Essential Oil 101 Class


You might be thinking, “What are these oils I’ve been hearing/seeing all over the place?” or “I’ve used oils from my local grocery store, what else can I use them for?” or perhaps "Why the heck won't people stop posting about these oils?!?!" 

Well my friends, you will get your answers! 

No matter where you are in this journey I hope that this class will help answer your questions and get you on your way to understanding how to use essential oils in your day to day life. This will be a pretty kick back class. I'm going to share more about some of our favorite oils, and talk a little bit about why we use them and how they’ve helped our families. If you have questions please ask! 

First up, let me tell you a bit about myself.

My name is Iris and I'm known for dreaming big. I also tend to make those dreams a reality. All of my dreams are fueled by one simple desire. Love. I want to love every second of my life, I want to love everything that I spend my precious time on. I want to love my work, cause yes, even work is sacred. I want to love where I live, who I live with, what I eat, what I read and most importantly I want to love who I am. If you look at a normal weekday, the two biggest chunks of time go to work + sleep. Those two areas should nourish and rejuvenate you. For me, they didn't. A couple years back I was in a job I didn't like and my health was anything but good. Essential Oils have actually helped me fix both of those areas. They have supported me on my health journey in ways I can't even begin to explain. And Young Living has also made it possible for me to do what I love to do. Helping people upgrading their lifestyle. The compensation plan that YL offers is pretty freakin epic...message me if you want to hear more!

But let's dive into the oils! Because that is what this class is all about!

 
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 LAVENDER 

It's called the swiss-army knife of oils with good reason! | Use it with frankincense as a facial serum. | Add to mascara and conditioner to promote healthy hair growth. | Put a drop on your pillow at night to relax you and help quiet your mind. | Soothes skin. | Add a drop to your moisturizer. | Make bath salts to help with the normal detoxification system of your body. 

PEPPERMINT

Supports healthy digestion | 5-10 drops of Peppermint Vitality in your brownie batter | Breath spray-pinch of salt, water and one drop oil. | Cooling spray, great for hot days!! | Great to use after workouts for sore muscles or for head tension. | A drop pressed to the top of roof of the mouth can clear your head.  Clears your mind, helps increase focus | Perks you up and gives you energy.

THIEVES 

Immunity-Boost Tea | Add a spoonful of raw, local honey, 1 drop Thieves Vitality, and 2-3 drops Lemon Vitality to a mug of hot water. Stir and sip! Head Tension | Place a drop of Thieves Vitality on your thumb and press to the roof of the mouth.  Immune Support | Add 1 drop Thieves and 4 drops carrier oil to the bottoms of your feet and down your spine to promote wellness and good health year round.


WHY YOUNG LIVING? 

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When I first heard about essential oils, I didn't quite get what the fuss was about. I had been using organic lavender and peppermint from Whole Foods for years. Yeah, they smelled good, but they weren't DOING anything for me.

I could not figure out why everyone kept making a fuss about them. Finally, after hearing about them over and over I got serious on my research. I researched pretty much EVERY. SINGLE. BRAND. out there. I wanted to know what made each one different, and I wanted the best. One of the things that first stuck out to me about Young Living about, and why I ultimately chose them over other brands, is their Seed To Seal process. 

They are the ONLY company in the world that owns their own farms to grow their own crops with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Every other company, buys their product at some point which concerns me... especially with the current state of affairs in our crazy food/drug industry. Other oils on the market are purchased from third party growers in foreign countries where they give 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th distillations whereas Young Living only gives 1st distillations so their oils are WAY more potent and provide many more therapeutic benefits. How a company distills their oils is KEY. Most essential oils in the market have been produced as “fragrance grade” meaning they are used for aromatic purposes. 

Did you know that a company can write 100% pure essential oils on a label, but only actually use 5% of inferior essential oil and then fill the rest of the bottle with synthetics and chemicals that can irritate or burn you and your child's skin? YEAH. Truth. If you physically can't go walk onto the farms and distilleries where your oils are grown and harvested and tested and distilled and tested again and THEN bottled - then stay far far away from them.

Many essential oils on the market have expiration dates and Young Living oils do not. Properly stored 100% pure essential oils (excluding citrus) won't ever go bad and will last indefinitely if properly stored away from heat and sunlight. If an essential oil has an expiration date, it isn't pure or has been cut with a carrier oil which will eventually go rancid which is why those oils are required to have an expiration date. This BLEW MY MIND. No wonder my cheap oils from the grocery store weren't working for me!


WHAT ARE THEY?

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Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants that have therapeutic properties. They can be found in the plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. This is what gives each oil its unique attributes and characteristics.

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants that have therapeutic properties. They can be found in the plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. The chemistry is extremely complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. This is what gives each oil its unique attributes and characteristics.

