Essential Oils 101

With healthcare clinics on every corner and almost 6,000 registered hospitals in the US, we are armed and ready to be sick. But what if we as a society made a shift, and were better at health care than we are at sick care?

The shift is happening and you have the opportunity to be a part of it. We are already seeing those around us spending their money on travel, life experiences, and overall health and wellness. Are you ready to put your health first so you can have more days with your loved ones, your babies, your grand-babies? Are you ready to hear how simple it is?

ditch & switch

Unfortunately, many products you find in the store have scary ingredients in them: harmful chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a foaming agent that has been linked to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes, possible mutations, and cancer. These chemicals - from things like detergents, soaps, sprays, shampoos - get stuck in our clothes, rubbing against our skin all day long, absorbing into our bodies and causing problems.

Do you feel like you don't have time to research every chemical listed on the back of your laundry detergent, toothpaste, or home cleaner? Young Living is here to make healthy decisions so much easier! Their products contain ingredients that are safe, effective, and actually support a healthy body! From skin care to makeup to a kid and baby line, pet products, supplements, food, and so much more, YL makes it easy to support EVERYONE'S health!

seed to seal promise

Young Living has a Seed to Seal promise that ensures you are getting the best oils and products sent to your home.

  • Their farms and partner farms abide by strict standards.
  • They select the strongest seeds from strong thriving plants.
  • They hand-weed and use their own oils on plants for pest control to avoid the use of toxic chemicals.
  • They harvest at peak times to ensure quality oils.
  • They distill on site without chemicals.
  • They test every batch. If it doesn’t meet their standards because of weather conditions or for any other reason, they do not bottle it up.

All of these factors make a huge difference in quality and effectiveness! You can trust what you're buying!

Check out more info on their Seed to Seal promise HERE!

usage & safety

Throughout this class, we will make suggestions for oils and products you can use every day to support your wellness. Before we dive into specifics, let's talk about usage and safety.

  • AROMATICALLY: Put 6-8 drops of an oil or a combo of oils in your diffuser. The diffuser will send the oil into the air and fill the room with your essential oils.
  • TOPICALLY: Apply essential oils to your skin. Diluting first is recommended. A conservative dilution would one drop of essential oil with 10-15 drops of coconut, grape seed, or almond oil and then apply it to your skin. Citrus oils like Lemon are photosensitive. Please avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application to areas where you have applied citrus oils topically. Avoid putting essentials oils in the eyes or ears directly.
  • INTERNALLY: Young Living oils are pure and are labeled as Generally Regarded as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Because of their purity, some people like to ingest their oils to avoid "smelling" like an oil, or to support their body from the inside out.

There is no right or wrong way. Chose one and try it out! Try out each option to see which ones you prefer.

lemon vitality

Put a drop of Lemon Vitality in your water** for a hint of flavor and a gentle detox.

Lemon oil is cold-pressed from the rind, which means there is NO citric acid to damage your teeth/enamel. Your dentist will be happy!

This oil supports your detox organs and can also help with an afternoon energy boost. Fresh lemon smell is a great addition to cleaning products or to diffuse!

**When adding Lemon Vitality to food or beverage, use glass, stainless steel, or ceramic dishes. It will eat away at the chemicals in plastic, causing it to break down and you don’t want to ingest that!

peppermint vitality

Perfect for focus in the office, concentration during study time, or an afternoon pick-me-up!

Add a drop to your snack-time tea to curb your appetite.

Apply a few drops to a capsule to help support occasional nausea and a healthy digestive system.

Put a drop in your water bottle before exercise to support your work out.

Put 4-5 drops in your next batch of brownies and everyone will come back for seconds!

Immune Boosting Tea:

  • 1 drop Peppermint Vitality
  • 1 drop Lemon Vitality
  • 1 drop Thieves Vitality
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Stir into 16 - 24 oz warm/hot (drinkable temp) water and drink.


