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Essential Oils

Sep 5, 2018
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My name is Kristin Schmidlin, I’m a mom of two and a wife. I’m a health and wellness advocate and love helping people change their lives to be better and chemical free! 

I made the switch with my family and started incorporating essential oils in our daily routines and they have been life changing! From pregnancy support to labor support, immune support, sleep support, the list is endless on what oils can support you with! I have lots of moms tell me they love their oil kit from the moment they found out they were pregnant ( using peppermint oil to support morning sickness and digize oil on their feet for heartburn) to diffusing them in the hospital room to calm down, peppermint for headaches, stressaway for nerves, lavender for relaxation support to moms who tell me how much they use oils with their new baby and in the nursery. I would love to help you and your family start your oil or chemical free journey!

First off what are Essential oils??

Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of the plant. They can be found in a plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark, or root. They are usually extracted through steam distillation. They protect the plant from disease as well as provide nutrients to the plant. They are also mans first medicine, so they were the first resource for people to get better and what people trusted in the very beginning! 

How can you use Young Livings oils?

  • Topically (some can be applied “neat” others you can mix with a carrier oil such as coconut oil)
  • Aromatically (with the diffuser)
  • Ingestion (our vitality line)

You will receive the same benefits no matter which way you chose to use them! It is just VERY important when you use oils to be CONSISTENT! They need do develop a reaction with your brain and for that to happen a routine has to be formed with them! 

So now that you know what they are... Can’t you buy them anywhere?

“Can't I just buy essential oils at the grocery store or online?"

Essential oils are not regulated therefore companies can put any filler or additive into what they call an “essential oil”. Most of what you will find at the grocery store (or online!) is either another ingredient altogether or has toxic fillers in it, which is why it is so much cheaper!!

++ A bottle of essential oil that you find at a health food store that is labelled "100% Pure Therapeutic Grade" only needs to contain 5% of the essential oil.  What is the rest you ask? Usually they are filled with synthetically created chemical compounds, fillers, additives, cheap stretcher oils. None of these things are required to be listed on the label!! 

Laboratories can easily create compounds that mimic the smell of an essential oil.  However, these compounds are very different at the molecular level, this causes them to behave differently meaning they will not provide the same health benefits of a true, pure essential oil.  Using these synthetically created oils can actually cause more harm than good. You can have reactions to these types of oils and they can make conditions worse.

Young Living has rigorous testing and standards for their oils.

  • No fillers are ever added to Young Living’s oils and no toxins are present. 
  • In fact, they don’t even use pesticides or herbicides on their crops or soil so that toxins won't be present. 
  • Anything that comes from a farm outside of Young Living’s farms must meet these strict standards as well.

You can visit the Young Living farms anytime you want and see their methods of growth and testing. That’s how open they are about their purity. 

With all that being said that’s another HUGE reason I went with Young Living for my family, my career, and to help families that come to me wanting support with all natural products.

If you’ve wondered what the best way to get started using essential oils is, Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is my suggestion.

It comes with a diffuser, 11 of the most popular oils, a roller ball attachment, some samples, and some awesome literature. When you grab it with my link, it also comes with a membership to our awesome oily fb group, Palm & Paisley Oilers! That way you are ALWAYS connected to information and usages on how to use all the products!

Here’s a little breakdown of each oil in the kit and one or two of the MANY things they do:

  • Thieves Vitality - the healthy-keeper. It helps keep the air clean, boosts immunity, and helps our digestive systems work their best... which is perfect for all the Moms pregnant and needing to be healthy and all the newborns and siblings around them! This is one I use DAILY on all of our feet and the ONLY thing that saved us from the flu last year! Plus it smells like Christmas, who wouldn’t love that oil! Thieves is also the main ingredient in our cleaning line so it’s a HUGE oil for wellness! 
  • Citrus Fresh - gets rid of bad odors and maintains a healthy airborne situation. Gives you the feeling of summertime and uplifts your spirits. I love it the bottoms of our trash cans and in stinky shoes! This is also my go to for diaper bins, I put a drop of this oil on dirty diapers and the baby’s bin doesn’t smell AT ALL! This is a great one to add a couple drops to your water to give it some flavor!!! 
  • Copaiba Vitality - uplifting, soothing, promotes youthful appearance from the inside out, amazing for teething babes, and just an all-around rockstar oil. Supports inflammation, and we all know how pregnancy loves to give us some inflammation 
  • Frankincense - incredible for the skin and immune system, eases occasional and minor tension/anxiety, promotes feelings of calmness and balance… and was given to baby Jesus as a gift! I love diffusing this and lavender in my baby’s nursery for sleep support! I also have TONS of moms who used this oil to relax during labor!
  • Raven - supports all the respiratory needs, inspires and uplifts before working out, creates a comforting environment
  • DiGize Vitality - all things digestive & tummy. From heartburn, morning sickness, or even baby reflux problems this oil is AMAZING! 
  • Lemon Vitality - naturally highlights hair, maintains energy levels, helps oily skin, calluses, dimply skin, keeping your body toxin-free, is a delicious natural appetite suppressant in water. It’s also amazing for getting sticker residue off floors or walls and is a great crayon and stain remover! Lemon was a HUGE one for me during pregnancy! I loved it in my water or diffusing that and peppermint... always helped morning sickness within minutes!
  • Stress Away - exactly what it says. We roll it onto our wrists and the back of our necks anytime we want it. It’s heavenly in the diffuser, too! Smells like lime and vanilla, very relaxing and uplifting! I have several moms diffuse this during the day, with fussy baby’s, or to just unwind to! Goes great as a perfume as well!
  • Peppermint Vitality - so many health benefits (delicious in water!) Supports head tension and tummy aches! This one is HUGE for upset tummies (morning sickness, motion sickness, any kid of upset tummy). Also is amazing when you’re hot! I have several doulas tell me they put a drop of peppermint oil on a cold  wash cloth and put it around the patients neck and they instantly feel better! Yoga studios also put this on a cloth and give to people after they workout!
  • Panaway - takes all your pan away ;) Great for stiff neck and any kid of soreness (especially after working out)! Very comparable to a Bengay muscle cream but without all the chemicals and toxins! 
  • Lavender - "the swiss army knife of essential oils." It is great for relaxation, in sleepy cream, creating a calm environment, and moisturizing skin. This is a KEY oil in nurseries, labor and delivery rooms, and areas to promote relaxation. It’s also amazing for burns as well! We have a baby line called Seedlings that lavender is the main ingredient in!

I truly love the benefits of all the oils and this company and I KNOW you will too! I would LOVE to help anyone curious about this journey or about oils or any of our other products! They have been such a blessing to my family and many other family’s I know as well! I wish you all the best and hope to talk to some of you soon! A big thank you to Tamara for having me on her amazing page!

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