How to Get Started with Young Living Essential Oils

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What Are Essential Oils?

Have you ever smelled fresh lavender and felt relaxed? Or tasted fresh-cut mint on a salad and felt refreshed? Well then, you’ve experienced the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

Want to learn more about essential oils? You’re in the right place. In fact, you can get started right now if you’re ready to order.

Essential oils have changed my life – and in ways that I never even expected. When I first got started with essential oils, I just wanted to make some natural skin care and household cleaning products.  I had no idea that a sniff of this or a rub of that could help to improve my family’s health. Let me explain…

Essential oils are the concentrated aromatic essences of flowers, trees, grasses, and bushes. They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support and protect and maintain our own bodies’ health and wellness.

There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Lavender and Peppermint to exotic ones like Frankincense and Copaiba, there’s an incredible range to choose from – and they each provide different benefits and uses.

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Why I Got Started with Essential Oils

I wanted to make my own skin care products.  I was frustrated with the seemingly ‘natural’ skin care products in the store that still had ingredients I could not pronounce.  Plus, I wanted to find natural options to clean my home.  As I researched DIY lotion recipes, I found that most included some essential oils.  So I got an essential oils starter kit, started experimenting, and I’ve never turned back.

Since then, I’ve used essentials oils to make homemade bath and beauty products like body lotion, aftershave balm and facial moisturizing serum – saving me a lot of money. I’ve also found that essential oils help me to wind down at the end of the day, sleep better, and support my immune system.  And they can be used by the WHOLE family. My entire family now uses oils in so many different ways.   Even my extended family and friends are using oils now, because once you use them, you love them – and then you start telling everyone about them! Essential oils are just so versatile.

Why Choose Young Living?

One of the most important things I’ve learned about healthy living is that it’s not just knowing what something is – it’s knowing where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. I like to go to the farmers market to buy my family’s food and want to know who grows our food and how. I want to know the same things about where my oils are coming from.

After researching several options, I felt I could trust Young Living with my family’s health. They have been around for over 20 years and are the only essential oil company that owns farms all over the world (including France, Croatia, Oman, Ecuador, and here in the U.S.) and oil distilleries. In fact, Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, built the first essential oil distillery in the U.S.

Young Living maintains their commitment to quality through their Seed to Seal guarantee. They have the highest standards and quality controls through all steps of the process, from planting, to cultivation and harvesting, and distilling on all the farms they own and co-op. And best of all, you can see the process first hand. Young Living members are encouraged to visit the farms to experience the Seed to Seal process.  Every year they open the doors of their winter harvest on the Idaho farm, and you can help harvest the plant materials and distill your own bottle of essential oil!  A very unique experience available to Young Living members!

Why Can’t I Just Buy Oils on Amazon or the Health Food Store?

The essential oils at the health food store are simply not the same quality as Young Living. Many have been adulterated with chemicals and synthetic compounds.  They may contain cheap essential oils produced from crops with pesticides.  Check the labels – they typically say not for “internal use” or “do not put directly on the skin”.  You can even smell the difference.  Peppermint, for instance, shouldn’t smell sweet or like candy – there is nothing sweet about a peppermint plant. It should smell like a fresh-cut herb. When you compare Young Living’s Peppermint with another company – there’s simply no comparison.

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And, sadly, Amazon is no better. Young Living does NOT sell oils on Amazon. So if you are buying Young Living oils on Amazon, there is a high possibility that it is imposter oils that have been diluted and relabeled.  There is just no way to know what you are getting without going to the source.  You can only get Young Living essential oils direct from the company itself or through an independent distributor (like me).

The Premium Starter Kit is the Best Value!

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Quality is important – that’s why I chose Young Living. But you know what? Price is too. And of all the essential oil companies out there, I found that Young Living is HANDS-DOWN the best and more affordable starter kit.

You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in one of two ways: as a Wholesale Member (best option) or Retail Customer. I recommend buying Young Living essential oils by joining as a wholesale member. Why?

It’s the best deal. You’ll get to choose a starter kit at nearly half off retail prices AND you’ll get wholesale membership. Think of it like Costco, but better because there is no membership fee! You’ll get 24% off retail prices for all future purchases. There are NO monthly minimums or fees.

And when you sign up with me, you’ll get personal support – by phone, email, text and through my members-only Facebook group – and a FREE BONUS GIFT from me.

