Learning a new language

Learning a new language
When you're new to using Young Living essential oils, start slow because these oils are far more potent and powerful than any other oils on the market!
We often think that more is better, but in this case, less is more.  

Act like you have bottles of liquid gold and put away that heavy hand.  

For example, if you read a diffuser recipe that calls for six drops of Peppermint oil,  start with three until you know how oils work with your unique body.  

In order to experience the mind expanding benefits of a essential oils, be sure to use them consistently.   Come up with daily routines (yes,  every single day!) for using your oils, and soon you'll see how much they support you.   Trust us, you can't make up the results you will see, and consistency is key.

Let’s talk some terminology…

Remember, like all things new, there's a learning curve here.  So be kind to your brain as it absorbs this new info.  It's very much like learning a new language!

HOT OILS
This means when you put the oil on your skin, it feels like it's hot and may give a burning or tingling sensation.  These oils are not literally “hot” but their reaction feels hot.  So how do you use hot oils?  You dilute them!    
Examples of hot oils:    cinnamon bark, clove, thyme, peppermint, oregano, lemongrass, and thieves.
 
PHOTOSENSITIVE
Keep out of the sun for 8 to 10 hours when using photosensitive oils on your sun-exposed skin, so you don't burn.  OR, as we say it, put the oils where the sun doesn't shine if you want to use them during the day.
Think of these essential oils like vampires, ideally kept in the shade and best used on your skin at night.   Apply them before bedtime and tomorrow you'll wake up refreshed and beautifully bright looking.
Examples of photosensitive oils:  lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, bergamot, tangerine, citrus fresh, stress away, peace and calming.

CARRIER OILS
 Here’s  a way to remember this one:  carrier oils will CARRY the essential oil in it, like a vehicle taking the celebrity for a ride.  Carrier oils are typically found in your kitchen, and Young Living makes their own, too, called V-6.  It is a wonderful blend of these carrier oils: fractionated coconut oil, sesame seed oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil.   
When we make ointments and creams, we typically use hard cold press coconut oil, shea butter, or coconut butter to carry the essential oils.
Examples of carrier oils:   olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil.  

DILUTING
Because essential oils are highly concentrated, blending them with a carrier oil helps to both dilute the essential oil and disperse it onto and into the skin.  This is super important for use with babies and little ones!

Newborn – 6 months:  1 drop essential oil to 1 Tbs carrier oil
6 months – 2 years:   Dilute 1:4
2 years – 6 years:   Dilute 1:3
6 years – 12 years:  Dilute 1:2
 
Young Living has a full line of ‘pre-diluted’ oils made for children.   They are in the KIDSCENTS line.   
You will soon discover making rollerballs of your favorite combinations make them portable and ready whether you have a bug bite, head tension, tummy aches, stress, etc.   

This is a new way of life, and you will soon wonder how you ever did life without these oils.
That is exactly how we feel.   
 

What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?
 

Love on your skin...

Love on your skin...
Essential oils can either be applied to the skin neat (without dilution) or diluted with a carrier oil.   Always be sure to choose a good quality, unrefined, organic carrier oil.  Just like with essential oils, carrier oil quality is so important since you're applying these on to your skin-- your largest organ.  Young Living has a wonderful carrier oil blend called V6.   
A carrier oil is fatty oil, that has large molecules so it slows absorption of the essential oil.
 
A carrier oil doesn’t make them “less strong,” 
anymore than wearing sunglasses makes solar rays less bright.
 
It filters the intensity and slows the absorption of the oil into the skin.  
The tiny essential oil molecule has to ping pong between large and small to get in.  
If your skin turns red, don’t panic. Just use a carrier like olive or coconut oil. I never know how my body will respond from one day to the next. It doesn’t mean the oil is making you sick, it just means it’s doing what it was designed to do—
go after stuff!
 
When we apply oils topically to our skin, they are quickly absorbed by our pores and hair follicles and move into the bloodstream.  From there, the party starts, and they’re dispersed throughout the various systems of our bodies to support our overall health.  

For example, let's say you're cooking dinner and suddenly you get too close to a hot pan.  You grab your lavender and apply it “neat” straight from the bottle to help soothe your skin.  Other oils may need to be diluted first.  Babies, young children, and elderly have more delicate skin and need to be diluted more.  The same holds true for essential oil newbies.   This is a new world for you in comparison to the chemicals you had been using, and your body is waking up with every drop!

Many people like to create roller bottles with their favorite recipes and add carrier oil so they are portable and ready to go whenever you are!   (trust me, you will soon go no where without a tool from your toolbox at hand)   
 
Ready to roll

Some of you are DIYers, and others wish that they would be the recipient of someone’s DIY/ craft night (that’s me)  
Either way, find what works for you.   Young Living has several beautiful ready to roll roll-ons waiting for you.   Valor, Breathe Again, StressAway, Thieves, Tranquil, Deep Relief, and Rutavala.  
 
