Is It Safe To Ingest Essential Oils?

Is It Safe To Ingest Essential Oils

I wanted to cover somewhat of a controversial topic in this blog post —> ingesting essential oils. Because you might be asking yourself, “is it safe to ingest essential oils?” Young Living does list dietary supplement directions on several of its essential oils. However, avid oil users tend to be quite opinionated over the issue. And to put it lightly, people (including experts) on both sides tend to get pretty wound up when discussing whether it is safe or not to take essential oils as a dietary supplement. I’m going to blog on about the topic, but please…no oiling arguments in the comments please – I much prefer a positive blogosphere. :)

There are 3 schools of thought when it comes to using essential oils:

Therapeutic treatment using essential oils follows three different models: the English, German, and French.

  • The English model heavily dilutes a small amount of essential oil in a large amount of a carrier oil for massage.
  • The German model focuses primarily on inhalation of essential oils.
  • The French model prescribes undiluted topical application of essential oil as well as ingestion of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (usually under the guidance of a practitioner).

Young Living embraces all three schools of thought:

Gary Young, the founder of Young Living essential oils, has worked alongside many aromatherapy experts across the world for the past 20+ years. As a result, Young Living embraces all three models of essential oil use. Therefore, each bottle of Young Living essential oil includes a label that describes whether that oil can be used topically, aromatically, and/or internally (with directions for each). For example:

  • The back of Young Living’s Lavender essential oil bottle reads: “Dietary Supplement: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily as needed. Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 2 times daily.”
  • The back of Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil bottle reads: “Dietary Supplement: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily or as needed. Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6 or olive oil. Test on a small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times a day.”
  • The back of Young Living’s Purification essential oil bottle reads: “Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to the desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.”

As you can see, Young Living’s Purification essential oil is not recommended for internal consumption, while that option is available for Young Living’s Lavender and Peppermint essential oil. Additionally, you will notice that Peppermint should be diluted with a carrier oil when applying it topically (because it feels hot on the skin). However, Lavender and Purification essential oils are gentle on the skin and therefore do not necessarily always need to be diluted for topical application.

Do you have to ingest Young Living essential oils?

When I use an essential oil, I always look up the issue I want to address or the body system I want to support in a reference book first. The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley is my go to book! This book lists over 650 issues which may benefit from the use of essential oils. Next to each issue is a list of essential oils which may be helpful and how each of those oils can be used for that issue (topically, internally, and/or aromatically). Issues can typically be remedied through inhalation or topical application. Some issues also list internal consumption as an option, but it is usually listed alongside another option. This means that if the thought of taking essential oils as a dietary supplement makes you a tad nervous, you certainly don’t have to ingest them…you can pick the other option listed. :)

Do I feel safe ingesting essential oils?

Yes! My husband and I definitely feel safe moderately ingesting our Young Living essential oils (when they are designated for this purpose as listed on their label). My hubby had experienced such serious and dangerous side effects from some of his medications that there was a big part of us that didn’t think the side effects from ingesting essential oils could be any worse than those he was experiencing from his meds. We felt like we didn’t have anything to lose! For us, the benefits of ingesting essential oils were far too great not to give it a try. So far, so good! Neither of us have experienced any adverse effects from taking our oils as a dietary supplement. We have only seen great benefit!

How often do I ingest essential oils?

Most of the time, my hubby and I use our oils aromatically and topically. However, there are a few things that we prefer to address through internal consumption of our Young Living essential oils. Although you can ease an occasional upset stomach through topical application of Peppermint, Ginger, or DiGize, we prefer to take a drop of one of these essential oils internally for this issue.

My hubby and I apply essential oils (like Thieves) to the bottom of our feet each night for immune system support. However, when we feel like our immune system needs even more support, we step up our oiling regimen by also taking Thieves, Lemon, Lemongrass, Oregano, and/or Cinnamon Bark essential oil internally for a few days.

I also add a drop of essential oil to some of my smoothies (that isn’t so much for any issue…mostly for taste and generalized support).

Should you ingest your Young Living essential oils?

