When choosing to use Essential oils, it’s important to understand that not all oils are created equally. I encourage you to do your own research and make your own decision. Here are the BIG questions you should ask when deciding which company you will choose.
Can this company guarantee that the land used to grow their plants and herbs is free of residual herbicides, pesticides & chemicals? YOUNG LIVING CAN.
At Young Living farms, all weed control is done by hand and all pest control is done with essential oils.
Does this company own their own lab to test their oils composition? YOUNG LIVING DOES.
Not only does Young Living test their own oils, but they are also independently tested five times before bottling to make sure they are free of any pollutants, pesticides, and is Non-GMO.
Does the company ever purchase oils from outside suppliers? If so, does the company visit the farms and oil distilleries to observe the process and make sure that there are no added chemicals to the distillation and that the herbs and plants are grow completely free from contamination from herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers? YOUNG LIVING DOES.
Does the company only use crops that were harvested at their peak time? And if so, does the grower still test to make sure that the crop is at it’s peak time for harvesting? YOUNG LIVING DOES.
Does the company continuously monitor the process of distillation to make sure that the oils produced from the distillation contain all of the correct therapeutic components? YOUNG LIVING DOES.
They test their oils three times during the bottling process to make sure the compounds are at levels that make them Therapeutic-grade. Only therapeutic-grade essential oils can be medicinal and effective for healing the human body.
Can this company guarantee that oils are discarded and not sold if the quality isn’t up to grade or if mistakes were made during the distillation process that affect the quality of the oils? YOUNG LIVING DOES.
Does this company’s oil suppliers use extra solvents during the distillation process to extract extra oil from the plants? Young Living DOES NOT.
Can this company guarantee that nothing is added to the oils during the bottling? YOUNG LIVING CAN.
Young Living utilizes third-party audits to verify that purity and potency standards are consistently met and surpassed.
I choose Young Living.
Click on the logo below, to view a video, with Founder D. Gary Young at one of Young Living’s farms in Utah as he walks you through the company’s “Seed to Seal” Process.
This healthful and delicious essential oil-infused soup recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. It includes Young Living’s Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Nutmeg essential oils. Try this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup for your next meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 drops Clove essential oil
3 drops Nutmeg essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil
In soup pan, sauté onions, garlic, salt, and pepper in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add cubed squash and cook for 3–5 minutes. Next, add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Boil on medium-high heat for 25 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Remove from heat. Using a hand mixer, puree until smooth. Stir in the essential oils. Allow oils to infuse into soup for 5–8 minutes and then serve. The soup may be garnished with a spoonful of yogurt if desired.
This recipe makes about 5 ½ cups of soup.
Do you have an essential oil-infused recipe that you would like share? If so, please post a comment, including your recipe.
Introducing Three New Premium Starter Kits
We are excited to offer enrolling members three all-new premium starter kits! The Premium Starter Kit with NingXia Red and the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves are both now available for enrolling English- and Spanish-speaking members in the U.S. The Military Premium Starter kit is available in English and can easily be shipped internationally. Each kit is designed to help any new member discover the unique benefits of some of our top essential oil-infused products. Check out what they have to offer:
Premium Starter Kit with NingXia Red
This starter kit is the perfect option for individuals who need to power their life with a delicious blend of nutrient-rich wolfberry puree, superfruit juices, and pure essential oils. This kit supports wellness for every lifestyle!
Premium Starter Kit with Thieves
This premium starter kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives. This kit is complete with home and personal-care products that are infused with our proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend.
Military Premium Starter Kit
We are proud to support military personnel and are excited to offer this new Premium Starter Kit, designed to be easily shipped around the world to those serving both at home and abroad. This kit provides men and women in uniform full mind and body support through the stresses of service.
Signing up is easy! Simply follow my sign-up link or contact me
Blessings to your health & wellness,
This is a testimonial post I found on Naturally Oily Mom (another YLEO blogger). Her dad was complaining of his ears being stopped up and therefore having problems hearing. What a great daughter and smart too!