Order Your Premium Starter Kit Now

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When you order your own premium starter kit, you are entitled to wholesale pricing on all Young Living products, this is 24% off of the retail prices. Most people start with the Premium Starter Kit. It is our most popular starter kit and is worth at retail over $300 but as a starter kit it is only $160 and includes:

  • Diffuser options to pick: DewDrop (FREE), Home (FREE), Rainstone (my favorite for a bedroom – small upgrade) or Aria Diffusers (a seriously beautiful spa experience at home! – upgrade)
  • 10 5ml bottles of our exclusive essential oil blends and single oils: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Copaiba, Thieves, PanAway, R.C., Purification, DiGize
  • A 2016 Product Guide
  • Bonus 5ml bottle of Stress Away
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment (you can put this roller ball on any of our 5ml or 15ml bottles and they last forever!)
  • 2 packets of Ningxia Red
  • 10 Mini dram bottles for samples
  • 10 Sample packets of oil (including a sample of Peace & Calming!)
  • 10 product usage cards with a place to attach a sample

Order Your Premium Starter Kit Now

BONUS Gifts for You!

Anyone who enrolls with a Premium Starter Kit will get these gifts for FREE:

  • DIY recipes for every occasion – beauty to winter wellness
  • Mini spray bottle to make your own Thieves hand spray or Peppermint breath spray
  • Roller ball bottle to make your own perfume roll-on or immune booster roll-on
  • DIY lip balm
  • Reference materials to help you use your oils

BONUS: If you also enroll in Essential Rewards with an enrolling order of $200 PV or more, then you will also receive a 350-page essential oils reference book ($25 value) for FREE. Not sure how to do this? Just email me at stacey@whenlifegivesyouoils.com and I’ll show you how. You must email me to claim this bonus prize.

*These gifts are only eligible for US residents. If you are outside of the US and order the premium kit you will get a $25 Amazon gift card emailed to you.

Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member

  1. Getting to the right place – Click over to the sign-up page.
  2. Signing up – Select “Sign Up As: Young Living Wholesale Member”
  3. Enroller and Sponsor – The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should already be auto-populated for you. (If for some reason it is not, enter 1962047 in both boxes)
  4. Personal Information – 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.)
  5. Username, Password and Pin – Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.
  6. Select your Premium Starter Kit. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like (and you know I think the Premium Kit is the way to go!). You also get to pick which diffuser you would like with your kit. You must sign up with one of these kits to become a Wholesale Member. You can also purchase other items at this time if you wish. Young Living does not have any contracts, monthly minimum purchases, or annual fees. Nothing like that. It truly is risk free to add these amazing oils to your life.
  7. Set up your *optional* Essential Rewards Program. As a Young Living wholesale member, you also have the option to join our frequent buyer’s club called Essential Rewards. I find it is best to chip away and make these simple swaps each month on Essential Rewards. Why? Because the ER club allows me to accumulate reward points that I can redeem for free products! I also get a cheaper flat rate on shipping when I order via Essential Rewards.
  8. Agree to Terms & Conditions.
  9. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. Click the Activate and Confirm button, I have had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out. We wouldn’t want that to happen because then you would not get your oils!

That’s it! Welcome to the amazingly healthy, addictive world of essential oils!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why should I become a Young Living Wholesale Member?

Signing up as a wholesale member puts you under no obligation to distribute the oils.  It simply means that you get to enjoy the benefits of a discounted wholesale membership and save 24% on everything you order, forever. Young Living does not have any monthly minimum purchase requirements, contracts, or annual fees. It truly is risk free. They stand by their product and let it do the talking.

2. Is there a monthly order minimum?

No. You do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member. Once you order your premium starter kit, you are free to just order more oils as the need arises… or not. That is the best part. You are never required to order anything, ever. However, as a wholesale member you will always pay 24% less than retail on everything you order.

3. I don’t really want to sell essential oils. Do I have to sell Young Living products to be a Wholesale Member?

Of course not. Since there is no monthly order requirement you can simply just order whenever you and your family need it. There is no requirement to have a business.

4. What do I need to do to get started?

To begin as a Wholesale Member, you start by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit.  Just choose a diffuser option, and then you’re set. This is the same kit I purchased to get started on my essential oil journey.

