Thursday, March 3, 2016

Essential Oils I Use Every Day

It's no secret, I loooove my Young Living Essential Oils!  I wanted to start out by talking about a couple of oils that I use almost every single day. 

I could go on and on about the benefits of oils (and I probably will at some point), but as a small side note, since having oils in the house, I no longer buy perfume.  Actually, I didn't buy perfume much anyway because they all made me NAUSEOUS!  It was kind of a bummer, because there are so many perfumes that smell wonderful, but within a minute or two of smelling them, I felt light headed and sick to my stomach.

Luckily, I love my oils, and there are some blends that smell so wonderful, I use them as perfume!  This is a win-win situation for me.  Not only do I smell awesome, but I am getting the benefit of the oils as well! 

Here are some of my favorite-smelling blends:


Joy was the first oil that I was happy to use as perfume.  Just the name Joy attracted me to it originally. This oil is associated with happiness and togetherness.  I put a drop on my heart area (Joy in my heart).  I will also put it on/in a diffuser necklace.  It reminds me a bit of the perfume Happy because of its hint of citrus.  Joy is a delightful blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oils that harmonize for a sweet, joyful aroma.


Valor is associated with courage and confidence, and it smells awesome!  Its woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Rosewood, and Frankincense. I wear it on my wrists most mornings...even when I'm wearing other oils.  People will often ask me what I'm wearing, because I smell so darn good. :) 


Ahh, I love the smell of this oil!  It does have the citrus-y smell I love, but is lighter and different than Joy.  I love to put this on my ears and clavicle area. Peace & Calming essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. It's a beautiful oil that is associated with, go figure, peaceful and calm feelings!


The name says it all, right? This one smells a bit different, but equally as awesome. It has a more flowery/vanilla smell to it. I love to put this one on the back of my neck, just below my skull.  Per Young Living, "Stress Away essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension."

I hope you've enjoyed learning a tiny bit about my four go-to "super perfumes."  I love that I am getting benefits, and smelling good at the same time.  There are also many other applications and places on the body for these oils, as well.  If you are interested in learning a little more about my journey with oils, click here.

Thinking about getting started with Essential Oils?

Hi! You’re in the right place!  I know you’ve heard good things about Young Living Essential Oils. Do you want to know more?

My name is Michele.  I am a soccer mom with two young boys.  Over the last few years, I have incorporated Young Living Oils into my daily routine, and also into my rituals for supporting my family’s health.
I was very skeptical at first.  I would hear about a certain oil from a friend, and occasionally order a single oil here and there.  I loved the oils I bought, but honestly, I was a bit too cheap  frugal to dive in and get the whole kit.  I thought it was expensive (I’m still working on this whole frugal thing).  I bought a few cheap bottles from the health food store that didn’t seem to work (maybe because they didn’t work).  Looking back, this turned out to be a big mistake for me, because I missed a couple years of experiencing so many uses for oils in all areas of my life, such as:

-Supporting our emotional health
-Keeping healthy immune systems
-Adding zing to cooking and drinks
-Cleaning the whole house without chemicals
-Supporting different body systems
And more!

So, as I heard more and more about the vast benefits that my friends were getting from oils, I became more intrigued.  I researched, and perused Pinterest for different uses for oils. Wow!  I began to realize that you get what you pay for!  These other, cheaper oils were not therapeutic-grade, and many were just watered down with solvents, even though they were allowed to say 100% pure essential oils (since there was a little bit in the bottle).  No wonder they didn’t work. 
I am a more holistic-minded person by nature, so I want to avoid chemicals as much as possible in my home and in my body. The lightbulb went on.  “This isn’t expensive if I am I replacing other things I use daily!”  I signed up for Young Living and haven’t looked back! I love being able to use something natural and supportive in my life instead of synthesized chemicals.  Plus, by using oils to support our health and immune systems, I figure I have saved tons of extra money on “sick management,” as well!    I’m so glad I finally got the whole kit, so that I have been able to experience a full array of benefits at any given moment…not just one here and one there.
I did a lot of research and once I learned about Young Living, and their stringent Seed to Seal process, I felt confident that this was the gold standard—the best of the best!  I want to feel  100% confident about what I put in, or on my body, or in my home or family!

To receive your starter kit and enjoy wholesale pricing (24% off retail), you “join” young living as a member.  There are no requirements or annual fees.  There is no obligation to “sell” Young Living, either…though you can if you want!  You can always just order when you want something.  If you don’t spend $50 personal volume in a year, your account goes dormant, but you can reactivate at any time.
Young living also offers their Essential Rewards program which credits you points on all your purchases that you can use to buy more awesome products!  A.K.A. “FREE STUFF.”  My favorite words. ;)  With Essential Rewards you also receive a reduced shipping rate.  There are also great promotions every month, as well!
I HIGHLY recommend the premium starter kit.  This is what I wish I started with at the beginning of my oils journey.  Not only does it come with an oil diffuser, it comes with 11 Everyday Oils, as well as some other goodies and samples!  In my opinion, this is really the BEST way to jump in and see how these oils can benefit your family in so many different ways.

The Premium Kit comes with everything you’ll need to get started with essential oils and you get to choose which diffuser is best for you!  You’ll get:
     -An Everyday Oils Collection with 10 of Young Living’s most popular oils
     - A bonus oil (Stress Away) to bring your collection up to 11
     -A Diffuser of Your Choice (Dewdrop, Bamboo, Rainstone  or Aria)
     -Oil Sample Packets
     -Oil Sample Bottles
     -Oil Sample Sharing Cards
     -2 Packets of NingXia Red
     -1 Roller Fitment

Easy peasy.  Click on my sign up page.  SIGN UP HERE!
-Choose Your membership Option – I recommend the Wholesale Membership.   If you choose Retail Customer, you are paying full retail price, which is 24% more than the Wholesale Membership.  Remember, there is no obligation to sell anything as a wholesale member.
-My ID number should already be filled in for you (2001036) – select your country and your language preference. 

-Fill out your name, email, billing address, shipping address, and contact info. (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone.  The IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes). 
-Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.

-Choose the kit you want. {I highly recommend one of the Premium Starter Kits.}  You can choose between :
     -The Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser  $160

     -The Premium Starter Kit with Bamboo Diffuser  $170


-The Premium Starter Kit with the Rainstone Diffuser $205
     -The Premium Starter Kit with Aria   $260

Once you've selected your desired kit, proceed to check out. You can skip the Essential Rewards part for now unless you would like to join ER right away.  You can always sign up for ER later if you wish. 

Don’t forget to CONFIRM YOUR ORDER so you get your wonderful oils!


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