101 Real Ways that Real People use the Young Living Starter Kit!

Hi Oilers!! Have you seen pins and posts floating around that rattle off lots of ways to use your essential oils? Well we have!! We noticed that they are pretty much just laundry list of things… and we take maybe one or two ideas away from it all.  So instead of just doing a google search and making a blog post of 101 possible ways to use essential oils, we have compiled our own REAL ways of how we REALLY use our oils every day!  Each use has been taken from our group Oils and Us on Facebook.  I even gave credit and wrote direct quotes from the shares 🙂

One of the best ways to decide how to use your oils is by asking a trusted peer for their success story.  We ask for these stories every day in our Facebook group!  If you are still thinking of joining Oils and Us and getting your own starter kit, we hope that this post gives you the inspiration you need to make the change! The NEW Premium Start Living Kit from Young Living comes with 11 different 5ml bottles of essential oils:  Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Purification, Panaway, Thieves, RC, DiGize, Copaiba, and the bonus Stress Away! It also comes with a diffuser, a bunch of samples, learning materials, a Young Living membership, a 24% discount on all future products, and the right to distribute if you feel like you want to!  <<< Why our team is a great one to join! >>

LAVENDER (Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Diuretic, Sedative)

1.  “Allergies! Can I get an Amen!” – Brianna

2.   Lavender diluted with coconut oil goes on every bump, cut, scrap and bite in our house! – Michelle

3.  My husband likes to diffuse it after a seizure to help him rest. – Casondra

4.  “Sleep!!!!!!!!” – Erin

5.  “I also mix it with frankincense and coconut oil for rashes or use it straight on cuts” – Carolyn

6.  “Dilute with coconut oil for homemade diaper cream!!” – Stephanie

7.  Mix with distilled water to make a “monster spray” (aka sleep spray) for the kids! – Michelle

8.  TMI Alert!!:  “I know many people suffer from it though and just don’t talk about it, especially pregnant woman. Hemmroids. Ouch! They are irritating, some people itch, some hurt and some are extreme. I have found a drop of lavender on a qtip (or even your finger) applied straight to the problem spot helps immensely. Relief in about a minute.” – Michelle

9.  Add two drops to a wet washcloth and throw in the dryer with your clothes for awesome freshness! – Angela

10.  Rub a drop on your temples, forehead, and back of neck to ease a headache – Angela

LEMON (Antianxiety, Antidepressant, , Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Astringent, Diuretic, Disinfectant)

11.  I love lemon in my water! I also love to add a drop onto my chicken before I bake it wink emoticon – Michelle

12.  Mix with almond oil and rub onto child’s chest to help with allergies- Jessie

13.  Cooking, salmon specifically – Erin

14.  Lemon ( diluted) down the spine for runny noses. – Brianna

15.  Lemon on the outer throat for sore throat or strained vocal cords – Brianna

16.  A few drops in a small glass spray bottle as a fruit/produce wash! – Angela

17.  Lemon and baking soda down the sink if it gets stinky – Lauren

PEPPERMINT (Local anesthetic, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Insecticidal, Antispasmodic and Carminative (meaning to fight flatulence).

18.  Put it in a roller with grapes ed oil. Don’t leave home without it for headaches! – Jessie

19.  Rub a drop on your wrists before a workout and breath it in deep.  Always give me the jumpstart that I need – Angela

20.  I have made mints, and I also love it for severe allergies – Erin

21.  I love the way my house smells when I diffuse it…its a great oil! – Erin

22.  Add a few drops to a small spray bottle of water and spray it to deter pests.  It kept our mouse visitor off of my kitchen countertops and its kept the spiders from returning to corners! And keeps the little flies off of my bananas!  – Angela

23.  Just recently started putting it under my nose at bedtime. Helps me to breathe better and quieter. – Carolyn

24.  Peppermint has been my life saver for my stomach! Having IBS, acid reflux, and gastritis I get stomach pain constantly! I mix peppermint oil with coconut oil to make a rub and as soon I start feeling an upset stomach or pain I rub it on my abdominal area and also around my belly button! It is amazing how well it works! – Casondra

