Want to start using essential oils? Read this first!
Growing up, I always felt stuck, different and lost because I knew within my heart that things, we were doing, products we were using as a family were not effective, safe and healthy. However, I was 16 at the time when I really started embracing this idea and the adults around me, including my parents didn’t take me serious. And honestly, it hurt my heart, because I knew there had to be a better way and I wanted nothing but the best for my family.
All families go through their ups and downs, emotionally physically and mentally, and I saw a lot of this within my family. I myself went through many ups and downs. I suffered from some depression, and self hatred, etc. However, deep within, I remained optimistic for the future.
I kept faith, that one day we would all wake up to the reality of caring for one self, including myself. I prayed that I would know what it feels like to love me.
One of the things that has been there for me through many emotional times, were essential oils. It was a blind hobby of mine, I kept them in my pockets or purse just because they smelled good. I whipped them out whenever, as a perfume, or when I had discomfort in my head. I never actually realized how much they were helping me until one day I did some reflecting on them. Boy did these little bottles stay faithful to me through thick and thin, when it seemed no one else would. Was I crazy? or maybe it’s that nice smells are truly comforting to one on an emotional level during any moment of ones life. So I got more involved in the oil life, and collected more and more, using them on a much deeper level then ever before. I realized that the uses for essential oils, don’t end at the good smells, they were a road to take, a road to self empowerment, realization and vibrant health, I have never looked back. I kept using the oils, and learning more, making them apart of me, and eventually my entire family picked up on the good vibes my oil gang and I sent out. Now my family and I are all on the same page about health and wellness, and I have never been more thankful. I owe a lot of the thanks to Essential oils. <3
So what are essential oils anyway?
Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They’re basically concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support the different systems of your body. There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Bergamot and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s an unfathomably huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.
How can essential oils help promote the health and well being of you and your family?
I’ll explain how they have helped my family and I below — but since everyone is different you won’t see what they can truly do for you unless you try them out yourself.
I’m all about reducing stress — I mean who isn’t? We currently leave in a very stressful environment. I’m not just talking about our jobs, and dramas in our lives but also the EMFs from all the electronics around us, fluorescent lighting, the pesticides in our food and what we’re eating: ARE ALL types of stress our body has to deal with. Lavender is my go-to for stress: it relaxes me, calms me down, and takes the edge off my worries. If you don’t like lavender, no need to fret there are other options! Like this awesome bottle of “Stress Away.”
Did you know you can support your digestive system with essential oils? The blend DiGize is simply amazing for supporting the entire digestive system. A couple drops massaged into the abdomen after a meal, and I can really tell the difference! Essential oils, are potent plants in a bottle that remind your body of what it can already do. Applied topically, essential oils can ease cramps, gas, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, stomach pain and elimination difficulties. We can all use a little extra support in our digestion systems at some points in our lives, and we are so blessed to have oils to help!
Focus and Concentration
Research has found that essential oils are able to cross the blood brain barrier and act as a cerebral stimulant which in turn can support our focus, concentration, memory, and so much more. Long lectures, learning new things, seminars, work meetings, artistic endeavors, just to name a few are great times to diffuse some oils around your work area or simply inhale them straight from the bottle to stimulate your brain for higher concentration. Peppermint is one of my favorites for this purpose.
Ditching Toxic Cleaning Products
Essential oils have made it so EASY to ditch the toxins and use natural recipes for cleaning my home and even DIY beauty products. Let me introduce you to a one-of-a-kind blend that has replaced every toxic cleaning product under our sink. It’s formulated with pure clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus essential oils based on a legend: of four 15th century thieves – they were covered with an aromatic blend of botanicals and found them to be supportive of their immune systems! It kept them completely safe and healthy during the “Black Plague” and they were able to steal valuables from the dead peoples homes. — Today it’s an all-in-one oil used for oral care, hand wash, a household cleaner that you can use on literally everything such as, fruit and veggies, your dog, counters, windows, mirrors (and it does not smear) and toilet. This is a FAVORITE in our house. We use it daily and I love that there are numerous uses! I also feel so much better, knowing that we have eliminated a significant amount of toxins in our life to lead a healthier and wealthier life.
I’ll have to dedicate an entire page on how essential oils have helped me spiritually. Since essential oils derive from nature or mother earth, they help us connect to the true nature of ourselves. Did you know? The Bible contains many references to the burning of incense as an integral part of sacred ceremonies, and the precious aromatic botanicals frankincense and myrrh were offered to the Christ child by wise men. More than a dozen aromatic botanicals are referenced in the Old and New Testament books of the Bible, many of which are distilled into essential oils today. They help us connect to our spirit guides, ground us and remind us of our holy and sacred nature.
On a much more personal note, these essential oils came into my life during a very difficult period for me. My family was suffering from a lot of traumatic emotions that put a tremendous strain on us all. Since I started using essential oils, I’ve become an emotion detective — I’m always digging to find out what emotional blocks we need to overcome, and then diffusing the perfect oils to help. It has changed our lives. I am able to communicate better with the people in my house. I am so much more patient. I overcome obstacles like a breeze, where as before I’d bury myself in frustrations and anger. I am more aware of my body and the power of breathing. And my self-esteem has grown by leaps and bounds. I am so much more confident and empowered than I’ve ever felt in my whole life.