This is an amazing testimony. My Dad was complaining of his ears being stopped up and therefore having problems hearing. He was at the Dr.’s office last week and had his Dr. look at them…well, there was a reason his hearing was so muffled and he felt like they were stopped up – they were! His Dr. said it was due to allergies and that he needed to be sure to take an antihistamine in the morning and one at night. He did this for a couple of days and had no changes. We usually go over to his house on Sunday evenings for dinner, and had just arrived – he said his ears were still very stopped up and that he was going to go back to the Dr. in the morning if they weren’t any better. Enter loving daughter with an arsenal of essential oils. I ran home and grabbed my “case” of oils and brought them over. My daughter and I oiled him up. After dinner, he commented that his ears were feeling much better and his hearing was more clear. We hung out for a while, and before we left, we re-applied the oils. The next morning, he sent me a text that his ears were still very clear and he felt so much better…the following morning, they were even better! No more OTC antihistamines or Dr.’s visit! Two applications of essential oils and BAM! Y’all, this is why I LOVE these oils!
So what did we do? We rubbed a drop of Melrose all behind his ears and by where the “sideburn” part of the face is. Then we put a drop of Purification, Lavender and Lemon behind his ears and rubbed it down to where the lymph nodes in the neck are. Once we did that, we layered Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint (commonly referred to as LLP) on the back of his neck. Easy peasy! *Note: Never, ever, EVER put oils IN your ear. Ever.*
Blessing to your health & wellness,
If you would like information on how to purchase & use these amazing oils contact me of feel free to leave a comment.
by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
A study on treating asthma with essential oil showed substantial benefits from the use of lavender oil. Over 26 million children and adults in the United States have asthma.  Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases experienced by children. Many adults also have asthma. Inflamed airways in the lungs cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning. An intensification of symptoms is called an asthma attack. An asthma attack is often triggered by exposure to some type of external air contamination.
Lavender’s Anti-inflammatory Effect on Asthma
In a study published in June of 2014, researchers reported on the anti-inflammatory effects of lavender essential oil as a treatment for asthma. Bronchial asthma is characterized by bronchial allergic inflammation, which reduces the capacity of the airways to move air into and out of the lungs. Scientists evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of essential oil of lavender on experimentally created bronchial asthma in mice. They induced asthma in two groups of mice and then gave one group daily inhalation treatment with lavender oil for two weeks. Then they compared the condition of the lungs of the mice in the two groups.
The mice that received the lavender treatments showed less airway resistance. They had fewer eosinophil cells (specialized white blood cells of the immune system) in the fluids and the tissue of the lungs when compared with the control group. The lavender group also had less mucus in the lungs. Furthermore, the lavender group showed lower Interleukin cytokine levels in the fluids of the lungs, which means that their immune systems were less stressed after breathing lavender oil. The researchers concluded that lavender may be useful as an alternative medicine for bronchial asthma. 
Avoiding Asthma Attacks
An asthma attack may include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and trouble breathing. The attack happens in the tubular airways of the lungs. The system of airways in the lungs resembles an upside-down tree. The largest airway is in the throat. The airways divide and branch off in different directions as they spread into the lungs. The airways become smaller as they spread, just like the branches of a tree are smallest at the outer edges of the tree. During an asthma attack, the sides of the airways swell, which reduces the open space in the airways. This restricts the movement of air, which makes it more difficult to breathe. The result is that less air gets in and out of the lungs as a person breathes. Mucous that the body makes also clogs up the airways and further reduces the airflow. In a few cases each year, death results from untreated asthma attacks.
The causes of asthma attacks are different for each person. Avoiding asthma attacks begins by avoiding the triggers. Examples of common causes are listed below. This list is a summary of information from the US Centers for Disease Control, the Canadian Lung Association, and other sources. [3, 4]
- Avoid Secondhand Tobacco Smoke – This is smoke created by a smoker and breathed in by a second person.
- Avoid Secondhand Fragrances – This is air pollution from the perfume, cologne, and scented laundry products that other people have on their bodies and clothing.
