New Year, New You with Essential Oils and a Holistic Lifestyle
Be your best YOU this year and learn how a natural, holistic approach with essential oils, real food, and whole food supplements can help you manage your weight, lose weight, boost your immune system and body’s functions, switch to real food and more! This is about a holistic lifestyle approach, not targeting just losing weight, because that is what true health is all about and will help you to reach your New Year’s Resolutions and KEEP them!
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are steam distilled or pressed from plants – from the leaves, roots, bark, stems, rinds or seeds.
They are much more concentrated, and therefore, more potent than dried herbs. 1 drop of peppermint oil is the same as 26 cups of peppermint tea! 1 drop of lemon oil is the same as 16 lemon rinds!
They are the life blood of the plant that initiates regeneration into the cells. They enhance the immune system of plants, and they work the same for humans. Anything that our blood does for us is what the essential oils do for the plant.
They can effectively combat the damaging effects of toxins, impurities and harmful substances in and around our body.
They are very powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily. Free radicals come from sources outside your body, such as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants, and can damage our bodies’ cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.
Essential oils can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin, and from there diffuse throughout the body in the blood and tissues
One drop of essential oils contains 40 million trillion molecules. Which means that the molecules are very small and they can affect the body at the cellular level by penetrating the cell wall to repair damage and boost the immune system. The molecular structure of some oils are so small and contain high amounts of sesquiterpenes, which is a chemical constituent in pure essential oils, that they can even cross the blood-brain barrier (Lemon, Cedarwood, Vetiver), making essential oils powerful to deal with issues of the brain.
Essential oils work synergistically WITH the body to help it heal itself because they are recognized by the body as nutrients, unlike synthetic chemicals which the body recognizes as foreign substances.
Three Ways to Use Essential Oils
- Diffuser – my favorite way to use EO’s.
- Changes mood & emotions, kills airborne germs and odors, purifies the air.
- Scent affects the limbic part of the brain that controls emotions and memories.
- Use a diffuser that does not operate with heat, heat destroys the therapeutic properties of the oils.
- Easy, safe, less is more
Due to their molecular structure, essential oils are rapidly absorbed by the skin. Applying the oils to the Vita-flex points on a foot that relates to organ system will activate their reflex (that foot chart is shown here in the slide. You can see the chart in the guidebook that I give to all of those who sign up as a member underneath me). Applying the oils to your feet is a great way to absorb the oils into your body. With over 2,000 pores in each foot, they have some of the largest pores on your body.
- Takes just 2-3 sec for oil to reach bloodstream when used topically.
- Takes 20 min for an oil to reach every cell in the body.
- 2 ½ – 3 hours to fully metabolize
- This is a powerful and effective way to use oils!
- Use vegetable carrier oils, organic is best, like Sweet Almond, Olive, Jojoba, Coconut, Fractionated Coconut, etc. to dilute the oil.
- Do a skin patch test first to make sure you won’t have a reaction, especially when new to oils.
- If the oil bottle label indicates it can be used as a dietary supplement, then it is safe to take internally.
- Can add oils to food for flavor (just need a drop or two – lemon, basil, oregano, thyme, etc.)
- Put a drop of lemon in water, or dilute in coconut oil and add to herbal tea
- Put in enteric coated gelatin capsules (doesn’t dissolve until it’s in the intestines, safer), Young Living sells these capsules.
- Not recommended for children.
How Do I Dilute The Oils?
Okay, now I want to show you how to dilute your oils safely and effectively for topical use, as this is probably the most common question people have when they first start. This is advice I’ve gotten from both Young Living’s guidebooks and aromatherapy experts.
First, let’s talk about carrier oils. The are vegetable oils that are used to dilute the essential oils and “carry” them over your skin. It is an economical way to use your oils and it’s also safer, especially for children and infants. Those include any cold pressed vegetable, nut or seed oil like sweet almond, coconut, fractionated coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, and even olive oil!
