What are Essential Oils?

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard about essential oils in some form or another, they have become quite the fad. But do you know why people love them though? Its different for everyone but my main reasons, they smell great, they work wonders (believe me), they are pure and non-toxic (when you use them properly) and they are awesome. Essential oils are oils that are derived from their source, usually a seed or plant through different distillation methods. They carry the scent from the source they come from. There are many companies that sell essential oils, my favorite and most trusted brand is Young Living. They are 100% pure therapeutic oils without any additives or toxic filters. They have in place standards for each step of the process from farming to the science to bottling – their slogan “Seed to Seal” is their promise.

How I Got Started

A couple years ago my mom started to get into essential oils. My cousin was using Young Living Essential Oils and after a visit with her during cold and flu season things changed. My brother got sick while we were there and she gave him some Thieves “tea” to drink. His sore throat and cold disappeared during the day. I wasn’t completely sold on the whole oil idea, but my mom decided to try it out. She has always suffered from chronic pain and could never find any relief. Panaway worked wonders for her. In no way did it cure or prevent any of her health issues, but it helped her cope with them.

She bought me a starter kit for Christmas last year and I mainly just loved the different smells – it was a healthier version of using candles. It didn’t release any chemicals or toxins into the air, only a pure scent. While I was in university, exam time was always hard for me, I struggled with stress and had troubles sleeping. I looked into what oils I could use for that. Lavender and Stress Away were recommended, and so began my journey with oils. The Lavender helped me sleep at night, it made it easier to fall asleep and to sleep better too. The Stress Away helped with exams, calmed my anxiety and helped me perform better on my exams as well. Once I got pregnant was when I really started to get into oils. Young Living has so many different products for a more toxic-free environment for my little guy and for my husband and me.

My favorite oils by far are some of the oils that can be used every day. They come in the starter pack making them easy to get ;).


Stress Away




Gently Baby



These oils have many more uses as well. Be sure to check out my Pinterest for more ideas and uses. Subscribe to my email for tips and ideas for different blends and essential oil recipes.

DIY Blends

DIY blends are my favorite part of essential oils. Each essential oil has certain properties that are great for certain things, so by mixing them, you can make blends for particular purposes, like headache relief or a room freshener. My favorite blend so far is my lavender orange room spray.

Lavender Orange room spray:

6 oz amber spray bottle

10 drops Lavender

10 drops Orange

1 oz witch hazel

4-5 oz water

The Dew Drop diffuser, which is one of the diffusers that comes in the starter pack. They function as a humidifier as well as an atomizer, which works to break down the essential oil and releases the scent. By combining certain oils you’re able to create blends that can help with sleep, anxiety and many more. Some of my most recent favorites are my wake up blend and my cold season blend. The possibilities are endless.

How You Can Get Started

Are you interested in essential oils but just haven’t had the time to really look into them. I hope my story and maybe others you’ve come across have given you just enough information to give them a try, I’d love to help you. You can join today and become a wholesale member. This is the way to go, even if you just want to buy a starter kit to try it out, you don’t have to sell anything. By signing up as a wholesale member, you’ll get a 24% off discount FOREVER and only need to spend $50 a YEAR to remain an active member! You can go one step further and sign up for Essential Rewards and enjoy exclusive perks such as loyalty gifts and earn PV points to spend like cash as well as ER bonus gifts.

You can learn more about ER and PV points by visiting https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA/opportunity/essential-rewardsIt’s super easy to sign up, just visit their virtual office and join my team by clicking this link. If you guys do decide to sign up as a wholesale member (not retail), there are so many great benefits this way. There are lots of educational groups and benefits when you join my team to shoot me an email to let me know you joined. Add your Facebook URL or name so that I can find you and get you plugged in. I’d love to be there and hear about yours and your family’s journey with essential oils and how it benefits you guys. Always feel free to ask any questions, I’d love to continue sharing with you guys some of my favorite blends and be apart of your Young Living and essential oil journey. Check out my recipe page for more awesome stuff. Subscribe to my email for further tips and recipes on essential oils. Feel free to ask any questions. I can’t wait to hear how oils are helping you and your family!!

Live Courageously, Love Crystal

********Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you intend to use these products consult a doctor first. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with their doctor. Do not substitute these products for any medication you are taking.

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