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Learning to Use Your Starter Kit (Part 4)

Welcome back! Let’s dive into the last three oils in the kit: DiGize, PanAway, and Stress Away.

DiGize

Digize

Enjoy your favorite meals and find additional comfort after one bite too many. DiGize® Vitality is formulated with oils to help support and cleanse your digestive system and supplement your daily wellness routine.* This proprietary combination of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Patchouli, and Lemongrass is popular for its powerful and effective properties. The Topical/Aromatic labeled DiGize is the perfect aromatic accompaniment to a large meal, the blend helps create a post-dinner calm when diffused. You can also apply it topically to add a degree of restorative comfort.

Below are some of our favorite ways to use this oil in your everyday life.

  • Support your digestive system! Use DiGize Vitality daily as a dietary supplement by adding 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule.
  • Make a soothing tea with powerful antioxidant properties by adding honey and DiGize Vitality to a steamy mug of water.*
  • Add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality to water for a stimulating beverage that also benefits your digestive system!
  • Take DiGize Vitality and Essentialzymes-4 before your meals to support wellness.*
  • Add a drop of DiGize Vitality under your tongue before or after a large heavy meal.
  • Add a drop of DiGize Vitality to your morning NingXia Red routine, to help support a healthy digestive system.
  • After a heavy meal, you can use DiGize for its comforting aroma by adding a drop straight into your belly button and rubbing the excess oil around your tummy.
  • The smell of DiGize is very distinct, so for those of you who may not enjoy the scent, applying it on the bottoms of your feet is another great and effective option.
  • It is uncommon to diffuse DiGize, but Digize does provide a calming scent. If you enjoy the scent, try combining a few drops of Digize with Peppermint in your diffuser. Play with different diffuser recipes to find one that you enjoy!

DiGize is a conversion oil for many people!

Try this DIY.

DigizeDIY

 

PanAway

PanAway

Turn your post-workout moans and groans into oohs and aahs with the cooling sensation of PanAway®.** This powerful blend synergistically combines Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils. Many sports creams try to synthetically mimic the same powerful constituents that are naturally found in PanAway essential oil blend—menthol and methyl salicylate—from pure Peppermint and Wintergreen. Why not get benefits directly from the source?!?

How can you use PanAway?

  • Treat tired muscles to a cool, tingling sensation after a long race or a day working in the yard by combining PanAway with carrier oil in a massage.
  • Give feet a break by applying diluted PanAway in a relaxing massage.
  • Fight stress and let PanAway’s cool, refreshing aroma lend a little support by applying a single drop to your temple.
  • Make your own post-workout cream by adding PanAway to your favorite DIY recipe, non-scented lotion, or coconut oil.
  • Apply it to your neck, scalp, and shoulders in the morning with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for an uplifting, refreshing aroma.
  • Dilute and apply to ankles, knees, shoulders, and joints as needed.

Remember, the oils in PanAway are very powerful, especially Wintergreen. This oil has a childproof cap because of the high amount of Methyl Salicylate from Wintergreen. Make sure to dilute with a carrier oil before application if you are new to essential oils or have sensitive skin, and use dilute heavily and use caution with small children.

Try making this DIY.

PanwayDIY

 

Stress Away

StressAway

If you need a vacation, transform your home into a peaceful getaway with the help of Stress Away. The proprietary formulation of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender essential oils have a sweet, complex aroma that can help ease your worries and calm your mind. Its distinct, tropical mix of Vanilla extract and Lime essential oil give Stress Away its unique aroma that’s the perfect oil to help you relax in a personal oasis.

8 way to unwind with Stress Away:

  • Unwind after a long day by adding a few drops to a hot bath.
  • Bring Stress Away into your yoga practice for extra help in finding centering and balance.
  • Wear Stress Away as a unique, calming personal perfume by dabbing it on pulse points.
  • Relax before bedtime by applying it at the base of your neck, shoulders, and temples.
  • Diffuse Stress Away in your home after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma that helps promote feelings of relaxation.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the vent of your car to create a calming environment during a long drive or rush-hour traffic.
  • Add Stress Away to Epsom salts for a relaxing bath.
  • Keep a Stress Away in your travel bag or purse to use before rush-hour traffic, visiting hectic airports, or taking long road trips. You can also try adding a few drops to a cotton ball and placing in the vent of your car to create a calming environment during a long drive or rush-hour traffic.