When you’re new to oils, I suggest to always start with diluting because your body isn’t used to the oils and it could have a detox effect, which results in a rash, itching, headache or nausea. So, I say, start slow to be safe.
- For babies to age 5, dilute 1 tablespoon carrier oil to 2-3 drops essential oil.
- For children ages 5-10, dilute 1 tablespoon carrier oil to 3-6 drops essential oil.
- For teens and adults, dilute 1 teaspoon carrier oil to 2-6 drops essential oil.
Remember, these are general guidelines. Use your best judgement and the more accustomed you body becomes to natural living and oils, the better it can handle them and use them!
FREQUENCY is also very important when sick or dealing with a chronic issue. Oils metabolize in the body after 2.5-3 hours. So, you can reapply that often when you’re sick, or 2-4 times a day.
Basic Oil Usage and Safety Guidelines
Do not put essential oils in the mucus membranes such as the eyes, or inside the ear drum. If they accidentally get in one of these areas DO NOT USE WATER to get the oil out (as oil and water don’t mix), it will make it worse. Instead, use a CARRIER OIL to dilute it and rub it out.
Read the label to determine if dilution is necessary (“hot” oils like Thieves, Peppermint, Cinnamon and Clove will sting the skin, may cause a rash).
All oils should be diluted for children up to age 5.
Store oils in glass containers and in a dark bottle or cabinet. Sunlight and heat will cause them to oxidize and lose potency (but not go bad or rancid). Oils will last several years if cared for properly. Can also store in the fridge.
Pregnant women, epileptics, those with high blood pressure and the elderly should consult with their health practitioner before using.
When sick, frequency is super important. Oil metabolize in the body after 2.5 to 3 hours, so you can reapply that often, or 4-6 times a day. Remember, apply early and apply often.
Why Use Young Living Essential Oils?
So, there are a lot of essential oil brands out there. What makes Young Living so special?
I mentioned at the beginning of the class about my story and how I used to buy the cheapest oils I could find on Amazon, they smelled nice for my homemade cleaning supplies but didn’t work to get rid of things like headaches, bug bites, acne or poison ivy. I thought all essential oils must be a quack.
That all changed when I started buying Young Living
Now, essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, so you do have to do your own research to make sure you’re buying a truly pure oil. That doesn’t mean they aren’t safe, they just are regulated because they aren’t classified as a drug.
Young Living owns all their own farms and they are located all over the world, near the plants’ native environment. Anyone can visit these farms and watch the planting, harvesting and distillation processes, and many folks in the business I know have seen it first-hand!
Young Living Oils are first distillation only. Think of olive oil – there is Extra Virgin, which is the first press of the olive and is the most potent, then there’s regular Olive Oil, which is the second press, so less potent. All of Young Living’s oils are potent, called the first distillation, or the first press.
The oils are rigorously tested both in-house and by third-party, in fact, only 28% of the batches actually pass lab tests for purity and quality and are then sold, the rest are used as pesticide and herbicide!
All the weed control is done by hand!
They’ve been in business for over 20 years and are experiencing crazy, record growth. Now is a great time to join and you’ll get tons of support from me and my team on how to use your oils or even start your own oil business!
No Diets Needed When We Eat Real Food
The importance of eating real food cannot be understated when it comes to your health and weight management. No diets are necessary when you are eating food that your body can actually use as fuel!
Real food is defined as something that contains all real ingredients and in general, there are 5 or less ingredients. Focus on the INGREDIENT labels, not the nutritional labels. Know what you are eating!
Organic is best as when we eat foods grown with pesticides and herbicides, trace amounts do get into our systems and contribute to toxic buildup in our bodies over time.
Check out the EWG’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists – they are the foods that are grown with the most chemicals (like apples and berries) and should be avoided if not organic, and the ones that are safer to eat non-organic (like bananas and avocados).
Some tips: shop the perimeter of the grocery store where the produce, meat and dairy are.
