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Essential Oils Starter Guide

I’m so happy that you expressed an interest in Essential Oils. I never thought that I would fall in love with them like I have — I only wish I had found them sooner. My hope is that by spreading my story, others will decide to give them a chance as well.

So thank you for being open-minded to learning more.

I’ve included some of the “nitty gritty” info about oils and FAQs further down, but what I really want to do is share how they have made such a positive impact on me and my family.

my story

I’m a stay-at-home mom of 4 active kids (ages 2, 5, 7 & 9) who also works 5+ hours each night after they go to bed. I choose to do this because I am passionate about my business, and truly enjoy it, but as a result I was feeling emotionally and physically drained.

I was taking this exhaustion out on my family, then feeling that awful mom guilt. I suffered from stress headaches at night, and was constantly getting sick with colds and sinus infections. My body was screaming at me and I knew I needed to make a change.

I adjusted my sleep schedule and even paused my business dreams for a short period to see if it made a difference…nothing helped, until I got my Starter Kit.

I now start my morning by rolling on a blend of Thieves (a powerful immune booster) and “Peace & Calming”. I feel immediately centered and ready to take on the day. I diffuse oils in my kitchen throughout the afternoon, depending on what I need most — “Stress Away” for relaxation, “Citrus Fresh” for a mood booster, and I always add Thieves for even more immunities.

If I feel a headache coming on, I grab my “Deep Relief” roller and dab a little on my temples and the back of my neck. I diffuse Lavender at night and have no troubles falling asleep.

The bottom line is that since I integrated oils into my life, I have NEVER been sick, and I feel more grounded, centered and calm. I feel like I’m back to that fun, relaxed mom I always knew was inside me, but was hidden under a layer of stress.

And that’s just me. I’ve seen significant changes in my kids as well. Bedtimes are 1000% calmer when we roll “Sleepize” on their wrists and spine before we start our routine, and then we diffuse it in their rooms to help them relax and fall asleep in record time.

One of my kids has flares up of anxiety and lots of big emotions. Having oils like Valor (promotes courage/bravery), Frankincense (calming/grounding) and Peace & Calming (helps with nerves) in my toolbox have helped us SO much. My big kids have their own rollers, and they now use them without my prompting, because they can feel the difference as well.

My pre-oils self would have thought, “how can these little bottles of oils do all of that?! There’s no way…”. But now I know that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Oils can not only help with our moods, but are a natural relief for things like headaches, congestion, tummy troubles, nausea, allergies, sore muscles…you name it, there is an essential oil that can help.

Plus they’re awesome for our skin (my homemade “Glow Serum” is the best beauty product I’ve EVER used) and other helpful things like shining up my stainless steel, getting odor out of carpets, removing sticky label residue, laundry, and more. You can even make things like natural bug sprays, air fresheners, and anti-lice sprays.

If you’re interested in seeing how Essential Oils can change your family, I would love to be there to help and support you.

oils faq
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential Oils are the most concentrated and powerful part of a plant. When a plant is grown, processed, and distilled, what is left is the most potent oil. Essential Oils can be made from many different plants from all over the world and each plant has its own constituents that make it effective.

Essential Oils have increased in popularity lately as more and more people are ditching their toxin-filled products for more natural ones, but Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years with astounding natural healing benefits.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

The particles in the oils get inhaled and travel through the body reaching different systems including the Limbic System which controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress, emotions, and hormones.

They can also be absorbed directly into the skin and travel through the blood system affecting the cells in the targeted area as well as the entire body. Some essential oils can also be ingested and absorbed into the body through the gut.

WHY DO YOU USE YOUNG LIVING?

With the increased popularity of oils, some companies are cutting corners to increase their profits, like spraying crops with pesticides, using chemical solvents to extract the oils, and adding “fillers” to make more from each oil.

Young Living is dedicated to producing the highest-quality essential oils with their Seed to Seal process. They grow their own plants, own their own fields and control the entire process. Their plants are hand-weeded with no pesticides, chemicals or weed killers. They harvest the plants at their peak and extract the oils without chemicals. Every batch of oils is tested by 3rd party facilities + their own internal labs to guarantee consistent quality.

YL also offers the largest selection of single oils and blends + a MASSIVE selection of other amazing products from household cleaning, to beauty and bath, supplements, and special product lines for babies, kids and even animals!

getting started

I always recommend starting with the Premium Starter Kit. It’s the best bang for your buck and the easiest way to dive into the world of essential oils.

You’re getting a diffuser of your choice, 12 essential oils, 2 roller tops, Ningxia (a drink that’s packed with antioxidants and my fav to mix with ice + plain seltzer), a Thieves Hand Purifier sample, a Thieves Household Cleaner sample and access to our team’s private Facebook community.

You get SO much in the starter pack and the value can’t be beat.

Starter Kit — Quick Reference Guide

Here’s a brief rundown of each of the 12 oils you’ll receive in the Starter Kit — every oil has its own special super power!

Peppermint Vitality: Diffuse for energy and focus. Roll on temples to ease tension and headaches. Add 1 drop to water to support digestion. Add a drop to any recipe (peppermint brownies anyone?!)

