Tips and testimonials are a terrific way we can share some of the many ways we use Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in our daily lives.
Here is a small sampling…
Meditation and Yoga
Essential Oils and Life Force
“Using Young Living essential oils in class is almost always a transformative experience in that they have a fantastic capacity to shift the space. There is a palpable change in the energy of the room, a softening or sometimes an expansion of everyone’s life force—depending on the oil used. I’m partial to Valor® or Peace & Calming® at the end of the class or Valor, peppermint or frankincense at the beginning. The Thieves® spray is perfect for sanitizing and cleaning the air between classes.” ~ Stephan K.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of using essential oils in yoga classes, both as teacher and student. They make me feel like I’m receiving a sweet, intriguing gift. The aroma helps to center my mind and transports me into a sacred space, while the specific properties of the oils help to relax, inspire or energize me. I notice how the room becomes more unified, more uplifted, more present, after I share the oils.” ~ Ingrid M.
Rodney Yee and Aromatherapy
Rodney Yee, Co-Director of Urban Zen Intergrative Therapists, talks about his experiences with Young Living and aromatherapy.
“When you are breathing something divine, and if you can actually breathe mixtures of different essential oils, it creates a whole different chemistry in the body.” ~ Rodney Yee
Aromatherapy Carpet Freshener
“I used an old plastic sippy cup with a small hole in the lid to make a carpet freshener. I mix baking soda and a few drops of an essential oil, usually lavender because it’s my favorite, then I sprinkle it around the carpet and let it sit for a minute or two and then vacuum it right up. My carpet is fresh, the room smells great, and the best part about it is that I’m not exposing my two young kids to any harsh chemicals.” ~ Kelly H.
Thieves® Cleaner and Gum on Carpet
“I found a chunk of gum stuck to our hall shag carpet. It had been there for several months, dried but thoroughly stuck to the fibers. I dabbed Thieves® Household Cleaner on a cotton ball, then rubbed it on the gum and let it sit for a minute. The gum literally just lifted off the carpet. You can rub your fingers across the treated spot. There is no way to tell there ever was any gum there!” ~ Kristen G.
Purification® Essential Oil and Paint Odor
“I opened a five-gallon bucket of paint and cringed at the smell. I had heard that adding Purification® essential oil blend to the paint would mask the smell. I put in about 15 drops and the smell was virtually non-existent.” ~ Tom L.
Citrus Fresh™ Removed Tile Adhesive
“I was re-tiling my bathroom for the first time, and the adhesive I used oozed up between some of the tiles. I tried everything to get it off, even tile adhesive remover. Nothing seemed to work. Then my friend told me to try Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend. I dropped it directly on the adhesive, smeared it around with my finger, and wiped it all off with a paper towel. It was amazing! I have since used it on many other types of adhesive, and it always works. It removes black scuff marks too.” ~ Juli P.
Animal Scents Ointment to Waterproof Boots
“When I was younger we always used mink oil to waterproof our boots. Recently, I had a pair of boots I wanted to waterproof but did not want to buy a jar of mink oil for only one use. I decided to try some Animal Scents™ Ointment for waterproofing my boots. It works great and the boots smell great too!” ~ Tom L.
Purification™ and Smelly Diaper Pail
“I usually put a drop of Purification® essential oil blend on a cotton square and place it at the bottom of each trash can in the house and at the bottom of my daughter’s diaper pail. It cuts back on odors and kills germs.” ~ Maryellen S.
Citrus Fresh™ as Paint Remover
“Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend gets paint off your hand like magic. My son was working on a car model and got paint all over his hands, and of course it was black. He panicked because we were getting dressed up to go out in a little while. We tried Citrus Fresh and it worked just like paint thinner—without the chemicals of course. He was thrilled and I was happy to prove, once again, oils have many, many uses. We always have the citrus oils on hand for emergencies.” ~ Tammy T.
