It’s a beautiful Saturday noon, the sky is overcast with the tropical heat bearable for the first time in weeks. Since I needed to do something on my laptop anyway and the weather is fine, I decided to write about Young Living’s premium starter kit for those who would like to know more about its contents. If you’ve been oiling a while, this post is possibly not for you as you know your oils in your kit like the back of your hand. I’m writing this post for those who are newbie to Young Living or would like to try the kit for the first time.
Photo above is the new starter kit since the start of March 2018 – still as awesome as the old kit and also available at only 160 USD + 14 USD shipping fee via DHL to Philippines. It can take about 5 working days for your PSK to arrive at your doorstep. For other countries, it may take longer or shorter depending on how proximal you are to the nearest Young Living branch and the shipping fee can vary too.
Let’s get started!
The premium starter kit is your ticket to becoming a member of Young Living. By purchasing the kit, you automatically become a Distributor which entitles you to 24% discount off your future purchases.
A premium starter kit includes a diffuser such as the Desert Mist. Each diffuser functions as a humidier and aroma diffuser. Inspired by the design of a stylish Moroccan trellis, the Desert Mist Diffuser brings an exotic and modern look to any space. It also helps support a natural environment by replacing harmful household fragrance chemicals with naturally derived essential oils.
Using ultrasonic frequency technology, the Desert Mist Diffuser generates waves at 1.7 million per second, breaking down essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, dispersing them into the air, and releasing the oils’ unique constituents. This diffuser is custom designed to diffuse continuously for 5–6 hours on High mode, 8 hours on Low mode, and 10 hours on Intermittent mode.* It also offers 11 individual light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode.
(Source: Young Living Website)
If you are so stressed out from work or the daily road traffic, Stress Away™ is the blend to diffuse to calm down. Personally, I like to diffuse this with a 2 drops each of orange and lime in my diffuser as it makes my house smelling like oasis. Some of our Oilista Manila members also wear this as perfume, one even claimed that it smells better after wearing for a few hours! Below are some of the blends we’ve tried using Stress Away:
Synergize 10 drops of Stress Away, 4 drops of Lavender, 4 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of frankincense in a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill with your favorite carrier oil and mix well. Apply on your wrists and vitaflex points.
Synergize 8-10 drops each of Stress Away and Lavender in a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill with your favorite carrier oil and mix well. Apply on your temples, wrists, and chest and you’ll be in dreamland in no time!
If you’re prone to tummy aches, you should bring this oil blend with you anywhere! Why? Because Digize™ relieves digestive problems including indigestion, heartburn, gas, and bloating. This powerful blend consists of essential oils including tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli (Essential Oils Pocket Reference, page 121). To be honest, this is my least favorite blend in the smell department but this is one blend I don’t allow myself to run out of because it has helped me and my family recover from previous bouts of diarrhea and indigestion. Use by applying 1-2 drops directly on your tummy and massage in a clockwise motion. You may apply a few squirts of carrier oil to cover bigger skin surface area.
Frankincense is the bomb! It has been around even before this oil was given to baby Jesus as gift. Frankincense is considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. During Jesus’ time, people believe that a drop of two of this oil applied on the crown of babies help keep them healthy. Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only wealthy people possessed it.
I use frankincense in my beauty face serum. Here’s a quick recipe to try for a bottle of night time beauty oil: synergize 8 drops each of frankincense, lavender, and lemon in 10 ml glass roller or dropper bottle. Top with jojoba or sunflower oil (or a mix of both). Mix thoroughly and apply on the face after cleansing. One member in our team claims this blend helped reduce her eyebags. Just make sure none of the oils get into your eyes when applying. In case that happens, just wash with carrier oil, never with water.
Panaway™ is one of Young Living’s bestseller! This blend helps reduce pain and inflammation, supports circulation and healing. If you have loved ones who suffer from arthritis, sprain, muscle spasms, cramps, bumps, and bruises, this blend will help alleviate the pain and discomfort. Dilution is usually not required when applying a drop or two on affected area, however, this is a warm oil so dilution with a few squirts of carrier oil may be preferred. This blend is composed of essential oils such as wintergreen, helychrysum, clove, and peppermint.
Lemon essential oil is one of my favorites! I add a drop in one glass of cold water and it helps stop the craving for sweet drinks! This essential oil can add a bright, dynamic flavor to many dishes too. Its versatility in sweet and savory recipes is what makes this fruit a popular item in kitchens around the world. Use Young Living’s Lemon Vitality™ essential oil to add flavor to savory foods like fish and chicken or sweet foods like pastries and cakes.
