June Freebies

how to earn free products from Young Living

This months Freebies from Young Living are making everyone HAPPY! And they can be yours just by meeting the PV requirements in a single order this month. Both Retail and wholesale members are eligible. If you’re enrolled in Essential Rewards there are few fabulous bonuses just for you! Keep reading to see how to qualify for free products from Young Living this month.

Order 300 PV
You’ll receive the following. These free gifts have a retail value of $94.01

5-ml bottle Geranium

20 Essential Rewards Points

Bottle of Life 5 Probiotic

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Jade Lemon on Essential Rewards orders

Order 250 PV
Receive the following free gifts with a retail value over $58.81

5-ml bottle Geranium

20 Essential Rewards Points

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Jade Lemon on Essential Rewards orders

Order 190 PV
These free gifts have a retail value of $38.81

5-ml bottle Geranium

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Jade Lemon on Essential Rewards orders

Geranium

Distilled from the petals and leaves of sweet-smelling geranium flowers, Geranium essential oil will inspire you when diffused or applied topically. This is a favorite for skin care and for diffusing. It has a very strong floral aroma so when I diffuse it I like to use 2 drops Geranium with 4 drops of orange.

Jade Lemon

Jade Lemon™ is grown in the warm, humid climate of southeast China. While other lemons begin to release some of their oils aromatically as they turn yellow, the jade lemon fruit remains green even in maturity, allowing the concentration of oil to continue within the fruit. The oil is released only after the fruit is picked, giving it a richer and more fragrant aroma. Jade Lemon contains high levels of d-limonene. This oil supports skin health; helps open and release emotional blocks; and is useful to clean, detox, and purify. A 1995 Mie University study also found that citrus fragrances induce relaxation and invoke feelings of happiness. Jade Lemon is available for free with your June Essential Rewards order of 190 PV or greater. (not available on non-ER orders)

20 Essential Rewards Points

For those enrolled in Young Living’s Essential Rewards program, earning this reward will give you 20 more Essential Rewards Points to spend like cash on a future regular order!

Life 5 Probiotic

Keep your gut happy with Life 5. Young Living’s probiotic supplement supports core intestinal health and normal immune function. A high-potency probiotic, Life 5™ represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life 5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains, including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life 5 contains 8 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times.

Happy Oiling!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to win a Free diffuser – Take $20 off the Premium Starter Kit and more!

Have you heard? The cost of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit will be going up next month. The exact date has yet to be announced. Of course I will give you all the details as soon as I can, but I wanted to keep you in the loop and let you know, now is the time to order Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit!

Another change coming soon will be the amount of gifts that a distributor can give away. So I wanted to do something special while I still can just for Essential Oils Obsessed followers. Keep reading to see how you can save money and qualify for these free gifts when you order a Premium Starter Kit using the link below, in the next 5 days. To qualify for all these deals you must order your Premium Starter Kit before Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Deal #1 – You will be automatically entered to win a FREE Green Air Spa Diffuser. 

Free Green Air Spa Diffuser when you order Young Living's Premium Starter Kit

 

This diffuser retails for $30.00 and is one of my favorites!!! Even though a diffuser comes in the Premium Starter Kit, you will want another one. I promise!

Deal #2 – One lucky person will get to take $20.00 off the cost of their Premium Starter Kit. 

That means you’ll get 11 of the most popular essential oils, samples, usage info, and a diffuser for just $130.00 plus tax and shipping. This kit is already an incredible value so this discount makes it a steal! Plus, you’ll be saving 24% off everything your order going forward.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

 

How can you make sure that you are the lucky person to save $20.00? Just be sure to enter this voucher code 45928722453 (during step 5) this step will be right before you submit your order for the Premium Starter Kit using the link below. Remember, only one person can redeem this code, so the discount will go to the first person who uses the code when placing their order. You can learn more about the Premium Starter Kit here.

Last, but not least!

Deal #3

EVERYONE who orders a Premium Starter Kit using the link below by the end of May will receive these 8 fabulous gifts!

8 fabulous freebies JUST GIFTS FOR APRIL

​Here’s what you’ll receive just from Essential Oils Obsessed!

A Reference Guide for using essential oils. This book has over 400 pages, and covers over 600 conditions essential oils can be used for. With sections on how to use essential oils with infants, children, and pets. A must have for any new oiler, easy to navigate and understand.

The Chemical Free Home 2. This booklet covers diffusing essential oils and also includes some great diffuser combos to try. Carrier oils, roller ball recipes, and practical uses like how to clean with your new oils or make your own beauty products with essential oils.

A car diffuser you can clip onto your air vent to enjoy your oils on the go.

Exclusive access to our groups private website where you will find everything you need to know about using essential oils all in one place. Plus, helpful info like where to find oil accessories, research and more! And an invite to our private Oil Moxie community FB group. This page is filled with hundreds of experienced oilers who are always happy to answer questions and support newcomers on their path to wellness with essential oils!

The Essential Oil Starter Guide E – Book includes tips for using each oil in the Premium Starter Kit and more.

Quick go to reference sheets for baby.

Quick go to reference sheet for child.

Quick go to reference sheet for first aid.

TO ORDER YOUR PREMIUM STARTER KIT CLICK HERE

​P.S. You DO NOT have to promote or sell Young Living. You DO NOT have to order a certain amount each month. There are no strings attached…seriously! Just a box full of fabulous oils, accessories, and tools that have the power to change your life!

Ordering is easy. Simply follow these steps:

Choose Member

Be sure the Sponsor ID/Enroller ID fields are filled out with number 1816721

Choose your country & language preference

Fill in personal information (address, email, phone number)

Select a user name, password, and 4 digit PIN (please write these down!)

Fill in your tax preference (social security is required for wholesale members as a federal regulation for tax purposes; however, if no one purchases anything with your Young Living ID, your SSN will not be used)

Check the box to agree with Young Living terms

Choose the Premium Starter Kit (or another Premium kit of your choice)

Choose whether to earn more savings with optional Essential Rewards program (can opt in at later date if preferred, but this is never required)

Select blue box (Enrollment Checkout), then you can also add other products at this time

Choose shipping method and enter payment information

Review cart, enter the voucher code 45928722453, and be sure to select ACTIVATE AND PLACE ORDER.

If you have any questions, remember I’m here to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Wishing you health and happiness!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

Young Living May 2015 Promotion!

 

Young Living May 2015 promotion for free products.

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A new month has begun and that means a new promotion is available from Young Living! Both retail and wholesale members have the opportunity to earn free products, just by placing a qualifying order. Members who place their order through Essential Rewards have an exclusive promo bottle of grapefruit essential oil to look forward to. For those that are new to Young Living, you may be wondering what is PV?  Simply put, it is the point value assigned to a product and is usually the same as the dollar amount of a product. There are a few exceptions though. For example, the Premium Starter Kit costs $150.00, but has a PV of 100. Good to know in case you are wanting to order that kit and add a few more products to take advantage of these freebies!

Place a 300 PV order this month and you’ll receive these free gifts:
These items have a retail value of $128.89

5-ml bottle Ocotea

$20 Enrollment Coupon

14-pack NingXia Nitro

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit on Essential Rewards orders

Place a 250 PV order this month and you’ll receive these free gifts:
These items have a retail value of $77.90

5-ml bottle Ocotea

$20 Enrollment Coupon

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit on Essential Rewards orders

Place a 190 PV order this month and you’ll receive these free gifts:
These items have a retail value of $57.90

5-ml bottle Ocotea

Bonus 5-ml bottle of Grapefruit on Essential Rewards orders

Ocotea Essential Oil

Extracted from an Ecuadorian tree, ocotea has the highest level of alpha humulene of any Young Living essential oil, which is a compound that helps aid the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. Ocotea also has natural cleansing and purifying properties. A drop of ocotea under the tongue can help to put an end to sugar cravings in addition to supporting the body in maintaining normal blood sugar levels and normal cardiovascular function.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Has a fresh invigorating aroma. Containing the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Grapefruit is a delightful way to enhance the flavor of meals and water. I prefer to add a drop  of orange along with a drop of grapefruit to my water.

$20 Enrollment Coupon

This coupon which is also referred to as a voucher number is a great way to share Young Living! If you have a friend who is interested in becoming a wholesale member, you can give them your voucher number to take $20 off the cost of their starter kit.

Ningxia Nitro – 14 pack!

