In February 2017, I made, at the time in my mind, a simple choice to purchase a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils. I never realized that one choice would change EVERYTHING in my life. Literally.
How It Began
After falling down a deep rabbit hole of shifting to a more organic/natural lifestyle, I began researching the affects our environment plays into our health. I became pregnant with our first child, and the list I was given to avoid sent me on a quest to do better for myself, and for my child from the time he was being developed inside of me.
Essential oils kept presenting themselves in my research because they were cited as a great replacement for many support supplements and as ingredients in DIY personal care and home products. I tried oils from a couple unnamed companies and they left much to be desired. I basically noticed no difference in how they made me feel or ability to support certain needs.
A fellow blogger I had been following happened to start mentioning Young Living, and their seed to seal guarantee, which offered enough incentive for me to try again.
The end. No, but really, I was AMAZED! Young Living’s oils are the golden standard. Set apart because they work.
How Do We Use Them
It was like Christmas the day it arrived, and I quickly dove into it. Stress Away made me an initial believer.
Over time, we’ve built up our routines between the oils themselves, and the super oil infused supplements Young Living offers.
First, we fill our diffuser with whatever blend I create to jumpstart our moods and bodies. Oils work because their molecules are so small that they can penetrate cell walls and help them function at a higher level. The size of an essential oil molecule also allows their travel through the blood-brain barrier, which can penetrate the limbic system known to control emotions, hormones, and other body system functions.
Basically, just by inhaling and smelling the oils, we can experience great benefit.
Favorite Morning Blend:
3-4 drops Orange – mood booster
3-4 drops Thieves – immune supporter
3-4 drops Stress Away – emotion grounder
Second, before we leave the house I rub us down with oils to help support whatever is going on. For the kids, I rub oils down their spines and their feet. Typically, Thieves is part of this rubdown because it helps their bodies thrive. Especially, when we are out amongst the people.
For myself, I use Progessence Plus on my inner thighs to promote happy hormones and a sane mind. In my DIY perfume, I git the benefits of several oils including Valor > let’s just say this same oil blend helped me thru labor with our baby girl > get yo’ self some!
(I take a handful of supplements that help sustain me > I’ll do a separate post on those.)
Warm baths with oil infused products like bath wash, and hair stuff is a must. The kids have a lavender all in one from Young Living we love to use. (It’s TEAR FREE!)
After bath time, it’s rubdowns for ALL! I change up the combos, but it’s a rotation of:
- gentle baby
- peace & calming
>>> YAS,LORD, YAS! When we incorporated oils into Banks nighttime routine, it was a game changer and one we don’t skip. My favorite place for oils on the babies are their feet.
Adam and I use a combo roller bottle I dubbed ” Super Duper Sleep Potion”, which we rub on the bottoms of our feet when we hop in to bed.
Once I wash my face, I drop 1-2 drops of frankincense on my hand and rub all over my face. Quick and easy face “serum” to help with the appearance of my skin, smoothness is my goal. Low maintenance beauty is my friend!
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help with the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging >> YEP! Sounds good to me 🙂
When I’m feeling fancy, I use this recipe below.
My hormones need help through the night too. So,I also drop 1-2 drops of Progessence Plus on my forearms, so I don’t suffer with body heat waves that leave me in a puddle, NOT TONIGHT!
I also use approx 20 drops of lavender, a splash of witch hazel, and water in an 8 ounce spray bottle to spray over our bedding to help freshen our bedding, and help us rest better.
I also use this spray to give life to clothes in between washing, we don’t want no stinky bums 😉 and you can use this same spray to spray down used towels to keep them from getting yuck, which helps tame the laundry monster.
Daily Round Up
These are just some of the daily ways we use oils without fail. If we are under the weather, we incorporate oil rub downs and things more frequently throughout the day.
We make oil capsules with veggie capsules. Basically, add oils for different support in a capsule and swallow like any other pill. This is actually one of my favorite ways to use the oils!