- Use a barrier against Dust Mites – Dust mites are tiny insects that are in almost every home. Use special mattress covers and pillowcase covers on your bedding. This makes a barrier between the insects and your lungs. Avoid down-filled pillows and comforters. Remove stuffed animals and clutter from the bedroom. Wash your bedding on the hottest water setting.
- Eliminate Cockroaches – Cockroaches and their droppings can trigger an asthma attack. Get rid of cockroaches in your home by removing as many water and food sources as you can.
- Avoid Pets – If a furry pet is causing asthma attacks, then you may want to find the pet another home. If you can’t or don’t want to find a new home for the pet, then keep it out of the bedroom of the person with asthma.
- Clean Up Mold – Breathing in mold can trigger an asthma attack. Excess humidity (over 50%) can make mold grow. Leaking water pipes or leaks in walls or roofing will cause mold growth.
- Eliminate Indoor Air Pollution – Smoke from wood stoves, incense, candles of any kind, and air fresheners can be triggers for asthma attacks as well as scented cleaning products.
- Avoid breathing Outdoor Air Pollution – These sources include: factory smoke and fumes, automobile and diesel exhaust, smoke from burning wood or grass, exhaust from dryer vents that contain fragrances and chemicals
- Strengthen the immune system – Prevent infectious diseases such as flu, colds, and other respiratory infections by: avoiding sugar, getting adequate sleep, limiting stress, exercising, and periodically washing your hands. 
- Avoid Strong Emotions – Intense emotional experiences can lead to very fast breathing, called hyperventilation, which can also cause an asthma attack.
- Other Triggers to Avoid – Breathing in chemicals; acid reflux; physical exercise; some medicines; bad weather such as thunderstorms, high humidity or smog; breathing cold dry air; certain foods and food additives; and fragrances of all types.
Lavender Can Strengthen the Ability to Resist Asthma Attacks
The use of organic essential oil of lavender can help a person resist asthma attack triggers, because it can bring greater physical and emotional vitality to the entire body. This is how it helps:
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Helps a person get adequate sleep.
- Treats other respiratory problems such as bronchitis, sinus congestion, laryngitis, tonsillitis, etc.
- Treats Drug-resistant Infections.
- Treats Fungal Infections.
- Reduces pain. (Pain causes stress).
- Eases migraine headaches, nervous exhaustion, anxiety, and depression.
- Stimulates blood Circulation.
- Improves Digestion: Can help with colic, vomiting, and flatulence. 
Essential Oil Blend for Asthma Attack
Heidi Stevenson provided the following essential oil recipe, which may help with an asthma attack.
As is easy to imagine from lavender’s ability to aid sleep, it’s also able to relax breathing passages. In combination with two other essential oils, it may help ease asthma attacks. Here’s the recipe:
Peppermint, Mentha x piperita, 8 drops
Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus smithii, 20 drops
Lavender, L. angustifolia, 28 drops
Mix these three essential oils together and use as aromatherapy.
Because of its ability to relax nerves, lavender has been used to calm coughs and ease breathing in colds and influenza. It’s used in inhalers and vaporizers, or simply dotted on the neck or chest. 
For additional information about how to inhale or diffuse essential oils into the air, please use this link: Using Essential Oils to Cure Disease.
Daniele Ryman provides the following information about lavender in her Aromatherapy Bible:
Individual lavender plants grow up to 1 m. (3 feet) in height, and can become very woody and spreading. The narrow leaves are grey and downy; the flowers are blue-grey, borne on long slender stems. The oil glands are in tiny star-shaped hairs with which the leaves, flowers and stems are covered; rub a flower or leaf between your fingers to release some oil (it has a short-lived aroma).
