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  • Welcome! Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to be here today. I am so in love with essential oils and want to share them with everybody, so I'm really glad you came!
    As many of you know, I am one of those granola types that likes to try to do things more naturally. I had heard a little bit about essential oils here and there but really became a believer when I used YL thieves oil and wintergreen oil to help heal a dental infection. After that I decided to try some other brands to save money but figured out quickly that you really do get what you pay for! So I really started consistently using the YL oils this past summer.
  • Most of the information you will hear today came out of the Essential Oils Pocket Reference book by Life Science Publishing.
    Please do your own research and make your own decisions.
    This is for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a qualified health professional.
  • An essential oil is the aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds and that is usually extracted through steam distillation.
    Chemistry of an EO is very complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds.
    EOs are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs because of the distillation process that makes them so concentrated.
    It requires a large volume of plant material to produce small amounts of a distilled EO.
  • Mary anointing Jesus feet--Mark 14:3, John 12:3
  • Effected by soil conditions, fertilizer, geographic region, harvesting methods, and distillation process.
    Please understand that you can't just grab something at a health food store and expect it to do the same thing that YLEOs will do. In fact, there have been cases where somebody heard that lavender was good for burns and used an oil that had been chemically altered and ended up with more severe burns.
    A pure, therapeutic essential oil should not have a expiration date.
    Each bottle of pure essential oil will have a different odor because its a natural product affected by where its grown, soil conditions, the season, etc. If your bottle always smells exactly the same, that's a red flag that its been chemically altered to get that consistent smell. (Pass around peppermint)
    By cultivating, harvesting, and distilling many of the essential oils on their very own farms, YL has the unique ability to verify perfection at every step of the process. Combine this with extensive laboratory testing and independent audits, and it’s no wonder that they routinely exceed our own industry-leading quality standards.
    Farms in Utah, Ecuador, Idaho, Oman, France and other places throughout the world.
  • Seed to Seal
    When it comes to essential oils, Young Living sets the standard for purity and authenticity. They carefully monitor every step of the production of the oils from beginning to end through their unique Seed to Seal® process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle. This unsurpassed commitment to quality means that you can be confident that the Young Living essential oils and oil-infused products you use in your home are safe and effective.
    Powerful, effective essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their essential oil potential by Young Living experts, partnering with university experts.
    Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting the best growing and harvesting methods. YL experts also travel the world visiting their co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match their high standards. These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.
    Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation. We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting the most effective essential oils, as well as using cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.
    Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. To guarantee consistent quality, our oils are tested in Young Living’s own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities, to ensure that they meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the optimal levels of natural bioactive compounds.
    Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in its 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled into protective amber glass bottles—ready to be shipped to members worldwide.
  • The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobe of the brain, the emotional control center. Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and joy all emanate from this region.
    An aroma inhaled causes the olfactory nerve to send messages to the limbic part of the brain, which activates thought and memory.
    Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects.
    In less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses.
  • Synthetic air fresheners are full of chemicals like formaldehyde, which is the #1 cancer causing chemical and is found in candles and air fresheners.
    Instead of breathing in the chemicals, you could diffuse the essential oils to gain the therapeutic benefits.
    Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them.
    Increase oxygen availability and many are extremely effective for eliminating and destroying airborne bacteria and germs.
    Do not diffuse more than one blend at a time as this may alter the smell and therapeutic benefit. A single oil may be added to a blend.
    Make sure diffuser uses cold air and does not heat the oils.
    Other ways to diffuse: you can put EO on cotton balls for your car, add several drops to a spray bottle with purified water. Shake and mist.
  • First let me say that EOs are not a magic bullet. I'm not saying that if you use these oils you will always be healthy. They sure do help, though! Come to your own decisions about when you will need to seek out a healthcare provider. For us, we will try a natural means like these EOs before heading to a doctor. And thankfully haven't needed to go in for a sick visit in quite some time.
    Start gradually and patiently find what works best for you and your family members. Each person's body is different.
