The reformulated ART Skin Care System is finally here!

The closer I get to 50, the more I wish I would have paid more attention to how I treated my skin when I was younger! That being said, since I started using Young Living’s essential oil-infused beauty products I feel like I’ve been making up for lost time…literally! My skin has never felt more nourished and bright!

ART facial care productsI love that I don’t have to feel guilty about what I’m putting on my face, and it smells amazing – I can’t wait to cleanse my face in the evening!

Meeting advanced skin care technology with nourishing botanicals and pure essential oils, this effective, simple, three-step system is perfect for all ages!

Much like an artist prepares a canvas, Young Living’s ART Skin Care System uses skin-loving oils and natural ingredients to have you feeling refreshed, renewed, and absolutely radiant. That is the beauty of ART.

ART GENTLE CLEANSER uses a mild foaming action to lift and capture impurities without irritating the skin or stripping its natural oils.

ART LIGHT MOISTURIZER works with your skin to help retain and maintain proper hydration. The proprietary blend of essential oils and natural ingredients will leave your face feeling soft and supple.

ART REFRESHING TONER removes any residual impurities without drying out the skin. With a perfect blend of essential oils, our toner will help balance your skin’s natural pH.

For those over thirty, I also recommend my own regiment of Wolfberry Eye Cream and Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream for extra moisture.

Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream nourishes skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Its primary ingredient methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supports collagen to improve skin firmness and minimize fine lines. Essential oils geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, and ylang ylang soothe and soften the skin, while frankincense and wolfberry oil enhance collagen formation.

Wolfberry Eye Cream™ may be applied morning and evening to ease the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, and to promote skin tightening. Wolfberry Eye Cream is formulated from oil that is carefully extracted from the seeds of the Ningxia wolfberry. Rich in vitamin E and linoleic acids, wolfberry oil has unusual chemistry that makes it ideal for nourishing and hydrating skin. It is highly regarded by Asian women for its regenerative properties and its ability to protect aging skin and add luster to skin tone.

Check out ART’s Frequently Asked Questions:

ART FAQ

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Don’t worry! Once you get over the excitement of this month’s FREE oils, you can diffuse them to help you relax again!

Almost nothing makes an occasion memory-worthy like pleasant, unique aromas. With your order this December, Young Living is offering a free, emotionally grounding essential oil blend that will help you create just the right peaceful ambiance for your holiday celebrations: a 5-ml bottle of our promotion-exclusive blend Treasure of the Season, plus a 5-ml bottle of Vetiver, 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points, and a limited-time offer on two Premium Starter Kits!

Reach any of these PV minimums with your order and earn oils to add meaning to your holiday season:

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300 PV
Retail Value: $104.60

Treasure of the Season: This limited-time seasonal essential oil blend combines two different varieties of Frankincense essential oil with Cinnamon Bark and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils for a holiday blend unlike any other! This festive blend, which is both uplifting and emotionally grounding, is available only during December for this promotion, so be sure to get yours!

10 Percent Back: For every order over 250 PV in December, you will receive 10 percent of your order back in Essential Rewards points! This offer is on top of any points you may earn from your regular monthly Essential Rewards order, up to 50 points per order. These points are great for ordering free Young Living gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank! To receive your points, you must be enrolled in our Essential Rewards program—it’s our way of thanking you for your loyalty. These points will be available to use on or before January 20, 2015.

Vetiver: High in sesquiterpenes, Vetiver essential oil is one of my absolute favorites! Nicknamed by our family, the “anti-psycho-chick” oil, Vetiver, helps to calm my mind and ease the stress of too much busyness. Its earthy and soft aroma is perfect for diffusing during quiet moments. And hopefully, you’ll get a few of those this Christmas!

250 PV
Retail Value: $52.30

  • 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points
  • 5-ml Vetiver essential oil

190 PV
Retail Value: $27.30

  • 5-ml Vetiver essential oil

Special Bonus Promotion: 10 Percent Off NingXia Red and Thieves Premium Starter Kits
Limited-Time Savings: $15.00

To extend their exciting Thanksgiving week offers, Young Living is offering 10 percent off NingXia Red® and Thieves® Premium Starter Kits from December 1–5! Featuring some of their most popular products of all time, these two kits are the perfect introduction to Young Living. So, earn an “Accidental Paycheck” by referring a friend this month!