Try this DIY.

Stress Away Car Freshener

Watch this video to make a great mood soothing balm.

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.


See you in two hours for the next installment of this series, where we will share a valuable infographic summarizing each oil’s benefits and the diffusers with the kits!

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Learning to Use Your Starter Kit (Part 3)

Welcome back! Let’s dive into four more of the oils: Frankincense, Thieves Vitality, Citrus Fresh, and Raven.

Frankincense

Frankincense

From enhancing spiritual and meditative practice to use in beauty routines, Frankincense essential oil is one of the most powerful essential oils and has a broad range of uses. The earthy, uplifting aroma is perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, Frankincense can help you maintain the appearance of radiant skin. Its ability to smooth the appearance of healthy skin explains why this oil is a key ingredient in our Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™.

Frankincense has been traded around the Middle East and Africa for more than 5,000 years. In many parts of the world it is considered a holy anointing oil and has been used for thousands of years in religious ceremonies. During ancient times, it was valued more than gold and only those with great wealth and abundance had access to it. Frankincense is mentioned in one of the oldest known scientific records, the Ebers Papyrus, dating from the 16th century B.C.

Frankincense contains the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, limonene, sabinene, and beta caryophyllene. These constituents play a major role in blends like Brain Power, Awaken, Highest Potential, Forgiveness, and a popular personal care products.

Young Living also offers Frankincense Vitality essential oil. It is the same pure essential oil, but is labeled specifically for internal use. This immune-supporting superstar can help bolster your oral health and hygiene and supports your overall health and well-being.*

11 Ways to use Frankincense & Frankincense Vitality essential oil:

  • Elevate your beauty routine by adding Frankincense to your daily facial moisturizer for a radiant glow and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Turn a boring nighttime routine into a luxurious getaway with Frankincense essential oil. Play some soft music and take a momentary escape to soothe your skin and balance your spirit.
  • Pamper yourself—help reduce the appearance of uneven skin and blemishes by gently massaging anywhere skin needs a boost, aided by the lotion or carrier oil your skin loves most.
  • Create a safe and comforting environment by diffusing this oil’s empowering aroma, particularly when you are seeking purpose or engaged in prayer or meditation.
  • Add Frankincense to the back of your neck during yoga and meditation for calming aromatic properties that can support spirituality and inner strength.
  • Promote feelings of relaxation by diffusing during your nightly routine. Frankincense blends well with Cedarwood, Lavender, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood.
  • Add it to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and massage into muscles after a workout or prolonged activity.
  • Add a few drops to a Young Living Lavender Bath bomb and drop in a warm back for a spa-like experience.
  • Apply Frankincense to the back of your neck and temples while studying to create an uplifting and focused atmosphere.
  • Add 1-2 drop of Frankincense Vitality to your daily dose of Ningxia Red to enjoy the smooth flavor and support healthy immune function.
  • Add 1-2 drops of Frankincense Vitality to a vegetarian capsule daily to support your overall health. Try it combined with a drop of Copaiba Vitality and Lemon Vitality!

My favorite way to use Frankincense is to diffuse it when studying my Bible, meditating, journaling, or praying. I also add two drops to Vitamin E oil and massage that into my face before going to sleep. If I am short on funds, I will purchase Elemi, which some people call “The Poor Man’s Frankincense”.

Watch this video to learn more about this powerful oil.

 

Thieves Vitality

ThievesVitality

Legend has it that in the 15th-century, French authorities offered leniency to a group of thieves in exchange for their secret aromatic mixture used while robbing graves. Their formulation of powerful botanicals was believed to protect them while they pillaged communities. Centuries later, we know that this secret blend of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals contained powerful, naturally derived constituents that may have protected this band of bandits.

Legend or not, Thieves® essential oil and Thieves Vitality™ provide both wellness support and the power to care for your home without synthetics or harsh chemicals. Thieves combines Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Clove essential oils to create one of the most popular Young Living products.

Thieves has a warm, spicy scent that makes it perfect for diffusing anywhere and everywhere! You can also apply it topically to access the powerful cleansing properties. Using Thieves essential oil is easy because versatile, potent, and effective.

