Essential Oils: Yesterday’s Wisdom, Tomorrow’s Discovery

  • What are Essential Oils?
    • Essential Oils are aromatic, volatile substances distilled from plants that possess the natural characteristics of the plants.
    • Essential Oils have been shown to carry nutrition into cells and carry waste products out.
    • There are 4 types of Essential Oils (therapeutic, natural/organic, extended/altered, and synthetic)
  • Why use Essential Oils?
    • Young Living Essential Oils are used to support, maintain, and promote healthy systems.
    • DIY Essential Oil recipes can be used for chemical-free beauty products.
    • DIY Essential Oil recipes can be used for safe and effective cleaning options.
  • Why Young Living Essential Oils?
    • To me, Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee sells itself. You know what you are getting; 100% pure, therapeutic oil. This is the highest quality essential oil.
    • 4 Types of Essential Oils on the market:
      • 1. Young Living Standard known as Therapeutic Grade means sustainably raised plants and contain optimal levels of natural plant compounds found in organic botanicals.
      • 2. Natural/Organic Grade means they pass growing standards, but they may or may not contain optimal levels of important plant compounds because oil potency and integrity is more than just the growing of the plants.
      • 3. Extended/Altered Grade means these are only used for their fragrance and offer minimal or undetectable levels of important plant compounds.
      • 4. Synthetic Grade means created in a laboratory (not good, enough said).
  • How to get a hold of Young Living Essential Oils?
    • 1. Become a distributor and enjoy wholesale pricing anytime, I can be your sponsor. Here is a link.
    • 2. Find a local distributor to buy through and negotiate with them to find out if you can obtain reduced pricing.
    • 3. Order directly online at retail prices.
  • However you want to try Essential Oils, I encourage you to do so! I want to share some uses and recipes with you! Always make sure there is no sensitivity to an essential oil or any other ingredient before using it. This is just good practice!
  • Lemon Essential Oil
    • Cough Syrup (ONLY recommend ingesting Young Living Essential Oils, this is not acceptable for any other brand oil. I cannot stress this enough. Also, this is not for a child under the age of 1 year old due to the use of honey.)
      • I find that a spoonful of raw, local honey (which has a lot of health benefits on its own) with 1-2 drops of Young Living lemon essential oil taken by mouth does the trick to soothe the throat. Tastes so good too!
      • Please also note children under 1 year should not eat honey. There is a lot of information on this, but I won’t include that here. Just please take precaution and do not give to a child under 1 year of age.
    • Lemon Aid (AKA “Good Girl Moonshine”)
      • 1 pint-sized Mason jar
      • Ice cubes (preferably made from filtered water)
      • 4 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
      • 2 T of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
      • ¼ tsp of ground ginger (preferably organic)
      • Water (preferably filtered or reverse osmosis)
      • Stevia to taste
      • Instructions: Fill Mason jar ½ full with ice cubes. Add YL lemon oil, vinegar, ginger, and stevia. Then fill the jar with water. Stir and enjoy! If not, the right taste for you, add a touch more stevia or slightly reduce the vinegar on your next jar full.
      • Good detoxing drink, balances pH, supports digestive system and tastes great!
    • Odor Reducing tip
      • Take a cotton ball or pad and put 6-8 drops of YL lemon essential oil on it. Then place it underneath your garbage bag in the trash can. This helps keep the odors off of the trash can. When you go to change the garbage, things just smell a lot better.
  • Lavender Essential Oil
    • “Sleep Well” spray, which doubles as “Scared of the Dark” spray
      • Add 6-8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a 2 oz. glass spray bottle (Buy bottles here. Glass is important because essential oils can react to plastic and release toxins) and fill the spray bottle with distilled, filtered, or reverse osmosis water. Shake before each use. Spray on bedding or in the air to promote a relaxing and tranquil environment for sleep. Of course, this is also a great oil to diffuse.
      • My kids also like this spray when they are feeling afraid of the dark. We just turn the lights on, (shake the bottle) spray a couple squirts in the air, enjoy the smell, and they know the dark is just “the dark”. This puts a smile on their faces every time they take a sniff because the smell correlation is to safety instead of fear.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil
    • Apply topically to your face and neck to help even complexion and promote healthy-looking skin. (Once daily)
    • This oil also goes great with coconut oil (organic, virgin, cold-pressed) for skin appearance as well. Here’s a link to a brand I love.
    • Other coconut oil benefits (interesting book on many of the benefits of using and eating coconut oil, here is a link if you want to learn more):
      • Improves skin, hair, gums, and teeth
      • Boosts immunity
      • Aids in weight loss
      • Promotes bone health
      • Taste so good, it will knock your socks off!
      • A slew of other benefits…
  • Love Potion (still perfecting, but on its way!)