Lavender has been used since ancient times as much for its delicate perfume as for its medicinal properties. The oils of aspic and stoechas were mentioned by Dioscorides, Galen and Pliny. The Romans added lavender to their bath water (the name comes from the Latin, lavare, to wash). It was an established plant by the twelfth century as St Hildegarde awarded it a whole chapter in her medical treatise. It was also a plant grown in medicinal monastery gardens in Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Lavender plants were grown at Hitchin in Hertfordshire in 1568, being commercially cultivated after 1823. In the eighteenth century, the perfumery company, Yardley, was making lavender soaps and perfumes, with fields at Mitcham in Surrey. Like so many other plants which produce essential oils, the trade is recorded in street names in towns and cities – Lavender Hill in south London among them. Norfolk is now as famed for its lavender fields as is Provence, particularly the mountains near Grasse, in France.
All lavender varieties were once distilled together without distinction, many calling the resultant oil sticadore or oil of spike. In 1760, however, the plants’ botanic characteristics started to be classified separately.
The ancients classified lavender as a stimulant, tonic, stomachic and carminative. Matthiole, the sixteenth-century botanist, regarded lavender flowers as a most effective panacea, mentioning lavender cures for epilepsy, apoplexy and mental problems; one of his recipes to prevent fluid retention involved boiling flowers in wine and drinking two glasses of this a day. The French used to make an herbal tea with lavender, cinnamon and fennel; this would cure jaundice as well as act as a cardiac tonic. Lavender is valued for containing many of the same properties as sage, rosemary and the other members of the labiate family: as well as those indicated by the ancients above, lavender is also credited with being an antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, vulnerary and circulatory plant. All in all, it is one of the most commonly used, valued and prescribed oils.
The Essential Oil
Description: The flowers are steam-distilled, and approximately 100 kg (220 lbs.) are needed to obtain 500 – 600 g of essential oil. Lavender oil varies in colour from dark yellow to dark greeny-yellow, and smells very highly scented. The content and quality of the oil depends greatly on climate, soil and altitude. The French lavender is considered better than the English, for instance, because it is richer in linalyl acetate: this gives a fruitier and sweeter note, considered pleasanter than the camphoric English lavender with its higher proportions of lineol. 
Additional Uses for Lavender Oil
- Repels Mosquitoes and Moths.
- Eases Agitation in Dementia Patients.
- Treats Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in patches).
- Treats nail Fungus, Athlete’s Foot, and various other skin conditions such as Eczema. 
I have enjoyed growing lavender. It is easy to grow and is well suited for an inexperienced gardener such as myself. It doesn’t seem to mind sharing its pleasant aroma with gardeners and visitors who can’t resist gently rubbing its leave to enjoy the fresh scent. It will be happy in a hot sunny location that gets 8 hours of direct sun or more per day. It likes a well-drained soil and is happy in a rocky soil mix. Don’t over water, because this will cause the roots to rot. For additional information about planting, cultivating, trimming, and gathering the fragrant flowers, please use these links.
Organic essential oil of Lavender is also an important part of a household first aid kit. It can help disinfect a wound, treat skin infections, treat insect bites, and provides fast relief for minor burns. It stops the pain from sunburn and brings rapid healing. In my experience, it can even prevent kitchen burns from blistering and can prevent sunburned skin from peeling if these burns are treated immediately. Lavender oil should not be used in the sun to prevent sunburn.
The essential oil of lavender is one of the most popular essential oils. It is added to many skincare products and its aroma is enjoyed by both men and women. Its medicinal uses are many and varied. It is a gentle oil, yet it can be very powerful. Don’t underestimate its ability to deliver health benefits. It can be used to treat MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and multi drug resistant clinical strains of Escherichia coli. Antibiotics can’t touch these infections, but gentle lavender can treat these and other resistant infections. [10, 11]
When I write about an essential oil, I make it a practice of using the oil during the process of preparing the article. So, as usual, I applied a couple drops of organic essential oil of lavender in the palms of my hands, and spent some time inhaling the aroma and enjoying the scent. Unfortunately, I forgot about the power of lavender to induce sleep. So, I got to take the afternoon off, because I wasn’t able to wake up enough to finish my work. It is always important to not lose sight of the fact that organic essential oils are strong medicinal substances and their effects can be powerful. The health giving benefits of organic essential oils are truly a wonderful gift from God. I encourage you to add a bottle of organic lavender essential oil to your medicine cabinet and to learn how you can use it for first aid and for addressing chronic health problems.