Below are some ideas for incorporating Thieves essential oil around your home:

  • Neutralize strong unwanted odors by diffusing Thieves for a warm, inviting fragrance.
  • Thieves is cleansing when applied topically—combine with a carrier oil and apply to your throat, neck, or bottom of your feet.
  • Diffuse to freshen the room while cleaning out the fridge or in areas where rancid odors may be present.
  • Combine with a carrier oil and apply on the feet for a warming foot massage.
  • Add a few drops of Thieves into Epsom salts and soak in a warm bath. This is especially beneficial during winter months.
  • Diffuse 6-8 drops to create a peaceful cozy environment.
  • Add into your DIY cleaning recipes—especially great as a carpet refresher when combined with baking soda and sprinkled on the floor before vacuuming!
  • Diffuse in bedrooms during seasonal changes.

Young Living also has Thieves Vitality™ which was specially formulated so that you and your family can enjoy the benefits of Thieves essential oil internally. Warm and spicy, Thieves Vitality can provide daily comfort in a cup of tea, but this synergistic blend of oils also combines to boost overall wellness and support a healthy immune system. Full of antioxidant properties, this blend can also be cleansing to the digestive system.*

  • Support your immune system by taking a capsule of Thieves Vitality daily especially during times of need.
  • Make a soothing winter tea by adding a few drops of Thieves and a tablespoon of honey into a warm tea.
  • Carry with you while traveling and put a drop under your tongue for added wellness support.
  • Boost your herbal teas and juices with antioxidant properties and a spicy-sweet flavor by adding a drop of Thieves Vitality.*
  • Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to your daily shot of NingXia Red® for a quick, spicy boost to this YL favorite’s immune-boosting properties.
  • Add a drop to oatmeal, granola, or other cereal to elevate your breakfast and help cleanse the digestive system.*

Also, it’s good to know that know that Young Living also offers Thieves in a Roll-on form, making topical application even more quick and convenient for on the go usage. With so many options for incorporating Thieves into your home, you are sure to fall in love with Thieves in no time!

Try making these DIYs.

 

Citrus Fresh Vitality

Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh Vitality™ essential oil blend perfectly combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with the refreshingly cool taste of Spearmint to add a striking and unique pop of flavor to culinary dishes. This uplifting blend can be used to add zest to chicken, salmon, and gourmet salads. You can also try it on the go: Add it to your water to keep you motivated to stay hydrated. Citrus Fresh Vitality can also provide an internal boost with its antioxidants and cleansing properties.* Indulge with Citrus Fresh Vitality and never feel dull about the food you’re eating again!

Young Living also offer the topical/aromatic labeled Citrus Fresh. This blend will brighten any space with the smell of sunshine! Citrus Fresh is cheer in a bottle and the bright, clean aroma is certain to put a spring in your step.

Below are some ways you can benefit from Citrus Fresh and Citrus Fresh Vitality:

  • Support the appearance of healthy-looking skin by diluting Citrus Fresh in a 1:1 ratio with your favorite nightly moisturizer and gently massage it onto your face.
  • Feeling down? Diffuse Citrus Fresh in your home, office, or classroom for positive and uplifting aroma.
  • Dilute Citrus Fresh in a 1:1 ratio with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use it as a unique signature scent. Apply 2-3 drops on your wrist of neck.
  • Add a few drops onto cotton balls and stash them in drawers, in air vents, under garbage cans, and in shoes for a quick boost of freshness.
  • Start your day off with an energizing scent by adding a few drops to your body wash.
  • Support your weight-management goals by using Citrus Fresh Vitality as a dietary supplement in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise.*
  • Give water a burst of flavor with Citrus Fresh Vitality and make it easier than ever to reach your hydration goals!
  • Get the benefit of the naturally occurring constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linool when you add 1–2 drops of Citrus Fresh Vitality to your favorite fruit or vegetable juices.
  • Support your wellness program by infusing your water with 2–3 drops of Citrus Fresh Vitality to your glass throughout the day.
  • Use Citrus Vitality to add some zest to your favorite fruit salad, salad dressing, and marinade recipes.

Try making these recipes and DIYs.

 

Raven

Raven

Breathe deep with the brisk, refreshing aroma of Raven TM . Crafted with Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata, this complex blend creates a clear and crisp sensation that is perfect for waking up the senses. You’ll want to breathe in the cooling, comforting, and refreshing aroma anytime you need a boost. Raven contains the naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate, which have all been heavily researched. These powerful oils and constituents make this blend a must have oil during the winter months.

