How exciting that you are curious about essential oils. Lucky for you, this is the right place to learn more about them. Below I will explain more about what essential oils are, how you use them, how you start and more.
Let’s get started!
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Essential oils are liquids extracted from leaves, seeds, roots and flowers from plants. The oils get extracted through steam distillation or cold pressing, this way they remain in their purest form.
Essential in this phrase stands for the fact the oil contains the essence of the plants fragrance.
Essential oils are pure and therefore more powerful and effective than dry herbs. You can diffuse, inhale and apply the oils. The way you use a specific oil depends on the type of oil.
Exact instructions on usage is always provided on the bottle of the oil.
There are a few areas where you can use your oils:
Positive Emotional State
Helps with: rediscovering balance and joy
Usage: as diffusion, in baths and massages, inhalation or application
Oils: Joy, Lavender, Orange, Peace & Calming, Peppermint, Jasmine Essential Oil
Helps with: feeling tired, toxic and unbalanced body
Usage: to use as nutrition, consumable
Other products: NingXia Red, OmegaGize3, Slique Tea, Longevity
Helps with: non chemical cleaning
Usage: to clean your home
Oils: Lemon, Thyme and Lemongrass essential oil
Other products: Thieves Household Cleaner, Purification Essential Oil Blend
Helps with: natural glow, non chemical beauty routine
Usage: skin and hair routine
Oils: Lavender essential oil, Frankincense essential oil
Other products: Lavender Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream
Helps with: improve your spiritual practice
Usage: application to wrists, feet and behind ears, diffuse
Oils: Sacred Frankincense, White Angelica, Inspiration Essential Oil
Curious about more ways to add oils into your daily routine? Read the YoungLiving blog on 30 ways to use essential oils throughout your day
The advised way to start getting familiar with Essential Oils is by getting a starter kit with diffuser. This way you receive the best selection of oils and you save money by purchasing a pack instead of single oils.
I started with the Premium Starter Kit with Desert Mist Diffuser.
This kit includes the below items:
Other starter kit options can be found here.
There are several companies involved with Essential Oils, but YoungLiving is my go-to.
YoungLiving started in 1993 by D. Gary Young and Mary Young, who had the goal to create pure essential oils and share these with the world.
The production from the oil is based on the Seed to Seal process, which results in the fact that the oils maintain the integrity and potency through ever step of the production process.
This results in the purest oils.
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The reason I started with YoungLiving because of my sister. I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she told me about this oil that she really wanted. I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about and asked her to explain. She told me about how she had been using oils that were helping her sleep better, be more focussed while working (she works from home and it’s so easy to get distracted) and how it made her house smell like Christmas. This made me curious about these oils. After organising her Christmaspresent and her happy face when she received it, I was ready.
I want in!
She helped me organise my own Starter Kit and I am so excited about these products that I want anyone who is interested to be able to receive the right information, which brings me here.
If you are curious, please let me know!
And if you are ready to get started, have a look here to become part of this beautiful community and order your starter kit
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