I am one of those people who is always wanting to share what I have just found with the people around me. It may be a great new product I found, or a great new book I just finished reading, or a movie I just watched. It doesn’t matter what it is, if I really like it I want to share it with others. It is how I am wired. So, I just have to share with you about a company and some of their products that I love! I am a huge fan of Young Living Essential Oils. Their essential oils and supplements are my favorites.
My very first exposure to essential oils was several years ago. I have a stomach issue which, when flared up, causes severe nausea. I had tried several prescription and several over-the-counter medications which provided no relief. The only thing that remotely seemed to help was peppermint candy and peppermint tea. But, let’s be honest, when you are nauseous the last thing you want to do is eat or drink!
I found an article on Pinterest about peppermint essential oil and thought “why not give it a try.” So, I went and found a bottle and immediately got some relief. Needless to say, I was impressed. Something was helping a little bit and a little was better than nothing at all!
So now enters Young Living Essential Oil. A friend put on Facebook that she was sending in an order for Young Living Essential Oils. She asked if anyone would like to order anything. I was running low on my peppermint oil so I ordered a bottle from her.
Wow! Let me tell you what, this peppermint oil was leagues ahead of the generic one I had been using. I was in heaven! I would get hours of relief from just a few drops.
My friend invited me over to talk about Young Living Essential Oils. This is when I found out why their peppermint oil worked so much better for me. Young Living Essential Oils are Grade A, 100% therapeutic essential oils. No fillers or additives are ever put into their oils. Guess what? My generic oil was not Grade A and it was not 100% therapeutic essential oil. So, this obviously explained why it didn’t work near as well. If you take nothing else from this article, please know how important it is that you use a Grade A and a 100% therapeutic essential oil. I happen to really love Young Living Essential Oils. That being said, the company you choose, to get your essential oils from, is not near as important as making sure the company uses only Grade A, 100% therapeutic essential oils. That is the most important thing!
I knew I would be purchasing quite a bit of peppermint oil in the future, so I decided to go ahead and purchase the starter kit. By purchasing the starter kit, I was able to buy any and all products for wholesale. Yay!!
Oh my goodness! The starter kit was so helpful and so much fun. It came with a diffuser, so I was always diffusing the different oils and trying out a variety of ways to use them.
I have been using Young Living Essential Oils and supplements for almost a year now. The peppermint was my first and is still my favorite. It can always be found in my purse, nightstand, and kitchen counter. I truly do not leave home without it!
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil comes in a 15ml bottle and a 5ml bottle. The 5ml bottle is called a “vitality” oil. All the Young Living vitality oils are FDA approved to be taken internally.
I love my peppermint vitality oil because when the nausea is really bad I will put a drop on the roof of my mouth or a drop in my coffee (I happen to love peppermint coffee so this is an added bonus!).
Even when I am not nauseous, you will find me putting a couple of drops of the peppermint vitality in my hot chocolate, frappes, or coffee that I make at home. Yum, so good!
I will share with you some of my other favorite Young Living products in future posts.
I am not an all-natural person. But I have to say, when I can use a product that makes me feel better and is helpful to me, without all the chemicals and fillers, I do really love that! And that is what Young Living is all about.
Some of my favorite ways to use Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil is:
Diffusing it: I love to diffuse it. I put a few drops of Young Living Peppermint Oil in my diffuser with distilled water and plug it in. The smell is amazing! The whole house smells like Christmas. When I am nauseous this is particularly helpful.
Applying it topically: I rub it on my stomach when I am nauseous. Only a drop or two mixed with a carrier oil (coconut, olive, etc). Peppermint essential oil is what is considered a HOT OIL. It can burn the skin! You always want to be careful when using peppermint oil and mix with a carrier oil. Be especially careful around the eyes!
Ingesting it: The FDA has approved the Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil for taking internally. I love this! I put a drop on the roof of my mouth when I am nauseous. I put a drop or two in my beverages. I have even baked with it. A few drops in brownies, cookies, and cupcakes, when you are mixing up the ingredients, adds a really great peppermint flavor.
I am always experimenting with Young Living Essential Oils. It is just so much fun! If you have any questions about Young Living Essential Oils or essential oils in general, I would be happy to help you. Just go to our contact page and ask any questions you may have.
If you have any neat ways you use peppermint essential oil or any amazing recipes that you put peppermint essential oil in, we would love to hear from you. Just comment below!
Gotta love…..peppermint oil!!