This offer is available only for first-time enrolling members and is limited to one per account.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Remember cinnamon tooth picks? We weren’t allowed to bring them to school because someone might hurt themselves, which made them all the more precious. Soaked in fiery cinnamon, sucking on one of these toothpicks was kind of like eating red hots, without all the chemicals and nasty dyes.

I decided, since I have pure, therapeutic-grade cinnamon essential oil, that I would take a shot at making my own batch of “Fire Sticks.” They turned out really well, so when my daughter, Jessica, walked into the room, I asked her if she wanted to try one. She looked at me with a blank stare, “You want me to try a toothpick?”

“Well, I don’t want you to take a bite out of it, if that’s what you mean!”

She put one in her mouth and looked a little surprised. “That’s really good!”

How have my children gotten through life without ever having tried a Fire Stick? And we homeschool for crying out loud!

How about you? Would you like to make a batch? I decided I’m putting them in the gift baskets I’m making this Christmas. Share the love!

 

Homemade Cinnamon Sticks

100 plain, round, wooden toothpicks
20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
1 tsp. vodka
2 drops liquid Stevia
1 glass jar

Place toothpicks into jar. Blend together alcohol, essential oil, and Stevia and sprinkle directly on top of the toothpicks. Seal the jar, and distribute the mixture over the toothpicks by shaking. Store in a dark place for at least 48 hours, shaking the jar several times a day.

Essential oil-based products (and all food products) are best stored in glass. But, for my gift baskets, I like to put them in mini paper envelopes or muslin drawstring bags (found at craft stores).

Interesting Facts about Cinnamon:

Traditionally, cinnamon has been used in many cultures for various wellness benefits. The most widely used part of cinnamon is its bark. It is also believed that cinnamon encourages the secretion of breast milk.

Many diabetics find it very useful, as cinnamon aids them in their quest to control their blood sugar. Research has shown that it is particularly very helpful for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, studied the effect of various food substances, including cinnamon, on blood sugar. They found that a water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP, which is abundant in cinnamon, synergistically acted with insulin and helped in the better utilization of insulin. Read more about the benefits of cinnamon HERE.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Try rubbing Peace and Calming on the bottom of your feet before bed or during stressful moments. When my youngest son was little, he liked to come into my room every evening, jump up on my bed, and put his feet in the air. “I’m ready for my peace and calming!” he would squeal!

He loved it then, and he loves it now; and he knows that, along with praying with Daddy before bed time, the oils help him drift off to sleep, comforted and soothed. And his room smells so relaxing! relaxation spa set with candles, essential oils, towel, pebbles

My daughters love the calming affect certain oils have when things are hectic or emotions are running high, especially during special times of the month. My personal favorite is vetiver, but I’ve listed other favorites at the bottom of this page.

Good ways to apply oils for this purpose are to massage into the bottoms of the feet, diffuse into the air, rub into temples, or place a drop around the edge of your mattress before bed. You can also fill a 2 oz. glass spray bottle with water and 20 drops of your favorite oil, and mist the room, sheets, pillows, and carpet before bed.

Other calming oils:

Cedarwood

Frankincense

Lavender

Spikenard

Present Time

Sandalwood

RutaVala

Make your own pillow spray by adding to a squirt bottle:

  • 2 oz.  – vodka (you can use filtered water, but alcohol dries faster when sprayed)
  • 15-20 drops  of the essential oil of your choice
  • 1-2 drops myrrh

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

 

throatsprayemmaI have been known to be a little paranoid about “choking hazards,” so I’ve never been a fan of throat lozenges, especially for children. That’s why this throat spray is my favorite! And it can be used as needed throughout the day or night. I love that!

Are you in a choir? This spray is great to help clear the throat before singing!

Soothing Throat Spray*

1/4 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Purified Water
10 drops YLTG Thieves Essential Oil Blend
5 drops YLTG Peppermint essential oil
5 drops YLTG Lemon essential oil
2 drops Stevia or 1 tsp. honey
2 oz. glass spray bottle

Blend together and store in a 2 oz. dark glass spray bottle (available HERE). Spray 1-2 squirts on the back of the throat for soothing relief.

