Oily Avenue // How to use Young Living's Starter Kit oils

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hello Love!

If you've ever been interested in knowing more about Young Living's oils, this is the place for you! Some websites can be salesy and even misleading but trust me, you've come to the right place.

Below I'm going to go over everything that comes in the PSK individually so you know exactly what you're getting when you join Young Living. This is a resource I wish I would have had when I first got my kit! 

Grab yourself a cup of coffee, a notebook, and dig in!

Let's get this class started, shall we?!
One of the first questions I had before beginning my journey with oils was, "Why in the world would I use these things?!" 🤷🏻‍♀️
Anyone else wondering that too? 🙋🏻‍♀️
To put it simply, they're crazy amazing. They can support your body in ways I had no idea was even possible! They're so much more than little bottles that smell good. Allow me to break it down for you. Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can:
+ Reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically
+ Help eliminate toxins in your body
+ Help support the different systems of the body: digestive, nervous, muscular, and more
+ Promote cellular regeneration
+ Pass through the blood-brain barrier
+ Work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain
+ Transport nutrients
+ Be powerful antioxidants
+ Remove toxins in the air
+ Promote healthy, breathable air
+ Be a great alternative to chemical or toxic fragrances

Safety is important when it comes to using essential oils. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information available, but using common sense and starting gradually will help ease any sort of intimidation you might feel as you begin using essential oils in your everyday life, on yourself, and your family. Due to the fact that Young Living's purity and grade of oils is so high, they should be used with wisdom.
If you are diffusing around children or applying oils topically, you need to understand and research what oils are safe to be used around kids and what dilution ratios you need to use. There are a lot of great references out there that can help you with this. Generally, once a child hits 10 years old they are able to process any oil an adult can. Prior to 10 there are oils that need to be used with caution, and dilution will be your best friend.
When storing essential oils, it's important to keep them in a cool, dark place with life tightly closed (and always out of the reach of children). You'll also want to keep a carrier oil (like coconut, olive, vitamin e, sweet almond oil, v6, etc.) on hand for dilution. Always use and store EOs in glass containers, especially when drinking them in water, since most plastic products contain chemicals that can be broken down by the oil.
There are three ways to use Young Living Oils.
Topically, aromatically, and internally.
+ TOPICALLY means to apply directly to the body. We always recommend you dilute your oils with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil or grapeseed oil) until you know how your body is going to react to the oils.
Some essential oils are "hot" oils, so you'll always use a carrier oil with those particular oils (Thieves, PanAway, and Peppermint are all examples of hot oils that should be diluted).
+ AROMATICALLY means to inhale the oils. When you get started with the Premium Starter Kit (more on that soon), you'll receive a diffuser. Diffusing your oils is the easiest way to use them, but you can also put a drop or two in your hands and cup them over your nose and mouth and breathe deeply. You could even put a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and stick it into the vents of your car.
+ INTERNALLY means to ingest them either in drink or food, or by filling a vegetable capsule. Not all oils are made to be ingested so please refer to the label of each oil for proper usage instructions. NOTE: All "Vitality" oils are part of Young Living's dietary oils line and are GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and can be ingested if you choose to do so.

