Oils Class

I’m so glad you are ready to learn more about essential oils!  I will walk you through: why quality matters, and how using each of the oils that comes in the Young Living starter kit!

Quality

Not all essential oils are created equally! This means that companies can label their oils as being “100% pure”, when really they are exactly the opposite. The truth is there are no regulations whatsoever about labeling of cosmetics (which is what oils intended for topical use are considered in the US).

The vast majority of essential oils from other companies are extracted using high heat, high pressure, and chemical solvents.  Although the final product may still contain the aroma of the plant, these harsh processing methods destroy the therapeutic qualities of the oils. Often these cheap oils are also cut with toxic synthetic chemicals, diluted with carrier oils, or even alcohol.

Using lesser-quality oils for therapeutic purposes is never recommended and can be extremely toxic. Since essential oils are the concentrated essence of the plant, any contaminants in the soil or on the plant will become present in the oil. Quality matters when you are looking to get therapeutic results!

WHAT DOES THERAPEUTIC-GRADE MEAN?

The key to producing a therapeutic grade essential oil is to preserve as many of the delicate aromatic compounds within the essential oil as possible. Most of these elements are very fragile and are destroyed by high temperature and high pressure.

Seed to Seal

Young Living distills oils at minimum pressures and temperatures to gently coax the oil and all of its compounds into the finished product, even though significant money, time, and labor can be saved by distilling at high pressures and high temperatures, like many companies do. High pressure/high temperature distillation may produce an oil with the fragrance compounds of an oil, but not with the beneficial compounds. Young Living never uses solvents to finish off the distilling process as many companies do. 

Only the highest quality of seeds are selected to be cultivated on Young Living’s farms. Right from seed through to sealing the bottle of essential oil, Young Living’s standards are second to none!

Read more about the Young Living Seed to Seal Promise Here >>>

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

Inhalation

  • Diffuse a blend or single oil with an ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers are an excellent option, because they diffuse the oil in a micro fine vapour without heating the oils – ensuring that you get the full benefit
  • Inhale aroma directly from the bottle

Topical Application

Please be sure to check the label on your essential oils – some oils are very potent, and should be diluted with a carrier oil before application.

  • Apply neat (without dilution) directly to skin
  • Dilute with a carrier oil (coconut, jojoba, olive, sesame) and apply to skin
  • Apply essential oils these areas: crown of head, temples, behind ears, neck, upper back, abdomen, over vital organs, soles and top of feet, ankles
  • Make diluted roller bottles or spray bottles with your oils for easy application

Ingestion

Ingesting essential oils can be nutritious and delicious! Note that all oils are not safe for ingestion, be sure to check the label first.  The new Young Living Plus essential oils (same oil, new label!) have been labeled for dietary use in Canada. Click here for a complete list of the dietary essential oils in Canada.

  • Add one drop to a teaspoon of honey, added to your tea!
  • Use vegetable capsules and fill with several drops of essential oil
  • Add flavour to salad dressings, teas, smoothies, and even baking – a few drops goes a long way!
  • Stir 1 drop into a glass of water for a refreshing drink

The Young Living Starter Kit

The Young Living Starter Kit comes with 11 essential oils + an awesome diffuser, 2 sample packets of Ningxia red, thieves waterless hand purifier, informational cards, sample packets, and tons of info to help you get started. Let’s talk about the oils you will get in more detail!

Young Living Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop Diffuser

Lavender

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils! It is steam distilled from the flowering plants grown at the Young Living farms in Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, and in Mona, Utah. Its refreshing, relaxing scent has balancing properties that also bring a sense of calm. Young Living lavender essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada, and can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to help relieve headache

It can be used neat (undiluted) on the skin, and encourages healthy, smooth skin. Lavender is very calming when diffused, and is often used to help enhance relaxation before bed. Some favourite diffuser blends with lavender are:

  • 3 drops lavender + 3 drops peppermint + 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops lavender + 2 drops copaiba + 2 drops stress away
  • 3 drops lavender + 3 drops bergamot + 3 drops cedarwood

Frankincense

The ancient Egyptians used the oil found in the wild-crafted resin of Boswellia carteri trees in Kenya to promote younger, fresher looking skin. Frankincense is also known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength. Frankincense helps to support healthy cellular regeneration, and is therefore commonly used in skincare and facial products. My favourite way to use frankincense on my skin, is in this nourishing Facial Oil. Some of my favourite diffuser blends with frankincense are:

  • 2 drops frankincense + 4 drops orange + 4 drops citrus fresh
  • 2 drops frankincense + 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops frankincense + 2 drops peppermint + 2 drops orange

Lemon

Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of lemons grown in Argentina and the United States, lemon oil has refreshing and cooling properties. Its fresh, citrus scent is an instant pick-me-up. Young Living lemon essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada be used topically or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough. Lemon essential oil helps to support a healthy metabolism, and has cleansing properties. It is soothing for the digestive system, and helps support a healthy immune system. Lemon + is a dietary essential oil that can be taken internally in a veggie capsule, or 1 drop in a glass of water. Lemon is amazing for natural cleaning, and is a key ingredient in Young Living Thieves Cleaner.

Peppermint

One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigor. Young Living peppermint essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada and can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

Peppermint is a “hot” oil, which means it needs to be diluted with a carrier oil before being applied topically. Otherwise, it is very strong! Young Living peppermint + is a dietary oil that can be used internally to support healthy digestion as well.

R.C.

R.C. stands for “respiratory clearing”! It is an invigorating blend of cypress, spruce, and three varieties of eucalyptus that is comforting when applied to the chest and throat. In Young Living R.C. essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada can be used topically or inhaled to help relieve colds and coughs! I suggest diluting with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) and applying this blend to your chest for relief of coughs.

Digize

DiGize is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, pepppermint, and other essential oils that may bring about calming feelings. Young Living DiGize essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada, and can be used topically or inhaled to act as a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort. I like to attach a roller filament right to my bottle of digize, and apply it topically over the abdomen when experiencing digestive discomfort. It truly brings relief within seconds!

Purification

The sweet refreshing scent of Purification instantly deodorizes unpleasant odors in the air. This blend contains lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca (M. alternifolia), myrtle, and citronella. Purification is a great blend to diffuse to freshen any room. Or, leave a glass jar filled with baking soda + 5 drops of purification in your fridge to prevent bad odors.

Copaiba

Distilled from gum resin that is wild harvested from Brazilian copaiba, copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil. Beta caryophyllene is a natural chemical constituent that has been extensively studied for its ability to modulate the body’s response to irritation and inflammation. Copaiba is a great oil for anyone, because we ALL experience inflammation in the body, on some level! This oil is also commonly used topically on babies, for gentle & soothing relief of teething gums.

PanAway

PanAway is a blend containing wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, and peppermint essential oils. These oils or their active components are widely used in massage after physical activity. It contains naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol.

Thieves

Thieves essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.

With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Looking to make your home smell as clean as it looks? Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas. Young Living Thieves essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada, and can be used topically or inhaled to help relieve colds and coughs.

Northern Lights Black Spruce (bonus oil for Canadian members)

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s new Northern Lights farm in British Columbia, Canada. Diffuse this rich, woodsy, and invigorating scent during meditation to create a fresh aromatic atmosphere. Add it to skin care products or apply topically to help improve the appearance of dry skin or to help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Northern Lights Black Spruce can also be applied anywhere, including to the bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck, or used for massage. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene.

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Now you know how to use essential oils, you’re wondering “how do I get started with using Young Living essential oils?”

It’s as simple as creating a wholesale account with Young Living! There are two options: you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit (which includes 11 essential oils + a diffuser, and is the most economical way to go), or you can create a wholesale account for free in Canada, and purchase any essential oils you’d like at 24% off retail.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP, AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Select the “Member” membership type. This choice allows you to get discounted pricing and it qualifies you for the potential of referral commissions, and allows you to enjoy the benefits and convenience of Essential Rewards.
  2. Enter my enroller number: 3419014 into both the enroller and sponsor fields
  3. Select your country and language.
  4. Click “Continue”.
  5. Fill out your shipping information. Click “I agree” to the terms and conditions, and click “Agree and Continue.”
  6. Choose the Premium Starter Kit (or if you’re in Canada, you can skip this step and order any products you’d like once your account is set up).
  7. Once you’ve completed this process, you will be given your own member number, which will allow you to start shopping with wholesale prices immediately. At this point, I recommend that you sign up for Essential Rewards, so that you can earn FREE oils and enjoy discounted shipping every month!

Finally, be sure to sign up for my email list in order to download two FREE printables that will walk you through using essential oils as natural remedies, AND using thieves all purpose cleaner throughout your home! —>>

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