If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to improve your well-being and live a more fulfilling life. You want to feel energized, balanced, and joyful every day. You want to take care of yourself and your loved ones without relying on harsh chemicals or expensive treatments. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you one of my favourite tools for natural wellness: essential oils. And most importantly, here’s how to use essential oils to make your life better!
Why essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants that have powerful healing properties. They can help you with everything from stress relief and mood enhancement to pain management and skin care. They are fantastic for supporting yours and your family’s wellness. And, if you buy the right ones, they’re a 100% natural option.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to use essential oils in your daily routine to boost your health and happiness. You’ll discover:
- What essential oils are and how they work
- How to choose the best quality essential oils for your needs
- The top 12 must-have essential oils you need in your collection and the easiest and best-value way to get them
Ready to get started? Let’s dive in!
What are essential oils and how do they work?
Essential oils are natural compounds that are extracted from different parts of plants, such as flowers, leaves, stems, roots, seeds, or peels. They contain the essence of the plant’s aroma and therapeutic benefits. I like to call them ‘plant magic‘.
Essential oils work by interacting with your body through different methods of application. You can inhale them, apply them topically, or add them to food or drink (Note: only the oils approved for this use!)
When you inhale an essential oil, the molecules enter your nose and stimulate your olfactory system, which is connected to your brain. This can affect your emotions, memory, mood, and behaviour.
When you apply an essential oil topically, the molecules penetrate your skin and enter your bloodstream. This can affect your muscles, joints, organs, and cells.
When you add an approved essential oil to food or drink (only with proper guidance and caution), the molecules reach your digestive system and then your bloodstream. This can affect your metabolism, digestion, and overall health.
How to choose the best quality essential oils for your needs
Warning! Warning! Not all essential oils are created equal. Some are pure and potent, while many others are diluted or adulterated with synthetic chemicals or additives. I’ll be blunt – if you’re buying cheap essential oils, you’re not getting the real thing AND you’re endangering your and your family’s health.
So, to ensure you get the best quality essential oils for your needs, look for these criteria:
- Purity: The essential oil should be 100% pure and natural, without any fillers, additives, or artificial ingredients.
- Potency: The essential oil should be extracted using the most appropriate method for each plant (such as steam distillation or cold pressing) to preserve its therapeutic properties.
- Source: The essential oil should come from plants that are grown organically or sustainably in their native environment.
- Testing: The essential oil should be tested in a laboratory for purity and potency using methods such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
- Certification: The essential oil should be certified by a reputable organization such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia.
That’s why I only use and recommend essential oils from Young Living. I’ve been using their essential oils for years and I love their quality, variety, and customer service. It’s so nice to know that I don’t have to worry about what’s in their products – I trust their Seed to Seal guarantee because I’ve seen it in action myself at their farms all over the world.
The Best, Easiest and Best Value Way to Buy Essential Oils
If you’re looking for a comprehensive introduction to the power and benefits of essential oils, the Young Living Premium Starter Bundle is the perfect Beginners Box for you.
Plus, there’s no doubt that it is the easiest and the best-value way for you and your loved ones to start enjoying the amazing benefits of essential oils.
The Premium Starter Bundle contains 12 essential oils that can help you with various aspects of your wellness, such as digestion, immunity, mood, skin, and more. You can use these oils in different ways, such as diffusing them, applying them to your skin, or adding them to your water or food.
Here are just some of the benefits and uses of the essential oils in the Young Living Australia Starter Bundle:
- DiGize™: one of our most unique essential oil blends, combining Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils for a spicy, exotic, aromatic blend. DiGize oil also includes Fennel essential oil, the use of which dates back to ancient Egypt. To enjoy its rich, calming scent, diffuse in your home, office, or car. You can even apply it directly to chest, wrists, and abdomen to enjoy its scent wherever you go.
DiGize is great for diffusing before or after large meals or applying topically to the abdomen for a calming aromatic experience.
- Frankincense Wellness: This oil is extracted from the resin of the Boswellia tree and has a rich and woody aroma.
It has traditionally been used in Aromatherapy to:
– enhance nerve function
– relieve bronchial mucous congestion
– decrease mild upper respiratory tract congestion
It can enhance your spiritual awareness and meditation, as well as support aging gracefully. You can diffuse it or apply it to your face or temples.