Where do I put them?

Common areas to apply essential oils are the inside of your wrists, the back of your neck, knee pits 😊 or on your temples.  These are your pulse points where oils can absorb quickly and work the fastest.   

Another great place to apply oils is the bottom of your feet -- which have many nerve endings and over 4000 of the largest pores on your body.  
Applying oils here allows your body to easily disperse the oil throughout your system to wherever it is needed.  This is especially helpful when using oils on kids and babies.  

Other times, for physical issues, I tell people to put the oil as close as the location.  For example, apply DiGize in a clockwise motion on your tummy if it needs help settling down.   Apply PanAway to sore muscles.   Tea Tree can be dabbed undilute on to a pimple that just popped up overnight, when your body decided you're 14 again.
Start with a carrier, and you will see how your body responds.   You are going to love the results!   When you discover the results of peppermint on your knee pits on a hot sticky summer day, your view will never be the same.   

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Do you need to Diffuse the Situation?

Do you need to Diffuse the Situation?
“What's that beautiful smell?”   is something you'll soon get used to hearing because anytime someone comes over and you have your diffuser going,  they're bound to smell the beauty.  
We all want our house to smell great,  but what if on top of smelling great, we could feel great too?  
 
It's time to say bye bye bye to those toxic candles, plug-ins, scented room sprays, and chemical-filled incense sticks, and instead diffuse essential oils.  
 
Think of your diffuser as a wellness delivery system to dispute those tutti- frutti,  lovey- dovey, happy scents into the air and throughout your home.
 
Aromatic use of essential oils is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to use oils anytime, anywhere.   
You need not use a diffuser-- just open your bottle and inhale to enjoy and experience the benefits of essential oils immediately.   
You can even wear your oils in diffuser jewelry, so you can be your own diffuser, or apply them to your hair.  
 
Did you know that our sense of smell 
is 10,000 times stronger than any of our other senses?  

Other senses like touch and taste must travel through our body by neurons in our spinal cord before reaching the brain, but our olfactory response is immediate.  
Basically, our noses go straight to our brains, which is why breathing in oils can be so effective, and is how these liquid plants can affect our emotions.  

Have you ever gotten a flood of emotions when you walked by someone at Walmart who was wearing your grandma’s perfume?  The memories of your grandma are hooked to that scent.   Think back to your high school science class, and you'll remember that your limbic system controls your emotions, your mood, and your memory.  
This is why if you're trying to impact anything related to the brain (memory, mood, focus, sleep, stress) you'll want to use your oils aromatically.   We never underestimate the power of aromatic use of essential oils, since the oils we inhale can directly affect what our brain does to our entire body.  And that, is why it's always a good idea to “diffuse the situation”  
 
Just like oils, not all diffusers are created equal.  

When selecting a diffuser, you'll want to select one with high quality, high-density grade of BPA free plastic.  Otherwise, your oils can leach petrochemicals from your diffuser reservoir into the air, canceling out all the benefits of the perfectly created oils you're diffusing.  
How crazy would that be?
 
Young Living diffusers are made of polypropylene, which is the same type of polymer used in medical devices, and they've been thoroughly tested in our labs to ensure that nothing breaks down when in contact with the essential oils.   
Remember to only diffuse essential oils in a cold- air diffuser, since heating them can alter their chemistry and reduce the benefits.  
 
We love Young Living diffusers not only because they're beautiful, but also because their runtimes and light settings can be customized, they function as humidifiers, and they come with an excellent warranty.
 
 smelling not required 

Because the chemical components of essential oils produce a direct response on the body, nature takes the wheel so that even people without a sense of smell can still enjoy all the benefits of essential oils!
 
Do you love candles?   I did too...  
Click here to find out why I ditched them and found a cheaper, more effective option!

There is no such thing!

There is no such thing!
A truly pure essential oil, with nothing added or taken away,  just as nature intended,  is the safest and most beneficial to our bodies.  
Low-quality essential oils can be made from plants that were sprayed with pesticides or treated with chemical solvents to extract more oil from the plant.   
Many brands sell nature-identical oils that can be chemically identical but they are synthetically created or adulterated in some way. 

This is why a $3 lavender oil from the drugstore 
didn't give you the best night of sleep ever.
 
Essential oils are classified under the term “fragrance” by the FDA.  This means that a bottle that says “100% pure essential oil” on the outside could legally contain 0% plant matter on the inside...Buyer beware!
 
Some labels even claim that the oil inside is “certified pure.”  
Guess what!?  There is no such thing!
Clever marketers depend on the consumer’s ignorance.  If a certification is trademarked (™),  this just means that company just paid money to use that word; there is no actual certification for purity.  
You have been bamboozled!   
 