As I always say, the Premium Starter Kit is the BEST way to get started with Young Living! It includes a gorgeous diffuser of your choice, which uses ultrasonic technology to disperse millions of tiny essential oil particles into the air to benefit us GREATLY.
It also includes some literature about Young Living, a Resource Guide, info about Seed-to-Seal, sample packets of Ningxia Red (delicious and SO nutritious) and Thieves Household Cleaner, a bottle of Thieves Hand Purifier, and the best part...
We will go in depth as to what each oil is good for in a few minutes.
It is hands down the best value and best way to get going with oils. We couldn't love it any more than we do.
1. How long do 5ml bottles last? How many drops should you apply topically or diffuse?
- The 5ml bottles each have 85-100 drops
- The 15ml bottles each have 250-300 drops
- Each bottle comes with directions on the label with the correct amount of drops to use per application.
2. If I sign up, do I have to sell?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! In fact, the majority of our members in our community never sell a thing! They get their kit, fall in love with their oils, take advantage of the 24% discount they get, but never sell a thing. There's never any pressure to start a business with Young Living, but here is the opportunity and we make it as easy as possible for you to learn how to do so if you're interested.
3. Do they really work as well as everyone says?
YES! I mean it when I say that my entire life has changed because of oils. We are healthier and living more toxin-free lives, and walking in better emotional health than ever before. I am so, so grateful.
4. I am afraid I'll get oils and not use them.
I have learned a thing or two over the last couple years and I'm pumped to share my knowledge and show you all the best resources. You will NOT end up with a kit in a box in a drawer somewhere...I won't allow it! We use them every single day, several times per day, and I bet your bottom dollar you will too!
5.Does it matter who I get my kit from? Can't I just go to youngliving.com and grab it that way?
It actually REALLY matters who you sign up with and NO you shouldn't just go to YL's website and sign up that way. Something people don't realize when purchasing YL oils for the first time is when you do so you are joining a "team" or "community". Doing your research on who you are grabbing your kit from is SO SO VERY IMPORTANT! When you don't get someone's link to sign up with, you'll be placed under someone you may not know. You'll want to make sure you sign up with someone you know and trust so that you have the support you need to further learn about oils & using them safely after your kit arrives.
6. Can I use them with my kids?
YES! And the person you grab your kit from will help you to know how to do it safely.
7. Is there a reason to go with Young Living over the other slew of brands out there?
ABSOLUTELY! Through all my research and experience, YL is the only brand I would trust to use on myself and my family. They have a promise that from the seed planted in the ground, all the way through harvesting and distilling and hardcore testing the oil for impurities and then sealing the bottle, we have 100% control over what happens. That is peace of mind at it's finest...nothing but the purest, best essential oil from the earth will ever be found in these bottles. It's a guarantee and I love it so much!
Now, let's break down those oils I told you about!

Lavender is considered "the swiss army knife" of all oils and you will likely find yourself reaching for it often. Just a drop will help soothe your skin, especially after those days of being out in the sun too long! A drop in a new tube of mascara can result in fuller, longer eyelashes as well! How cool is that?!
Need seasonal support? Combine lavender, lemon, and peppermint to support healthy respiratory function and help you enjoy the seasons with ease.
Lavender is very calming and we use it to support a good night's rest and relaxing environment. We love to combine it with Peace & Calming and Valor (which we'll break down soon) for those nights where we need a little extra help falling and staying asleep.

This is another one that we use for everything! You can use it for baking (hello yummy lemon cookies) as well as in your water to help your body flush out toxins and keep it healthy and well.
A drop or two of lemon will also help you get sticky, hard-to-remove items or residue off of windows or other surfaces with ease. BUH-BYE cruddy TJMaxx stickers!
We also clean with lemon often! Talk about the entire house smelling wonderful! We love to add it to our DIY cleaning recipes and our Thieves Household Cleaner for an extra oomph!
Lemon is very cleansing for our bodies as you just learned, and sometimes we use this topically on problem areas on our skin too! (Just be sure to use it at night as it is photosensitive).
Talk about versatile!

This is one of the oils that I will never find myself without and is always in my purse for on-the-go support. Check out some ways we can use this baby (there are so many - are you seeing the theme here so far?!)
+ Supports proper digestive system - Take a few drops in a veggie capsule with carrier oils to help support proper digestive function & promote healthy bowel function.
+ Helps with occasional nausea - Rub peppermint oil on your stomach (diluted) to help alleviate nausea, or in a capsule. You can also rub it on the bottom of your feet for added support.
+ Suppress appetite - Take a veggie capsule with 2 drops of peppermint & 4 drops of carrier oil to help suppress appetite.
+ Use in baking - We LOVE to make peppermint brownies. We cheat and use a box of brownie mix and add 2 drops to the batter. It adds great taste. Pair it with mint ice cream and you're in heaven!
+ Helps with occasional feelings of fullness - You can rub it on your stomach to help alleviate feelings of fullness, or take in a veggie capsule to help as well.
+ Apply 2 drops of carrier oil and 2 drops of peppermint to temples & back of neck to aid in head tension relief.
+ Diffuse Peppermint to aid in taking deep, clear breaths
+ Diffuse to help promote focus and clarity. Perfect for any student!
+ Use in a refreshing massage - Peppermint provides support to the nervous system and supports proper joint & cartilage function. It also has a cooling sensation, perfect for any muscles that need relief.
+ When you don't even want to address the piles of laundry you have around the house, the dirty dishes in the sink, and the other 20+ items

Our bravery oil!
Valor is a woodsy, grounding aroma that is great for massages and other topical and aromatic uses. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.
This blend is by far one of our favorites and it has an incredible value in the Starter Kit! It retails for $52.30!!
+ Chills us out (which is why it's amazing at bedtime)
+ Deals with all of the emotions (except resentment + Release is good for that)
+ Helps us focus
+ Gives us the "oomph" we need to tackle new things
+Gets us past our worries of new faces and places
+ Known as "chiropractor in a bottle" so we roll it on our backs to keep ourselves aligned.

