So you got a starter kit. NOW WHAT?
Been there, friend. When I first started with Young Living I didn’t know all that much beyond the fact that I liked to diffuse them because they smell good. 🤷 Plus, it can be a bit overwhelming to google uses and find that there are hundreds of tutorials + DIY’s + fact sheets–where do you even begin?
Since then, I’ve learned a few things. And just in case you’re in the same place I was (overwhelmed + uninformed), I wanted to share my favorite ideas for taking full advantage of your starter kit.
If you’re interested in the what + how + why of essential oils, then click HERE to read my post explain WHAT EO’s are + HOW they work + WHY we use them.
Disclaimer: I’m talking about the most common, premium starter kit as shown above but just in case you didn’t know, there are a variety of starter kits to kick-start your membership—from Savvy Minerals make-up to Thieves.
D I F F U S E R
First off, the kit comes with a diffuser of your choice.
I love using our original diffuser in Jack’s room because it serves as a nightlight, automatically turns off in 3 hours, and I can simultaneously diffuse sleepy time scents to help him relax + sleep better.
We currently have a diffuser in each bedroom, but I also want to have one or two in our main living spaces like the living room + kitchen.
N I N G X I A R E D
Your kit comes with 2-2oz samples of Ningxia Red. I highly recommend chilling it + pouring it over ice at the least. But there are so many fun ways to drink this stuff: adding in other oils, combining with other Ningxia products, you can even popsicles/gummies for family use. With what you have on hand, I like to add my 2oz portion to a similarly flavored sparkling water like La Croix “Berry” or “Lime.”
T H I E V E S W A T E R L E S S P U R I F I E R
Pretty straightforward, toss in your diaper bag or purse for post-grocery shopping or even wiping down the cart handle before you go.
O I L S
The premium starter kit contains the following oils:
Each oil can be used in multiple ways for a variety of reasons…and this is only the tip of the iceburg. Oh my! There are so many oils for you to peruse + experiment with. But I’m only talking about the oils in the kit so you don’t have to worry about needing this + that to make it work. You can start right now with what you have in your hands.
Here are some quick links to my favorite tools for the roller bottles + room sprays + carrier oils.
L A V E N D E R
Add a drop to your mascara tube to promote healthy + moisturized lashes.
Place a drop on your wrists + behind your ears + on your chest to help you relax.
Diffuse a few drops at night to help you sleep more soundly.
Add a few drops to felt dryer balls to freshen laundry (hint: allow oil to absorb + decrease drying time to eliminate static).
SWEET DREAMS Roller Bottle: Combine 4 drops Lavender + 4 drops Frankincense with a carrier oil (coconut | jojoba | almond) in a 10ml roller bottle for quick + easy application. BONUS: Add dried Lavender if you’re feeling fancy. Apply to wrists + back of neck + bottom of feet.
P E P P E R M I N T
Add a drop to your water (and maybe a drop of lemon as well) for a refreshing boost to your energy + digestive system.
Inhale directly from the bottle for relief from nausea.
SWEET RELIEF Roller Bottle: Combine 4 drops Peppermint + 4 drops Lavender with carrier oil of choice in a 10ml roller bottle. Apply to temples + back of neck when your muscles are getting tense.
HAPPY TUMMY Roller Bottle: Combine 4 drops Digize + 2 drops Peppermint with carrier oil of choice in a 10ml roller bottle. Apply directly to tummy.
V A L O R
Apply a drop or two on your wrist + chest for daily perfume.
Diffuse a few drops to relax + inspire.
Mix 3-4 drops with preferred carrier oil for an uplifting massage.
Add a 2-3 drops to invigorate your bath.
Diffuse in the car for a relaxing road trip.
P A N A W A Y
Add a few drops each of Panaway + Lavender to an Epsom/Himalayan Salt bath to relieve every day aches + pains.
Mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and rub into achey area—I most commonly apply to my neck + shoulders when tense
P E A C E + C A L M I N G
Sniff directly from the bottle to relax.
Diffuse a few drops at night to calm kiddos for bedtime.
SLEEP Roller Bottle: Add 10 drops each of Peace + Calming, Frankincense, Lavender to a 10ml roller bottle with preferred carrier oil. Apply to bottoms of feet + wrists + down the spine. Or just bathe in it.
Add a few drops to your Epsom/Himalayan Salt bath for primo relaxation.
S T R E S S A W A Y
Add one of the roller attachments to bottle and apply directly on wrists to relieve stress.
Diffuse 3-4 drops with Peppermint to make your house smell like Junior Mints.
Diffuse 3-4 drops with Lavender for a nightly relaxation routine. Or any time you want to relax.
UNICORN Roller Bottle: Combine 10 drops each Stress Away, Valor, Frankincense (you can opt to toss in Orange or Bergamot as well) with carrier oil of choice to a 10ml roller bottle and apply everywhere. This is a really popular recipe in the oily community because it’s A-MAZING. It supports all the emotions + it smells heavenly—so PERFUME! Try it. Trust me.
L E M O N
Add a drop to your water to help with digestion.
Add a few drops to vinegar to clean + freshen your home.
MOTION Roller Bottle: Combine 10 drops lemon, peppermint, frankincense with preferred carrier oil to a 10ml roller bottle and apply to back of neck + wrists to help you stay alert + alleviate motion sickness
Diffuse a few drops with Lavender for a fresh, relaxing aroma.
Combine with Peppermint + solid Coconut Oil for an invigorating chest rub to help relieve stuffy noses + cough.
C I T R U S F R E S H
Add a few drops to dryer balls for a fresh, citrus scent in your clean laundry.
Diffuse a few drops to cleanse the air + eliminate odors.
Refresh your garbage disposal with Citrus Fresh + baking soda + vinegar.
Combine with your moisturizer or serum for a morning boost.
Mix with distilled water + Lavender for delicious + natural room spray.
R A V E N
Combine a couple drops with preferred carrier oil + apply to chest + neck during cold season to promote better breathing.
Inhale directly from the bottle to clear a stuffy nose or to recharge before a work-out.
Diffuse a few drops with the steam during the shower for cold relief.
F R A N K I N C E N S E
Combine a 1-2 drops of Frankincense + Lavender with a light carrier oil like Rosehip or Jojoba and apply to your face + neck during your skincare routine. This can replace your favorite moisturizer!
Absorb a drop onto a cotton swab and apply to acne + blemishes to clean + expedite healing.
D I G I Z E
Combine a couple drops with a carrier oil + apply to your tummy to aid in digestion + relieve a sour stomach.
Place a drop in the palm of your hand + inhale to ground + calm yourself.
T H I E V E S
WELLNESS Roller Bottle: Combine 4 drops Thieves + 3 drops Frankincense with preferred carrier oil to a 10ml roller bottle. Apply to bottoms of feet daily, especially during cold season.
Add 5 drops of Thieves to 1 cup of baking soda, allow the oil to absorb overnight. Then sprinkle over carpet or rug + vacuum to clean + refresh.
Diffuse a few drops to promote wellness + a for a clean, Christmas scent.