Essentials Oils

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds. Some people like to call essential oils “nature’s living energy” because they contain unique constituents that provide a host of benefits.

Most essential oils are extracted from plant sources using steam distillation and are highly concentrated, making them far more potent than dried botanicals.

Essential oils are volatile, which means that the scent of the oil rises quickly into the air.

They are also versatile, with a wide variety of uses. Some people use essential oils to enliven an environment, support different body systems, or just for their great scents. However you choose to use essential oils, chances are someone else has tried that same use in the past. If you still don’t know where to start, rest assured that each essential oil is labeled with instructions for use. (Young Living Essential Oils, Introductory Presentation)

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How to Start Using Essential Oils

You can use some oils aromatically, some topically, and some can even be taken internally.


I love Lavender essential oil because it smells like walking through a field full of flowers.  You can easily place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and cup your hands over your nose and mouth to inhale deeply.  You can also use a diffuser, which creates a fine aromatic mist that can be used in any environment.


Many essential oils can be applied to the skin.  This type of direct application is a great way to support your skin due to quick benefits and absorption.  One great area to apply oils to topically is to the soles of your feet.  Rub a few drops to the area at the base of your toes.


An easy way to begin using essential oils is by adding them to their diet.  Flavor your water with Lemon or Orange essential oils, your tea or hot chocolate with Peppermint, or Thieves essential oil to a glass of apple juice for great health benefits.  Essential oils can also be used in cooking to add dynamic flavors to your dish.

Young Living offers a wide variety of diffusers, and when you enroll as a new member, you will receive a diffuser in your Premium Starter Kit.  This kit also includes some of the most popular essential oils (many of which that have been mentioned above); sample packets of NingXia Red; shareable materials; sample packets; a roller ball and more!

It’s everything you need to get started and to discover the great benefits to your health and wellness naturally.

How to Place an Order

It’s easy for you to get your hands on the essential oils you need in the time frame that you need it.  Unlike some organizations that require a consultant to place an order for you, Young Living provides a virtual office that you can use to submit your order, at your own convenience.  They also offer two great options for placing your order.

Become a Member

By becoming a member of Young Living you will save 24% off retail pricing. Membership will also give you the option to participate in reward programs and have the flexibility to refer customers and earn a commission.  All new members signed up at the above link will receive an Essential Oil Starter Guide (mailed separately).

Order as a Retail Customer

Ordering as a Retail customer affords you the opportunity to purchase at your own level of need.  However, products will be at the full retail price and you will not be eligible to participate in the rewards program or earn a commission from any referrals.

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Questions about Essential Oils?

Not sure what oils to use or which to start out with?  Have a more in depth question that you’re having trouble answering?
Email me and I’ll be happy to talk with you to find you what will most benefit you and your family.