Biggest complaint of eating real, organic food is that it’s more expensive. It’s not fair, but organic farms are not subsidized by the government and they have to pay extra fees and taxes. But it’s about priorities – many are happy to pay hundreds of dollars a month for TV, internet and phone services, but won’t pay more for good food. Something else in the budget may have to be sacrificed – but if you don’t pay for real food now, you’ll pay for it with your healthcare bills and quality of life later.
Find out how I ditched processed food and switched to real here!
Read here to find out how to buy cheaper real food.
Weight Loss and Detox Drink
Losing weight is not just about burning fat, but about cleansing the body to rid it of toxic chemical buildup, which can come from chemicals in our beauty products, household cleaners, food and more. These chemicals coat the cell membranes over time and eventually lead or contribute to disease!
So it is important to keep the body clean, just like a car engine, so it can run properly. In addition to elminating chemicals from your home and food, you can boost your body’s fat-burning and cleansing abilities with essential oils like grapefruit and lemon, and other citrus oils. They are rich in d-limonene, which has been extensively studied for its ability to repair damaged cells.
All you need is 5 drops of Young Living lemon oil and 5 drops of grapefruit oil in one gallon of water. Drink it all day long!
Lemon oil is a gentle liver detoxifier and really boosts the immune system by killing off crud. Grapefruit actually helps to dissolve fat and stimulate the metabolism! It also cleanses the kidneys and lymphatic system.
Digestion and Tummy Help
Digestion is key for proper weight management and overall health. It is so important that our bodies are able to assimilate the food we eat, otherwise it is stored in the cells as waste or eliminated. We cannot properly assimilate food that contains ingredients that are hard to digest (sugar, processed grains and dairy). Here are some oils and supplements that aid the body in proper digestion until the gut can properly heal and work well.
DI-GIZE – blend of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, anise, patchouli, and lemongrass. Relieves digestive problems such as indigestion, heartburn, gas, and bloating and helps fight Candida overgrowth. Apply to the belly, massaging in a clockwise motion and to the Vita Flex points on the feet. Can also take internally.
PEPPERMINT – helps with satiety after meals, highly regarded for its digestive support.
ALLERZYME is a vegetarian enzyme complex blend of enzymes, botanicals, and essential oils that supports proper digestion, waste elimination, and nutrient utilization. It also contains a powerful combination of sugar-and-starch-splitting enzymes as well as small amounts of fat-and-protein-digesting enzymes.
Contains: Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, Patchouli
Take 1-3 capsules daily just prior to meals or as needed.
DETOXZYME combines powerful and effective essential oils with a myriad of fast-acting enzymes that assist in the complete digestive process, helping to detoxify and promote cleansing, which is essential for maintaining and building health.
The enzymes in it are designed to digest starches, sugars, proteins and fats. It helps battle Candida (fungus) overgrowth while promoting cleansing. It really helps with the mineral absorption of food, especially from grains, due to the phytate it contains.
Take 1-3 capsules daily just prior to meals or as needed.
Love Your Gut with Probiotics
What’s so important about a healthy gut? The bowels are the source of health and vitality where nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. They are the command center of the immune system and the elimination of waste products. It the bowels are not working properly, optimal health is not possible and the body is vulnerable to a myriad of conditions.
Young Living’s Life 5 probiotic builds and restores intestinal health as it contains 10 billion beneficial live cultures per serving that bypass the stomach so they are fully absorbed in the bowels.
Probiotics have been shown to assist the body in manufacturing B vitamins, improve nutrient absorption, support immune function and digestion, and reduce yeast growth.
Life 5 may be taken by healthy children and adults to help maintain optimal well-being.
The Slique Collection for Natural Weight Loss and Management
Young Living makes an entire line of natural products and essential oils that help with weight management and loss. Again, these work well when combined with a lifestyle of real food and exercise.