    If you're used to pharmaceuticals, most of those will last 8-12 hours. With EOs, keep in mind that your body will metabolize the oils quickly, so you will need to reapply every few hours.
    Always keep a bottle of pure vegetable oil like coconut oil handy. This is also called carrier oil. You will need to dilute some oils because they are "hot" on the skin.
    If you do put an oil on that should have been diluted but wasn't and so you experience discomfort, dilute with your carrier oil. Do not use water! Water makes it spread and go in further.
    If you ever get an EO in your eyes, rub your carrier oil around the edge of your eyelid. The vegetable oil will work its way in there and dilute the EO. I've done it!
    Photosensitive: may cause a rash or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays within 12 hours or more of application.
    Before you use an oil, look at the label on the bottle. It will say if it should be diluted or if its photosensitive.
    Essential oils may react with synthetic, petroleum based personal care products and other chemicals in your body. This is why we start slow. Essential oils do not cause skin problems, rashes, or eruptions on the skin, but they might seem like they are because they are going after the chemicals.
  • So now we will get a chance to hear about some specific oils and pass them around so you can smell them for yourself. These oils are what Yl considers the everyday oils.
    Please don't touch the top of bottles.
    The information on each oil was taken from the EOPR book.
  • It takes 170-250 lbs of lavender plant material to make 1 pound lavender oil
    It takes 3-5 years after planting before a lavender plant can be distilled into oil
    We use it topically for bug bites and skin irritations. I don't normally dilute this one.
    Great on the kiddos feet at bedtime and diffuse it a lot.
  • Cold pressed from rind.
    Rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.
    It takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil, or 43 lemons to produce a 15 mL bottle of oil.
    Research by Jean Valnet MD showed that vaporized lemon oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, staphylococcus aureus in 2 hours, and pneumococcus bacteria w/in 3 hours.
    Lemon oil, like all citrus oils, will eat through plastic and digests petrochemicals. You must use a glass or stainless steel container for your citrus oils. Also are photosensitive so avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours after application.
    I drink a drop in lukewarm water in the mornings to get digestive system moving and also drink it in our water throughout the day.
    Like to rub it along lymph nodes when they are swollen or feel we are getting sick.
    Also just started putting a drop in with my moisturizer at night.
  • Highly regarded digestive stimulant. Jean Valnet MD used peppermint to treat liver and respiratory diseases.
    One drop of peppermint EO is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea.
    Avoid mucous membranes, sensitive skin, fresh wounds, and burns.
    Do not apply on throat or neck area of infants younger than 18 months old.
    Very potent...dilute with carrier oil for topical!
    Also drink in water. Inhale for motion sickness. Drop on tongue for nausea. One of my favorites for headaches.
    We frequently use the combo of lemon, lavender and peppermint for allergies.
  • Considered the holy anointing oil, well known during time of Christ for anointing and healing powers.
    It was used to treat every conceivable ill known to man and valued more than gold during ancient times.
    Over 52 biblical references to frankincense. Incense is often translated from the Hebrew/Greek to frankincense and is referring to the same oil.
    My dad used for ocular melanoma
  • Very potent. Dilute with carrier oil for topical use. Not a good one for internal use because wintergreen is a very hot oil and will make you nauseated.
    We use it for sore, tight, and strained muscles. Also right after an injury.
  • We like to diffuse this for smelly odors. We used it when we moved in here to purify the air and when we got our new foam mattress to pull the strong chemical smell out.
    Interesting story about the painters here staining the kitchen cabinets. Diffused purification when they started painting and other parts of the house smelled but not the kitchen.
    We also use this as insect repellant to prevent bug bites.
    Great to neutralize the poison in bites and we use it for ant bites and mosquito bites.
  • This blend grounds and anchors you, helps to calm and focus you.
    Sustains chiro adjustments 75% longer
    First time a scoliosis correction was ever documented was from using valor.
    My other favorite thing to use for headaches.
  • I frequently diffuse 2 drops lavender and 2 drops peace & calming right before the kids go to bed or in their rooms at night
  • YL is well known for this blend.