  • Treat yourself to spa-like pampering! Apply Raven to a warm, damp towel and place it on the back of your neck.
  • Take in a burst of fresh air when you apply Raven to the front of your neck and chest.
  • Massage into fatigued muscles after a workout or place 1-2 drops in your hands, rub together, cup over your nose and breathe deeply after extended physical activity.
  • Combine with coconut oil to create your own DIY chest rub. Apply to the chest to promote deeper breathing.
  • Diffuse next to your bed at night to create a refreshing atmosphere.
  • Perk up your mornings by diffusing it in family areas.

Raven is great when you want to open up your airways and breathe deeply!

Check out this video for more information about Raven.

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


See you in two hours for the next installment of this series, where we will talk about the last three oils in the kit: DiGize, PanAway, and Stress Away.

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Learning to Use Your Starter Kit (Part 2)

Welcome back! Let’s dive into five of the oils: Lavendar, Peppermint Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Peace & Calming, and Valor. 

Lavender

Lavender

Let’s start with one of the most versatile and popular essential oils! Clear the air and calm your mind with the light, floral aroma of Lavender essential oil. The mild, soothing scent is perfect for winding down in the evening. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also one of the most versatile, gentle, and popular essential oils. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse and enhance many areas of your life.

You can find Lavender essential oil in many Young Living blends, including Stress Away™, Tranquil™, RutaVaLa™, Forgiveness™, and Harmony™ as well as several personal care products like our Seedlings line.

15 ways to use Lavender and Lavender Vitality:

  • Enjoy calm feelings and fight occasional nervous tension throughout the day by applying a few drops to your wrists and wearing Lavender as a perfume.
  • Start your day on the right foot and support a worry-free outlook by diffusing Lavender as you get ready for the day.
  • Set the stage for snuggles by diffusing the oil as part of your bedtime routine.
  • Complement your beauty routine by adding a few drops to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products for cleansing properties and a classic aroma.
  • Boost the appearance of youthful looking skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes by adding a few drops to your moisturizer.
  • Calm your skin with a soothing body scrub using coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender oil.
  • Add it to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply topically to soothe the skin after a day in the sun or outdoors.
  • Unwind in the evening with a calming, Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
  • Use Lavender as part of a bedtime routine by rubbing it on the bottoms of your feet or diffusing it next to your bed.
  • Dip your toes into calming waters; combine 1 cup of Epsom salt with 4 drops of oil in a hot bath.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, or car by combining Lavender with water in a glass spray bottle and spritzing over surfaces. You can also try adding a few drops directly to your pillows and bedding.
  • Place a few drops of Lavender Vitality your water in the evening to help improve sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness.*
  • Add 2 drops to a vegetarian capsule to take advantage of Lavender Vitality’s cleansing and antioxidant properties.*
  • Use Lavender Vitality as a supplement to ease occasional nervous tension.*
  • Add a few drops of Lavender Vitality to your favorite lemonade for a sophisticated floral twist.

One of my favorite ways to use Lavender Vitality is to add a drop to my chai or tea before bed.

Watch this video to learn even more about this versatile oil!

 

Try some of these DIYs with your new oil!

 

Peppermint

Peppermint

More than a refreshing flavor, Peppermint VitalityTM can keep your stomach in check by supporting healthy digestive function and gastrointestinal comfort.* The topical/aromatic Peppermint essential oil helps you keep your focus with its brisk aroma. Let its refreshing scent motivate your mind and your muscles while you energize before big projects or big races.

16 ways to use Peppermint and Peppermint Vitality essential oil:

