I just purchased my first young living starter kit (well, actually my hubby purchased it as a birthday gift to me) and I am so excited about it! The kit arrived last Wednesday but with work, the holiday, and the busy weekend that I had, I am just finally sitting down for the first time, looking it over, and testing the oils. The kit came with ELEVEN different oils, a diffuser, and more. There is so much to learn, my head is spinning! I’ve been pinning, screenshotting, messaging, and reaching out to fellow oilers. It is so interesting to hear people’s stories. Soon, I only hope that I too, can help by educating other’s and sharing my own story and experiences.
To be honest, I was and am still a tiny bit hesitant because I have an extremely sensitive nose. However, I’ve heard from other’s like myself that use them and love them, even with their sensitive noses. Oils are pretty strong, so be aware. Some more than others. Dilute the oils with a carrier oil when needed and start small. I had somebody suggest to rub TEN drops of DiGize on my stomach for acid reflux and boy was that a mistake. Trust me, DO NOT DO THAT. Always start with one or two drops. The smell was so strong, it made me nauseous. After about fifteen minutes, I went and showered to get the smell off. I am actually quite surprised I didn’t start vomiting from overdoing it. That’s a lot, even for somebody who oils often. So far, peppermint and lemon are my favorites because really, you can’t go wrong with those smells. Also, I have already been using peppermint for achy feet and headaches which feels AMAZING. Peppermint is one of the stronger ones, so it’s probably better to dilute because it will burn. One drop is all you need to rub on your temples! Like I said, I am still in the trial and error phase, so I think I may start diluting with coconut oil from now on.
Anyway, lets get to the reason I chose to purchase my premium home starter kit. I’ve been thinking about it for at least two years now. I watched others around me start distributing and using. I’ve seen their passions towards the oils and I’ve seen how they’ve bettered their lives. Since my dad passed away three years ago, I’ve developed chronic stress and heightened anxiety. The overload of stress started causing physical changes and I’ve just about had it with the anxiety that isn’t normal for me. I’ve always been a shyer introvert, but the constant anxiety was new to me. I’d get it over the silliest things and not only would I develop anxiety, I would then physically feel the stress from that anxiety such as tummy troubles, breakouts, mouth changes, and more. After seeing the doctor one too many times, I started doing my own research for help with the physical changes I was having and I saw so often that essential oils were the route to go! I’m not against medicine of course, but sometimes, they do have nasty side effects and I wanted something natural to start using once I realized it where it was all coming from. It took me this long to realize, but now, here I am with my kit, finally making positive changes. Needless to say, I am eager to start oiling!
Truthfully so, by purchasing this starter kit, I am not necessarily agreeing to having a chemically free home as many young living members do. I love many of my products at home and refuse to let some go as of now. I mainly just wanted to start oiling and seeing for myself if they make a change for me physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. First, I’ll work on body, then I will decide if I want to exchange some of my household products for more natural ones.
With the kit, you’ll receive a diffuser as well. Diffusers can be used as humidifiers, air purifiers, and for aromatherapy. I got mine rolling this morning for the first time. I started small by placing two drops peppermint and one drop lemon. It was more than enough for my sensitive nose, but it created a yummy, cozy smell. It’ll be fun to try other recipes throughout the winter. Note the picture below I took of my own diffuser this morning! Cute, right!?
If you don’t know about Young Living, I suggest to research them to see why you should chose them over any other brand. I could tell you, but I am still learning with you! What I do know is that Young Living is the world leader in essential oils. I know their oils are pure and their solutions are authentic. They are a little bit more expensive than other brands, but they are better quality. Young Living is definitely the route to go!
Since I purchased the starter kit, I am now an independent distributor. So will you, if you purchase one as well. BUT, I’ve promised myself for the sake of others that I will not become an annoying, pushy distributor because if you’re anything like me, you’ll just roll your eyes and be nothing but annoyed. SO, my goal is to educate myself, experiment myself, and then share with other’s if they’re interested! I believe only in trying to sell what has actually worked for you, the distributor. Honestly, I did not buy this kit in the first place so that I could start being a distributor. I bought it because I thought it was a great starter package of oils to dip my toes into. If I like these oils, I can then try other oils.
Ok, so I’ll try and end my blog here because it’s getting pretty long. Hopefully you learned something! If you didn’t, don’t forget that I am still learning as well. Hopefully I can post again soon with more knowledge and maybe even share with you some trail experiences! I plan to keep note of what oils I am using, what I am using them for, and if I noticed them working or not.
If you’re interested in finding out more, feel free to message me! I’ve got some pretty great teachers, so hopefully with their knowledge and my own, I can educate you a little more. I am slowly gaining more knowledge every day! Also, if you want to learn how to get started yourself and how to become a YL member, just let me know and I can guide you through it! Remember that by purchasing a starter kit, it makes you an independent distributor. As an independent distributor, you get wholesale prices which is a STEAL compared to retail prices. If you are already on board and ready to make that final step, follow my link to signing up. Don’t forget to choose member over retail customer!
Do you already use essential oils? If so, which are your favorites and why? I’d love to know!