NingXia Nitro™ combines 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils with naturally powerful ingredients to lift mental clarity and focus while also providing a surge of energy when needed. Primary Benefits: Increases mental fitness, cognitive alertness, and physical acuity. Enhances athletic performance and endurance. Boosts energy and serves as a daily pick-me-up. I jokingly refer to this as my ” Mommy Juice”! It gives me the energy I need to keep going when the afternoon exhaustion kicks in. I love that it’s all natural and doesn’t make me jittery like too much coffee. Each box contains 14 single-serve tubes (20 ml each).

Ingredients
Purified water, Nitro juice blend concentrate [Cherry juice, Kiwi juice, Blueberry juice, Acerola puree, Bilberry juice, Black currant juice, Raspberry juice, Strawberry juice, Cranberry juice), Coconut nectar, Nitro Energy blend (D-Ribose, Green tea, Choline bitartrate, B3, B12, B6, Mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, Folic acid, Potassium iodide], Natural flavors, Pectin, Xanthan gum, Nitro™ Alert oil blend: Vanilla† (Vanilla planifolia) oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint)† oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint)† oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)† oil, Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)† oil, Wolfberry seed oil] †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil.

Happy Oiling!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Make a Mother’s Day Spa Basket

I love using my essential oils to make my own beauty and spa products. And people always love when I give them as gifts. So if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to pamper Mom this year on Mother’s Day or pamper yourself. 🙂 Here are six fabulous and frugal ways to use your essential oils to make it a “Spa Day Everyday”!

Recipes for how to make spa products with Young Living Essential Oils.

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These recipes are great since they can all be customized depending on which essential oils you use. If you’re wondering which essential oils I like to use, here ya go! 🙂

Essential Oils for my ultimate Spa Experience

Foaming Hand Soap: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, or Geranium

Linen Spray: Lavender or a mix of lavender and Roman Chamomile, or Cedarwood

Sugar Scrub: Stress Away for relaxation or Lemon for revitalization

Body Butter: Grounding. Peace & Calming, Lavender, or Ylang Ylang

Bath Salts: Stress Away, Eucalyptus Globulus, Lavender, or Idaho Balsam Fir

Body Wash: Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, or Geranium

Where to find Containers:

I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to saving containers. I’m always thinking how can I re-purpose this? 🙂 So if you already have containers that will work, use those. If not you can easily find the containers you need at local stores. My favorite places to look include the Container Store, Target, Michaels Craft Store, and even Whole Foods (especially if I just need one spray bottle). If you prefer to shop online here are some links to containers that would be great to use.

Foaming Hand Soap – 8 ounce foaming soap dispenser

Linen Spray – 2 ounce glass spray bottle

Sugar Scrub – 8 ounce glass glass jar

Body Butter – 8 ounce glass jar

Bath Salts – 16 ounce glass jar

Body Wash – 8 ounce stainless steal soap dispenser

Wishing you a rejuvenating and Happy Mother’s Day!

To order Young Living essential oils at wholesale prices

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

The Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

 

The perfect Mother's Day gift, essential oils from Young Living!

Hey pretty mama! This post is for you (Husbands see below). Moms, I know how hard you work everyday taking care of your family. It can be easy to put yourself on the back burner. Well Mother’s Day is fast approaching and that means its time to think about what ‘YOU’ really want!

Last year I gave myself permission to go ahead and order Young Living essential oils as a present to myself for Mother’s Day. If essential oils have been on your wish list, do what I did and follow the directions below to order them for yourself. Or let your hubby know. Think of how happy you’ll both be knowing how much you’re going to love this years Mother’s Day gift! A gift that truly keeps giving! Not only will you be better equipped to care for your family naturally, these essential oils can turn your bathroom into a day at the spa! It’s really fun and easy to make your own products using these essential oils. Stay tuned for my next post on how to make your very own spa products. You work hard everyday and you deserve a little spoiling 🙂

Hi hubbies 🙂

Did your wife send you here? Then this is the gift she really wants from you!

If you haven’t heard about Young Living essential oils and want to know more, you can learn all about them here in this Essential Oils 101 Online Class (it’s only 20 minutes!).

 What You Need to Know

1. The hands-down best way to get started is with the Premium Starter Kit. She will get 11 extremely multipurpose oils AND a diffuser. And if you sign up with me (step 3 below), I will include a 400+ page reference guide as a gift along with a few other bonus gifts, plus provide support via our Oil Moxie support system. This kit is over $260 retail, but is only $150 (plus tax & shipping) when you sign up as a wholesale member.