*I only recommend using Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) Essential Oils in this recipe, since they are pure enough to be ingested, and lower quality oils may be toxic.

 

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Essential oils will transform your way of life!

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Our motives for healthy living shouldn’t be all wrapped up in looking good or being strong and impressive. And eating healthy isn’t some sort of cool ticket into the “Organics ‘R Us” club. All food used to be organic!

Beer And Pizza SeriesSome people eat junk food and immediately get fat. Others can eat like a Texan at a back yard barbecue and never gain an ounce. But, when you eat food empty of nutrition and loaded with dyes and harmful chemicals and preservatives, you may be harming other parts of your body and creating real, long-term damage. Your bathroom scale is not a good indicator of how healthy you are.

Our motivation should be all about glorifying God. If God’s people are perpetually sick, weak, diseased, or dead how will we effectively influence, transform, and bless the world with the beauty and power of the Gospel?

That is not to say that Christians can’t glorify God while they are sick; but, when we take for granted the health that God has given to us by indulging in an unhealthy lifestyle, then we are tempting God and rightly inheriting minimized health, and possibly illness.

Those of us who grew up on Frankenberry and Ding Dongs learned to love the taste of dirt. But, I’ve found that as we begin to eat right, we develop a taste for what is fresh, wholesome, and nourishing. Our palates “heal” and we learn to appreciate and distinguish the “good stuff” from the pink sugared cardboard.?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

We need more Christians to stop pretending like it’s cool, funny, or cute to love and eat junk food. It’s not good stewardship of our bodies (or the bodies of our children) to be careless about what we eat or expose our bodies to, or to live like popping pills for every ailment is perfectly okay.

I’ve seen some Christians behave as though it is “godlier” to ignore healthy eating (because “God is sovereign” and we’re “all going to die aCitrus lemonade in pitcher and glass of citrus around on blue wonyway”). They seem to have a weird “I’m above all that” attitude about it.

It is true that we should neither be fearful or obsessed nor rude, allowing food to be a fellowship breaker; but, giving thanks to God for His good gifts and utilizing them to His glory is simply wise stewardship, and shows an appreciation for His care of us.

“Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!…Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.” (Psalm 107:15–22)

Junk food isn’t cool. And if you think it actually tastes good, then perhaps it just proves that you have indoctrinated your stomach and tastebuds into developing a taste for dirt.

Juicy, organic, free-range, herb-roasted chicken or…animal shaped chicken nuggets and ketchup?Cheese Variety

Organic, grass-fed beef with melted garlic butter or… a Whopper with Cheese?

Flamed Creme Brûlée or… a jelly filled donut?

Organic white cheddar, fresh figs, local honey, and a good glass of merlot or… spray cheese and Mountain Dew?

A soothing massage with aromatic essential oils or…pills with dangerous side effects?

Ah…the good life!

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

I’ve noticed that more women use essential oils than men. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because women are more scent orientated than men. For instance, how many men do you see getting roses or cologne for their birthdays? Not many. While I know a lot of guys who enjoy things that smell good (especially food), most guys would rather have tools.

Beer And Pizza SeriesAlso, and I’m not entirely sure why, but, in many families, it seems women are more interested in issues of health and wellness than their husbands. While Mom talks about salads and organic chicken, Dad winks at the kids and sings of hamburgers and French fries.

I won’t venture into my theories of why this is, or talk too much about why it shouldn’t be this way; but, I will say there is hope for the men in your life. Men should be leading their families in all that is good and healthy, and that includes physical health and wellness…and even essential oils!

Maybe it’s because we who understand (and embrace the fact) that men and women are different have seen this modern Fred Flintstone phenomenon among men and just chalked it all up to the differences between men and women. As if women like what is good, healthy, and natural and men like what is bad, unhealthy and synthetic.

How insulting to men! I think we’ve been looking at it all wrong. Maybe some men have too! Essential oils aren’t feminine; they are tools—tools the Creator gave to us at Creation to accomplish many tasks. (Did you hear that guys? Tools—power tools!)

