Discover Essential Oils – A Beginner’s Guide


Are you ready to take back control of your health and even your finances? Are you ready to maintain good health, and good body functions overall? Today’s lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels.

From cleansing and weight management to supporting every system of the body, essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best. Feel your best every day with the whole food-based nutrients, powerful antioxidants, and pure essential oils that products made by nature can provide. Using essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements daily can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your very best.

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We are not a medical professionals. This information is for educational purposes only.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure disease. A decision to use/not use this information is your sole responsibility. Views expressed in this presentation apply only to Young Living Essential Oils.*

Knowledge is power, so when it comes to alternative health, I highly suggest you turn to resources like those found at and at to get more information. Thankfully, you do not need to be an expert to use essential oils. You need only experience, read and use them to figure out what works best for you and your family.

What Are Essential Oils? Learn more here!

What are Essential Oils?

Has you heard of essential oils before? If you aren’t quite sure, essential oils are the lifeblood of aromatic plants. Have you ever broken open the leaf or stem of a plant and seen a fluid come out? Or peeled into an orange and your hands smell like oranges for hours? Well, when you take the precious fluid from aromatic plants, containing the plant’s therapeutic properties, and extract it with steam distillation, what you end up with is an essential oil!

They can effectively combat the damaging effects of toxins, impurities and harmful substances in and around our body.

They are very powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily. Free radicals come from sources outside your body, such as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants, and can damage our bodies’ cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.

Essential oils work synergistically WITH the body to help it heal itself because they are recognized by the body as nutrients, unlike synthetic chemicals which the body recognizes as foreign substances.

Toxins abound in our household cleaning products and cosmetics

Facts about Toxins in Today’s Homes

We want to share a few statistics and facts with you about chemicals in the home and your health. Did you know that Americans spend between 80-90% of their time inside, and that the average American home contains over 63 hazardous products? From antiperspirants to perfumes, from toilet bowl cleaners to over-the-counter painkillers, from skin care products to “air fresheners” and candles with synthetic perfumes, Americans have been slowly poisoning themselves and their families with hundreds of chemical compounds that the body is unequipped to deal with.

Today, chronic illness of some kind plagues roughly half of the adult population in America, and now we’re seeing more children with compromised health. A less- than-healthy lifestyle is responsible for most of this illness, and that includes frequent exposure to toxic substances in our own homes. We consume toxic beverages and foods. We breathe in chemical vapors from our household cleaners, and we absorb chemicals into our skin as we shower and brush our teeth.

Unfortunately, most of the natural solutions out there simply don’t work as well as the ones with chemicals.

But if there was a way for you to get the kind of results you are used to getting with synthetic chemical products, and BETTER, while using substances that are SAFE, NATURAL, and HEALTH-PROMOTING, would you at least want to give it a try?

Young Living Quality is Truly Superb!

Why Quality and Purity Matters

Young Living was started in 1995 and is a billion dollar company that has was founded on the principle that nature has powerful, natural substances from PLANTS to meet the needs of the 21st Century family! Young Living owns and runs hundreds of acres of sustainable, organic farmland and essential oil distilleries in Utah, Idaho, Canada, France, Ecuador, Peru, Croatia, and Oman! Young Living is currently doing business in almost every nation around the globe, and is among the fastest growing direct sales companies in the U.S. with about 100,000 joining each month in the U.S. alone! Our company was founded by Gary Young, who has invested 34 years in the research and development of essential oils. Together with his wife and company CEO Mary Young, he is continually blazing new and exciting trails all over the world to promote the ongoing success and development of Young Living.

Young Living is the largest worldwide grower, distiller, and distributor of therapeutic-grade essential oils, and has the reputation of providing some of the most pure and powerful essential oils available.

Quality is Often Compromised

Why? Well, it’s because the essential oil market is booming! People are tired of conventional methods that just aren’t cutting it, and want something natural, which is great!

So, here’s the kicker. Unfortunately, many essential oil companies have been looking for new ways to develop essential oil substitutes created from essential oil compounds to meet the high demand in the market. It’s important to know that an exorbitant amount of plant matter is required to make a single ounce of essential oil, which means companies must cut corners to make a cheaper product. This results in a lot of undereducated consumers looking for that inexpensive, cheap essential oil and thinking that what they’re getting is pure and natural, when it’s not. It’s made in a lab with chemicals, not harvested from a plant.

