Our Journey to Essential Oils


When I was in elementary school, maybe the beginning of middle school, my parents made the switch from chemical household cleaners to all natural.  My mom has a chemical sensitivity and needed them out of our house.  I think that’s one of the best things we can do in our homes.  As a family, we started using Shaklee products (and still do to this day!)  I’m about to advertise for Young Living, which offers a few vitamins and natural cleaners, but I’ll never give up my Shaklee supplements and cleaning products.  I will find a way to use them together. :)  (If you’re interested in purchasing anything from Shaklee you can contact my dad here.

All of that to say, natural/organic/whole products and foods are very important to me.  I can’t afford to make the switch to 100% organic food, and still enjoy fast food once in a while, but I’d like to get there eventually.

I’ve heard about essential oils for years, but have never thought to buy any.  Mom & I bought Tea Tree oil a couple of years ago to prevent ticks, but I don’t think I ever opened the bottle.  In the last year or so I’ve read more and more on how oils can take the place of over-the-counter medicines.  I have a few crunchy friends who use essential oils and one let me have a few drops of her eucalyptus oil when B was sick with a cough.  She told me to just rub a little coconut oil on his feet and then rub a drop of eucalyptus over the top.  B slept well and didn’t cough much at all.  I was sold!  Thus began my journey to Young Living.  Most of the information I read was on Pinterest.  Amazing how much you can learn on there.  ha!  I’ve learned a lot in just the 3 months I’ve had my premium starter kit.

A couple things about Young Living:  They set the standard for purity and authenticity.  YL monitors every step of the production of oils from beginning to end through their Seed to Seal process.  Not all essential oils are made equally.  In fact, most oils you can buy at health food stores, etc. are perfume grade.  They are made with very little essential oil and a lot of something else.  Young Living oils are totally pure, organic, and are therapeutic grade.  You can visit their farms, and they want you to. :)  Here is some info on therapeutic grade oils.  Also here.  (Both links have great info!)

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What is an essential oil? 

Essential oils are not actually true oils at all!  They are simply the highly concentrated liquid extracted from most parts of a plant (or rind of a fruit), by water or steam distillation.  It takes a LOT of plant material to make a small amount of oil.  That’s why some are more expensive than others.  However, a little goes a VERY long way.  One 15ml bottle of an oil contains about 285 drops.

How can I order some oils?

I’m so glad you asked!!  You can order wholesale or retail via the Young Living website (enter my number as sponsor/enroller-1636831).

What does wholesale mean?

It’s the absolute best way to buy oils!!  Wholesale members get 24% off every product!  The only requirement is to order a kit ($40-$160) and then purchase a minimum of $50 a YEAR!  That’s it!!!

There is more to come!!  I plan on featuring one of the 11 oils that comes in the Premium Starter Kit over the next few days.  That kit is the BEST deal and you get a lot of oils!!  Let me tell you what’s included in the Premium Starter Kit.

  • 11-5mL bottles of essential oils including: Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Thieves, Purification, Valor, Joy, and Stress Away (pictured above)
  • A home diffuser (retail value $96!!!)
  • Sample packets of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves to share with your friends
  • 2 Ningxia Red 2 oz samples (an antioxidant drink)

Who wants to get healthier and hopefully be able to trash a lot of your medicines?!  Please feel free to email me or leave me a comment with any questions.  Hope to hear from you soon!



Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treament, nor as an alternative to medical advice.  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult individual products labels for safety information.


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