Want to start using essential oils? Read this first!


When a friend of mine first started talking to me about essential oils, I didn't even want to hear it. Fragrances weren't my thing -- in fact, I sort of hated them. I'm the person who gets a headache in the laundry aisle or the whenever someone walks by with perfume. I had no idea that essential oils were a whole different ball game -- that they can be used for so many things and to support the body in so many different ways. And I've discovered since they're all natural, they never bother me like other fragrances do!


So what are essential oils anyway?


Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They’re basically concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support the different systems of your body.  There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Bergamot and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s an unfathomably huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.


How can essential oils help promote the health and well being of you and your family?


I’m no scientist (and you probably aren’t either), so I’ll explain how essential oils have helped my loved ones and me...

  • Stress

    I’m all about reducing stress — which you’ll already know if you’re a regular reader of my blog! Lavender  is my go-to for stress: it relaxes me, calms me down, and takes the edge off my worries.

  • Digestion

    Did you know you can support your digestive system with essential oils? The blend DiGize is simply amazing for supporting the entire digestive system. A couple drops massaged into the abdomen after a meal, and I can really tell the difference!

  • Focus and Concentration

    Peppermint gets used during homeschool time too: we put it in the diffuser in the dining room where we work, and it helps us all focus so much better and enjoy what we’re working on.

Essential oils have made it so EASY to ditch the toxins and use natural recipes for cleaning my home and even DIY beauty products. I feel SO much better knowing I'm not using dangerous chemicals around my family and my pets.


On a much more personal note, these essential oils came into my life during a very difficult period for me. My family was suffering from a lot of traumatic emotions that put a tremendous strain on us all. Since I started using essential oils, I've become an emotion detective -- I'm always digging to find out what emotional blocks we need to overcome, and then diffusing the perfect oils to help. It has changed our lives. My husband and I can talk about touchy subjects without fighting. I am so much more patient with my kids. And my self-esteem has grown by leaps and bounds. I am so much more confident and empowered than I've ever felt in my whole life.


What's even more is that I'm able to share this and help hundreds of others, and have even been able to retire my husband from working 60 hours a week so he can finally spend some time with our family. I can't describe how amazing that is for us!


I'm not the only one who feels this way about my oils. Here's what some of my oily friends are saying...

I have always been interested in health and nutrition. I started looking for ways to use more natural products in my everyday life. I decided I wanted to start making my own soaps. I had looked at other sites that I was directed to for use of essential oils for soaps. So I read all the information but kept looking and reading. I then “just happened” across Elizabeth’s Walling’s The Nourished Life. I started reading about the Young Living oils and was very impressed. I liked seed to seal quality and the length of time the company has been around. I really started reading about the health benefits of using oils. Wow! This is what I have been looking for. So I signed up. Now I am totally oil crazy!! I love telling people about how well these oils work and the fact that they do not have side effects. I did not intend to make this a business at first. After I started using the oils I began to want to know more and more about how to use them and the benefits. Even the chemistry behind these oils amaze me. I know this is a good product and there are people out there that will want it and be as oil crazy as I am!!


In my search for getting healthy I had liked pages on Facebook that dealt with health and Elizabeth's was one of them. So I joined her oil group and I started doing more research, joining other groups to hear testimonies. I joined YL and it has changed my life. I am healthier, I am happy, I feel good, and my hair is so much better! I want to share this with others and help them in any way I can.


Can you just use any essential oils?


In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Young Living.


Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!


There are many reasons why this brand is so great, but here are my three favorites:

  • 1: The source matters

    One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed.

    Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the farm, or cows on green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters.

    I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company: they truly care about quality.

    To ensure the purity of their oils, the team at Young Living set the highest standards for planting, harvesting, and distilling on the farms they own and co-op. And if I’m going to be putting products on my family’s skin and around our home, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated!

  • 2: You become part of a big, friendly community

    As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big family of Oily Angels who will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users.

    I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to the our close-knit community for their advice and expertise! Here’s a video of some of my Oily Angel friends who went to Winter Harvest last year:

  • 3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and it’s such a great value, too!)

    No other essential oils company offers such a great-value and comprehensive range of products to get you started.

    The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit.

    Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living. This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off!

Ready to buy your Young Living Premium Starter Kit?


Here’s what you get:

  • Ten 5ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Copaiba, Thieves, Purification, R.C and DiGize. Plus a bonus bottle of the popular blend Stress Away. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.)
  • Your choice of beautiful home diffusers (pick the best one for you -- my favorite is the home diffuser).
  • Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on)
  • Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends)
  • Two NingXia Red 2oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and well being)
  • Sample bottles galore! (To put in your purse, or share with friends.)

Total value: $320

You pay: $160 – that’s 50% off!


And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member – which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are NO monthly minimums or fees.

Order Your Starter Kit Now

        Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit

        • Click on the link below to sign up.
        • Select “Sign up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit.

        Remember: you’re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this. Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount.

        • Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (You’ll be asked for your social security number in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in the future. This information will never be shared with anyone.)
        • Create your password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future oils.
        • NEW: choose your Premium Starter Kit diffuser!
        • Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer.
        • Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
        • CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils!
        Order Your Starter Kit Now

        Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Kit

        Each of the oils in your Premium Starter Pack has SO many fabulous uses, but here are some of my favorite ways to use them:

        • Lavender

          ■ This is the perfect oil for relaxation! It’s very calming and balancing. ■ Lavender is amazing for vibrant skin and hair. ■ Use in homemade bath salts for a relaxing bath.

        • Peppermint

          ■ Use with coconut oil as an invigorating muscle rub. ■ Wake up the mind and improve focus. ■ Rub into the abdomen to support the digestive system.

        • Lemon

          ■ Very uplifting aroma — I rub a drop into my palms and inhale deeply.  ■ Can be used to add delicious flavor to foods and beverages.

        • Frankincense

          ■ Contains naturally occurring boswellic acid. ■ Prized for skin support! I use a drop every day with my favorite facial moisturizer. ■ Frankincense is deeply supportive of emotional well being. I diffuse often during times of stress. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose.

        • PanAway

          ■ An oil blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint. ■ Massage into neck, back and shoulders. ■ This blend is ideal to apply topically after exercise.

        • Copaiba

          ■ This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene ■ Use to support overall wellness. ■ “Amplifies” other oils — use with other essential oils like PanAway or DiGize to enhance their effects.

        • Thieves

          ■ An oil blend containing clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. ■ When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function and is an ideal complement to a daily wellness regimen.

        • Purification

          ■ An oil blend containing citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, tea tree and myrtle. ■ Add a few drops to shoes to help neutralize odors. ■ Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. ■ Rub into feet or diffuse to clear the air and calm negative feelings.

        • R.C.

          ■ This essential oil blend contains eucalyptus globulus, myrtle, pine, marjoram, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga and peppermint. ■ Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire. ■ Diffuse to comfort and soothe. ■ Massage into chest, throat, and over the bridge of the nose as needed.

        • DiGize

          ■ An essential oil blend of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli. ■ Powerful support for the digestive system. ■ Use DiGize with every meal.

        Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon, which contains tons of resources and information about getting started.