So you’re thinking about (or have recently purchased! YAY!) the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. I get it. This is a big step. Huge, in fact. You’re starting a slightly crunchy, totally awesome journey away from the mainstream. You are considering using oils instead of…well, a lot of things!
But, if you’re like me, you get your kit…and then it sits. Sure, it’s really pretty, but what do you DO with oils?
Your new diffuser is awesome. Like, seriously awesome. Regardless of whether you got the Rainstone, Aria, Dewdrop, or Home Diffuser, you are going to love it. Each diffuser comes with its own manual, and I recommend that you read it through before using it for the first time so that you aren’t intimidated.
In a nutshell, make sure you add the proper type of water (some require distilled and some require tap water) to the indicated mark, then add your oils, and turn it on! Simple, seriously.
But when you’re just starting out…it’s kind of trial and error, isn’t it? Unless you have someone who is there to help guide you (which is why my team has a private Facebook Group and Recipe Book for newbies).
My Favorite Diffuser Combinations
- 4 drops Lemon + 4 drops Peppermint (great if you’re feeling a little sluggish)
- 6 drops Stress Away + 6 drops Peppermint (for when you need to calm the kids and get an energy boost)
- 5 drops Lavender + 5 drops Stress Away (for sweet dreams)
- 6 drops Thieves + 5 drops Purification (to cleanse the air)
- 5 drops RC + 4 drops Thieves (if you have a runny nose, you need this)
- 4 drops Lemon + 4 drops Lavender + 2 drops Peppermint (if you have allergies, try this!)
- 4 drops Lemon + 4 drops Frankincense (if you need a dose of happy)
Another way to use the oils is to use them on your body, topically. As an example, I use Lavender, diluted 50/50 with a carrier oil to help encourage a healthy respiratory system and promote a relaxed state of mind. To do this, rather than diffuse, I apply it directly to the bridge of my nose.
I’ve also been known to apply Thieves Oil to the bottoms of my feet to help get myself through the winter months. Lemon and RC are also great for encouraging a healthy respiratory system, and Frankincense is awesome for supporting healthy skin.
Oh! Lest I forget-Peppermint is wonderful for supporting healthy digestion.
And mamas? Next time your child has a tantrum, do yourself a favor and put a roller filament on your bottle of Stress Away then swipe it on your wrists. You’re welcome.
A Note About Carrier Oils
The Premium Starter Kit does not come with “carrier” oils. It does come with 11 pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. But in order to use them, you need to dilute them. Now, you can’t just use water to dilute pure essential oils. You need another type of oil. One that will help the essential oils spread.
The carrier oils that I personally use on myself and my children are:
Yes, I said ingest, as in eat. I cook with my oils, and I add them to my water in the morning. I’m currently obsessed with a single drop of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil in my glass water bottle. Since there are tons of benefits to drinking lemon water in the mornings, I figured why not use my oils? It saves me squirting myself in the eye trying to juice half a lemon, too.
You can also add 2-3 drops (yes, just 1 or 2) of Peppermint to a pan of brownies for peppermint brownies. 3-4 drops of Lavender in a carafe of lemonade is quite refreshing as well. As you branch out, you’ll find that if you have your typical spices on hand (oregano, thyme, basil, clove, etc.), there are likely oily counterparts that you can use in your recipes as well.
And there you have it. If you’re new to oils, you now know how to use the awesome Premium Starter Kit! Pretty cool, right? You get all of this awesome stuff, plus support from me:
If you want to learn more about how to safely use essential oils, there are my go-to resources for using oils:
Each of these guides outlines how to use essential oils for different ailments, outlines safe application, and is a wealth of information for the oiling newbie.
Which method of use are you most excited about?