The oils are also the "lifeblood" of a plant. They protect the plant from disease, provide nutrients and help fight off anything it doesn't want! It keeps the plant (or tree, fruit, bark, root, etc.) healthy and functioning at its best!

Essential oils should smell exactly like the plant they come from – nothing more, nothing less. Often, companies will add things like vanillin to make them smell sweeter. Do your oils smell like a plant or a dessert? If it says 100% pure but it smells sweet, chances are something else has been added. This means that the therapeutic properties are either decreased or nonexistent.

Essential oils are NOT the same as vegetable and/or olive oils. Vegetable oils are obtained from the fatty parts of a plant like the nuts, seeds or kernels and are greasy. They can also go rancid over time. Young Living’s essential oils do not go rancid or expire – sweet! In the essential oils world, we refer to the kitchen oils (olive, coconut, avocado, grape seed, etc.) as carrier oils since they are often used to dilute the potency of therapeutic grade essential oils when applying to your skin.

Young Living’s essential oils do the following: - reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically to the body - eliminate toxins in your body - regenerate DNA - have the capability of passing the “blood-brain” barrier - work on emotions via the limbic system of your brain when inhaled - release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind - transport nutrients to starving human cells - act as powerful antioxidants - increase atmospheric oxygen - remove toxins in the air - increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth

Anytime you hold a bottle of Young Living powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, taken internally to inspire a positive emotional state, enhance your physical wellness, purify your home, refine your skin and create deep spiritual awareness. YES, PLEASE!


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DIGIZE

Di-Gize is an oil that you are SUPER DUPER thankful for when you need it. It's kind of magical. 
-Helps to support the respiratory and digestive processes
-Supports healthy and regular elimination processes (ya hear that? all you "unregular" people...)
-Soothes stomach discomforts.
-Take a drop before or after a meal to help with promoting healthy digestion

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PURIFICATION

- Laundry | Add a few drops to wool dryer balls and add to dryer for a fresh scent
- Diffuse | Add a few drops with Lemon to the diffuser to purify the air
- Outdoors | To keep the outdoors annoyance free, add a few drops in a spray bottle with water
- Skin | very soothing to skin and blemishes

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LEMON

Contains the naturally occuring constituent, Limonene. Google it.- Clarity | We love to diffuse lemon - it’s so uplifting.
- Sip | A few drops of Lemon Vitality is delicious in a glass of water, and naturally detoxifying.
- Laundry | Try a few drops in your washing machine to brighten and refresh your clothes
- Cleaning | use 1 drop to remove crayons, gum, or stickers.

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RC

- Workout | Inhale or apply topically before exercise to open up respiratory channels
- Chest Rub | Mix with a carrier oil and apply to chest to open respiratory channels
- Diffuse | Helps open up respiratory channels Invigorating
- Comforting when applied to the chest and throat
- Shower | A drop in a steamy shower is amazing.


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STRESS AWAY

- Relaxing | Apply to wrists or back of neck for a vacation in a bottle!
- Bath | Add 3 drops to 1/4c. epsom salt and soak away your troubles
- Sleep | Diffuse with lavender before bed to promote a calming atmosphere

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FRANKINCENSE

- Skin | soothing. Add 1 drop to your moisturizer to support aging skin
- Unwind | Great to diffuse while meditating or practicing Yoga
- Sleep | Diffuse with lavender at night to promote relaxation. 
- Prayer + Meditation | Diffuse for prayer and meditation

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COPAIBA

- Magnifier | Layering with another essential oil intensifies that oil’s properties.
- Soreness Support | Good to mix with Panaway and Peppermint for an after workout rub + occasional head tension
- Immunity Boost | Add 1 drop of Copaiba Vitality to Ningxia Red

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PANAWAY

- Soothes sore muscles after workout (or carrying toddlers.)
- Tingly and amazing
- Chest rub
- Helps with feelings of exhaustion
- Contains Helichyrsum, which is called “everlasting” in Europe and it's in very limited supply.


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Three methods of use are topically, aromatically, and internally. 

Young Living Essential Oils can be applied directly to the skin - always remembering to check your labels for dilution instructions. - Some oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grape-seed oil, organic olive oil, V6 oil, etc.) while others can be applied directly on the skin with no dilution (referred to as “neat.”) I love using oils on my feet - it’s a quick and efficient way to get oils into your system. I also wear essential oils as perfume and to lift my mood. - Oils can also be inhaled directly from the bottle, or by using a diffuser. This is actually the quickest way for your body to use the oils. And your house will smell amazing.

Lastly, because of Young Living’s therapeutic grade of oils, there are many oils that can be taken internally as a dietary supplement. You can add oils to your water, or even into a capsule. The Vitality line is clearly labeled for this use. The EOs from Young Living are all therapeutic grade oils that can be diffused, applied topically or sometimes even ingested. So we use them for ‪basically everything in our home and we are obsessed with them. ‬

What are the oils with the pretty white labels?

