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Essential Oils 101

Welcome! If you haven't already, grab some wine, hot chocolate, water, or whatever's your jam, get in some cozy pants, and park yourself on the couch. We're going to dive right in!
Also, I highly recommend reading through this on a desktop computer rather than your phone. There's a ton of information here, so it might be easier for your eyes to view from a larger screen!
 
Let's get started!
 
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DISCLAIMER

These testimonies I'm sharing with you are powerful and show how using Young Living essential oils have changed our physical and emotional health. In NO WAY are we doctors, and we would never claim to be! Doctors diagnose, treat, and prescribe...but we don’t. ;) 
This is just my family's story about using oils that we can’t help but share with you all! When in doubt, always consult your family physician!
 
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MY STORY

I purchased my Premium Starter Kit on January 31st, 2017 and it arrived on my doorstep on February 8th, 2017. At first, I was so overwhelmed with the oils, that I kind of left them sitting on my kitchen counter for a few days before truly digging in. I made a resolution to start using essential oils in my everyday lifestyle and I wanted to eventually eliminate all of the nasty toxins from my household cleaners, so it made sense to jump in with Young Living. So I started reading more and doing research on Young Living's essential oils and products. I spent a good chunk of money on my kit and I didn't want that to go to waste. So that's what I did!

Fast forward to right now, and I have essential oils all over our home, in every room of the house. They're in my purse, on my dresser, in the kitchen, the guest room, the bathroom, even in my office (at home and my work). I put in the time to educate myself and the result of that has been priceless. I know that may seem dramatic and cheesy, but it's really not. I turn to my oils for almost EVERYTHING.

The point of this class is because I don't want you to have the same start as we did. I truly believe in what these oils can do for your families health + wellness, because we've seen what it has done for us. So I've become very passionate about sharing how I use them in our lives in hopes that you can learn along with me! I want you to feel empowered and confident when you start using Young Living essential oils. Hopefully, you'll be on your way there by end of this class!

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What are Essential Oils?

You've heard about them and how AMAZING they are, but what even are they? Good question.
Before we get down to the history/science aspect, what I love most about the oils is that they SUPPORT our bodies. They are a natural substance that help keep our bodies doing what they're supposed to do and help us stay well. If you're a parent, imagine spending your PTO days how you want to rather than for your kiddos' sick days! Even if you're not a parent, imagine taking control of your own health and staying well all year round!

Essential oil is the “lifeblood” of a plant because the oil protects the plant from disease, provides nutrients and helps to fight off anything it doesn't want. It keeps the plant (or tree, fruit, bark, root, etc.) healthy and functioning at its best! This is what makes an essential oil different from a carrier oil (like coconut oil or grapeseed oil). Carrier oils are just fatty oils, while essential oils circulate through a plant to maintain it's health and function.

Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine! God created plants for a reason, and they're even mentioned in the Bible. Today, they are still used to promote health in the body (physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally). They are extremely complex containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each oil its unique attributes and characteristics. They work on every system in the body on a cellular level to assist in the elimination of toxins, and the fragrance of the oils works on the limbic system.
Basically, they are impressive little blessings in bottles!

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Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Tons of companies sell essential oils these days. But the great majority of them are NOT therapeutic grade, meaning that they are basically only for the scent of the oil. We'll talk more about quality and why that is so important in a few minutes, but let me tell you exactly what therapeutic grade essential oils can do.

Young Living only sells 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Their standard is incredibly high (more on this in a second). This means that the fragrance of the oils work on the limbic system in the brain where emotions are stored and can help relax and clear the mind, as well as help us emotionally. The physiological and psychological effects they have are profound! Listen to this...

Therapeutic grade essential oils can:
• reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically to the body⠀
• eliminate toxins in your body⠀
• regenerate DNA⠀
• have the capability of passing the “blood-brain” barrier
• work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain when inhaled⠀
• release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind⠀
• transport nutrients to starving human cells⠀
• act as powerful antioxidants⠀
• increase atmospheric oxygen⠀
• remove toxins in the air⠀
• increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth

This is exactly why we want to fill our home with these oils! Crazy amazing benefits, right?!

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Why should you be using essential oils?

Bypass Digestion (when used topically or aromatically)
You only absorb 10-15% of a vitamin, but you get 100% of an essential oil!

Frequencies (vibration)
This topic is definitely worth doing a little research on. But basically, every living thing has a specific frequency/vibration. If the frequency of a particular plant matches something in your body, it amplifies that vibration. The higher the frequency of your cells, the healthier you are!

Multiple Application Methods
Sensitive skin? Use aromatically (a diffuser)! All 3 methods are therapeutic uses!