2. To get this kit, you will sign either yourself or her up for a Wholesale Membership. This is NOT a commitment! Think of it as a Costco membership, but no annual fee. 🙂 With a wholesale membership, you/she will be able to get wholesale pricing from here on out on Young Living products, saving 24% off the cost of retail. (Note: Young Living requires a social security number for tax purposes, so keep that in mind as you are setting up the account – whether you want to set it up in your name or hers!)

3. Ordering is easy, simply follow these steps:

Click here to go to Young Living’s order form
Choose Member
Be sure the Sponsor ID/Enroller ID fields are filled out with number 1816721
Choose your country & language preference
Fill in personal information (address, email, phone number)
Select a user name, password, and 4 digit PIN (please write these down!)
Fill in your tax preference (social security is required for wholesale members as a federal regulation for tax purposes; however, if no one purchases anything with your Young Living ID, your SSN will not be used)
Check the box to agree with Young Living terms
Choose the Premium Starter Kit (or another Premium kit of your choice)
Choose whether to earn more savings with optional Essential Rewards program (can opt in at later date if preferred, but this is never required)
Select blue box (Enrollment Checkout), then you can also add other products at this time
Choose shipping method and enter payment information
Review cart and be sure to select ACTIVATE AND PLACE ORDER
IMPORTANT! I will be sending her a free reference guide, as well as some other free gifts so PLEASE contact me to let me know you ordered so I don’t spoil the surprise if it needs to be kept secret! I can ship the book to an alternate address, but contact me to let me know!

You’re all set!! If you have any questions or trouble at all, please contact me!!

Last but not least, here is a peek at what she will get with her Premium Starter Kit!!

New Premium Starter Kit from Young Living

Good job hubby! Get ready for some extra XOX’s!!!!! She’s going to love her Premium Starter Kit as well as these bonus gifts for ordering with Essential Oils Obsessed.

FREE GIFTS FOR YOUNG LIVING PREMIUM STARTER KIT PURCHASE

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

Natural Support for Healthy Sinus Function

Where I live in North Carolina the pollen dust is EVERYWHERE! It usually lasts about a month, and I can’t wait for it to be over. A lot of people I know have been complaining about their sinuses, so I thought it would be good to share which essential oils naturally support healthy sinus function.

First, what are sinuses? They are the hollow cavities within the skull. They’re connected to the nasal cavity through small channels. When the mucous membrane lining these channels becomes swollen, these channels can become blocked, making it difficult for the sinuses to drain correctly. This is when the trouble starts.

How to use Essential Oils to Support Healthy Sinus Function

Essential oils, especially those containing Eucalyptus can be very helpful for opening up the sinus cavity. Often times relief is immediate. Both R.C. and the Breathe Again roll-on contain several different Eucalyptus oils, which is why they’re my top picks.

Young Living’s R.C. blend is a unique combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. Globulus, E. Radiata, and E. Citriodora). R.C. is also extremely affordable coming in under $15.00 wholesale. It made my list of 16 essential oils under $16.00! R.C. can be used aromatically (meaning inhaled directly from the bottle, or you can drop it into your palm and cup your hands around your nose and inhale, or diffuse). For topical application just dilute and apply directly to your area of concern.

Young Living’s Breathe Again Roll – On contains four powerful eucalyptus oils: Eucalyptus staigeriana, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, and Young Living’s original Ecuador single, Eucalyptus blue. The essential oils peppermint, myrtle, and copaiba also play an integral part in this blend. Using Breathe Again on the go is easy since it comes pre-diluted with a roll-on applicator.

Other Essential Oils and How to use them for Sinus Support include:

Helychrisum – Aromatically or Topically

Myrtle – Aromatically or Topically

Peppermint – Aromatically or Topically (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Cedarwood – Aromatically or Topically

Panaway – Aromatically or Topically (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Thieves – Topically applied to bottoms of feet. (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Remember to always check bottle labels for dilution ratios. You can check out my simple explanation on diluting essential oils for adults and children, or learn how to pick the best carrier oil for you. Are you ready to start using the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils? Then you probably want a diffuser too! Wondering what’s the best way to get started without breaking the bank? Check out the Premium Starter Kit. It really is the best way to get started living a life of health and wellness naturally! The Premium Starter Kit comes with 11 of the most widely used essential oils and a diffuser! Plus, when you enroll with me to order yours, I’ll send you a FREE 400 + page reference guide, grant you access to all of our Oil Moxie resources and support, and send you some other fun freebies so you’ll be fully equipped to use everything in your kit.

