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? It’s 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, water 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 😉

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

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. For my favorite blends and DIY recipes check out my recipes

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. Check out my blends here.

How You Can Get Started

Are you interested in essential oils but just haven’t had the time to really look into them? 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. I’ll 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. If you need a more step by step set up option, click here, or shoot me a message and I’ll walk you through it.

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!


Why the oily life?

We know the power of plants, they’ve been using them for centuries. We truly believe they aid in supporting our overall health whether it be physical, mental or emotional. Given my education and beliefs I know that though oils cannot cure or heal all, they can support us in living a healthier lifestyle and aid and support the health of our bodies. They can keep the toxins from everyday products from accumulating in our bodies and in our environments too!

How will I know how to use my oils?

I go through roller blends, diffuser blends and how to use your essential oil starter kit here. The beginning can feel overwhelming so I always encourage my team to take a deep breath and enjoy the process.  Learning about oils is so much fun and it is truly a process, I’m still learning and it’s been years already. By joining my community you will automatically be given access to resources to help you on this journey by getting to know your starter kit and all the benefits of the oils. We’ve got Facebook groups, you can follow along on my Instagram page for more of my daily life with oils. There are also tons of accounts out there that you could follow too!

How do I earn commissions?

By joining our team as a Member you are able to earn commissions off of your sales and earn rewards on your own purchases.  You’ll be provided a link generator you can provide to others as long as you are registered for Essential Rewards (min 100 PV a month). *Income disclosures can be found HERE (link)

What if I can’t afford the $100+ a month but want to earn commissions?

This is why I fell in love with the business side of YL.  They offer so much more than just oils so you are able to switch out products you are already purchasing for non-toxic alternatives.  YL offers everything from essential oils, to the Thieves household line (toothpaste, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, all-purpose cleaner etc.), to beauty (all the makeup), to baby! You can find almost all of the things you are already purchasing here which makes it so much for affordable. We call it transferable buying, you transfer your budget, or the money your spending on everyday products over to YL nontoxic alternative products. This way you get it delivered to your door, and points to get even more oils and products!

Why Young Living?

For myself, I love Young Living’s unmatched seed-to-seal promise that ensures the purity and potency of every oil.  I also really love that I have a one-stop shop to purchase a number of products I am already using and know that they are non-toxic and safe for my family and naturally better for our planet.

What do you recommend I get?

I would highly recommend you purchase a Premium Starter Kit.  This will allow you to get your hands on 11 of the most commonly used oils as well as a diffuser and some additional products we love.  This is the best way to start your oil journey and I couldn’t be more excited for you.

********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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