  • Make your digestive functions the least of your worries; add 1–2 drops of Peppermint Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily.*
  • Give your belly a break when you’ve had too much to eat by sipping a cup of herbal tea with an added drop of Peppermint Vitality.*
  • Become a gut guru and enhance healthy gut function by adding a drop or two to a glass of water daily.
  • Peppermint essential oil cools fatigued muscles after physical activity. Its main chemical constituent, menthol, is responsible for the cool, tingling sensation it leaves on the skin. It’s also found in sports creams! Apply Peppermint topically to experience this soothing sensation after hard physical activity!
  • Find your focus. Turn your office into a motivation zone by diffusing this crisp, cool oil before settling in for the work day.
  • Get a cool burst of energy before a big workout by applying Peppermint to your chest or inhaling it directly.
  • Chill out after a long day. Dilute 1 drop of Peppermint with 4 drops of V-6™ or another carrier oil; then rub on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Be careful to avoid your eyes! You’ll feel a soothing, cooling sensation, courtesy of the constituents menthol and menthyl acetate.
  • Help your family focus during homework time by adding Peppermint to your favorite diffuser blends.
  • Soothe sun-kissed skin. Cool skin after a day in the sun by adding a few drops each of Peppermint and Lavender to aloe vera gel.
  • Freshen carpets. Make a carpet powder with 1 cup of baking soda and 20-30 drops of essential oil. We love the purifying scent of Kunzea with Peppermint’s bright aroma
  • Create your own DIY chest rub by combining Peppermint essential oil with a small amount of V-6.
  • Stimulate your scalp. Add 3 drops of Peppermint to your shampoo in the morning and massage into your scalp for 2 minutes for a brisk way to start the day.
  • When the temperature’s climbing and you feel like melted ice cream on a hot sidewalk, add two drops of Peppermint to a cold, damp washcloth. It’s perfect for the back of your neck, your forehead, or your chest.
  • Freshen funky workout gear. Smelly gym bag or stinky shoes? Mix 2 ounces of water and 6 drops of Peppermint in a spray bottle to freshen it up! Add Purification® or Lemon for an extra boost of freshness.
  • Give yourself a boost of positivity! When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck.
  • When added to the bottom of a shower, Peppermint revitalizes and soothes with the aromatic steam.

With this type of versatility, everyone needs a bottle of Peppermint on hand!

My favorite way to use Peppermint Vitality is to add a drop to my water, as noted in the next section. I also like to add it to my Slique Shake in the morning for a refershing burst of flavor!

Learn more about this refreshing oil in this video.

 

Try some of these DIYs with your new oil!

 

Lemon

Lemon

Nothing smells cleaner than the bright, fresh scent of lemon. Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons and has a bright, joyful aroma that smells like freshly picked fruit! It takes over 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. Lemon oil can help eliminate odors, enhance your cleaners, and infuse your whole home with its cheerful and sweet lemon-drop scent. It can also benefit your skin and hair as much as the aroma enhances your environment. This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™ and Harmony™.

Young Living also offers Lemon Vitality TM, it is the same pure oil as the topical/aromatic counterpart, but is labeled specifically for internal use. Lemon Vitality is more than a zesty flavor you can add to dishes; it is also filled with antioxidant and cleansing properties that can help support a healthy immune system.

How do you use Lemon and Lemon Vitality essential oil?

  • Diffuse Lemon’s refreshing scent to eliminate odors and invite a bright, sunny atmosphere into your home.
  • It’s energizing, invigorating, and uplifting aroma can be used during times of occasional sadness. Try putting a few drops in your palm, place your hands over your nose, and take 5 deep breaths when you need an uplifting aroma.
  • Lemon creates a more focused environment when diffused.
  • Want that extra glow? Add Lemon to your nightly moisturizer to reduce the appearance of aging and for a radiant, youthful glow. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours
  • Remove pesky adhesive labels and stickers with the help of a few drops.
  • Keep your house extra fresh and clean by adding a few drops to Thieves® Household Cleaner and your favorite DIYs.
  • Get rid of odors in your kitchen by adding a few drops of Lemon oil in your sink and in your garbage disposal after you wash your dishes!
  • Spruce up your jewelry using a Lemon essential oil-soaked cloth.
  • Experience Lemon Vitality’s internal cleansing and immune supporting properties by flavoring your water with 1–2 drops each morning.*
  • Take advantage of Lemon Vitality’s circulatory support by taking 1–2 drops in a vegetarian gel capsule as a dietary supplement.*
  • When cooking, use Lemon Vitality to substitute any recipe that calls for lemon juice, lemon extract, or lemon zest for a powerful punch of flavor!
  • Add a drop to your favorite fruit smoothies and enjoy Lemon Vitality’s antioxidant properties. You can also spray it on cut fruit to keep it from browning.
  • Make treats your whole family will love without loads of added sugar by boosting the flavor with Lemon Vitality. Use Lemon Vitality to create custom vinaigrettes or marinades to add a bright taste to salads or grilled meat and vegetables.
  • Add Lemon Vitality to a tall glass of water for a fresh, antioxidant-infused drink to start your day.*

My favorite way to use Lemon oil is by adding two drops along with 2 drops of Peppermint to my 48-ounce insulated drink container filled with ice and water. I then refill my water throughout the day and the ice adds the refreshing taste to my water for about four – five refills. It’s energizing and uplifting and encourages me to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.

