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Why and How to Use Essential Oils

Friends, if you haven’t heard about essential oils, you may be living in a cave. Am I right? Essential oils are getting a lot of attention lately…and for good reason. I started using essential oils about five years ago, when I was suffering from the worst sinus infection ever. I was pregnant with our sixth baby at the time, and didn’t want to use antibiotics, so I went on the hunt for something natural. And that started me and my family on our journey to wellness.

We have since thrown away all our chemicals in our home and disposed of any over the counter medications we had. In the last 6 years, not only has our health has improved tremendously, but we have seen our mindset change, our finances improve, and so much more!

If you know me at all, you know I am a big proponent for simple, natural living. I am not perfect by any means, but I do what I can, when I can. When I first started with essential oils, I did tons of research. I read books and articles and read and listened to anything I could get my hands on. I wanted to be absolutely sure I was doing the best thing for my family.

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Where Do You Buy Your Oils?

You can pretty much walk into any store and find  essential oils now. The thing is…you don’t know what is actually in the bottle you are buying. They may smell good, but they can have harmful fillers, synthetic chemicals added, they may use high heat or high pressure when they remove the essential oils from the plants or a variety of other things that would make me NOT want to put that product on my skin or in my body. In fact, many of these products will have a “do not ingest” or “not for topical use” on the bottle.




Then there are essential oils that come directly from the plants, that are extracted with LOW heat and LOW pressure so that the oils are not damaged, that do not have harmful chemicals added during the extraction process, that are grown in the right soil in the right conditions, and that are thoroughly tested for their therapeutic qualities.

Those are the oils that actually can benefit my family’s health and wellness. I prefer quality, straight from the source essential oils. I always find it funny when people think of essential oils as a “new age” trend when you can read about essential oils throughout the Bible!




I started using essential oils in the Spring of 2015 and have been using essential oils, and essential oil infused products DAILY since then. And our family has never been healthier.


Essential oils can help with things like:

• A restful night’s sleep
• Arthritis pain
• Inflammation
• Digestive support
• Weight loss
• Minor muscle and joint aches
• Support for the respiratory system
• Bruises and sprains
• Coughs & Sore Throats
• Supporting a healthy immune system (AND our kids!)
• Support for healthy blood pressure and healthy blood sugar (already in a healthy range)
• Cognitive support and focus
• Supporting normal cellular growth
• And SO MUCH more!

If you are interested in getting started with essential oils for your family, you have a couple of options.




You can get started as a Young Living wholesale member and get one of the Premium Starter Kits. The starter kit has the essential oils that EVERYONE needs in their home and comes with an amazing diffuser and other goodies.

Also, when you are a wholesale member then you get access to our exclusive FUN Facebook group to help you in your essential oils journey!

When I got started, I bought the Premium Starter Kit, and I’m so glad that I did! That is your best bang for your buck!

There is absolutely no obligation to sell anything when you buy a starter kit. You are a wholesale member and get the benefit of a  24% discount for any future products that you decide to buy! You have the option of sharing about the products with others and getting a “Thank You” check from Young Living, but it’s certainly not a requirement.



We have a few other options to fit any budget! Seriously! While I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit, I know that isn’t always possible and I would rather everyone has an opportunity to get these oils in their home!







The world of essential oils can be confusing, especially when you first get started, so I’m here to help you and walk with you in your journey. We often chat essential oils in our Simply Oily Mamasand the Almost Crunchy Mama IG.  With 7 kids, a home business, pets, a farmhouse, a husband who doesn’t like to stop…I have some experience with what works and what doesn’t!



*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 




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  • Reply
    Carrie Willard
    December 29, 2016 at 7:36 am

    A virus made its way through our house recently and after almost two weeks of dealing with it, I headed to bed and made a chest rub with my Breathe blend. (I was starting to have a heavy, funny feeling in my chest and was worried about bronchitis) After that day I felt better!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Isn’t it amazing? I love that we can support ourselves naturally.

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    Sarah Bell
    December 29, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Interesting post! I’ve heard of them before but haven’t used them yet – I’m inspired 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    December 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I love using essential oils and so does my daughter. There is so much to learn so I am always happy to find posting explaining more information.

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    Kipper @ One Grace Filled Life
    December 29, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Hi Terryn! Love this post, and your blog is beautfiful! Essential oils are life changing, and I just love them! Have a blessed week!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet words!

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    Callie K
    December 29, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Great information. I absolutely love my oils, and we use them around the house in so many ways. I also keep a diffuser at my desk at work and am constantly using that as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    Casey Oakley
    December 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I’m so hooked on essential oils! I use them for immunity support, for headaches, for congestion, etc.

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    December 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thank you for the education. My mom is a big believer and user of the oils, so I have tried a few. It always feels a bit overwhelming and this was helpful.

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    Maribeth Alexander
    December 29, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love Young Living Essential Ouls! I’m using Frankincense for some health issues, plus some others for different reasons. I put Joy in my diffuser while I’m working in my office. That’s for the excellent article. There’s a lot of great information here!