Make Your Own Dryer Sheets (non-toxic)
“Any Young Living essential oil at all can substitute for those poisonous dryer sheets or fabric softeners. I accidentally left an entire load of sheets in the washer for two days, and they smelled a little musty when I discovered them. Rather than waste the energy and water re-washing them, I stuck them in the dryer with a wet washcloth with a few drops of tangerine oil. They came out so nice and sweet-smelling!” ~ Kim C.
Thieves® Essential Oil and Price Sticker Adhesive
“I was unable to remove the adhesive from the sales and product description tags on two new plastic folding tables. The tables were wet from the rain, which removed the paper but not the adhesive. I used all the recommended commercial and noncommercial adhesive removers, including peanut butter and ice. After applying a couple of drops of Thieves® essential oil blend and spreading it around, I wiped the powerless adhesive off the tables. No more stickiness! Thanks for a great product.” ~ Ann N.
Citrus Fresh™ and Gasoline
“The other day, I was putting gas in my car and realized that the gasoline had been soaking my hand. I dug through my car to find Citrus Fresh™ oil blend; I was headed to a Christmas party and didn’t want to smell like gasoline. I rubbed three or four drops of the oil on my hand and wiped it off with a napkin. There was no gasoline smell, and people loved the scent when I got to the party!” ~ Tara H.
Lemon Oil to Remove Superglue
“A coworker had used superglue and got some on her fingers, resulting in them being stuck together. I had lemon essential oil with me, so I applied one drop to the glued area and within two to three seconds, her fingers came apart. Everybody was amazed at this!” ~ Julie L.
Thieves® Cleaner and Stuffed Toys
“My daughter’s stuffed animal was quite dirty, but I knew I couldn’t put it in the washer. I sprayed it with diluted Thieves® Household Cleaner and rubbed gently with a clean towel. The lamb’s fur became white again!” ~ Heidi M.
Lemon Oil to Remove Greasy Film
“My husband and I like to travel with the top down on our convertible. However, this usually leaves a greasy film on the inside of our windshield. Last night, after a day of top-down driving, we realized that the film was making it impossible to see clearly in the headlights of oncoming traffic. We pulled over at a gas station to wipe the window with a cloth, which actually made things worse. Remembering lemon essential oil’s ability to cut grease, I put a few drops on my palms and smeared the inside of the windshield with it. Rubbing with a cloth to remove the oil, we were thankful to see that the greasy film was gone, and it was safe for us to get back on the freeway.” ~ Eshinee S.
Orange Oil for Spot-free Dishes
“I was having trouble with my dishwasher not rinsing the dishes properly. I had a bottle of orange essential oil on the windowsill for use in my water and decided to try a few drops in the detergent cup along with the powdered dish detergent. The dishes came out sparkling, with no residue, and the whole house smelled of orange. Now I look forward to doing dishes, which is a miracle in itself!” ~ Angie T.
Thieves® Cleaner and Stained Tupperware
“I tried diluted Thieves® Household Cleaner on a plastic bowl stained with tomato sauce, and the stain came right out! I always keep a spray bottle of diluted Thieves cleaner under my kitchen sink and clean my entire house with nothing but that. I would never be without it and feel confident that when my grandbabies are crawling around on the floor, it is clean.” ~ Kathy H.
Thieves® Cleaner and White Board
“I’m an elementary school teacher. I have white boards in my classroom, large ones mounted on the walls and also individual ones. I now use Thieves® Household Cleaner to keep them clean. Since it is not harmful, the class can actually clean the individual ones themselves! My first graders love it. I love the fact that there is no greasy residue, the tray for holding the dry erase markers wipes clean without smears, and I can breathe the air in my room after cleaning up. Life is so much easier with essential oil products.” ~ Ruth P.
Thieves® Spray and A/C
“To keep my house smelling fresh and free of unseen germs, I spray Thieves® Spray into the intake vent of our air conditioning system. I simply remove the main filter and spray several times into the intake duct, allowing the air to pull the spray into the entire duct-work system. Within seconds you can smell the Thieves all over the house. The air we are breathing is no doubt much healthier now!” ~ Vicki A.
