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Back to School Essentials with Young Living

One of the best things you can do before the start of the new school year is to invest in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  I wish my family had essential oils when my kids were babies, but I am SO glad that we have them when they begin school.  Besides the typical back to school essentials, don’t forget your Young Living Essential Oils!

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Why the Premium Starter Kit?

The Premium Starter Kit includes 11 essential oils.  10 of these oils are considered “Everyday Oils” because of their versatility for daily use.  They are some of the most popular and best-selling oils.  They are the oils my family uses everyday.  Check out my order oils page for more information on the Premium Starter Kit.

*Always read your bottle labels, check out Young Living’s Web site for more information or contact member services for specific instructions.  If you are pregnant, nursing or under a Doctor’s care, speak with a Doctor first.  For children, make sure they are of appropriate age and are supervised by an adult when using these products.  Always remember for children – DILUTE, DILUTE, DILUTE.  

STRESS AWAY 

Oh, how I love Stress Away!  It is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime and Vanilla pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.*  It also includes Copaiba and Lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium.*  It was created to combat normal everyday stress that may creep up into daily life.*  Click on My Morning Routine with Essential Oils to see one way I use Stress-Away daily.

Back to School with Stress Away

  • Attach an AromaGlide Roller Fitment and roll the oil generously on the wrists and the back of the neck for the first day of school jitters or before an exam.
  • Diffuse 4-6 drops in a diffuser in the morning before school.
  • Apply 1-2 drops to a diffuser necklace or bracelet before school and enjoy the relaxing aroma benefits all day.  Check out my Etsy Shop for diffuser necklaces.

PURIFICATION

This sweet, refreshing scent instantly deodorizes and neutralizes the air with it’s unique blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Myrtle essential oils.*  It also supports healthy looking skin and allows you to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.*

Back to School with Purification 

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops after school when the kids come home smelling like they have been playing all day.
  • Add 1-2 drops onto 2 cotton balls and place them inside stinky shoes.
  • Put 3-4 drops onto wool dryer balls and throw them in the dryer with clean school clothes.
  • Mix a few drops with a daily moisturizer to improve the appearance of healthy looking skin.
  • Before an outdoor field trip, make a mixture of Purification, distilled water and witch hazel into a 2 oz. glass spray bottle and spray all over body to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.
  • Massage 1-2 drops onto the armpits for a natural deodorant.
  • Diffuse 4 drops of Purification with 4 drops of Thieves a few days per week for the ultimate healthy immune support.

LAVENDER

Lavender, the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils.  Everyone needs and can use Lavender!  It is popular for its calming, soothing fragrance, which can add a fresh scent to any room.*  It also makes for a relaxing addition to bathwater and can compliment many skin care products, body washes and/or shampoos.*

Back to School with Lavender

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops before bedtime to help calm the mind and body for restful sleep.
  • Add 4-6 drops to 1 cup of Epsom salts and pour mixture into warm running bath water to help wind-down after a long day.
  • In a 4 oz. glass spray bottle, add 15-20 drops of Lavender with a pinch of Epsom salts and distilled water and then spray mixture every night on bed linens for sound sleep.  Click on DIY Lavender Linen Spray for more information.
  • Put 3-4 drops on wool dryer balls for a natural fabric softener and a lovely calming scent.
  • Mix a few drops with a daily moisturizer for smooth healthy-looking skin.
  • During season changes, add 1-2 drops to a q-tip and rub it to the insides of the nostrils.

R.C.

R.C. is an invigorating blend of Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram and Cypress.*  It creates a cooling and comforting spa-like experience when massaged with a carrier oil onto the skin.*  It also may provide support for a healthy respiratory system.*

Back to School with R.C. 

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops to breathe freely and comfortably.
  • Massage a few drops with a carrier oil onto the chest and feet after physical activity to uplift and inspire.

THIEVES

Thieves is a powerful one-of-a-kind blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Radiata.*  It’s main purpose is to support healthy immune and respiratory function and it contributes to overall wellness.*  This is a back-to-school favorite and a must-have to use daily!