What’s even lovelier is that I’m spreading the love of oils everywhere I go and touching the lives of many. Seeing others smile and healthy is truly a priceless gift.
I’m not the only one who feels this way about my oils. Here’s what some of my oily friends are saying…
“I have always been interested in health and nutrition. I started looking for ways to use more natural products in my everyday life. I decided I wanted to start making my own soaps. I had looked at other sites that I was directed to for use of essential oils for soaps. So I read all the information but kept looking and reading. I then “just happened” to come cross Kat’s The Journey Within. I started reading about the Young Living oils and was very impressed. I liked seed to seal quality and the length of time the company has been around. I really started reading about the health benefits of using oils. Wow! This is what I have been looking for. So I signed up. Now I am totally oil crazy!! I love telling people about how well these oils work and the fact that they do not have side effects. I did not intend to make this a business at first. After I started using the oils I began to want to know more and more about how to use them and the benefits. Even the chemistry behind these oils amaze me. I know this is a good product and there are people out there that will want it and be as oil crazy as I am!!”
“In my search for getting healthy I had liked pages on Facebook that dealt with health and Kat’s was one of them. So I joined her oil group and I started doing more research, joining other groups to hear testimonies. I joined YL and it has changed my life. I am healthier, I am happy, I feel good, and my hair is so much better! I want to share this with others and help them in any way I can.”
Can you just use any essential oils?
In my opinion, no. I’ve done a lot of research into this and if you ask me, there’s one particular brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Young Living.
Introducing Young Living Essential Oils!
There are many reasons why this brand is so great, but here are my three favorites:
1: The source matters
One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is – it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed. Whether it’s blueberries fresh from the farm, or cows on green pasture, or a soft organic t-shirt, I know that the source matters.
I did many hours of research to find an essential oil company that I felt I could trust with my family’s health. Young Living is that company: they truly care about quality. One of the best things that set Young Living apart from other essential oil companies is, they are completely open about their farming practices. You can literally go to any of their farms and distilleries and shake the farmers hands, and watch the entire essential oil process! (YL is the only essential company in the world that allows this! It truly says a lot about the quality.)
They are organic, sustainable and are beneficial to the environment around them and the people they employ and are surrounded by. They love for their members to be a part of the seed plantings and encourage them to join in the harvest and distillation process. There are no pesticides or chemicals used on their farms. They have crews that hand pick the weeds (and members are totally welcome to do this too – hint hint!) to avoid spraying their crops with pesticides. There is simply no other essential oil company with the pedigree and commitment to quality as Young Living.
Did you know?
There are at least 200 different companies marketing essential oils in North America. However, there are many grades of essential oils, and most essential oils available in the United States are of the lowest grade and quality. Only when using a Young Living 100% pure-therapeutic-grade oil will you see significant benefits. If I’m going to be putting products on myself and love ones, I want to know they’re pure and unadulterated and most importantly, I want to make sure they work!
PS. You can smell the difference! Like I said, I have used many essential oil companies in the past, and when I first got a bottle of Young Living oil, I was a bit curious of the quality compared to other companies. I still had some bottles of multiple essential oil companies, so I smelled them all. I was truly amazed at how you can literally smell the differences in quality. Young Living oils, smell so much more bountiful. They immediately fill you with so much love and healing energy compared to other companies. These are the real deal!
2: You become part of a big, friendly community
As a Young Living customer, you automatically become a member of a big family of Oily Angels who will give you all the support and advice you need! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have the help and reassurance of a generous and caring community of moms, experts, and lifelong users.
We have private Facebook groups (big and small!) where questions and searches can be made at any minute! We have TONS of resources that help you feel a little less overwhelmed when you first start your oily journey. Basically, we’ve got you covered.
We are so thankful for the amazing group of leaders who help to set everyone up for success on their individual journey to wellness, purpose, and life-giving abundance!
And of course there is me! I care deeply about the people on this world with me, and especially about you who is here with me now, ready to embark on your journey with oils and a healthier lifestyle. I am here to answer any of your questions and concerns and of course have long conversations about the uses of essential oils.
I’ve been using my oils for a long time, but I still reach out to the our close-knit community for their advice and expertise! Here’s a video of some of my Oily Angel friends who went to Winter Harvest last year:
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3: The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the best introduction to essential oils (and it’s such a great value, too!)
No other essential oils company offers such a great-value and comprehensive range of products to get you started.
The Young Living Premium Starter Kit contains your everyday staples – all the oils and equipment you’ll want to have on hand for a variety of situations. There’s an excellent user guide, too, which will help you understand how to use everything contained in the kit.
Here’s what else is great: once you buy the Premium Starter Kit, you automatically become a “wholesale member” of Young Living – basically a member of the club! This means you can continue to buy other Young Living products for a huge 24% discount off the retail price! You’re under zero obligation to buy any other products as a wholesale member, but if you do, you get 24% off! But trust me, once your realize that Young Living is not just an oil company but a total wellness company – meaning you can buy cleaning products, dog products, baby products, makeup, self care products, and how affordable Young Living is compared to commercial companies like Walmart, you will be happy and excited to continue buying at 24% off.