While on the topic of labels, have you ever noticed how our bottles do not have an expiration date?  
Wonder why?    
It's because truly pure essential oil will never expire.  When stored correctly, away from heat and sunlight, essential oils can last forever.  Pure essential oils like Myrrh have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs an have been tested and found to be potent and fresh.
 
Young Living has spent over 25 years building the most sophisticated in-house labs in the world for young testing essential oils.  Devices in these labs can detect heavy metals down to the part per billion (ppb) level. 
 
That's like singling out one drop of water in an Olympic sized swimming pool!  
 
Our labs go far beyond the essential oil industry standard and perform 20 different quality assessment tests, in triplicate, on each batch of oil to ensure it is pure an unadulterated, free of heavy metals, pesticides, and any harmful full ingredients like mold or bacteria.  
If the oil passes those 60 tests, it goes up to be bottled or blended.   
Then it's tested again, in triplicate. 

Yes, that's 3 times twice! 

That means that 120 tests are done on every batch of oil, and it takes 20 people over a week to test each batch!
 
If at any point, the batch fails any test, it is used for research purposes to find out why it failed, and then it is tossed.  Or, it gets used on our farm for cleaning purposes.  
It never gets resold to recoup lost money.  
No other company in the world goes to such great lengths to ensure the quality of their oils.
 
Young Living also works with 7 other external third-party labs who do additional forensic testing, not just labs of their own like many other companies.  We use some of the same labs that the FBI uses, so that we can say we are the world leader in essential oils, we're dead serious.  
The purity of every drop matters.   This is Young Living.   

Every detail matters... it is your health that is affected.  
 
What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?
 


Why you want to put your hands in the dirt

Why you want to put your hands in the dirt
Young Living has this incredible quality commitment called seed to seal.  
It's not a slogan it's a calling.

Seed where?  
To whom?  
Sealing what now?
What does this all mean?   

Seed to seal means that from the time the certified non-GMO seeds are chosen an hand-selected, to the time each essential oil bottle is sealed, every step of the process is painstakingly controlled 100% by Young Living.
Every. Single. Step.

The three pillars of Seed to Seal—Sourcing, Science, and Standards— ensure that the farming, harvesting, distillation, legal compliance, and quality testing of the essential oils produced by Young Living are all done without compromise.  
It also ensures that we care deeply for the earth, our farms, our plants, and the employees in communities that surround them.
Young Living has been bringing pure oils “from the soil to the oil” since 1993, a process that takes years to begin, and far more to perfect.

So why settle for anything less?

See for yourself...
Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world that is not a broker.  
Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world that owns or partners with each farm AND distills all oils on-site.  
This company has nothing to hide, truly zip.   
They are so open and transparent that their farms and distilleries around the world are open to the public where you, too, can see their commitment to qualify and sustainability with your very own eyes.  

Get to a farm. Stick your hands in the dirt.  It will change you forever.

I sure did me.   Every single time I open a bottle of Juniper, it take me right back to that first step on to the farm.   I wiped touched, I smelled, I tasted, I felt, I laughed, I wiped tears.   It is hard to put into words, and it all comes back with one inhalation.

You know how when you go to a healthy, open-kitchen restaurant and feel reassured as you watch your food getting prepared with the freshest ingredients?  
This is the same open-- door philosophy at Young Living.   
We encourage you to visit the farms, tour our distilleries, participate in a harvest,  meet the people,  feel the true passion for the purity and purpose.   
It is who we are.  

Ready for more?   
We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.   
 

What are you using to cut your grass?

What are you using to cut your grass?
 
Repeat after me, 
not all essential oils are created equal.
Let's discuss why Young Living.  

We love that essential oils are all the rage and are no longer considered weird hippie voodoo.  Countless brands of essential oils can now be found everywhere, from grocery stores to gas stations,  promising all kinds of things. 
The problem is, you don't actually know what's inside those bottles.  
They might be deluded, impure, or not even what they're claiming to be at all.

Price is what you pay but value is what you get.
Young Living essential oils may cost you more than those cheapie oils on the shelf at the store, so let's breakdown why this is and how they are an amazing value once you understand the difference.  
You aren't cheap.  
You deserve the best.
Put down that $3 bottle of lavender oil.
Today, many essential oil manufacturers make synthetic oils in a lab that can smell EXACTLY like the plant they claim to be from.  Your nose may not know the difference,  but your body does.  
Unfortunately, the essential oil industry is highly under-regulated, and there are many tricks of the trade used to mass produce inexpensive oils.  
Essential oils can be cut with synthetics, floral waters can be labeled as “essential oils,” oils can be extracted from plants using toxic solvents that leave chemical by-products in your oil,  and the list goes on.  These products will not help you have a healthier body, mind, or home:  instead they can be quite dangerous to your health.  
 
