7 Essential Oils You Won’t Want To Live WithOUT



With so many essential oils to choose from, we can’t pick favorites. But there are some oils we keep coming back to over and over again. Whether we want to get some rest and relaxation, or we want to liven up our living areas, these are the oils we can always rely on! Learn about these top essential oils and how you can use them in your home! Six of these seven are included in the Premium Starter Kit! 

1. How to use Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil benefits and uses

Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml is included in Premium Starter Kit (same oil but approved for internal use)
Peppermint essential oil is at the top of our essential EO list! We can’t resist Peppermint oil’s invigorating aroma or the wonderful cooling sensation it creates.

Fun facts:
  • Our Peppermint oil is created by steam distilling the leaves and flowering tops of peppermint plants.
  • One pound of peppermint goes into every 15-ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil.
  • Peppermint plants originated in Europe, but today, 75 percent of the world’s supply is grown in the United States.
How to use it:
  1. Use Peppermint topically for a cool, tingling sensation that’s refreshing after a tough workout or a long day.
  2. Diffuse it to make your space feel more stimulating and energizing.
  3. Inhale or apply Peppermint topically to your chest for a stimulating scent.
YL tip: Add Peppermint essential oil to your bath! We love the contrast of the hot water and the cooling sensation of the oil. Relax and take deep breaths of the soothing, aromatic steam.

Simple Peppermint  Refresh and Unwind Diffuser Blend
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
3 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil

2. How to use Lavender essential oil 

Bottle of Lavender Essential Oil
Included in Premium Starter Kit
We’re absolutely in love with Lavender! With a scent that is a beautiful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm, Lavender essential oil is wonderful for so many uses! From relaxing routines to soothed skin, this oil can do it all.

Fun facts:
  • Our Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.
  • It takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of oil.
  • The many qualities and uses of lavender were praised in ancient Greece.
Usage tips:
  1. Use Lavender topically to cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations.
  2. Use it topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes and support aging skin.
  3. Diffuse Lavender to help create an oasis of calm feelings or as part of your bedtime routine.
YL tip: Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products. You’ll love the luxurious fragrance and the topical benefits!

Simple Lavender Zen Diffuser Blend
3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Bergamot essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil

3. How to use Lemon essential oil


Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml is included in Premium Starter Kit (same oil but approved for internal use)
Lemon essential oil is like a bottle of sunshine! With a joyful citrus aroma, Lemon oil is sure to make any day a little brighter. It’s a favorite for eliminating odors and creating an uplifting atmosphere.

Fun facts:
  • We cold press lemon rinds to create our Lemon oil.
  • It takes 75 lemon rinds to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil.
  • The lemon tree originates from Asia and can reach heights of about 20 feet.
How to use it:
  1. Add a few drops to naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaners.*
  2. Diffuse Lemon to help create a sunny, bright space.
  3. Add it to conditioner to give your hair a smoother, shinier look.
*Do not use Lemon essential oil on granite or stone, as it may etch the surface.

YL tip: Let the bright fragrance of Lemon essential oil lift you up during stressful times at work or school. Diffuse Lemon oil to help create focus and motivation so you can shine.

Simple Lemon Bright Day Diffuser Blend
4 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

4. How to use Tea Tree essential oll

Tea Tree essential oil
We can’t leave Tea Tree essential oil off our list of favorites. Also known as Melaleuca or Melaleuca Alternifolia, this refreshing oil packs a punch!

Fun facts:
  • Our Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia
  • The Melaleuca alternifolia tree is native to Australia.
  • Tea Tree oil has been loved for centuries for its abundant beauty benefits.
Usage tips:
  1. Use Tea Tree topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes and help maintain healthy-looking skin, hair, scalp, and nails.
  2. Diffuse it to eliminate musty odors and freshen living spaces.
  3. Add Tea Tree to homemade soaps to boost cleansing properties.
YL tip: Combine a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil with water in a small glass spray bottle and spray it on linens and towels to keep them smelling fresh. Goodbye, musty closet smell!

Simple Tea Tree Air Refresher Diffuser Blend
3 drops Tea Tree essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
4 drops Lemon essential oil

5. How to use Frankincense essential oil

Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
Included in Premium Starter Kit
Frankincense essential oil has a grounding and earthy aroma that we love for moments of deep contemplation. The use of frankincense isn’t new—this oil has been popular since 1500 BCE!
Fun facts: 
  • Our Frankincense essential oil is distilled from the resin of Boswellia carterii
  • Boswellia carterii trees are native to northern Africa, near the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Frankincense oil is considered a holy oil in the Middle East and is used in religious ceremonies.
Usage tips:
  1. Use Frankincense topically to promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
  2. Use it topically to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone.
  3. Diffuse Frankincense to promote feelings of relaxation, tranquility, and focus.
YL tip: Take a cue from this oil’s ancient history: Diffuse Frankincense to create a tranquil, grounding space that’s perfect for yoga, meditation, or quiet contemplation.