Young Living is a leader in the aromatherapy world. Know that much research, experience, and knowledge has gone into the topical, aromatic, and internal usage directions listed on the back of each Young Living essential oil bottle. However, also know that I am not here to tell you whether you should ingest your Young Living essential oils. I personally feel 100% a-ok with it, but I encourage you to do your research and pick the option that best suites your needs and comfort level. If you decide it’s not for you, know that you can experience great benefit from aromatic and topical essential oil use as well! Like I said above, for most issues, I use my oils aromatically and topically (and only use my oils internally for a few issues). If you do choose to ingest your Young Living essential oils, you should feel confident in knowing that Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise guarantees that you are provided with a chemical free, pure, therapeutic grade essential oil.

Some helpful tips if you decide ingesting essential oils is for you:

  • Always check the back of your essential oil bottle to be sure that your essential oil can be taken as internally. Not all essential oil companies are equal. For example, some companies use chemical solvents during distillation. Furthermore, despite the fact that many Young Living essential oils are safe for internal consumption, not all of them are actually meant to be used for this purpose. Again, to be safe, always double check the back of your bottle.
  • Essential oils can be taken as a dietary supplement by putting them in a clear vegetable capsule (and taking it just as you would any other pill), in a spoonful of honey or agave nectar, or by adding them to yogurt, juice, tea, or water. I enjoy certain oils in tea and water, while others, like Oregano, taste terrible and I much prefer to take via capsule. When adding essential oils to a drink, it is recommended to use a glass cup (because essential oils will dissolve the petrochemicals found in less durable plastic). No, essential oils have not eaten away at the inside of my body (because my body is not made up of man made petrochemicals).
  • Expect to get the oil burps shortly after you ingest an essential oil lol! They are short lived and for me, a small price to pay. :)
  • Once you know that your essential oil is safe to take internally, refer to the dietary dosage recommendations on the back of each essential oil bottle. Know that increasing the recommended dosage is at your own risk. You’ll see many graphics and blog posts listing recipes that exceed the recommended dosage. Please keep in mind that these are from people who have tailored their oiling regimen to fit what they feel meets their needs and are not always appropriate for the general public. These graphics and blog posts are for educational purposes (to spark further research on your part) and should never be a substitute for a research based reference guide (like the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley) or a consult with a professional.
  • Because children are so small and essential oils are so potent, ingestion of essential oils is typically not recommended for young children. Instead, stick to aromatic use and heavily diluted topical application (1-2 drops of essential oil diluted in 2-3 teaspoons carrier oil).
  • I feel confident when using my oils and I feel like I have made the right decision for MY  heath, but I am not an expert. Therefore, please consult a professional as needed or when in doubt over oiling safety and appropriateness. You are in charge of your own health and it is your job to assess the risks and benefits. Happy oiling!
Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive – Or Are They?

Essential Oils Are Too Expensive

Are you wondering why essential oils are so expensive? If you are someone who isn’t quite sure if you should invest your $150.00 in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (11 bottles of essential oil, 10 sample packets of essential oil, diffuser, free reference guide from me, a 24% wholesale discount), I am here to tell break down some of the numbers for you! :) You’re getting much more for much less than you think!

First, let’s break down the cost of applying essential oils to the skin…

Each 5-ml bottle of essential oil in the Premium Starter Kit contains about 80 drops of oil. When you apply oils topically to the skin (for an adult) you typically use 1-3 drops of oil at a time (less is more in the oiling world). This means that…

  • 1 drop of essential oil per application = about 80 applications per 5-ml bottle.
  • 2 drops of essential oil per application = about 40 applications per 5-ml bottle
  • 3 drops of essential oil per application = about 25 applications per 5-ml  bottle

Each essential oil has SEVERAL uses, but here is a generalized cost analysis for each oil in the Premium Starter Kit (using 1 drop of oil per topical application):

  • Lemon: ease occasional heartburn for $0.04
  • Peppermint: ease the occasional upset stomach for $0.08
  • PanAway: relieve occasional tension and sore muscles for $0.40
  • Lavender: promote a restful nights sleep for: $0.09
  • Purification: cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations for $0.07
  • Thieves: support the immune system for $0.13
  • Stress Away: reduce stress for $0.11
  • Citrus Fresh: bring about a general sense of well-being for $0.06
  • Melaleuca: improve non cystic acne for $0.10
  • Joy: uplift your mood for $0.15
  • Frankincense: improve your concentration for $0.28

I don’t know that anyone can actually say they don’t have $0.13 to support their immune system by applying a drop of Thieves to the bottom of their feet each night…especially during these cold winter months! One Thieves application is 3-5 times cheaper than one dose of some of the most common, over the counter immune supporting products you buy at your local drug store!

