Young Living Essential Oils for Beginners
So I have been around essential oils most of my life thanks to my mother. I was always very skeptical when it came to oils because if you don’t get good “pure” oils you could very well be wasting your time (and money).
What am I talking about might you ask? The majority of oils you find in health food stores and coops, etc are not pure oils.
For effective therapeutic use it is important that only pure essential oils be used. This means natural plant essences which have been extracted by steam distillation, solvent extraction, expression, maceration or enfleurage.
Most oils will say “not safe for internal use” or “do not ingest” and those are NOT pure oils and can be harmful to you.
The majority of all essential oils can be taken internally meaning swallowed by themselves or mixed with something. Use your reference to determine the best route of absorption based on the oil using and your ailment.
Here is a little video that shows you how these oils are produced.
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible.
Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding nature’s pure essence.
Essential Oils Facts
- Essential oils do not contain fatty acids which we consider actual oils.
- Most essential oils are high in antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal properties
- Essential oils are miniscule in size making them easily absorbed through the skin
- Fragrance oils and Essential oils are NOT the same thing
- Essential oils are natural and so they cannot be patented
- One of the beneficial traits of essential oils medicinally and cosmetically is they enter and leave the body efficiently leaving behind NO toxins.
- Sixty thousand rose buds are required to produce 1 oz of rose oil
- There are over 300 essential oils in use today by practitioners but your household could fit all of it’s likely needs with just 10.
- The therapeutic life of an essential oil is about 2 years
- Essential oils should be stored in a dark brown glass bottle away from light, heat and dampness.
Ok, I’m stopping now because I could go on forever 😉
Now that you have a little background on essential oils lets get down to the fun and very intriguing way you can use these oils to benefit you in every day life.
This is one of my favorite visuals that I refer to often.
It helps to use these oils properly and putting them in the right place on your body to help speed your recovery. You can find many recipes and directions all over the internet that can help you with your certain ailment.
I highly recommend you getting this amazing book:
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health Beauty a Safe Home Environment
It’s so helpful on a daily basis and for specific ailments you might have. It also has a small section on using it on your pets.
I also just came across a new version of her’s if you have children I highly recommend this because a lot of oils you need to dilute significantly or just aren’t safe for children and this is amazing.
Here are a few downloads for you to start off with. These will help you use your starter oils properly.
These are great pdf downloads that you can access to help you use your starter kit more effectively.
Ok, you keep hearing me mention “starter kit”.
Young Living Oils offers a few different starter kits. In my opinion the Premium Starter Kit is the most cost effective and bang for your buck way to get into Young Living Oils.
Here is everything you get in your Premium Starter Kit:
This is such an amazing deal to get started. The kit is only $150 which includes a home diffuser that you can also use as a humidifier. The diffuser alone retails for $75. The oils can range in price on their own anywhere from $10 and up. This kit is such a great value with the 10+ oils you get in this kit. You want to sign up as a wholesale member then you can get 24% off all your future purchases and get wholesale pricing.
The only thing I ask is that when you sign up you enter in my Enroller ID and Sponsor ID
Jennifer Van Dessel Enroller/Sponsor ID 1952721