Let’s Compare Oils to Cheese…Huh?

In other words, you get what you pay for. Have you ever tasted Velveeta cheese before? Or have you ever eaten a fine European cheese? Is there a difference? Same with wine. Many of us used to use the cheap essential oils from the health food store and online, but after switching to Young Living, we can attest that they are truly the “fine European cheese” of essential oils!

How to use essential oils aromatically

How to Use Essential Oils Aromatically

First, let’s go over the 3 major ways to use Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Ever heard the saying, “fragrance is the substance of memories?” One of the most common ways to use essential oils is AROMATICALLY, breathing them in through our nose. The aroma of essential oils can have a positive impact on our mood and overall well-being, and they can help purify the air naturally. There is a great deal of research on the aromatic use of essential oils available.

Besides inhaling essential oils right out of the bottle, you can diffuse essential oils in your home and your car. And you can place a drop or two on your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale that way. Some people enjoy wearing a drop of their favorite essential oil on a diffuser necklace! After you leave this class, I suggest Googling, “inhale essential oils” to learn more!

With every therapeutic-grade essential oil that you inhale, you are uplifting your mind, body, and spirit! Not so with chemically-made perfumes and products that create a toxic load on our bodies! Did you know that burning a scented candle for one hour in your home has the same effect on your health as smoking a cigarette? If all you change in your home is diffusing and inhaling a couple of Young Living essential oils a day and get rid of your scented candles, air fresheners, scented waxes, reed diffusers, and perfumes, you will be significantly contributing to your health and well-being both in the short-run and long-run!

How to use essential oils topically

How to Use Essential Oils Topically

The next way to use therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living is TOPICALLY, right on the skin. Essential oils have a small molecular size and are quickly absorbed. When you apply an essential oil topically, it’s in all the body’s cells within 15-20 minutes, helping the body maintain optimal health at the cellular level!

Sometimes essential oils can be used neat, or undiluted, on the skin. Essential oils may be also be diluted with an organic vegetable oil such as coconut, almond, or olive oil – called a carrier oil – before topical use. In general, you should dilute most essential oils before using them topically on a baby or small child. And some essential oils such as oregano or cinnamon are “hot” or may irritate the skin when used undiluted, so they should usually be used diluted. Next, it’s best to dilute an essential oil for topical use if it will be used over a large surface area such as in a massage.

Do not ever use oils in the eyes or ears. Precaution: If an essential oil gets in the eye, put a dab of a fatty carrier oil like olive, jojoba, almond, sesame or grapeseed oil around the outside of the eyelid.  Do NOT use water. The fatty oil will cut the essential oil and take away the burn in seconds.

How to properly dilute essential oils

How to Properly Dilute Essential Oils

Let’s talk about carrier oils. They are non-essential oils used for dilution. There are many to choose from, including, olive oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed, fractionated coconut, coconut, and jojoba.

Proper usage is indicated on each essential oil label. Please follow label instructions. The idea of “if a little is good, a lot is better” is not always correct. Essential oils are very potent and powerful, so start low and go slow. In most cases 1-2 drops are adequate and using more may waste product. Depending on the essential oil you can gradually build up to 3-4 uses per day if desired. Excessive use of essential oils may increase the risk for adverse reactions.

How to use essential oils internally (and why you'd want to!)

How to Use Essential Oils Internally

The third way you can use Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils is INTERNALLY. Young Living has a line of essential oils labeled for internal use called the Vitality Essential Oil line. Internal use of Young Living’s Vitality essential oils can help support the systems of the body, and is a great way to help maintain optimal health! To use internally, add a drop or two to your recipes or a glass of water. Be sure to use glass – never plastic or Styrofoam. You can make homemade capsules by adding a few drops of an essential oil to a blank gelatin capsule along with a few drops of olive oil. Add the top of the capsule, shake, and take with water.

Essential oils are great for everyday of the week!

Essential Oils are Good for Everyday of the Week!

Okay, now onto the fun stuff! Now we will cover Young Living’s top 10 essential oils. These come in a set called the Everyday Oils, which comes in the Premium Starter Kit, which is hands-down the best, cheapest and most effective way to get started with essential oils.