Ready to buy your Young Living Premium Starter Kit?
Here’s exactly what you get:
Ten 5ml bottles of essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Copaiba, Thieves, Purification, R.C and DiGize.
Plus a bonus bottle of the popular blend Stress Away.
(Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how I use these essential oils every day.)
Your choice of beautiful home diffusers (pick the best one for you — my favorite is the rainstone diffuser).
Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on)
Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends)
Two NingXia Red 2oz samples (an antioxidant drink concentrate that’s a great supplement for supporting health and well being)
Sample bottles galore! (To put in your purse, or share with friends.)
Total value: $320
You pay: $160 – that’s 50% off!
And remember: once you’ve purchased the kit, you automatically become a wholesale member – which entitles you to 24% off all future purchases from Young Living! There are NO monthly minimums or fees.
Step-by-step: purchase your Premium Starter Kit
1. Click here to sign up today!
2. Select Sign up as: “Young Living Wholesale Member” – which will allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit and order future orders at 24% off.
3. Select your country and language, and press continue.
Remember: you’re NOT obligated to make any further purchases after this. Wholesale membership simply allows you to buy the Premium Starter Kit at a huge discount.
4. Select the starter kit with the diffuser you want.
–Optional: Sign up for the frequent buyers’ club called Essential Rewards (ER). When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. There’s no need to join right away – you can purchase your Starter Pack first and join the ER club later if you prefer. (I totally recommend you doing so, because who doesn’t love free products?!)
5. You have the option to add additional products to your purchase, if you don’t wish to click on the Next button.
6. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information + create a password and PIN – which you’ll use to log into your account and order any future oils.
7. Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER! I’ve had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out – and I don’t want you missing out on your oils!
Some great ways to use the essential oils in your Premium Starter Kit
■ This is the perfect oil for relaxation! It’s very calming and balancing.
■ Treat yourself to this well-loved aroma by adding a few drops of oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products.
■ Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to banish stale odors.
■ Helps sooth headaches, for extra support, mix with peppermint.
■ Create your own home spa! Add Peppermint and Eucalyptus to a hot bath water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating scent and aromatic steam.
■ Use with coconut oil as an invigorating muscle rub after a workout for a refreshing post-workout massage.
■ Wake up the mind and improve focus.
■ Rub into the abdomen to support the digestive system.
■ Very uplifting aroma — I rub a drop into my palms and inhale deeply.
■ Can be used to add delicious flavor to foods and beverages.
■ Add it to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or to conditioner and DIY hair masques to give your hair a smoother, shinier look
■ Boost your home cleaning with the cheerful scent of fresh Lemons! Add a few drops to naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaning solutions
■ Add Frankincense to your daytime lotion or night cream for a custom moisturizer that highlights your natural beauty.
■ Frankincense is deeply supportive of emotional well being.
■ Helps you collect thoughts, seek purpose, and enhance experiences.
■ Diffuse Frankincense during meditation and yoga for grounding and spiritual connectedness.
■ An oil blend containing clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.
■ When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function and is an ideal complement to a daily wellness regimen.
■ Clean your entire house with diluted products of Thieves (very cost effective!!)
■ Diffuse 6–8 drops of Thieves to help create an environment of peace and security.
■ An oil blend containing citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, tea tree and myrtle.
■ Add a few drops to shoes to help neutralize odors.
■ Create an on-the-go air freshener with a spray bottle, distilled water, and Purification. Keep it in your bag to freshen up offices, public restrooms, hotel rooms, and cars.
■ Rub into feet or diffuse to clear the air and calm negative feelings, purify bad vibes.
■ Add a few drops to laundry to give your wash a great-smelling boost.
■ Contains eucalyptus globulus, myrtle, pine, marjoram, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga and peppermint, helps with all things respiratory.
■ Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire and after yoga, outdoor adventure, or gym routine.
■ Diffuse to comfort and soothe
■ Massage into chest, throat, and over the bridge of the nose as needed.
■ An oil blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint.
■ Massage into neck, back and shoulders for a soothing and stimulating aromatic experience.
■ This blend is ideal to apply topically after exercise.
■ One of absolute favorites to take to the gym with me, and share with people for an extra boost.
■ An essential oil blend of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli.
■ Powerful support for the digestive system.
■ Use DiGize with every meal.
■ To help you wind down for the evening, diffuse to enjoy its relaxing aroma.
■ Rub onto wrists to help digest new ideas and emotional issues.
■ This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene
■ Use to support overall wellness.
■ “Amplifies” other oils — use with other essential oils like PanAway or DiGize to enhance their effects.
■ Add to a moisturizer or skin cream to help enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin
■ Apply to focused areas after activity.
These are just a few ideas of how the oils in the kit can benefit you and those around you. The list goes on! If you have any questions regarding anything discussed on this page, please feel free to reach out to me.
Congratulations on starting your oily adventure! I’ll be sending you a welcome email soon, and connecting with you on our social media groups! I can’t wait for you to uncover all the surprises in store for you with essential oils!
With much love,