Simple Frankincense Meditation Diffuser Blend
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
4 drops Bergamot essential oil

6. How to use Copaiba essential oil

Copaiba Essential Oil benefits and uses- Young Living
Included in Premium Starter Kit
We can’t forget Copaiba essential oil! With an aroma that’s warm, woodsy, sweet, and incredibly inviting, Copaiba oil is truly an essential EO.

Fun fact: 
  • Our Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from resin tapped from the Copaifera reticulata
  • The Copaifera reticulata tree is native to the Amazon region of Brazil.
  • The tree grows 50–100 feet high and produces tiny white flowers and small nut-like fruit.
Usage tips:
  1. Use Copaiba topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow.
  2. Diffuse it to fill your home with a warm, inviting aroma.
  3. Massage Copaiba onto fatigued areas after physical activity.
YL tip: Reward yourself after a hard workout: Dilute Copaiba with our V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and message it onto your tired muscles. Let the cozy fragrance help you relax.

Simple Copaiba Tropical Paradise Diffuser Blend
4 drops Copaiba essential oil
3 drops Lime essential oil
3 drops Tangerine essential oil

7. How to use Thieves essential oil blend

Thieves Essential Oil
Included in Premium Starter Kit
This is a blend—unlike the other oils on our list—but there’s a reason Thieves® essential oil blend is one of our most popular products! The warm, spicy fragrance is absolutely irresistible.

Fun fact: 
  • Thieves blend combines Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.
  • Legend says that during the 15th century, French thieves would douse themselves in a special aromatic blend before sneaking into graveyards to rob from the dead.
  • Thieves essential oil blend was created based on this legendary concoction.
Usage tips:
  1. Use Thieves topically to cleanse your skin.
  2. Diffuse it to banish bad odors and create a cozy, peaceful living environment.
  3. Add Thieves to cleaning products to boost cleaning power and fill your home with a fresh fragrance.
YL tip: Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves blend to a cup of baking soda. Mix it well and let it sit overnight. In the morning, sprinkle this refreshing mixture over carpets and vacuum thoroughly. Your carpets—and your home—will be filled with the warm aroma!

Simple Thieves Cleaning Day Diffuser Blend
6 drops Thieves essential oil blend
4 drops Lemon essential oil

To order any of these essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

Blowing blessings your way,
Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922 

POWERHOUSE BRAIN SUPPORT - MINDWISE™ IN CONVENIENT SACHETS!!

POWERHOUSE BRAIN SUPPORT - MINDWISE™ IN CONVENIENT SACHETS!!

THREE Supplements in One:
  1. 100% of your daily dose of Vitamin D3
  2. Healthy fats
  3. Bioidentical CoQ-10
MindWise™ supports normal cardiovascular health and cognitive health with a fruity, nutty flavor!  Made with exotic sacha inchi seed oil, acai puree, pomegranate juice and extract, turmeric, essential oils, and more.

Proprietary memory function blend contains:
  • GPC (a fat that may help to coat the cells in your body)
  • ALCAR (helps mitochondria in your cells to produce energy)
  • CoQ10  (supports heart health by replenishing your body's natural CoQ10 )
  • Turmeric (another powerful antioxidant)
  • Rhododendron extract (another powerful antioxidant)
  • No added preservatives 
Formulated with:
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Lemon (Citrus limon) and Lime (Citrus aurantifolia).

Who should use MINDWISE?
MindWise is the ideal supplement for anyone who wants to support their brain, cognitive function, and cardiovascular health. I add MindWise to NingXia Red (another Young Living super-antioxidant) and a little sparkling mineral water for a "cognitive cocktail" I look forward to every day with amazing health benefits. As my friends know, if you come to visit me, you'll get one too!

The 15 oz size is great but requires refrigeration and as long as you're at home, that's not a big deal. But if you're traveling, it becomes a challenge, especially with TSA requirements.  

MindWise™ Now Available in Convenient SACHETS!!!
  

So if you're asking why that's a big deal, let me tell you. 

  • No refrigeration required
  • No measuring spoon required
  • No need to remember dosage 
  • Great for travel
  • Easy to use on-the-go packaging
  • Sachets last several months before expiring
  • Convenience. Convenience. Convenience.
 


DIRECTIONS:
Single-Serve Packet: Drink 1 sachet daily. Consume promptly after opening. Should be taken with a meal. Shake well before use.

