August 2, 2013
15 Things to Know When You First Begin Using Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils…
- YL oils labeled as “supplements” are able to be used internally. Click HERE to read what “therapeutic grade” means and why it’s so important.
- If you ever need to dilute an essential oil because of sensitive skin, and you don’t have a carrier oil available, do not use water; use anything that contains ‘fat’… such as full fat yogurt, butter, vegetable oil, full fat milk or cream. It’s the ‘fat’ that dilutes your essential oils.
- If you ever get essential oils in your eyes, do not rinse with water. Use milk or cream, which works immediately! You may also use a plain vegetable oil, but it is messier.
- If Frankincense was precious to Jesus, it should be precious to us too! If it was the only oil I could have, this would be it.
- “Neat” means undiluted.
- Essential oils that ‘may’ require a carrier oil for topical use: PanAway, Peppermint, Basil, any of the Eucalyptus, any of the citrus (Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Bergamot*), Myrrh, Myrtle, and Melissa. Though most of these oils I use neat.
- Essential oils considered “spicy,” and should (almost) always be diluted with a carrier oil for topical use: Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Wintergreen, Oregano, Thyme, Black Pepper, Patchouli, Mountain Savory, Nutmeg, Marjoram, Balsam Fir, Coriander, Cypress, Galbanum, Pine, Ravensara, Ocotea.
- Diffuse essential oils with a cold-air diffuser, so that you don’t destroy the precious healing constituents with heat.
- The Essential Rewards program is THE most cost effective way to earn points for free oils and build your medicine cabinet.
- Good “carrier oils” are: sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. Young Living makes a good, easy to use blend called V6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex.
- Peace and Calming blend is the very best oil blend for little ones (and big ones) who need to rest!
- How to afford essential oils!
- Mixing essential oils with sea salt or Epsom Salt prior to adding them to your bath water helps the essential oil to stay evenly dispersed in the water (instead of floating on top).
- There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 ml bottle of essential oil.
- Hide the peppermint oil from your husband or he’ll use it all!
If you want to start using essential oils to care for your own family, I would recommend buying them wholesale. Why pay retail when you don’t have to? It’s kind of like being a Costco member, but without the yearly fee. In fact, there isn’t a fee to becoming a wholesale customer at all. The only requirement is the purchase of a starter kit. Find out more HERE.
* Note: Citrus essential oils can make skin photosensitive.