We see throughout Scripture that essential oils were intended for our good. This is one reason why James wrote in his epistle that if someone is sick, we should call the elders of the church—the elders, not their wives. And the elders should anoint the sick with oil and pray!

Essential oils were brought to Jesus at his birth by men—wise men (Matthew 2:11)! And before his pending arrest and crucifixion, Jesus was anointed with the essential oil of Spikenard and enjoyed its soothing affects. Spikenard is known to calm the nerves and help people cope with stress (though I can’t say I enjoy the scent of this particular oil).

Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. and the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12:3)

Essential oils were also used by the officers of the Roman army. On the eve of a battle, the officers were massaged with a special blend of essential oils (this recipe is what Young Living’s blend, Valor, is based on). The aroma of the oils would calm their nerves and help them to focus their thoughts as they prepared for their martial duties. I suspect the oils did much more for their stamina and state of mind than we even realize!renegattefosse

In the modern era, it was a French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé, who rediscovered the powerful properties of essential oils. His work has been instrumental in bringing these gifts into modern focus.

When I first started using essential oils about 12 years ago, my husband used to tease me about my “snake oils.” But guess who got the last laugh when he started to see that they worked?

Slowly, he began to come to me with various ailments, asking if I had an oil for this or that. Then I started to hear him telling other people, “Oh, I bet Stacy has an oil for that!.” He discovered that essential oils were more than scented placebos!

My husband, James, now believes that men should use essential oils! They bring clarity of mind, lower stress levels, and calm unsteady nerves. They boost virility, bring relief to sore muscles, and offer hundreds of other daily benefits.

Essential oils and essential oil-based products promote a level of well being that has been lost in our era of pharmaceutical dependency. Real men love essential oils because essential oils are power tools!

Here are just a few of my husband’s favorites…

Peppermint is our most used essential oil! Over a year ago, my husband, James, was drinking 5 to 6 cups of coffee each day. Then, he started drinking peppermint water. He adds 2 drops of peppermint to 20 ounces of water and sips it during the day, and loves it!

His coffee consumption has dropped to 1 to 2 cups, his concentration has improved, he experiences less respiratory complaints, and he has been able to enjoy a good night’s sleep. He also uses it (along with NingXia Red) on long road trips instead of sugary, dye-filled, caffeine-infused energy drinks!

Lemon is a staple around here. James likes to put a drop or two in his water at dinner to aid in digestion. Not only does it taste great, but it supports the normal function of the kidneys and helps to alkalize the body.

Sandalwood is high in sesquiterpenes and has been researched in Europe for its ability to oxygenate a part of the brain known as the pineal gland, the seat of our emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, which enhances deep sleep. Sandalwood also supports normal nervous and circulatory systems and is used for skin revitalization. James applies a drop or two near his cheek bones each night. He is able to breathe normally and relax. This oil also happens to be my very favorite scent as a cologne! So, I love it when he uses it before retiring for the night!

Cypress, or one of the blends that use it as a base, has been helpful to James when he needs to study. It also helps to support normal circulation.

Ginger is a great oil to help with nausea or dizziness associated with motion sickness. While he does not travel like he used to in years past, it is still a good oil to have on hand for long trips.

Frankincense is one that James uses to anoint the sick. It has been considered a holy anointing oil throughout church history. Frankincense is now being researched and used therapeutically in some hospitals. Frankincense is stimulating and elevating to the mind, and helps one to better cope with stress and despair.

And then, there are the many oil blends. Here are his favorites in that category…

Deep Relief and PanAway – These are both oil blends specially formulated to relieve occasional muscle soreness and tension. This is very helpful after a day of yard work…or playing ball with the children!

Valor is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and emotional aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and clarity in the face of adversity or challenge. This blend is based on an oil recipe used by the Romans before a battle.

Thieves was created from research about four thieves during the 15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. Thieves is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to have a 99.96 percent effective rate against airborne bacteria. James likes to diffuse this blend in his basement office both for its pleasant aroma and for cleansing and oxygenating the air.

DiGize  – James keeps this important oil blend on hand for almost any digestive issue that may come up.

Other oils favored by men: Vetiver, Jasmine, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Transformation, and Abundance.

