Young Living Essential Oils

This blog is not all going to be about Young Living Essential Oils but I wanted to start off with brief essential oils 101 basics, why I chose this company over others, and their philosophy. There is a lot to talk about when it comes to these amazing oils. I'm just going to touch on them briefly now and then I'll go into more detail in the future. But if I have sparked some sort of interest and you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

So what are Essential Oils? 

Essential oils are volatile substances derived from plants, containing the natural smell and characteristics of the plant. They are extracted primarily through steam distillation. These potent, volatile, and versatile oils are often called the "life blood" of the plant. They have protective properties which are the plants natural defense mechanism.
-Since essential oils are volatile, they will evaporate, unlike a fatty oil. Essential oils are extracted from trees, shrubs, flowers and stems and seeds. Essential oils don’t have a shelf life. They last a long, long time.
Essential oils can be helpful for supporting ALL body systems - skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and integumentary body systems.

Each oil, just like every living thing, carries a scientifically measurable frequency. Essential oils have the capacity to raise your body frequency. The more you are applying oils on yourself and family, the higher your body frequency and the potential for better overall health increases. Use them often for best results.

Essential oils also carry an antioxidant value called the ORAC score. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity which is basically the oils capacity to inhibit free radicals. When you think of an antioxidant what do you think of? Blueberries. Well, clove essential oil contains the highest ORAC value at over 1 million vs. blueberries at 2400.

Just as our bodies are constantly changing and adapting to the environment, so are plants and thus essential oils adapting to the environment, weather, soil, etc. This is the beautiful thing about therapeutic grade essential oils. They are always a bit different and will vary from batch to batch because they aren’t made up in a lab.

If you find a brand of EO’s where every bottle smells exactly the same, that is a red flag that the essential oil has been chemically altered.

 Why did I choose Young Living?

One simple reason - Seed to Seal! I'm going to go more into this at a later point but to summarize, Young Living is the only essential oil company that plants their own seeds and monitors and tests every step of the process until the oil is sealed in the bottle. If the plant does not meet up to YL's standards, they discard the whole batch! I don't know about you, but I would prefer to put oils on myself and my children that I know has no chance of being altered! Members are even able to plant lavender plants during YL's convention in Utah! That in itself is amazing! For more info, visit

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How to use Essential Oils

There are 3 ways to use EO: inhalation, topical, and ingestion.

1. Aromatically: Fragrance is the substance of memories. Aroma inhaled causes the olfactory bulb to send messages to the limbic part of the brain, which activates memories and emotions. When inhaling, it takes 22 seconds for an oil to reach the brain. The only way to reach limbic system is through smell, which is why oils are such a great option for those for those needing emotional support and support for their nervous system.
Diffusing is another way we inhale oils, it purifies the air, makes your home smell good without chemicals, great for respiratory support, and crazy kids.

2. Topically: Because of their molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly
absorbed by the skin. Sometimes when you apply an oil to the skin, it almost seems to disappear into the body. When applied topically, it takes 2-3 seconds for an oil to reach the bloodstream, 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body, then metabolized within 2 ½ hours. 
It’s not rocket science where to apply essential oils. Apply them to the area where you want to provide support. Some favorite places are wrists, behind the ears, neck, temples, stomach or especially feet. Quick absorption and the skin is tough there.
You may have heard of reflexology. You can use that same concept in applying oils to the feet. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Photosensitive oils = citrus oils. Be sure to apply where the sun doesn’t shine so you don’t get a sunburn. 
Diluting: Dilute essential oils with Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil complex in your palm. I suggest starting out diluting especially for those with sensitive skin and children. Do not ever use oils in the eyes or ears. Precaution: If an essential oil gets in the eye, put a dab of a fatty carrier oil like olive, jojoba, almond, sesame or grapeseed oil around the outside of the eyelid. Do NOT use water. The fatty oil will cut the essential oil and take away the burn in seconds.

3. Internally: In water/drinks, cooking/baking, in capsules, suppositories. 

Be sure to use glass or stainless steel when drinking essential oils in water. Citrus oils especially can digest petrochemicals, so it’s important not to use a plastic cup. Young Living came out with  a Vitality line for essential oils that are FDA approved to be labeled for internal and dietary use! These are the essential oils with the white labels.

When choosing which essential oil is right for you, there is one main thing to keep in mind - purity! There are 4 different grades of oils:

Grade A – Therapeutic
Made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures
Grade B - Food grade
May contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers,
chemical extenders, or carrier oils
Grade C – Perfume
Often contains adulterating chemicals and solvents to gain higher yield. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95% with alcohol.
Grade D – Floral Water
Aromatic only and usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation.
After the oil is pulled out, the left over floral water is sold to
companies. They in turn will fill 5% of the bottle with this floral
water, and top the rest off with carriers and label it “pure”.

Young Living EOs are Grade A Therapeutic grade, so I don't worry about any additives or impurities!

Membership versus Retail Customer

 To get EO from YL, you can either be a Retail Customer or a Wholesale Member. The differences are outlined below.

The Premium Starter Kit is the most recommended kit to get in order to get started on the oily journey! It comes with 11 oils, a diffuser, samples of oils and Ningxia Red (an amazing antioxidant drink made from wolfberries), and great informational reads. The oils that are included are Lavender, Frankincense, Panaway, Purification, R.C., Thieves Vitality, Digize Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Copaiba Vitality, and a bonus oil, Stress Away. It really is a great deal - you get oils for about $10 each along with a $60 diffuser. The best part is you gain a lifetime membership that comes with any kit you get from YL and an amazing support group and a new oily family! Below is a picture of what comes in one of the Premium Starter Kits.

How to get a membership
My member number is: 2876971

Or click on the link below!

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