Slique Essence Essential Oil – blend of grapefruit, tangerine, spearmint, lemon, ocotea, and stevia. Add 2-4 drops to 4-6 oz. of Slique Tea or water and take internally.
Slique Bars – vegetarian bars that help you feel fuller sooner and longer, manage satiety, moderate cravings, and provide healthy calories and nutrition. Contains baru nuts, almonds, date pieces, coconut, cacao nibs, goldenberries, bing cherries, Ningxia Wolfberries, quinoa crisps, and essential oils of vanilla, orange and cinnamon bark.
Slique Gum: promotes a healthy mouth and helps with appetite control. It is infused with frankincense resin, which is famous for its tooth and gum benefits. Natural sweeteners and the act of chewing alleviate snack cravings, making this gum a helpful tool in weight management. Contains peppermint and spearmint essential oils.
Slique Slim Caps – help to create a feeling of fullness and boost the metabolism. Contains lemongrass, fractionated coconut oil, pomegranate seed oil, lemon myrtle, and Idaho Balsam Fir along with konjac root and ocotea leaf which helps the stomach feel more full.
Slique Tea – a delicious herbal tea that is designed to help you replace sugary drinks like sodas and fruit drinks. It is made from Ecuadorian ocotea leaves and Taiwanese jade oolong tea leaves, along with sacred frankincense powder, stevia leaf extract, and cacao powder for flavor and antioxidants.
Power Meal Replacement
Power Meal is a delicious, satisfying, rice based vegetarian meal replacement that contains Ningxia wolfberries. It is rich in calcium and delivers an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving, plus a complete vitamin, mineral, and enzyme profile. Power Meal builds lean muscle mass, contains antioxidants that strengthen immunity, supports bone health, and includes amino acids that enhance digestive activity. Whole grain, brown rice protein is one of the very best sources of protein available. Rich in selenium, manganese, and phenolics, brown rice contains powerful antioxidants that work in multiple ways to boost the immune system. A great alternative to whey or soy protein, brown rice protein is dairy and allergen free, easily absorbed by the body, and rich in amino acids. Whether used as a meal alternative or a snack, Power Meal can serve as an excellent weight management tool. Power Meal provides the building blocks required for regeneration and energy.
Balance Complete Meal Replacement
One way to help with cravings and grabbing your comfort foods is to replace a meal with Balance Complete! It is a super-food-based meal replacement that is both a powerful nutritive energizer and a cleanser. Offering the benefits of Ningxia wolfberry powder, brown rice bran, barley grass, extra virgin coconut oil, aloe vera, cinnamon powder, and whey protein blend, Balance Complete is high in fiber, high in protein, and contains the good fats, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals needed for a nutritionally dynamic meal. Balance Complete also features Young Living’s proprietary V-Fiber™ blend, which supplies an amazing 11 grams of fiber per serving, absorbs toxins, and satisfies the appetite while balancing the body’s essential requirements.
This can be used with the 5-day nutritive cleanse and replace three meals a day during the cleanse.
Oils for Sore Muscles
When we exercise and engage in more strenuous activity, you may create microscopic tears in your muscle tissue. The more tears you create, the more soreness you feel later on as the muscles are being repaired. The soreness is a result of both the damage to the muscles and the chemical waste products produced by the muscles (lactic acid) when they are being used.
Two oils that really help with muscular and joint discomfort are PanAway and Deep Relief.
PANAWAY is a powerful blend that contains wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint. It has a wonderful aroma, like chewing gum, and really helps to relieve discomfort and pain and repair tissue.
DEEP RELIEF is a blend of peppermint, lemon, idaho balsam fir, clove, copaiba, wintergreen, helichrysum, vetiver, and Palo Santo diluted in fractionated coconut oil so it is ready to apply. It is especially formulated to relieve muscle soreness and tension.
Both of these oil blends are especially effective when used with a warm compress after topical application as the moist heat helps to drive the oils into the muscle. They are also great to use with massage.
