I’ve been asked many times if it’s really necessary to have ALL the essential oils. There are literally hundreds of them, so it can be a bit confusing as to which ones are essential (pardon the pun) and which ones are just nice to have. All families are different and so your use of oils and the oils your family requires will differ from the way other families use oils, and an oil that essential to us might just be a nice-to-have for you.
So which ones should your family start with?
One of the (many) reasons I love Young Living is that they take the guesswork out of that first investment.
They’ve put together a starter kit that has the most commonly used oils and the purpose of this article is to help you to understand just some of the ways by which they can impact your life and improve your family’s wellbeing.
Please note that I’ve put together the ways in which our own family uses each of the 11 oils in a Young Living Premium Starter Kit but this list is by no means exhaustive and there are a plethora of other ways in which the oils can be used.
If you’re going to make an investment in the future wellbeing of your family by purchasing a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, I want you to be able to use all of the contents and not have some sitting on the shelf gathering dust because you’re not sure how to use them.
Some of the ways in which the essential oils from a Young Living Premium Starter Kit can be incorporated into your daily life.
Lavender has a calming, soothing fragrance and we use it in the diffuser in the bedrooms at night to aid sleep. I also incorporate lavender into almost all of my DIY skincare products, such as perfume rollers, misting sprays and toner. If you don’t have a diffuser for each of the bedrooms, you can put a drop of lavender onto the baby’s hanging mobile or place some on a hankie and tie it to the curtain rod.
Copaiba is tapped directly from the tree and is known for its high levels of beta caryophyllene which is a compound known for its analgesic properties. It is recommended for use in after-sports care treatment and we use it diluted with V-6 carrier oil as an analgesic for sore muscles. I use this in particular on my ankles to help manage discomfort from Achilles tendinopathy.
My all time favourite oil? Tough call, but I think pretty darn close! I love diffusing frankincense, in particular along with lavender and use it as a key component of my DIY face toner. I also use a lavender/frankincense misting mix to spray on my mascara brush. This helps to give it a more even finish.
Lemon is a seriously useful essential oil and it will probably be the one you run out of first because it can be used in almost any capacity! Citrus oils are commonly regarded as being useful mood enhancers and we love to diffuse this one as well, but it’s also perfect for cleaning and cooking.
Another great oil for cleaning and cooking with, peppermint is also great to clear the head and assist with releasing muscle tension. I use peppermint, lemon and lavender in roller oil blends for a delicious and calming scent.
The following essential oils are Young Living proprietary blends.
DiGize is made from a beautiful mix of peppermint, tarragon, ginger, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli. We dilute with V-6 carrier oil to assist in managing abdominal discomfort.
PanAway contains wintergreen, clove, helichrysum and peppermint and helps to cool the skin after physical activity.
Containing lemongrass, rosemary, tea tree, myrtle, citronella and lavandin, Purification has a really uplifting aroma so it’s great for the diffuser, but we also use it diluted in a mister for teenager skin blemishes.
R.C. contains 3 different types of eucalyptus essential oil and is amazing in the diffuser when everyone is down with the sniffles, but also perfect to add to a tub of hot water for clearing the sinuses. You can also add a few drops to the bottom of the shower to help create a steam that will clear the head. R.C. contains eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, myrtle, black spruce, cypress, peppermint, pine, lavender and marjoram.
Thieves is my go-to oil for enhancing DIY cleaning products, as it contains a powerful combination of clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus radiata. We use the Thieves cleaning range and the oil is a great way to make these products pack a little more punch, if that’s what you’re needing. It also smells amazing in the diffuser and if I’m after a “clean” feel from the diffuser, Thieves is what will go in!
When you receive your Premium Starter Kit, you’ll notice that there is a bottle of Stress Away with a roller fitment so that you can turn this gorgeous little bottle into an essential oil roller. Make sure you do this: you won’t regret it. Even though Stress Away is also gorgeous in the diffuser, having it in a roller means you can smell it everywhere you go, which is something you definitely want to enjoy! Stress Away contains copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, ocotea and lavender.
Each of the essential oil premium starter kits comes with a diffuser for hydrating the atmosphere and building a calm, healthy, natural and pure living environment, plus some great sample products from other Young Living lines.