Want to learn more? Watch this short video.

 

Try making these recipes with your new oil.

 

Valor

Valor

Valor ® essential oil is one of the most popular Young Living blends and has an empowering aroma that is used to inspire confidence, bravery, and strength. Valor’s powerful scent combines Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Geranium, Camphor Wood, and Frankincense essential oils. Each essential oil in the blend was carefully selected for its unique aromatic and topical benefits: Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties; Black Spruce for its grounding, woodsy fragrance; Blue Tansy for its inspiring aromatic profile—which also gives Valor it’s dark blue coloring; Geranium for its sweet, floral aroma; and Camphor Wood for its skin-benefiting properties and strong, herbaceous scent.

Valor is an essential part of Young Living’s signature raindrop Technique and was one of Founder, D. Gary Young’s favorite blends. Valor is available in a roll-on as well as a 5ml bottle!

Valor is easy to use in your everyday life:

  • Apply on your wrists before a big presentation or busy day at work to help inspire confidence.
  • Diffuse in the morning to jump-start a busy day with an uplifting, affirming scent.
  • Apply topically along the spine or on the bottoms of your feet before your next chiropractic appointment.
  • Heighten feelings of strength and courage by wearing it as an inspiring personal fragrance.
  • Instill feelings of bravery, positivity, and courage in your children before new activities by applying Valor at the base of their skull and wrists.
  • Refresh yourself emotionally by directly inhaling or massaging onto your neck, chest, hands, or wrists.
  • Valor also creates a grounding environment, so incorporate it into your yoga and meditation practices, either through topical or aromatic use. Apply on spine
  • If you’re feeling intimidated by a long to-do list, get ready for a demanding day by rubbing it on your feet, hands, and neck or diffuse it first thing in the morning to enjoy the warm, affirming scent. Apply on your temples and inhale while saying affirmations for added focus and strength
  • Start your day by inspiring confidence—add a few drops of Valor to our Bath and Shower Gel Base.
  • Take your massage to the next level with a few drops of Valor and carrier oil for a rejuvenating experience.

I like to use Valor on my wrist before turning in for a day of sleep after working an all-night shift.

Let’s listen to this video to learn more about this oil.

Peace & Calming

PeaceCalming

Take a moment away from the stressors of life and settle into peace and relaxation with Peace and Calming ® essential oil. With a gentle, calming aroma, the sweet scent will help you drift into a comfortable, tranquil bliss at the end of a long day. The relaxing blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy essential oil is the perfect companion for your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids.

How can your life benefit from Peace and Calming?

  • Finish your day with a relaxing massage; add Peace and Calming to your favorite carrier oil.
  • Create a den of Zen by diffusing when you need to create peace and calm.
  • Soak tired feet in a warm bath with a few drops of to release the tension of the day.
  • Add Peace and Calming to your skin routine—add a few drops into your moisturizer in the evening to help improve the appearance of skin.
  • Infuse your steamy showers with the grounding aroma after a busy day of work and errands.
  • Diffuse during your daily meditation or yoga practice.
  • Take P&C with you on trips where sleep schedules may be interrupted or need adjusting.
  • Combine with water in a spray bottle and spritz around your home before your kids get home from school.
  • Add it to the Young Living Bath and Shower Gel Base for a calming cleanser everyone will love
  • Diffuse at work during stressful or exhausting situations to help create a peaceful environment.
  • Combine in a diffuser with Citrus Fresh and start your day with an uplifting and grounding scent.
  • Make long car rides with the family more peaceful by diffusing few drops!
  • Make home a haven with the inviting aroma and encourage gathering among the ones you love.

If I had to rate this blend, I’d give it a 10! We keep it on hand at all times in our home.

Here’s a short video with more information for you.

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


See you in two hours for the next installment of this series, where we will discuss four more of the oils: Frankincense, Thieves Vitality, Citrus Fresh, and Raven.