Back to School with Thieves

  • Add 1 drop with 4 drops of a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule and take once daily.
  • During the fall and winter months, make “Thieves Tea” with 1 mug of hot water, 1 drop of Thieves, 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil and add honey for taste.  Click on Thieves Tea for Immune System Support for more information.
  • Invest in all of the Young Living’s Thieves products to support healthy bodies all year long!  They are:  Thieves toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, hand soap, bar soap, hand purifier, household cleaner, wipes, laundry soap, dish soap, fruit and veggie cleaner, lozenges and mints!

LEMON

Lemon contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene which is a key component in many Young Living products, because it may help to support a healthy immune system.*  It is known to energize and cleanse the body too.  It also may support a healthy circulatory system.  Many people like to enhance the flavor of beverages and foods with Lemon essential oil.

Back to School with Lemon

  • Put 2 drops into a vegetable capsule and take 3 times daily or as needed.
  • Use to make “Thieves Tea.”  (See Thieves above)
  • Add 1 drop to the morning glass of water for a refreshing and energizing healthy drink.
  • Make Strawberry Lemonade for the kid’s lunchbox!  Add 2 cups of strawberries with 4 cups of water, 1 juiced lemon, 5 drops of Lemon essential oil and honey for taste.

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense contains the naturally occurring constituent alpha-pinene which is a key ingredient in many of Young Living’s blends.*  It has a warm and woodsy aroma that helps the body relax, feel grounded and balanced.*  It can also help the appearance of healthy skin and it feels great massaged onto the body after physical activity.*

Back to School with Frankincense

  • Before school, add 1-2 drops to a diffuser necklace or bracelet to ease occasional stress throughout the day. (My favorite!)
  • Diffuse 4-6 drops in a home diffuser during homework time to increase attention and concentration.
  • Inhale Frankincense from the bottle after lunchtime to help refocus and regroup.
  • Massage a few drops with a carrier oil to the bottoms of the feet to alleviate nervous energy.
  • Add a few drops to a daily moisturizer for supporting healthy skin.

PANAWAY

PanAway is a stimulating blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils and the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol and eugenol.*  It is the ideal oil to apply after exercise or any other physical activity.*  It creates a soothing, cooling sensation to help relax a tired body.*

Back to School with PanAway 

  • Apply a few drops with a carrier oil to an area of need after sports, exercise or physical activity.

DIGIZE

DiGize is a Young Living exclusive blend of Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli and Juniper essential oils and it contains the naturally occurring constituents menthol, citrol, and zingiberen.*  DiGize can be taken with meals to support a daily wellness regimen.*  It compliments the Young Living nutritional supplements while supporting a healthy digestive system.*

Back to School with DiGize

  • Put 1 drop in a morning glass of milk or juice to help ease everyday stomach butterflies.
  • Add 1-2 drops with a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule and take once daily for digestive system support.
  • Put 1 drop under the tongue after eating cafeteria lunch food!

COPAIBA

Copaiba is a single oil that promotes overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen.* This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene.*

Back to School with Copaiba

  • Mix 1 drop with honey and hot tea to support overall wellness.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a vegetable capsule to magnify the properties of another Young Living Essential Oil.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint is a favorite for many!  It is a very powerful essential oil which may help support normal gastrointestinal function and the body after exercise or other physical activity.*  According to Young Living, “Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.”*

Back to School with Peppermint

  • Add a drop to a morning glass of water or tea to help wake up on those early school mornings.
  • Put a drop under the tongue after meals for supporting healthy digestion.
  • Put a drop on the tongue to freshen breath between meals.
  • Add 1-2 drops with a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule daily to promote healthy digestive function.

Beyond the Premium Starter Kit – 

Once you have a Premium Starter Kit, I would also highly recommend these items when the kids go back to school:

  1. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – It contains powerful essential oils and moisturizing emollients to clean and purify hands.*  Perfect for the backpack or lunchbox!
  2. KidScents GeneYus Essential Oil – Add a few drops to diffuser jewelry to increase focus and concentration throughout the school day.*  KidScents oils are formulated and pre-diluted specifically for kids!
  3. KidScents SleepyIze Essential Oil – Before bedtime massage to the bottom of the feet for a peaceful nights rest.*
  4. KidScents MightyVites Chewable Tablets – The “multivitamin” every kid needs daily!  It contains super-fruits, plants and vegetables that deliver the full-spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients for children’s developing bodies.*

Just to name a FEW!!

