Essential Oils Giveaway

Basic Facts of Essential Oils

Today we begin with some basic facts of essential oils and how they are used. I promised that we would learn essential oils together and I wasn’t kidding. I love reading, experimenting and sharing with you what I find out as I learn about these amazing oils that will replace your entire medicine cabinet and more…but beware, they are very addicting.

All my information is from my new book Essential Oils Pocket Reference. It is a must for me to read because there is SO MUCH about oils that I never knew about and I love finding out the history, how they are processed, etc.

Basic Facts of Essential Oils. The How and the Why answered.

Basic Facts of Essential Oils

What is an Essential Oil? A great question to begin, huh? An essential oil is that aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds that is usually extracted through steam distillation. Now it can get rather complicated when they start talking chemistry…but one essential oil may contain anywhere from 80 to 300 different chemical constituents. It is a very detailed process on how they are made.

Smells. Research has shown that the effect of fragrance on the sense of smell can exert strong effects on the brain. This is why I have a diffuser that I use with my oils. A few drops of oil mixed in water diffuses out into the room and into our noses…in a good way! Some oils can dramatically increase oxygeneration and activity to the brain which may improve the function of many systems, while others can even promote weight loss, or balance mood and emotions. Remove germs out of the air? Yes there is an oil for that!

Use Topically. Sometimes it is best just to apply the oils directly to our skin {take note, many oils need to be diluted first so never apply directly unless you know it is safe}, especially when we are in pain or maybe even have a itchy bug bite that needs to be gone asap. Muscle spasms, stomach aches, a stuffed up nose? There are so many oils for every kind of symptom. They are fast working and best of all…come right from nature.

Part of your Diet. Young Living has a brand new Vitality Line (love the citrus ones!) to flavor food, smoothies or just take in pill form.

Did you know the Bible contains over 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments? Essential oils were man’s first medicines!

I think those few facts of essential oils got you thinking for the day. I promise we’ll continue on soon!


Are you intrigued? Read my post on Why Young Living essential oils for my family.

A few reminders…I’m always happy to help.

 Facebook Friend me – an account made specially for oil interest and allows me to include you in our fun oil groups to learn the oils, ask questions and win prizes.

And I’ll always send you a Essential Oil Pocket Reference to read and learn + a Seasonal Oil (Orange Vitality right now!) of my choice once you sign up under my link.


 One of oils that comes in the Young Living Starter Kit is Lemon.

Lemon Essential Oil

WIN a Lemon Essential Oil!