16-oz. Bottle: Take 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) once daily. Children (4+ years) should take 1–2 teaspoons once daily. Should be taken with a meal. Shake well before each use. Consume within 30 days of opening.

CAUTIONS
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health care professional prior to use. Not recommended for children under the age of 4. Keep in a cool, dark place.

Mindwise - Sachet 30 ct ½ oz.  (item #20223) No refrigeration required.
MindWise is also available in a 15 oz bottle (item #21244) - Requires refrigeration after opening. 

Love your mind and heart. 
Take care of them. 
And they will take care of you. 

To order MindWise™, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO monthly minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more. Click here and scroll down to read about PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!
Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
http://functionalmedicinehealthcoaching.com
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922

Essential Oils and Pets: A QUICK HOW-TO



Most of you are familiar with the amazing benefits of using essential oil products in your home. But you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?
 
If you’ve ever had questions like these, I want to help you get the answers you need.  Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:
 
Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.
  • Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
  • Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
  • Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.
Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.
  • For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex).
  • For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
  • For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary. 
Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable. 
  • Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.
Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.
  • For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
  • Animal Scents Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically. 
Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products:
  • Animal Scents Shampoo
  • Animal Scents Ointment
  • Animals Scents oils (available in a collection and individually)

*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.

To order any of these products, you can go to the Place Order tab above. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for life). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with a diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  minimum ordering requirements.

Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
 
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Testimony:   I have a friend whose dog (a very precious adored member of their family) was diagnosed with a major health issue and she thought he was "on his last leg" so to speak and was in grief (she and her dog both). With minimal application of an essential oil, the next day her beloved Buddy was wagging his tail like a haPPy dance and eating food again! This is one of many happy endings (LOL) and I hope your pets  experience haPPy endings (or new beginnings) too! 


#essentialoilsforpets 

MindWise Science Tip by Lindsey Elmore

MindWise Science Tip by Lindsey Elmore
If you're into details, Lindsey explains why and how MindWise works. I've only been taking it for about a month now but I can already tell a difference and I'm LOVING it!!


Relieving STRESS with Essential Oils - Part 1

Relieving STRESS with Essential Oils—Part I


Whether it comes from the busy tax season or juggling family and work schedules, everyone experiences stress in their lives. We can’t always control what challenges we face, but we cancontrol how we react. In the first part of my Relieving Stress series, I’m going to share some simple things that I have found useful in reducing my stress levels and creating a more energizing and relaxed environment.

Inhale Essential Oils Directly or Diffuse
When I need a boost of pep and clarity of mind, I’ll put a drop of Peppermint on my palm, rub my hands together, cup my hands over my nose, and take three deep breaths. I also use Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, or any Young Living lotions afterward so I don’t get essential oils in my eyes or keyboard. Inhale or diffuse any of the following oils to give yourself a lift:

  • Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Tangerine, Orange, or Citrus Fresh promote positive emotions and mental clarity.
  • En-R-Gee™ uplifts and energizes.
  • Envision™ encourages renewed faith in the future.
  • Gratitude™ supports emotional and spiritual progress.
  • Hope™ allows you to restore your faith by reconnecting with feelings of strength.
  • Joy™ creates magnetic energy and brings happiness to the heart.
  • Motivation™ promotes feelings of action and accomplishment.
Muscle Relief
Getting a massage with Ortho Ease®, Relaxation™, or Ortho Sport® massage oils helps relieve, relax, and soothe tired, overworked muscles. You can even give a self-massage: Add a few drops of V-6 to a drop of Relieve It™, PanAway®, or Wintergreen and rub your hands and feet. The pressure points on these extremities act as a full-body massage. I also take soothing, hot baths with Epsom salt and 8–10 drops of Peace & Calming® or any of our Eucalyptus oils (Blue, Globulus, or Radiata) for a peaceful and relaxing break.

For relaxation on the go, I always keep a Deep Relief™ Roll-On in my purse. My shoulders and back get tired from sitting at my desk, so I’ll apply the oils to my shoulders during the day at work or right before bed to soothe those tight muscles.

Try these simple but effective ideas and you’ll notice immediate relief from life’s daily stresses! Please leave a comment below and share some of your own ideas!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
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Click on PLACE AN ORDER tab above if you want to start relieving stress the healthy way - toxin free!

You can also scroll to VIEW PRODUCT GUIDE for pricing or CONTACT ME for more information.

As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I can tell you that CHRONIC STRESS is one of the major reasons for "leaky gut", which is the gateway to "leaky brain", which is the gateway to autoimmunity. Managing stress is critical to optimal wellness.  

Linda Hicks
Young Living Distributor #11740497
Text or call:    (210) 326-5922

 
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