When applying oils to infants and small children, it is generally recommended to dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in 2-3 teaspoons of a carrier oil (ex: olive oil) and then apply a small amount of that mixture to the skin. Most parents will make this dilution and store it in a reused 15-ml bottle that is topped with a roller-ball fitment. This makes for easy oil storage and application (which will last for months – even when used daily). You can support your child’s immune system for less than $0.01 a day! I bet you don’t even pick up a penny when you see it lying on the sidewalk. Pick it up next time and you have enough to pay for MORE than one immune supporting application on your child’s feet at night.  

Now, let’s break down the cost of diffusing essential oils (it’s cheaper than a super nice candle)…

Did you know that when you subtract the cost of the 11 bottles of essential oil and 10 sample packets of essential oil from the cost of the Premium Starter Kit that you are technically getting the Home Diffuser in the Premium Starter Kit for $7.76!? Seriously – nowhere else will you find an essential oil diffuser for less than $10.00 (and a good one at that)!

  • I use about 6 drops of essential oil each time I run the diffuser. The diffuser has a continuous and an intermittent 30 second setting. The diffuser will run continuously for 3.5 hours (7 hours if on the intermittent setting). I actually prefer the intermittent setting.
  • You have got to look at the info below! Diffusing essential oils is typically cheaper AND better for you than a high quality candle that is 50% off! WHOA!

Bath and Body Works 3 Wick Candle (25-45 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.50-$0.90/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.25-$0.45/hour
  • No health benefits

Yankee Jar Candle (110-150 Hours)

  • Regular Price: $0.18-$0.25/hour
  • 50% Sale: $0.09-$0.12/hour
  • No health benefits

Young Living Home Diffuser (using the intermittent setting) - BEST DEAL!

  • Lemon: $0.03/hour
  • Citrus Fresh: $0.05/hour
  • Purification: $0.06/hour
  • Peppermint: $0.07/hour
  • Lavender: $0.08/hour
  • Melaleuca: $0.08/hour
  • Stress Away: $0.10/hour
  • Thieves: $0.11/hour
  • Joy: $0.13/hour
  • Frankincense: $0.24/hour
  • PanAway is typically not diffused
  • MANY health benefits. Click here to read more!

Before you say “no” to essential oils, you might want to reconsider!

I am encouraging you to really think about how much money you spend on candles, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, body care products, and over the counter health products…many of which are toxic! All of those little purchases for each product you buy at your local grocery or drug store really add up, and most likely end up costing you more in the end! Just think about how easy it is to spend $25.00 or more in one simple trip to the store. Then, think about how many simple trips to the store you might make in a week or one month. It really adds up! When you think about it, is the Premium Starter Kit really too much money for your budget? Or does it just feel like it is too much money (because it is one simple purchase VERSUS the several you may currently make in that very short amount of time)? This kit should REPLACE many of the things you currently purchase (not be an additional cost)!

Essential oils (and products you can make from them) are simple and require minimal effort to use. Essential oils are natural, safe (of course, when used correctly – which is why I give away a free reference guide), and non toxic! They help maintain wellness in the body and can be used to support healthy muscles, bones, skin, hair, and emotional balance, AND the immune, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal, and nervous systems! You can’t put a price on health…oh wait, I just did! And the truth is, the Young Living Premium Starter Kit is actually a pretty inexpensive way to make your house smell AMAZING and support your overall health and wellness.

Convinced? Want to purchase your own Premium Starter Kit? Click the graphic below!

Why Are Essential Oils So Expensive

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Win an Oil Moxie Monogrammed Tote Bag

Young Living New Year Promotions

Happy New Year! To start the New Year off, I am giving away an “Oil Moxie” monogrammed tote bag to one lucky Young Living Wholesale Member in my downline this month. Below is how you can enter. :)

Not yet a Wholesale Member – here’s how to enter:

For those who are not yet a Wholesale Member of Young Living, but would like to be, you can do so by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit through my blog. Just click here. To be entered into the tote bag giveaway this month, all you need to do is purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for the Essential Rewards program. Since you are purchasing the Premium Starter Kit this month, simply sign up for your Essential Rewards order to take effect in February. You can sign up for the Essential Rewards program at the same time you purchase your Premium Starter Kit, or after. After you purchase your Premium Starter Kit, I’ll invite you to Oil Moxie. In Oil Moxie, you will find directions for the Essential Rewards program.