And lastly, there is the real energy drink, NingXia Red. James enjoys this naturally delicious, nutrient-infused wolfberry drink every morning. NingXia Red combines the finest whole Ningxia wolfberries, blueberries, raspberries, red grapes and lemon and orange essential oils. And it contains fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is not only delicious, it is a powerful antioxidant-rich infusion which offers health, energy, and longevity!

So, for his birthday this year, instead of buying him a chain saw, get him started on essential oils; that way he’ll have the strength to use a manual saw, which is much cheaper and better for him.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Most moms find it important to have a well-stocked stash of bandages and potions to nurture and soothe their little ones. That’s probably why I get this important question so often, “If I’m going all natural, which oils are the most important for me to start with?”

Of course, I suggest everyone start with the Premium Starter Kit, which includes 11 of Young Living’s most popular singles and blends. That’s why I feature this particular collection in my “How to Get Started” special offer. However, there are a few more oils that I consider must-haves.Illustration of a Caucasian Mother Putting a Bandage on Her Son'

Which ones? Whether you’re stocking “Mom’s Boo Boo Bag” for home or for on-the go, you’ll want to make sure you have the following oils and blends on hand at all times!

God is so good to us! “Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” (Ezekiel 47:12)

Depending on your personalized health and wellness needs, there are plenty of additional oils you’ll want to have on hand; however, the following singles and blends are the oils (and essential oil-infused supplements) I consider most important for every home stash. And be sure to keep reading because I have a plan that will help you stock it, even if you’re on a tight budget!

Suggested Wish List

  • M-Grain Wonderful for relaxing me and soothing my aching head, especially when used in combination with peppermint.
  • RC Very soothing when rubbed on the chest or diffused during occasional respiratory complaints.
  • Raven I diffuse this in our bedrooms at night to ease minor lung discomfort, in combination with using RC topically.
  • Di-Gize I have this on hand always! This blend is loaded with single oils that help support the digestive system.
  • Deep Relief Comes in a roll on. I rub this blend on my sore thumbs! Excellent for children’s growing pains and a must-have for those active in sports or exercise!
  • NingXia Red Helps support the immune system. Drink 1-2 oz. per day. Great to use during the recovery process. I used this during my efforts to maintain adrenal balance. Can also be used to replace those nasty energy drinks.
  • Geranium There is so much I would like to tell you about this oil and it’s many, many uses, but I’m limited in how much I can share, since the diet dictocrats know what’s best. Do your research! And check out THIS study!
  • Cypress Anal discomfort, vein and circulatory support, stressed skin. It is also included in my homemade Bumps & Bangs Spray)
  • Helichrysum Aids the normal cellular regeneration process, hearing difficulties, and helps to reduce the appearance of scars. Known for its ability to ease occasional muscle spasms.
  • Sleep Esseemma swingnce Essential oil infused caplets.
  • RutaVala Roll-on that is good for those who are stressed or who have occasional trouble sleeping.
  • Breath Again A handy roll-on that is good to have on hand to support normal breathing.
  • Inner Defense Aids the body’s natural protective system.
  • ImmuPro Chewable, when you you want to help support a normal immune response.
  • Oregano   Oregano oil has some amazing protective properties. This oil will become very important as germs become more adaptable! Oregano oil (which was spoken into existence at Creation when God created the plants) knows to preserve the good bacteria. God’s good gifts are amazing!
  • Vetiver Vetiver has a calming and soothing effect on the central nervous system and is a wonderful oil to help quiet an overactive, exhausted, or stressed mind.  It is also said to be a good choice in helping to control occasional anger, irritability, or irrational behavior, as well as helping with occasional sleeplessness. My husband nicknamed this “psycho-chick oil.” Not sure why. Also, many people have had excellent results using this oil on children with behavioral challenges, occasional anxious feelings, or sensory troubles.
  • Cedarwood A wonderfully fresh, woody oil to diffuse in the home to help manage stress.
  • Dragon Time This blend is a must for a household full of women like ours! Helps ease symptoms during challenging times of the month.
  • Progessence Helps a woman’s body to naturally balance.
  • Brain Power Great for encouraging clear thinking – helps keep everyone focused. A good choice for homeschoolers!

