Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils

Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils

I may have been a skeptic, but I was a desperate skeptic – with one health problem after the other during the summer of 2014. A sweet friend kept posting about how Young Living Essential Oils were changing her and her family’s lives. Way too many doctors visits and antibiotics made me willing to give it a try.   Maybe they would help; maybe they wouldn’t.  But after going Gluten Free a few years earlier, I knew it was possible that natural options could help.

My friend introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils through their Premium Starter Kit. The first thing I tried was the Thieves blend, a great supporter of the immune system. Then Peppermint, a blessing to the digestive tract. One at a time, I started experimenting.  I noticed as I was ridding myself of toxic chemicals and replacing them with oils, I was getting healthier. The hype started to make sense.

I used to be a desperate skeptic, but now I’m a firm believer. And I’m surrounded by beautiful friends who have become firm believers for themselves and for their families.  There’s a reason your Facebook feed gets blown up with friends talking about essential oils! They work! Maybe you’re a desperate skeptic too.  Or maybe you’re on board the essential oils bandwagon, but you’re confused about which brand to try.  For you and everyone else, these are the reasons I chose Young Living Essential Oils:

Young Living Essential Oils

  1. Seed to Seal promise

Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise is what sold me. They are the only company that oversees the entire process of creating each essential oil. That way every member can be sure they are receiving genuine and pure oils every time. They have high standards, and I appreciate that. Young Living Essential Oils are never diluted or cut.

  1. Cost vs. Benefits

The cost of the Premium Starter Kit was affordable enough that I was willing to take a risk of seeing no benefits. However, the benefits ended up far outweighing the price. Considering how much I was spending on co-pays and prescriptions, the cost/benefit is incredible.

  1. Wholesale Membership

Young Living is far more than essential oils. They also have personal care and cleaning lines. Not only are they all natural, they have the added benefits of infused oils. By ordering a Premium Starter Kit and becoming a member, I have unlimited access to Young Living’s online health and wellness store at a 24% discount.

  1. Support System

I think many people are scared of jumping into essential oils because they don’t know what to do with them. I was no different. I learned that there are incredible support systems throughout this company filled with people who genuinely want to help so you and your family can lead healthy, happy lives. I have never felt alone throughout the process!

I’m just a desperate skeptic turned firm believer.  And I believe we should all be in this together. Life is hard enough as it is, we don’t need to be bringing toxic chemicals into our homes to make life that much harder!

Interested in a Starter Kit? Here’s what you get:

Young Living Essential Oils

11 Oils (5ml):

  • Thieves
  • Stress Away
  • R.C.
  • Lemon
  • Digize
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Panaway
  • Purification
  • Copiaba
  • Peppermint

In the event that they are out of a particular oil in that list, you could get one of these great oils (5ml):

  • Orange
  • Lemongrass
  • Aroma Ease
  • Tea Tree
  • Citrus Fresh

You’ll also get a diffuser and some fun extras!  Everything you get is worth about $300, and you’re getting it for $160.

Please comment below, message me through my Contact box on the upper righthand corner, or find me on social media – and ask anything!  I asked a lot of questions before purchasing the Starter Kit.  Let me be a resource after you’ve signed up as well.  Not sure how and when to use an oil?  I’d love to talk to you about it!

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Premium Starter Kit through Young Living Essential Oils!

See also: 4 Essential Oils for Travel

Four Essential Oils for Travel

Four Essential Oils for Travel


Traveling is supposed to be about experiencing life from a different perspective, trying new things, spending time with people you love, and relaxing.  Getting sick or feeling crappy is never part of the itinerary.  But, of course, life happens.  Trips never go as planned, and that’s part of the package (and make for the best stories later on!).  Still, I like to eliminate any potential health problems as much as possible.  So I always bring these four essential oils with me when I travel.

1. Thieves

Thieves is my top ‘must go with me on every trip’ oil.  Nobody wants to get sick on a vacation.  I normally start using Thieves on my feet the week before a trip to support my immune system and ward off any bug.  Then I bring it along to keep doing the same.  Also, Thieves s a quick healer of canker sores.  When I was in New Hampshire over Thanksgiving, I started developing a canker sore after I bit my lip.  I began putting Thieves directly on the sore, and it was completely gone within 48 hours.

2. Peppermint

Peppermint is a must for any and all digestive problems – and let’s be honest, stomachs like to misbehave when traveling. It’s like they know you don’t have your own bathroom!  When we eat foods we aren’t used to (even when traveling within the US) our digestive tracts can do bizarre things.  I will rub peppermint on my stomach for any ailments.  The scent also calms nausea from motion sickness (or, let’s be honest, hangover!).

