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6 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. All About Essential Oils

    • 3. How to Use Essential Oils

    • 4. Three Popular Essential Oils

    • 5. Picking the Best Essential Oils

    • 6. Accessories for Essential Oils

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About This Class


You've probably heard a lot about essential oils. But what are they? How do you use them? Are they for you? In this 20 minute class, Jessica Wangelin, essential oil educator and DIY blogger at Decor Adventures, will walk you through the basics of essential oils so you’ll know exactly how to get started and get on the path of wellness with essential oils. We’ll cover:

  • What are essential oils
  • How to use them safely
  • The most commonly used essential oils
  • How to get the best essential oils
  • Accessories to get started

Learning about and using essential oils can benefit people of all ages. The class project will help you plan out your wellness journey and show you how to get the best essential oils to benefit your health, happiness, and home.

Here is information about ordering Young Living essential oils as mentioned in the videos. 

Accessories to get started using your oils can be found here.

Music in this class is provided by purple planet music.

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Jessica Wangelin

Blogger + Essential Oil Educator


Jessica Wangelin is a wife, mom, essential oil educator and blogger. Founded in 2009, her blog Decor Adventures shares ideas and inspiration about home decor and DIY projects. Jessica's passion is helping people learn how to create a beautiful, meaningful home and life naturally.

Her projects focus on organization, simplification, and using essential oils in daily life. It is her intention to help you create a home and life that is simple, comfortable, and environmentally friendly. Projects from her blog have been featured on HGTV, Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post, Redbook, Apartment Therapy, and more.

Jessica started using essential oils in 2015 and teaches people how to use them for health, home, and happiness.

