Essential Oils For Beginners
Getting started with essential oils can feel super overwhelming. For 2 whole years, I was following people who used essential oils before I really got into them. For me, I think it felt super overwhelming because I wasn't very educated and I felt like I didn't have enough time to learn about the oils...that's actually what inspired me to write this for ya'll! I want to make it as easy as possible for you to get started with oils, because, trust me: it all flows from that first step you take!
When I did finally introduce essential oils into my daily lifestyle, they truly helped me move into a more holistic way of living. I was really passionate about their benefits and I knew there were some things in my life that needed to change that I could use oils to help me with.
When you're just starting out with oils, the best thing to do is keep it as simple as possible and then naturally let yourself learn more as your curiosity grows...and don't forget to have grace along the way.
What Essential Oils Are And Why They're So Powerful
The first thing I did when I decided I wanted to really get into essential oils was research - I wanted to understand what they actually are and why people love them so much.
Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants. Depending on the plant, the oil is extracted from the leaf, bark, stem, root or fruit. The oil extracted has a function of protecting plants from disease and providing nutrients for them, so you can just imagine how beneficial they are for us too! I did my research and read a ton of testimonies on how powerful these extracts are and the amazing ways they support our bodies.
How I Started Using Essential Oils
I had some oils I'd bought from random places that I used here and there, without much of an idea about where the oils came from and how they were produced. I finally started to take it all a bit more seriously once I learned how powerful and beneficial the oils could be for our health - after all, I am in a constant season of taking care of my health and my family's health...and that's when I discovered Young Living.
I did my research on Young Living (which of course involved following people on Instagram who use Young Living products). I found out that you can literally go out to Utah where the oils are extracted and see the entire process - from land to oil - knowing exactly where they come from. The transparency immediately made me feel like I could really trust the company.
Young Living created a starter kit, which is essentially (no pun intended) a pack of 12 oils that have proven to be most popular and useful in day-to-day life - they are a great place to start your oil journey to support overall health and vitality and to introduce as staple household items.
When I got my starter kit, it was so cool to see how quickly these oils could be implemented throughout my day from the time I woke up in the morning all the way 'til the end of the day when I'd be diffusing Lavender and Peace & Calming in the diffuser that I also got in the starter kit. It's so well designed to make using oils as simple as possible and this is what really got me going.
Here are some of the ways I use the oils from the starter kit in my day-to-day routine:
🍋 Lemon - a drop or two in my water every day to stay hydrated and help my body to detox
🧴 Frankincense + Lavender + Jojoba oil as a daily moisturizer
🌈 Frankincense + Valor in a roller for all the emotions
✌🏻 Peace & Calming + Citrus Fresh in the diffuser during time of the month
💪 Thieves in the diffuser, roller, or in a tea/smoothie for immune support
🤢 Digize + Peppermint rubbed on my belly for digestive support
🍺 Panaway + Stress Away in the diffuser to make my space smell like a root beer float. Panaway is also good in a roller to put on sore muscles post-workout
🏃♀️ Raven on my chest before a workout to help open your airways
If you wanna try something different, you won't find a shortage of ways to use these oils...here are a plethora of suggestions on how to use them from Young Living:
Getting Creative With Oils - The Sky Is The Limit
Everything I know about essential oils grew from the point I purchased my first starter kit. It genuinely made me become so curious. I was always wanting to make new things. I also learned how toxic some of the products I was using were and I was able to make some easy swaps. I'm not stressed anymore about what products I'm using on a day-to-day basis - from the scents that I use in my home, all the way to what I'm putting on my skin and even cleaning with - it's so nice to know exactly what's in the products I'm using and to trust that they are not only NOT harming me, but they're actually supporting me in leading a healthier life!
After I got the starter kit, I got super curious and began to build my oil collection (and knowledge). It brought out a whole new creative side of me - it's been awesome to use my hands and make things that have a purpose. It's so cool to see how much my use of oils has evolved since that first starter kit, and in such a short period of time - I just love them! Keep your eyes out for future blogs where I'll cover what I've added to my oil collection and what goodies I've made.
How To Start Your Own Essential Oil Journey
If you're wanting to get started in the most simple and financially beneficial way, while getting the best quality oils, the Young Living Starter Kit is the way to go. You get over $400 worth of oils (12 in total) plus a diffuser, a Thieves cleaner and hand sanitizer, AND 2 Ningxia packets (antioxidant drink)...ALL for $165 - sometimes you might even find a deal on top of this steal if you follow my Instagram account @trulyoils. I also share some oily things on my personal Instagram @trainertanner, so you can follow me there too!
The tiny little bottles of oils honestly go such a long way. Essential oils are really powerful, so you don't need a lot - they pack a punch and last aaaaages!
If you have any questions about getting started, about the starter kit, or even what I've been doing with my oil collection post-starter kit, feel free to reach out to me on IG @trulyoils.
Has this inspired you to simply begin with essential oils? Click this link to grab your starter kit and join my sweet oil fam. I need more oily friends!