Premium Starter Kit Explained

Karen Graf explains what is included in our Premium Starter Kit and a few uses for each oil.

Essentials 101—Premium Starter Kit

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of the plant and have been used forever. True therapeutic, medicinal grade essential oils can be used to support our bodies in so many ways.

An essential oil comes from a plant, it comes from an herb, it comes from the bark of a tree or flower or stem. It comes from the earth. It’s referred to as a plants immune system. It helps the plant stay alive and healthy.

The blood in your body is kind of like what an essential oil is to a plant. The essential oil of the plant can help the body heal. Many people are familiar with using herbs to enhance wellness. When plants are dried for tea or to make supplements, 95-97% of their essential oil is lost. By using essential oils, we are getting the complete chemical profile in every drop! Essential oils are plant concentrates and are very very powerful and potent.

Just one drop contains 40 million trillion molecules that can affect the body at the cellular level. That deep! Not only does the essential oil help the plant survive and thrive but it also works perfectly in conjunction with our body and supports our body in living its best life too.

Young Living Essential Oil Starter Kit

Seed to Seal Explained

Purity Guaranteed

When it comes to our essential oils, Young Living sets the standard for purity and authenticity. We carefully monitor the production of our oils from beginning to end through our unique Seed to Seal® process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle.  

For more than two decades, we've diligently overseen every step of this process, both on our own global farms and with our carefully vetted partner farms. No other essential oil company on the planet can lay claim to having the same high-quality process.


Powerful, effective essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their essential oil potential by Young Living experts, partnering with university experts.


Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting the best growing and harvesting methods. Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards. These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.


Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living owns it's own distilleries and is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation. We use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting the most effective essential oils, as well as using cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.


Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. To guarantee consistent quality, our oils are tested in Young Living’s own internal labs, as well as in third-party facilities, to ensure that they meet stringent specifications, exceed international standards, and contain the optimal levels of natural bioactive compounds.


Young Living completes the Seed to Seal process in its 107,000-square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. Using state-of-the-art equipment, each essential oil is carefully bottled into protective amber glass bottles—ready to be shipped to members worldwide.

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How to Use

In Canada, there are 3 recognized uses for essential oils, aromatic, dietary & topical.


The first way to use essential oils is aromatically, breathing them in through your nose. Essential oils can purify the air naturally as well as have a positive impact on our mood and overall well-being when used aromatically. Stimulation of the brain via olfactory senses, can cause changes within parts of the brain! They can also benefit your respiratory and immune systems.


Perfect for adding flavor to your favorite food and drinks, the Plus+ line gives you the freedom to explore some of our best loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways. 


The third way to use essential oils is to apply them topically, directly on your skin, usually at the site of concern.

Essential oils can be used either neat (undiluted) or diluted. We recommend diluting when first getting started. Dilution can also be used to spread essential oils over a larger surface, like massage. Always dilute on small children and babies or with "hot" oils such as oregano or cinnamon.

Essential oils have a small molecular structure and are quickly absorbed, so when applied topically, they can clean the receptor sites on the cell membrane and help transport oxygen into the cells. In an oxygen-rich environment, our cells can now flourish.

Visit and type in any essential oil and you'll be surprised at what information is available on the usage of essential oils.

Young Living Essential Oils

What Are Carrier Oils

A carrier oil is a vegetable oil that can be used to dilute essential oils. 

While many can be used ‘neat' (undiluted), diluting helps spread the essential oil over a larger part of the skin. Carrier oils are pressed from the fatty parts of the plant. They do not evaporate quickly and do not have a strong aroma. Always keep a carrier oil close by in case you accidentally rub your eyes.

  • Coconut Oil

  • Sweet Almond Oil

  • Raspberry Seed Oil

  • Grapeseed Oil

  • Olive Oil

  • Jojoba Oil

  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex by Young Living

A Few Things to Remember...

Each essential oil bottle comes with label directions, so please read before using. Most essential oils are safe for general use but there are a few things you need to remember:

  • Careful when applying essential oils near sensitive areas like eyes and ears.

  • Never try to rinse with water if you experience skin irritation,  as this will only make it worse. If you experience skin irritation or get an EO in your eyes, flush and dilute the area with a safe carrier oil to alleviate the discomfort.

  • Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after applying citrus oils or blends containing citrus, directly on your skin to avoid sunburn.

  • If unsure, dilute with a carrier oil.

Young Living Essential Oils

The Limbic System

The Power of Smell

The limbic system controls memory, stress levels, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998).