With a bottle of Lavender and a diffuser you can turn your bedroom into a quiet, tranquil spa every night. Before bed, rub a few drops into your palms, over the pillow, the back of your neck, and the bottoms of feet.

Combine two drops each of Lavender, Frankincense, and Stress Away into one cup Epsom salts and add to a hot bath for a calming soak.

Put 4-8 drops in your diffuser to unwind after a long day. Use every night (or during nap time) to promote a restful night's sleep, health, love, peace, and a general sense of wellbeing.

digize vitality

DiGize Vitality is a member favorite because it works so well! It’s a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli, which is theperfect partner to any meal.


Frankincense contains 8% sesquiterpenes and 78% monoterpenes, which are known to be calming. It is grounding - great for meditation and balancing emotions. It is also amazing for your skin to help create a youthful appearance.

Combine a drop of Frankincense and Lavender in your daily moisturizer and you will be amazed at the appearance of your skin.


This blend is perfect for your gym bag... or anyone with muscles for that matter! A blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint makes working out a little more bearable. Add a few drops to lotion or coconut oil and apply to muscles/joints as needed.

Heading out for a hike or anticipating some snow shoveling this winter? Keep PanAway handy to keep your muscles and joints happy.

Slept funny or have growing kids? Add a few drops to a roller bottle and top with a carrier for easy application! Combine with Copaiba to enhance the blend's properties!


Raven is a powerful blend of Lemon, Wintergreen, Ravintsara, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Lemon prompts physical energy and is great over lungs.

Wintergreen contains 99% methyl salicylate which makes it great to apply to the chest and joints.

Ravintsara is a cross between Clove and Nutmeg. Great for energy!

Peppermint is soothing and cooling.

Eucalyptus Radiata gives you a spa-like experience when applied topically or diffused.


  • Dilute 1-2 drops and apply to reflex points of the body.
  • Apply topically to lungs and throat.
  • Diffuse or drop on pillow at night.

Companion Oils: Melrose, RC, Thieves

citrus fresh

Citrus Fresh is a blend of Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Lemon, & Spearmint.

  • Orange can bring peace and happiness to the mind and body.
  • Tangerine is calming to the nervous system.
  • Mandarin promotes happiness. It is also refreshing, uplifting, and revitalizing.
  • Grapefruit is balancing and uplifting to the mind.
  • Lemon promotes health and physical energy.
  • Spearmint is uplifting to one’s spirit.


Apply behind the ears, over the heart, and/or on the wrists to be worn as a perfume or cologne.

Dilute with V-6 Oil for a full-body massage.

Add a few drops to one cup Epsom salts and stir into hot water for a relaxing bath.

It is excellent for uplifting children's spirits, though dilution with V-6 Oil is highly recommended when used topically.

Add a few drops of Citrus Fresh to wool dryer balls for a fresh scent. Dry your clothes with the wool balls. When clothes are dry, add a few drops of oil to the wool balls and tumble dry for five minutes to scent clothes. You don’t need to spend money on fabric softener or dryer sheets and you eliminate a TON of harmful chemicals.

You can also combine it with lotions and moisturizers to add a boost to your nightly skin care routine to support the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

*Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after using this oil topically.

thieves vitality

Thieves Vitality is another GREAT one to use regularly for immune support. It smells amazing, like cinnamon and clove with a hint of lemon, and works wonders! Use this oil daily to stay above the wellness line all year round. You can even add this to your daily dose of Ningxia Red for an EXTRA boost!

Young Living has an entire line of household and personal care products based on this blend. You can purchase these products individually or in the Thieves Essential Rewards Kit, which comes with the household cleaner, toothpaste, hand soap, hand purifier, and more. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to start making the switch to toxin-free living.

stress away

Stress Away does exactly what you think it does and we ALL need it! A blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender gives it a sweet scent.

Pop the roller fitment from your starter kit on the top of this one to make a quick and easy roller bottle. Keep it in your purse, car, office, diaper bag, or anywhere else you find yourself needing a little calming.