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Young Living’s Everyday Oils collection includes our most popular and versatile essential oils and blends. Discover the aromatic, topical, and internal uses of each of these remarkable essential oils.
How To Order Young Living Essential Oils
When it comes to essential oils, Young Living sets the standard for purity and authenticity. Young Living carefully monitors every step of the production of the oils from beginning to end through a unique seed to seal process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle. This unsurpassed commitment to quality means that you can be confident that Young Living essential oils are both safe and effective.
You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in one of two ways: as a Wholesale Member (best option) or Retail Customer via the Young Living Website. I recommend buying Young Living essential oils by joining as a wholesale member. Wholesale Members get an amazing 24% discount off every product that is offered. As a Young Living Wholesale Member you only have to agree to order a minimum of $50 per year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I become a wholesale member?
The absolute best way to buy oils is by joining “the discount club” as a wholesale member to get amazing discounts (24% off) on every product that is offered. Think of it like a Costco membership for essential oils.
Is there a monthly order minimum?
No. You do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member. However, if you would like to earn commissions as an Independent Distributor then simply enroll in Essential Rewards, a monthly autoship program.
I don’t really want to sell essential oils. Do I have to sell Young Living products to be a Wholesale Member?
Of course not. Since there is no monthly order requirement you can simply just order whenever you and your family need it. There is no requirement to have a business.
What do I need to do to get started?
To begin as a Wholesale Member you start with purchasing an enrollment kit. There are three options to choose from however, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser (pictured below).
The Premium Starter Kit is the Best Value!
When you order your own premium starter kit you are entitled to wholesale pricing on all Young Living products, this is a 24% discount. Share this with your friends and family by ordering for them, or have them enroll to get their own kit and discount. The Premium Starter Kit is valued at over $300. As a Wholesale Member you get this for 50% off! The Premium Starter Kit includes:
- Ten 5 mL bottles of essential oils including: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Thieves, Purification, Valor and Joy.
- A home diffuser (retail value alone on this one is $96)
- 5 mL bottle of Stress Away (this is by far my absolute favorite — I wear it like perfume!)
- 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 2-oz. samples (this is a great supplement for energy) bonus gift.
Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member (Step by step instructions)
1. Click here to Sign Up
2. Select “Sign Up As: Young Living Wholesale Member”
3. The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should already be filled in for you. If not the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID are 1346214
Who introduced you to Young Living Essential Oils?
4. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact info. (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)
5. Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.
6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like (and you know I think the Premium Kit is the way to go…I love mine!). You must sign up with one of these kits to become a Wholesale Member. To maintain your 24% discount going forward, you only need to spend $50 each subsequent year with Young Living on any product in their store. That’s it! You can also purchase other items at this time if you wish.
7. Set up your *optional* Essential Rewards Program. Now don’t be confused by this next step. Buying one of the ER kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. At this point, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later”. If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you then by all means get one in addition to your starter kit.
7. Agree to Terms & Conditions.
8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. I have had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out. To confirm, the tool will log you in and it will show you your order again and it will make you enter in your payment information again. We wouldn’t want that to happen because then you would not get your oils!
That’s it! Congratulations! Welcome to the amazing world of essential oils!
If you have any questions, please contact me!
Looking forward to sharing essential oil stories with you.
Blessings to your health & wellness!
If you’re looking for a great, natural way to keep your little ones from catching colds and flu this fall – look no further!
Young Living’s Thieves essential oil does just that. Diffuse it in your home to fight off germs. Dilute it in a v6 or coconut oil and massage into your babies’ feet to prevent illness. You can also massage it into their feet to reduce a fever. And last, but not least, dilute it 1:5 and rub onto their gums to ease teething pain.
Thieves essential oil is available to purchase from Young Living and I can help you sign up for retail or wholesale (24% off – YES!).
Visit my link to sign up https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?isoCountryCode=US&sponsorid=1346214&enrollerid=1346214