10 Essential Oils For Beginners

10 Essential Oils For Beginners
Starting something new can be a little bit overwhelming, we totally get it. thinking back to when we first started using essential oils pretty seriously in our home, we can relate to wanting information and support - which is why we have created this blog of our 10 best essential oils for beginners but also a supportive community ready and equipped to help out whenever you need it. We love this group of amazing people and we know you will, too. So we've made it super simple to get started. Let's break down those essential oils!


Highly regarded for skin care, this essential oil also promotes calming and relaxation at night time either in using it as part of a linen spray over pillows and sheets or diffusing for a calming and soothing scent. In addition to skin, Lavender supports hair, scalp and overall wellness.
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health products to relieve symptoms of headache, cough & cold, sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis, digestive discomfort, and lastly if you are stressed or feeling uptight. 


Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel. It has refreshing and cooling properties with a fresh scent. Use 1-2 drops to remove gum, grease, crayon marks, sticky residues, tape marks and candle wax. This citrus essential oil has an invigorating scent that is revitalizing and uplifting when diffused throughout your home. 
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product to reduce the symptoms of cough & cold. 


Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil (Tonia's absolute favourite beginner oil)
This oil is found in the wild crafted resin of Boswellia Carterii trees in Keya and it promotes younger, fresher looking skin. It has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties, which may enhance spirituality and inner strength. It is a popular oil to diffuse during meditation. We make simple facial serums with Young Living's V-6 Vegetable oil complex and Frankincense for every day use and love it! 


Young Living Copaiba Essential Oil

Distilled from gum resin that is wild harvested from Brazilian copaiba, copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil. Blends extremely well with many essential oils for roller bottles to use topically. 


Supports concentration and has a strong, clean, fresh and minty aroma. Promotes overall wellness when applied topically or diffused in your home or office.
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product to relieve symptoms of cough & cold, strains, sprains and rheumatoid arthritis, digestive discomfort, and feelings of stress or being uptight. 


Young Living PanAway Essential Oil Blend
This is a popular blend of Wintergreen, Clove, Peppermint and Helichrysum essential oils with a wonderfully stimulating aroma. This blend is soothing to the skin and muscles after exercise and widely used in massage, especially because of the two active components, wintergreen and clove essential oils. 

This is an invigorating blend of Spruce, Cypress and three varieties of Eucalyptus. R.C. is used in the Raindrop technique and can be applied for a soothing wellness massage. It is especially comforting when applied to the chest and throat. Massage on chest and feet before exercise. 
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product to reduce the symptoms of cough and cold. Use this Natural Health Product with coconut oil as a chest rub before bed!


One of Young Living’s proprietary blends containing Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli and Juniper Essential Oils. Rub on the stomach area for a soothing experience.
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product to help reduce the symptoms of digestive discomfort. Dilute a few drops in a roller bottle with a carrier oil of your choice and carry it with you on the go in case you need a carminative or antispasmodic! When you first try this essential oil topically over your belly - you'll never leave home without it again.


An Essential Oil blend containing Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary. 
An integral ingredient in Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves® Spray, Thieves® Wipes, Thieves® Lozenges, Thieves® toothpastes, and Thieves® Mouthwash. Thieves Essential Oil helps to neutralize unwanted odors. 
Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product to help reduce the symptoms of cough and cold. This is an essential oil you want around when the kids go back to school and during cough and cold season!


Young Living Purification Essential Oil Blend
An Essential oil blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree (Melaleuca) and Myrtle. Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Great for DIY beauty crafts and can be applied topically for a soothing foot massage. Helps to freshen the air when diffused and eliminate odors with its unique scent. This is a favourite for almost everyone on our team and a must have in everyone's home! 

The Young Living Premium Starter Kit comes with all ten of these oils and a bonus oil called Northern Lights Black Spruce. The Desert Mist diffuser is gorgeous and you can start using your oils right away. The only thing missing is the carrier oil if you want to use your essential oils topically so I'd add V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to your first order along with your Premium Starter Kit.

