Let’s start at the beginning! I first got my Young Living Essential Oils starter kit in 2015. My family and I were all under the weather and all in different ways for about a week when I got home to a diffuser, a jug of water, and Thieves oil in a bag on my doorstep. My husband texted to say some lady (I had no idea who she was) dropped this off for us to help us kick various illnesses to the curb. Whether I thought this would help or not I was so excited to get the diffuser going! I poured the water to the line added 3-6 drops of Thieves oil and hit the button. Within seconds I was smelling amazing Thieves throughout my home! And it smelt like Christmas and without the use of chemicals like aerosols, plug-ins, sprays or candles! Now I use oils in the diffuser to get rid of any unwanted smells, I use oils in the kitchen to cook or drink in water, I use oils in my shampoo, toothpaste, mascara, deodorant and supplements. I use oils topically in place of perfume and to support of my body systems. I use oils in the laundry room! There are not many places you don’t find oils in my home! Now I love to teach and share with others how to live a chemical free lifestyle.
Overview of class, we will talk about what essential oils are, some on their history, oil purity and why that is so critical, how oils are made, how they hit the body, safety, and then I’ll tell you where to start if you want to get oils into your home. I do want you to know I’m not out to sell you anything, I am out to help as many people off chemicals as I can. There are countless people suffering with health and wellness concerns with no answer as to why and here we are slathering hundreds of chemicals on our bodies daily, poisoning ourselves. Because of this I have become good at reading labels in my home and when I am out. I don’t want anything in my home I cannot pronounce. This is why I teach classes to share with you about getting the yuck out of your home the best, simplest way! Take back your home and wellness!
Now it’s your turn. You have homework and we haven’t started yet! It’s called the three cabinet challenge. When you go home open three cabinets in your home and get familiar with what you are slathering on, or ingesting, or cleaning with. A rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it- don’t use it. The shorter the list of ingredients the better. If you are not sure it’s safe, type the word into Google with the words “dangers of” in front of it, and do a little research. Why learn about oils? Every oil you use is a chemical you’re not using.
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What are Essential Oils?!
They are the most powerful part of the plant. It’s the lifeblood of the plant.
They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs.
Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds.
In humans, they provide support for every system in the body: your skeletal system, you muscular system, circulatory system, endocrine system and hormones, and immune system. They support brain health and a healthy weight. they are used extensively for emotions and for spiritual support in your prayer life. Frankincense helps me to focus during prayer. An oil in the diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home. You can literally use Thieves cleaner to replace everything under your sink! you can start swapping out every single chemical cleaning toxin in your home to live a purer lifestyle, and you can do it without breaking the bank!
There are about 300 oils on the earth, but you only need 10-20 of them to build a good kit.
There are three main ways to get oils into your system.
- Diffuse/inhale can be most effective method because it doesn’t have to pass the digestive system.
- Apply topically rub into skin
- Ingest/cook with (which can be controversial we will talk about in a minute)
How do they enter your systems? How long do they last?
Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled.
They were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically.
Expulsion of essential oils takes 3-6 hours in a normal healthy body and up to 14 hrs when you’re unwell. Your body will hang on to them a little longer when needed for extra support. It’s crazy to me what our bodies can do!
Essential Oils History
Essential Oils are not a fad. Essential oils were first mentioned by name in the biblical book of Genesis, ch. 37 when Joseph was sold to the slave traders. They carried spicery, balm, and Myrrh. Essential oils not biblical? Essential oils are mentioned 1,100 times in the bible. 70% of the books of the bible make mention of essential oils. You would have to try to not to read around all the mentions of essential oils in the bible.
Babylonians placed orders for cedarwood, myrrh, and cyprus. Egyptians used essential oils for beauty and embalming and they have the oldest record of deodorant recipe made with essential oils.
They were even used by Jesus Christ. Jesus was given Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Frankincense is sometimes referred to as the coconut oil of essential oils because it has over 10,000 uses. Jesus’ own name the Messiah means the “anointed one” a direct reference to the use of essential oils.
It was only around world war 2 when essential oils were “rediscovered”, and the science on their uses grows with every year.
Do Essential Oils Work?
Because of their size molecularly they are smaller than cells and even smaller than virus’s essential oils can penetrate your skin more swiftly than any modern medicine. Essential oils can affect every cell in the body in 20 minutes.
You can buy essential oils online, at the farmer’s market, natural food stores. Sadly the United states has no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential oils “pure” or “therapeutic grade” or “organic” the contents of that bottle only have to contain 5% essential oil. That’s like taking Orange Juice and diluting it 95% with Garbage water. Not only are you not getting the full benefits of OJ but you are also getting garbage water! YUCK. 95% can be carriers, solvents, chemicals, garage. You don’t know that there is other things in that bottle because there is no label.
