Today I am excited to write to you about one of my favorite topics. ESSENTIAL OILS!
If you’re familiar with me at all, you probably know by now that my family uses essential oils daily for whatever we can use them for. We’ve been incorporating the oils into our daily routines for some time now, and we’ve learned so much about them.
BEFORE I START–
D I S C L A I M E R:
The material contained in this post is for my personal use only and should be viewed as such. Young Living’s products are not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease. I am NOT here to diagnose any disease or disease condition or prescribe any Young Living product. The information provided does not constitute legal advice from Young Living. You should educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed. I just want to share my love for Young Living Essential Oils, and hopefully give you some ideas of how they can be used in everyday life.
I have a lot of people constantly asking me about Essential Oils, what I order monthly and what we use them for. I decided that this month I would do a blog on my order. I am not going to go into explaining what essential oils are, or why I choose to use Young Living in this post (I will go back & do a detailed post on YLEO some other time) but I am going to go through my order, why I ordered it and how much it cost.
Lets get started!!
Here is a picture of everything I am going to cover. It was a BIG order this month- but I should probably mention that it isn’t all for me. Every month I have family hop on with me, it helps with shipping cost & increases my PV. The higher PV I have a month, the more F R E E stuff I get & EVERYONE loves free stuff!
You will see two prices listed– Wholesale/Retail
In our house, we use peppermint for a variety of things- headaches, tummy aches… it’s good for so much but this bottle was purchased especially for the “Weight Loss Trio” (A combination of oils thought to aide in weight loss). The peppermint in the trio is said to help curb the appetite.
Two bottles of lemon were purchased this month. Lemon is one of the oils I use the most. We use to help with cleaning, allergies and so much more. The first bottle of lemon was purchased to also go with the “Weight Loss Trio”. Lemon is known to be a good detox oil and is supposed to be used in the “Weight Loss Trio” for just that! The other bottle was purchased to use for the “Allergy Trio”. (A combination of oils thought to help ease the irritations of allergies)
Grapefruit is a delicious smelling oil- it is uplifting and makes me feel good. The scent is lighter than some of the other citrus oils, in my opinion. It makes my mouth water every time I smell it. This bottle of grapefruit is the final oil in the “Weight Loss Trio” and it said to help boost your metabolism.
Lavender is another one we use constantly. Between all the boo boos, and helping us sleep we go through some lavender! It’s so gentle and light and great for so much. It is also in the “Allergy Trio” and exactly why we ran out this last time. We actually ended up with two bottles this month because I got a 5ml bottle for free with the April promo!
Stress Away 29.75/31.25
Stress Away isn’t one I use often, but I have several family members that love it. This was actually purchased for headaches, even though Toby uses it for body aches. You’ll notice that even when an oil might typically be used for one thing- other people use it for different things & that’s one of the reasons this oil journey is so fun!
Orange was a new one for me this order. Every order I try to include one new Single and one new Blend to help build up our collection. I didn’t really need it for anything, but I’ve read great things about it, and it was very inexpensive. It smells AMAZING. Someone mentioned combining Cedarwood & Orange– oh yes! I passed out, it made me so sleepy. I have been loving that combo at night.
Gathering was my new Blend for the month. I had never even heard of Gathering until I went to the Spring Fling Expo earlier in the month & it came up on my Zyto Scan. It is said that it helps calm a chaotic environment and if anyone qualifies to try it out- I figure I make the perfect candidate! I have only used it one time, and it was kind of strong. I just did one drop on my right wrist and didn’t even bother doing a drop on the other because it was so intense. It has a very unique smell, and I’m not sure how I feel about it just yet.
If you are familiar with oils, I am sure you had Valor on your order this month too because it is going away from a while! 😦 Luckily this is on my order every month so I currently have two unopened bottles and my current bottle is about half full! When I first got into oils, Valor was included in the Premium Starter Kit (I wish it still was!) and I did not like it at all!! But now I use ALL the time. It is one of my favorites. I’m kind of stingy with this oil, and basically only use it on myself. I am usually very open about sharing all of my oils with anyone interested…but not this one. I use it when I practice yoga & it’s a very comforting scent to me and I kind of like having one oil all to myself.
More sadness– Peace and Calming is also Out Of Stock for a while and again, if you order every month, I am sure this was on your order as well! I almost didn’t get this one, but luckily my order had not processed yet when they made the announcement and I got one! In my opinion, Peace and Calming is a fantastic oil for children, and I know so many mothers rely on it, so I honestly hope they get it back in stock soon. I love it! It also was in the PSK when I first signed on with YL and I know those who restock on the Every Day Oil collection probably wish it was still included.
Aside from the oils, I also got some other goodies this month.
Ningxia Red 2oz. Packets (30 count) 84.50/111.18
NingXia Red is an antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree (blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices) orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils, and some other good stuff that I can’t think of. But it’s loaded with goodness. This is used for our family as an alternative for coffee, and you only need an ounce or two in the morning to get you going. It does come in bottles, but we ordered pouches for easy travel. We also use it when we get sick, an extra ounce or two to help battle all the yuckies!
This is a new one for us. I am currently on a journey in my home to rid of us chemically consumed products (I have a blog coming on the transition) and one of the things I got rid of a while ago was toothpaste. But the one I was using wasn’t leaving me feeling very fresh, so I decided to give this a go. I do like it- but it is taking some getting used to because it doesn’t suds up like a typical toothpaste. I might try a different one next time, just to see what else YL offers, but I do like this!
Thieves Spray 3 Pack 23.75/39.14
I have been wanting these for SO long- but they are always out of stock whenever I go to order. So this month I was finally just going to break down and get the Single Bottle and then the promo for this month was a THREE pack! So I didn’t have to add it my order, and I got THREE FOR FREE. I am so excited to finally have this stuff. If you don’t know anything about Thieves- it’s amazing. It is our go-to oil and we use it everyday. We firmly believe in it and having it with me to cleanse and purify on the go excites me!! Some people use Lysol, we use Thieves… When we’ve got germs floating around or we go to the doctor, or get in a buggy… you can bet that I will now have my Thieves spray in hand!
Anyway, that sums up my order for April. So I hope this gives you a little insight into how oils might could be used in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I could talk about oils ALL DAY. If you’re interested in learning more about oils (I won’t force you into buying anything) let me know and I will have you added to a group of people who can help answer any questions, or address any concerns you may have.
Also, if you’d like to see more post like this, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
I did make an unboxing video- but as usual, it will be posted later!