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Tonia & Colin

Einkorn Grain & The Healthy Gut

Einkorn Grain & The Healthy Gut
When Colin and I started to change our diet and lifestyle choices, food was our number one target. We made substitutes wherever we could and flours and pastas were high on our list. We have tried many alternatives for flours in our home and notice that some work better than others depending on the recipes we're putting together. Some of our favourite flours have been coconut, buckwheat and brown rice. Now we can also introduce Einkorn into that mix as well.

Young Living has brought Einkorn, an ancient grain, back into the forefront with their unhybridized harvests. Einkorn is easier on the digestive system because of it's low gluten levels and of course, Young Living does not use any chemicals on their farms so they're grown completely naturally and organically. 

Young Living now offers six einkorn products that you can introduce to your family's kitchen cupboards and pantries just like we have. 

  • Einkorn Flour
  • Einkorn Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Einkorn Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Einkorn Rotini Pasta
  • Einkorn Spaghetti
  • Einkorn Flakes Cereal
Anyone looking for better nutrient rich foods with low to no gluten will be really happy about this alternative for your family. Baking is made easier, pasta dishes will contain easier to absorb nutrients and you can add your favourite pasta sauce on top and even breakfast is ready to go. When the founder of an essential oil company is also a 3rd generation farmer, you get to also reap the rewards of amazing quality food products right to your door. 

This is why the Essential Rewards program is so beneficial to anyone who joins Young Living We're not just the world leader in essential oils, but we've also been working hard for 24 years to create a full encompassing lifestyle of healthy products for all areas in your life. Food is just one more aspect that Young Living really cares about. Since food was the primary reason Colin and I changed our lifestyle, we are so happy to see such passion being put into the foods we can now purchase straight from Young Living on our monthly order. And since we earn 25% back on all of our orders as rewards points, we can earn those points back on our food purchases now, too! It all shows up on our doorstep once a month - our essential oils, skin care products, gluten free make up and our pasta and flour! How amazing is that! 

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With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin

Free Peace And Calming & How To Not Waste Your Hard Earned Money

Free Peace And Calming & How To Not Waste Your Hard Earned Money
Who couldn't use a little peace and calming? Am I right? This amazing essential oil blend from Young Living Canada comes free with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit this month - and we know you're going to love it! 

Have you been researching essential oils and wondering what the craze is all about? When we first started using essential oils, even before we knew about Young Living Canada, there wasn't much of a buzz about the industry so it wasn't quite as convoluted as it is now.  Here's what I've learned since then. 

I don't want anyone to ever waste their money buying essential oils from anywhere else. They're not all created equal and most other companies compete in the essential oil market and end up stretching their oils with carrier oils or worse, chemicals or alcohols and passing them as 100% pure essential oils. That happens, truly. When you buy an essential oil for $5 and you don't know why it's not working the way I say Young Living's essential oils work - it's because you've wasted your money. Let me help to stop you from making that mistake. Take a chance. Take my hand. Buy the Premium Starter Kit, get a few free essential oils and let me help to walk you through using it. 

Here's a bit about how we stumbled through our essential oil journey and how we were wasting our money in the beginning. Essential oils come from plants, trees, flowers, and herbs. For years Colin and I were purchasing essential oils from our local health food store and the brand was growing all of their plants all in the same plot of land in the same climate, same soil, same terroir. Working in the wine industry for the last few years had really taught me the importance of growing different species in the exact terroir where those grape vines grew the best. 


Consider this. If a plant grows where it grows best, the nutrient value and quality of what that plant produces will be of much greater value than if we compromised where the plant was grown and settled for a less viable resulting harvest. 

Why would anyone want to grow a plant where it doesn't grow to it's best potential? Why wouldn't we plant something else there instead? Consider the wine industry. If you could grow California cabs in the same way as California, why wouldn't we? Some places try, but California does it so well because they have a fantastic climate for grape varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Essential oils are in this exact same category when it comes to the value of where each plant is grown. Different species of plants require different temperatures, different soil consistencies, more or less water than others. Cacti can not grow in Alaska. 

