• Essential Oils 101

    Experience the power of plant-based medicine.

  • What Are Essential Oils?

    If you’ve ever enjoyed the scent of a rose or the smell of an orange peel, then you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.

    Essential Oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential Oils give plants their distinctive smells, they protect plants, and they play a role in plant pollination. So basically, they're the immune system for the plant, which is why they can help our immune health as well. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatments, and health care practices.

    Experience The Effects In Just One or Two Drops!

    Oils work differently than herbs, in that they're 50-70% more powerful - for instance, one drop of Peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of Peppermint tea!

    Since essential oils are highly concentrated when distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy, one drop is often all that is needed to achieve a powerful benefit!

    Why Use Essential Oils?

    The majority of people start using essential oils because they want to:

    • Feel calmer, happier and more relaxed.
    • Create a non-toxic home and work environment.
    • Use safe and natural alternatives for stress, sleep, skin disorders, respiratory issues and digestive support. 
  • The History of Essential Oils

    Essential Oils are rapidly becoming popular today, but they’ve actually been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. In fact, if you read the Bible, you'll find over 300 references to essential oils.

    1332 BC

    The use of essential oils for therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes goes back to a number of ancient civilizations including the Chinese, Indian, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans who used plant extracts for cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. In fact, they found several hundred litres of alabaster jars of essential oils in King Tut's tomb. It's actually been documented that Cleopatra opened the first beauty spa and she used essential oils in her treatments.

    460 BC

    Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine is famous for saying, "Let food be thy medicine," and he prescribed essential oils for healing over 2,000 years ago.

    0 BC

    Frankincense and Myrrh were brought as gifts to baby Jesus. In fact, they were worth as much as gold was during those days, as they were thought to be the most effective forms of plant-based medicine. Frankincense, for instance, was used during that time to reduce bruising. It's also great for the nervous system, so it would have been rubbed on a child after birth to support its growth and development and protect its immune system. Myrrh essential oil is a natural antiseptic, so it would have been rubbed around the umbilical cord to keep that area from getting infected after birth.

    1943

    A French surgeon, Jean Valnet pioneered the medicinal uses of essential oils. He used them as antiseptics in the treatment of wounded soldiers during World War II.

  • How To Use Essential Oils

    There are 3 main ways to use essential oils: Aromatic, Topical & Internal.

    When you get started, we'll send you information on how to incorporate them into your every day life.

  • 1. Aromatic

    Inhale These Gorgeous Scents

    Essential oils, when diffused or inhaled, can be very stimulating, calming and soothing.

    Diffusers For Every Room

    Diffusing essential oils can cleanse and purify the air. Young Living has an amazing line of diffusers to choose from.

    Wear Your Favourite Aromas

    Diffuser jewellery is a great way to wear essential oils as your perfume or to lift up your mood during the day.

  • 2. Topical

    Apply To Your Body

    Essential oils can be safely applied neat OR diluted with a carrier oil.

    Why You Need A Carrier Oil

    Carrier oils are fatty oils with little-to-no scent that are used to dilute essential oils before applying topically or when ingesting. Using a carrier oil helps it work better, because it allows the oil to penetrate deeper into the blood flow layer of the skin. Common carrier oils include: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil and many others.

     

    We suggest getting Young Living's V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to dilute your essential oils and to help you make custom blends, formulas, and massage oils. This oil complex nourishes the skin, is non-greasy, has a long shelf life, doesn't clog pores, and will not stain clothes. Young Living has an incredible line of other massage oils as well.

    Roll On Wherever You Go

    Apply essential oils topically to your skin with roller bottles and a carrier oil.

    Where To Apply Oils For The Best Results!

    ENERGY & FOCUS

    Feet, wrists, temples, back of neck, crown

     

    SLEEP & RELAXATION

    Feet, big toe, chest, inner ankles, wrists, temples

     

    RESPIRATORY & UNDER THE WEATHER

    Feet, sides of throat, behind ears, along neck glands

     

    SEASONAL SUPPORT

    Feet, behind ears, bridge of nose, brow bone, along neck glands

     

    EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

    Above heart, inner arms, under nose, shoulders, back of neck

     

    HEAD TENSION

    Temples, back of neck, upper forehead, under jaw line, behind ears & crown

    Spray Away!

    If you want an essential oil mist for your skin, spray bottles are perfect. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil!

    DIY Fun & Gifts!

    Get creative and learn how to use essential oils for all your needs! Make your own natural health and home products and share with others.

  • 3. Internal

    Add A Splash Of Flavour

    Did you know that many essential oils can be taken internally? Young Living's Vitality™ line is specifically labelled for internal use, making it easy to add a splash of flavor to food and drinks or to take oils in capsules as a dietary supplement.

    Make Your Own Veggie Capsules

    Customize your essential oil supplement regimen with vegetarian capsules that absorb quickly and easily. We suggest adding a carrier oil to your capsules along with the specific essential oils targeted to your ailment.