“Therapy Localization”
If you apply an oil topically, your body is aware something is happening right in that area, focuses in on it, and turns the nerves on. You’re calling all of your neurology to that area by applying an oil topically. For example, if I have a scratchy throat, I'm going to apply R.C. or Thieves directly to my neck.

Fat Soluble (when used topically)
This is why your skin absorbs them. It goes right to the fat layer and goes to work.

Adaptogenic
They adapt to what YOUR body needs based on their frequencies. Example: Lavender might calm me down, but might jazz you up. Once you become familiar with using oils, you'll see what works best for your body. Also, you can’t overdose on them. Your body absorbs what it needs then “turns off” the rest.

Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier
The blood-brain barrier is a coating around the nervous system and the brain to keep out toxins and other junk. The cell particles of essential oils are so tiny (and powerful), that they can cross this barrier and drive themselves right into your body more quickly and completely.
When you breathe in the fragrance of an essential oil and it enters your respiratory system (where the most blood vessel are found), it enters and transports everywhere throughout your body. This is why applying Frank + Thieves to our spine every couple hours when you're under the weather is so effective.

FUN FACT: It takes 22 seconds for the molecules to reach the brain. After 2 minutes they will be found in the bloodstream. They will effect every cell in the body within 20 minutes!

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Using Essential Oil Safely

Just because essential oils are a natural, pure substance, doesn't mean you can be careless when using them. It's important to read the labels, and use common sense. The best way to learn more about them is to use them! I definitely recommend grabbing yourself a reference guide. My favorite can be found here!

Here are a few suggestions for safety:
• Use a carrier oil (like olive oil, sweet almond oil, or coconut oil) to dilute your essential oils when applying them to the skin. This isn’t always necessary, but it’s best to start that way if you have sensitive skin! Always dilute for kids.
• Store your oils in a cool, dry place to keep their compounds from altering.
FUN FACT: Young Living oils never expire! Just store them properly.
• Keep oils out of your eyes and ears. If they accidentally get where they shouldn’t, use a carrier oil (not water) to rinse it out.
• Always put essential oils in glass (or stainless steel)
• Check the bottle before ingesting to make sure it’s labeled as a “dietary supplement.”
• Know the “hot oils.” Oils like peppermint and wintergreen are considered “hot” which means they have an intense icy hot feeling on your skin.
• They don’t contain protein, so you cannot be allergic to essential oils.
•And of course, we only recommend using Young Living essential oils. It’s the safest out there!

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Now that we've talked about what essential oils are and how they work in our bodies, let's talk about how to actually use them! There are 3 ways.

#1 | TOPICALLY

This method is highly effective since essential oils can easily pass the lipid membranes of cell walls. The bottom of the feet is a good place to apply – it has many nerve endings + large pores. Remember to test a small area of the skin first when starting out or trying a new oil.
 
The longer essential oils stay in contact with the skin, the more likely they are to be absorbed. To reduce evaporation and enhance penetration, put socks on after applying!
 
Carrier oils extend essential oils when applied to a large area (without lessening its effects). Common carrier oils are fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil.
 
***Warning: People will sniff you, and they will like it!
 
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#2 | AROMATICALLY

Diffusing is a perfect way to improve your home, work, or living environment. It can purify the air and neutralize mildew, pet smells, and other odors as well as protect you and your family from harmful things we breathe in the air. It can help with mood regulation!
 
To directly inhale essential oils, try the following:
• Place 2 drops into the palm of your hand, rub clockwise with your other hand, cup hands together over the nose + mouth and inhale deeply
• Add several drops of an essential oil to a bowl of hot (not boiling) water. Inhale the vapors that rise from the bowl. A towel can be placed over the head and bowl to increase the intensity of the vapors.
• Apply a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball, tissue, natural-fiber handkerchief, or clay necklace and inhale periodically.
 
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#3 | INGEST/Internal Use

This may seem like a new idea to ingest essential oils, but there are thousands of food products that currently use them for aroma and flavor (gum, chocolates, etc.). If you study aromatherapy, you’ll see that people have ingested oils for thousands of years for all sorts of health benefits. We drink oils to support immunity, flavor water or adult beverages, or even add to our cooking + baking! Peppermint brownies! Lavender lemonade! A drop of orange in a cold glass of Blue Moon! Yummmm.
 
Young Living has an entire line of dietary oils called VITALITY, and the most popular ones are included in the Premium Starter Kit! These Vitality oils are NOT any different from regular oils. The FDA just required all essential oil companies to have a separate label for the ones that can be ingested.
 
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Why We Only Use Young Living Essential Oils

I have a researcher brain, so believe me when I say I did my research on these oils. And I'm glad I did because I am 100% confident in using Young Living oils, and ONLY Young Living oils, in our home, on my body. Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies. So you know to know that what you're putting on it is only beneficial, right?

