What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the most powerful part of the plant – they are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins and herbs.
These oils provide support for every system in your body; they can be used as a chemical free cleaning alternative in your home; and for emotional and spiritual support in you and your loved ones everyday living.
Tests have shown essential oils reach the heart, liver and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled. When applied topically, they were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds. Normally they last in 3-6 hours in a healthy body.
The English apply them topically, the French cook with them, and the Germans diffuse them – you can do whatever works for you and your family!
Young Living’s Seed to Seal Process
Sourcing – all of Young Living’s farms are vetted through a rigorous background check to ensure that the land has never been used with any form of chemicals.
Science – their oils are tested in an in-house lab, as well as two independent, respected, and accredited labs to ensure their highest purity.
Standards – Young Living developed an expanding list of 20 potentially harmful or harsh additives that may appear in mainstream products but will never be found in their line.
The Purest Oil
Oils come in a varying degree of purities.
* Grade A oils are therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.
* Grade B oils are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders or carrier oils.
* Grade C oils are perfume oils that contain chemicals and solvents that can help the supplier gain a higher yield of oil per harvest or are diluted with alcohol.
* Grade D is known as ‘floral water’, which is a byproduct of Grade A distillation.
Young Living’s Seed to Seal process ensures all of their oils are Grade A. Each plant is weeded by hand without the use of pesticides, chemicals or weed killers and harvested at their peak to get the most oil from the plant, without any distillation short cuts.
All the ways to use oils..
There are many ways to introduce oils into your everyday living and make them a habit for healthier living.
- Hand Cupping – simply open the bottle, place it under your nose and take a breath in — or put a couple drops on your hands, cup them around your face and breathe in
- Jewelry Diffusing – a porous piece of jewelry/bead that you place essential oils on or in and wear
- Body Application – apply the oil to your skin for quick absorption! Bottom of your feet, along your spine, or behind your ears for example!
- Spritzers & Sprays – dilute your favourite oil with a carrier oil, or a DIY project with witch hazel and water for a room spray to freshen up the house.
- Diffuser – easy as 1, 2, 3… add water to your diffuser and 4-6 drops of oils, turn on and walk away!
Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.
Promotes overall wellness, supports nearly every system in the body and is a great skin oil!
Also know as a magnifier – every time your use it with another essential oil, it will magnify the effects of that oil. It can help you use less of an expensive oil, or get a bigger benefit of that oil.
Tip: Mommas with teething babes out there – mix coconut oil, Clove and Copaiba oils to create a soothing teething ointment.
A blend of pure tarragon, ginger, peppermint, and other essential oils that may bring about calming feelings and provide symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort
Tip: Add 2 drops of Digize along with a drop of peppermint, to water for a stimulating beverage, or take in a veggie capsule internally to support digestion.
Known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength. The ancient Egyptians used the oil to promote younger, fresher looking skin.
Diffuse during meditation to help with grounding and purpose, but I challenge you to research the other 1001 ways to make Frankincense your everyday oil!
Tip: always buy the 15ml bottle of this one – you’ll be surprised as to how many DIY recipes & blends call for this amazing oil.
Known as the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils because of its many uses.
It’s everyone’s favourite ‘unwind’ oil as it promotes a calm, soothing environment. When inhaled, it can act as a nervine and calmative, which enhances relaxation; it can also reduce the symptoms of cold & cough and relieve a headache.
Tip: Add a few drops to your evening bath, or simply add a rollerball to the top of the bottle and leave it on your bedside table to apply each night before you fall asleep.
Smells exactly like you’d imagine – but better! Everyone loves the fresh scent, especially when used to clean with and get rid of musty smells. It’s also known as a key ingredient in Thieves and NingXia Red, which help support your immune system.
Tip: add this oil to your food or water to enhance its flavor or diffuse lemon and orange together to create a citrus mix! Mommas out there – have some marks or nicks from kids playing? Use the oil straight instead of those magic marker erasers!
This one is well worth the investment – it’s an amazing mix of wintergreen, and clove. Apply after exercise to soothe your muscles, or on stiff joints to relieve pain. It also supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration.
Tip: Dilute this oil with a good quality carrier oil like Young Living’s V-6, or a fractioned coconut oil before applying – it makes the oil last a bit longer, and slows down the absorption rate to extend the effects.
Ohhhh peppermint is a staple in our home. It is also the main ingredient in my headache blend! It supports gastrointestinal comfort acting as a carminative and antispasmodic. When inhaled, it reduces symptoms of cold & cough and when applied topically, it helps to relive joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.
Tip: before, during or after a workout or strenuous activity, open the cap and place the bottle under your nose for a deep breath giving you an energizing aroma and renewed feeling of vigor.
Containing citronella oil, this sweet, refreshing blend instantly deodorizes unpleasant odors in the air when diffused. Add to a carrier oil to moisturize your skin or for a soothing massage on your feet. Use in a spray to enjoy an annoyance-free outdoor experience!
Tip: add a few drops to the end of a wood clothespin and place on your car vent for a chemical free air freshener.
An invigorating blend of cypress, spruce, and three varieties of eucalyptus that is comforting when applied to the chest and throat. Diffuse for a soothing aroma or rub on feet and chest to help clear your sinuses.
Tip: create your own DIY shower melts for a ‘vicks vapor rub’ effect in the bathroom!
Honestly? The first and last oil I will ever truly love and always turn to. It’s a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.
Historically this oil was first discovered during the 15th century when the bubonic plague was rampant. Four thieves were known for robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions without contracting the disease as they wore masks that were doused with the oil. The thieves were given leniency by the judge if they shared how they avoided becoming infected. Later in Europe, physicians were known for wearing long coats, brimmed hats and masks with long beaks that contained the same herbs & oils the thieves used.
Diffuse, ingest, apply topically, use for cleaning – the uses are almost endless!
Tip: my favourite? Rub directly on the bottom of your feet, then hand cup and inhale each night to avoid getting sick (especially when travelling). I even dilute and rub on my son’s feet to help boost his immunity before he heads to daycare!
Northern Lights Black Spruce
Coming from our own province – a farm in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, when diffused, it gives off a rich, woodsy and invigorating scent.
Add it to skin care products or apply topically to help improve the appearance of dry skin. It can be applied anywhere, including to the bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck, or used for massage.
Tip: Is the man in your life rolling his eyes at your new found ‘oil collection’? Hook him by diffusing this woodsy scent or create a DIY cologne roll on for him! Not all the oils you love smell like lavender or patchouli!
Final closing statement
So why do you need these oils?! You could be spending this money a new fun toy, or saving for a vacation – both of which I might add, have an end date.
All I am asking is that you consider taking care of your body, mind & soul first and foremost. I am simply asking you to start small and begin to create a chemical-free home and daily routine.
The Premium Starter Kit is $199 plus tax & shipping. It includes a beautiful diffuser, 11 oils (and usually a bonus oil), a rollerball, two sample packages of NingXia Red and lots of literature to get you started. Without the diffuser it’s basically 12 oils for $85 ($7/oil – good luck finding that price in any other store for Grade A oils).
You can start your journey by ordering the kit, or just an oil or two – you are not locked into anything else, ever.
Interested? Click this link (bit.ly/mountainessentials) and purchase a kit, or reach out to me and I can answer questions & concerns, and walk you through everything by phone, email, text – you name it.
Lastly, a huge THANK-YOU for taking the time out of your day to read everything and take the deep dive into the world of oils – I promise you won’t regret it.