Essential Oils 101

Hi there! You probably landed here because you heard me blabbing on about Young Living essential oils on Instagram. It’s not a sales pitch when I say that I use essential oils to enhance my health and well being every single day.

A typical day using essential oils for me can look like:

  • 6 am - Get ready for work and diffuse some Joy oil - Rub a homemade psoriasis balm on my forearms, thighs, ears and chest - bascially anywhere that I have dry spots - that is made from Lavender, Patchouli, German Chamomile, and Melrose

  • 7am - Head out to work with some Thieves mints - to boost immunity - and Valor roller - for courage in my pocket! I roll some Valor on when I need a boost of confidence at work. I work in the building materials industry and mistakes/angry customers tend to be the norm. Valor is my second favorite oil (behind Lavender) and is now available in the starter kit!

  • 5-6pm - Return home from work and load up the diffuser again. If I need to focus I will put in a blend of Peppermint and Lemon, but if I just want good creative vibes I go with White Angelica.

  • 10pm - Get ready for bed - I use the same homemade psoriasis balm as well as a blend for my scalp. If I feel like I need to settle my stomach before bed I will have some ginger tea. Then I put my sleep blend in my diffuser - Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Grapefruit - and its off to dream land.

If you’re brand new to essential oils I highly recommend the starter kit. I didn’t know where to start, but at least with that kit I could take baby steps. Diffuse one today, apply one topically the next and before I knew it was using them daily in my own rollers and creams.

If you have any questions, they may be addressed below. Otherwise please email me at madeline@madaboutfood.co or sign up for my Oily Newsletter!


Frequently Asked Questions:

What comes in a Young Living Premium Starter kit?

  • A diffuser of you choice (Dessert Mist is my favorite and same price as the dew drop!

  • 12 of Young Livings most loved oils: Stress Away, Peppermint, Lemon, Peace & Calming, Theives, Digize, Valor, Frankincense, Raven, Citrus Fresh, Panaway, Lavender

  • 2 AromaGlide roller balls

  • 2 NingXia Red samples

  • 1 oz Theives cleaner sample (this little sample can make a full bottle of cleaning spray!), Theives hand sanitizer

  • Empty sample bottles to share your oils with friends and family, and lots of information about Young Living.

I recommend that as soon as you get your kit you put some Stress Away in the diffuser, drop a couple of drops of Panaway in some coconut oil and give yourself a little shoulder massage and just sit back and relax.

I want the oils, but why do I have to be a member?

Becoming a Young Living member is necessary to purchase a starter kit, but having a monthly order is not! There is no monthly member fee and no monthly minimum you have to hit.

Becoming a member gives you access to all the perks of a monthly membership with Essential rewards. Those perks include: 24% off all essential oils, easy monthly shipments, earn rewards points with every purchase that you are able to use on a future order!, exclusive loyalty gifts that you receive after 3, 6, 9 and 12 consecutive months of ordering.

How do I get started with a Young Living Starter Kit?

  1. Follow this link and create a member account with Young Living. When you create an account there is NO monthly fee or commitment, BUT you will get 24% off every order of YL products!! You can only access the starter kit by becoming a member. (I will be your sponsor Madeline E Tague.)

  2. Pick out your starter kit! The dessert mist kit comes with a beautiful diffuser.

  3. Send me an email at madeline@madaboutfood.co letting me know you signed up so we can start your oily journey together.