This blend combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin essential oils with a hint of Spearmint to create refreshing uplifting feelings.
Add a drop of this to your water to keep you excited about drinking your daily water intake so you can stay properly hydrated. Citrus Fresh Vitality can provide an internal boost with it's antioxidant content (d-limonene - google that!). It can boost your immune system to keep it working in tip-top shape. It can be cleansing to your systems and help you with detoxing properly.
Citrus Fresh provides a clean, fresh scent for any environment and also purifies the air!
Don't forget to try Citrus Fresh for emotional support, too! I love to wear it on my wrists and inhale to help support mental clarity, calm my emotions, and reduce stressful feelings!
Apply four drops to your neck to help boost energy!

Trust me when I say that this oil right here just might become your favorite.
It's a perfect combination after a workout, or a lifesaver for those days when you've overexerted yourself physically. This blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils can be use in a massage to help ease muscle discomfort.
My favorite recipe to use PanAway for is a muscle rub!
8 drops PanAway
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Valor
1 tablespoon Coconut oil
4 oz mason jar or roll on
Put coconut oil + EOs in a glass bowl, mix everything together and place in jar. Rub on your muscles after exercise.

DiGize Vitality is a blend of Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils that was formulated to aid healthy digestion.
It's rich, unique aroma and taste can be calming and comforting. This oil is one that goes with us everywhere, especially when traveling! I don't want to be caught without it. You can use it as a dietary supplement in veggie capsules to help support a healthy digestive system. We love to pair it with Peppermint Vitality for that extra boost in support!

Raven is a powerful blend of Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata. Raven is our go-to EO for respiratory support for ages 6+. It helps support a healthy body temperature and we love to make a soothing chest rub with Raven and a carrier oil.
TIP: Try diffusing it in a steamy bathroom or adding a drop to the corner of your shower!
Have littles under 6 that need lung support? Check out SniffleEase which is a part of Young Living's Kidscents line and prediluted!

Stress Away is literally vacation in a bottle and it does exactly what the name suggests! It helps bring relief to everyday stresses we all can feel.
This blend of Copaiba, Lime, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Ocotea, and Lavender essential oils smells amazing and when diffused or applied topically provides a calming aroma and feeling.
If you or your kiddos need some calm in your life, I love diffusing it with Frankincense.
And if you want to pretend you're on a beach getaway, combine it with Citrus Fresh in your diffuser!

Frankincense is known as the "holy anointing oil" and is arguable one of the most recognizable essential oils due to it's wide range of supportive properties, as well as being one of the gifts given to baby Jesus.
It is honestly INCREDIBLE at supporting the skin. I roll it on my face "neat", which means without a carrier oil, at night and have never felt better about my skin. It's great to add to facial moisturizers as well.
We also love to diffuse during meditation or while journaling as it helps support focus and grounding of emotions.
Here are some more ways to use Frank:
+ Concentration - Rub 1-2 drops on the back of neck or put in your diffuser to help improve concentration. Frank is one of my go-to "study oils"! Hear that, teachers?!
+ Moods - Diffuse 3-4 drops to uplift your mood
+ Everyday stress - Apply to the temples and wrists
+ Skin - To support normal aging skin under daily moisturizer. I don't know about you, but I'm trying to push those fine lines off as long as I can...and at an average of $100 for those fancy anti-aging creams, I'd much rather just add something natural to my face cream.
+ Meditation - Where my yoga friends at?!
+ Brittle nails - Apply several times per week to nails and base of nails
+ Sleep - diffuse at night along with lavender for a restful night's sleep.