Happy Oiling!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Save Money and Clean Green with Thieves Household Cleaner!

I have to admit it took me a little while to start using Thieves Household Cleaner. Even though I was already a believer in the power of thieves essential oil. I was just overwhelmed with the different dilution ratios for using the thieves cleaner. Luckily, its easier than I thought. Cleaning is now much simpler, and safer than its ever been.

Thieves Household Cleaner How to Simply Dilute and Use

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Lets talk about what makes Thieves Household Cleaner so Great!

Thieves All Purpose Household Cleaner is made of non-toxic, renewable plant and mineral based ingredients. It also contains two cleaning dynamos, lemon and thieves essential oil! You could actually drink this stuff and be OK. Not that I would want to drink this, but good to know since I have a very curious little one running around my house. Oh, and because it comes in a concentrated bottle, one small bottle can make 14 – 32 oz bottles of cleaner! This was a big aha moment. At $22.00 wholesale per small bottle, I used to think it was just too pricey for my budget. But, once I realized I’m actually getting 14 bottles of cleaner for just $1.57 per bottle, that’s a deal if not a steal! Affordable, effective, and safe to use around my entire family?! Score!!!!

So how did I get over the dilution dilemma? I got a tip from a YL event I went to. Instead of diluting for every different use, I made up one bottle using just one capful of thieves household cleaner and the rest water. You can use distilled or tap it’s up to you. I use this cleaner to clean my entire house now. For areas like the sink, bathtub, or shower I spray the entire area with thieves cleaner and then sprinkle baking soda to help tackle the grime.  I have bottles of baking soda stashed around the house, so its not a big deal to just grab it and use alongside my thieves cleaner. Why do I have baking soda everywhere? 🙂 Well its just so darn useful! I keep a bottle of baking soda in my bathroom for brushing my teeth with a drop of peppermint for a minty clean mouth. I also add it to my cleanser when I want to quickly exfoliate my face. And I keep a bottle of baking soda at my kitchen sink for sprinkling on pots and pans that have set in food.

General dilution ratios for Thieves Household Cleaner (THC).

Light Degreasing: 1 cap THC to 3 cups water

Medium Degreasing: 1 cap THC to 2 cups water

Heavy Degreasing: 1 cap THC to 1 cup water

Hand Cleaner: 1/2 cup THC to 1/2 cup water

Dishwasher: As a rinse agent or you can put a cap THC in the bottom of your dishwasher and use in place of detergent

Floors and Carpet: 1 cap THC to 6 cups of water

Walls: 1 cap THC to 2 cups water

Where to find bottles.

To make your own bottle of thieves cleaner you can reuse a spray bottle you already have, or check out the Container Store. I found some really great 32 oz bottles on Amazon too.

If you’d like a great dispenser for using baking soda while you clean here’s a link to the kind I use from Amazon.

Like I said earlier, I use this on everything and you can too. Lets go room by room to give you a better idea.

Kitchen: Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, oven, dishes, cutting boards, counter tops, sinks, and floor.

Bathroom: Shower, tub, sink, toilet, mirrors, windows, floor.

Bedroom: Mattress, pillows, sheets, windows.

Living Room: Couch, rug, pillows, blankets.

Kids Everything: Toys, strollers, car seats, high chair

For more great ideas, check out this info-graphic from Young Living.

How to save money and clean green with Thieves Household Cleaner

Do you have any tips for cleaning without toxic chemicals? I’d love to hear!

The best starter kit for getting started with Young Living Essential Oils

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Earn Free Products from Young Living in April 2015

Wow, this months FREEBIES are AWESOME! For anyone who places an order at or above 190 PV, you’ll receive a free 5 ml bottle of lavender essential oil. If you’re an Essential Rewards (ER) member or join this month and place an order of at least 250 PV, you’ll receive a 3 pack of Thieves Spray, and a 5 ml bottle of lavender essential oil, and a 5 ml bottle of wintergreen essential oil. If you place an ER order of 300 PV or greater you’ll receive all of the above PLUS and extra 10% back in rewards points! I’ve already placed my ER order this month and I made sure to hit 300 PV so I could take advantage of all these awesome freebies!

