Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Intro to Essential Oils - Seed to Seal and Beyond - Part 1

Hey friends!

Today I want to talk a little about getting started with Essential Oils. This will end up being a multi-post series, and I will have the corresponding links to each when I am all done!

It was one year ago this month (December 10 to be exact!) that I decided to purchase my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. This was not a quick decision for me. I researched the heck out of oils. For MONTHS. I didn't want to spend $160 and end up with something I was never going to use. I am so grateful that I had a friend ready and willing to answer all my questions, and walk me through everything so patiently! (Thank you, Rachel!) I eventually decided that it could be on my Christmas wish list, and worst case, I end up using them to just make my house smell good and that would be it.

It took another 6 months or so before I REALLY started using them for more than just diffusing. We added a couple drops of lavender to a small spray bottle, and that became "Bedtime Spray" for the boys. This is what got my husband hooked. Just a few sprays around the room and on the pillows as the boys were getting ready for bed, and they were so calm and ready to fall right to sleep! Seriously.

Since then, we have used our oils for just about everything from colds, runny noses, muscle aches, calming, energy (smelling peppermint got me through a LOT of exams this semester!), boo-boos, cleaning, cuts, bruises, headaches, pregnancy, and SO much more!

One of the biggest deciding factors for me choosing Young Living was their Seed to Seal process. Young Living is 100% committed to providing the best products possible.

There are three ways you can use your oils, depending on which one it is, and what you want it to do for you - Aromatically (My favorite!), Topically, or internally

For applying topically, sometimes you might want/need to use a carrier oil. As mentioned above, a carrier oil can be coconut oil (this is the one I use most), v6 vegetable oil, grape seed oil, or other oils like these.

In the next post, I will be sharing about some of the oils that some with the Everyday Oils collection that is included in the Premium Starter Kit! I hope you are as excited as I am! Which one are you most looking forward to learning more about??

When you're ready, here is  PART 2

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