25.  Last night I woke up with heart burn and some congestion and just felt like I was dying..it was too late to text Angela for help lol but I remembered she told me to put a drop of peppermint under my tongue for heartburn, so I did. I was able to go back to sleep and felt so much better – Carolyn

PURIFICATION:  Blend of:  lemongrass, citronella, lavendin, rosemary, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), and myrtle.(Antifungal, Antiparasitical, Antibacterial, Deodorizing)

26.  This is my cold sore saver!! – Jennie

27.  Love diffusing it to make my house smell clean – Jessie

28.  Use It in my home made foaming hand soap, and I have been adding it to my laundry for a smell boost! Slightly obsessed! – Jennie

29.  It’s my go to for quick relief of eye and ear pain / infection – Angela

30.  I use purification in my carpet cleaner water. It helps get rid of the dog smell in my house. – Michelle

31.  I use it in my produce wash.  A couple drops with some water in a spray bottle. – Michelle

32.  I also diffuse it when I need to get a bad smell out of my house. – Michelle

THIEVES:  Blend of: – cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. (Antiseptic, Antiviral, Antioxidant, Local anesthetic, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Immune system support, Cardiovascular system support.)

33.  I uncap Thieves and take 5 deep inhales every morning to get my day going and fight any germs – Stephanie

34.  Absolutely LOVE thieves and coconut oil for teething babies/toddlers.  When I ask my son if he wants thieves on his gums he shakes his head yes and immediately opens his mouth waiting for it! – Steph

35.  I have mine diffusing and rubbing on my son for his cold – Lauren

36.  Add a drop to your honey and tea when you’re feeling under the weather… feel better quick and kick the sick! – Angela

37.  I diffused next to my son when he had the flu and laid on the couch for an entire day.  He was fine the next morning.  Lasted only 1 day, not a whole week like everyone else! – Me

38.  Quick zip zapper! – Nancy

39.  Canker sore/cold sore healing – Nancy

40.  Add a few drops to water and white vinegar to make a DIY all-purpose and streak-free cleaner – Angela

41.  I need to replace honey with agave nectar when I use Thieves for head and chest congestion because I’m allergic to honey – Casondra

42.  Thieves was the first bottle gone from my starter kit! I had strep throat twice in less than 2 weeks and thieves helped anyone else from catching it as well as helped my throat tremendously! – Michelle

43.  I added thieves, lemon and purification to water and vinegar for a produce wash. – Michelle

44.  I also use a drop or 2 in a vegetable capsule if my husband or I feel a sickness coming on. – Michelle

PANAWAY:  Blend of: Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint.  (Local anesthetic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Supports circulation)

45.  IT band relief and sore knees after running – Angela

46.  My Top choice oil for my sore muscles – Brianna

47.  Restless legs! – Erin

48.  I add to an Epsom salt bath! – Julie

FRANKINCENSE  (Antiaging, Focus, Clarity, Decongestant, Hormone balancing, and Anti-tumoral)

49.  Mix with lavender and coconut oil to clear up diaper  rash quick – Steph

50.  I burned my thumb, kinda “seared” it. There was a big white-ish area and then my skin cracked all down the side and skin was peeling off (I admit, I pulled at some cuz it’s annoying). On Monday night it looked like something out of a horror movie. Really disgusting. On Tuesday I started rubbing it with coconut oil, lavender and frankincense. Night and day difference. It still looks a little funky but a girl at work said it’s 100% better than when she saw it Monday!! Yay!! – Carolyn

51.  Started using Frankincense for a yeast rash that would not go away and it’s almost completely gone! – Carolyn

52.  In a carrier oil to soak my nails and strengthen them… they are so brittle and grow so slow. – Michelle

53.  Frankincense with grapeseed oil as my face moisturizer! I love it! – Rachel

54.  For Vertigo – Karen

55.  I used Frankincense around my eye socket to rid my eye of redness and itchiness from allergies – Laurie

56.  Frank is my magic secret to fighting zits literally overnight! – Angela

57.  Diffuse or apply to the crown of the head when it feels like a seizure is coming on… sometimes we stop it and sometimes it is less severe. – Carolyn & Heather