This relationship explains why essential oils have very profound physiological and psychological effects.

When you inhale, breath in, or diffuse essential oils they go directly into your lungs. They are quickly absorbed into the blood stream as they cross the airway/capillary system.

From there the molecules of essential oils are transported throughout the body and into each and every cell. Since it only takes a few minutes for blood to circulate, the essential oils you inhaled will touch every cell of your body within 20 minutes.

We want you to remember this—just APPLY them. Start with one drop and work from there. Apply them wherever you want. On your wrists, on your forehead, back of neck, over your heart, over your liver, on the bottom of your feet. 

No spot is a bad spot and they will go where they are needed.

Limbic System and the power of smell

Most Common Application Points…

Reflexologists  will point out that the bottom of your foot has approximately 7,000 nerve endings that link to different organs within your body. How cool is that?

  • Along hairline of forehead

  • Temples

  • Behind the ears or on earlobes

  • Back of neck

  • Upper and lower back, and along spinal column

  • Over abdomen and other vital organs

  • Top of feet and vitaflex points on the soles of feet

Premium Starter Kit

This is our Premium starter kit. About 99% of our YL Freedom Team members start with this kit! It comes with 11 essentials oils and a beautiful diffuser. This kit of everyday essentials will quickly become your natural medicine cabinet.

These oils can help address 90% of the average family's physical and emotional health.

  • Helping to promote a restful sleep

  • Digestive discomfort

  • Headaches

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Muscle aches, strains & sprains

  • Eczema, dermatitis & other skin support

  • EO first aid: burns, cuts, bruising and minor skin irritations

  • Coughs & colds

  • Acne & boils

  • Reducing Stress

  • Chemical Free Cleaning

The kit is priced at $199.75.  Let’s take a look at each of the oils below.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit


Calming & soothing

Lavender is universally regarded as one of the most powerful essential oils, the uses for this plant are almost endless. Lavender essential oil has a sweet, floral aroma.

We love the versatility of this oil!

Here are some tips:

  • Apply to cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns (amazing if you see a little too much sun). Use for joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis, enhances relaxation, helps with cough and colds, digestive issues, headaches and so much more.

  • Add 8–12 drops to water and spray under beds and in closets

  • Apply 2–4 drops to skin to moisturize and enhance skin radiance

  • Diffuse at night for a calming aroma during sleep.

*Registered with Health Canada as a Natural Health Product.

Lavender Essential Oil


Energizing and great for tummy's

One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint is many people's favourite essential. It is fresh and energizing and can really help wake you up! A staple for any tense situation (your shoulders will love the way it feels) and a quick pick-me-up when our brain needs a bit of a boost.

Peppermint oil is a natural remedy in aromatherapy:

  • To help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis, enhances relaxation, helps with symptoms of cold & cough, digestive discomfort.

  • Inhale or Diffuse during the day for an uplifting scent while at home.

  • Great addition to lotions and ointments applied after activity.

*Registered with Health Canada as a Natural Health Product.

Peppermint Essential Oil


Take a deep breath

Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, balsamic aroma that is highly revered for its ability to increase feelings of peace, spirituality and inner strength. Known for a broad range of uses, Frankincense features prominently in our skin care line of products.

Basic Uses:

  • Apply 1–2 drops to the face and neck to minimize visual blemishes and add a healthy looking glow. It makes a great primer as an everyday part of your beauty routine!

  • Apply 2–4 drops to moisturize dry skin.

  • Apply 2-4 drops to neck, wrists or chest when feeling overwhelmed.

To learn more about the potential benefits of frankincense oil, do a search for frankincense or boswellic acids (key components in the oil) at

Frankincense essential oil


The smell of lemon makes me happy

Lemon's many applications make it one of the most useful essential oils to have on hand. The fresh, zesty aroma is cold pressed from the fruit peel of lemons grown in Argentina and the United States. Lemon is one of our favourite oils to use when someone is fighting a cough or a cold. It is beautiful diffused or applied to the feet regularly.

Basic USes:

  • Lemon oil is high in the natural chemical constituent d-limonene (Google it), a powerful antioxidant that supports the body’s natural detoxifying systems.

  • Lemon oil has refreshing and cooling properties making it an instant pick-me-up.

  • Diffuse daily for a clean citrus scent.

In Aromatherapy can be used topically or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough.

*Registered with Health Canada as a Natural Health Product.

Lemon Essential Oil


For all your aches and strains

PanAway® contains oils currently registered as NHP's in Canada to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.