Are you ready for the new school year?

Let me know how I can help you.  Feel free to contact me at any time and I will do my best to reply as soon as possible.  Young Living has created a whole new way for us to live or should I just say, it’s been there all along, they just make it easier for us.  I love knowing my family is using 100% pure, natural products to help us live healthy and well lives!  Come join us!

Thank you for checking out my post!

Amy 

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

Young Living’s New US Premium Starter Kit!

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The new Young Living US Premium Starter Kit is AMAZING!!!  I just received mine last week and I was really impressed.  The packaging is beautiful, but more importantly, the oils in the new Everyday Oils Collection are favorites for many!  Young Living has also thrown in some extras to make your essential oil experience that much better!  Check it out below!

What is included?

  • 10 Everyday Oils 5ml bottles – DiGize, Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, Thieves, PanAway, Copaiba, R.C., Peppermint and Purification.  ***If an oil is out-of-stock, you may substitute with an oil of your choice!***
  • Stress-Away essential oil
  • Roller Fitment to attach to any essential oil bottle
  • Diffuser of your choosing!  You can pick between the DewDrop Diffuser ($160), Home Diffuser ($160), Bamboo Diffuser ($170) and Aria Diffuser ($260).
  • 10 essential oil sample packets for sharing with others!
  • Amber glass sample bottles – LOVE THIS!
  • 2 NingXia Red packets
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine!
  • Wholesale Membership – 24% off of all future purchases with NO obligation to sell!

BONUS!

If you enroll with me, I will personally send you a FREE gift to help you on your oil journey.  I will also include you into our team’s exclusive club, “Oil Moxie,” where you will find support and oil resources.  Check out my order oils page for more information and to enroll.

 

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Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

My January Essential Rewards!

Check out what arrived on our doorstep this month for our Young Living Essential Rewards order!  Click on Essential Rewards (ER) to learn about Young Living’s optional autoship program.

What is Bergamot?

Bergamot is used for skin support, relaxation, uplifting spirits and building confidence.*

How will my family use Bergamot?

We love trying and experimenting with essential oils for everyday stress and to help with relaxation.  This is a new oil we are adding to our collection.  It’s always fun to change things up!  Currently, for everyday stress we use Stress-Away, Joy, Peace & Calming, Lavender and Tranquil.  We have heard so many great testimonials about using Bergamot applied to the temples and forehead.

Secondly, did you know some people consider this beard season?  Haha!  Well, living in the midwest, my husband is still sporting his facial hair.  He loves trying out different razors, clippers, shaving creams/gels, etc. (By the way, this is something I know nothing about).  We found a great oil combination for “beard-softening,” which he is looking forward to trying and secretly, I am looking forward to him trying too. Check out the recipe below –

Beard-Softening Oil Recipe
In a 2 oz. glass bottle, add the following:
10 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
5 Drops of Patchouli Essential Oil
3 Drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Top off with Young Living’s V-6 Oil Complex

What is White Angelica?

White Angelica is an essential oil blend made with Bergamot, Geranium, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Spruce, Hyssop, Melissa and Rose essential oils with a base of almond oil.  It is primarily used for emotional support to calm and settle occasional nervousness or stress.*  It can be used aromatically or topically.  It works great applied to the top of the shoulders, on the spine, crown of head, wrists, behind the ears and the back of the neck.

How will my family use White Angelica?

Did you notice Bergamot is used in the blend as well?  White Angelica is another oil we are excited to try for occasional everyday stress – there are lots of options for this!* I’m looking forward to using it in my new diffuser necklace (blog post coming soon)!

As soon as I opened White Angelica, I knew it was going to be my new “perfume.” The aroma is soft and beautiful.  I normally call Joy essential oil my “perfume,” but this one will definitely be my new favorite!  Click on, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils,” to see how I start everyday with Stress-Away and Joy.  I love that I have eliminated store-bought perfumes from my home and now use 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.  Not only are they all-natural, but they can be very beneficial for your health and wellness.*

What is DiGize?

