[Discover the best essential oils for beginners so you can easily incorporate oils into mom life and enjoy the benefits of essential oils.]
What if you had a natural remedy that you could use to calm your children at the end of the day, help support your family's immune system, and make boo boos feel better?
When I first found essential oils I was excited, but overwhelmed and confused on how to best use them.
If you are just getting started with essential oils here's everything you need to know plus the best essential oils for beginners.
I am so excited to share this information with you because using essential oils has changed my life. It has brought more vitality and joy into my life. And it has allowed me and my family to live a lifestyle that we truly love. A life with fewer toxins and chemicals and healthy options to support our bodies.
As an added bonus, it makes your home smell truly amazing!
[Quick Note: I am not a medical professional. The information I share is from my personal experiences and/or research I have done. I share this information in hopes that it will help and inspire you. The following is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Now on to the fun stuff!]
Getting Started with Essential Oils
Sometimes when learning something new it can be overwhelming and even scary. You may feel like you have to throw everything out and start over when you start to realize what is lurking in the products that you currently use.
Rest assured, you do not have to “throw the baby out with the bathwater” as they say, instead you can take this step by step. I am here to hold your hand and walk you through this one step at a time. Taking a little bit of information at a time and implementing it is what has helped me learn what works for my family.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are a substance derived from plants. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, roots, fruit, rinds, and herbs. Essential oils work with your body and help to support the various systems of your body.
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Why Use Essential Oils?
Essential oils can help with everything from hormones to brain health and healthy weight to emotional support.Essential oils work with your body and help to support the various systems of your body including:
- Your skeletal system
- muscular system
- Circulatory system
- Endocrine system
- Respiratory system
- Immune system
If you are looking for alternatives for things that you already use in your skincare, first aid box, or cleaning your home? There is an oil for that! Using essential oils can help to bring balance to all areas of your life.
Not All Oils Are Created Equal
Using quality therapeutic grade essential oils is so important.
Many brands of essential oils fill their bottles with fillers and only a few drops of what they are advertising. For example, you may get a bottle of lavender essential oil, expecting it to contain lavender oil. After years of just buying whichever brand I found on the health food store shelves, I learned that all essential oils are not created equal.
So, when you buy a bottle of lavender essential oil you could actually be getting mostly a cheaper oil filler, chemicals, and other fragrances. That was disappointing to me and defeated the purpose of using essential oils which was to find a natural alternative to the chemicals, but instead, I was still getting chemicals and artificial fragrances.
So, I did some research and found Young Living. One of the things that drew me to them was their transparency and authenticity. I also love that they have a Seed to Seal Promise!
Young Living's Seed to Seal Promise means that they ensure a quality product from the sourcing of plants all the way to the final product!
Young Living is the brand that I trust and use for my family and the brand that I recommend to my friends!
3 Ways to Use Essential Oils
There are three ways to use essential oils:
1. Aromatically – Breathing in oils is an amazing and quick way to get the benefits of essential oils. It is just that simple, open the bottle take a deep cleansing breath!
Another way to get the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils is to put them into an ultrasonic diffuser. A diffuser that does not heat the oils is what is recommended here. Heating the oils will void the living therapeutic benefits of the oil.
2. Topically – Your skin is the largest organ in your body! It absorbs what you put on it! Which is why it is so important to put good quality ingredients on your skin. When using an essential oil topically you may want to mix it with coconut oil or another carrier oil and test it on a small area to see how it feels on your skin. There are some oils that are considered “hot oils”, like cinnamon that will feel warm when placed on your skin. Or peppermint that has a cooling sensation when applied.
Another thing to note is that citrus oils can react to sunlight. Did you ever put lemon juice in their hair to lighten its color in the summertime? Same idea. So, if you plan on applying a citrus oil or other UV sensitive oil, be sure to apply it in a place that won't be exposed to sunshine.
3. Internally – Not all oils are made to be ingested. There are certain oils that can be ingested, you want to make sure you are using therapeutic grade A quality oils that are meant to be ingested as a part of their use.
Young Living has a Vitality line of essential oils that are created for internal use.
Best Oils for Beginners
All of the following oils are found in the Young Living
When diffused, it adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. It is a relaxing addition to baths & body care products.
2. Peppermint (Vitality)
Peppermint has an uplifting aroma. It also promotes and enhances healthy digestive and intestinal function.
3. Lemon (Vitality)
Fresh citrus flavor makes a bright, flavorful addition to food and water. Includes the natural constituent limonene.
May help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Diffuse frankincense as a beautiful way to enhance your meditation practice.
5. Thieves (Vitality)
This earthy blend of essential oils helps to support healthy immune function.
6. Digize (Vitality)
This blend of essential oils can be taken as a dietary supplement or diluted and with coconut oil and apply it to the stomach to support healthy digestion.
7. Citrus Fresh (Vitality)
Citrus Fresh can be applied to a cotton ball and placed in shoes or other areas that are prone to odors. You can also diffuse this blend to inspire creativity and positivity.
8. Peace and Calming
This calming blend is perfect to diffuse in the evening to help everyone settle and get ready for bed.
This lovely blend can help bring balance, positivity, and balance to your life.
Raven is a cleansing blend that creates a cooling sensation when applied topically. It can be applied to the chest and throat area.
This blend can be applied after exercise or at any time to the back of the neck for a soothing experience.
12. Stress Away
This sweet bonus blend can be applied topically or diffused to relax and melt away tension.
Ready to get started with quality essential oils?
I hope this has been informative and inspired you to try out some high-quality essential oils as a natural way to simplify your life, let go of unnecessary chemicals, and create a healthier lifestyle overall for you and your family.
For more information on getting with essential oils, tips, and recipes, as well as to learn how I use essential oils sign up for the Free Embracing Essential Oils Course!
If you are ready to get started with essential oils, I recommend the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It has everything you need to get started and it is a great value.
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