Young Living April 2015 Promo

Lavender Essential Oil

Because of its many uses lavender essential oil is known as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of oils! My family and I use this versatile oil daily. Some of our favorite uses for lavender essential oil include:

  • relaxation and calming, especially before bed time
  • adding to baths
  • in my diy face wash, hand soap, hair serum, face masks
  • great when applied after being in the sun too long
  • takes the itch out of mosquito bites

Thieves Spray

As a Mom and a germaphobe, thieves spray is a must have. After becoming a Mom I made a conscious decision to limit the amount of toxins my daughter was exposed to. The germaphobe side of me rejoices because I can use this stuff on just about everything and don’t have to worry about it discoloring fabrics like bleach and its completely non toxic! Win – Win!!!

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen essential oil is especially helpful for sore aching muscles and head tension. Its scent is just like wintergreen gum, which I find yummy! This is also an excellent diffuser choice.

Essential Rewards Bonus Points

Earn an additional 10% back in ER points with any order over 300 PV, up to 50 points!

When you first join ER you receive 10% back in free product credits. After 6 months you receive 15% back in free products credits. After one year you receive 20% back in free products credits. So depending on how long you’ve been enrolled in ER you can earn either 20%, 25%, or 30% back to use towards FREE products! Learn how to set up your ER account and start earning even more free oils!

Have you had your eye on the Premium Starter Kit? Now is a great time to order yours and add a few more products to take advantage of April’s promo both from Young Living and myself!

Happy Oiling,

 What comes in Young Livings Premium Starter Kit

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Choose a Carrier oil

Essential oils and carrier oils aka base oils go together like peanut butter and jelly! And just like you choose an essential oil for a particular concern, carrier oils have their own particular benefits too. Are you new to essential oils? Want to learn more about carrier oils? Do you want to start making your own beauty products with your essential oils but need help selecting a carrier oil that will work best with your skin type? Then you’re going to love learning about the most commonly available carrier oils and their claim to fame!

Your guide to choosing a carrier oil to use with essential oils

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A carrier oil or base oil, is a vegetable oil that is derived from the nut, seed, or kernel of the plant. It’s best to choose a vegetable oil that is cold pressed and organic if you can. Essential oils are lipid (fat) soluble, so they are easily absorbed into a vegetable based carrier oil. Essential oils are very small in molecular size and are extremely potent. You may only need one drop of essential oil, but need to cover a larger area on the body than you can spread one drop onto. Using a carrier oil allows you to cover more area. So for general dilution as long as you’re using a cold pressed vegetable oil, you’re good. You can also read a previous blog post about how to dilute essential oils. But, this post is going to go into detail on the benefits of the most commonly used carrier oils.

You might be wondering. What’s the Difference between Base Oils and Carrier Oils?

It’s kind of an interchangeable term, since they are both vegetable oils used to dilute and carry essential oils into the body. When you see the term base oil, it is usually in reference to creating a premixed blend of vegetable oils and essential oils. Some vegetable oils also need to be diluted and mixed with other base oils. You’ll see examples below in the various carrier oil descriptions.

The Viscosity of Carrier Oils.

Viscosity is a measurement of a liquids thickness. Some carrier oils are thicker than others. The thinner the carrier oil the faster and deeper it will absorb into the body. For example, if you are targeting sore muscles, you want to choose a lighter carrier oil that will penetrate deeper into the tissue. Do you want to inhale the essential oil longer?  Layer it over a base oil of coconut to create a barrier and keep the essential oil from evaporating quickly.

The Viscosity of butters and carrier oils to use with essential oils.

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One of the ways I love to use my essential oils is to make my own beauty products. I had wanted to get away from the traditional products I had been using, but I didn’t know where to start. So I did some research. First, I wanted to learn which essential oils would be best for my skin’s needs. Then I needed to learn which carrier oil would be best to use. I have acne prone skin so the thought of using vegetable oils on my face took a little getting used to. But, after discovering my moisturizer (that I thought was good, CeraVe) had parabens amongst other ingredients, I’d rather avoid, I took the plunge. I’ve been making my own serum in place of moisturizer for 6 months now and my skin has actually improved and become less oily!!! I know can you believe it? Read on to see which carrier oil is best for your skin type.

Common Carrier Oils and their Uses

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Common Carrier Oils and what they’re good for:

Sweet Almond Oil has a very pale yellow color and is obtained from the kernel. It contains glucosides, minerals, and vitamins. Rich in protein and good for all skin types. Sweet Almond oil helps relieve itching, soreness, dryness, and inflammation. It can be used 100% as a base oil.