Already a Wholesale Member in my downline – here’s how to enter:

For those who are already part of my downline, all you have to do is place an Essential Rewards order this month (in January). If you are already enrolled in Young Living’s Essential Rewards program, simply place your regular monthly Essential Rewards order…you don’t need to do anything else to enter. If you are not yet enrolled in the Essential Rewards program, but would like to be, there are details and directions for this over at Oil Moxie (www.oilmoxie.com).

If you win…

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner from all eligible members in my downline. If you win the tote bag, I’ll simply ship it to you the first week in February. Good luck and happy oiling! :) Let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to assist. –Sarah

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Young Living January 2015 Monthly Promotion

It’s the beginning of the month and that means the start of a new Young Living monthly promotion. And just in time! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended and it’s time to slow down, relax, re-center, and get back on track with the Young Living January 2015 monthly promotions. You can earn freebies whether you are a Young Living Retail Customer or a Wholesale Member. Your freebies are way better if you are a Wholesale Member enrolled in the Essential Rewards program though (so you might want to consider joining as a Wholesale Member and signing up for the Essential Rewards program).

January 2014 Young Living Promotion

190 PV standard order: Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 190 PV will receive a 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil.

190 PV Essential Rewards order: A Wholesale Member who orders 190 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil and a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil.

250 PV Essential Rewards order:  A Wholesale Member who orders 250 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil; a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil; plus a $20 enrollment coupon.

300 PV Essential Rewards order: A Wholesale Member who orders 300 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil; a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil; a $20 enrollment coupon; plus Sleep Essence.

*This is the Young Living January 2015 Monthly Promo for the United States.

*In the event that the supplies of any of these items becomes unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with products of similar value.

Young Living’s Spearmint essential oil:

Young Living’s Spearmint essential oil is both sweet and minty. Spearmint is softer than Peppermint. Its’ aroma is refreshing to the mind and nervous system. Spearmint helps support digestion and can be used to ease an occasional upset stomach. Spearmint can also be used to support the respiratory system. 

Young Living’s Copiaba essential:

Unlike other essential oils, Young Living’s Copaiba essential oil is tapped directly from the tree rather than distilled. Copaiba can be used to promote a sense of calm and relaxation. It is often used to soothe occasional and minor physical discomforts. Copiaba is one of those catch-all type of oils as it supports overall wellness. Many oilers believe that Copiaba amplifies the effects of other essential oils, which is why it is often seen in many oiling recipes. 

$20 enrollment voucher: 

The $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living with your friends and family who are wanting to become fellow oilers! Look for a discount code in the notes section at the bottom of your qualifying 250 or 300 PV order invoice. You can give this code to a friend or family member to use when they join Young Living as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit. The Premium Starter Kit is normally $150, but with this coupon, they will save $20 and only pay $130 (plus tax and shipping)! To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select the Premium Starter Kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout. LOVE THIS!

Young Living’s Sleep Essence supplement:

Young Living’s Sleep Essence supplement is a simple way to support a restful night’s sleep. Sleep Essence combines Lavender, Vetiver, Valerian, Mandarin, and Ruta Graveolens essential oils with melatonin. To use, take 1-2 capsules 30-60 minutes before going to bed.

Not yet a Wholesale Member of Young Living?

Sign up under me with the Premium Starter Kit, add an additional 90 PV worth of Young Living product to your order (the Premium Starter Kit is worth 100 PV; the PV is listed next to each item when ordering) and get the free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil! PLUS, you will get an almost 500 page Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils (this book will help educate you on your essential oils and teach you how to use them), a free membership to Oil Moxie, and a 24% wholesale discount on all future purchases from Young Living! No commitments, no catches! Just click the graphic below.

GET YOUR OWN OILS

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils

Benefits of Diffusing Essental Oils

What do you think of when you hear the word aromatherapy? Lighting a nice scented candle? Adding essential oils to a wax warmer? Using an air freshener? Either way, I bet you think of filling a room with a nice fragrance, right? Well, this isn’t actually true aromatherapy…its more like fragrancing. And if you are using air fresheners or perfume grade essential oils, it can actually be toxic fragrancing. True aromatherapy is much more than just a nice scent. True aromatherapy can have profound effects on our health and well-being, body, mind, and emotions. To experience the many benefits of true aromatherapy, you need to use high-quality, pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (like Young Living essential oils). You also need to disperse the essential oils into the air using an ultrasonic or cold air diffuser (as heating essential oils destroys the oils’ therapeutic properties).

