Unboxing the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit
It’s finally here! After a week of obsessing over the shipping progress, I had a lovely present waiting for me when I came home on Friday (despite it being Friday the 13th this month, it was my lucky day!). At just over 7 lbs., the package of essential oils was delightfully large and I wasted no time busting it open to see all of my goodies.
I know what you’re thinking – “Becca, why do I care about you getting a package in the mail?”. And well, honestly, you don’t have to. But this box signifies the beginning of a journey in which I will be exploring the varied uses and benefits of essential oils. Being totally honest, I never thought of essential oils or the cleaning products I used in my home. But after being introduced to a bottle of Theives oil blend for cleaning, I decided to take the next step in figuring out what other essential oils I could use in my everyday life, and if there are ways for me to make a healthier home for me and my family.
So, without further ado, I present my unboxing:
Now, if a seven minute video isn’t your thing, here’s an overview of what was inside my premium starter kit:
The essential oils
The first box I opened was the basic starter kit that includes 10 Young Living essential oils + Sample packets of NingXia Red® + Sample of Theives® + Empty sample bottles for friends (comment below to get yours!) + A bonus bottle of Stress Away essential oil blend. The kit also includes a welcome packet and detailed information about the oils themselves. In the end, here is a complete list of the essential oils I received:
Premium Starter Kit Essential Oils Collection from Young Living;
- Lavender 5-ml
- Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
- Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
- Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
- Frankincense 5-ml
- Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
- Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
- Raven™ 5-ml
- DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
- PanAway® 5-ml
- Stress Away™ 5-ml
The essential oil diffuser
With each premium starter kit, you get to decide which diffuser you want to start with, or you can choose to skip the diffuser and start with a kit that comes with full-size Theives® or NingXia Red® bottles. After debating between the Desert Mist™ diffuser and the Rainstone diffuser, I landed on the Rainstone™.
I had a few reasons for this choice. First, I live with all boys, so I’m very much aware of making sure things I bring into the house aren’t too “girly”. The Rainstone™ has a nice sleek, black design that is masculine, but will also look good in our bedroom. Next, I liked that the Rainstone™ diffuser also emits negative ions into the air. Despite the name, the negative ions are supposed to help us feel more grounded and calm – which let’s be real, I need that by my bedside. This diffuser also has several light settings and has a remote, so I can keep the diffuser across the room and still control it.
Extra essential oil goodies
In my first order, I also bought a 5ml bottle of Vetiver and a 15ml bottle of Cedarwood. My fiance has a 9-year-old that could use some help getting to sleep at night, so my fiance’s sister (who happens to be a pediatric chiropractor) recommended a night time blend of Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Lavender to help calm his mind and signal sleep. I’ll be following up the progress we make on this blend with a later blog post.
My 11-week journey in essential oils
I’m all set, I’ve got my oils…now what?
That’s exactly what I’m thinking! And instead of going to town and using all of the essential oils at once, I decided that to truly understand how I could use these oils and get the most bang for my buck, I needed to explore them one at a time. So for the next 11 weeks, I am doing exactly that. If you want to follow along with your own premium starter kit, you can buy it here. One of the biggest benefits of starting with the premium starter kit is that you automatically get wholesale pricing (24% off!) on your purchases going forward. You can order products from Young Living at any time, but the premium starter kit is what unlocks all of those amazing prices!
Fo my oily journey, I will also be posting to my Instagram @_AnOilADay_ daily to report on how the different oils are being tried and what’s working best for me. And if that’s not enough, I am also doing weekly video recaps which can all be found on my YouTube channel.
To give you an overview of how I’m laying out the plan, here is my schedule for the next 11 weeks:
- Week 1: Lemon Vitality™
- Week 2: Lavender
- Week 3: PanAway®
- Week 4: Theives®
- Week 5: Peppermint Vitality™
- Week 6: Stress Away™
- Week 7: DiGize™ Vitality™
- Week 8: Citrus Fresh™
- Week 9: Copaiba Vitality™
- Week 10: Raven™
- Week 11: Frankincense
I’m being strategic in picking oils that will help me with the plans we have for the weeks ahead. This includes workouts, weddings, a trip to Denver, a beer fest, a Pedal Tavern, and two bachelorette parties. If these oils can make any of these events a little easier, I’ll take it!
So that’s it, folks! I look forward to hearing from you in the upcoming weeks as I take this on. Please feel free to comment below or email me privately at Becca@oiladay.com for more information and to request free samples.