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1. Introduction: Hi, everyone. My name is just a gangland. I am a wife and mom. Ah, blogger. And this is introduction to essential oils. A couple years ago, I started writing a home decor blogged about R D i Y projects and all the home improvement things we were doing around our house. And I realized that a lot of them were in a very environmentally friendly way. Like I like toe up cycle furniture, use materials and really just reduce the amount of stuff that we have. And so it's kind of become one of my passions. This is doing things with, you know, the earth in mind. And so using essential oils was just a really natural extension of that, so I could use them in my home. I can take care of my family with them and just really support our wellness. Overall, you've probably heard a lot of on essential oils. But what are they having a work, and are they for you? We're actually gonna cover all that in this class and get you on the path to using essential oils with confidence. I promise you will are locked and you will love them well in this class. If any of these are true, you put the hype about essential oils and want to learn about them for yourself. You already support your health. Naturally. You want to get taxi chemicals out of your home. You want to make your own natural beauty or cleaning products or otherwise. You just want to learn all about essential oils and whether, what's your reason? You're in the right place. Beauty of essential oils that anyone can use them regardless of age. Essential oils support with a body doesn't naturally, and so they're perfect condition to your wellness regime. Here's what we're going to cover in this class. What are essential oils? How to use them safely. We're gonna review three the most popular essential oils used today, how you can easily get the best essential oils available and review some quick supplies to help you get started. I look forward to meeting you and having you in this class, so let's get started 2. All About Essential Oils: I'm so glad you are here and are taking the time to learn about how essential oils gonna benefit your health, your happiness and your home Before we begin. I want to provide this disclaimer for you. I am not a medical professional. This class, the information shared here and essential oils are not intended to prevent treat diagnosis a cure Any illness conditional disease. The information provided is not intended to replace medical device. So you should seek the guidance of a medical professional. When you use essential oils, use this advice at your own risk. These statements of napping evaluated by the FDA I am are a distributor with young living essential oils and all oils, or for two in this class are from your living. But the good news is that you don't have to be professional of any sort to learn about essential oils and how to use them. I believe we can all make really great choices for ourselves, and this is one way to do so. So first, what are essential oils? Essential oils extracts to rise from plant matter. They come from flowers, trees, shrubs, roots, herbs, needles, fruit rinds and basically help antioxidant supporting our bodies. They are the lifeblood of plant matter and are extracted either v esteem, desolation by cold pressing or resin tapping, making them more potent than the plants themselves. Essential oils are health promoting, but botanicals that can be diffused and hailed applied topically or taken internally, there are about 300 different essential oils are out there today. They're called essential because they provide immune support for the plants they come from and for our bodies in similar ways. Essential oils are fat soluble, which means they penetrate the skin very quickly and are one of the smallest organisms to be able to penetrate the blood brain barrier in the body to support our body. At the cellular level, essential oil supported by systems do naturally and have been used for thousands of years, dating back to 4500 BC. There is evidence that they were used by the medieval Europeans, the Egyptians, the Babylonians and by Jesus Christ. Oils are smaller than cells in viruses. All essential oils have measurable frequencies, and when you use them, they can raise your body speak Quincy. So the more you use, the higher your frequencies are in the greater your potential for health. So here's some interesting fax. It takes 75 lemons to make 1 15 militar Battle of lemon Oil. It takes 27 square feet of lavender to make 1 15 milliliters bottle of lavender oil, and it takes ÂŁ1 of raw government to make 1 15 milliliters bottle of peppermint oil. So next, What can you do with essential oils? Well, many things you can use them to support. Your 11 body systems, including the digestive, respiratory and immune systems and oils can support hormones, a healthy weight, brain health and more the confused for aromatherapy, personal care or fitness. With essential oils, you could make your own natural beauty, personal care and cleaning products. You can cook with them and take care of your pets, and you can use them to fragment your home, removed taxes when we're home and replace them with essential oil based products. Heres something suggestion uses for essential oils. Oil's inspire a positive emotional state. There are several oils to use. You help rediscover piece balance enjoyed Be a diffusion sue the baths, massage inhalation or topical application. They can enhance your physical wellness essential oils and essential oil. A few surprises can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance, feel your bastard, have quicker recovery times. Next, they can enhance mutual awareness to enhance that spiritual practice. Deluded. Apply empowering essential oils to your wrists, feet behind the ears or defused oils in a quiet place. Another suggestion uses to purify your home. Enjoy peace of mind without compromise. When you clean your home with this essential oil infused products, or when you make yourself there are actually products to use to clean your home. They could also find your beauty routine so essential it was gonna help promote clear looking complexion. Softened appearance of signs of aging. Nurture healthy hair look and more. No matter what your well in the schools or a physical setbacks, you may experience the formulations of essential oils and other natural well. The supporting ingredients are ideal for transforming the way you feel every day. 3. How to Use Essential Oils: using essential oils is simple. There are three ways to do so an dramatically topically and internally, so let's cover each dramatic use is a great way to start using essential oils. This could be done by small the oils in the bottle, putting them on a cotton ball, an event in your car in a diffuser, jewelry that you wear, or, more popularly, using the fuser with water and oils. Fragrances. The substance of memories. That research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in essential oils, it can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain's limbic system associated with memory, emotion and state of mind. So when you inhale essential oils, it takes just 22 seconds. Foreign oil to reach the brain. Thus activated number of physical and emotional responses, so essential oils could be your key to more fulfilling, imbalanced emotional life. Second way to use essential oils, topically or putting oils on your skin. Make sure foul the recommended usage for each oil, including how to dilute them. Some can be applied meat, but others require carrier oils such as coconut, grapeseed, ho, koba, sweet almond, olive oil or others, which can be purchased online or in health stores. The's carry the oil through the skin and help disperse it to your body, making sure the oils applied topically or done so comfortably. Oils are rapidly absorbed into the skin, so when you apply them, they can be detected in the blood. Sing within two minutes. It takes 20 minutes to reach. In effect, every cell in your body in oils metabolized within the body within 2 to 3 hours or 14 hours or so. Actually, for not well meaning your body will hold on to the oils, knowing you need them young living essential oil or specifically, say, for internal consumption. So this is the third way to use essential oils. The oils are safe to take internally will be labeled as a supplement. You can put oils in an empty vegetable capsule to swallow and take is a dietary supplement . You can drink the oils in a glass of water in juice, tea or coffee. You can even cook with oil. Sent half your food. When using essential oils in drinks, make sure use glass or stainless steel containers. For example, lemon or grapefruit are wonderful to give your water some flavor. There are few safety guidelines that follow in using essential oils. They're very potent and powerful, so start low and go slow. In most cases. Wanted to drops is adequate for usage, diluting the oils with a curio. Oil is recommended until your body gets used to them. Don't put them in your eyes, years and mucus membranes and take caution when using photosensitive oils like the Citrus ones that can affect the skin. If exposed to sun after used oils do Is your ratios air recommended For young Children, please keep them out of the reach of Children. To use essential oil safely. Start with the primary label on the bottle. Your oils can be stored in a cool, dark place. Consult a medical professional before use, especially if you are pregnant. Nursing. Are epileptic, undergoing chemotherapy radiation. Have high blood pressure, are on regular medication or have a medical condition. There are certain oils to avoid for young Children, Children under 12 and for pregnant and nursing women 4. Three Popular Essential Oils: Now that you know how to use them, let's quickly review three of the most popular essential oils. First up is lavender. Lavender is one of history's most celebrated in versatile, essential oils. It's a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime. Today, we use lavender to cleanse, support normal sleep, Eze, occasional stress moods and soothe sun exposed skin. Here's some ideas for using lavender. You can defuse it for comforting and calming scent. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. Lavender can also be added to complement some of your favorite champ who's lotions or skin care products so you can put a drop right in there and use them. Next up is peppermint peppermint Vitality is young living soil recommended for dietary usage? Pepperman hasn't invigorating and fresh mint of Roma. This amazing and versatile essential oil has in a widely studied for its potential health benefits and for its ability to enhance mental acuity, is also known for its impressive support about just two functions. Problem and find. Sally supports gastrointestinal system discomforts. Healthy bowel function enhances healthy gut function and maintains efficiency of the digestive track. It supports normal digestion and may support performance even during exercise, could use pepper and to enhance the flavor of food beverages. One of our favorite foods is making peppermint brownies. Use a drop in your water before a workout. It can also be taken in the vegetable capsule. Next up is lemon lemon. Essential oil is cold. Pressed from the Rhine did lemon. It promotes clarity of thought and purpose and has a purifying. Citrus scented is invigorating enhancing and warming is known as one of the most fragrant essential oils. Lemon vitality. Central oil includes a naturally occurring constituent, Lyman E. And D. Lyman E, an antioxidant that has been linked to healthy immune system function. 11 may be used to enhance the flavor foods and water. It's also a n'importe ingredient in natural cosmetics that may be useful for cleansing the skin. Lemon vitality can be used to clean fruits and vegetables and enhancer cooking in sauces, desserts and more. 5. Picking the Best Essential Oils: picking the best essential oils on the market is easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind. It is important to note that the FDA does not regulate the essential oil industry. They only require that 5% of what's in the bottle is essential oil in order for to be labeled pure therapeutic grade. This means that the other 95% could be extenders cell Vince and carrier oils, basically synthetic chemicals that you don't want in your body, your on your skin. Most of what you see on the shelves these days is not 100% pure essential oil. Usually the warnings on the packaging will give you a hint, such as it will say, the oil it's flammable or it cannot be used internally and do not in just it. That is not a pure, essential oil. Pressing also gives you a hint as well. For example, a bottle of lavender oil should not be the same price as a bottle of Franken Seuin, specifically because it takes more than 40 years for frankincense to grow to the right phase for it to be cultivated and distilled. So you need to do your own research to make sure you're getting appear Product. This includes knowing that the company you're buying oils from there is a few things to ask . How do they source their oils? How do they go their plants? Does the company own their own farms? How do they the still there oils? Can the oils be used aromatic lee topically and internally, Are there warning labels on the packaging about use? And how would you learn more about how to use each oil is their education or support for the products you're going to buy? There are several reputable companies out there that sell essential oils. My personal favorite is young living essential oils, which I've been using since the fall 2015. Here I am in the lavender fields at the Whispering Springs Farm and Utah. I was actually about six months pregnant. In that picture, anyone can visit the young living farms and take part in the planting and harvesting, which is really an amazing wheel way to feel connected to the products that you're using. One standard about in living specifically is that they have a seed to seal guarantee, which means that from the time they select the seed to grow the plant through a process of cultivating, distilling, testing and finally sealing the oils in the bottles. They are 100% pure essential oils. There's information about how to order them in the project section of the class. The other great thing about joining on living is that you become part of a support community and get extensive education. Resource is for how to use your oils that are in person events. There's online communities, and resource is to grow way to really learn more and get more support for using them. These are actually some pictures of the distillation process in Utah. I think it's really important to see how oils are made. So when's the last time you got to see how the products that should use every day were made ? It's really quite fascinating, Leslie. One really quick note about the project for this class. It will ask about some of your health goals. What oils you'd like to try and information is in there about how to order some your central oils from young living and links to supplies that are really great to use as well. So take a look at the project for the class and then post a picture of your oils in the gallery when you're done. 6. Accessories for Essential Oils: Now that you know how to get started using essential oils, I wanted to show you some accessories. They're really gonna help you out and be very community you to get started using your oils . First of all, are these roll on bottles these air small glass bottles that hold about a tablespoon of liquid and you could get these online on Amazon, they calm and different packs. You know, multiple packs, single packs, different colors, things like that. But these air great to use. If you don't want to touch the oil, putting it on your skin. You can put the oil in a role on bottle and fill the rest with a carrier liquid carrier oil , um, and then put on the roll on top and then put on the cap for the bottle and you're all set. You can get these online. They have met some local health food stores things like that, so that I found to be really convenient when you're using different products. Plus, you could make different blends and put oils together in combination and Roland's air perfect for that. Secondly, glass spray bottles are really handy and very useful when you're looking to make your own beauty, and especially cleaning products for your house. They're great for cleaner is great for room sprays. Lenin sprays air refresher kind of sprays and weak with oils, so they're perfect to use for that same thing. They come in different colors, different sizes, different types of spray caps as well. And the perfect thing to do with these is make your own blends of cleaning products things like that speaking up carrier oil that you would use in your roll ons. This is actually an example of a cure. Your oil that young living cells is a combination of some different oils like Ojo oba sweet almond, those kind of oils you can get same thing and online at health food stores, but they're perfect to use when you are making your Roland's. So you would put some of your essential oils in the Roland, fill the rest with the carrier oil and you're all set. Another great accessory to have is a glass water bottle glasses used specifically when that you're going to unjust, essential whales because oil can compromise plastic water bottle. So you want me to use glass or stainless steel so these, you can fill with water and put it just one or two drops of lemon grapefruit tangerine on some different of the Citrus oils that you like Teoh ingest. Lastly, when other great accessories tohave is carrier cases, these are perfect two story Orioles in you can keep them in their keeping organized at home or take them on a go. They come with, you know, little straps and zip up, and most of them are patted something. You could find these in different sizes and different colors and things like that online. So the link for these products is in the about section of this class. Take a look at those, and I hope they will help you out.