I've been using essential oils for almost 6 months now and I have come to realize that there are some items that are a must to make your life with essential oils a success. If you just sign up as a retail member, its likely you buy individual oils that you think you need and thats it. Although to reap the benefits of the oils you need to utilize them in all three way-- topically, internally (not all oils can be taken internally), and inhalation.
For instance if you have a cold you won't beat it as fast if you are simply rubbing oils on yourself. The best defense is to diffuse Thieves or your choice oil depending on your ailment because the fastest way into your body is through inhalation. When my family is sick I am constantly diffusing. I start the diffuser in the bedroom and close the door about a half hour before bed, that way the room is already filled by bedtime. How do you get your hands on a diffuser? A great home diffuser comes with the Premium Starter Kit! This diffuser is $75 if you buy it outright and one of the reasons the kit is such a great value.
The next way to use oils is internally. This is the method with the most options. Let's say for example you are battling terrible seasonal allergies. The very best solution to relieved those itchy eyes and throat is taking a capsule of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint in a capsule. You can take it in a spoonful of honey or agave as well or in a cup of tea, but if you want to see the fastest results, capsules are the way to go. While capsules are not included in the Premium Starter they are available for purchase through Young Living or at your local health foods store.
The last way to use essential oils is the easiest and most common way, Topically. The location of where you apply a particular oil is really dependent on what your ailment is and what kind of oil you plan to use. When I use Cedar wood to help me sleep, I simply put a drop on each of my big toes, the back of my neck, and behind each ear. Although, when I feel like I am coming down with a cold I will apply Oregano which is highly anti viral to my spine. I do this by applying a rollerball fitment right to the top of the bottle. When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit it includes one Aromaglide roller ball fitment. Additional fitments are available for purchase on the Young Living website.
Having the right tools can make all the difference in your life with essentials oils. When buying the starter kit Young Living gives you a lot of the necessary resources to be successful.