Meet our Essential Oil Guru, Jen Carver!

Happy Weekend, Blossoming Mommy and Baby Crew! Today we had a fun event at my girlfriend's house, Jen (who you will absolutely LOVE!) We will have a gorgeous recap and recipe from the even for you very soon! Jen is the newest family member here at Blossom To Be Fit and has the OFFICIAL (totally official ;) ) title as our essential oil guru! (You can read more about Jen HERE!) 

Jen is my go-to gal for all of our essential oil needs, whether we're diffusing, making natural cleaners, soaps, lotions, and more! We are SO excited to bring on Jen in order to better serve you, mamma! I am asked multiple times each week about essential oils and although I do use them on the regular, I do not distribute, sell, or host/post creative goodness on all things oily mamma + baby.... this, my dear is where Jen comes in!

Each month, Jen will be hosting a fun/creative piece for you on the site. Ranging from DIY, to remedies, video blogs, baby/kiddo blends, and more, we're SO excited for you to learn all things essential oils!

Now, go grab a cozy cup of coffee or tea and get ready to meet our guru, Jen! This month, Jen will be sharing a bit about the company I love (and have been using for years!). You'll learn a brief intro on essential oils, along with a few ideas on how to start your oily journey! Jen, take it away girl!

XOXO, Jennifer

Introduction to All Things Essential Oil By Jen Carver, Blossoming Mommy and Baby's "Essential Oil Guru"

Hi friends! I hope you are all having an amazing week! I'm currently having an afternoon coffee and diffusing Joy and Grapefruit! Such a yummy blend!

I wanted to introduce who Young Living is and give you a little intro to essential oils! Our team keeps growing which is a testament that essential oils can become part of a lifestyle, and that is truly how I see essential oils, a lifestyle! It is integrating these oils and products into everyday life! It’s about educating each other on a holistic, chemical free lifestyle. Young Living is bringing healthy options to families all across the world, so let’s dive into Young Living and essential oils!

Who is Young Living?

Young Living is the world leader in essential oils.

+ They have been harvesting and distilling oils for over 20 years!

+ Young Living was founded by Gary and Mary Young as a small family business. They still run, own, and operate Young Living as well as the farms today! They had a vision to bring essential oils to every home in the world!

+ Young Living owns their own farms complete with their own distilleries across the world!

+Young Living has developed a “Seed to Seal” promise for their oils ensuring the purity from the planting of the seeds to the sealing of the bottle!

+ Because of the Seed to Seal promise, Young Living is what we call “beyond organic”! When Young Living buys land for a new farm they even check the lands history to ensure pesticides and herbicides that could leak into the crop have never been used.

+Young Living has improved our way of life so much, from seasonal support, emotional support, sleep support, removing chemicals from our home, and so much more! I want this freedom for each one of you!

What is an essential oil?

+ We actually use essential oils every day.  They are in our toothpaste, our laundry detergent, perfume, candles, candy, deodorant, and shampoos.  Anything that has been scented has essential oils in them, but not all oils are created equally.  Food and perfume grade oils are typically synthetic unless stated otherwise.  These two types of oils cannot be used therapeutically for the benefits of your health.  Synthetic oils in fact can do more damage to your body because they can store as toxins, unable to be released.

+ Young Living Essential Oils are pure, therapeutic grade oils and work with your body to assist your health. Within 20 minutes of applying an oil they can be found in every cell of your body. Crazy right?!

How do I use oils?

Topically

+ Oils are great to use directly on your skin.  The first place to start is the bottom of your feet.  This is a non-sensitive area and is a great go-to place, especially for little ones (rollers are the easiest way to go)!  You can apply oils neat (undiluted) or diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil or Young Living’s V6 oil).  When you’re applying oils to babies or children, always start by diluting them first!

Internally

+ Because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee, it enables us to confidently choose to ingest many of the oils! + When ingesting oils, you are getting the most benefit from every drop.  You can drop oils that can be taken internally under the tongue, swabbed on the inside of the cheek, in water/food, or add them to a vegetable capsule and swallowed. + Young Living now has a Vitality line! Don’t let the different label or word “Vitality” scare you! These oils are labeled for dietary use but are the same oil and can be used the same way as any other essential oil! What sets them apart is knowing for certain that they can also be ingested!

(Side note from Jennifer: Always check with your doctors before consuming ANY essential oils internally. This can be a controversial topic. Do you research before consuming any essential oils). 

Aromatically

+ When you breathe in essential oils, those molecules are entering your nose and are being absorbed by your blood stream.  This method is a great starting point that can be a quick and easy way to receive the benefits of oils.  You can drop them into your hand and breathe them in when you’re on the go.  Or you can add oils to your diffuser and leave it running throughout the day! + One of my favorite combos right now is Christmas Spirit, Thieves, and Orange! So good, perfect for the fall/winter seasons! +With Young Living, you are given ownership over your wellness journey! When you sign up with Young Living, you create your own account and do your own ordering! When signing up, you can choose either Wholesale or Retail. Let’s talk about the difference:

How do I get started with Young Living with Jen Carver? 

Wholesale

You can become a wholesale member by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit!

Everyday Oils Kit: 11 amazing oils (see left), home diffuser, wholesale membership (24% off retail prices), and tons of samples! + NingXia Red Kit: NingXia Red 2 pack (750ml bottles), NingXia Red Singles (30 2 oz. packets), NingXia Nitro (14 pack), 5 ml Stress Away Essential Oil, wholesale membership, and tons of samples! + Thieves Kit: 15 ml Thieves Essential Oil, (2) Thieves Household Cleaner, (2) Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, Thieves Spray, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 5 ml Stress Away Essential Oil, wholesale membership, and tons of samples!

Advantages of becoming a wholesale member:

+ You receive wholesale pricing on future orders! (24% off retail price) + No strings attached! + No annual renewal fee + No monthly order requirements, order what you want, when you want or you can choose to participate in Essential Rewards! + You can choose to pursue the business if you desire! No purchasing a business kit or inventory!

+To keep your membership active, you only have to order 50PV ($50) per year. An added perk of becoming a member is the amazing, supportive community that comes along with it! Seriously, it is such a blessing! So much support and education!

+ALSO, in November and December, when you become a wholesale member by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit you will receive a FREE 5 ml of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil!! This is amazing! It is one of my absolute favorite oils! I may or may not already have 9!

Retail

Retail is a great option if you are not ready to dive head first into oils! You simply go to Young Living and order what you are wanting! You still create an account so you can order whenever you wish!

I want this wellness and freedom for each and every one of you! When you join Young Living, you are joining a team! Our team has so much support (Facebook groups, classes, team books, and an interactive page to walk you through your kit)! I would love to hold your hand and walk through this journey with you! If you have been considering trying essential oils for your family this is the perfect time!

Need help signing up? Here is a step by step walk through! Or feel free to email me with any questions you have!carveressentials@gmail.com :)

xoxo,

Jen Carver carveressentials@gmail.com