In addition to the NingXia wolfberry juice, Young Living also offers whole, dried NingXia wolfberries. These are one of the earth’s most powerful antioxidant fruits. They are rich in good carbohydrates, with more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more calcium than broccoli. These little, red berries are delicious and make a great, healthy snack. They can be used in cooking, salads, desserts, etc.
The Wolfberry Crisp Bar is a delicious, convenient, whole food, low glycemic, super nutrient bar, containing 16 grams of protein. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients and does not significantly raise blood sugar levels. It is all natural, certified kosher, and a great snack when you are on the go, at work or school, or even when you want a meal replacement.
Other ideas are raw, organic nuts, coconut chips, fruit, sweet peas, carrots and hummus, avocados, and more!
To help curb sugar cravings and to improve overall healthy, try Ningxia Red juice! Made with pure, therapeutic grade Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils. NingXia Red’s synergistic formula promotes free radical scavenging by providing high levels of powerful antioxidants while boosting energy. It supports brain and cognitive health as well a digestive health. The nutritive power of NingXia Red fortifies the cardiovascular system and supports healthy blood pressure levels while promoting restful sleep patterns. It aids the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response and enhances immune function. It also provides nutrients needed for healthy insulin sensitivity and promotes feeling of satiety if taken prior to meals. NingXia Red also supports proper muscle and joint health. Drink at least 1-6 ounces daily. To maximize benefits, drink at least an hour before meals.
The Premium Starter Kit – the Best Way to Get Started with Oils!
Now, I want to share with you how you can get these oils, because they are not sold down at Whole Foods or your corner Walgreens. The oils sold there are much less potent, and some are even adulterated. But Young Living’s oils are very high quality, therapeutic grade oils.
The way that Young Living has decided to sell them is through individual members sharing with others – they don’t pay for an advertising department and use us instead so we can offer you support. When you buy oils in store or online from just anywhere, you won’t get a team of support helping you learn how to use the oils. And especially when you join my team! We offer monthly Facebook classes, webinars, promotions, giveaways and blog posts so you are always learning!
Okay, you can purchase the oils we just discussed for $163 and that would be the retail price. No sale or discount. But there’s a much cheaper way to get them. I know I’m always looking for a deal, and this is definitely it!
And this is the way I started with Young Living and I highly recommend it. You can actually get this set, plus a home diffuser, PLUS this little starter kit with an extra oil in it, Stress Away, Ningxia Red samples, and little sample sachets you can share or throw in your purse, all for $150! You save over $150 this way. At the same time, you automatically become a wholesale member which means you get 24% off everything!
Now, don’t let the term member scare you. There are no monthly minimums or order requirements. In order to keep your membership after one year, you just need to purchase about $50 worth of products the next year. If you don’t want to, that’s fine! No one is going to hunt you down – there are no penalty or cancellation fees and you could reinstate your membership at any time. AND there are no monthly minimums you have to order or a requirement to sell.
Plus, I will send you a 450-page guidebook that lists every ailment known to humans and the oils it suggests to use with it!
The Essential Rewards Program
Once you’re a member and find you’ve really been able to replace your medicine cabinet and cleaning supplies with essential oils, it really makes sense to join the Essential Rewards program and anyone who does gets a free silver-plated diffuser necklace!
So, what exactly is this program?
Young Living’s monthly program where you order 50 PV per month and earn 10-20% of your order total back in points to use as store credit AND get reduced, flat-rate shipping. Use those points as cash to get free oils!
How to Earn Points Back
When you’re with the company:
- 1-6 months, you get 10% back in points
- 7-12 months, you get 15% back in points
- 13+ months, you get 20% back in points
Design Your Own Program
You can change your order every month, it does not have to be their recommended kits or products. You can change your ship date each month, too! Can’t do it one month? Get a grace month! No contract, no fees, no penalty fees.
Since this spring, I have been able to use more than 400 points, which means I’ve gotten more than $400 of free oils and products! I love the program.