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Getting Started

What are essential oils?

Have you ever smelled fresh lavender and felt relaxed? Or sliced a a juicy lemon and felt energized? Or tasted freshly cut mint and felt refreshed? Well then, you have experienced the therapeutic benefits of essential oils!

Essential oils have changed my life. Really! Believe me, I was a skeptic when I was first introduced to them. How on earth could a sniff of this or a rub of that improve my family's health or wellbeing? Before I explain why essentials are so wonderful, you might be wondering what they actually are!

Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They're basically super concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support our bodies' health and wellness. There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Lavender and Lemon to unusual and exotic ones like Frankincense and Ylang Ylang, there's an unfathomably huge range to choose from -- and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.

How can essential oils help promote the health and wellbeing of you and your family?

I'm no scientist (and you probably aren't either), so I'll just explain how essential oils have helped those I love and me:

  • I stress out and get frazzled easily these days, which came on with becoming a mom. Stress Away and Peace & Calming are my go-to's for stress. They relax and calm me down instantly.
  • Peppermint and Lemon get put in the diffuser when it's time to get to work, and it helps us all stay focused and alert to get things done.
  • I love putting Frankincense and Lavender in my homemade skin serum, and a bonus is that those oils smell so grounding and calming, so it's the perfect thing to apply before bedtime!

Those are just three examples, but essential oils have also replaced many everyday products that I used to spend a fortune on. I now clean my home with oil-infused natural cleaners rather than toxic chemicals from the supermarket, for example. I also cleanse my face with oil-infused natural products, too. Everyone in my family can enjoy the benefits from using calming essential oils in the diffuser before bedtime!

Can you just use any essential oils? 

In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and, if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands out above the rest: Young Living

Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!

There are many reasons why this brand is excellent, but here are my three favorites:

1. The source matters. 

One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the organic farm, cows on a green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters. I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company. They truly care about quality. To ensure the purity of their oils, the team at Young Living set the highest standards for planting, harvesting, and distilling on the farms they own and co-op (and yes - I have personally been to the Highland Flats Farm in Idaho and seen this for myself!) If I’m going to be putting products on my family’s skin and around our home, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated! I'm a farmer's market girl. I like to know where my food comes from, and I feel the same about my essential oils!

2. You become part of a big, friendly community. 

As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big oily family that will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users. I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to our close-knit community for their advice and expertise!

3. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and it’s such great value, too!)

No other essential oils company offers such a great-value and comprehensive range of products to get you started. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit. Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living. This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off! 

The Premium Starter Kit - Your Most Affordable Option

Quality is important- that's why I chose Young Living - but you know what? Price is important, too. And of all the essential oil companies out there, I found that Young Living is HANDS DOWN the best affordable starter kit.

You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in one of two ways: as a Wholesale Member or Retail Customer. I recommend buying Young Living essential oils by joining as a wholesale member. Why?

It’s the best deal. You’ll get to choose a starter kit at nearly half off retail prices AND you’ll get a wholesale membership. Think of it like Costco, but way better. You’ll get 24% off retail prices for all future purchases. There are NO monthly minimums or fees.

And when you sign up with me, you’ll get personal support – by phone, email, text and through my members-only Facebook group – and a FREE BONUS GIFT from me.

 

Here’s what you get: 

■ Ten 5ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Frankincense, PanAway, DiGize Vitality, Thieves Vitality, Purification, Copaiba Vitality, and RC. Plus a bonus bottle of the popular Stress Away blend.  (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.)

■ Choice of diffuser: Home, Dew Drop, Rainstone, or Aria

■ Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll-on)

■ Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends) 

■ Ten empty sample oil bottles (great for travel or for sharing with friends) 

■ Two NingXia Red 2oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and wellbeing)

Total value: $300

You pay: $160 – that’s close to 50% off! 

And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are 

NO monthly minimums or fees!

My Gifts To You:

  • One on One Support
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Business Building Support
  • Become a part of the Oily Angels Community
  • Online or In-person Classes
  • Reference Book ($25 value)
  • Email Series
  • And Much More!