Favorite Oils for Different Support
Digize and/or Peppermint – All things tummy issues
Lavender and Peppermint – Head tension
Copaiba – Teething
Stress Away – Calming, Mood booster
Vetiver – Focus
Peace & Calming – Rest
Endoflex – tantrum tamer, hormone balancer
Owie Blend – Booboo support
Thieves – Immune booster
Lemon – Detoxifier
How to get Young Living Oils
Sign up as a MEMBER– this does NOT mean you will ever have to sell anything, just means you get 24% off prices!
Plus, instead of a fee for wholesale membership, you get an entire wellness system to get you and your home CLEAN!
ORDER HERE and make sure the number 11190535 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields.
Sign up as a MEMBER to get the 24% off! (See below for FAQ). Reminder you do not have to sell it. And you can skip to step 3 if you do not want to get product monthly. (We go thru- thieves, certain oils, NingXia Red, all supplements, and personal care products > therefore, we LOVE the subscription service because many products we need, we get for free based on our loyalty points.).
Next you can choose to set up your Essential Rewards monthly autoship, we highly recommend this as a way to order those things you wish to have outside the kit and begin to cut toxins from your home with YL cleaning products & makeup.
When you sign up as a wholesale member, you have the option of joining our private wellness group on facebook, which is where you can learn everything you need to know about using your oils & connect with an amazing, inspiring community. If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company I am passionate about helping women earn income to help support their families! We have monthly business bootcamps & provide mentorship to everyone who joins our tribe!
You can follow me on Instagram @byemilyvermillion and @boildlyliving . I share more of our daily life trying to live a clean lifestyle!
A little FAQ
What do we use oils for? For just about everything! Whether you are looking for oils to help you sleep, for natural immune system support, for energy, for focus, for relaxation, for your kids, for natural alternatives to cleaning products, the list is endless, there is an oil for that!! And you will learn along the way, there aren’t hard set rules, but part of joining our oils team is that you get access to the most amazing resources & our private facebook community. We keep the overwhelm away!
Why Young Living? YL has an unmatched Seed to Seal process to guarantee the purity & potency of every oil. Each batch of oils is rigorously tested in house for therapeutic viability & they are so confident in their products that you can actually visit the farms & participate in the harvest/distillation process.
How do we use oils? You can diffuse them (you get a diffuser in your starter kit!) which is great for making your house smell great, helping your babies or kids relax at night for bed, getting rid of unwanted odors in the house & more, you can apply topically (sometimes with a carrier oil like coconut oil, you’ll learn all about that later!), you can make rollerball combos, creams, sprays, and just about anything!!
How will I learn how to use my kit? You’ll get plenty of reading material with your kit, but as mentioned above, you’ll get access to our exclusive facebook community full of amazing resources like how to use each oil in your kit, which oils to avoid around kids or while pregnant/nursing, and all of the dilution ratios for individual oils. We have classes, books, live facebook hangouts & search functionality that will help you navigate through any questions you might have. Plus, I love to send happy mail to all my new tribe members to jumpstart you for when your kit arrives.
What should I get? I always recommend the Oil Premium Starter Kit, which comes with 12 of the most commonly used oils + a diffuser (I recommend the Dessert Mist), + great samples for other healthy products YL offers. It’s an INSANE VALUE & provides you with everything you need to get started. You’ll get over $400 worth of product for only $165.
Do you have to order more oils monthly or sell them? Nope! Your kit can be a one time purchase, but along with it comes a wholesale membership, which just means that should you decide to purchase anything more from Young Living in the future, you would get a 24% discount! You will also get a personal referral link should you ever decide that you want to share them, but neither is required.
IT’S CHANGED EVERYTHING
I will NEVER regret the choice I made to purchase the starter kit from Young Living. It has changed my health, my home, and best of all > I have an amazing set of BEST FRIENDS I wouldn’t otherwise have met.
It would be amazing for you to join me! Send me any questions.
Go be BOLD + Oily 😉