You've heard the term "quality over quantity" before. That is exactly what this company stands for. Quality matters! Sure, you can go down to the grocery and grab a bottle for cheaper...but you have NO IDEA what else is in that bottle. Only 5% of actual essential oil is required for companies to slap the word "PURE" on the label. So literally the other 95% could be synthetics and other chemicals... Just don't do it!

Ladies, when you want a new designer bag, haven't you found that it is way smarter to invest in a quality brand like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, or Gucci? You feel good and proud to wear that on your arm, right? Well Young Living is the Hermes of essential oils. They are the ONLY company that can guarantee you 100% pure essential oil thanks to their Seed to Seal promise.

Seed to Seal Promise:

• They own their own farms.
• They plant their own seeds.
• They cultivate their own crops, including weeding by HAND.
• The use essential oils on their plants.
• Basically, they oversee everything, literally, from planting the seed to sealing the bottle. They are the ONLY company that does this and can 100% guarantee that they know what is inside each and every bottle.

And what's more than that is they vigorously test the final product before it is available to us. For example: Just because it’s 100% lavender, doesn’t mean it’s therapeutic. They take that batch and test it for potency, notes, and a ton of other standards. If it fails, they use it as fertilizer or trash it. They won’t even offer it at a discount. Only 20-30% of what they produce qualifies to be sold!!!

QUALITY MATTERS!

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Ah, the glorious Premium Starter Kit. The best investment we've made in our family's health. It truly is the best way to get started with essential oils. It comes with a gorgeous diffuser (you get to pick which one!), which uses ultrasonic technology to disperse millions of tiny essential oil particles into the air and benefits us GREATLY. It also includes literature about Young Living, a Resource Guide, info about Seed-to-Seal, sample packets to share with friends, and samples of Ningxia Red. And the best part... 11 ESSENTIAL OILS! This is a long one, but trust me, you want to read this.
 

#1 | COPAIBA

- Pronounced “co-pa-ee-ba"
- Enhances anything it’s added to, which makes it a “driving oil” or a magnifier
- It helps our bodies to do their thing when it comes to injury or irritation.
- It aids in easing common digestive discomforts when taken internally.
- A favorite for babies/toddlers! Rubbed directly on the gums as they have teeth popping in.
- Use it for deodorant!
- And, well, it’s the main ingredient in Stress Away (see below), so obviously it can be real soothing. Mommas, can I get an AMEN?
- AND it promotes a youthful appearance from the inside out!

#2 | LAVENDER

- The swiss army knife of essential oils!
- It has an incredibly soothing and refreshing aroma, so we use it for winding down and relaxing before bedtime.
- We diffuse it to create a calming and comforting atmosphere when we need it.
- Add it to your favorite hair, body, and beauty products for some long lashes, better hair, all sorts of pretty results.
- When you spend too much time in the sun or when you go camping and brush up against weird bushes...this is your go-to!
- Lavender has many constituents that contribute to a vast range of uses. I encourage you to keep searching online for all that it can do for you!
- Add a drop to our mascara (also kills the mites in there – YES, MITES!), and put a drop on the posts of your earrings before putting them in to keep them comfortable and not irritating.

#3 | PANAWAY

- This is my friend after a long day of sitting in front of a computer, or running around on errands. Make it into a cream!
- It’s designed to relieve occasional muscle soreness and tension. It also helps to counter stressed nerves.
- It contains peppermint and wintergreen EO which soothe sore joints and ligaments after exercise.
- Add it to massage oil for use with occasional tension.Wil (my husband) likes Panaway and Copaiba on his aching lower back!
- It’s perfect for localized soreness after lifting small children all day, gardening, shopping, working out, or really any kind of physical activity.

#4 | DIGIZE

- It supports a healthy digestive system!
- It helps alleviate nausea + upset/sour stomach.
- It supports a healthy immune system, and it’s useful for keeping your tummy happy as can be against all things that try to make it unhappy.
- It can totally keep that fiery feeling in your chest and throat at bay, and for those who love food as much as I do, I love how it alleviates fullness, bloating, and occasional gas from overeating.
- Tummy, meet your new best friend!

#5 | FRANKINCENSE

- Frank supports healthy skin (my face adores it).
- DEEP CLEAN, health benefits galore. Research it HARD if you haven’t...it may be a godsend to someone in your family! Not to mention it helps turn back the clock on skin’s imperfections. Ahem.
- It promotes feelings of calm and balance.
- FUN FACT: YL is the only company allowed to farm and harvest Frankincense in Oman.