  • Basic Safety Tips

    The following tips will help you safely enjoy essential oils.

  • Photosensitivity

    Citrus oils are sensitive to the sun since they are made from the rind of fruit. Avoid direct sunlight to the exposed area for at least 12 hours, as that location may get a skin irritation or burn. Oils applied underneath clothing should be fine.

    Hot Oils

    If an oil starts to burn, skip the water. Use a carrier oil or whole fat milk. Because essential oils don't mix with water, applying water to the area can actually drive the burn in deeper. Ouch!

    Avoid These Areas

    Never put essential oils in your eyes, inside ear canal, or up your nose. However, you may apply oils around the eye bone in a C shape, on ear cartilage and behind ear bone, or diffuse essential oils.

    Dilution

    When applying certain essential oils topically, it's important to use a carrier oil (like Young Living's V-6) to avoid skin sensitivity or reactions.

    Safe Storage

    The majority of all adverse reactions to essential oils by children have been as a direct result of accidental overdose and ingestion in large amounts. Keep out of reach of children. Use child proof safety caps.

    Amber Bottles

    Unlike vegetable oils, which are susceptible to rancidity, essential oils are very stable, but should be stored in amber glass to help protect their potency from the degenerative effects of heat, light and air.

  • Popular Essential Oils For Your Health & Home

    Below you'll find must-have essential oils, which you'll find (among others) in the Premium Starter Kit!

  • Frankincense

    • Harvested from Young Living’s farm in Oman.
    • Great for your happy heart, mind & soul.
    • Earthy, uplifting aroma for grounding & spiritual connectedness in prayer or meditation.
    • Supports healthy cellular function.
    • Promotes feelings of relaxation and focus, and is often found in yoga studios.
    • Improves skin imperfections and is great for reducing inflammation.

    Lavender

    • Soothes occasional skin irritations.
    • Promotes a tranquil environment for sleep.
    • Apply to face for healthy looking skin.
    • Nicknamed the “Swiss Army Knife” of oils.
    • Distilled from the flowering tops during the summer.
    • Eases feelings of tension and anxiousness.

    Lemon

    • Cold-pressed from fruit rinds.
    • Takes 3,000 Lemons to make 2.2lbs of oil.
    • Uplifting, energizing and with a fresh scent – it inspires joy!
    • Your hair, skin and nails will love it. 
    • Put one drop in water to drink in the morning for help with cleansing the body.
    • Great to use in homemade cleaning supplies, as a natural antibacterial tool.

    Peppermint

    • Oldest herb for gastrointestinal health. 
    • Highly-regarded for focus and energy.
    • Smooths tired muscles.
    • Excellent for head tension.
    • Steam distilled from leaves and stems.
    • Choose peppermint in your diffuser if you want to boost your energy or apply topically right before a workout!

    Di-Gize (Digestive Blend)

    • Developed to support digestive health.
    • Reduces bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
    • Smells a bit like Black Licorice.
    • Digestive Blend with: Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Cablin Leaf.

    Panaway (Soothing Blend)

    • Really great for overworked muscles, lower back pain, and post-exercise relief.
    • Perfect for kids growing pains.
    • Keep your joints happy!
    • Invigorating minty smell.
    • Use for a cool and comforting massage.
    • Soothing Blend with: Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint.

    Thieves (Protective Blend)

    • Use for prevention during cold and flu season. (Put on the bottoms of your feet, or a drop in your water.)
    • Diffuse to cleanse the air!
    • Supports a healthy immune system and overall wellness.
    • Formulated based on the story of the 40 Thieves. (Watch video to learn more!!)
    • Protective Blend for supporting your immune system and detoxifying your home with: Citrus Limon Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower.

    Citrus Fresh (USA Kit)

    • A blend of energizing citrus oils that help bring about a sense of calm, creativity and feelings of joy. 
    • On the emotional end, it has a balancing effect; it can be very calming and relaxing and can help to relieve fear and to wind down before bed. Mentally it may aid in greater focus and alertness.

    • Physically, it is a cleanser and helps with detoxification.

    • It includes naturally occurring constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalol.

    • Works great to freshen air from environmental impurities.
    • Citrus Fresh ingredients: Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint.

    Peace & Calming (USA Kit)

    • Diffuse this oil to freshen the air, especially in rooms where children play or study.
    • Apply to the bottom of feet before bed as part of a bedtime ritual for your whole family.
    • Dilute with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for a calming back massage before naps or bed.
    • Combine with Citrus Fresh Essential Oil for a bright, invigorating scent that’s perfect for mornings before school or practice.
    • Add 4–5 drops to 1 cup Epsom salt for a calming bath at the start of the day or as part of an evening routine.
    • Peace & Calming ingredients: Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, Blue Tansy.