Thieves® Spray and Ink
“I love the Thieves® line and use it for just about everything! Today while I was refilling the ink in our adding machine, I had a hard time getting the cartridge back in. The next thing I knew there was ink everywhere. My newly manicured nails and hands were black. It was on the adding machine as well as my husband’s beautiful walnut desk. I immediately ran for the Thieves® Spray that I use for all my household cleaning. I washed my hands, dried them with a paper towel, and used the paper towel to clean the adding machine and desk. Voila! Ink gone and everything was clean. Thank you Young Living!” ~ Lori F.
Peppermint Oil to Remove Mark on Wall
“My husband, Mike, and I were in our den and noticed a horrible, thick line on the wall that turned out to be a melted rubber stopper on the back of a work of art. Mike believed only a commercial cleaner would remove the stain. All it did was smear the rubber and spread it around. I told him an essential oil would work, but he was skeptical. I grabbed the first oil I had, which was peppermint, and rubbed it on the wall with a paper towel. The rubber came off swiftly and smoothly, and it looks like nothing was ever on the wall! So peppermint, in addition to smelling and tasting wonderful, is an amazing miracle cleaner!” ~ Angel B.
Essential Oils as Insect Repellent
“I use about eight to ten drops of Purification®, four drops of Idaho tansy, and a few drops of peppermint. This recipe is great insect spray for my horses and for me as well.” ~ Susan P.
Peppermint Oil and Spiders
“I use peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle to spray around my house, especially in the basement, to keep spiders away. Every couple of weeks is all that is needed.” ~ Tom L.
Thieves® Cleaner and Mealy Bugs
“I saw mealy bugs on a houseplant, the kind that are white and fuzzy. I sprayed the plant on top and underneath the leaves using a diluted mixture of Thieves Household spray and water (the all-purpose dilution I use around the house for so many things). Immediately the bugs dissolved (ewe, yucky to think about, really)! I then rinsed the plant with water. I’m thrilled that I have a safe insecticide for my houseplants.” ~ Katrina S.
Thieves® Spray and Kitchen Ants
“I was visiting my sister out East this past summer and she was having a bad problem with ants on her kitchen counters. They were getting into everything no matter how good it was covered. For one or two days, whenever I wiped the counters down I would also spray Thieves® Spray on the counters. After that there were no more ants for the rest of my visit!” ~ Renee G.
Palo Santo and Ticks
“I’ve found Palo Santo essential oil perfect for killing ticks, either those embedded or crawling on us or our dog. I put one drop directly on the tick and in a few minutes the tick is dead. We always stock up on Young Living’s Palo Santo in the spring, it’s a life saver!” ~ Evelyn V.
Lemongrass for Linens and Spiders
“Spray lemongrass essential oil on your children’s bed linens to keep those spiders that have hidden indoors for the winter away from their sheets. Children like the fragrance, and it gives them an aromatherapy treatment.” ~ Penelope M.
General / Wellness
Cypress and Charley Horse
“My husband got charley horses in both legs, so I grabbed our cypress essential oil and rubbed it on his legs. He is now a firm believer in these oils!” ~ Diane S.
“The Young Living oils are a perfect mix for me personally, I am completely addicted…to the oils. Anything that comes up, the first thing I do is go to the oils.” ~ Colleen Saidman Yee
Animals Scents Ointment and Scraped Knee
“While I am sure it works well on animals, Animal Scents™ Ointment is also a perfect ointment for humans. Unfortunately I fell off a sidewalk a few weeks ago and had a large abrasion on my knee. I applied the Animal Scents Ointment to my knee and continued to do so until it healed and there is very little scarring. This is good stuff!” ~ Juli P.
Lavender Hair Detangler for Kids
“Instead of the detangler I had been using on my kids’ hair, I decided to use a spray bottle and put just a little Lavender Volume Conditioner in it with some hot water to dissolve it completely. It worked wonderfully and I have now eliminated one more of the harmful product my kids are exposed to.” ~ Melissa S.