A blend of Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense. Google the benefits of those oils and prepare to have your mind sufficiently blown. It gets me so pumped!

It's one of the most popular scents. Amazing amazing amazing for smell alone!

Referred to as a "chiropractor in a bottle" because of how we feel it aligns our bodies and minds

Promotes feelings of bravery. Mamas, this is huge for little ones. We use it in sleepy cream and "monster spray" for kiddos who struggle with fear at bedtime. Also think: first day of school, dance recital, big soccer game, test-taking days, trying something for the first time, airplane flights, kids in daycare or at church nurseries who are afraid without you, anything where an anxious heart could use a little help.

Helps with occasional soreness! Runners, swimmers, pogo-stick jumpers, this one's for you. Add it to some PanAway and Copaiba in a cream.... it's good.

It is a gorgeous blue color!

peace & calming

A gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.

Diffuse this oil to freshen the air, especially in rooms where children play or study

Apply to the bottom of feet before bed as part of a bedtime ritual for your whole family

Dilute for a calming back massage before naps or bed

Add 4-5 drops to 1 cup Epsom salt for a calming bath at the start of the day or as part of an evening routine

Add to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base for a cleanser your entire family will love.

We travel a lot with a bunch of little kiddos, and we couldn't do that and maintain our sanity without Peace & Calming. My favorite way to use Peace & Calming is in a little glass spray bottle with some water, a few drops of P&C, a few drops of Cedarwood, and a few drops of Lavender… we call it "blanky spray" and I spray all the babies' & toddlers' blankets with it. Planes, trains, cars, church - wherever we are, they can be calmed and transitioned easily with the familiar calming scent that they associate with their safe bedtime space at home. Makes mama's life much easier!

ningxia red

NingXia Red is 25% NingXia Wolfberry puree, which is a wellness-supporting superfruit with an incredibly high antioxidant rating. Blueberries are around 2500 on the ORAC scale and Wolfberries are around 30,000. Antioxidants make for an unfriendly environment for free radicals. If you don't know the effects free radicals have on your body, google it - you'll be amazed!

This dietary supplement helps support normal blood sugar levels, provides support for normal eye health, cellular function, and energy levels.

essential rewards

Essential Rewards is the most cost-effective way to order your products, especially supplements! Once you are a member you can join this FREE program to get the MOST out of your membership! It is similar to those cool monthly subscription boxes you see all over your FB feed, except for one major difference... you can customize your subscription box EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. You can also change your process date as often as you need to.


  • earn 10-25% back in points to use to order future products for FREE
  • a BONUS loyalty oil given every 3 months for the first year and once a year thereafter
  • access to specially discounted ER kits like the Thieves and NingXia Red ER Kits
  • the ability to receive additional FREE promotional items when your monthly ER order hits 100pv or 190pv
  • the ability to join the FREE shipping subscription called YL GO or YL GO+*

*Available for the US market only. YL GO is like Amazon Prime but better: there are no product restrictions or weight limits; 2-4 day shipping; $10 flat rate for an upgrade to overnight shipping.

Get started with Young Living by picking out your Starter Kit! You can pick from the Premium Oils Kit, the Ningxia Red Kit, the Thieves Kit, a Savvy Minerals Makeup Kit...

OR you can choose the Basic Kit and add on all the supplements you want to create a personalized kit!

You will automatically get a LIFETIME membership with Young Living!! That means you can forever take advantage of the 24% discount! You will also have access to our private Facebook communities where we offer support, encouragement, and a place for you to ask questions! You will even have the ability to refer your friends for cash!

When joining ER, you will also receive ER points back (10% in months 1-3, 20% in months 4-24, 25% thereafter) and gifts at month 3, 6, 9, & 12 for being a loyal ER member. Your Starter Kit can NOW count as your first Essential Rewards order! That means you can earn 10% back in points right away! You can cancel ER anytime with no penalty or fee.

For more info on Essential Rewards go HERE

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