I’m so excited that you decided to enter the world of Essential Oils. The possibilities are endless!!! But getting started with essential oils is not always easy. If you are thinking to yourself, “I’ve signed up, now what?” then you are not alone.
I have several people on my team that get their starter kit in and are so excited to start using their oils but they only get as far as opening the box and looking in before they get overwhelmed. I have other people on my team that open their box and dive right in. They send me texts and ask me what oil to use for this and that and I am always excited to look it up and research it for them (because I like researching stuff). And then I have people on my team who sign up and I never get questions from them but I get testimonials about their successes. So chances are you fall into one of the first two categories if you are reading this post.
Here is my best advice
Pick 1 oil and start using it. Peppermint is a great oil to start with because it has soooooo many uses. Pinterest is a great tool to use to quickly see what others are using their oils for. You can follow my pins here or do a search of the oil that you have chosen to start with and start you own board. Once you start using 1 you will quickly want to start using others.
There’s An Oil For That
Now that you have unpacked your oils and started to use a few you might find yourself saying to your family “there’s an oil for that.” It took my family a little while to get used to it and they were a little skeptical at first when I would come at them with my little bottles of oil. But they quickly found the benefits and started saying to me “what oil can I use for _______?”
How did I start?
This is how I started and I think it would be a good place for you to start as well. The easiest way to use your oils are to diffuse them. When I first got my kit I immediately wanted to get started. I put Lavender and Peace and Calming in the diffuser before bedtime. It smelled so good and I felt like I fell asleep pretty quickly. (I continue to go to sleep with Lavender and Peace and Calming almost every night)
Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them. They also increase oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone.
Guidelines for Diffusing
- Start by diffusing oils for 15-30 minutes a day until you become accustomed to the oils and then increase to 1-2 hours per day.
- For some respiratory conditions you may diffuse the oils the entire night. *I like to diffuse Thieves when anyone in my family starts to feel sick. Especially during flu season.
- Do not use more than 1 blend at a time in the diffuser because it may alter the smell and therapeutic benefit. However you may add a single oil to a blend or make your own blends. *I diffuse Lavender and Peace and Calming almost every night.
- Place the diffuser high in the room so that the oil mist can fall through the air.
- You can clean the diffuser before using a different oil by using Thieves Household Cleaner with warm water, natural soap and warm water or rubbing alcohol.
What if I don’t have a diffuser?
If you are just getting started and have not purchased a diffuser you can still benefit from your essential oils by inhaling them directly from the bottle. Another great way to inhale your oil is to put a few drops in your hand, rub them together and then cup your hands over your nose and mouth. You can also put a few drops in hot water and place your head above it to inhale the vapor.
If you don’t have a diffuser yet then signing up to become a Young Living Distributor is a great option. When you sign up with the Premium Starter Kit you get your choice of several different styles of diffusers to fit your personal taste and decor. You can sign up here. If you still need more information please read my post Becoming a Distributor.
Hopefully I have given you some ideas about getting started with essential oils. You can find more about specific oils on my blog.
Please feel free to ask me questions in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.