Learn how I got a bunch of free essential oils through the Young Living Essential Rewards program!

I have been enrolled in Young Living’s Essential Rewards program since January. I LOVE the Essential Rewards program because I had $132 of FREE money built up from it and I just cashed most of it in for a bunch of stuff! Seriously, all I did was pay for shipping. You can see all the great stuff I got below!

What is the Essential Rewards (ER) program?

Essential Rewards (ER) is a program that is available to Wholesale Members of Young Living. ER is an optional monthly auto-ship program, where I specify the Young Living products I want to order and amount I want to spend each month. The only requirement of ER is that I am willing to buy at least 50 PV worth of Young Living product each month. The PV is listed next to each item when placing an order and 50 PV is worth about $50. For a regular oil user, 50 PV isn’t difficult to spend and isn’t much (especially when you think about all of the over the counter products that essential oils replace). ER offers reduced shipping rates and an opportunity to earn points back to spend on other products. During the first six consecutive months of participating in the ER program, you receive points worth 10 percent of the PV of each ER order. For example, if 100 PV is ordered during the month, 10 PV is earned back to use on other products (10 PV is usually worth $10). During the second six consecutive months, you receive points worth 15 percent of the PV of each ER order. At 13 months and beyond, you receive points worth 20 percent of the PV of each ER order.

Essential Rewards - I GOT A BUNCH OF FREE STUFF!

Look at all the FREE essential oils I got with my Essential Reward points!

Young Living Tranquil essential oil blend (roll-on): Tranquil is an oil I haven’t tried before. Tranquil is a blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Roman Chamomile essential oil. I bought it for its calming and relaxing properties. Tranquil is already diluted with coconut oil and comes in a roller bottle so that I can easily apply it to my temples, neck, or wrists as needed. I am so excited to try Tranquil because I think it will be a great oil to apply when I am feeling occasional stress (which I am likely to experience tomorrow as I start a new job).

Young Living Ruta Vala essential oil blend (roll-on): Ruta Vala is a blend of Ruta Graveolens, Valerian, and Lavender essential oil in a coconut oil base. Like Tranquil, Ruta Vala is an essential oil I haven’t used before and also an oil I bought for its calming and relaxing properties. Ruta Vala can also promote a good night’s sleep. Ruta Vala is an oil blend I plan to use at night when I am trying to wind down from a busy day at work. I like that it is in a roller bottle so I can just roll it right on to my temples, neck, or wrists as needed. I wonder which I’ll like better…Tranquil or Ruta Vala? :)

Young Living RC essential oil blend (2 bottles): RC essential oil blend came back in stock last week. RC is on my list of 5 must have essential oils for the upcoming winter months. When RC came back in stock, I knew I better jump on it before it sold out. RC is so popular that I ordered two bottles because I know how difficult it may be to get when the colder weather rolls around. RC is a blend of Eucalyptus Globulus, Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Tsuga, and Peppermint essential oil. When diffused or applied topically, RC essential oil blend can feel invigorating to the chest and throat area – perfect for the upcoming cold winter months!

Young Living Breathe Again essential oil blend (roll-on): I ordered Breathe Again essential oil blend earlier this month as part of my Essential Rewards order. Like RC, Breathe Again is also on my list of 5 must have essential oils for the upcoming winter months. I wanted to be sure I had enough Breathe Again on hand so I ordered a back up bottle. Breathe Again is a blend of Eucalyptus Staigeriana, Eucalyptus Globulus, Laurel, Rose Hip, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Copaiba, Myrtle, Manuka, and Eucalyptus Blue essential oil in a coconut oil base. I just love applying Breathe Again underneath my nose and across my sinuses!

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Which Essential Oils Are Typically Safe for Babies and Young Children?

YLEO THAT ARE TYPICALLY SAFE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Can essential oils be used on babies and children?

Aromatherapists, reference guides, and essential oil users sometimes have differing opinions on if and which essential oils are safe to use on babies and young children (as well as the dilution ratios to use). Some experts recommend using hydrosols, carrier oils, and butters instead of essential oils on children under the age of five. However, there are many other conservative experts who believe that some essential oils can safely be used on babies and young children if diluted appropriately. Please use a reference guide that you trust and consider consulting a professional and/or doctor if you plan to use essential oils on babies and young children.