What I want when I buy essential oils is for the best quality to be inside of the bottle I am spending my money on. It is so important to me that other people do not waste their money either. Why buy essential oils that are only partial to what they could be, or worse yet - adulterated? Since the industry is not regulated by any governing body there are a lot of companies out there that try to stretch their oils to make more money off of the supply they have. You never have to worry about that with Young Living because we own our own farms, we know the plants and how much they will yield and further to that our customers appreciate when an essential oil or a product goes out of stock. 

Many companies will stretch oils so their products don't go out of stock. Young Living isn't afraid to have a product go out of stock for as long as it takes. As distributors, we understand that quality is more important to our company and our customers. We'd rather wait for quality than compromise our essential oils, Savvy Mineral make up or any of our skin care products. Only the best ingredients go into everything Young Living makes and it's why both Colin and I trust and value this company for everything health and wellness. It's a lifestyle - from the quality foods that we eat, to the skin care products we use including repellents and sunscreen and all the way down to Tonia's make up and essential oil diffusers.

Each month on Essential Rewards we restock items like our:

  •  Dentarome or Aromabright toothpaste that is infused with essential oils - and the only natural toothpaste we have ever tried that doesn't make us gag. Finding a natural toothpaste we could both use was a 2 year adventure before we tried Young Living's toothpaste. If you have tried natural toothpastes, you know what we mean. They can be awful - so we always over stock on this brand so if it ever does go out of stock for a little while, we don't have to panic. 
  • Thieves dish soap is of those wonders of our world as well. We will never use another dish soap again in our home. When we started researching the dish soaps we had been using and found a warning label on the backside that said "poisonous if consumed" that was it! To make matters worse, it's one of the main brands we know you might use, too. Accumulative poison, even in tiny trace amounts, over and over builds up in our bodies and can make us very sick. Just eliminate that process. We do not need to use dirty products to clean our home.
  • Restocking essential oils that we use frequently in our homes. For us these are mostly essential oils that originally came in our Premium Starter Kit! Frankincense for our skin serum,  Northern Lights Black Spruce as Colin's cologne and also for meditation, Citrus Fresh in our Aromalux Atomizing diffuser to keep our guest bathroom always smelling fresh, lemon for an uplifting and gorgeous, clean scent in our home and more.
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  • Empowerment
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We can't wait to introduce you to the group. We know you'll fit in already, because if you're reading this still - you're just like Colin and I and we already love that about you. 

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With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin

Unleash Your Inner Goddess

Unleash Your Inner Goddess
Oh my god. Every time I place an Essential Rewards order I actually get super giddy. Especially since we acquired the Savvy Mineral make up. This month I ordered from both the US market (NFR tab) and from our Canadian market as well. One of my best friends is getting married next month and he's eloping with his bride. This past week he asked me and Colin to be a part of that very special day - so I needed a very special lipstick! Do you have a favourite from the brand newly released vegan lipsticks? I will be the proud owner of Siren sometime this week!

Young Living just released five new lipsticks into the US market and they're all cinnamon essential oil infused. I bought one of them, Icon, when we were at convention because I wasn't sure if I would love them. Turns out, I do and I should have bought the whole lipstick kit at 10% off! Lesson learned for next convention, that's for sure. The most amazing news about these new lipsticks is that they are not only gluten free, cruelty free and toxin free but finally we have a line of lipsticks that is completely vegan! Vegan lipstick and gluten free lipstick is something so many women are looking for. Search no more! Get your free account and start ordering today! You will love this lipstick, and the whole line to be honest. Straight to your door, up to 25% back on all of your orders - Young Living Canada is amazing. You even earn free diffusers on the Essential Rewards program. Ask me how 

OK, so I also needed a new eyeliner brush and since I already have the Savvy Minerals brush set and love it I knew adding the eyeliner brush and Siren lipstick to my Essential Rewards order was going to be a really good idea. I can't wait to wear this gorgeous rich shade of red! Be the Goddess you know you are! 

