Want to start using essential oils? Read this first!
Essential oils have completely changed my life – and trust me, I was a skeptic when I was first introduced to them. How could sniffing a scent or rubbing an oil on my skin help to improve my 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 basically 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 therapeutic benefits and uses.
How can essential oils help promote the health and wellbeing of you and your family?
There is ample research to support the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, but you’re probably more interested to know how essential oils have helped my loved ones and me…
I stress out easily – when life gets busy or demanding, it tends to wear me out! Lavender and Stress Away are my go-to oils for stress: they relaxe me, calm me down, and takes the edge off my worries. I diffuse them, put them in the bath with epsom salt or put a few drops on my pillow before bed.
I also combine Lavender with Lemon and Peppermint to bring the sniffle and wheeze level down to just about zero in our household, throughout the year. Seasonal sneezing is officially a thing of the past!
Peppermint gets used during work too: I put it in the diffuser in my office where I work, and it helps me focus so much better and enjoy what I’m working on.
I use thieves when I feel like I’m coming down with something to help support my immune system. I can’t remember the last time I had a cold! I also use it in my home made cleaners.
After a workout, I rub PanAway mixed with coconut oil to soothe sore muscles…it has an immediate cooling feeling almost like an icy hot patch!
Those are just a few 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 from the supermarket, 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?
No! I’ve done a lot of research into this and found that many of the essentials oils found in health food stores, specialty stores, boutiques and even online stores are NOT 100% essential oils. The plants used to make them may be exposed to pesticides and other toxins, even if they’re organic they may be processed with chemical solvents or even combined with synthetic fragrances thereby degrading their therapeutic quality. You never really know what you’re going to get.
However, 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 favorites:
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, 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. 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!
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. They never use chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on the plants used for essential oils, which means there is never any concentrated pesticide residue in your essential oils.
Store-bought essential oils are not required to include the ingredients on their labels and the term “natural” or “pure” is not regulated by any governing body. So store-bought oils may say “pure” and “natural” but they may still have synthetic additives. Almost all store-bought essential oils contain a warning “do not ingest”…this is usually an indication that they are not pure. Young Living essential oils are one of the only Essential Oils that are cleared as dietary supplements…this also means that they are regulated and required to disclose all ingredients on the label, which is always unadulterated oils.
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 the our close-knit community for their advice and expertise!
3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and an amazing 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% OFF discount 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!
Ready to buy your Young Living Premium Starter Kit?
Here’s what you get:
TOTAL Value: $300+
You Pay: $150
That’s 50% OFF!
Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit
Click on the “Order Your Starter Kit Now” button below to sign up.
Select “Sign up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit.
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.
Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (You’ll be asked for your social security number in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in future. This is a secure form and the information will never be shared with anyone.)
Create your password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future oils.
Select your order: the “Premium”, “Basic “Plus” or “Basic” Starter Kit. I highly recommend the Premium: it comes with everything you need to get started, and it’s the best value of the three.
Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer.
Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils!
Testimonials for Young Living Essential Oils:
“I was introduced to YLEO’s several years ago while taking a class on Colon Hydrotherapy in Kona, HI. When I returned home, I didn’t know where to purchase YL, so I turned to the oils on the shelves of Whole Foods. It wasn’t until last year, when my son became very ill, that I started to look for something, anything that may help him get better. What I had been using clearly wasn’t working. He was becoming allergic to what seemed like everything and he had a horrible cough that kept us awake at night for about 6 months. That’s when my friend reintroduced me to YL. After 6 weeks of using the oils, (mostly Thieves) his cough was completely gone. Between diet modifications and religiously using the oils, this has been the most healthy our family has been in as long as I can remember… I am beyond grateful to have YL a part of our lives.” – Jessica C., California
“I found YLEOs thru health blogs – (that would be your blog Hannah Healy) Didn’t take me long to decide to purchase the PSK. The oils are helping me detox my entire life. From daily cleaners to replacing OTC medication for relief (muscle & headache) and keeping me healthy and free on all the illness going around this time of year.” -Barb M., Minnesota
“My journey all started with my resolution to find something for headaches other than store-bought pills. I was advised to try lavender, so I started my search for which EO to use. I got an email from Hannah Healy, Healy Eats Real newsletter, and she was talking about YLEOs… And after confirming with my own research that YLEOs are the best on the market, I signed up. My family now stays healthier with thieves and I have gotten rid of almost all headaches and we use almost all EOs instead of man-made synthetic pills.“ -Laura W., Kentucky
Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Pack
Each of the oils in your Premium Starter Pack has SO many fabulous uses, but here are some of the ways in which I like to use them: