Beginners Guide To Essential​ Oils!

At my campus, there are a ton of students who love essential oils and depend on them to survive school! I know that I had a ton of questions about what essential oils are and why everyone loves them so much. I decided to contact one of my friends who knows almost everything about essential oils and have her share her story and a beginners guide for everyone who is interested! I will link all her information at the end of the post if you want to check her out and I know she would love to answer your questions! Here is her story!

~Christina ♥


In 2014, I was so uncomfortable.

I couldn’t take deep breaths to save myself; it felt like I was breathing through a straw every day.

We’d try medications and treatments, but nothing was helping any longer.

A friend of my mom’s told her about essential oils and Young Living. She asked if I wanted to try them. I knew nothing of essential oils. I had no idea what they were. But I was desperate for a change, so I said yes.

So that’s what we did. We got our starter kit from Young Living that contained eleven essential oils and a diffuser. We started using the oils right away! Success!

Raven essential oil was the first oil I ever tried! It still comes in the kit today. So blessed by friends who share and these little bottles of plant juice. 

You may have a few questions about oils so here are a few answers! 

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So what are essential oils?

Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant.  They are the liquids from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and the herbs.  They are what heal the plants and keep them alive! Basically, it’s like plant juice! 

The plant is very carefully steam distilled at exact temperatures so that the oil is not damaged, but extracted.  Essential oils are very potent and highly concentrated. They are also volatile, so the essential oil is dispersed quickly into the air when diffused.

Essential oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds.

They are also so versatile!  There are so many uses for each essential oil!  In humans, essential oils provide support for every system in the body: your skeletal system, your muscular system, circulatory system, endocrine system, and your hormones, respiratory system, and immune system.

They support brain health and a healthy weight.  They are used extensively for emotions and for spiritual support in your prayer life.  An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work.

Oils can be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home.  You can literally start swapping out every single chemical cleaning toxin in your home to live a purer lifestyle, and you can do it without breaking the bank too! (win, win!)

There are over 300 oils on the earth, but you only need ten to twenty of them to build a good kit.

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So how do you use essential oils?

Essential oils can be applied topically, diffused into the air + ingested!

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is diffusing them!  Diffusing essential oils in the air is a wonderful way to receive the amazing benefits. Young Living’s cold mist diffusers are perfect for diffusing! When you become a new member, you’ll receive a diffuser in your starter kit!

Within 20 minutes of using an essential oil, it will affect every cell in the body! Isn’t that awesome?

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So why choose Young Living?

As essential oils are becoming more and more popular in today’s world, they are available everywhere.  You could even grab some at the grocery store.

So why Young Living?

Young Living is a wellness company with a passion to share wellness with everyone.  We believe wellness and beauty start from within. Young Living offers many versatile essential oils + products for living a chemical free lifestyle daily.  We have gut health supplements, personal care products, household cleaners + products, makeup, baby products and more.

I met the founders of Young Living, Gary + Mary Young, and I can personally say they care about each individual YL member. They love us!! They want the best for us + our families.

I can personally tell you that living the Young Living { chemical-free! } lifestyle, affects every aspect of our daily living and  I just love it! I’ll never go back.

Before you purchase, check to see if the company grows their own plants, owns their own fields, and controls the entire process from Seed to Seal-from the farm to the sealed bottle. Pesticides, pollution, previously farmed land-all of it can affect the quality of an oil. All of Young Living’s oils are Grade A.  I love their promise to quality! More on this at

I absolutely love that!  What the bottle is labeled with is exactly what’s inside. ❤

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So how do you get started?

Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is my suggestion. It’s how I got started! 

It comes with 11 essential oils, a diffuser (your choice!), a roller ball attachment, some samples, and amazing literature!

When you grab your kit with my link, you will have access to our oily community! We help and support each other so we’re never doing this oils thing alone and it’s super fun.

Here is a brief overview of all the oils that come in that starter kit!

  • Thieves – supports immune system + overall wellness
  • Digize – support digestion and soothes upset tummy…this one has been AMAZING for my gut health 
  • Peppermint – refreshing, energizing! It’s also wonderful for concentration and soothing the tummy too!
  • Copaiba – supports the immune system; soothes teething babies
  • Lemon – add to water for refreshing flavor; supports mental clarity…also removes sticky substances! Stickers, anyone? 
  • Citrus Fresh – freshens laundry! Diffuse in the bathroom for a refreshing smell!
  • Frankincense – supports healthy skin…promotes calmness + relaxation
  • Raven – supports the respiratory system and easy breathing!
  • Lavender – ideal for all things skin and babies! Promotes calmness and restful sleep!
  • Panaway – supports muscles + joints…apply over body after a workout!
  • Stress Away – it’s relaxing and perfect for restful sleep!

I use these oils to make amazing diffuser blends (goodbye, toxic candles…we’ve found something better!) lotions, sprays…so many things! They paid for themselves a trillion times over. 


I’m so excited to learn together! When you’re ready to dive in, shoot me a message! I’d love to chat together!

For more information check out these links!

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One thought on “Beginners Guide To Essential​ Oils!

  1. Yayyy! Lydia

    On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 7:46 AM Christina Montoro wrote:

    > christinamontorobusiness posted: “At my campus, there are a ton of > students who love essential oils and depend on them to survive school! I > know that I had a ton of questions about what essential oils are and why > everyone loves them so much. I decided to contact one of my friends who > know” >


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