Benefits of diffusing essential oils:

As stated above, diffusing essential oils can offer an abundance of health benefits. The benefits seem endless, but I summarized some of them below.

  • relaxes and calms
  • promotes a restful nights sleep
  • improves concentration, alertness, mental clarity, and focus
  • invigorates and energizes
  • helps with weight management
  • stimulates secretion of endorphins
  • deepens your spiritual connection
  • purifies and freshens the air
  • rids the air of toxins
  • kills mold and mildew
  • balances emotions and lifts mood
  • supports the immune system
  • supports the respiratory system
  • soothes nerves and relieves tension
  • and so much more!

My favorite essential oil diffuser:

Young Living offers many high quality essential oil diffusers. I diffuse my essential oils using the Young Living Home Diffuser (because this diffuser rocks and also because it came in the Premium Starter Kit). The Home Diffuser is a cold air diffuser. It combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one product that safely releases essential oils into the air. The Home Diffuser breaks the essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. The fine mist that comes out of the diffuser will actually sit in the air for hours, providing therapeutic benefits long after your diffuser has finished running!

How to use the Young Living Home Diffuser:

The Home Diffuser contains a water reservoir, which holds about 1/2 cup of water. Open the water reservoir by lifting the lid. Fill the reservoir to the fill line with room temperature distilled or purified water (distilled is preferred). Then add about 6-12 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to the water (we usually use 6 drops). Replace the lid. Turn the diffuser on by pressing the button on the front of the diffuser (green light). Press the button again to put diffuser on the alternating 30 second on/off setting (red light). To turn the diffuser off, press the button a third time. To turn the ambient light off while running, simply press and hold the button for about 2 seconds until the LED light turns off. The diffuser will shut off automatically when out of water.

How often and how long should you diffuse essential oils?

The label on the back of each Young Living essential oil bottle will tell you how often and how long you should diffuse that essential oil for. For example, the label on the Young Living Lemon essential oil bottle states “diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.” When you first start diffusing essential oils, I would suggest following the diffusing directions. Once you get used to diffusing oils, you can gradually increase this time as tolerated and as you feel comfortable. We usually run our diffuser until it runs out of water and shuts off on its own (a few hours at a time).

How do you know which essential oil you should diffuse for a particular issue?

Each essential oil offers its own set of benefits. You’ll definitely want to obtain a reference guide when you start using essential oils. A reference guide will tell you which oil to use for relaxing, energizing, immune support, etc. The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils is one of the easiest and most comprehensive books out there. You can learn more about this book by clicking here.

Are you ready to start diffusing essential oils? Get your Home Diffuser, essential oils, and free essential oil reference guide here!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

DIY Hand Soap with Young Living Essential Oils

DIY Hand Soap

Remember the Tips for Chemical Free Living blog post that I wrote last month? Well, I am proud to say that Scott and I have continued our bottle swapping journey. Most recently, I swapped our store bought antibacterial hand soap for a DIY hand soap (made with my Young Living essential oils, of course). All of the ingredients in my homemade foaming hand soap get an “A” rating from the Environmental Working Group. An “A” rating means that the ingredient (or product) possess few/no known or suspected hazards to health or the environment. You gotta love that!

You Will Need:

  • 1 foaming hand soap dispenser (reuse an empty dispenser or you can buy one from Abundant Health)
  • 2 Tablespoons of castile soap (from Abundant Health)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (from Abundant Health)
  • 10 drops of  your favorite Young Living essential oils (I like Lemon essential oil because it is great for cleaning, it comes in the Premium Starter Kit, and it is extremely affordable to reorder)

How to Make Foaming Hand Soap:

  • Add 2 Tablespoons of castile soap, 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin, and 10 drops of your favorite Young Living  essential oil to your foaming hand soap dispenser. Fill the remainder of the bottle up with water, put the cap on, and ta-da!

