Essential oils have changed my life – and it sounds very cliche, but I was skeptical when I was first introduced to them. How on earth could a sniff of this or a rub of that help to improve my family’s health or wellbeing?
But before I explain why essential oils are so great, you might be wondering what they actually are!
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted – they’re like super concentrated herbs. They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support our own bodies’ health and wellness.
There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Bergamot and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s an unfathomably huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses. For example, clove oil can be used to treat your scabies naturally, lavender can treat anxiety, peppermint can aid digestion, rose can improve mood, the list goes on.
How can essential oils help promote the health and wellbeing of you and your family?
Let me explain how essential oils have helped my loved ones and me…
My daughter and I are known as “highly sensitive” – which you’ll already know if you’re a regular reader of my blog. Peace & Calming is our go-to in times of anxiety: it relaxes us, calms us down, and takes the edge off our worries. My daughter will often ask for it when she’s feeling stressed!
Thieves is the blend that drew me in to start using essential oils in the first place. Now my family uses it almost daily to help with supporting our health, and we get sick far less than we used to!
Peppermint gets used whenever I start to feel tension in my neck and shoulders (which happens a lot). The tingly sensation works its way in to help relieve any aches I have. I love having it in my shampoo too!
Those are just three examples, but essential oils have also replaced many everyday products that I used to spend a fortune on. I now clean my home with oil-infused natural cleaners rather than toxic chemicals, for example. I cleanse my face with oil-infused natural products too. And everyone in the family benefits from using calming essential oils in the diffuser before bedtime!
Can you just use any essential oils?
In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Young Living.
Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!
There are many reasons why this brand is so great, but here are my three favourites:
1: The source matters
One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the farm, or cows on green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters.
I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company: they truly care about quality. AND they are the only essential oils company that owns their own farms – meaning they are involved in the entire process of producing an essential oil from Seed to Seal.
To ensure the purity of their oils, the team at Young Living set the highest standards for planting, harvesting, and distilling on the farms they own and co-op. And if I’m going to be putting products on my family’s skin and around our home, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated!
2: You become part of a big, friendly community
As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big oily family that will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users.
I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to our close-knit community for their advice and expertise!
3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and it’s such great value, too!)
No other essential oils company offers such a great value and comprehensive range of products to get you started.
The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit.
Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living. This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off!
If you’re new to essential oils, sign up for my free 14-day email course on the basics!
Ready to get your Young Living Premium Starter Kit?
Here’s what you get:
- Diffuser with varying diffusing and light options, and automatic shut-off
- Premium Essential Oils Collection: 5 ml bottles of:
Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Copaiba, Frankincense, Thieves, Purification, R.C., Digize, PanAway (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.)
- Bonus 5 ml bottle of Stress Away (US only) or Northern Lights Black Spruce (Canada only)
- AromaGlide Roller Fitment (to turn any oil into a roll-on)
- Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (Canada only)
- 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and wellbeing)
- 8 essential oil sample packets (for you to share with your friends)
- 10 Love It? Share It! sample cards & sample oil bottles
- Product Guide & Member Resources
- Flex Oils (if any of the above oils are out of stock): Citrus Fresh, Tea Tree, AromaEase, Wintergreen, Lemongrass
You pay: $160 USD ($199.75 CAD) – that’s 50% off!
And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member – which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are NO monthly minimums or fees.
I did the math and the Premium Starter Kit really is worth it. Check out this price breakdown:
Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit
1. Click here to sign up.
2. Select “Member” under Choose Your Membership (not Retail Customer) – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit and get wholesale pricing.
(Remember: you‘re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this. Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount.)
3. Select your COUNTRY and LANGUAGE in the drop-down boxes. Click NEXT.
4. Fill out your name, address, and contact information under Membership Information. Under Sign-In Information, create your username, password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future products. (Your 4-digit pin is often required in email correspondence with customer service.)
5. Under Tax Information select Individual or Business. In the USA, you’ll be asked for your social security number (SSN) in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in the future. This information is for tax purposes and will never be shared with anyone. (In Canada, you do NOT need to enter your SIN). Check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions. Click Agree and Continue.
6. Select your Starter Kit. I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit: it comes with everything you need to get started, and it’s the best value. (In the US, you can also select what type of diffuser you want!) Click Enrollment Checkout.
7. You’ll be taken to Shipping & Payment where you need to select the Shipping Method and enter Billing Information (credit card information). Click NEXT.
8. You’ll be taken to your Enrollment Summary where you can review your order information. If you have an enrollment voucher from someone (existing members can sometimes get voucher codes for a dollar amount off the starter kit), enter it at the bottom of this page. Click Activate and Place Order.
9. Congratulations! Your order has been placed and you will receive your starter kit very soon! At this point you can start checking out your Virtual Office which contains tools and resources.
Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon, which contains tons of resources and information about getting started.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the sign-up process or otherwise.
Judith, aka Juicy Green Mom
Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Kit
These are just a quick overview of some of the ways you can use these fabulous oils!