The most economical way to purchase essential oils is through Young Living’s Essential Rewards program. It doesn’t cost anything extra for wholesale members to join, and this way you get ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????discounted shipping and earn points for FREE oils each month. So, the best way to stock your Boo Boo cabinet is to first sit down and figure out a budget.

Decide how much you’re willing and able to invest each month in your family’s health. Once you’ve done that, start your “wish list.” List all the oils you hope to have in your stash in the order you hope to have them. Check the prices, and plug them in to each month’s Essential Rewards order.

Whether you plan to budget $50.00 or $100.00 per month, remember, in the long run, a healthy family costs less money! And, in addition to Young Living’s superior quality essential oils, they also carry essential oil-based personal care products, supplements, and cleaning products. So, if you practice a little replacement buying, you can earn even more free oils quickly!

Using an approximate monthly budget of $100.00, and using my oil suggestions above, here’s an example of a six month plan to stock the above items:

November: M-Grain, Geranium, R.C.
December: Raven, Deep Relief, DiGize, Inner Defense
January: ImmuPro, 2 Bottles NingXia Red
February: RutaVala, Breath Again, Oregano, Sleep Essence
March: Vetiver, Helichrysum
April: Cypress, Cedarwood, Dragon Time, Progessence

With the above plan, at the end of six months, you will have a well-stocked Boo Boo Bag, as well as points worth $62.00 in FREE oils.* If you need help with your monthly plan, or if you have questions about Essential Rewards and earning points, please feel free to contact me to schedule a chat!

*This is 10% of what you spent, but after  you’ve been on the Essential Rewards program for a year, you begin to earn 20%. And, if you qualify for the monthly promotions, you could get even more free stuff!

Read “Five Ways to Afford Essential Oils”

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Learning about the amazing and powerful benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils is fascinating; but, it can also be overwhelming. One oil may have dozens of unique common uses, and trying to keep it all straight can, at times, seem daunting.

However, once you have started building your own natural remedy stash, and begin to use your essential oils on a daily basis, you’ll become familiar with the names and uses quickly. Soon, your confidence in addressing health concerns in your own family will grow!

Be sure to utilize a good essential oil reference book, (if you want one for free, CLICK HERE) and continue to study and explore the many uses for your oils, but this short “get started” guide should help you on your road to confident “oiling.”

Storage

It is always best to store your oils in a dark place, away from light, especially sunlight. Therapeutic-grade essential oils have a very high frequency. The frequency is an important component of their beneficial effects. Sunlight and other kinds of radiation can lower the frequency and compromise the potency. Do not store your oils in metal, plastic, or clear glass.

Spoilage

Most therapeutic-grade essential oils do not spoil. In fact, essential oils were discovered unspoiled in excavations from ancient tombs in Egypt. In fact, because of the amazing protective properties of essential oils, they are often used in other natural products as preservatives.

General Use

Each 15 ml bottle of Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil contains approximately 250 drops. Essential oils may be applied topically, inhaled, or used internally (see guidelines below).

Aloe Vera - alternative medicineInternal Use

Young Living essential oils that are labeled as “supplements” are GRAS (“generally regarded as safe” by the FDA) for internal use. This may not be true with other brands, as lower quality oils may be toxic. CLICK HERE for more information about red flags to look for when choosing an essential oil brand. I personally only recommend Young Living essential oils for internal use, since I trust their quality and purity.

See Topical and Oral Administration of Essential Oils – Safety Issues

Young Living essential oils that are labeled as “supplements” may be ingested by putting directly on the tongue, placed in a capsule, added to recipes or tea, rubbed on the gums, or added to a glass of water. The amount used depends upon the essential oil.

Essential oils may also be used in suppositories to help with the relief of various discomforts. Only use “therapeutic grade” essential oils internally. Since this term is not regulated by any outside organization, CLICK HERE to learn what I mean when I say it and why it’s so important.

Topical Use

Essential oils may be applied neat (undiluted) or diluted with a carrier oil (any organic fatty oil). Pour a few drops into the palm of your hand. Dip the index finger of the other hand into the oil and apply where needed.

