This is how I began my Young Living journey – with 12 of the most commonly used oils. They are packaged together in a Starter Kit, maybe you’re just opening yours and wondering what to do with all those little bottles? I suggest checking out the UNPACK YOUR KIT page. It’s got 10 easy tips to get your started. Then, pop back over here to dive deeper into each oil. (password: iloveoils)

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and cannot treat, cure or diagnose you. This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult a doctor first. More than likely your doctor will not be trained in essential oils and will not know all the facts about them, so do your own research first. We are our own advocates. I am simply here to share some of the wonderful and amazing ways Young Living Essential Oils have helped my family to be healthier and happier!

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LAVENDER the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils because of its many uses

+ Contains the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene
+ Has a calming aroma to help clear and clarify the mind
+ Has cleansing properties when used for skin and hair
+ Can be diffused to promote calm feelings and fight occasional nervous tension
+ Can be diffused to support a worry-free outlook
+ Can be diffused or applied topically to enjoy its relaxing and calming properties
+ Can be diffused to enjoy balancing properties that calm the mind and body
+ Can be added to your favorite lotion or hair products
+ Can be applied topically to cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations
+ Can be applied to the skin after a day in the sun
+ Can be applied on its own or with your favorite moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes and enhance the appearance of a youthful complexion
+ Supports aging skin when applied alone or with your favorite lotion or moisturizer

 

RAVEN
// blend: Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata
+ Contains the naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate
+ Has a refreshing aroma when diffused or inhaled
+ Provides a comforting aroma when applied to the neck and chest


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CITRUS FRESH VITALITY
// blend: Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Spearmint

+ Contains the naturally occurring constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalool
+ Has a clean, fresh scent when diffused + 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.
+ Can be added to Young Living lotions or Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base to add an uplifting aroma + Can be added to laundry for a revitalizing aroma
+ Can be worn as a perfume or cologne for a refreshing and inspiring aroma throughout the day
+ Can be applied topically to beautify the skin and to maintain the appearance of healthy, toned skin
+ Can be added to Thieves® Household Cleaner for an extra boost of citrus aroma

 
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FRANKINCENSE the “King” of essential oils

+ Contains the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, limonene, sabinene, and beta caryophyllene
+ Is a key ingredient in Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™, Brain Power™, Awaken™, Highest Potential™, and Forgiveness™
+ Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility
+ Has an uplifting aroma when added to a personal fragrance
+ Can be diffused during meditation for increased spiritual awareness, grounding, and purpose
+ Can be used for massage after activity
+ Can be applied topically to promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin and to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone
+ Can be added to other essential oil blends for an uplifting, aromatic boost
+ Can be applied topically or diffused for a focusing aroma

 
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PANAWAY
// blend: of Wintergreen, Clove, and Peppermint - “Goodbye discomfort!”

+ Contains the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma- curcumene, menthol, and eugenol
+ Is a best-selling blend formulated by D. Gary Young
+ Has a stimulating aroma + Supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration
+ Can be applied topically after exercise
+ Can be added to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and applied to the neck and back for a soothing experience

This is one with the special lid! :) The reason for that is because Wintergreen essential oil, or any oil with a high percentage of wintergreen in it, can be very dangerous (even fatal) to young children if ingested in large doses! Children should always be supervised when applying oils, but especially the case around the Wintergreen oil...or Panaway in this case.

 
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STRESS AWAY
// blend: Lime, Vanilla, Copaiba, Lavender, Ocotea, and Cedarwood essential oils

+ Referred to as the “chill pill” because it is one of the top emotion oils
+ Promotes wellness and relaxation
+ May be an important part of a daily health regimen.
+ Restores equilibrium, calming and balancing
+ Promotes restful sleep

I totally recommend having one of these at arm’s length at all times!! Not only does this one smell so amazing, Stress Away has saved the day multiple times for me.

 
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LEMON VITALITY

+ Offers immune support*
+ Has an invigorating citrus flavor
+ Provides circulatory support*
+ Has cleansing properties*
+ Add to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day
+ Blend a drop of Lemon Vitality in Gary’s True Grit™ Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix batter and top your waffles or pancakes with fresh fruit for a healthful, tasty breakfast
+ Create custom vinaigrettes or marinades to add a bright taste to summer salads and grilling
+ Add to tea, baked goods, homemade preserves, and other treats
+ Add 1 drop to plain or vanilla yogurt and top with fresh berries
+ Combine with savory foods such as chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables and with sides such as noodles, rice, or pasta salad

 
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DIGIZE VITALITY
// blend: Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils

+ Top oil for supporting your digestive system
+ Perfect as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad.
+ Contains fennel, the use of which dates back to ancient Egypt.
+ Add 2 drops to water with a drop of peppermint for a stimulating beverage
+ Take in a veggie capsule internally, use with every meal along with Essentialzyme to support a wellness regimen
+ Great travel companion, cause you never know when you’ll need it.