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Learning to Use Your Starter Kit (Part 1)

Young Living Training and Education gave us another great class for you! As such, I have updated the wording as needed and turned it into a blog series for you for our Saturday Oils Education segments. If you have any questions, message me or leave a comment and I will answer them for you. If you don’t have a Premium Starter Kit (Oils) yet, check out the options here or connect with me and we’ll get you set up for delivery!

Welcome to the Premium Starter Kit (Oils)!

We are so glad you joined Young Living or are thinking about it! In this series we are going to walk you through your Premium Starter Kit; how to use each oil, how to use each product, and basic usage tips. This class was designed to empower each of you with the knowledge to live a more natural and empowered lifestyle and share it with others! You can use any of the images, copy, and videos to create your own Facebook group or use the information to share on other social media platforms.

A Note About This Series

There is QUITE A BIT of information here, so I have broken it into 6 parts. I will post each Part in two-hour intervals throughout the day it isn’t too overwhelming. Feel free to share this series with your friends who are interested in Young Living!

Let’s get started!

Premium Starter Kit Unboxing!

In this video, we quickly walk you through the PSK oils and products. Then we will cover each product in depth in the upcoming sections. Have a friend thinking about getting the kit? Send this video to them to help them understand what’s in it!

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What are Essential Oils?

In your Premium Starter Kit, you have twelve of the most versatile and popular essential oils that will help you handle just about anything life throws at you! Essential oils are powerful tools that can support your family’s wellness in a world bombarded by quick-fix, synthetic solutions, that often contain harmful ingredients, to mimic the very properties that nature built into botanicals.

What is an essential oil? Volatile liquids and natural compounds found in plants, herbs, and trees that are obtained by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. Each essential oil contains hundreds of naturally occurring chemical constituents, many of which have been studied for their extensive benefits. This is what makes an oil so versatile! Highly concentrated and more potent than the herb, essential oils are also fat soluble and volatile which makes them readily available for our bodies to use!

These powerful, pure essential oils are not just a new fad or trend; they have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits, from beauty and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. You can use oils for aromatherapy, change the atmosphere and mood of any space, support a healthy body, add them to your beauty routine, enhance DIY recipes, and even clean with them! Every aspect of daily life can benefit from the incorporation of essential oils.

There are three ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally. Each method benefits our body in different ways. The next three posts will go into detail on how to use your essential oils.

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How Do You Use Oils Topically?

Applying essential oils on your skin is convenient, practical, effective, and a great way to experience some of their many benefits! You can enhance your massage, apply to fatigued areas after exercise, smooth the appearance of wrinkles, support healthy-looking skin, and so much more! Try applying oils to your feet, adding them to a foot bath or massage oil, or adding them to your beauty products.

Here are a few areas to apply essential oils found in your PSK:

  • Face: Oils are amazing for enhancing your beauty routine. Frankincense and Lavender can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines for a more radiant glow!
  • Forehead, neck, base of skull, and temples: Use oils like Peppermint and PanAway ® for a cooling sensation on targeted areas.
  • Abdomen: Try applying oils like DiGize® and Peppermint over your stomach before and after meals
  • Wrists and chest: Apply your favorite scent as a natural perfume without all the harsh chemicals. Stress Away and Peace and Calming are some of our favorite relaxing scents.
  • Chest: Raven® is great to help freshen the airways. Mix with a carrier oil and apply to the chest!
  • Hair: You can support the appearance of healthy-looking hair with Lavender and Frankincense.
  • Bottoms of feet: The bottoms of the feet are a good place to apply oils because the skin on your feet is not as sensitive as other areas. Massaging your feet can also stimulate nerve endings, which can be very beneficial for your entire body. Try applying Valor or Lavender as you try to unwind after a long day.

When using essential oils topically, it is important to know a few safety guidelines:

  • We do not recommend using essential oils in your eyes, ear canals, and other sensitive areas.
  • Remember to dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil, especially if you are new to essential oils. Carrier oils will ensure that the essential oil applied is comfortable on the skin. These are fat soluble oils like Young Living’s V-6 TM Vegetable Oil Complex, coconut oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil. Diluting does not dilute the power or effect of the essential oil. Look for specific dilution ratios on Young Living essential oil bottles. Once you are familiar with how your body reacts to essential oils, you can try applying gentle oils like Frankincense and Lavender directly on your skin without a carrier oil.
  • Stop using the oil if irritation or discomfort on the skin occurs, and do not rinse with water. Apply a carrier oil to the affected area. Oils are hydrophobic which means on a molecular level they repel from water molecules. So if you decide you no longer want an oil on your skin, washing it off with water will not work. Use a carrier oil to rinse and dilute essential oils.
  • Citrus-based oils and blends may cause temporary photosensitivity. This means they will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Follow individual label instructions and avoid direct sunlight for 12–48 hours. We recommend applying citrus oils on skin that will not be exposed to direct light.