- Lavender Wellness: This oil is distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant and has a floral and soothing aroma. It’s the ‘Swiss Army knife of essential oils – it has SO many uses.
It’s traditionally used in Aromatherapy to:
– decrease the symptoms and duration of headaches
– relieve toothache
– decrease mild rheumatic aches and pains
– calm nerves and reduce the symptoms of stress and mild anxiety
– be a natural antiseptic for minor cuts and abrasions.
Lavender essential oil can calm and relax your mind and body, promote restful sleep, support skin health and healing, and reduce stress and tension. You can diffuse it, apply it to your pillow or skin, or add it to your bath or massage oil.
- Lemon Wellness: This oil is cold-pressed from the peel of the lemon fruit and has a fresh and citrusy aroma. It’s been traditionally used in Aromatherapy to:
– increase mental stamina and enhance alertness
– reduce nausea
– stimulate blood flow to skin
– support healthy emotional balance.
It can cleanse and purify the air and surfaces, support your digestion, brighten your skin tone, and uplift your mood and energy. You can diffuse it, apply it to your skin or hair, or add it to your water or food.
- Orange Wellness: This oil is cold-pressed from the peel of the orange fruit and has a sweet and fruity aroma. It’s traditionally used in Aromatherapy to:
– promote refreshing sleep and healthy sleep patterns
– relieve constipation and flatulence
– maintain and help regulate a healthy appetite
– reduce the symptoms and occurrence of mild anxiety
– aid in mind and body relaxation
Orange essential oil can boost your mood and confidence, help reduce stress, and add flavour to your drinks or desserts. You can diffuse it, apply it to your skin or hair, or add it to your water or food.
- PanAway®: Containing wintergreen and clove essential oils, Pan- Away® is often used for massage or after exercise. This invigorating and cooling blend has a refreshing scent and is particularly uplifting during moments of exhaustion. PanAway contains naturally occurring constituents: methyl salicylate, gamma-circumene, menthol, and eugenol.
- Peace and Calming®: A gentle, sweet blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. With a comforting, fresh aroma, this soothing and uplifting blend creates a relaxing environment that’s great for the entire family. Peace & Calming promotes calm focus, and can help channel mental energy into a positive outlet. It can also help you sleep better, reduce stress, and calm children and pets. You can diffuse it, apply it to your wrists or neck, or add it to your bath or pillow.
- Peppermint Wellness: This oil is distilled from the leaves of the peppermint plant and has a cooling and refreshing aroma. It’s traditionally used in Aromatherapy to:
– reduce body temperature
– relieve pain and toothache
– decrease symptoms and duration of headaches and mild migraines
– decrease mild rheumatic aches and pains
– maintain a healthy appetite
– help reduce the symptoms and occurrence of indigestion
– relieve nausea
– reduce menstruation pain
– relieve coughs
It can freshen your breath and mouth. You can diffuse it, apply it to your temples or chest, or add it to water or honey.
- R.C.: This blend of three types of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Pine, and other oils is the ideal essential oil blend to support your family’s wellness through the winter months. You can diffuse it, apply it to your chest or throat, or inhale it from a tissue.
- Stress Away™: This blend contains a unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. It’s this distinct mix of Vanilla and Lime that gives Stress Away its unique and pleasant aroma, among other benefits. Stress Away also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application; Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent; and Cedarwood, which features the powerful plant constituent cedrol. These ingredients are expertly blended with the exotic scent of Ocotea.
Stress Away™ is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Its aroma is like a tropical holiday in a bottle and it can help you cope with stress and tension. It can also promote relaxation and well-being, enhance your mood and creativity, and reduce nervousness and irritability. You can diffuse it, apply it to your wrists or neck, or add it to your bath or massage oil.
- Thieves®: This blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils which fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.
With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living uses it as an important ingredient in their full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Make your house smell as clean as it looks by diffusing Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell like chai instead of harsh cleaning formula or fake scent.
- Valor®: This blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and other oils can balance your emotions and energy. It can also increase your courage and confidence, reduce feeling of stress and anxiousness, and align your body and mind.
You can diffuse it, apply it to your wrists or spine, or inhale it from your palms.
Here’s How to Buy Your Premium Starter Bundle
Getting started with Essential Oils is SO easy!
Here’s how to do it in Six Simple Steps. In minutes your beautiful Premium Starter Bundle could be winging its way to your door so you can start enjoying the amazing benefits of essential oils.
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