3. Lavender

Lavender is the wonder oil – it can do just about everything.  This is why I always have it with me.  I use it to help me sleep (sometimes a difficult thing to do in a new bed), but it’s also a great way to soothe bug bites (as is Thieves!!).  I mix Peppermint with Lavender whenever I’m having allergy problems.  I put the combo on my feet and my chest to combat allergy symptoms.  I have HEARD that Lavender is great for soothing sunburns, but haven’t tried it myself.  However, I’m expecting I might get the chance next week in Costa Rica!

4. Panaway

Being in pain is a sucky way to travel.  But if you’re doing a lot of new fun things, sometimes your body gets sore.   Whether it’s muscle cramps, headache, joint pain, bruises, or stiffness, Panaway can help take edge off.  I was so skeptical of this oil when I first read about it.  But it works for me. Every. Single. Time.  I know if I walk around all day in a new city and have sore feet or cramped calves, Panaway will save the day.

Four seems to be a great number for my travel bag.  These four oils have multiple uses, so I don’t feel the need to take up more space with any extra.  I keep them in a tiny, padded cosmetic pouch and typically pack them within my clothes for extra cushion.

Do you like to bring any other essential oils with you when you travel?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy, healthy travels!

In Which I Become an Essential Oils Enthusiast

I know I’m not alone.  You go to the doctor and they “fix you right up” by giving you medications that cause side effects that are more uncomfortable than your original problem? Welcome to my summer!  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

It seems like most people have one or two or ten friends always talking about their Essential Oils and how you can basically cure all-that-ails with two drops of this and five drops of that.  It seemed too good to be true.

But I pride myself on the hippy/crunchy/hug trees side of my personality.  And I was desperate.  So I emailed a sweet oil-using friend with an “SOS Save My Miserable Life” message.  And she did.  She introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils.  Saved my life?  I don’t know. Dramatically improved my life? Definitely. And when I find something that makes life better – I must share!

I received Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit. (THE STARTER KIT HAS BEEN UPDATED!  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!)  It came with 11 Essential Oils and a diffuser to start me on my way.  Eleven felt like the perfect amount: I was never too intimidated by all the options, yet I had a good group to get me started.  Each oil has many uses and I’m just starting to learn how versatile they really are!  In my Starter Kit, I received the following:

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Thieves
  • Valor
  • Di-Gize (Typically the kits come with Purification instead of Di-Gize)
  • Frankincense
  • Peace & Calming
  • PanAway
  • Joy
  • Stress Away


The first oil I went to was PanAway.  I had just recently started lifting heavy weights when I received my starter kit, and I was constantly sore and achey.  While I was still skeptical, I rubbed it on my sore muscles only to find that minutes later the pain had greatly lessened.  Now, I know what you’re thinking: Placebo Effect.  I thought so too.  But I have consistently received nearly immediate relief time and time again.  That goes down as successful in my book!

Thieves Valor Final

Thieves and Valor are each blends and were my next two tries.  Thieves I rubbed on the bottom of my feet at night to boost my immune system Seriously y’all – it smells like Christmas!  So delicious.  Bonus: I’ve used Thieves directly on canker sores (and I can get me some serious canker sores!) to speed up healing.

Valor has been fantastic.  I have clenched my teeth at night for years.  It has gotten so bad that my gums have started receding and a nasty un-sexy mouthguard was in my future.  That is until I started rubbing Valor on my jaw before bed.  It really brings feelings of calm and peace.  I also have the authority to suggest that this oil blend seriously helps out with snoring!!

Lemon and Lavendar Final

Lavender has been great for my insomnia.  I have never had trouble sleeping until this summer.  I normally was out two minutes after my head hit the pillow.  But I had been having trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep.  I either diffuse the Lavender or put it on my pillow.  My sleep has improved dramatically. (My mother has been using Peace & Calming for sleep with the same great results.)

Lemon oil is a great immunity booster.  I’ve been putting two drops in a glass cup of water as a detox and drinking it to help keep me healthy.  The added bonus is that I’m not drinking plain, boring water.  It tastes great.


Additionally I’ve been enjoying Peace & Calming as well as Stress Away to help with the stress of being a full-time student. But let’s be honest, sometimes just being a full-time human being is stressful, so these oils help the relaxation process.


Please realize each of these oils support many more systems: digestive system, respiratory system, the skin, etc. – on and on the list goes.  This all is just the very beginning for me.  I look forward to spending 2015 learning even more.  I have had many people asking how I’m liking the oils, so I wanted to give a quick run through of my thoughts over the first couple months.  I couldn’t be happier and healthier!

If you are interested in trying the oils for yourself and/or you are interested in getting a Starter Kit like I did, please READ THIS POST and then email me at taylorduvall1@gmail.com, comment below, or message me on Facebook.


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