5. What is Essential Rewards?

Essential Rewards (ER) is an optional loyalty program. When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points (10-20% on your qualifying order) for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. You can join the ER program later – but believe me, this is great to join from the get-go. Young Living has oils for hormone support like Progessence Plus for women and Shutran for men, supplements like NingXia Red and Master Formula (multivitamins), beauty products (like the ART skin care line), and even toothpaste (trust me, Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash will change your life).

Order Your Premium Starter Kit TODAY

Benefits of Joining with Me

Community – Be part of a like-minded community to share testimonials, participate in giveaways, and build lifelong friendships with others. When you join, you’ll be a part of this members-only community.

Support – You will get amazing support from both me and my essential oils leadership team – including calls, Skype or Facetime, text, email, or in-person. We connect with you how you want to communicate. And we have leaders all over the US and the world to help you no matter where you live.

Education – No matter what your experience is with essential oils, we’re here to help. We have educational calls and video chats, reference materials, a lively online community, videos and much more. Our mission is to help you learn how to use your essential oils for vibrant wellness.

Training – It is completely optional to pursue Young Living as a business, and if it’s something you do decide to do we have all the resources and training you need for a thriving essential oils business. Training includes extensive educational materials, weekly calls and video chats, online leadership communities, leader challenges, giveaways and much more! We can help you to host your own class – everything from printed materials to class scripts. Email me at stacey@whenlifegivesyouoils.com if you’re interested in pursing the business right away.

Make sure to contact me once you get started so I can make sure to add you to my member’s only Facebook group and other support resources!

How to get 11 gifts for under $15 AND a free diffuser!

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I love making DIY gifts with essential oils for the holidays!  Handmade gifts at the holidays are a great way to save money and give thoughtful gifts.  That being said, November and December can be busy and stressful and it’s easy for time to get away from us.   A great way to save time AND money on holiday gifts is to ‘Split A Kit’!

How To Split A Kit

Buy a Premium Starter Kit (which saves you 50% of off the retail price) and give ONE essential oil to each member of your family or your friends.   You can even add a little something to make it extra personal or a few DIY ingredients with recipes to make some of their own bath and body goodies.

  • Lavender– give it to your favorite person in need of good sleep and relaxation. Add a sleep mask and a ½ pint mason jar filled with Epsom salts with a note to add 8 drops of their Lavender essential oil to their Epsom salts for relaxation bath salts.
  • Peppermint– add a package of gourmet hot cocoa with a note to add a drop of peppermint for the perfect steaming cup of minty hot chocolate.
  • Lemon – include a glass water bottle for enjoying essential oil infused water
  • Frankincense – perfect for the meditation or yoga enthusiast in your life, include a yoga block or yoga socks.
  • Thieves – give to your favorite teacher, perfect for keeping immune system boosted!
  • Purification – perfect for the dog lover in your life, include a holiday themed dog collar.
  • DiGize – know a foodie? Maybe they over indulge on occasion – give them the gift of good digestion with DiGize.  Include some empty veggie capsules for easy consumption.
  • Copaiba – gift to your favorite tea drinker. A drop of Copaiba in your tea makes every cup the perfect wellness drink.
  • R C – a drop of RC on the throat and chest makes for a comforting end to the day, throw in a pair of fuzzy socks for the ultimate end of day coziness.
  • Panaway – for the athlete, the cubicle dweller, or anyone with joints and muscles. Include a mini bottle of your favorite carrier oil, like Almond oil, and a note to combine a few drops of Panaway with a few drops of carrier oil and massage into neck and shoulders.
  • StressAway – pop the aromaglide roller fitment from the kit on this bottle and give it to your most stressed out friend, with a note to roll it over wrists and neck.

That’s 11 gifts for only $160, only $14.50 per gift!  You can add the extra items, or not, or add different items specific to the recipients – use your imagination!

But wait, what are you going to do with the diffuser?  Gift it to someone who needs it, or keep it for yourself, no need to play favorites😉

I hope that you can see this is a great way to give unique, useful and thoughtful gifts that are truly natural and support your friend and family’s wellness!

You can grab a Premium Starter Kit to split right here:  Young Living Premium Starter Kit

Top 10 MUST HAVE Essential Oil Accessories

Top 10 MUST HAVE Essential Oil AccessoriesWhen you are start using essential oils, there are some tools that will make your oily journey much more enjoyable!  These are the perfect accessories to make sure you get the most out of your essential oils.