Lemon Vitality oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon Vitality for a convenient way to use this great flavor. Start small with a single drop of oil.
Lemon oil has also been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin, reduce wrinkles, and combat acne. One of the reasons why I add lemon in my face serum is because a friend recommended it when she noticed that her acne scars have lightened by using diluted lemon oil on her face every night. So yeah, lemon essential oil is awesome!
If frankincense is considered the “father”, lavender is the “mother” and also, the “Swiss army knife” of all essential oils. Just like frankincense, this awesome essential oil, has so many uses, it deserves a whole blog post! Below is a story of how lavender oil’s numerous benefits were discovered:
“In 1910 French chemist and scholar René-Maurice Gattefossé discovered the virtues of the essential oil of lavender. Gattefossé badly burned his hand during an experiment in a perfumery plant and plunged his hand into the nearest tub of liquid, which just happened to be lavender essential oil. He was later amazed at how quickly his burn healed and with very little scarring. This started a fascination with essential oils and inspired him to experiment with them during the First World War on soldiers in the military hospitals.”
My dad whose kidneys have failed and thus, have been on dialysis since July last year, loves to diffuse lavender essential oil along with peppermint and lemon. He is now able to sleep and relax better since he started diffusing lavender. And because he sleeps well now, we’ve noticed that he is more energetic in the morning and less grouchy!
Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. This is the reason why Digize blend has it. In a study by Chumpitazi, B.P. et.al. which investigated the benefits of peppemint to patients with Irritable Bowel Movement (IBS) entitled “Review article: the physiological effects and safety of peppermint oil and its efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders”, they found out that:
“…peppermint oil may have several mechanisms of action including: smooth muscle relaxation (via calcium channel blockade or direct enteric nervous system effects); visceral sensitivity modulation (via transient receptor potential cation channels); anti-microbial effects; anti-inflammatory activity; modulation of psychosocial distress. Peppermint oil has been found to affect oesophageal, gastric, small bowel, gall-bladder, and colonic physiology. It has been used to facilitate completion of colonoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.”
Aside from supporting digestion, diffusing peppermint along with lemon also helps with mental focus. Smells awesome too!
Raven™ is a cleansing blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, and other essential oils. Raven creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat (Source: Young Living). The oils of this blend supports the respiratory system especially the lungs by alleviating symptoms associated with tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumonia. Raven is considered to be highly antiviral and antiseptic.
Thieves™ is a most amazing blend. This blend was created from research based on legends about a group of 15th-century thieves who rubbed botanicals on them to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, the thieves were forced to tell what their secret was and disclosed the formula of the herbs, spices and oils they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishment.
The antimicrobial properties of essential oils contained in the Thieves™ blend such as cinnamon and clove oils were studied by P.Goñi et.al. in the paper entitled, “Antimicrobial activity in the vapour phase of a combination of cinnamon and clove essential oils” and also from this paper by Fu Y et. al. entitled “Antimicrobial activity of close and rosemary essential oils alone and in combination“. Another paper was published in October 2009 which investigated the effect of Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Thyme white, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Kunzea and Sage oil (some of these are contained in Thieves™) in combating MRSA and other hospital-acquired diseases. This paper was by Patrick H. Warnke et. al. entitled, “The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections“.
These scientific papers say it all – Thieves™ is your immune system’s best friend!
Citrus Fresh™ is another proprietary blend of Young Living which features fresh and bright aromas of five citrus essential oils (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin) plus spearmint. When diffused, it is said to stimulate the right brain thus, can amplify creativity and well-being, and may alleviate anxiety. When diffused, it adds a clean and fresh scent to any environment.
Because Thieves™ has proven antimicrobial property, Young Living created Thieves line of products that bring safe alternatives for your home, so you can replace harsh chemicals usually found in household cleaners with naturally derived formulas. The new PSK includes two Thieves cleaners samples for you to try at home.
Also included in the kit are two packets of Ninxia Red – a healthy daily supplement beverage that contains whole Ninxia wolfberry puree; a superfruit blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices; natural stevia extract; grapeseed extract; pure vanilla extract; and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils.
When you join our community, Oilista Manila, you are also entitled to a welcome kit which includes the exclusive Hush Angels magazine, sticker labels for your roller blends, a bottle of carrier oil, and roller bottles. Your welcome kit will be sent to you as soon as your PSK arrives so that you can already start with your oily journey! By joining our family, you will also get support through our group chat and Facebook group.
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