    Raven (USA Kit)

    • Soothing and refreshing.
    • Comforting when applied to the chest and throat. 
    • Very beneficial when diffused at night when you're sleeping.
    • Raven ingredients: Ravintsara, Lemon, Wwintergreen, Peppermint, Eucalyptus.

    Stress Away (USA Kit)

    • Diffuse a few drops of Stress Away and Peppermint essential oils to unwind and uplift after a stressful day.
    • Combine Stress Away and Lavender essential oils and diffuse before bed to promote a relaxing and restful evening.
    • Treat yourself to a soothing soak when you combine Stress Away, Epsom salts, and a warm bath.
    • Use your favourite essential oil usage technique with Stress Away and give yourself a 10-minute “time out” to wind down and refocus.
    • Stress Away ingredients: Lime, Cedarwood, Lavendar, Balsam Copaiba, Vanills, Ocotea.

    Valor (USA Kit)

    • Apply to your wrists and spine whenever you’re in need of a pick-me-up and enjoy an uplifting mood boost.
    • Balance emotions when you rub a few drops of Valor on the bottoms of both feet and down the spinal column.
    • Treat yourself to a well-deserved mini massage by applying this sweet scent to your legs and back after a tough workout.
    • Wear as a subtle cologne or use as a base for personalized scents.
    • Valor ingredients: Black Spruce, Camphor Wood Oil, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Geranium.

    Copaiba (Canada Kit)

    • Distilled from gum resin that is wild harvested from Brazilian copaiba, copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.
    • Provides a calming aroma.
    • Can be diffused to create a warm, inviting environment.
    • Reduces the appearance of blemishes.
    • Can be massaged into fatigued areas after activity.
    • Can be applied to skin to promote the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow.

    Northern Lights Black Spruce (Canada Kit)

    • Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm in British Columbia, Canada. Diffuse this rich, woodsy and invigorating scent during meditation to create a fresh aromatic atmosphere.
    • The trees in that area are bathed in the energy of the aurora borealis, which is believed by many cultures to contain spiritual renewal and clarity.
    • Traditionally used to soothe muscle discomfort after exercise or in combination with massage.
    • Improves the appearance of dry skin.
    • Add it to skin care products or apply topically to support and maintain the appearance of healthy looking skin. 

    Purification (Canada Kit)

    • The sweet refreshing scent instantly deodorizes unpleasant odors in the air. 
    • Produces a clean, invigorating aroma.
    • Freshens musty and stale areas with its lively scent.
    • Soothes skin when applied topically.
    • Purification ingredients: Citronella, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Lavandin, Myrtle.

    R.C. (Canada Kit)

    • Supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing.
    • Promotes restful sleep and provides a relaxing aroma in a stuffy environment.
    • Creates an invigorating experience when added to a bath or shower.
    • Can be used as part of an exercise routine to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.
    • Provides a refreshing respiratory experience when applied to the chest.
    • R.C. ingredients: Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Lavender, Cypress, Black spruce, Peppermint. 
  • Young Living Premium Starter Kits

    Both these kits contain many of the oils mentioned above, along with samples of other Young Living products.

  • Premium Starter Kit (USA)

    $165 + tax & shipping

    OILS IN THE STARTER KIT

    • Frankincense 5 ml
    • Lavender 5 ml
    • Lemon Vitality 5 ml
    • Peppermint Vitality 5 ml
    • Di-Gize Vitality 5 ml
    • Panaway 5 ml
    • Thieves Vitality 5 ml
    USA KIT ADDITIONAL OILS
    • Citrus Fresh Vitality 5 ml
    • Peace & Calming 5 ml
    • Raven 5 ml
    • Stress Away 5 ml
    • Valor 5 ml

    OTHER ITEMS

    • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier 1 oz
    • 2 AromaGlide Roller Fitment
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
    • 10 Love it? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
    • 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples
    • Product Guide (English)
    • 1 Thieves Household Cleaner 1 oz (sample)
    DIFFUSER (Choose one!)
    The one in the photo is the Dessert Mist, which is my favorite.
    • Dessert Mist or DewDrop Diffuser

    Premium Starter Kit (CANADA)

    $199.75 + tax & shipping

    OILS IN THE STARTER KIT

    • Frankincense 5 ml
    • Lavender 5 ml
    • Lemon 5 ml
    • Peppermint 5 ml
    • Di-Gize 5 ml
    • Panaway 5 ml
    • Thieves 5 ml
    CANADA KIT ADDITIONAL OILS
    • Copaiba 5 ml
    • Northern Lights Black Spruce 5 ml
    • Purification 5 ml
    • R.C. 5 ml

    OTHER ITEMS

    • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier 1 oz
    • 1 AromaGlide Roller Fitment
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
    • 10 Love it? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
    • 2 NingXia Red 2 oz samples
    • Product Guide (English)
    DIFFUSER (Choose one!)
    The one in the photo is the Dessert Mist, which is my favourite.
    • Dessert Mist or DewDrop Diffuser
  • Ready To Get Started With Oils?