How to Get Started with Young Living Essential Oils

Getting Started

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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 – 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 Young Living 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!

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. I got to visit the Young Living farm in Mona, Utah and see the whole distillation process, from harvest to essential oil production.  The standards and purity are unmatched, and no other company is inviting people to come and observe how they produce their essential oils.  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!  I got to go this past winter and it was an incredible experience to witness the entire process and truly KNOW that these oils are the real deal!

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 through an independent distributor.

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 most affordable starter kit.  

Your Premium Starter Kit includes:

  • Diffuser options to pick: Desert Mist (FREE and my favorite!), Dewdrop (FREE), Rainstone (longest continuous run time at 8hrs – small upgrade) or Aria Diffusers (a seriously beautiful spa experience at home! – upgrade)
  • 11 bottles of essential oils:
    • Lavender
    • Lemon
    • Peppermint
    • Frankincense
    • Copaiba
    • Thieves
    • Citrus Fresh
    • Raven
    • Panaway
    • DiGize
    • Stressaway
  • A 2018 Product Guide
  • 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 bottles for samples and travel
  • Sample packet of all natural Thieves Household Cleaner

It’s the best deal because you also get:

  • Wholesale Membership: 24% off retail prices for all future purchases
  • Referral number: if you ever refer anyone to get their own starter kit, Young Living will send you a Thank You check.
  • Access to our thriving online community for oily support and classes

And when you order through 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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BONUS Gift for You!

Anyone who orders a Premium Starter Kit will get a Welcome Kit for FREE!  Your Welcome Kit is packed with oily reference materials to give you a jump start on using your oils, as well as tools and tips to get you started making some of your own DIY creations – as well as some of my favorite diffuser and rollerball blend recipes!

BONUS: If you also enroll in Young Living’s rewards program, Essential Rewards,(which is incredible and gives you so much free stuff from Young Living!) at the same time you order your starter kit, 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.

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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 (10-25% 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).

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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!

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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

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.

The Best ‘Paleo’ Dessert Ever – with Lemon Essential Oil!

lemon blueberry coconut barkYou don’t have to give up dessert just because you are committed to eating real foods.  Sometimes you just want a little treat, and that’s ok (really, it is).  I think I’ve found my ultimate guilt-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free dessert.

Bonus, this dessert is not only delicious — it’s actually good for you.

Blueberries – contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions. These little powerhouses provide tasty ways of staying healthy.  Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, not only give blueberries their blue color and help improve heart health, but they may also help attack cancer-causing free radicals and possibly even block tumor cells from forming, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which focused on the effects of blueberries on prostate cancer.

Lemon Essential Oil – contains d-limonene, an antioxidant that has been linked to healthy immune system function.

Lemon Blueberry Coconut Bark

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups Coconut Cream Concentrate
  2. Frozen Blueberries
  3. 12 drops Lemon Essential Oil*

* I only use therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living, you can get them here

Directions:

  • Warm coconut cream just until it has a creamy consistency.  I place the jar of coconut cream in a small saucepan of hot water, if you have a warm kitchen – that may not even be necessary
  • When creamy, remove from heat and add Lemon essential oil
  • Spread the coconut cream out on a piece of parchment paper or silpat, to 1/4-1/2 inch thick (if it got too warm and runny, let it cool a bit before spreading out)
  • Generously sprinkle with frozen blueberries and wait 8-10 minutes. You can pop it in the fridge/freezer to harden faster
  • The frozen blueberries help harden the coconut cream, break apart into bite size pieces and enjoy!

Any leftover bark (haha) should be stored in the refrigerator, especially if you are in a warm climate or season. This is a great light, summery treat.  If you are looking for something with a little chocolate to it – there’s always these amazing double chocolate peppermint brownie bites.

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

25 Ways to Use One Drop of Essential Oil – Easier than DIY!

25 ways to use one drop of essential oilMaking my own skin care products and health remedies with essential oils is something I really love to do.  Sometimes, though, I don’t want to make anything – I just want the benefits of my essential oils!  These are the times I’m reminded of how powerful essential oils can be, and that just a drop is all you need.  When you want to leave behind the DIY projects with the coconut oil, beeswax, melting pots, veggie capsules, etc – here are some terrific ways to experience the benefits of essential oils with just one drop*!