DiGize is an essential oil blend made with Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise and Patchouli essential oils.  It is used to support a healthy digestive system.*  It is recommended to use a vegetable capsule and dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of an oil carrier (such as, Young Living’s V-6 Oil Complex).  One drop can also be added to 4 oz. of goat’s or rice milk.  Check out the supplement facts below.

How will my family use DiGize?

DiGize is our favorite oil to use for our digestive system!  We carry this one with us at all times.  A fellow Young Living Member recommended it for our young son and it has worked great for him!  My husband also takes DiGize in a vegetable capsule or in a cup of milk as often as needed.  He has had wonderful success with it.

What is Peace & Calming?

Peace & Calming is an essential oil blend made with Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blue Tansy essential oils.  The name itself describes this oil.  It is the ultimate oil to help bring peace and calm to the mind and body.*  It settles tensions, eases nervousness, uplifts spirits and promotes relaxation and sleep.*

How will my family use Peace & Calming?

We love to use Peace & Calming in our home diffuser.  All you need is approximately 4-5 drops with water in the diffuser.  You can always adjust the number of drops you prefer.

We use Peace & Calming everyday in our household.  We have been applying this oil daily to our daughter’s feet before bedtime.  It is a very gentle oil.  If you have an AromaGlide Roller Fitment (roller-ball) this is the perfect bottle of oil to add it to.  It makes it much easier and convenient to apply.

We sometimes add a few drops of Peace & Calming to a 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and let it run under warm bath water.  It is great for relaxation and helps the mind unwind before bedtime.*

If we are feeling overtired, irritable or just normal everyday stress, Peace & Calming can be added to the Vita-Flex points of the feet.*

Another way we like to use this oil is massaged onto the backs of our dogs’ ears or on their paws.  We have 2 Yorkshire Terriers and they tend to get a little rambunctious from time to time.  Peace & Calming does the trick!  We even notice a difference when it is just diffused.

What is Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash? 

Thieves Mouthwash contains essentials oils to support healthy gums and teeth.*  After brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth with one tablespoon or capful of Thieves Mouthwash for 30-60 seconds or as needed.  Best part?  It is all natural and safe and made with the best combination of oils to support a healthy immune system!*  Thieves essential oil blend is included in the Premium Starter Kit.  If we had to choose one oil, Thieves would be it and most people agree.  If you love Thieves oil, you will love this mouthwash.  Check out my recent blog post, “Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash.”

How will my family use Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash?

This is only our second bottle of Thieves Mouthwash.  My husband and I both use it daily.  To be honest, if you have sensitive tastebuds, it’s definitely something you have to get used to.  My husband fills the cap with straight mouthwash, I on the other hand, do half mouthwash and half water.  It seems to work great for both of us.  I love knowing we aren’t putting harmful chemicals or ingredients in our bodies either.

If you are interested in trying any of these oils mentioned or are ready to begin your oil journey, I would love to help you.  The best way to start is with the Premium Starter Kit as you can see on my order oils page.  If you have questions, feel free to contact me at any time and I will do my best to respond as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Amy

 

 
Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

2.  Young Living Product Information Pages

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

Essential Oils for Traveling

Since we began using Young Living essential oils, we never leave home without them.  Whether we are going to work, school, a play-date, park, store or restaurant, we have our little on-the-go oil bag with us (see image below).  We usually just have a few of the essentials.   When we are traveling out of town, it is a whole different story!

My On-The-Go Oil Bag
 

 Thank you North Texas Excess Baggage Company

This fall we are preparing for a much-needed family vacation!  As much as I would like to bring my whole essential oil collection, I know it’s not realistic.  So, included in our vacation checklist is a list of our first priority oils.  In this post, I am going to share with you what oils we are packing, why and how we use them.

As you can see from the graphic, we have planned on bringing every oil in the Premium Starter Kit.  Crazy?  Not at all!  They call these “Everyday Oils” for a reason!  From supporting a healthy immune system, skin, relaxation and everyday aches, these oils have my family covered!  I added a few extras on our checklist that we love too.

There are many resources available to teach you about all of Young Living’s essential oils.  If you are interested, I can get you connected to even more!  Contact me for further information.