Which essential oils are safe for babies?

The below information is summarized from “The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils” (which includes a section on children and infants).

Essential oils that are typically thought to be safe for use on babies and children are: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Orange, Rose Otto, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Gentle Baby (a Young Living essential oil blend). Young Living KidScents Oil Collection is typically safe for children ages 2-12. There are many oil users who use other essential oils on their kiddos, but those listed here may offer a good starting point.

Note: Per the FDA, Young Living now only labels their oils with that oil’s primary method of use. Therefore, some of the oils listed above will only give dietary supplement usage instructions on their label. NOT MATTER WHAT THE LABEL SAYS, DO NOT GIVE A CHILD AN ESSENTIAL OIL AS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT. For these “dietary oils,” you will need to check a reference guide for secondary usage instructions!

Safety tips for essential oil use on babies and children:

It is typically not recommended that babies and young children ingest essential oils (because babies and young children are so small and oils are so potent). If an essential oil is ingested, give the child an oil soluble liquid such as milk, cream, or half and half. For your protection, you may want to consider calling poison control and/or seeking medical attention.

Always heavily dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil when applying to babies and children. When applying essential oils to babies, dilute 1-2 drops of essential oil in at least 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil. For children 2-5 years of age, dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in at least 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Then, apply a small amount of that mixture to your kiddo.

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Source:

Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley

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Oil Moxie – join the club and be in the know!

JOIN CLUB OIL MOXIE

What is Oil Moxie?

Oil Moxie is a free online resource site and Facebook community that you will be invited to when use my blog to become a Wholesale Member of Young Living. Oil Moxie was created by seven savvy Young Living essential oil users and bloggers (yes, I am actually one of the founders). It is a free membership for those that are exclusively in the Oil Moxie downline.

What makes Oil Moxie so special?

One of the definitions of ‘moxie’ is ‘skill; know-how.’ Oil Moxie was created so that we can provide you with the resources that we think will be helpful to you on your oil journey. You can be near or far – we want to make sure that you know where to go if you have any questions about your Young Living essential oils. We have ‘Oil University’ for our everyday oil users and ‘Biz U’ for our Young Living business builders. Oil Moxie contains some great resources and is continually being added to. You will never be pressured to buy or sell anything – we simply want you to feel connected should you have questions when it comes to using, ordering, and sharing your Young Living essential oil experience with others (if you want to share). Simply stated, we want you to be in the know!

Click here to join Oil Moxie!

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Make Your Own Lotion Bars and Lip Balm with Young Living Essential Oils

Today, I made homemade lotion bars and lip balms with my Young Living essential oils. I made a mix of 2 lotion bars and 3 lip balms. :) Here is how I made them…

HOMEMADE LOTION BAR AND LIP BALM WITH YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

You will need the following ingredients —>

***you can adjust the recipe and use more or less of these ingredients depending on the size batch you want to make.

Follow these 5 easy steps —>

1. Combine the shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil in a glass mason jar. Carefully place this jar in a small saucepan of shallow water on the stove.

***you might want to dedicate a specific mason jar for projects like this as mine was difficult to clean after I was finished.

2. Turn the burner on and bring the water to a simmer. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth. The beeswax will take some time to fully melt, but keep stirring and be patient.

3. Once all of the ingredients are melted, remove from the heat and stir in your desired Young Living essential oils. For a great scent and to assist in moisturizing, try Young Living’s Lavender and/or Geranium essential oil (add a total of about 15 drops of essential oil).

4. Carefully pour the melted mixture into molds and let harden. I poured the mixture into some silicone molds and lip balm tins that I found online. I love the little lip balm tins that I bought! However, I think I could have saved my money on the silicone molds and poured it into something like ice-cube trays for my lotion bars.

5. Allow your lip balm to cool completely before use. Also allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop them out of molds. I store my lotion bars in a covered container.

Ta-da! You will love these! :)

When the lip balm and lotion bar is rubbed on the skin, it will soften and melt. I have been consistently using my lip balm and lotion bars all week and my skin and lips are soooo soft! This will be such a great product to have on hand when the weather begins to get colder!

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