One thing to notice – all of the oils are good for MANY different things and overlap. Another reason to get the kit is so you can experiment & find the oils that work best for you and your family. Some will be more effective for you than others because your unique body chemistry will react differently than someone else’s will. When you start off with 11 oils, you can really have success. Lavender may calm one child, but energize another, or one person may hate the smell of Frankincense and another LOVES it! We are all different.

All about lavender essential oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is a favorite essential oil, and is extremely versatile. Diffuse lavender oil at bedtime as its aroma has a calming effect and can help promote restful sleep. It’s great for all ages – from tiny new babies to the elderly! Diffuse lavender oil in the Spring months to give your home a springtime ambiance. The aroma of lavender oil can soothe stressful moments, and diffusing lavender oil promotes a peaceful ambiance. You can almost never go wrong with lavender oil! Instead of using perfumed dryer sheets, you can make a Lavender oil spray and lightly mist linens and clothing fresh out of the dryer.

Lavender oil is a truly essential oil for skin health. Apply topically on site of any type of skin irritation, neat or diluted. Apply lavender oil diluted in coconut oil or aloe vera gel topically to help soothe summertime skin.

Use lavender oil in your bath at home for a lovely, relaxing home spa experience! Dilute a few drops of lavender in 1⁄2 of Epsom salts, then add to the bath water. The combination of the lavender oil and magnesium in the Epsom salts will help relax your muscles and gently cleanse your body as they carry your stresses and tensions far away! And for a relaxing massage, dilute lavender, 20/80 or more in a carrier oil such as almond oil or Young Living’s V6 oil and apply.

Young Living’s Lavender Vitality oil can make a great addition to beverages such as homemade lavender lemonade, desserts such as lavender-infused shortbread cookies, and can even be taken internally in homemade capsules to support the body in a myriad of ways!

All about peppermint essential oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil has a fresh, energizing aroma that is perfect to inhale before a workout, before taking a test, or on road trips – any time a boost to your performance is desired. Inhale peppermint oil before a meal and you may find you feel like eating less!

Apply a couple of drops of peppermint oil on your shoulders or feet and follow with cool, wet washcloth to help yourself stay cool on a hot summer day. Apply a drop or two of peppermint oil diluted in V6 oil on muscles after exertion. Massage a drop or two of peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, and back of neck to soothe everyday tensions and discomforts.

Add a drop of Peppermint Vitality oil to water to support healthy digestion. Add a drop of peppermint oil to Young Living’s chocolate Pure Protein Complete shake to make a “chocolate thin mint” shake! You can also take a few drops internally in homemade capsules to help optimize digestive health.

Go online to Google or Pubmed and type in “peppermint oil” to learn more about what science has revealed about this powerful plant!

All about Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Next up is frankincense oil! Frankincense was one of the gifts to the Christ child, and it is a very powerful oil fit for a king. Diffuse or inhale frankincense oil to promote a feeling of meditation and a prayerful atmosphere. Inhaling frankincense can help promote a state of peace as well as a happy mood. Put a drop of frankincense oil on your hands, circle your hands together, then cup your hands over your nose and inhale the delicious aroma!

Apply a couple of drops of frankincense oil to the chest followed by a hot or warm wet washcloth, a layer of saran wrap, and a towel. This opens the senses and is soothing and grounding especially in the fall and winter months.

Frankincense oil is also an incredibly powerful oil for the skin. Apply a drop of frankincense oil diluted in a quarter teaspoon of olive oil or a natural moisturizer to help reduce redness, smooth wrinkles, and brighten the complexion.

Lastly, Young Living’s Frankincense Vitality oil is a fantastic dietary supplement that helps support normal cellular health – a crucial part of our overall health. Add 2-3 drops of Frankincense Vitality oil to a glass of purified water or a shot glass of NingXia Red, or take in homemade capsules.

To learn more about the potential benefits of frankincense oil, do a search for frankincense or boswellic acids – key components in the oil – at

All about Thieves Essential Oil blend

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Next is Thieves essential oil. Thieves contains cinnamon bark, rosemary, clove, lemon, and eucalyptus oils, and was inspired by the legend of four thieves in the Dark Ages in France who used these herbs while robbing the dead and dying. Diffuse Thieves oil in your home to help purify the air. Rub a few drops on the arches of your feet or over the glands in the neck.

Thieves oil is perfect for use in natural oral care. Apply a drop on gums or add a drop to a small amount of baking soda mixed with water as a fantastic natural toothpaste that will leave your teeth clean and your mouth smelling fresh.