Apricot Kernel Oil has a pale yellow color and is obtained from the kernel. It contains mineral and vitamins and is good for all skin types, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed, and dry skin. It can be used 100% as a base oil.

Avocado Oil is dark green in color and derived from the fleshy pulp surrounding the seed. It contains vitamins, protein, lecithin, and fatty acids. Avocado oil is useful for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated skin, or those with eczema. Use as an addition to another base oil, 10% dilution.

Borage Seed Oil is pale yellow in color and comes from the seeds. It contains gamma Linoleic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Good for regenerating and stimulating the skin and can be used with all skin types. Use as a 10% dilution in another base oil.

Evening Primrose is pale yellow and contains gamma linolenic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Excellent in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema. Helps to prevent premature aging of the skin. Use a 10% dilution in another base oil.

Grapeseed Oil is almost colorless or pale green. It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein. Useful for all skin types and can be used 100% as a base oil.

Hazelnut Oil is yellow and comes from the kernel. It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein. It has a slight astringent action and is good for all skin types. Can be used 100% as a base oil.

Jojoba Oil is yellow and derived from the bean. It contains protein and minerals. It’s a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Useful for all skin types, especially those with inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema,  or acne. As well as hair care. Highly penetrative. Use as a 10% dilution to another base oil.

Olive Oil is green and contains protein, minerals, and vitamins. It is soothing and useful for rheumatic conditions, hair care and cosmetics. Use as a 10% dilution with another base oil.

Safflower oil is pale yellow. It contains proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Useful for all skin types and can be used 100% as a base oil.

Sesame oil is dark yellow. It contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, lecithin, and amino acids. Useful for all skin types, especially those with psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, and arthritis. Use a 10% dilution to another base oil.

Sunflower oil is pale yellow and contains vitamins and minerals. It can be used on all skin types and 100% as a base oil.

Wheatgerm oil is yellow/orange in color. It contains protein, vitamins, and minerals. Useful for all skin types, especially those with eczema, psoriasis, or prematurely aged skin. Use as a 10% dilution with another base oil.

Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex is a blend of six organic vegetable oils – Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Grapeseed oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheatgerm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Olive Oil. This oil complex nourishes the skin, has a long shelf life, does not clog pores, and will not stain clothes. It can be used to dilute essential oils or can be used 100% as a base oil to create custom blends, formulas, and massage oils.

If you’d like to make up a batch of your own serum using essential oils and base oils. My recommendation is to start slow. Use just one essential oil at a time for at least two weeks before incorporating another oil. You want to be able to gage how well each essential oil is working. This will also help you to identify if a particular oil does not agree with your skin. For me, that oil is carrot seed essential oil. If you’re going to use multiple essential oils, stick to mixing singles and not blends.

General Guidelines for diluting essential oils

If you want to learn more about using essential oils, you need a reference guide! I send one out to everyone who enrolls with a Premium Starter Kit. Through the end of this month and possibly into April, depending on how long supplies last. I’m also giving away The Chemical Free Home Part Two, this book contains some great tips and recipes for how to use essential oils. As well as an amber glass bottle dropper with Young Living’s V- 6 carrier oil and an all access pass to Oil Moxie, our teams private resource site and FB group.

Are you already an oiler? What’s your favorite carrier oil? Do you love using essential oils in your DIY beauty recipes? If so, I’d love for you to share below!

Happy Oiling,

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Source: The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Dilute Essential Oils for Children and Adults

Diluting Essential Oils

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So you’ve got your oils,  you’re excited to use them, but the thought of diluting your new essential oils makes your head spin. Does this sound like you? This is how most people feel starting out. I know I was intimidated at first. So I’m going to break it down for you. Lets take a minute to go over the basics.

What exactly is diluting?

When you see the term dilute, it simply means combine the essential oil with a vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin. Going forward I’m just going to refer to it as a carrier oil. For example, 1 drop of lemon essential oil should be diluted with 1 drop of carrier oil, and 1 drop of peppermint essential oil should be diluted with 4 drops of carrier oil. How do I know this? I checked the product label on my bottles. Every bottle of Young Living essential oils will tell you whether or not it needs to be diluted and by how much. You do not have to memorize dilution ratios. Isn’t that great!

