop in whenever you’d like and see how other people are using their oils, do a keyword search, ask a question, or just lurk quietly.
You don’t ever have to buy anything and there will never be any pressure to do so. This group is strictly about oils and their uses. If you find its not for you, you can easily remove yourself from the group in one click.
What are you waiting for? Fill out the disclaimer and ask the person that referred you to add you to the group, or if you don't have someone email us to get you added.