    There is a legend of 40 thieves that were perfumers and spice traders. They rubbed EOs on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, the thieves were forced to tell what their secret was and disclosed the formula they used to protect themselves in exchange for a more lenient punishment.
    Studies conducted at Weber state university in 1997 demonstrated the killing power of these amazing oils against airborne micro organisms.
    Another hot oil that needs to be diluted with carrier oil for topical application.
    One of the things we diffuse most frequently, especially after we've been at church our out running errands or around a group of people.
    For headaches put 1 drop on tongue and push against roof of mouth.
  • Fabulous entire line of thieves products:
    Household cleaner--concentrate makes 14-16 bottles of cleaner
    Hand sanitizer
    Foaming Soap
    Toothpaste, floss, & mouthwash
    Bar soap
  • This was just added to the everyday oils kit this month and the price did not increase!
    Apply over heart, thymus, temples, and wrists. May also be massaged on lower back, abdomen, and on heart and brain vita flex points.
    I usually put a drop over my heart morning and night.
  • YL has many, many other single EOs and EO blends.
    They also have many other products like nutritional and personal care products.
  • Can purchase single oils or blends separately at full price as a retail customer
    Everyday oils kit includes ten 5 mL oils (lavender, lemon, peppermint, frankincense, pan away, purification, valor, peace & calming, thieves, joy)
    If you purchase the Everyday Oils kit, diffuser, and stress away separately you are spending double of what the premium starter kit costs and still not getting everything you get in the premium starter kit. Please note that you can't purchase the 5 mL stress away that comes in the premium kit separately, so you would have to purchase the 15 mL just to get all of the same oils that comes in the premium kit.
    Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils collection, Home Diffuser, Stress Away™ 5-ml, several EO samples, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, wholesale membership allowing 24% off future purchases.
    Note that if you purchase the premium kit you are considered a distributor. You never have to sell the oils or have quotas to fill, but of course you can if you choose to. The only requirement to keep your wholesale membership is purchasing $50 in products each year.
  • There are other kits that get you the wholesale membership but the premium kit is by far the best deal! A diffuser by itself retails at $98.68, so the premium kit basically gets you a free diffuser along with 11 essential oils.
  • If you sign up under me with a premium starter kit today, I will send you home with a EOPR as a free gift. Otherwise, i have some that you can purchase for $16. That's a big savings of what you could get it for online.`weryteeeeeo8
  • Intro to essential oils

    1. 1. Young Living™ Essential Oils Introduction to Everyday Oils
    2. 2. What are Essential Oils? Life blood of the plant Carry oxygen Fight illness Protect the plant Super-concentrated One drop contains hundreds of beneficial compounds
    3. 3. Man's First Medicine God provided plants to assist in healing our minds, bodies, and spirits. Essential oils were created by God and designed to work perfectly with the body. There are over 200 references to essential oils in the Bible. The wise men presented frankincense and myrrh to Jesus. Mary anointed Jesus' feet with spikenard.
    4. 4. Why Young Living™? Key to producing therapeutic grade essential oils is to preserve their delicate compounds. Young Living™ owns thousands of acres of sustainable farmland worldwide. Young Living™ is currently doing business in over 20 different countries.
    5. 5. Young Living™ tests EVERY batch of oil, yet only 28% of all oils are accepted. The rest are used on Young Living™ farms as a natural herbicide.
    6. 6. Ways to Use Topically Directly on desired area Bottom of feet Vita flex points Oils are in the blood in 3 seconds
    7. 7. Ways to Use Direct Inhalation Access to limbic system of the brain Fragrance is the substance of memories Smell directly from the bottle Place a drop or two in your hands and cup them over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply
    8. 8. Ways to Use Diffuse Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors Relax the body, relieve tension, clear the mind Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity
    9. 9. Ways to Use In empty veggie capsules Internally In water, juice, or NingXia Red® In honey Drop on the tongue or under the tongue
    10. 10. Basic Guidelines Use pure vegetable oil (coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, etc) to dilute. Do not put inside ears or eyes. Angelica, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, and other citrus oils are photosensitive. Read the label! Pregnant women, epileptics, and those with high blood pressure should consult their health care professional before using. Essential oils may react with synthetic, petroleum based personal care products and other chemicals in your body.