The skin is the body’s largest organ and it acts similar to a sponge–everything we apply topically gets absorbed into the body. This is just one of the reasons we should be using quality, plant-based products for our skin and in our personal care products.

I love to apply Stress Away and Peace and Calming to my wrists before leaving the house when I am going to be with large crowds. These are two of my favorite oils from the kit and two that I ensure I always have available.

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How To Use Oils Aromatically

Using essential oils aromatically is one of the most powerful ways to enjoy their benefits! Aromas are processed in the body before we are consciously aware of it, and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center. The limbic lobe is responsible for your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose. When a scent arrives to the limbic system, your body responds by releasing unique chemicals into your brain, causing different reactions, depending on the aromas detected.

The same concept applies to aromas from essential oils! Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it. The sense of smell can have a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.

Your sense of smell serves as a channel to connect to your inner systems. Next time you diffuse your favorite essential oil to eliminate odors, know that you are experiencing more benefits than just a good-smelling room!

Some ways you can experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils are:

  • Diffuse! You have a diffuser in your kit, open it up and start using it today!
  • Put a few drops in your hand, cup your nose, and slowly inhale.
  • Apply to your wrists or neck for an aromatic boost throughout the day.
  • Apply a few drops to your diffuser jewelry of choice.
  • Add 2-3 drops to cotton balls and place them around your home.
  • Make a linen spray or bedroom mist by mixing essential oils and water in a glass spray bottle.

My favorite oils to diffuse from the kit are Peppermint–especially when I want a bit of a pick-me-up to help me feel more energetic, and Raven–especially when I would like to open my airways. One of my current favorite blends includes a couple of oils not in the kit: 3 drops Raven, 2 drops Clarity, and 2 drops Roman Chamomile. Oh my! It’s like open airway and mental clarity heaven. Relaxation in a diffuser!

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How to Use Vitality Oils Internally

Did you know that you can use essential oils internally? Young Living’s Vitality line was created so you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils internally. This white labeled collection of oils is specifically labeled for dietary or internal use; whereas, the “regular” essential oils are labeled for topical/aromatic use. The essential oil inside both bottles is the exact same pure essential oil—the label and recommended usage are the only differences! You can use the Vitality line in your cooking, to flavor your favorite beverages, create your own veggie capsules, and support many different body systems. Vitality essential oils are a great way to keep yourself healthy!

Young Living Vitality Oils are Non-GMO project verified. To receive this certification, all Vitality oils passed through third-party verification, auditing, and testing. This distinction is yet another example of our Seed to Seal quality commitment.

Vitality oils are the appropriate essential oils to use when sharing internal use practices and cooking recipes with others. Please remember that Young Living always encourages you to use products as labeled!

Below are few powerful ways you can use Vitality essential oils!

  • Add a few drops of Lemon Vitality to your water for antioxidant properties and immune and circulatory support.*
  • Support a Healthy immune system by adding Thieves Vitality to a veggie capsule.
  • Put a drop of German Chamomile Vitality on your tongue or put in a capsule for mood support and to help calm occasional nervous tension.*
  • Grapefruit Vitality supports weight management, the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and is cleansing,* enhance the taste of your smoothies or veggie juice with this bold flavor!
  • Add a few drops of Peppermint Vitality to your favorite drink to support normal digestion.*
  • Lavender Vitality promotes restful sleep, the feeling of calm and fights the occasional nervous tension.*

The Young Living blog has lots of fun and creative ways to cook with your essential oils, check them out here: https://www.youngliving.com/blog/

Remember essential oils are potent, one drop goes a LONG way when cooking. Try dipping a toothpick in your bottle, swirl the toothpick in your dish, and then slowly add more oil to taste.

If adding oils to a drink, be sure to use a glass or stainless-steel bottle because oils will eat away plastic. Use caution when using an oil on any soft, plastic surface.

What’s your favorite way to use Vitality oils?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


See you in two hours for the next installment of this series, where we will begin discussing each oil!