Total Cost of Your Non Toxic Foaming Hand Soap:

  • 1 foaming hand soap dispenser: $1.49. You can cut this cost if you have an empty bottle that you can reuse. If you do need to purchase a foaming soap dispenser, keep in mind that this is a one time purchase as you can refill it each time.
  • 2 Tablespoons of castile soap: $0.53
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin: $0.36
  • 10 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil: $0.45 (wholesale member cost)

—> First batch of foaming hand soap (if you need to purchase the dispenser) = $2.83

—> Refill batches of foaming hand soap (since you can reuse the dispenser) = $1.34

—> Did you know that you can make your own foaming hand soap for even less? Here’s how:

  • As a Young Living wholesale member, you can enroll in the Essential Rewards Program. The Essential Rewards program allows you to earn up to 20%  back, which you can cash in for free oils!
  • As a Young Living wholesale member, you also have the opportunity to refer others to Young Living and make a little extra money. Don’t let the fact that Young Living is a network marketing company scare you off. Seriously! Network marketing is not scary, it is not a scheme, and it is not a gimmick. Earning a paycheck from Young Living is always optional, but is actually pretty simple. Sharing Young Living with others can be as easy as you using your oils, a friend saying “I want some of those oils,” and you showing that friend how to order their own Young Living oils. You don’t need to be pushy or annoying. You don’t need to be an essential oil or business expert…our group created Oil Moxie to take that pressure off of you! You don’t need to keep an inventory of product at your house. You don’t even need to refer a certain number of people to Young Living from month to month. Seriously…the whole thing is pretty darn cool!

 Questions? Just ask! Want to get your own oils? Click here!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

How to Support the Immune System with Essential Oils

How to Support The Immune System with Essential Oils

Support the Fighter in You…Support Your Immune System!

It’s that time of year! You know…the time of year when our immune system is under constant attack. I believe that our immune system is normally pretty efficient at fighting off those attacks. However, it’s during the cold winter months that I like to give mine and my husband’s immune system a little more support so that its ready to defend at a moments notice. Research has confirmed over and over again that essential oils are extremely effective at supporting the immune system (just check out PubMed if you don’t believe me). I never knew something so natural could harness so much power…until I experienced the power of essential oils for myself. May 2013…I knew nothing about essential oils. Fast forward to December 2014…I am a full-blown essential oil user and my husband and I are healthier than we were in years past! My immune supporting protocol has slowly evolved over the last year. It started with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil (because it came in the Premium Starter Kit). As time has passed, as I have learned more about essential oils, and as my essential oil collection has grown, I have developed my own immune supporting protocol for my hubby and I. We use this protocol whenever we feel like our immune system could use a heavy dose of support. There have also been a couple of friends that I have shared my protocol (and oils) with - in there is even one non believer turned believer. Here’s how we oil…

Diffuse Essential Oils Daily

Scott and I diffuse our Young Living essential oils most days already. It is this time of year, however, that we make sure to diffuse essential oils that support a healthy immune system. We love diffusing Thieves oil. Thieves does a great job at supporting the body’s natural defenses (it smells pretty awesome too). Sometimes we’ll mix it up and add 2 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Orange, and 2 drops Nutmeg to our diffuser instead – this homemade diffuser blend also offers great immune support and smells amazing!

Rub Essential Oils on the Feet 1-2 Times Daily

My hubster and I dilute 1-2 drops of Thieves in V-6 oil and rub it on the bottom of our feet 1-2 times daily. We do this for as many days as we feel our immune system needs the support. Thieves is effective and smells quite nice when applied topically – win, win!

Take Essential Oils in a Capsule 3 Times Daily

We also put our Young Living essential oils in capsules, which we take 3 times daily when we feel like our immune system is under attack. In the morning and at night, we take a capsule filled with 2 drops Oregano, 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark, and V-6 oil. In the afternoon, we take a capsule filled with 2-3 drops of Thieves or Lemongrass and V-6 oil. We take these capsules like we would any pill…pop the pill, take a swig of water, and swallow. Easy peasy! The only downfall is that you get oil burps lol…a small price to pay for their benefit. We take our oils orally for as many days as we feel like our immune system needs it.

*I know that not everyone is comfortable taking their essential oils internally. Personally, the concept of taking my Young Living essential oils orally never concerned me. If do not want to use your Young Living essential oils as a dietary supplement, know that you can still GREATLY benefit from aromatic and topical essential oil use. It’s all about your comfort level. :)

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!
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