Deep Relief

This oil blend is not in the Premium Starter Kit, but it is a fantastic one to purchase!  I actually tried it for the first time, because we received it FREE one month in our Essential Rewards (ER) order.  Want to know how to receive your own FREE oils,  click on Essential Rewards to learn more!

We use Deep Relief almost daily in my house.  My husband uses it for everyday aches and I use it for menstrual cramps.

It comes in a 10 ml slim bottle with a roll-on for easy application!  No dilution required.  It is convenient enough to just throw in your pocket or purse when you’re on the go!

DiGize

DiGize goes everywhere with us on an average day, so of course we are taking it along for vacation!  It is not in the Premium Starter Kit, but definitely one we want at all times!  Someone recommended it to us for my son’s tummy shortly after we were introduced to Young Living.  It has helped us all with supporting healthy digestive function.

Frankincense

We don’t normally carry Frankincense with us on a daily basis, but being that we will be away from home and staying multiple nights, it is on the checklist.  I know Frankincense can be used for a variety of different things from relaxation, skin and supporting healthy lung and sinus function, but so far I have enjoyed using it daily on my skin for my complexion.

Joy

Joy is normally not included in my on-the-go bag, but I will definitely be bringing it on vacation.  Check out my blog post, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils,” to see why I love Joy.

Joy essential oil is literally, “Joy,” in a bottle!  It is great for uplifting moods!   I’ve read some testimonials about people who have traded their perfumes/colognes for Joy.  Who wouldn’t love a natural perfume/cologne without the harmful chemicals and toxins and at the same time makes you feel good too?

Lavender

It is called, “The Swiss Army Knife of Essential Oils,” because you can use it for almost everything!  If I could take just a few oils, Lavender would be one of my picks.  We use it daily for everyday stress, but it’s also our go-to for our skin!  We love to diffuse Lavender, massage it on our Vita Flex points, mix it with Epsom salts in a warm bath or just apply directly where it’s needed.

Lemon

We primarily use Lemon for it’s antioxidant properties.  Overall, it is great at supporting a healthy immune system.  If you love the flavoring of Lemon, put a drop in your morning water!

PanAway

PanAway is great for everyday aches or for sore muscles after exercise.  It is best diluted with a carrier oil and applied directly on location or on the Vita Flex points.

Peace & Calming

It was one of the first oils we tried in our Premium Starter Kit.  We knew we were going to try it on our baby who still wasn’t sleeping through the night.  It didn’t take long for us to notice it was working for her!  The whole family sleeps better with Peace & Calming.  It’s a great oil to use for everyday stress too.  Sometimes we diffuse it near bedtime and/or massage onto the bottoms of our feet.

Peppermint

Peppermint goes with us EVERYWHERE!  We use Peppermint for digestive support, energy and more!  It can be diluted in a vegetable capsule or used in a beverage or dish!

Purification

We always carry Purification with us.  This is a good one for skin and for supporting a healthy immune system.  Also, we have family pets and we use Purification to make our own air freshener to dispel odors.

R.C.

We use this to support healthy lung and sinus function.  Hopefully, we won’t have to use this on vacation, but it’s best to be prepared!  It can be diffused or inhaled directly from the bottle.  We like to dilute it with a carrier oil and rub it on our chests, necks, backs and Vita Flex points.

Stress-Away

Come read about Stress-Away in my blog post, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils.”  The oil name, “Stress-Away,” says enough!  I realize vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but sometimes when you get home from vacation, don’t you feel like you need another?  I know I do!  Especially, when we go to Disney!

Thieves

By now, you know Thieves is the oil you should have with you or stocked up at ALL times.  I’ve mentioned Thieves in many of my blog posts.  It is what helps us maintain a healthy immune system and gets us through the fall and winter months!

Valor

Valor is great for a back massage and used for grounding and everyday stress.  Valor can be massaged onto the body.  It can also be applied to the Vita Flex Points.

Need a diffuser for traveling?

Check out Young Living’s Travel Fan Diffuser and USB Orb Diffuser.  Learn how to receive these at wholesale cost on my order oils page.

I hope you found this post helpful!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Thank you!

Amy

Sources:

1.  Young Living 2013 Product Guide

2.  Young Living Product Information Page

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