My hope is that these materials will empower you to use your oils to their fullest potential. You can learn how to use these oils to support a healthy lifestyle!

Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit:

1. Click on this link to sign up.

2. Select “Sign up as: Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit. Remember: you’re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this. Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount. 

3. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (You’ll be asked for your social security number in case you want to become a distributor of Young Living products in future. This information will never be shared with anyone.)

4. Create your password and PIN – which you’ll use to log in to your account and order any future oils. 

5. Select your order: the “Premium” Starter Kit. I highly recommend the Premium kit since it comes with everything you need to get started, and it’s the best value. 

. Optional: sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer.

7. Agree to the Terms & Conditions. 

8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils! 

Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Kit:

Each of the oils in your Premium Starter Pack has SO many fabulous uses, but here are some of the ways in which I like to use them: 

Lavender: 

■ Calming and balancing -- we all know that "ahh" feeling we get from lavender!

■ Supports a healthy nervous system and healthy skin

■ Make your own lavender bath salts by adding several drops to Epsom salts before adding to your bath water!

Peppermint: 

■ Supports a healthy and balanced digestive system!

■ Wakes you up and helps promote alertness! Great for the afternoon slump or before a workout!

■ 1-3 drops of this tastes delicious added to anything chocolate! I love making these Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from The Homemade Mommy!

Lemon: 

■ Stained clothes? Rub the oil all over the stain, then immediately put the item in the washing machine. Works like no other stain remover – even on dried-out stains!

■ Works great as a natural ‘goo’ gone on those pesky sticker labels

■ Love to add a drop to my water to jump start my day and support a healthy liver

Frankincense: 

■ Strengthen your immune system by dabbing a few drops on the bottoms of your feet. 

■ Prized for rejuvenating and supporting healthy aging skin

■ Beautifully grounding oil excellent to use during prayer, meditation, or yoga

Copaiba:

■ Mix with honey and warm water to create a tea.

■ Put several drops in a capsule with coconut oil and take as a dietary supplement.

■ Gargle with it.

PanAway:

(an oil blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint)

■ Rub it across your lower back after sitting for a long time

■ Supports a healthy muscular-skeletal system

Thieves: 

■ Awesome immune system support – I love to rub it on my feet with a little coconut oi

■ Excellent essential oil for use in homemade cleaning recipes

■ Diffuse this and your house will smell festive like the holiday season!

Purification:

(an oil blend containing citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, tea tree and myrtle): 

■ Add a few drops to shoes, gym bags, or laundry to help neutralize odors

■ Add a few drops to some baking soda for a carpet deodorizer. 

■ I love using this in my homemade deodorant!

DiGize:

(an oil blend containing ginger, anise, fennel, peppermint, tarragon, lemongrass, patchouli and juniper)

■ Rub on your stomach to support digestion.

■ Add several drops to a capsule with coconut oil and take to support your digestive system.

■ Drop on your tongue after a meal to support digestion.

RC:

(an oil blend containing cypress, spruce, and three types of eucalyptus)

■ Diffuse to support a healthy respiratory system.

■ Massage three drops on your feet or chest before bedtime to encourage a comforting atmosphere.

■ Rub onto your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire.

Stress Away (Bonus Oil!): 

(an oil blend containing copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, ocotea and lavender):

■ Diffuse at work to keep stress in check

■ Apply it to your wrists or the back of your neck or use it in a diffuser as needed

■ This is the oil you take with you to the supermarket with cranky kiddos!

Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon which contains tons of resources and information about getting started. 

Get Educated

I teach essential oils classes locally and am always up for trying out a Skype class or the like! If you are short on time, here is an Essential Oil 101 Class you can watch from the comfort of your own home, any time that works for you: Click here to watch

If you are interested in or curious about the business opportunity available through Young Living, here is a helpful video about that: Click here to watch

If you have any questions, please contact me at bewellnaturally2 at gmail dot com.

 

Be Well,

Courtney

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