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How To Start Using Essential Oils – Simple tips for beginners.

Are you interested in using essential oils and curious about all the “hub-bub”??

Well, if so…let me tell ya, we are not all quacks or fad followers.

I know for myself, I started as a skeptical medical professional. Now, I am a Nurse Practitioner that loves to use essential oils daily. Here are some simple tips that should help you become a safe avid user of essential oils.

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Start Using EO's

Always do your Research.

I was first introduced to Young Living Essential oils (EOs) by a friend that uses them regularly. I thought she was a little “wacko”, but I had to fulfill my curiosity.

After attending her 101 EO class, I took home some wonderful oil samples with instructions on how to use them. From that single moment, I knew that I wanted more EOs in my life.

I tried many brands and many qualities of oil before I settled on Young Living. Regardless of the essential oil brands you choose to use, BE SURE to do your research about how the oils are produced, distilled, and bottled.  I chose to become a Young Living Distributor because I truly believe in their products and their promise of purity.

If you need help, read How Do I Determine the Quality of Essential Oils from the University of Minnesota.

If you are going to use oils in your home and with your family, you want to make sure that they are pure, untainted, and made with the highest quality of standards.

Young Living Essential Oils painstakingly fulfills the standards for high-quality 100% pure essential oil. To get started using Young Living essential oils, you can become a wholesale member by clicking this link.

Young Living Lavender Farm in France
A Young Living Lavender Farm located in Provence, a region of France renowned for its beauty, fragrant lavender fields, and summer-long festivals.

Consider Safety First.

Essential Oils are powerfully packed and when used incorrectly can be unsafe. This is especially true with children and with pets. Here are a couple blog posts that you may find helpful. They both detail safety tips for using essential oils.

Safety Tips

Aromatherapy at Home is Easy.

Aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. (Mayo Clinic)

It’s really quite simple. You simply obtain a home diffuser, fill its reservoir with water, and add a few drops of essential oil. Your space will smell wonderful and you will instantly start to feel the therapeutic benefits of 100% pure essential oil.

Aromatherapy is well known for its ability to help support your mood. You can use this list to help guide you when choosing which oils you want in your arsenal.

Calming Oils
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli
  • Cedarwood
  • Vetiver
  • “Stress Away” (Young Living Blend)
  • “Peace and Calming” (Young Living Blend)
Happy Oils
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Tangerine
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • “Joy” ( Young Living Blend)
Respiratory Oils
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Myrtle
  • Lemon
  • Ravintasara
  • “R.C” (Young Living Blend)
  • “Raven” (Young Living Blend

Aria Diffuser

Topical Use is Quite Beneficial.

This is when you place the oil on your skin to be absorbed for its therapeutic benefits. For example, I like to put  frankincense oil and lavender oil on my face to help lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ginger oil and peppermint oil placed over the stomach area can help support better digestion.

I recommend that you use a “carrier oil” for application to your skin. My favorite carrier oils are coconut oil (solid or liquid form), almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. These are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and are perfect to help carry essential oil on your skin. This will also lessen the risks of skin sensitivity.

Where to Topically Apply Essential Oils
  • Crown of head
  • Temples
  • Behind your Ears
  • Neck
  • Upper back
  • Abdomen
  • Over vital organs
  • Soles and top of feet
  • Ankles


DIY- Do It Yourself Recipes are just plain Awesome.

Okay, I love DIY. Hence, my blog. You can make so many wonderful things for yourself, family, and friends. Plus, they are easy!!!

Here are a few simple recipes

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Use Reference Materials.

I have a few excellent books recommendations. I love these and they help me out a bunch, hopefully, they will help you too!

Here are a few of my favorites.

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Join Social Essential Oil Groups.

Support! I can’t say it enough. Support!  Support! If you are new to oils and don’t have any friends or family that are oilers, there are multiple Facebook groups, pages, and bloggers like myself that will help you on your journey.

Most essential oil distributors and companies have a customer group that they regularly serve and share information with. I know I do! So, feel free to comment or send me an email if you desire to join me.

Now that I shared a few of my beginner tips, if you have a few tips of your own to add…I would love to read them!!

Just comment below! 🙂

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