Essential Oils 101

by Ashley

My whole life I have never really paid attention to what I put in my body. If it worked, if it tasted good or if it had good reviews, I bought it, I used it, I ate it. It wasn’t until 6 months ago that I was forced to sit down and really look at what I was putting in my body. My skin was breaking out worse than it ever has (like painful cystic acne). My stomach looked like I was 5 months pregnant because I had been constipated for 11 days (sorry, TMI I know). I was having the worst abdominal pain (sometimes I couldn’t get out of bed because I was in so much pain). Lastly, I got a call that my mom (my very healthy active mom) was diagnosed with breast cancer. All these reasons– plus finding out I was pregnant a few months later–sent me into research overdrive trying to learn what was going on and how I could prevent more health problems from potentially popping up. 

As I started doing research I was SHOCKED at what I was putting in my body… it was no wonder my body was freaking out, I honestly  don’t blame it! That’s when one of my friends told me about essential oils and how they’ve changed her life. Not gonna lie, I was a little skeptical about it at first but was desperate to try something, anything! I gave in and bought the Premium starter kit, which includes a diffuser and 11 of the most popular oils. Looking back, I can honestly say this was one of the best decisions I made during 2017. I don’t want to sound cliche, but these oils have legit changed my life.  I had no idea how much I was missing out on and couldn’t be MORE grateful to where this path has lead me!

If you remember, I posted a few weeks ago how I used my essential oils to prevent getting the stomach bug. Well, I am proud to say out of all 12 family members, I was the only one who did not catch it! We were all drinking grape juice, taking charcoal pills, washing our hands… the whole nine. But the ONE thing that I did different than everyone? I had been using essential oils and drinking one pack of Ningxia Red (essential oil-infused antioxidant supplement) a day!  

I wanted to write this Essential Oils 101 to share why I am so passionate about essential oils in hopes that you too get to experience the amazing results.


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Why Young Living Essential Oils?

Essential oils are actually used a lot in everyday life. You probably use them without knowing all the time! They can be found in lotions, perfumes, skincare products, toothpaste etc. However, not all oils are the same quality…. A lot of people ask the question:

“Can’t I just buy Essential Oils from a grocery or drug store?”

Essential oils are not regulated therefore companies can put any filler or additive into what they call an “essential oil.” Most of what you will find at the grocery store is either another ingredient altogether or has toxic fillers in it.

When you are using essential oils on your body for any reason related to health or skin care, it is very dangerous to use these types of oils and can actually bring more harm. You can have reactions to these types of oils and they can make conditions worse.

Young Living essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade. Within 20 minutes of applying oils, they can be found in every cell in your body! These pure oils are distilled from the “lifeblood” of plants and contain the plant’s own immunity, hormones, and scents. When you pick a rose and break off the stem, you’ll always notice there is a bit of watery substance. This is the source that the pure essential oil comes from. And this God-given source was intelligently created to benefit our whole body!!!

Young Living has rigorous testing and standards for their oils. No fillers are ever added to Young Living’s oils and no toxins are present. In fact, they don’t even use pesticides or herbicides on their crops or soil so that toxins won’t be present. Anything that comes from a farm outside of Young Living’s farms must meet these strict standards as well. You actually can visit the Young Living farms anytime you want and see their methods of growth and testing. That’s how open they are about their purity. You can also see YL’s seed to seal promise on their website. “Seed to Seal” is not a slogan, it’s who Young Living is!

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I’m Interested in Essential Oils

YAY!!! I cannot wait to hear all the incredible ways that these oils will bless you and your family!

The best way to get started (how I got started) is to get the Premium Starter Kit with the 11 most popular oils and a diffuser by signing up as a WHOLESALE member for Young Living.

WHOLESALE is the way to go even if you never ever ever ever want to sell the oils (if you’re interested in the business side of oils I am happy to tell you more about that too though). By signing up as a wholesale member, you’ll get a 24% off discount FOREVER and only need to spend $50 a YEAR to remain active! Basically just replace your toothpaste, deodorant, and cleaning supplies with YL products and you’re there! If you have never used oils before, the premium starter kit is the best bang for your buck and it has ALLLLL the BEST oils to get you started on your journey with essential oils!

If you decide to sign up as a wholesale member/ join my team click the link below!!! Make sure you choose wholesale, not retail! The enroller and sponsor ID should be 13117208

If you have any questions before signing up you can e-mail me at

Once you sign up, I will add you to our team’s Facebook groups that will help support you as you begin this journey! I know it can seem kind of overwhelming at first (how to use the oils etc.) but that’s why becoming a member is so great, because once you’re on my team you will have buckets of support!:)

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Essential Oils 101 – My Favorite Oils:

  • Tea Tree – I put a drop of tea tree on pimples or acne spots and by the next morning the are completely gone or reduced significantly in size
  • PanAway – I rub a few drops of pain away on my sore muscle after I work out – especially after Pure Barre – haha if you have ever taken a barre class you know how sore you are the next morning
  • Thieves – I am constantly diffusing this when there is a sickness going around and I also rub a few drops on the bottom of my feet before bedtime because nobody has time to get sick!
  • Lavender – Have you ever diffused lavender at night when you go to bed? If not you’re missing out! I have never had a better night’s sleep!
  • Purification – One of the best oils to get rid of bad smells in your house!
  • Stress Away – No description need here!! Bye bye Stress!!
  • Awaken – I have narcolepsy so staying awake is a constant struggle and let’s just say whenever I am working on my computer or reading a book you can find awaken diffusing right next to me!
  • Lemon – There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, grabbing my cup of coffee and diffusing Lemon while I do my quiet time. Lemon wakes me up, put the best citrus smell in my house, and always puts me in the best mood starting my day!


My Favorite Young Living Products

  • The Thieves Cleaning line –smells so delicious and the Thieves household cleaner in particular works better than any cleaner I have ever used on greasy ovens, showers/tubs, counter tops, floors, jewelry, just about anything really.
  • Ningxia Red= immune, energy, brain support and so much more!


I SOOOO hope you consider beginning your journey with oils! Again if you want to sign up as a wholesale member and get 24% off all these products click >>here<< Also, I created an Instagram account for all things oils if you want to follow >>here<< to find out more about essential oils, YL products, and how we are using/loving them!


***Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.

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Madelyn March 8, 2018 - 9:36 am

We’ve been using essential oils for about a year, and they work wonders! We absolutely love using them! My favorites are lavender (I diffuse this at night) and lemon.

Starving Author March 9, 2018 - 4:53 pm

I might decide to give this a try.

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