I hope I can get you as excited about essential oils as I am! 🙂



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  • I'd love to learn a lot more about essential oils and how to use them. I'd like to learn diy recipes. Thanks for the chance.
  • I am very excited to learn more about EOs! I am hoping I can participate in the Facebook class!! Thank you!!
  • I am so excited about the world's sudden interest in essential oils! I love essential oils and want to learn everything I can about how to use them.
  • im so excited to learn about EOs. I would love to have an entire collection and use them every day
  • Hoping to be there! I love the idea of using essential oils, it's just overwhelming figuring out where to start!
  • Yes, I have been experimenting with several essential oils for about two years. I have found that peppermint is good for relieving pain, lavender is very calming, eucalyptus is good for sinus issues, and I love to make homemade cleaners with all of them!
  • I have tons to learn! I have enjoyed using about 5 or six already that I have learned about. :)
  • I was just using peppermint essential oil last night topically to ease sinus pain. It worked great! I really love essential oils!
  • Although I've often used essential oils for cleaning throughout the years, I am now hearing much about healing with essential oils, and that is what I am very interested in learning about now.
  • Sounds very interesting and I would like to learn more. I probably can't go at that time.
  • I think my daughter would benefit from this oil because she has bad sinus problems. I've heard oils have so many good benefits. Thank you for the cool giveaway :)
  • I am wanting to learn more. I tried to join the group (a bit late) but am not seeing any posts other than invite/decline.
    • I was just going to say I realized I had the date wrong and then I saw your email pop in. =)
  • I love learning all I can about essential oils and I use them every day. I am signed up for the class and can't wait to discoverr more!
  • I would LOVE to learn about EO;s. I have some peppermint oil now. My fiance and I have sinus problems, and I have just been diagnosed with Diabetes, and have PArthritis. Any help would be a blessing. Thanks for the chance to win something good for us!
  • I've always heard that essential oils are good for you, and I dunno if I will join the class due to lack of time.
  • I love essential oils, They make me feel fresh and anew. But I'm sure there is still alot for me to learn.
  • I'd love to learn more but I will probably be either cooking dinner or sitting down to eat tomorrow during that time! :-( I'd love to know how Lemon EO helps heartburn when it lemon usually GIVES me heartburn! :-)
  • I know some things about Essential Oils and have used some in the past. I would like to learn more how to use for anxiety and other things. I do plan at this time to be there Wednesday at 7:30 CST. Hopefully my older computer will be able to work ok.
  • Love learning more about essential oils! A million uses, I don't know that I can learn them all but I am willing to start.
  • I'm really interested in essential oils. I have been fighting a cluster migraine for over 3 months now and I want to learn more about how to use oils for things like pain relief.
  • I have heard great things about essential oils and all the benefits they offer. I would like to give them a try!
  • I am definitely interested in learning more about the oils. Very curious to know how it will improve my health.
  • I already use several Young Living Oils - they're the best! And I might be attending the party. thank you
  • I would love to learn more about Essential Oils, I already use Eucalyptus and Tea Tree but have heard so many wonderful stories of the others like Frankincense. I am working tomorrow night so unable to join the FB Class but love reading your blog.
  • I've always thought it was amazing all of the benefits that come with using essential oils - I'd love to learn which ones are the best for me.
  • I've used Essential Oils for many years and I love them! I especially love truly helps when you can't sleep well.
  • You know as a massage therapist I can't help but be excited over this class and giveaway. I've used Young Living before and love the quality in their oils. Thieves is a wonderful oil to fight off the Winter ickies, and I've been doing their Raindrop therapy for years!
  • I'll be at the FB class and have invited a bunch of folks too. THANKS.
  • I know you sent me an answer about the migraines but for the life of me I can't find it. I hope to be able to come to the class but it depends on how I;m doing.
  • Yes, am very eager to learn more about it. Would love the various ways to use. Would love to join the fb page
  • Oils, hmmm I would like to know more, if I am free on that date I will be there with bells on..
  • I'd love to learn more about essential oils. Today I visited a massage therapist who used them. She dabbed a bit of peppermint under my nostrils and it really improved my breathing!
  • I've heard a lot about essential oils recently, and they sound so interesting, and useful. I'm definitely doing some more research to see which ones would be the most beneficial for my family. Thank you for the giveaway!!
  • I'd love to learn about these Essential Oils. I doubt I have time for a class, but the articles, reviews, etc. are interesting.
    • I'm going to try to be there... Wednesday is AWANA night but we are home at 8, so if all falls into place, the boys should be in bed by the 8:30 start time. See you there!
  • Yes, I'm interested in learning more about using essential oils. My house is being raided by ants and recently my friend told me that they do not like peppermint oil.
  • I'd be delighted if something natural like this could help with my allergies, so tired of taking pills every day and still sniffling and sneezing.
  • I have long been a fan of EOs, and I am so excited that they are becoming more widely accessible as they become more mainstream.
  • I am eager to learn more. Right now I just use them in my homemade sugar scrub. I might join the class.
  • I am eager to learn about EO's as I have heard so many good things over the years on how well they work. I admit I am not sure which ones do what so learning all about them is so exciting!
  • I came too late for the class but I've been SO intrigued by these oils! My friend actually said she puts a drop of this lemon in her water. It sounds amazing! I'd love to try.

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