young living essential oils: the basics

April 24, 2015

In February of 2014 I shared my first young living essential oil testimony. It had such a huge impact on me I ordered the starter kit immediately and have been using and LOVING my oils ever since. So I thought it was high time for me to share the basics with my readers (and the lurkers, you know who you are...and you know you want in on these amazing oils). The essential oil information is vast and limitless so in an effort to not overwhelm you I'm going to keep this post simple and to the point and will continue to share more EO posts.



DISCLAIMER:
First, the nitty gritty. I am not a doctor. I know this may come as a shock to many of you as I consistently scored high C's in math from 6th grade on - except for college algebra my freshman year when the grad student let us pick our own grades -  but I assure you, I did not go to med school. But seriously, don't make any radical changes to your health routine without talking to your doctor. I'm just a mama trying to do what's best for my family. The info and advice I give is meant to help educate and inform, not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Also, all the info I share is for YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS ONLY.

WHAT THE HECK ARE ESSENTIAL OILS:
In addition to not being a doctor, I'm also not a scientist but essential oils fascinate me! Essential oils are easily evaporated liquids and aromatic compounds found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds that are usually extracted through steam distillation. Think of each plant containing its own "immune system" that protects it from pathogenic microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, etc.) and injury and we are lucky enough to bottle that liquid gold and use it for our own body's benefit. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and mentioned some 200 times in the bible and in ancient medical texts. Duh. They didn't have pharmaceuticals in previous centuries - essential oils WAS the medicine!


HOW THE HECK DO I USE THEM:
There are 3 ways to use essential oils.
Topically - diluted and neat (undiluted)
Aromatically - inhale directly from the bottle or diffuse
Internally - a drop under your tongue, a drop in your water, swallowed in a capsule


SAFETY FIRST:
Essential oils are super concentrated, powerful and POTENT! You only need 1 to 2 drops. Never put them directly in your ear canal or eyes. Some oils are considered "hot" and need to be diluted, especially when used on children. Some oils are photosensitive and shouldn't be worn in the sun. Always consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing and before changing your health care routine.


NOT ALL OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL:
There are many different essential oils on the market today but please know the quality of the oil is EVERYTHING. Young Living Essential Oils are PURE, THERAPEUTIC grade essential oils. So pure, they can be ingested and so different from PERFUME grade essential oils and even oils purchased at health food stores which often contain fillers and are not 100% pure oil. Essential oils are currently not regulated by the FDA so companies can put whatever they want on the bottle. The reactions you may have seen or read about are due to not using the highest quality of essential oils and/or not using them properly. Check out Young Living's amazing Seed to Seal guarantee to learn about how their oils are cultivated - from the planted seed to the sealed bottle.


HOW DO I GET STARTED:
The absolute best way to start your essential oils journey is to purchase - and therefore fall in love with! - the premium starter kit. It comes with 10 "everyday" (the most versatile) oils, a bonus oil and a diffuser. Plus samples and helpful info. Also. Who you sign up with matters! I have talked to so many people pumped about trying out oils and then have no support system! I am part of an AWESOME team called Essential Families, started by 2 of my dear friends, and we have amazing resources where we are constantly supporting, educating and encouraging one another. We have a private Facebook page where you can ask any and every essential oil question and have it answered usually within MINUTES. We also have a website with tons of helpful resources and our team offers continuing ed classes every month that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.





SOLD, WHERE DO I SIGN UP:
Ready to order your kit? It's super easy. Click here and make sure my number (1629315) is entered in for sponsor and enroller. Fill out the blanks, follow the prompts and get excited! You are about to embark on a new and healthier journey for you and your family!


I'M NOT READY BUT I WANT TO KNOW MORE:
Skeptical? Still have questions? Totally understand. I would be happy to answer ANY of your questions! I'll share testimonies, tell how I use my oils, send you resources, info, whatever you need to make an informed and educated decision. Shoot me an email at: chelsea.hatfield@hotmail.com




Essential oils have been integrated into every part of my family's daily life and I can honestly say have improved the quality of our life and our health. Every day I'm finding new ways to use them and cannot WAIT for my order to arrive each month. It is so easy to be passionate about something that naturally and effectively improves your health, enhances your beauty and allows you to live life to the fullest. Just think of them as little drops from heaven. I know we do.

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CHELSEA HATFIELD ~ YL #: 1629315

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