    11. 11. Everyday Oils Collection
    12. 12. Lavender Antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory Respiratory infections High blood pressure Menstrual problems/PMS Skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, stretch marks) Burns Insomnia Nervous tension
    13. 13. My son’s burned hand
    14. 14. My son’s hand after 2 Weeks of Lavender Oil
    15. 15. Lemon Antitumoral, antiseptic, immune stimulant, improves memory, relaxation, antidepressant Circulatory problems Obesity Parasites Urinary tract infections Varicose veins Anxiety Hypertension Digestive problems Acne
    16. 16. Peppermint Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite Rheumatism/arthritis Respiratory infections Obesity Viral infections Fungal infections/Candida Digestive problems Headaches Nausea Skin conditions
    17. 17. Frankincense Antitumoral, immunostimulant, antidepressant, muscle relaxing Depression Cancer Respiratory infections Inflammation Immune-stimulating
    18. 18. PanAway® Ingredients: Helichrysum, Wintergreen, Clove, Peppermint Reduces pain and inflammation Increases circulation Accelerates healing Relieves swelling and discomfort from arthritis, sprains, muscle spasms and cramps, bumps, and bruises
    19. 19. Purification® Ingredients: Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Myrtle Purifying Cleanses and disinfects the air Neutralizes mildew, cigarette smoke, and disagreeable odors Disinfects and cleanses cuts, scrapes, and bites from spiders, bees, hornets, and wasps
    20. 20. Valor® Ingredients: Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Spruce, Almond or Coconut Oil Formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence, and self-esteem Helps the body selfcorrect its balance and alignment
    21. 21. Peace & Calming® Ingredients: Blue Tansy, Patchouli, Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang Promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being Helps dampen tensions and uplifts spirits Helps peaceful night's rest May calm overactive and hard to manage children Reduces depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia
    22. 22. Thieves® Ingredients: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary Highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiinfectious 15th century thieves used oils to avoid plague while robbing dead and dying
    23. 23. Joy™ Ingredients: Rose, Bergamot, Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood Produces magnetic energy that brings joy to the heart, mind, and soul Inspires romance Helps overcome deepseated grief and depression
    24. 24. Other Young Living™ Products NingXia Red® Probiotics Omegas Weight loss • Hair care • Skin care • Lip balm • Progesterone Plus™
    25. 25. How to Get Your Own Oils OR Retail Customer $163.16 Wholesale Member/Distributor $150 ➕ $98.68 ➕ (You can't buy the 5 mL size that comes in kit , so have to purchase 15 mL) $39.14 $300.9 8 Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils collection, Home Diffuser, Stress Away™ 5-ml, several EO samples, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, wholesale membership allowing 24% off future purchases.
    26. 26. Basic Starter Kit Other Starter Kits Kit includes: 5-ml Stress Away, AromaGlide Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, three Sample Packet Business Cards, two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples, Wholesale Membership $40 Basic Plus Starter Kit Kit includes: Home Diffuser, 5-ml Stress Away, AromaGlide Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, Sample Packet Business Cards, two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples, Wholesale membership. $75
    27. 27. Essential Rewards Program How to earn FREE Young Living™ Essential Oils Optional autoship program for distributors/members. You can change your products and ship date each month. Order minimum of 50 PV. Cheaper shipping. Earn points towards free oils! First 6 months you get 10% back, 2nd 6 months you get 15% back, and beginning the second year you get 20% back. No catch! Cancel anytime and you can also skip one month out of every 12.
    28. 28. Member Resources Facebook group: My Facebook page: Reference books and other accessories: and allows you to search for Young Living related information. It indexes a variety of Young Living related websites, blogs and testimonial sites. allows you to find testimonies regarding ailments or oils.