*I will only use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living, you can learn more about Young Living oils and how to get them at wholesale prices HERE

Lavender Essential Oil

  • One drop on the bottom of your feet before bed to support good sleep
  • Rub one drop into your cupped palms and inhale deeply for a calming effect
  • Support your respiratory system by rubbing one or two drops into the back of your neck

Citrus Essential Oils

  • A drop of Lemon in your water to help cleanse the body
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh in the wash machine to freshen up your laundry
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh on a rag to clean up scuff marks from the floor
  • A drop of Grapefruit in your water to help suppress the appetite

Joy Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Joy rubbed over your heart to improve your mood
  • A drop of Joy rubbed into wrists as perfume

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Essential Oil

  • A drop of Tea Tree on a blemish will clear it up quickly
  • A drop of Tea Tree on a cold sore
  • A drop of Tea Tree rubbed into feet to maintain healthy skin

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Thieves in your hot tea to support your immune system
  • A drop of Thieves rubbed into the bottom of feet to boost immunity

Purification Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Purification on a cotton ball put in the bottom of the trash bin to neutralize odors
  • A drop of Purification rubbed on a bug bite to stop the itch

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed on the back of neck to help cool down on a hot day
  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed across the stomach to support proper digestion

Frankincense Essential Oil

  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into the chest to support the respiratory system 
  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into cupped palms and inhaled to relieve stress, can also improve meditation 

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of PanAway rubbed into joints to support healthy joint and muscles 
  • A drop of PanAway rubbed over muscles after a big workout

StressAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into cupped hands and inhaled to calm the mind
  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into wrists as perfume

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

  • A drop of Eucalyptus Radiata in the corners of your shower to create a respiratory system supporting, spa-like shower

Learn More About Essential Oils

  1. Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale prices (24% off retail), and get a free sign-up gift!
  2. Learn about even more uses for the 10 most popular Young Living essential oils.

All Natural DIY Aftershave Balm

all natural aftershave balmSoothe your freshly shaven skin with this cooling all natural aftershave balm.  This aftershave balm has a hint of a woodsy scent, so it is perfect for the guy in your life.  That being said, there is something about that outdoorsy scent that I find really appealing, so I have been known to borrow the jar of aftershave I made for my husband and use it myself!

My husband uses this on both his face and scalp to soothe and moisturize post-shave.

All Natural DIY Aftershave Balm

  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil*
  • 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil*
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil*
  • 15 drops Valor essential oil blend*
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

*I buy therapeutic grade essential oils HERE

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil in a double boiler
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils
  3. Pour into a glass jar
  4. Apply to freshly shaven skin to soothe and cool

That’s it!  Super simple, all natural, no hard to pronounce ingredients – Enjoy!

Learn more about getting started with essential oils HERE

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Bites – gluten free

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Bites
Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Bites

These minty chocolate brownie bites are not only delicious, they are gluten free!  They are practically good for you.  The combination of rich chocolate with the zest of Young Living Peppermint Oil is irresistible.  And the mini muffin size makes them the perfect two-bite treat (unless you have a dozen of them, but who would do that?).

I’ve been eating grain free for several years now and this gluten free chocolate cake recipe has been my go to for some time.  This version is a bit more decadent with the addition of chocolate chips – because double chocolate is better than not double chocolate.  The addition of therapeutic grade Young Living Peppermint essential oil will also satisfy any ‘mint chip’ lovers you may know.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (could substitute melted coconut oil for dairy-free version)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 8 drops Young Living Peppermint Oil
  • 3/4 cup Enjoy Life brand mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda – set aside
  2. In a large bowl blend together eggs, butter/coconut oil, maple syrup, and Peppermint oil
  3. Blend dry ingredients into wet until combined
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease with butter/coconut oil, fill each 3/4 with batter
  6. Bake at 375 degrees until toothpick inserted comes out clean (10-15 minutes)
  7. Makes about 24 brownie bites

Enjoy!

Find out how to get started with Young Living essential oils HERE!