Essential Oils For Beginners

With so many questions asked of me daily about essential oils I thought I would write a beginner’s guide to essential oils post. There is a bit of confusion about how to use essential oils, what they are best used for and why the price points from different essential oil companies are so different.

Let’s start with some essential oil basics.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of the plant. Do you remember breaking a plant in elementary school to see what happened? I’ll refresh your memory just in case you don’t. Haha! The oil from the plant will rush to the part that is injured to support it. Essential Oils have protective properties, which are the plant’s natural defense mechanism that gives them their therapeutic properties.

Essential oils do the very same thing for the human body. They support the part that needs it most. They oxygenate our cells and detox our bodies. Essential oils support every system in the human body, from healthy brain function, to healthy weight management and they are used extensively for emotional support.

I’m not sure about you, but this mama is in desperate need of some emotional support!!

Who should use them?

Everyone! Every essential oil we use is a chemical we are not using. Essential oils are safe for adults as well as children. Oils are wonderful for our general wellness, emotional and spiritual support. They are a fantastic alternative to toxic cleaning products too! We have replaced all of our poisonous, chemical laden cleaning products with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil infused cleaners and are living a healthier, all-natural lifestyle while saving money at the same time!

A few drops of lavender essential oil in a diffuser can soothe a child who has had a tough day at school, calm the kids (and you) before bedtime, or relax you after a long day at work. On the flip side, peppermint essential oil can be invigorating, uplifting, and energizing. There are so many different essential oils to use to support us emotionally and to support our immune systems. This is why I love them so much!

How do I use them?


This is the quickest way to get oils into your system!

  • Rub 2-3 drops of essential oil between your palms, cup over your nose and inhale deeply.

  • Use 5 drops or so of your favorite essential oils in your diffuser.

  • Rub some of your favorite oils onto leather or porous stone jewelry to turn your accessories into a diffuser.


Be sure to read labels for dilution suggestions. Most can be applied directly to the skin, but a few need a carrier oil.

  • Massage 2-3 drops of essential oil onto your skin with a carrier oil, like coconut oil, jojoba oil or YL's V6 blend.

  • Add a few drops to epsom salts for an amazing nighttime bath.

  • Apply to the bottom of feet to efficiently get oils into your system or wear on wrists or behind ears as perfume.


I only trust Young Living’s essential oils for internal use because I completely trust the purity of the oils. The Vitality Line is clearly labeled for internal use. Look for the white labels :)

  • Place 2-3 drops of essential oil into a veggie capsule and swallow with water.

  • Add a couple drops of oil to your food or drink. I love Lemon Vitality in my water! Peppermint brownies are a big hit too :)

  • Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to your NingXia Red antioxidant drink for a flavor and immune system boost.

How To Start Your Wellness Journey With Essential Oils

The absolute best way to get started with essential oils is by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.

In addition to the 11 essential oils included you’ll receive a whole bunch of other goodies too!

Bonus! It comes with a diffuser!!

This is sort of like a candle, just as pretty but without the horrible toxins filling your home. You fill it with water and whatever oil you want, then let it run! Your home will smell amazing plus you get all the health benefits from the essential oils as well. This is my favorite way to use oils and I have them all over our home!

Thieves Cleaner Sample - This is enough to make an entire bottle of our favorite plant-bases and toxin-free cleaner! We have replaced every single cleaner in our home with Thieves! You will love it!
Ningxia Red Packets - Young Living’s powerhouse antioxidant drink. It is perfect for boosting your immune system and fighting off free radicals that make us look and feel older than we really are.

A Roller Top - This may sound like a simple thing, but it is a big help! Just pop it on any oil that you would love to roll on pretty frequently. Mine went directly on Stress Away!

Sample Drams - Sharing is caring! If your friend is having trouble sleeping, give her some lavender! You could even use them to make your own blends to take to work or use when you are traveling. I love these little bottles!


Plus, access to our amazing community. Incredible education and resources, giveaways, friends to support you and do this wellness thing together with! This is my favorite part of Young Living, hands down.