#6 | LEMON

-One of the happiest oils!
- It invigorates the mind and body by supporting the nervous system, it cleans your bodily systems, supports proper nasal function, and supports healthy respiratory function.
- Basically, it wins for best supporting role in your body’s film.
- We use Lemon Vitality to flavor and enhance food seasoning to flavor veggies, beverages, or desserts while bringing more benefits to your body!
- Contains the powerful constituent limonene (Google it!)
- Use it to remove sticky residue from stickers, or to remove crayon/pen from walls. It’s better than Goo-Gone or a magic eraser! Gets labels off old bottles when they’re empty.
- FUN FACT: It takes 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle! Crazy, huh?

#7 | PURIFICATION

- Makes your nostrils happy when smells are just not okay
- Neutralizes odors in the air and purifies/cleanses the air of stubborn or lingering smells
- It has an uplifting + invigorating aroma, and is the perfect choice for zapping blemishes!
- Put a few drops in shoes to remove the stench. Thank me later.
- Add to a cotton ball and put in the vents of your car to help freshen stale air
- Use it on wool dryer balls in the laundry (dryer sheets are filled with toxic carcinogens, by the way)
- A drop in the bottom of the trash can is divine
- Use it as part of your daily facial cleansing regime

#8 | PEPPERMINT

Arguably one of my favorite oils of ALL time because it:
- Supports gastrointestinal system comfort + promotes healthy bowel function (helps occasional constipation + gas)
- Natural breath freshener – put a drop on your tongue
- Promotes focus + clarity
- Helps relieve minor aches and pains when taken internally
- Helps alleviate nausea + relieves occasional chest and throat burning
- Encourages proper respiratory function
- Suppresses appetite 

#9 | R.C.

- Hello, happy breathing!
- We like to say that R.C. stands for Respiratory Care. Every home needs this in their arsenal.
- Rub it on your feet or chest before exercise to get you up and going!
- Massage 3 drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort, to breathe clearly and quietly in your sleep, and to get better rest as a result.
- Diffuse to create a comforting, lovely aroma
- Contains 3 different types of Eucalyptus (E. Globulus, E. Radiata, and E. Citriodora), all of which are high in the naturally occurring constituent eucalyptus (Google this one, too!)

#10 THIEVES

- Thieves is pretty much the best for supporting a healthy immune system. A main ingredient in our family's immune roller that we apply every day!
- Helps freshen stale air when diffused, and it has a wonderful Fall smell
- Use a drop or 2 in a spray bottle for cleaning
- FUN STORY: The name “Thieves” is inspired by four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combo of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead during the Plague. They were caught, and in exchange for lesser punishment, the judges asked for the recipe that kept their immune systems working as they should. It was a blend of THESE ingredients.

#11 | STRESS AWAY (the BONUS oil!)

- The name says it all. This does not leave my purse.
- Roll it onto your wrists, neck, chest, feet, your whole life. Moms, dads, businesspeople, EVERY LIVING HUMAN needs this.
- Diffuse it to promote a calm environment
- For those kiddos who just seem to have more stress in their little hearts, this one is beloved.
- Helps to reduce nervous tension + induce relaxation
- Supports the nervous system when exposed to occasional stress
- It helps to reduces stressors at night so that normal sleep pattern can be maintained

Over $340 of product for only $160, my friend! You're literally saving %50. Keep reading and I'll tell you how to grab yours if you want one.

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Our Team + Community

Who you purchase YL oils from is a BIG deal. This will be the person who helps you alone your oil journey and answers all of your questions. And trust me, there will be questions! Joining a wonderful, supportive team makes this huge lifestyle change so, so much easier.

So my team, is a subset of the HUGE group called The Happy Oilers. When you join our team, we mean it when we say we'll help you every step of the way. If we can't answer your questions, we'll do research to find it. We are a team, and we are passionate about helping each other along the way.

We have a private Facebook group where questions + searches can be made at any minute, and it's FULL of testimonies! You'll have access to the Happy Oiler Handbook that covers everything from the basics of essential oils, to supporting your body systems with them, to tips and recipes! It’s 150+ pages of pure goodness.

Basically, you will never be alone, never feel lost, never feel like you don’t understand, and you definitely won’t regret the huge transformation you’ll begin to see in your family’s life and wellness.
Our lives have truly changed since we began using essential oils in our daily routine. And we really hope you gained some knowledge on how you can begin using essential oils in your home too!
 
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Are you ready to jump in?

I am so incredibly proud of you for reading through this class. Doing so means that you finally want to take control of your family's health + wellness, and you only want the most natural way to do so. I promise you will love this lifestyle change, but I don't want you to feel overwhelmed along the way. So remember that I will be here every step of the way. Once you order your Premium Starter Kit, I will add you to our awesome Facebook community where you can search topics, browse testimonials, and ask questions freely. Feel free to reach out or email me at any time!
Now is the time, friend! Click the link below to grab your Premium Starter Kit.
 

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