  • Wintergreen

  • Clove

  • Helichrysum

  • Peppermint

These oils, or their active components, are widely used to help alleviate stress from muscles caused from physical activity or exercise. Use this whenever you have aches and pains or to soothe stressed muscles.

PanAway Essential Oil


Purify the air

Do you have boys or men at home? Play Sports?  Maybe you have someone you love who forgets about the leftover lunch in their backpack? How about those stinky dogs & work shoes?

Purification is the oil of choice to get rid of stink in any and ALL situations. It helps to neutralize odors and enhances the air in the home

Oils in this blend: 

  • Lemongrass

  • Rosemary

  • Melalueca Alternifolia

  • Myrtle

  • Citronella

  • Lavandin

Purification has so many uses! It's a fabulous pest deterrent when used outside. It's also an awesome choice to help moisturize dry skin and a favourite with teens for use in their skincare.

Purification essential oil


We diffuse Thieves almost every day

A lot of people consider this their favourite blend. We diffuse anytime we want a warm comforting smell, but also anytime someone starts to feel under the weather. We use directly on hands and feet to help support our bodies naturally.  

The Thieves oil has an interesting story behind it...

"Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves from the Black Plague with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe.”

Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes powerhouse oils:

  • Clove

  • Cinnamon Bark

  • Rosemary

  • Lemon

  • Eucalyptus radiata

In Aromatherapy can be used topically or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough.

*Registered as a Natural Health Product with Health Canada.

Thieves essential oil blend


Wild harvested from the Brazilian Rain Forest

This essential contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55%) of any known essential oil.

Copaiba is tapped directly from the tree rather than distilled. It has a subtle yet complex aroma and it is an amplifying oil which means when applied last in combination with other oils it enhances their effects.

Basic Uses:

  • Inhale or diffuse to help create a positive, calm atmosphere.

  • Mix 2-4 drops into moisturizer and apply to face, neck, hips, stomach, arms and thighs to nourish skin and promote a youthful appearance.

Do a search online to read more about the benefits of this powerhouse oil!

Copaiba essential oil

Northern Lights Black Spruce

Grounding and balancing

Grown and harvested from our pristine farm in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, this rich, woodsy and invigorating scent is just beautiful.

This oil is very grounding and we love applying to the bottom of our feet after a long day or diffusing together with peppermint to "clear the fog.”

Basic Uses:

  • Diffuse during Meditation or Yoga

  • Apply and massage onto bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck or use in massage at the end of a long day.

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil


Helps you breathe easier

R.C. helps to open up the respiratory channels.  Apply to the chest, neck and throat areas as needed. It can act as a pre-workout enhancer and support healthy lungs.  It's your go to for coughs and colds, just apply a few drops to chest and back.

You really can "breathe a little easier" with this amazing blend of:

  • Myrtle

  • Cypress

  • Marjoram

  • Pine

  • Lavender

  • Peppermint

  • Spruce 

  • 3 types of Eucalyptus 

Cough & Cold tip: diffuse or add to a bowl of hot, steaming water, place a towel over your head and inhale the soothing steam.

*Registered as a Natural Health Product with Health Canada.


Your stomach will thank you

DiGize contains a super blend of oils to help calm and support our digestion. This oil is a life saver for many many people who experience digestive issues.

What's in this blend?

  • Tarragon

  • Juniper

  • Anise

  • Ginger

  • Fennel

  • Patchouli

  • Peppermint

  • Lemongrass

Rub this blend on your belly in a clockwise motion or apply to the bottoms of your feet after a big meal.  It's a game changer.

*Registered as a Natural Health Product with Health Canada.

Digize Essential Oil Blend

Desert Mist Diffuser/Humidifier

Freshen your Home & Your Senses Naturally

Why Diffuse? 

So you can ditch the toxic candles & synthetic sprays polluting the air in your home. Choose the scent you want or need and easily support your emotions.

  • No flame

  • Change scents

  • Non-toxic

Using ultrasonic frequency technology, the Desert Mist Diffuser  generates waves at 1.7 million per second, breaking down essential oils  and water into millions of microparticles, dispersing them into the air,  and releasing the oils unique constituents. 

This diffuser is custom designed to diffuse continuously for:

  • 5–6 hours on high mode.

  • 8 hours on low mode.

  • 10 hours on intermittent mode.

It also offers 11  individual light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode. It’s the perfect way to freshen the air with natural goodness


Essential Oil Diffuser