PanAway® for Restless Sleep
“After putting in some extra long work days, I started having trouble sleeping through the night. I found myself waking up several times during the night for no apparent reason. After several restless nights, I applied PanAway® essential oil blend to the bottoms of my feet before bed and slept through the night with no interruptions. I think PanAway helped release some muscle tension I had been unconsciously holding.” ~ Diana W.
Valor® for the Tickles
“I am a massage therapist and nail technician and have found that Valor® essential oil blend is wonderful for relieving the discomfort of ticklish areas on the body. I just apply a few drops and instantly the tickle feeling is gone. I won’t be without Valor in my business!” ~ Marilyn P.
Lavender Conditioner as a Shaving Lotion
“My husband and I both use Young Living Lavender Hair Conditioner for shaving lotion. I use it in the shower to shave my legs and my husband uses it after showering to shave his face. I love how soft my skin feels after using it now! Peace, Light and Abundance.” ~ Sheila
RutaVaLa and Sleep
“I received a newsletter from someone in my upline telling all about the new products introduced at the convention in Minnesota. I read about the RutaVaLa™ Roll-On and how it helps promote a good night’s rest. Two nights later I was awake from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. So I went across the house to my massage office where I keep my oils, and proceeded to layer RutaVaLa on my feet. Then I walked back to bed, laid my head down, and was immediately out. I stayed asleep until 7:30 a.m.!” ~ Susan
Raven Essential Oil for Cough
“When my grandson stayed the night, I rubbed Raven™ essential oil blend on the soles of his feet, and he didn’t cough all night. Needless to say, I was grateful for a peaceful night’s sleep.” ~ Linda B.
KidScents Lotion and Peace & Calming®
“After my daughter’s evening bath, I take a good-sized squirt of KidScents® Lotion with a couple drops of Peace & Calming® and rub it all over her body. She smells so good and sleeps peacefully through the night.” ~ Kristi B.
Power Meal™ in Pancakes
“I am always looking for ways to get extra nutrition into my children. I started adding some Power Meal™ [a meal replacement beverage powder] into the pancake batter. It gives a really great flavor to the pancakes and they turn a beautiful golden color. It’s definitely worth a try.” ~ Tom L.
Power Meal™: Vegan Protein
“For a quick vegan breakfast or brunch with staying power, a scrumptious, slimming smoothie can be made in a blender in a couple of minutes with just three ingredients: two cups of pure water, two scoops of Power Meal™, and one cored and quartered, unpeeled apple, pear, or peach. The fruit adds a bit of natural fiber and sweetness, while the blender produces just the right consistency for this delicious, dairy-free, protein-packed meal on the go.” ~ Dianne T.
Peace & Calming™ to Relax
“At night when I’m ready to go to bed and my mind will not relax, I put Peace & Calming™ essential oil blend on the bottom of my big toes. My mind relaxes and I go right to sleep. This oil is wonderful!” ~ Chloe E.
Rose Ointment and Cold Sore
“I love the Rose Ointment™. I use it on my lips at night before I go to bed. I have noticed that if I start to get a cold sore it keeps it from developing. It is a wonderful product.” ~ Glenda D.
Lavender to Soothe Waxed Underarms
“Whenever I get my underarms waxed I always apply lavender essential oil to soothe the skin. It works better than anything the salon has used.”~ B. J. A.
Peace & Calming® for Aching Feet
“After spending three days with my husband in the hospital, my feet were really hurting. I had bunion surgery three months ago on my right foot and three weeks ago on my left foot. Having to be on them more that I should have, they were swollen and painful. I thought of Peace & Calming® oil blend. After massaging it into the bottom of each foot, I could not believe the relief I felt.” ~ Mildred R.
NingXia Red a Nutritional Boost for Long Days
“My whole family uses NingXia Red® [juice] (more on NingXia Red). If I know that I am going to have a particularly long day, I take an extra couple ounces at three or four o’clock in the afternoon and it gets me through with no problem. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it works.” ~ Jihan T.
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