So why do we recommend that you start your essential oils journey with Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit? First off, by using oils every day you are consistently using natural, toxin-free tools that will enhance your wellness and replace chemicals hidden in many everyday items in your home. Consistency is so important when using oils. Second, by having 11 oils, a diffuser and the wonderful materials that come in the Premium Starter Kit, you have already set yourself up for success to start a journey of enhancing your wellness. I know starting this may seem overwhelming, but take it from us; the best way to increase your knowledge of essential oils is to use them. We at Harbour House Oils think that by jumping in headfirst and getting your feet wet in the world of essential oils, you will learn way more than trying to gaining that knowledge before starting. Yes there are some important “rights” and “wrongs” to using essential oils that you will learn very quickly, but we want you to feel the freedom to use your essential oils as you feel is best. Everyone is different, and everyone chooses to use his or her oils differently. Want some oils now? Find out how here.
Let’s look at each oil and talk about what they do and how you can use them to enhance your wellness.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavender has traditionally been known to provide balance to the body and is calming and healing for your skin. Lavender promotes rest and has a calming effect. Try diffusing 3-5 drops to promote restful sleep or apply a drop to your fingertips and massage it into your face after washing it for glowing skin.
Peppermint Vitality ** (Mentha piperita) Peppermint is purifying and stimulating while it supports the digestive system. Peppermint provides an extra burst of energy and eases tension. Try putting a drop in a cup of water (glass only!) to give you a quick burst of energy or putting a drop on your tongue for seriously fresh breath.
Lemon Vitality ** (Citrus limon) Supports the digestive system and the circulatory system. Lemon also supports the musculoskeletal system. Add 1-2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as a dietary supplement to support your digestive system or add a drop to a glass cup of water to freshen up your water.
Copaiba Vitality ** (Copaifera reticulata or Copaifera L. genus) Supports the respiratory system and the skin. Copaiba helps to support emotional balance. Try adding a drop to your moisturizer to enhance the heath of your skin or add to a carrier oil (such as YL’s V-6 ) and massage into your skin after exercising.
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) Promotes well-being and normal cell health. Frankincense supports the musculoskeletal system and helps to alleviate dry skin. Try putting a couple drops on your finger tips and massage onto your face to promote healthy aging or rub a couple drops on the bottoms of your feet to promote restful sleep.
Thieves Vitality** – a mix of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary oils. Supports healthy immune function. Thieves also supports the respiratory and lymphatic systems. Try putting a drop in a glass of water to promote wellness or massage diluted to help support sore muscles.
Purification – a mix of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavandin, Myrtle oils Freshens the air and eliminates odors and helps keep insects away. Purification also supports the digestive system. Add 4 drops to a cup of Epsom salts for a soothing bath or add a couple drops to freshen laundry
R.C. – a mix of Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Tsuga, Peppermint oils Supports the respiratory system and provides a burst of energy. R.C. also supports the immune system. Try rubbing a few drops on your chest before an early morning workout or put a drop in your hands, rub them together, place them over your nose and inhale to support your respiratory system.
DiGize Vitality **– a mix of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, Patchouli oils Supports the digestive system and promotes relaxation while also supporting the respiratory system. Put a drop along with carrier oil in a vegetable capsule and take to support digestion or diffuse 3-5 drops to promote relaxation.
PanAway – a mix of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint oils Supports healthy skin and the musculoskeletal system. PanAway also provides a burst of energy. Try rubbing a few drops with carrier oil into a sore muscle or rub into the bottom of your feet for a boost of energy.
Stress Away – a mix of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender oils.Promotes wellbeing and supports a healthy emotional state. Stress Away also supports the nervous system. Apply to the back of your neck and wrists to support your busy lifestyle or add to Epsom salts for a calming bath
So now you know a little bit about all 11 oils in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit.
Another thing that is not required, but will definitely set you up for success is to purchase a reliable reference book. This is where you can look up any oil and find out what properties it has, and how you can use it to support your wellness. You can also look up an ailment, and find out what oils will best support that body system. There is an endless supply of information in a reference book. Yes, buying a reference book does require a slightly bigger commitment, but think of it as an investment into yourself and your journey to find wellness. This is where you can do some research to find out which reference book will fit your needs and choose to invest in your wellness! Check out Life Science Publishing or Abundant Health companies to find some great resources.
Again, the best way to learn about essential oils is to use them consistently. You will find that by using oils, you will want to learn more about them, and that’s how your knowledge will grow. Once you jump in to essential oils you’ll wonder how you lived so long without them!
Here is where you can get your own essential oils and start investing in your wellness!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living’s products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.
**Young Living has created a line of Vitality oils that are specifically for internal use. This means these oils can be used to brighten up a glass of water or taken in a capsule internally.