You know, I really do understand when women say to me, "Ya but Tonia, I have to try on this foundation first" because buying lipstick is like that for me. It's so personal, lipstick. It's a statement. Lipstick brings your face to life... or to death. Lipstick is usually pretty safe with a fair skinned, dark haired French lady. You'd think. Or maybe I'm just paranoid - but dark, deep, luscious colours, now those are my jam. It's the bright and more coral in colour that seem to make me look far too flushed or porcelain faced. Anybody know what I'm talking about here?

So the new make up is on it's way and I'm so proud of my company for continuing to strive for the best quality products for me and my family. I'm also grateful for the opportunity to run a business sharing these amazing products with as many people as I can. That just might be you! You don't have to clean your home with dirty products and your make up certainly doesn't have to be dirty either. Let us help. Join us today.

What Do You Use To Relieve Stress?

What Do You Use To Relieve Stress?
Thinking back, I can't really remember what I used before essential oils to help reduce stress. A cup of tea, sure. A hot bath with a glass of wine, totally. I never used any medications or anything like that, maybe I worked out or went for a run? 

What do you use to relieve stress?

Young Living has a long list of essential oils that are now approved by Health Canada as Natural Health products, or NHPs, and more specifically to help reduce the symptoms of stress. How helpful is that? What I have done in the past is either put a few drops of one of those specific oils in the diffuser in whatever room I'm in to help calm and soothe me. Maybe I'll drop a little Ylang Ylang from Young Living or Orange essential oil. That blend together is just so lovely. I've made 10ml roller bottles filled with Young Living V-6 vegetable oil complex with a few drops of Stress Away essential oil blend and roll that along my jawline at night - which has been such a helpful little trick. One other way I like to use essential oils to help me relieve stress is to make my own bathbombs and add Young Living's Lavender and German Chamomile essential oil. Wow, is that ever a relaxing combination of essential oils. 

How Do I Know What Essential Oils To Use?

For the most part we go by the Natural health Product list that Young Living provides for us. We have the following approved claims:

  1. Cough & Cold
  2. Stress & Relaxation
  3. Acne
  4. Burns, Cuts, Bruises
  5. Digestive Discomfort
  6. Eczema & Dermatitis
  7. General Health Maintenance
  8. Headache
  9. Joint & Muscle Pain
Part of the balance is really just getting to know a few oils at a time and getting curious. We bought the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Canada because we knew it was filled with an assortment of oils that would benefit our family in different ways. Not soon after we signed up with Young Living Canada we had these amazing NHPs! It was such a relief to know that Health Canada backed the company's products (supplements and essential oils) that I had been using and sharing with my friends and family. 

Preventative Maintenance: What Can You Do To Set Yourself Up For Success?

Being proactive isn't always feasible, but when it is done your odds of maintaining a healthy body and mind are much better. Of course, thanks captain obvious! Right? Wrong. So many people ask us questions about supplements and essential oils when it's too late. When people get really sick they think oils or supplements might be a magic bullet answer to cure all - nope. Not even close, actually. Essential oils don't cure anything - they support. Supplements don't cure anything - they support. Don't wait until your body is sick to help boost your immune system because it is much more difficult to strengthen the only vessel you have. Take 

Did you notice in the categories above that were approved by health Canada? One of them was for overall general maintenance. That might just be the most important of all of the Natural Health Products that Young Living has! What if I consistently gave my body the right kind of love, nutrients and supplementation I need on a daily basis to live a healthy life? If I did get sick my body and my mind would be healthy enough to go to battle, if need be. I want to give myself and my family the best possible position no matter what we're faced with today, tomorrow, next week and next year. That's why we chose Young Living essential oils, supplements, plant based cleaning products and even gluten free, vegan makeup for Tonia. there are no better products on the market.

What Does All Of This Have To Do With Stress?

If we aren't bombarding our bodies, if we are pumping our bodies full of nutrient rich, pure, amazing plant based support - we won't be creating chaos in our bodies. We react emotionally to the physically signals our bodies send to our brain. If we're aware of this, we can supplement, essential oil up, kick start our day in the right way - and set ourselves up to be successful. Stress happens, folks. It's ok to have a shitty, hard, no good, very bad day - there's a kids book about it. It's ok to lose your mind. However, to live in stress, to live below the wellness line - you don't have to do that. We can help. 

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