Purity is important, because if you purchase a product that isn’t, you won’t get the results you could get. 
Aside from the toxins and other chemicals you’ll likely encounter by using an inferior product

impure oils just don’t work.
 
That might lead you to think that essential oils don’t work. In reality, they do. 
You just happened to use something that didn’t have the ability to work.
 
It’s like trying to cut your front yard with a pair of scissors.   Crazy right?  
Most people have no idea that those scissors (the second-rate oils) are the wrong tool.   They do understand that lawn mowers are better than scissors for cutting grass, 
but they don’t understand that a higher quality oil is a better tool for anything related to your health and wellbeing.
  
Would you rather 
Eat a burger from McDonalds or an Angus burger I cook for you on my grill?
Would you rather drive a brand new Kia or a brand new Mercedes? 
Folgers or Starbucks?
Coach or First Class?
 
See.   We understand quality differentiation in every area of life. Essential oils are no different.
 
Ready for more?   
We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.   

A Great Place to Begin...


The Little Oilers Starter Kit is a member favorite! It comes with an adorable Feather the Owl diffuser and 5 oils from the KidScents line. The diffuser doubles as a sound machine and a nightlight— perfect for kiddos!  You will quickly fall in love the soft music, nature sounds, waves, and light changes on his belly.   

The most common ways to use oils with children are aromatically and topically. Aromatically just means diffusing or inhaling from your palms or the bottle. When diffusing around children, I always recommend starting with just 1-2 drops of each oil and increasing from there. 

Learning to use oils on children can sometimes be overwhelming, so never hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions—that’s what I’m here for! But I also wanted to share one of my favorite resources for using oils on the little ones—a book called Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. It has so many great tips and education for supporting your kiddos naturally! 
Using oils topically means to apply them directly onto the skin. It is important to properly dilute oils as needed when applying topically on babies and children. This is the dilution guide recommended by Young Living when applying oils topically to babies and children.

My favorite thing about our Little Oilers Kit is that all of the oils come pre-diluted. So, when you’re using the Little Oilers collection on children 2+ years old, you do not have to dilute further. Hello, easy button!
 
The first oil from your kit that I wanted to share about with you is SleepyIze. This oil is one of the most loved oils in the Little Oilers Kit because when supporting a little person’s body, one of the best things they can have is a good night's sleep.

This oil is a blend of some of the best calming and relaxing oils such as Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Sacred Frankincense. The oils in this blend are perfect for winding down before a nap or bedtime and can also help with restlessness or big emotions. And even though this is considered a “kid’s oil,” many adults love to diffuse this blend in their room at night while they sleep too. (you will soon discover that everyone in the family are sharing these!)
 
This is a great oil to diffuse at night and let your kiddos touch the talons to turn on Feather.   It will soon be a naptime/nighttime routine.  
 
 Owie was formulated specifically for all of the boo boos that comes along with childhood. Most parents like to keep this one in the diaper bag or backpack so it is always on hand for whenever an accident happens! To use this oil, just apply one drop to any minor skin irritation, bump, cut, or bug bite! 

GeneYus oil is also known as “focus in a bottle”! This oil is a game changer for anyone that has trouble focusing on or completing a task! My favorite way to apply this oil is to place one drop on the back of the neck (over the brain stem) before heading to school. You can also apply on the wrists when you really need to concentrate or diffuse when doing homework!
 
SniffleEase is a blend of oils that supports healthy breathing, including Eucalyptus, Marjoram, and Peppermint. This oil is great for keeping little lungs healthy and easing the sniffles as the seasons change. I would recommend taking one of the roller tops that comes in your kit and adding it to this oil for easier application. The easiest way to apply this one is to roll on the chest, back, under the nose, or feet of your little!

TummyGize is also another member favorite for children and adults. It is perfect for keeping those grumbles away and settling even the tiniest of tummies. Pop one of the roller tops on this bottle and roll around the belly button when needed!
 
YOUNG LIVING MEMBER BENEFITS
Something to consider...
There are some amazing benefits beyond your 24% wholesale discount that come with the Little Oilers Kit. You gain access to education and our growing community.  
 
Young Living also has an amazing subscription called Essential Rewards. Through Essential Rewards (or "ER", as I call it) you can create a monthly Wellness Box for yourself & mix n match products every month based on your household needs. It's a HUGE savings on the wellness & clean living products that you need and your monthly wellness subscription box gives you 10%-25% back in YL Cash.
 
Ready to get started?    click here   Then look for "other premium kits"  
You will soon find this is one of the best decisions you ever made for your littles, and you :)