You have to go with Integrity and you have to trust the company. The only company I use is Young Living. They are totally transparent about their company. Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise stands out to me. It’s a promise of integrity. Young Living allows anyone to go their farms watch the harvest and distillation process and even be a part of it! You can talk and interview any of the employees. while each plant is hand-weeded, no pesticides used, no chemicals, no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak. They’re then put through vigorous testing process. Then they go from the farm directly to your home!
Before you buy essential oils make sure a company grows their own plants, owns their own farms, and controls the entire process Seed to Seal. Young Living is the only company with those credentials!
Read the labels for instructed use. When using on skin dilute oils with a carrier oil, especially on children. Their skin is more permeable and absorbs oils more quickly. A carrier oil slows down the rate the body can absorb the essential oil.
Avoid the eyes and inner ears.
Citrus oils are photosensitive, meaning you don’t want to wear them and go outside. Only place citrus oils in glass, stainless steel, or ceramic.
Safe for internal use? Yes, Young living has a vitality line with distinctive labels that are safe to take internally. Most oils companies don’t carry GRAS oils which is why the US doesn’t advocate for internal use.
Back to our three cabinet challenge. Look at the list of ingredients in your bathroom and kitchen. Everyday we put products on our skin, in our body, and breathe them, but many of these products contain damaging chemicals. the average woman applies 300 chemicals a day to her body just through soaps, make-up, shampoos, and hair care products. 80 of those are before breakfast!
When you use Young Living Essential Oils, you’re using a product with one ingredient, like lemon, Lavender, Orange, no additives and no chemical yuck.
Overwhelmed? Let me tell you where I started my oils journey: with a Young Living starter kit. It’s the only thing on the Young living website that is half off! Young Living actually loses money when they sell starter kits. But there mission is to get Young Living Essential Oils into every home in the world. So no wonder they are half off! If you’re frugal like me this is the best way to start your chemical free journey. It comes with 11 oils, a diffuser, literature, samples of Ningxia red, samples, sample bottles, and more!
Let’s look at the oils in the Kit:
-Frankincense. One of the top skin oils. Helps smooth the appearance of skin. I add a drop to my face lotion in the morning and my face feels like it’s glowing all day! Diffuse during prayer time to help with grounding and purpose.
-Lavender. Oil of relaxation. diffuse for a calming, soothing aroma. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. One of the top oils to support healthy skin. Called the swiss army knife of essential oils because of many uses.
-Peppermint. Supports gastrointestinal comfort. Promotes healthy bowel function and enhanced healthy gut function. Helps maintain efficiency of the digestive tract. Supports performance during exercise. Helps with occasional head pains.
-Purification. Diffuse to freshen the air and eliminate odors. Add carrier oil to moisturize you skin or for a soothing massage on your feet. Use in a spray to enjoy an annoyance free outdoor experience.
-Thieves. Helps support a healthy respiratory system and helps maintain overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement. Diffuse to purify the air.
–Stress Away. Promotes wellness. Top emotion oils.
-Lemon. Enhances taste of food or water. Supports immune system.
-PanAway. Apply after exercise to soothe muscles. Stimulating aroma. Apply to back and neck for aromatic experience. Supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration!
-Copaiba. Promotes overall wellness. Supports nearly every system in the body. Acts as a magnifier when added to other oils.
-DiGize. Top oil for Digestive system. Rub of tummy topically or add with peppermint to water.
-R.C. Supports a healthy respiratory system. Diffuse for a comforting aroma. Rub on feet and chest. Encourages an atmosphere of comfort.
This is where I started with the Young Living Starter Kit. This kit is meant to get you started on your chemical free lifestyle This is the first small step to kicking the chemicals to the curb in your home. One small step at a time, one small step a month and you are one step closer to a chemical free, safe home! You can do this! You are the gatekeeper of your house!
We have a couple of kit options varying in price from $260 with the Aria Diffuser to $160 with the home or dewdrop diffuser. Pictured above is the home diffuser and below is the dewdrop diffuser! Get ready to start your chemical free journey here: I WANT OILS
Not only with you get this kit with a diffuser 11 great essential oils, oil samples, rollerball, sample bottles, Ningxia Red, literature, and more, you will also get a oils reference guide from me FREE!
To begin your chemical free journey:
- Order your Premium Starter Kit here
- Select “Sign Up As: Young Living Wholesale Member” Wholesale Members can be customers or business builders!
- The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should already be auto-populated for you. (If for some reason it is not, enter 3472728 in both boxes)
- Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone. You can choose to opt out, but if/when your start LOVING and sharing your oils with others can add your social security number then!)
- Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.
- Select your Premium Starter Kit! YAY!
- Set up your Essential Rewards Program. There is never any easier and more frugal way to go chemical free! If you do not select Essential Rewards you can sign up and cancel anytime!
- Agree to Terms & Conditions.
- CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. Don’t miss this step so you make sure your oils show up by your front door!
- E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can celebrate with you!
I’d also encourage you to sign up for essential rewards (ER). If you are serious about kicking the chemicals out of your house and receive free gifts, spending money, and discounted shipping with each purchase! It’s never been so easy to kick chemicals out of your home with this program!