**This blend has personally saved my family from many a stomach bug. It’s kept things from escalating if you know what I mean. **

 
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THIEVES VITALITY
//blend: Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus Radiata

+ Supports healthy immune function.
+ May contribute to overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement.
+ Includes Eucalyptus Radiata, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system when taken as a dietary supplement.
+ Supports Oral health
+ Check out Thieves cleaning products | laundry detergent, dish soap, toothpaste, etc.

The story goes, back when France was dealing with the plague – black death – everyone was dropping dead. There was a group of thieves robbing the sick and dying, but they weren’t falling ill. Authorities caught up to them and offered a pardon in exchange for their secret to avoiding the plague. Turns out they treated cloths that covered their faces with a blend of essential oils. Oils took out the plague y’all, look it up. A plaque hangs in France to this day telling the story.

The founder of Young Living traveled to France, researched and crafted this blend believing it to be the closest version to the one the thieves used. How cool right?

** A game-changer oil for our family. With Thieves we’ve been able to ditch over-the-counter meds that mask symptoms and don’t actually heal, keep our doctor visits to once a year and strengthen our over all immunity. Win-win. If I only had one oil ever, THIEVES. **

 
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VALOR
// blend: Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense

+ Valor® is one of Gary Young’s favorite oil blends and one of Young Living’s most top-selling blends
+ Apply several drops to wrists, chest, base of neck, or bottoms of feet for an uplifting, empowering aromatic experience
+ Add several drops to bath water for a calming aroma
+ Apply at bedtime for a peaceful aroma
+ Valor also makes a great woodsy-smelling cologne that inspires the man in your life.
+ Diffuse it first thing in the morning to enjoy the warm, affirming scent

** By far my FAVORITE oil of all time. Period.**

 
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PEACE & CALMING
// blend: Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy

+ Diffuse this blend before bed for a relaxing and calming aroma
+ Improves the appearance of skin when applied topically
+ Helps freshen the air when diffused – pair with Citrus Fresh!
+ Add 4–5 drops to Epsom salts and add to bathwater for a calming, relaxing bath
+ A perfect companion when paired with Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base to support clean, moisturized, healthy-looking glow.
+ Are you looking for a little less chaos in your home? Reach for Peace & Calming


 
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PEPPERMINT VITALITY

+ Supports gastrointestinal system comfort
+ Promotes healthy bowel function
+ Maintains efficiency of digestive tract
+ May support performance during exercise
+ Supports normal digestion
+ Reduces feelings of discomfort after large meals
+ Adds a refreshing, minty flavor to food and beverages

If we weren’t separated by a computer right now, I would give you a peppermint brownie! ☺ A few drops added into brownie mix and there you go! I was a little nervous to mess up a good thing…but this is not an overwhelming flavor of peppermint, it’s just right, and oh so yummy! Give it a try!!


 

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That is the last oil we will be discussing – there are sooo many other great oils Young Living has, but those are the ones that are a part of the Starter Kit – and really, you can do so much with these!! Such a great selection to get you started. There is one other product I want to share with you because there are 2 sample packets of this in your starter kit…

Young Living also offers different product categories that can enhance any aspect of your life.

Wellness is multidimensional. Young Living is proud to have spent the last 20 years and counting developing a product line that cultivates wellness by purifying the home, nourishing the body, beautifying the skin and hair, and comforting the spirit—all while never compromising on our stringent Seed to Seal standards.

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NINGXIA RED

Ningxia Red is one of the first things our family fell in love with because we wanted to be sure we were getting vitamins, not just vitamins, but GOOD vitamins, that actually would be absorbed into our bodies. Ningxia has lots of antioxidants. In fact, its equal to eating 100 oranges, 73 strawberries, or almost 11 pounds of spinach! I think I’ll just drink an ounce or two of this and call it a day! ☺ Plus I love the taste! This drink provides energy, and it contains all the amino acids your body needs - nothing else out there can say that!! Definitely one worth trying.

 

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So, what’s the deal with the Starter Kit? Click below to check it out. Ready to crack open those bottles? Unpack Your Kit. (password: iloveoils)