Most therapeutic-grade essential oils are safe to use neat. However, be very careful with the “hot” or “spicy” oils. The hot oils may cause a burning sensation on the skin. Depending up where the oil is applied, it will most likely need a carrier oil (almond, olive, coconut, Young Living’s V-6 oil etc.). For instance, your face is usually more sensitive than the bottoms of your feet. The “hot” oils are most of the spice oils: Oregano, Cinnamon, Thieves blend, Peppermint, Thyme, lemongrass, clove, etc.footcare

It is always a good idea to put a very small amount of the oil on your inner arm and wait to see if it causes a reaction before you use it liberally. If you use an essential oil and then have an unwanted reaction, do not use water to wash it off. Water may actually intensify the unpleasant effect. Use any vegetable oil that is handy to dilute the oil and then wash with soap and water.

Of course, if you want to intensify a desired effect, on occasional sore muscles for example, by all means use water to drive the oil deeper into your tissues. Apply the oil, and then put a hot compress over it or get into the bath or shower.

Do not pour essential oils directly into the bath, as the oils will float on top. Either apply the oil to your skin before getting into the bath or shower; or, add a few drops of oil to some Epsom salts and add to the bath.

Essential oils easily penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream because of their extremely small molecular size. One drop of essential oil used on the skin may be in every cell in the body within 20 minutes of application (this is one reason it is so important to use only therapeutic-grade oils).
EOdeskreferenceConsult your Essential Oils Desk Reference or your Essential Oils Pocket Reference for specific application direction; but, in general, apply the oil on location and on the corresponding Vita Flex point on your feet. A Vita Flex point is an area on the bottom of the foot where the nerve endings from various organs and other parts of the body are located.

For example, if you are targeting the liver, rub the oil on the abdomen over the liver and on the Vita Flex point for the liver on the bottom of the right foot. See the Vita Flex foot chart HERE or check your reference guides.

Inhaling/Diffusing

Diffusing essential oil into the air is another very effective means of experiencing powerful effects. It is important to diffuse the oils without using any heat. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are purposely distilled at low temperatures to preserve the fragile therapeutic components. Applying extreme heat to them when diffusing can destroy some of those components.

diffusersUse an ultrasonic diffuser. Young Living has several to choose from. When you became a wholesale customer by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, you get a FREE Home Diffuser to get you started!

Another way to diffuse oils is to simply place a few drops in a spray bottle, fill it with water, and spray yourself or the air around you. A Peppermint spray can be very refreshing if you happen to be outdoors on a hot summer day.

Also, you can simply put some essential oil into the palm of one hand, rub your hands together, cup your nose and mouth with both hands and inhale. These methods might be very effective for helping to open the airways and aid normal breathing. Use the “lung oils,” such as RC, Raven, or Ravintsara.

General Cautions

  • Keep essential oils away from eye area – dilute with whole milk or vegetable oil if any should get into eyes. Do NOT dilute with water.
  • Avoid contact with mucus membranes.
  • If drinking water with essential oils in it, do not use a plastic or Styrofoam cup! The oils will break down the plastic, which will leach into your drink. Also, essential oils “eat” petrochemicals. Don’t believe me? Try putting a drop on an inflated balloon!
  • Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
  • If pregnant, consult with your physician or midwife before using essential oils.
  • If you have Epilepsy or a history of seizures, you may want to check with your doctor before using Fennel, Sage, Hyssop, Basil.
  • If you have high blood pressure you may want to check with your doctor before using Pine, Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage, or Thyme.
  • Consult your physician if you are on blood thinner medication.
  • As a general rule, if you are on prescription medication, always consult your physician and/or pharmacist before using essential oils.
  • Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children.
  • When using essential oils for the first time, it is always best to do a skin test to make sure there are no sensitivities. If redness or skin irritation should occur, dilute area with vegetable oil.
  • All citrus oils (lemon, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, bergamot, etc.), and any blend containing those essential oils, are photosensitizing; avoid sun or tanning bed exposure for 12 hours after applying these essential oils.
  • I do not recommend using “spicy” essential oils in a bath or with a hot compress: Peppermint, Clove, Cinnamon, Thyme, Oregano, Thieves, Black Pepper, or Marjoram.
  • Avoid with Homeopathic Remedies: Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint (menthol and camphor may antidote homeopathics, making them innefective).

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.