Lemon Vitality: So many uses! Add one drop to a glass of water to support detox, or a drop to your seltzer for a citrusy kick. Use to remove sticky adhesives (a natural Goo Gone), or crayon/marker off the walls. Add to smoothies, marinades or use for baking (lemon muffins, yum!)

Thieves Vitality: Incredible immune support + wellness booster! Diffuse in your home to keep your family above the wellness line. Make a wellness tea with a few drops + warm water & honey. Add to a roller and apply topically for even more immune support.

Citrus Fresh Vitality: So fresh and so clean, clean. Diffuse for air purification. Add to dryer balls for fresh smelling laundry. Put a few drops down the garbage disposal to eliminate odors.

Digize Vitality: All the digestive support. Roll it below your belly button after meals, when you feel bloated, have any stomach discomfort, or need to get things moving! Great diluted on little tummies too.

Raven: Respiratory system support. Rub a drop or two with a carrier oil on your chest to help with congestion; Diffuse when feeling under the weather; Add to a wet wash cloth for a spa like shower.

Valor: One of YL’s most popular blends — massive emotional support! Soothes anxieties and promotes courage + bravery; Apply to spine to promote balance and body alignment. Roll diluted on jaw line before bed to ease snoring.

Panaway: Relieves sore, painful or aching muscles/bumps/bruises. Rub on muscles after a workout. Rub 1–2 drops on aging hands. Dilute and massage into little ones growing legs.

Lavender: Calming, relaxing, supports the skin, and promotes restful sleep. Rub 1–2 drops on your feet at bedtime or diffuse for sleep support. Unwind with a lavender infused massage or bath.

Frankincense: Grounding, healing and amazing support for skin. Use “neat” on skin to even tone and help prevent fine lines. Diffuse during yoga or meditation. Use for skin support in a “glow” serum.

Peace and Calming: The most calming blend for big emotions. Roll over your shoulders or heart when you feel anxious, stressed or worried. Diffuse to promote calm feelings; apply to wrists for peaceful vibes. Roll on a diluted blend on your little ones to tame tantrums.

Stress Away: A unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba and lavender makes this a “vacation in a bottle”. Truly takes those worries and stresses away. Diffuse or apply “neat” to unwind.

With the Starter Kit you also get 2 Ningxia Red packets to try. Ningxia is jam-packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins and as a non-coffee drinker, it gives me a natural boost of energy. It is derived from the organic puree of the Wolfberry and just 1 serving of Ningxia has the antioxidant value of:

  • 73 strawberries
  • 100 oranges
  • 10.85 lbs of spinach
  • 22 carrots
  • 59 heads of broccoli
  • 93 apples
  • 55.3 lbs of almonds
  • 814 blueberries!!

It also boosts your immune system, supports healthy brain function, healthy vision and digestion and works to stabilize blood pressure. I love to add it to my morning smoothie, or mix it with plain seltzer for a fruity blend. It’s the one non-oil item that stays on my monthly Essential Rewards order at all times — I am obsessed!

You’ll also get a sample of Thieves hand purifier and a Thieves cleaning spray which you can use to clean any and every surface in your home. Counters, window, floors, high chairs, toys, bathroom…you name it!

Again, this Starter Kit is by far your best bang for your buck, and allows you to experience a wide range of oils that can help you with different aspects of your life.

how to order

If you’re ready to dive in, here are instructions on how to order:

1.) Click the signup link: https://bit.ly/whatmomsloveoils

2.) Click “Get Started” to earn your 24% off any future orders.

3.) Select the Premium Starter Kit (it’s usually selected by default) and choose the diffuser you’d like. You can’t go wrong with any of them (I own them all!), so just select the one you feel will look best in your home. 

4.) Next you have the option of joining Essential Rewards. Essential Rewards is a delivery of Young Living products you customize every month. You get money back and free products, so to me it’s a no brainer to select “yes”

You can then make your Premium Starter Kit your 1st Essential Rewards order (click “yes” to that question) which gets you 10% back + that month’s free product(s)!

It will then prompt you (in their “Step 3”) to set-up your Monthly Essential Rewards Order for NEXT month. You can go to “Customize Your Kit” and search/add products. I always suggest grabbing a few things from Young Living’s famous immunity-boosted “Thieves” line — their Laundry Detergent, Household Cleaner, Dish Soap, Foaming Handsoap and Hand Sanitizer are all amazing (especially in our current COVID-19 situation).

Please note, you can change this order up until it ships, so you’ll have 3+ weeks to make additions/deletions — so don’t stress about it too much!

You can then finalize your enrollment.

Please note — with Essential Rewards there is no commitment, you can cancel at ANY time. It’s really just a way to save more money and get free goodies on awesome non-toxic products you’d be ordering already. If you want to wait, you can go back and join at any time, so no worries!

5.) Fill-in the rest of your shipping/billing info, make sure the Sponsor/Enroller ID is “20239070” so I can add you to our Facebook groups and send you the welcome packet of goodies — then hit submit and your journey has officially begun!

As a thank-you for joining me, I’ll send you a fun welcome packet of goodies!

If you have questions, want a more personalized consultation or product recommendations, I’d be MORE than happy to help. Please send me an email at aly@whatmomslove.com or a DM on Instagram @whatmomslove 

I hope this overview was helpful and again, I’m so glad that you’re thinking of starting your wellness journey with us!

xo, Aly

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