So according to some fancy rules, each oil can only be labeled for either EXTERNAL or INTERNAL use, not both. Somebody thinks that the things you put ON your body don't go IN your body. NOWWWW, I like to use my oils all the ways, so I am super excited by these labels because it means they are SAFE for internal use!!! Easy to grab and use! And I have a toddler, I like easy. These white "Vitality" labels are the EXACT same oil as the standard line, just labeled to follow the rules.


NINGXIA RED

Our family is basically obsessed with this. When I first got my kit (which comes with 2 packets) - it was pretty much the first thing I tried after smelling my Stress Away Oil. 

I was so excited to try this after hearing everyone in our oil groups rave over it. YEAH it’s awesome. It makes me feel so much more clear-headed, and my body feels great after drinking it. We both drink 1-2oz daily - our pup gets a bit too! 

Sometimes I add extra essential oils to my daily Ningxia - Orange Vitality, Frankincense Vitality - whatever I’m feeling like my body needs! I love the packets frozen too - easy ice pop. Ningxia is FULL of antioxidants - in fact - has an ORAC value of 25,300! (In comparison, blueberries have score of 2,400.) AMAZING!!!!

 
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RESOURCES 

I know what's going through a lot of your heads - "Okay, these oils sound amazing and so cool and I cannot wait to try them. But wow, this feels overwhelming. How will I know how to use them?

"Guys, I hear you and I have answers! When getting started with oils, it's SO important to have education, resources, and support in your corner. When you get your oils through the Oil Method Team you get all of those things. We are here to make it simple for you, and to guide you in your new oil lifestyle.

Here are just a few perks to getting the hookup through the Oil Method:

✔️ We are an oil community and focus on oils but also on abundance, mindset, happiness and friendship.
✔️ We have access to a ton of oils groups. Hundreds and thousands of people sharing their oil successes, questions, and information. 
✔️ Personal Guide - me! I am here to help you. You'll always have someone to ask questions to.
✔️ The 52 weeks Essential Oil Study, For 52 weeks we will work through 50 different oils, yup that's a full year worth of wisdom.
✔️ Four brand new eCourses each year. With the change of every season, you will have access to a new course.
✔️ Online 24/7 Exclusive Membership Group. Ask all the questions on growing your network, teaching classes, building your own team etc.
✔️ Essential Oils Class Material. Apart from the 52 weeks of oil study, and the courses you will receive throughout the year, you also have essential oil 101 class material available to you which you can use to give in-person or online classes.
✔️ The Rhythm of Abundance course. You will learn how to manifest with the moon + learn more about which tools you can use to enhance your manifestation power.
✔️ Monthly fresh set of stock photos. Having beautiful product photos is what most people struggle with. Fortunately, I don't. And I don't want you to struggle with that either. So each month I will give you access to a new set of stock photos (shot by yours truly) that you can download and use where you see fit.
✔️ Unlimited chat and email support. If you are in need of more specific help regarding oils or building your team I'm always available for you via chat or email.
✔️ Monthly Membership Newsletter. Each month you will receive a newsletter from us in which you can find the new monthly Essential Reward promos, the latest YL news, we will introduce our new members here, share tips and tricks for building your network, announce our seasonal eCourses and their start dates and we will be running multiple monthly giveaways withing our team.

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GETTING STARTED

There are two ways to get your hands on these little bottles of goodness. 

1. RETAIL - You can order individual oils at full retail prices. You can't get the starter kit as a retail member, you won’t be able to “go business” and you will not receive the Oil Method member pack. Let's just be honest - not many people choose to go this route. 

2. THE PREMIUM STARTER KIT - This is the way everyone starts because it's the best value and includes allllllll sorts of goodies. This gives you a free, no strings attached wholesale membership. No monthly ordering and you NEVER, ever have to sell a thing - but you get 24% off of future purchases. For like ever. And you can get the Premium Starter Kit! (Affectionately know as the PSK ) The Premium Starter Kit is worth over $330 - but it is ONLY $160!!!!!!!! Hands freaking down the best value, and the best way to get started using oils. 

IT COMES WITH:

- 11 oils...yes 11!!!
- Diffuser of your choice.
- Two NingXia Red 2-oz. sample packets
- Metal roller fitment for an easy-to-use roll-on bottle
- Thieves Cleaner samples or Travel sample packets to keep in your purse or share with friends
- Mini glass travel bottles to take in the car or share with friends
- a free lifelong membership - 24% off any future purchases. SCORE.
- The Oil method membership!

Ready to snag your kit? Grab your oils via the button below or contact me and I will walk you through the sign up process and plug you in to our team and all the goodies! 


THANK YOU!

I hope you all enjoyed this class and feel more comfortable and confident in why essential oils are the most amazing thing you can give yourself and your precious family.