What are carrier oils?

Applying essential oils to skin without any dilution is referred to as applying “neat”.   If you are uncomfortable applying essential oils neat, have sensitive skin, or just covering a large area, then you can use what’s called a “carrier oil”.

Carrier oils are simply base oils that you use to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin.   They are usually vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of a plant, mostly from the seeds, kernels or the nuts.

Carrier oils are typically cold pressed as heat will deteriorate any therapeutic property of the oils.  Also, carrier oils can go rancid so it’s best to read the label and know what the life span is before mixing in your precious essential oils.  Most oils that you purchase in a grocery store will not be cold pressed so you will have better luck at a health food store.

Outside of processing method (cold pressed vs. heat pressed) and shelf life, you may want to look at the color, aroma, nutrients, viscosity, feel and price of any carrier oil you are considering.

Coconut oil is very popular carrier oil.  Let’s try an experiment – go to Amazon right now and type in “coconut oil” in the search box and see what comes up.  Completely overwhelming, isn’t it.

Yeah, exactly my point

Yeah, exactly my point

Below you’ll see a chart of some common carrier oils and their properties.   (Please note this is not an exhaustive list – please fee free to mention your favorites in the comment section if I didn’t mention it!)  You’ll notice that mineral oil is not included in this list.  This is because mineral oil does not penetrate the skin and therefore essential oils will not be absorbed.

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Essential Oil Accessories!!

What fun is a new obsession if you can’t accessorize properly?  Shopping is half the fun, after all.

Check out this adorable box I purchased at Hobby Lobby for cheap.  It was just the perfect size for all the oils that came in the everyday oils premium starter kit.  Little did I know that I would outgrow it very quickly, but still, adorable, right?  I’ll just have to re-purpose it somewhere.

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To protect the aromatic and therapeutic properties of your essential oils, store them in amber or cobalt blue bottles as this helps to keep out the deteriorating sunlight.  These dark colored dropper bottles, spray bottles and roller bottles I purchased off of Amazon for cheap.  And the little glass Ball pickling jars I bought at Joann Fabrics for less than a $1/each.

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spray bottle – lavender spray for my pillowcase

dropper bottles – carrier oil and a custom blend of oils for healing and for lymphatic flow

Roller bottle – carrier oil and custom blend for headaches

Jar – base lotion plus custom blend for relieving aches and pains

Obviously, I NEED them all!

Also, I need another diffuser.  The diffuser that comes with the starter kit is wonderful.  It’s so wonderful, in fact, that I need one for work as well.   You have 2 options that come with the premium starter kit.  The white aroma diffuser is $10 more but I liked the sleek design and the fact that it covers a larger square footage.  Perhaps I’ll purchase the home diffuser as well just so I can have some different options.

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Outside of the Amazon, there’s another site which has a lot of good options for accessories –  http://www.abundanthealth4u.com.  There you can buy bottles, cases, diffusers, shea butter and pretty much whatever you need to accessorize your new obsession 🙂

Happy Shopping!

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

OK, Tell Me How to Get Started with a Premium Starter Kit!

Choosing to get  started is hard.  Once you’ve decided, getting started is easy!

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You have options, lots of them!   Want  to know what else you have?

  • NO obligation to buy anything else
  • NO pressure to sell anything to anybody – ever
  • NO  dues
  • NO monthly minimum order required

Decision: Retail vs. Wholesale?

If you are just dabbling, or you only want to buy one or two things, or you’re just still not really sure this is where you want to settle then by all means sign up as a retail member.  For everyone else it really makes sense to sign up as a wholesale member, get your starter kit and diffuser and start enjoying all the benefits of an oily life.  Here’s the breakdown:

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Besides, the premium starter kit is an amazingly good deal starting at $160!   Here’s a list of all that is inside:

The Premium Essential Oils Collection includes the following 10 oils and blends:

5 ml Singles:
5 ml Blends:
  • Choice of 4 diffusers! (Dewdrop diffuser, Bamboo Diffuser,  Rainstone Diffuser or Aria Diffuser)
  • Stress Away 5-ml
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment,
  • two Lavender Sample Packets
  • two Peppermint Sample Packets
  • two Peace & Calming Sample Packets
  • two Lemon Sample Packets
  • two Thieves Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Lots of useful and helpful booklets/guides!

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That’s over $300 worth of product for $160!  Like I said, amazingly good deal.  There are other starter kits available for much less, but you also get much less product.   The best thing to do is to go to the sign up page and see what your options are.  And please let me know if you have any questions.

Also, when you sign up under me (Distributor ID: 1958614), I’ll include a free gift.  These are small tokens from me to you that will help you on your oily journey.

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Introducing my new website

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I decided to start a blog because I have become obsessed with Young Living essential oils.  And if you are reading this blog chances are you are too! (or are about to be, just wait and see)

Over the next few months I plan to be writing and sharing posts about my journey as I get started with Young Living essential oils.  I received my first kit about 2 weeks ago and there’s a LOT I don’t know.  Join me as we navigate this new world together!

That’s it for now! If you’d like to be kept updated with my posts “Like” this post or subscribe to my blog.  And if you REALLY like me, please consider ordering under my Distributor ID: 1958614.