58.  Great for scars, skin discoloration, eczema, ANYTHING skin related really! – Everyone in Oils and Us lol

59.  Add to a bath or carrier oil for runny noses and congestion – Angela

MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA aka TEA TREE  (analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, anti-acne, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, insecticide.analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, anti-acne, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, insecticide.analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, anti-acne, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, insecticide.analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, anti-acne, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, insecticide)  THIS IS A FLEX OIL NOW MEANING THAT IT WILL ONLY COME IN YOUR STARTER KIT IF A REGULARLY INCLUDED OIL IS OUT OF STOCK.

60.  I love to use it to clean and disinfect my cutting boards – Angela

61.  For skin healing after burns, cuts, and scrapes – Lauren

62.  In my shampoo! – Jessica

63.  Cold sores and canker sores! – Tanya

64.  It’s great for bug bites and itches – Nicole

65.  Awesome addition to a diaper rash mix – Steph

66.  Great for chest/sinus congestion, especially in little ones who are too young for Peppermint! – Angela

67.  Diffuse for sleep believe it or not! – Angela

STRESS AWAY:  Blend of:  Cedarwood, Copaiba, Lavender, Lime, Ocotea, Vanilla.  (Antianxiety, Anti-stress, Calming)

68.  Diffuse at night after a long day or the night before something “big” is going on – Stephanie

69.  “Rub that stuff behind my ears down my neck – love it! Too bad this bottle lasted like 2 weeks in our house after we got the starter kit lol” – Steph

70.  A roller for my wrists and I also put 2 drops on a cotton ball I leave in my wallet 🙂 – Michelle

71.  I put my free roller top on this one and kept it in the diaper bag… I get stressed in large crowds with both boys so I used it on my wrists before heading into Sam’s, the commissary, etc. At peak hours! – Angela

72.  Back of the neck any time I find myself challenged- work, traffic, home 🙂 – Jennie

73.  Every day before I go to work along with my motto “ain’t nothing worth me getting my blood pressure raised over” – Debbie

74.  “Stress away and peppermint in the diffuser!” – Lauren

75.  “Stress away and lavender in diffuser! Love it” – Vanessa

The following three oils:  R.C., DiGize, and Copaiba are new additions to the premium starter kit! This we love because these three are often the first choices our members purchased outside of their starter kits….. very cool that they are included now!

R.C.:  Blend of:  E. radiata, E. globulus, E. citriodora, myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, lavender, cyprus, and  peppermint. (Expectorant, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmotic, Relaxing, Grounding, Decongestant, Respiratory support.)

76.  Skype-ing with my mom this morning when she tells me she needs more RC because its the only thing helping her boyfriend with severe COPD to breathe. A huge skeptic, really struggling, finding relief with what we share. – Angela

77.  “I use R.C. almost everyday. Today I put it in my diffuser with pepperment and thieves I can fell my cough starting to get better.” – Nancy

78.  ” I won RC in a drawing. My 16 month old son has had a stuffy nose and a nasty cough for the past few days. We diluted some in coconut oil and applied to his chest, neck, feet, and spine over night. We also diffused some as well. He slept through the night with no coughing attacks and has seemed more like himself today.” – Stephanie

79.  I started using it for headaches after a friend recommended it while I was breastfeeding and it worked great! – Brittni

80.  I used RC over my chest before my workout today.  Allergies have settled in my chest and I thought between that and the cardio, I might suffocate! I was able to breathe deep and good and happily make it through! – Angela

81.  The game changer for my infants stuffy nose… you can read about that Here in THIS blog! Just click! 🙂 – Me

DiGize:  Blend of:   tarragon, ginger, fennel, peppermint, lemongrass, anise, juniper, patchouli.  (Antiparastic, Antinausea, Kidney & bladder support, Supports digestion, Carminative, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Prevents fermentation)