There is no better essential oil to use in household cleaning than Thieves oil. Dilute in a spray bottle with a natural liquid soap and water, and use it to clean all surfaces in your home from kitchen countertops and floors to the bathtub and toilet bowl. Sprinkle on some baking soda if additional scrubbing action is desired.

Because it is so potent, Young Living has included Thieves in its Vitality supplement line of essential oils. Add a drop of Thieves Vitality oil to water to support immune function. You can also add a drop of Thieves oil to a mug of hot  water along with 1 Tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar and 1 Tbsp raw honey for an invigorating, immune-supportive beverage! You can also add several drops of Thieves oil along with an equal amount of olive oil to homemade capsules and take them internally.

I highly recommend looking up each of the essential oils in Thieves online to learn more about how they can impact the body! Again, that’s cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemon.

Thieves household cleaner is all natural, safe and effective!

Young Living has an entire line of fantastic personal care and household products made with Thieves oil that I use and highly recommend! I have this in my house and use it to clean my whole house! It makes everything smell like Christmas – it is such a comforting scent, and it doesn’t irritate my lungs, nose and eyes like Lysol and other cleaners used to.

The Thieves product line includes household cleaners, hand purifiers, hand soap, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

All about lemon essential oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Next up is lemon oil, this is one of the top essential oils that you will be glad to have in your home for dozens of household and personal care uses. Diffuse lemon oil to purify the air and fill the air with a cheery aroma. Use lemon oil diluted in water and white vinegar to clean windows and mirrors. Apply on the feet to help soothe callouses and bunions. Apply neat or diluted on the skin to clear up blemishes. Apply a drop of lemon oil in your hair mixed with conditioner to give your hair extra shine.

Add a drop or two of Young Living’s Lemon Vitality oil to water for a refreshing drink that gently purifies and cleanses the body. (pass around the lemon or share lemon water with your guests). Toss a few drops of lemon oil with steamed green beans or broccoli along with salt, pepper, and olive oil for a delicious and nutritious side dish! Add a few drops of lemon oil to hummus or yogurt and serve with raw veggies for a healthy snack. Add to desserts and smoothies in place of lemon zest and be prepared for a healthy zing!

To learn more scientific information about lemon, look up the component d-limonene, which is an active found in the oil.

All about DiGize essential oil blend for digestion support

DiGize Essential Oil Blend

DiGize oil is a powerful essential oil that is great to apply on the feet, belly, or wrists. You can use Young Living’s DiGize Vitality oil as a potent digestive dietary supplement. Add a drop or two of DiGize oil to water after eating a heavy meal or when travelling abroad, or take in homemade capsules with an equal amount of olive oil.

DiGize oil contains peppermint oil as well as tarragon, ginger, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli essential oils. Look up each of these essential oils online to learn more about the ingredients in DiGize oil!

Purification Essential Oil Blend

Purification Essential Oil Blend

Another oil with a myriad of uses around the house is Purification oil. Diffuse Purification oil to naturally improve the aroma and quality of the air in your home without all those nasty chemicals. Purification oil can help clear the air of cooking smells, paint and other chemicals, bathroom and litter box smells, and more! Make a homemade Purification oil spray and keep it in bathroom or close to a litter box to neutralize odors. You can also spray it on stinky sneakers or in musty closets. Just add about 20 drops of Purification oil to a 4 oz. glass spray bottle filled with distilled water, shake, and spray!

Do you like to spend time outside? Next time you venture into the great outdoors, spray your skin and clothing with the Purification oil spray. Dab Purification oil neat on any outdoor skin irritations if you forget to wear it in the first place.

Purification oil contains pure citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, lavandin, and myrtle essential oils. Look them up online to learn more!

All about R.C. Essential Oil Blend

R.C. Essential Oil Blend

The next oil I love to diffuse is R.C. oil, which contains a few varieties of eucalyptus oils, and is great to diffuse to provide a stimulating, soothing aroma that people especially love in the cold winter months. You can also add a couple of drops of R.C. oil to a bowl of hot water, then lean over the bowel with a towel over your head for several minutes. You can place a drop of R.C. on your pillow before bed. For babies and young children, you can apply a drop to bedding but make sure it’s several inches from where they lay their head.