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    Sarah Jean Althouse
    December 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

    My mom was using essential oils way before it was a thing. haha. So i’ve grown up putting essential oil on my feet and lavender oil on my pillow!

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    December 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Lovig my Young Living oils! I’ve been drinking digize and lemon vitality in my water and apple cider vinegar

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    December 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

    My daughter loves essential oils. Sharing this post with her. Thank you!

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    December 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What a great an informative post! Essential oils are definitely something I want to get into…I’m always amazed at all the uses for them. Thanks for sharing!

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    December 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’m still a newbie with using essential oils and appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks for sharing!

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    Corsica Nambiar
    December 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

    What a great post, this could really help out people starting to use!

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    December 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I LOVE my essential oils. I have gone to creating my own combos because I have sensitivities to certain ones. Yesterday I put peppermint, cinnamon bark, and wintergreen in a roller bottle with some coconut oil and I am loving it! I worked at the computer all day but every time I started to get a pain somewhere I would roll it on and it was gone!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Is’t it awesome! I love being able to make up blends for our family too!

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    December 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    my daughter loves essential oils thanks for sharing this I will share it with her
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    Samantha @ Momma Wants Java
    December 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been thinking about starting with essential oils, but I didn’t want to spend too much money on it. I had no idea about the wholesale member thing though. That sounds like it’s worth looking into. Thank you!!!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Hey Samantha! The wholesale member is the way to go, for sure. I would love to help you! I am hosting a class on FB on Monday where you can get more info too. You should come! https://www.facebook.com/events/250036332095877/

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    December 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I do love essential oils.. especially lavender, it has saved my life. I am interested in possibly getting a starter kit! I have a lot to think about! Excited though! Thanks for sharing your info.

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    December 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Oh man, I’ve been wanting to learn more about essential orders. Thanks for sharing this! I don’t use any yet, but mightttt give them a shot!

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    Brittany Ferrell
    December 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I have just started getting into essential oils. I use lavender on my daughter and I at night to help us sleep. I think it is helping! I am very interested in learning more about the different kinds though!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Brittany, we use lavender and cedarwood at night for sleep and it’s amazing. I would be happy to help you learn more. I am hosting a virtual class Monday night if you want to join: https://www.facebook.com/events/250036332095877/

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    Kristin Cook
    December 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I wish I could do YL. I just have never been able to afford it. I won an oil in a giveaway about 1.5 years ago and then I ordered “purification” and loved it, but I just haven’t had the money :/ Maybe one day.

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Kristin! There are ways around that, my friend! I would love it if you joined me! We should talk 🙂

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

      I was just thinking, why don’t you come to the class I’m having Monday and invite your friends? https://www.facebook.com/events/250036332095877/

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    Ref J
    December 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I love essential oils. I need to understand their full potential, so far I only use them as fragrance in my home.

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Jeanine, which ones do you use now? I’m happy to help!

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    Jenni Petrey
    December 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I’m a covert when it comes to essential oils. I use them on myself and on my children, the benefits are wonderful!

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      January 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

      They certainly are Jenni, it’s amazing!

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    December 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve really gotten into essential oils lately, they’re so great, I even put lemon oil in my morning oatmeal. So good!

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    Jen|Practical By Default
    January 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Thanks so much for linking up at #familyfriday we appreciate it! We hope you come back next week.
    Ps. I love oils!

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    Jewels Rhode
    January 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This is awesome! I want to start to use more of essential oils.

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    January 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I’m a Young Living girl, myself! I love my oils more and more as I learn more about them. I think I’ll sign up for your class to pick up your tips!

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    Brandi Wiatrak
    November 13, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I definitely hear the comments about essential oils being hippy dippy, but now I am going to combat it with “um, they used them during Biblical times too, ya know!” I love my lavender and Jasmine oils! They literally work wonders. I’m not a fan of prescription pills either. Essential oils are really worth their weight in gold. ❤️

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    November 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Great post! I love my essential oils but I haven’t really put much time into learning all the different ways to use them so this was so helpful!

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    Jasmine Hewitt
    November 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

    this is informative! i only ever use them as aromatherapy and scents personally

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    Nicole Kauffman
    November 15, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I JUST got started with Young Living and I’m so excited!

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    November 16, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I never used oils for anything more then aromatherapy, however recently i purchased essential oils for teething for my infant and it sold me to start using them for me. This was informative for my reference

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    March 22, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I love using and learning more and more about essential oils. I even use them for my chickens

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    March 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I use Young Living for everything! Toothpaste, thieves cleaner and oils. We’ve healed infected wounds, treated sinus infections, other illnesses and used oils for 2 homebirths. I also use them on my pets and children, too. Their healing abilities shouldn’t be underestimated! LOVE essential oils!

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    Jalisa Harris
    March 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I love everything you can use them for. Such a game changer.

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    March 24, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I have recently started using essential oils, and I now feel I couldn’t do without them. I have a lot to learn, so I appreciated coming across your post very much!

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