I got my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living…now what?

Now what?

I see this all the time on forums: “My premium starter kit just came in the mail!! Now what do I do with them?”

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with your oils and you’ll find that a lot of it is trial and error as different oils react differently from person to person.   I’ve put together some good rules to start you off on the right foot.

1. Dilute with a carrier oil, such as organic cold pressed coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil.  Mixing your oil with a carrier oil does NOT dilute the benefits, it just allows you to spread it around more and minimizes potential for a negative reaction.  If you can’t find them in town at your local health food store, then Amazon.com has a good selection. For most  situations, 2-5% dilution is enough.

dilution chart EO - Copy

dilution ratios

2. Do a patch test first.   Don’t assume that just because oils are natural they can’t hurt you or your skin.  A patch test will ensure that you don’t react negatively before you slather it all over your body!

3. Invest in a book If you are serious about incorporating oils into your life, then usage books will be your essential oil bible.  Seriously.  There are many out there but I can’t tell you which ones – sorry!

4. Use your upline.  You can find your upline information in the Young Living virtual office.  They are there to help you.  USE THEM.  Otherwise, join some forums.  Bookmark this blog.  Research, research, research!

5.  Most importanly, be safe. 🙂

essential oil safety

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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.

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.

carrier oil chart

 

 

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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.