Diluting essential oils with a carrier oil is a great way to apply essential oils topically. Especially, for people with sensitive skin. Essential oils should always be diluted for infants, children, and the elderly whose skin is thinner.

Dilution with a carrier oil does not dilute the effect of the essential oil. Diluting helps to prolong the release of the essential oil, and prevents waste due to excessive application. Essential oils are volatile, meaning they turn from liquid to gas. So diluting essential oils with a carrier oil helps to hold the essential oil onto the skin, so more of the essential oil can be absorbed and carried throughout the body at the cellular level.

Amber Glass Bottles with glass dropper tops.

 

What’s the first step?

Look up your concern in your reference guide. See which essential oil is recommended to use. Next, check that essential oil bottle label to see the recommended dilution ratio. Then consider the size of the area on your body you’ll be applying to. Are you trying to cover your lower back or just your wrist? The larger the area, the more carrier oil you’ll use. In my opinion, you can’t really over dilute, so as long as you’re doing the minimal amount suggested on the bottle label you should be good. And the more you use your oils the better you will be at knowing how much you need. It’s helpful to put some of your carrier oil in a glass dropper bottle. Having a glass bottle with a dropper top is the best way to get just one drop of carrier oil at a time. I suggest having a few glass dropper bottles on hand. You can usually find them at Whole Foods or you can purchase them from Amazon. Sometimes the reference guide will have recipes. This is why it’s good to have a few glass dropper top bottles so you can make your own pre diluted blends. When I’m following a recipe that calls for carrier oil in milliliters, I use a baby bottle to measure that amount of carrier oil. Luckily, I have them on hand. But, you can always pick one up at Target for cheap. Sometimes a recipe calls for a teaspoon or tablespoon of carrier oil and we all have those, right? Whether we cook or not 🙂

Bang for your Buck

Diluting your essential oils with a carrier oil also helps to stretch how long your bottle of essential oil lasts. Less is usually more with essential oils. Remember they are very concentrated.

Less vs. More

It’s  better to apply less essential oils more often, rather than more all at once. This will help to prevent skin irritation. Especially, when your body is just getting used to essential oils.

Did you know? 

When applied topically it takes 2-3 minutes for an essential oil to reach the bloodstream, 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body, and 2 1/2 hours to fully metabolize. Pretty amazing, huh!

Dilution Musts!

When diluting essential oils with a carrier oil, choose a carrier oil that is organic, cold pressed and plant based. Such as sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed, or Young Living’s V-6 which is a combination of oils. These are all oils that are derived from the fatty part of the plant, usually the nut, seed, or kernel. This is important because essential oils are lipid (fat) soluble, so they easily absorb into these oils.  Check out my other blog post to learn more about choosing a carrier oil. I especially go into detail on the skin care benefits of different carrier oils. If making your own beauty products using essential oils interests you as much as me, then you’re going to love this post!

Hot Oils

It’s also very important to dilute when using a “hot” oil. Examples of “hot” oils include cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint, oregano, thyme, Exodus II, and Thieves. If you experience a hot or burning sensation or if you develop a rash, add more carrier oil to the affected area as often as needed.

Diluting Essential Oils for Infants and Children 

There are many essential oils appropriate for use with infants and children. When using essential oils on infants and children it is important to dilute. I would suggest using a medium viscosity carrier oil like, jojoba or olive oil. Coconut oil is another good choice, these will slow the rate of absorption. Lavender is a gentle oil, and one of the only essential oils I will sometimes apply neat to my daughter. I actually use lavender everyday with my daughter. It’s part of our sleep through the night bedtime routine. Lavender is a great oil to use with kids.

Some essential oils, like YL’s Kids Scents Oil Collection are pre-diluted with carrier oil, and are intended for direct application. Again, the bottles product label will indicate dilution requirements.

Dilution Ratios for using essential oils with Infants and Children

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Infants and children have delicate skin. The bottoms of feet are usually less sensitive, making them a good choice for application.  If you’re interested in using essential oils with your child, I recommend getting a copy of the book Gentle Babies, by Debra Raybern. There is also a section dedicated to infants and children in the reference guide I give away to new members when they purchase the Premium Starter Kit. Please note, I only recommend using Young Living essential oils on babies and children. Their commitment to quality and purity are unmatched. Making them the only choice for my family.

So do you feel better about diluting essential oils? I hope so.  🙂

Thanks for reading, and Happy Oiling!

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.