Rub a drop of R.C. oil neat or diluted over the chest in the winter months. Dilute for children. You can dab a bit over the cheekbones, avoiding the eyes. R.C. will invigorate and stimulate, and you won’t want to be without it! Avoid using R.C. oil on the faces of babies and young children, as its eucalyptus aroma can be too strong. Apply a drop or two of R.C. oil on the balls of the feet and toes where the reflexes for the lungs and sinuses are located.

All about PanAway essential oil blend

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

We have just a few essential oils left. Next up is PanAway oil. Massage a few drops of PanAway neat or diluted into the muscles after exercise. The larger the area you are massaging with PanAway, the more you should dilute it. Apply a drop on the temples and neck to cool and soothe minor tensions. Apply PanAway along the arches of the feet where the spine reflexes are. Next, stimulate these areas with Vitaflex or reflexology.

PanAway contains peppermint, wintergreen, clove, and helichrysum essential oils. Peppermint oil is naturally high in menthol, wintergreen oil contains methyl salicylate, clove contains eugenol, and helichrysum contains alpha-pinene. Look them up to learn more about these powerful natural compounds in PanAway!

All about Copaiba essential oil blend

Copaiba Essential Oil

Next – to support overall wellness, add 1-3 drops of copaiba vitality essential oil to your water, tea, or shot glass of Young Living’s nutrient infusion NingXia Red. Copaiba supports the body’s natural response to inflammation and injury.

Copaiba oil is very high in some extremely powerful compounds, including beta- caryophyllene, alpha-humulene. Do an online search to learn more!

All about Stress Away Essential Oil

Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

Last but not least, Young Living’s Stress Away oil has a lovely aroma that promotes relaxation and letting go of stresses and tensions. Diffuse or inhale Stress Away oil. Apply on the chest, neck, or feet to help one cope with stress more effectively. Use with Epsom salts in the bath or diluted 20/80 in a massage at the end of a hectic day to help stresses melt right away! Stress Away also makes a wonderful natural perfume.

Remember – with every therapeutic-grade essential oil that you inhale, you are uplifting your mind, body, and spirit! Not so with chemically-made perfumes and products that create a toxic load on our bodies! Did you know that burning a scented candle for one hour in your home has the same effect on your health as smoking a cigarette? If all you change in your home is diffusing and inhaling a couple of Young Living essential oils a day and get rid of your scented candles, air fresheners, scented waxes, reed diffusers, and perfumes, you will be significantly contributing to your health and well-being both in the short-run and long-run!

Flex Oils in Young Living's Premium Starter Kit

The Flex Oils in the Premium Starter Kit

Just in case, want to let you know quickly about the Flex Oils. These are in case one of the oils we just discussed is out of stock, they will replace it with a flex oil to be able to get your kit to you quickly and efficiently.

Some other essential oils that are highly recommended include melaleuca or tea tree oil, which can help promote clear skin and is great to use on the feet. AromaEase has a nurturing aroma and is fantastic to apply on the belly. Orange oil has a bright and cheery aroma and flavor and is great for adding to water or smoothies. Citrus Fresh has a wonderful, clean aroma and can be applied topically on the skin to tone areas of excess fat such as the belly and thighs.

I want to briefly emphasize that the results you heard about tonight were with Young Living oils. Has anyone here ever tasted Velveeta cheese before (raise hand)? Or has anyone here ever eaten a fine European cheese (raise hand)? Is there a difference? I used to use the cheap essential oils from the health food store, but after switching to Young Living, I can attest that they are truly the “fine European cheese” of essential oils!

The Premium Starter Kit from Young Living

Get Started with the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living!

Documentation beats conversation – our products really do change people’s lives, and we have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Today, you can get ALL the oils we talked about today – that’s lavender, peppermint, lemon, frankincense, Thieves, PanAway, Di-Gize, R.C., copaiba, and Purification, or a flex oil – in a kit called The Premium Starter Kit. Young Living will give you an additional FREE 5 ml bottle of Stress Away oil, a few samples of our amazing nutrient infusion, NingXia Red, and a FREE Dewdrop essential oil diffuser valued at $98.68 when you purchase this kit! You have the choice of many different diffusers, too!

Those who get this kit will also have the privilege of getting wholesale pricing on any Young Living products they purchase in the future, and it is the first step to take for those who are concerned with the economic trends in our country, and would like to explore the Young Living business opportunity.

Contact the person on our team who referred you to make sure and sign up under them, or read more here about the incredible Young Living home business opportunity!


Sara McFall