1) Reference Books – a good reference book is an invaluable tool when getting started with essential oils!  You’ll want something you can refer to regarding usages, application and dilutions.  There are many sources for great reference materials.  You’ll find good essential oil reference books available at Amazon, Abundant Health, and Life Science Publishing.  A good reference book will help you maximize your essential oils and understand all the possible ways you can use them to support your wellness!

2) Diffusers – If you’re already using essential oils, you probably have a diffuser. And if you have one diffuser, you probably already know that one is never enough!  When I started with Young Living essential oils and received my first diffuser, I would move it all over the house throughout the day depending where I was, with it ending up in the bedroom in the evening.  I finally got tired of moving the diffuser and invested in a couple more diffusers so that I have dedicated bedroom diffusers for all of us.

The Young Living diffusers are awesome and there is a wide variety of styles to choose from.  There are also some great lower cost options available.  I like this one and this one for the bedrooms.

3) Travel Case – once you start using your essential oils, you are going to want to take them with you, EVERYWHERE! There are several options for travel cases, some are small and perfect for carrying a little bit of your favorite oils on a regular basis.  There are also larger ones that are great for travel if you’re leaving home for a few days.  In all honesty, I usually carry a travel case that fits 10 full size bottles in my purse, I enjoy knowing I’ve got my oils if I, or anyone I am with, needs them!

4) Storage location – I still struggle with this one, but it’s important to have an easily accessible place to store your oils. If you keep them in a box, in a kitchen cabinet, under the Tupperware – you’re never going to use them – and you are going to miss out on all their benefits!  Right now I store mine on a large plate on the kitchen counter, so they are right there whenever I need them.  As my collection grows I know I need to upgrade to some sort of rack or shelf system soon.  There are some great nail polish racks (like this one or this one) that will work well for your essential oils.  This storage box is also a beautiful option and nice enough to leave out on the counter top.

5) Carrier oils – You are going to want a variety of carrier oils to dilute your oils and make DIY products. These are some of my favorite carrier oils:

  • Argan Oil – I use this in my facial moisturizing serum
  • Coconut Oil – this is the base for most of my ‘balms’, like Aftershave Balm and Diaper Balm
  • Sweet Almond Oil – I use this one when making roll-ons, which really make your oils go further and are a great way to take your oils on the go. I have a “Happy” roll-on which is 5 drops each of Joy, White Angelica, and Valor topped off with Sweet Almond oil in a 5ml roller bottle – and it goes everywhere with me!
  • Shea Butter – not necessarily what I would consider a carrier oil, but a great ingredient for your DIY beauty products. I like it in rich lotions like my Lavender & Frankincense Body Lotion
  • Beeswax – again, not a typical carrier oil, but a great ingredient for lip balms and body balms. Beeswax is perfect for firming up recipes that use primarily coconut oil, since coconut oil is liquid around 76 degrees.

6) Pipettes – I use pipettes primarily when making DIY products. They are perfect for transferring the right amount of oils or carrier oils into small containers.  You can also use glass pipettes if you prefer.

7) Glass roller bottlesglass roller bottles are perfect for making your own blends and diluting your oils to stretch them further. They are also a great way to share your oils, since you can make a relatively diluted roll on  that will still pack a punch and provide the intended benefit.  Diluting your oils with a carrier oil in a roller bottle does not necessarily dilute the effectiveness of the oil, it just allows it to be spread over a larger area more easily.

8) Glass spray bottles – I like to have 4 oz glass spray bottles on hand to make room sprays, “nuisance-free” outdoor sprays, etc. These mini 4ml glass spray bottles are perfect for making breath sprays or mini hand sanitizers too!

9) Jars and containers – glass jars and containers are perfect for making your own bath salts, body lotion, diaper balm, aftershave balm, vapor rub, etc – they are pretty much a must have if you plan on making some of your own skin care products.  I like these glass jars for balms, and these for bath salts.

10) Vegetable capsules – I love vegetable capsules for taking oils internally. To be clear, I would only every take Young Living essential oils internally as they are 100% pure and the only brand of essential oils that I trust.  That being said, when I want to take Peppermint internally to support my digestive system, a vegetable capsule is the easiest way to do that.  Just a few drops in a capsule, swallowed down with some water and everything is good!  I also like veggie caps for taking Grapefruit and DiGize internally.

Do you have a favorite oily accessory that I missed?  What are your must have essential oil accessories?

*** Learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and how to become a wholesale member (which means you can get your oils and other natural products at 24% off retail!).  When you become a wholesale member through me, I send you a FREE sign-up gift with great reference materials and other oily goodies!  Click HERE

The Most Amazing Sugar-Free, Dairy-free Hot Cocoa Recipe

Peppermint Hot CocoaHave you heard about the Wahl’s Protocol? It is both a book and diet approach created by Dr. Terry Wahl’s, who used paleo principles and functional medicine to begin healing her auto-immune disease. The book is a great read and it is amazing to witness the reversal of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms experienced by Dr. Wahl’s through a stringent change in diet.

I recently read this book and was truly shocked by the significant improvement in quality of life due to diet.  I do not have an auto-immune disease, but I do enjoy treating my body well and living as vibrantly healthy as possible.  My husband and I strictly followed the Wahl’s Protocol diet for about a month. It made me feel AMAZING!!!  While following this protocol I have a ton of energy and clarity, good-bye brain fog!  I also found that my mood in general was really positive when eating so squeaky clean.

The amount of menu planning and food prep required is one of the challenges of this protocol because you are eating all real foods; a LOT of veggies, grass-fed meats, and fermented foods – and trying to maintain some general ratios of certain types of veggies, etc.  Although I love to cook and enjoy preparing real food, sometimes it is nice to take a break from the extensive menu planning. So we do not strictly adhere to this protocol on a regular basis (although if we were trying to heal an auto-immune disease, regular adherence would be critical). We now pick and choose some of the Wahl’s protocol recipes and principles to incorporate regularly, while maintaining our primal/paleo way of eating.

We continue to include fermented foods in our diet on a regular basis to help maintain a healthy gut. We also have kept many of the recommended bone broth soups in the meal plan rotation because bone broth is another healing food.

Some of my favorite recipes we continue to use are the after dinner snacks, especially the Wahl’s Protocol Hot Cocoa recipe! It is sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free deliciousness that is the perfect ‘sweet’ treat after dinner. Even though there is no sweetener of any kind in it, the cinnamon makes it feel like a luxurious, sweet dessert drink. The Wahl’s version does not include Peppermint essential oil*, but of course I had to spike it with some essential oils! And Peppermint is perfect for a minty chocolate treat.
* I only use therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living and they are the only oils I recommend ingesting. You can learn more about them HERE.

Hot Cocoa for Two

Ingredients:
1 can of coconut milk (I use a brand with BPA-free cans)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 drops Young Living Peppermint essential oil**

Blend all ingredients together, heat in a pan on stove top, pour into two mugs – enjoy!

** Learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and how to become a wholesale member (which means you can get your oils and other natural products at 24% off retail!).  When you become a wholesale member through me, I send you a FREE sign-up gift with great reference materials and other oily goodies!  Click HERE

Thieves Household Cleaner – Non-toxic & Headache-free Cleaning!

Thieves Household CleanerDo you ever feel like you are going to pass out from cleaning your bathroom?  Not necessarily because you haven’t cleaned the bathroom in a really long time (that would never happen), but simply because you are holding your breath to avoid breathing toxic chemical cleaner fumes?  Even while running the bathroom fan and holding my breath as much as possible –commercial chemical cleaners are sure to leave me with a headache.

This is one of the reasons I’ve recently turned to Thieves Household Cleaner. Thieves Household Cleaner is a natural and healthy concentrated product that can replace a variety of the chemical-laden cleaners in your home.  Thieves Household Cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant-based cleaner containing Thieves essential oil blend plus additional therapeutic-grade lemon oil for extra cleaning power.  It is concentrated so a small bottle will go a long way.  It also can be used to replace a variety of your household cleaners, saving you money and storage space!

These are my top 3 Thieves Household Cleaner recipes:

All-Purpose Cleaner – I use this for counter tops, kitchen appliances, refrigerator, bathroom sink, kitchen table, etc.

  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 16 oz water

Mix together in a spray bottle

Glass Cleaner – perfect for mirrors and glass sliding doors

  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 24 oz water
  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Mix together in a glass spray bottle

Tub and Tile Scrub – I use this when the bathtub starts to go that dingy gray color

  • ¼ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp water

Mix together Thieves cleaner, baking soda and Lemon – add water until a paste forms.  Slather this on all grout, tile, tubs that are less than sparkly.  I let it sit for a few minutes and then scrubbed down with a sponge.  The difference was amazing!

Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner

*** Learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and how to become a wholesale member (which means you can get your oils and other natural products at 24% off retail!).  When you become a wholesale member through me, I send you a FREE sign-up gift with great reference materials and other oily goodies!  Click HERE

All Natural Homemade Facial Toner – with apple cider vinegar

facial tonerApple cider vinegar – specifically the raw, organic, unfiltered kind – is an amazing natural remedy. People have been using it to reap many health and beauty benefits, by either ingesting or applying topically on the skin. Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial and also has anti-inflammatory properties (one reason it’s great for overall health!).

I’ve recently begun to use it, combined with filtered water and essential oils, as an all natural facial toner – and I am loving the results!

Most commercial skin toner contains alcohol, salicylic acid, perfumes, artificial colors, and other additives. I prefer to use simple products, made with a handful of ingredients that I can pronounce and know what they are without referencing a chemistry book glossary.

Homemade apple cider vinegar toner is also a lot more affordable than your typical store-bought brands. A 32-oz bottle of Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar runs about $5 at the grocery store – that will make a lot of skin toner!  Plus, it is an item in your pantry that can be used for many applications – salad dressings, ease digestion issues, use in homemade bone broths, etc.

Apple cider vinegar, although acidic, helps to regulate the pH balance of the skin. It’s an excellent toner for all skin types. For acne-prone or oily skin, it helps calm breakouts and reduces redness. For dry or normal skin, it exfoliates and reduces wrinkles.

I also add therapeutic grade essential oils* to my facial toner. Lavender essential oil is wonderful for the skin, it is very soothing and the scent helps overcome the vinegary-ness of the apple cider vinegar. I also add Geranium essential oil, well-known for supporting healthy skin and circulation – it’s great for maintaining good blood flow under the skin to keep skin healthy and glowing.

All Natural Facial Toner

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 part Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2/3 part filtered water
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Geranium essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a 2 oz glass bottle, apply with a cotton ball morning and night.
If you have very oily or acne-prone skin, you can increase the ratio to 1/2 part vinegar to 1/2 part water.

*Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale, 24% off retail, and get a free sign-up gift.

Homemade Facial Toner

Top 10 Uses for Coconut Oil

coconut oilCoconut oil is a staple in my house.  Coconut oil has many proven health and beauty benefits.  I use it for everything from skin care to cooking – so we use A LOT.

Here are my top 10 ways to use coconut oil, and a chance to get a FREE jar of coconut oil from Thrive Market!

TOP 10 USES FOR COCONUT OIL

  1. Cooking: Coconut oil has a high-smoke point and is great for baking, frying or as a dairy-free butter replacement
  2. Make-up remover: Keep a little jar in your bathroom and use to quickly wipe away eye make-up
  3. Lotion: A perfect basic lotion, I like to add essential oils to mine – like this Joy Body Balm
  4. Diaper Balm: A soothing, non-toxic option for your baby’s bottom – increase the soothing factor by adding a little Lavender essential oil
  5. Lip Balm: Rub it on straight for a soothing natural chap stick – or kick it up a notch by adding some essential oils to your homemade lip balm
  6. Oil Pulling: Support oral health with a daily oil pulling practice – make refreshing oil pulling chews by adding some peppermint oil to your coconut oil
  7. After Shave: Coconut oil is soothing to freshly shaven skin – use it plain or add skin supporting essential oils and make your own After Shave Balm
  8. Metabolism Booster: Coconut oils high Lauric acid and Medium Chain Fatty Acids can help boost metabolism
  9. First Aid Ointment – Dab some coconut oil on scrapes, cuts, and scratches to speed up healing time
  10. Dry Skin – Rub into dry, flaky elbows or cracked heals to soothe and moisturize

So many uses for coconut oil! How would you like to get a free jar of coconut oil?? Thrive Market, essentially the Amazon Prime of healthy foods and wellness products, is offering all new members a FREE full-size jar of Nutiva Coconut Oil (only available until June 24th), along with several samples of favorite products (valued at $25). Just click over to Thrive Market, enroll in the free trial and search Nutiva Coconut Oil to find the free sample box!

Want to make all natural skin care products using coconut oil and essential oils?  Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale, (24% off retail!), and get a free sign-up gift.