82. DiGize has been one of the most used oils in our house! My husband suffers from horrible stomach problems and my kids like to eat way to much! I also have a 1 year old whom I have used it on to help with gas. My husband has been the hardest to convince and has yet to admit this actually works but he seems to keep coming back and asking for a pill when his tummy acts up 😉

The ways we use DiGize in our home
83.   My husband & I take a vegetable capsule with 3-6 drops for upset stomachs.
84.   I made a rub of 5 tsp coconut oil & 5 drops DiGize for when any of my kids (including the 1 y/o) has an upset stomach, rub it right on their tummies.
85.  I rub the coconut mix on the back of my neck when I feel nauseous.
86.  I use the mix on my baby’s tummy for when he has gas pains.
-87.  We luckily haven’t experienced this since I started oils but as soon as one of us starts throwing up, DiGize will be my go to oil!

**82-87 is an example of an oil review that we like to do frequently in our Facebook group, Oils and Us.  Thank you Michelle for this one!

COPIABA (Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Stimulant)

88.  the most powerful anti inflammatory. I mix it with lemon grass and it’s good for tendons and ligaments. – Carolyn

89.  “copaiba intensifies the effects of the oils that its mixed with” – Angela

90.  I add to an epsom salt bath with Panaway for whole body pain. – Julie

91.  We do copaiba on the injection site after vaccines – Elissa

92.  Copaiba for muscle soreness and pain relief! – Brianna

DIFFUSER TRICKS – because you get a diffuser with your starter kit! Aroma = best way to use Aromatherapy! 🙂

93.  Diffuse lemon for an hour to make cleaning your diffuser a breeze! – Angela

94.  Pour a splash of white vinegar into your diffuser and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then use the vinegar and your sponge to clean it out. Dump out the vinegar and you’re good to go. – Brianna

95.  If your diffuser stops working, let it sit for a day to dry out. Chances are some water got into the air vent hole and it just needs to dry. – Sara

96.  Home diffuser: if you hold down the ON button for 2 seconds, the illumination will turn off so that it doesn’t keep the husband up at night. Hit the button again and it the light will turn back on – Jessie

FINAL 5 DROPS of THOUGHTS for your YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OIL STARTER KIT

97.  If you REALLY want to make a lifestyle change with essential oils then ongoing education and support are key! Oils and Us is there with a quick and knowledgeable response for you every time!

98.  99% of the time… dilute!  One drop per TSP of carrier oil for Adults, One drop per TBSP of carrier oil for little ones.  EOs are Volatile and Lipid soluble.  Diluting is not only safe, but makes your oils evaporate slower and absorb better 🙂

99.  Just ask!  Ask your sponsor, ask your group, consult a reference guide… but know what you’re doing.  Essential oils WILL work if you work them correctly and safely.

100.  Essential oils have many different properties.  This makes them good at several different things at once such as Peppermint being great for Energy AND pain! Along those lines, remember everyone is different.  And everyone will react differently.  Peace & Calming keeps my kids awake, but it puts everyone else’s to sleep.  Peppermint is my go to for energy, but lemon is my mom’s choice.  Tea tree oil is best for my skin, but Rachel loves the citruses.  Bottom line, be open minded and try something else.  You’ve got lots of choices in your starter kit!

101.  Have Fun!  Experimenting, engaging, learning, and using essential oils is a new adventure!  Every little success is so exhilarating!  and it feels SO good to have these useful tools right at home.  Your new life change can also be your new hobby, your new source of financial income, and your link to lots more new friends!

WHEW!! and there you have it! 101 REAL ways that REAL people use their essential oils every day.  And there are still So many more ways to use that we are still discovering in Oils and Us.  If you like this post, be sure to follow our blog for more! and please join us in our Facebook group and be a part of the discussion 🙂  If you are ready to join with a premium starter kit, or any of the other awesome starter kits, you can do that <<<< HERE!! >>>  Happy Oiling!!

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