Thieves Vitality is one of YL's most popular oil blends and it has a spicy scent and flavor. Thieves was inspired by the legend of 4 thieves who formulated a combination of Clove, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Lemon they used while stealing from the dead during the plague.
Tested for it's cleaning abilities, Thieves is highly effective in supporting the immune system and overall good health. 
Thieves is an important ingredient in our home cleaning and personal care products, replacing harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.
We use Thieves daily to keep our immune systems in tip-top shape, and we love making a soothing tea using honey, Thieves Vitality, Lemon Vitality, and warm water.

Peace & Calming - the name says it all!!
This oil encourages deep relaxation and is incredible for supporting nighttime routines. It is known for quieting and calming the mind, uplifting the mood, and smells incredible.
Add this oil to your diffuser for a comforting, fresh aroma. This blend features Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, patchouli, and the coveted Blue Tansy.
In our home, we also use P&C for:
+ Nervous feelings
+ Keeping our attention span at a good level
+ Applying to our feet for a full body rest
+ Diffusing for a peaceful, calm environment
+ Using in a roller bottle with other oils for easy on-the-go calming
+ Working through feelings of anxiousness, stress, worry, and fear
And if you have little babes in the house you can use it for:
+ Tantrums
+ Getting baby to chill out during that "witching hour"
+ Applying or diffusing in the car during traffic or yucky weather, or if the children are getting whiney and bored.

So now that you know all about the oils that come with the kit, let's talk about the diffuser options you have!
1. The Desert Mist diffuser
This gorgeous diffuser is included in the base price of the PSK and it's hands-down my favorite option. It can run up to 10 hours and has a candle light flicker mode, plus a bunch of other color options!
2. The DewDrop diffuser
This option is also included in the base PSK price. It has 11 LED colored light options, including the candle flicker mode as well. It can run 5, 8, or 10 hours on intermittent mode.
3. The Rainstone diffuser
YL's Rainstone has 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 hour settings, 5 soft LED light settings, a negative ionizer, and remote control for easy use. It is an exquisite piece of art to complement any decor and transform any space into an inviting, aroma-filled atmosphere.
4. The Aria diffuser
The Aria is a unique, stylish way to bring the benefits of essential oils into your home or workplace. It runs on 2, 6, and up to 12 hour times, when set in intermittent mode. With LED lights, matching wood remote control, and built in speakers with audio cable that allows you to listen to your own music, it will become your absolute favorite.

On top of the 12 oils and diffuser, here's what else you get with your Premium Starter Kit:
+ NingXia Red is our superfruit, antioxidant drink that is blended with whole wolfberries from a providence in China where the residents live to be over a 100 years old regularly!! We drink this daily in our home, and love what it does for our bodies.
+ Next up, Thieves Spray! Recently Young Living has provided a temporary upgrade to thieves Spray in the PSK. I keep this in my purse at all times, because I never know when I'll need it. One quick spray deodorizes the air swiftly and efficiently! Use it in your vehicles, bathrooms, office, or kitchen! Its spicy fragrance is physically and emotionally uplifting and everyone will love it!
+ Thieves Hand Purifier is made with all-natural ingredients. No icky alcohol smell and no stickiness that you feel with conventional hand sanitizers. It's really amazing!

Thank you so, so much for joining me! This has been a lot of fun and hopefully you've had your questions answered. There's so much more that these oils can do for you and your family, but this class was designed to scratch the surface and show you just how amazing these oils are. If you have any further questions, please ask them in the comments below or feel free to email me at oilyavenue@outlook.com. We are here to help you get started on your oily journey and discover just how much these oils will change your life!!
Starter Kit Review
As you can see, the PSK is a comprehensive introduction into the wonderful world of essential oils. Let's take a look at everything you get with the starter kit:
+ Lavender (5ml)
+ Peppermint Vitality (5ml)
+ Lemon Vitality (5ml)
+ Frankincense (5ml)
+ Thieves Vitality (5ml)
+ Citrus Fresh (5ml)
+ Raven (5ml)
+ DiGize Vitality (5ml)
+ PanAway (5ml)
+ Stress Away (5ml)
+ Valor (5ml)
+ Peace & Calming (5ml)
+ A diffuser of your choice
+ 2 Roller Fitments
+ Thieves Spray
+ 2 NingXia samples
+ Thieves Hand Purifier
+ Product Guide and price list
+ Essential Oil magazine
+ Access to our private Facebook educational groups
That's a whole box of goodness headed your way!! It's like Christmas in a box when it shows up on your doorstep.
If you're ready to get started,  you can CLICK HERE to get checked out.

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