Essential Oils 101

This post is brought to you by essential oils expert Nat Hyland. A Young Living Oils distributor. Below you can read everything there is to know about oils. At the end of this post you can also meet Nat herself. All words and pictures belong to Nat.

Everything there is to know about essential oils with a Young Living distributor


Essential oils are the lifeline of a plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs, and consist of over 100 different compounds. In humans they provide support for every system in your body: your skeletal system, muscular system, endocrine system and your hormones, respiratory system, and even your immune system. Oils can support brain health and a healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotions and spiritual support in your prayer life. An oil in the diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can also be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home! You can literally just start swapping out every single chemical cleaning toxin in your home to live a purer lifestyle, and you can do so without breaking the bank! Trust me… I am a broke college girl, and my husband and I are just normal people. If I can live a chemical free lifestyle, you can do it to! Literally, for every oil you have in your home there is a chemical based product you can kiss goodbye and throw away!

All about the types of oils


Of course, I believe that Young Living oils are the best choice, and because I have done immense research on the company it’s the only brand that I trust! Not only do they have the largest selection of both single and blended oils, but their oils also go through a series of test to ensure that they are safe for topical, internally, and aromatic uses! It’s one thing to claim that your oils are safe, but it is another thing to open the doors of your farms and show people that your oils are only the purest and this is why I love this company! There are many ways to get started with essential oils, but the absolute best way to get started with oils is with the Premium Starter Kit! It comes with 11 of the most used oils, a diffuser, and it is the only thing Young Living offers that is over 50% off retail price! And who does not love a good barging? Here are the 11 oils and just some of their uses:

The benefits from using all natural products
Types Of Oils


-One of the top skin oils

-Use during prayer time to help with grounding and purpose

-Can support every system in the body. Take in a veggie capsule to support the immune system

-Sleep support



-Oil used for relaxation

-Diffuse for a calming aroma

-Add a few drops to a nighttime bath

-Top oil used for healthy skin and hair

-Add to mascara for eyelash growth

-Called “Swiss army knife” for its many uses



-Supports gastrointestinal comfort

-Promotes healthy bowel and gut functions

-May support performance during exercise

-Apply topically to support head discomfort

-Diffuse in the morning to add some pep to your step!🌿



-Stink be gone in a bottle

-Add to a carrier oil to make a chemical free toner for your face

-Add to water to make an annoyance-free outdoors experience

-Smells like fruit loops!!! (BONUS)



-Chuck Norris of Oils

-Helps support healthy respiratory system

-Maintain overall wellness by taking as a dietary supplement daily

-Immune system support

-Add to hot water and honey to soothe an itchy throat



-One of the top emotional support oils

-Smells like a beach

-Love wearing it as perfume to help support my mood throughout the day


  • LEMON:

-Enhance the taste of your food or water

-A part of my allergy trio! 2 drops lemon, lavender, peppermint in the diffuser supports my sinuses during the spring

-Uses lemon oil as an alternative to bleach

-Drink in water daily to detox your body of harmful toxins


-Made with wintergreen and peppermint

-Great oil for muscle support

-Many people purchase the whole starter kit for this one oil

-Massage over body to support aches and pains

-Some people buy the entire starter kit for this one oil!



-Alternative deodorant

-Apply to teething babies gums for pain/itch relief

-Promotes overall wellness

-Great skin oil to soothe fine lines

-Diffuse for a relaxing, woodsy aroma

-Layer on top of another essential oil to help enhance the effect


-Top oil for digestive support

-Rub it topically over the stomach to calm any tummy discomfort

-Used to relieve pain from cramping

-Take daily before meals to support overall gut health

  • R.C.:

-Made with a few Eucalyptus oils

– Use as an alternative to Vicks vapor rub

-Supports the Respiratory system

-Diffuse for a comforting aroma

-Rub on the bottom of feet to help with snoring


Why oils?

Because the average person applies 300 chemicals to their bodies every day. And unfortunately for women this number is doubled. Chemicals that cause hormonal imbalance and depression, chemicals that muck up our endocrine systems that can cause weight gain, and even miscarriages, synthetic fragrances that cause respiratory issues, asthma, and eczema, and over exposure to these harmful chemicals can lead to something as life threatening as cancer. It’s crazy to me that this is true, and the government continues to allow harmful products on the shelves. Oils are a way for my family to say no to the junk that you can buy at the store, and empower us to take control of our health. I have lived on both sides of the spectrum and I can promise you that a chemical free home is a safer home!! If you’d like some more information on oils or how to get started I’d love to chat with you!


Meet Nat

Hey friends! My name is Nat and if you haven’t guessed it by now I am an oil junky! I am also a born and raised Okie, a wife, a mother to be, a student, and an educator. I became passionate about essential oils shortly after I grabbed my starter kit in November of 2016. You see, some people were born crunchy and were taught to breast feed their free-range chickens and only sleep to bamboo sheets. I was not that girl! I am still a lover of pizza, only really drank water when I was out of Cola, and I am still picky about my vegetables. When oils were first introduced to me I thought it was hocus pocus, and rolled my eyes every time I saw an oil’s post on my social media. What caused the sudden change? As a teacher I found myself under the weather a lot. If bugs and yucky germs were in the air I had a 100% success rate of catching that bug and bringing it home to my family. I would take multivitamins, drink plenty of water, get lots of rest and still nothing was supporting my immune system the way I needed it to. So finally, one day I got brave and reached out to my teacher friends and simply asked, “Hey!! What am I doing wrong??” That is when I was introduced to Thieves Essential Oil. I was told it was considered the Chuck Norris of oils because this oil is used for everything! This was a last resort thing for me. I was still very skeptic and had no idea how plant juices were supposed to help my body, but I had tried everything with no results. What else did I have to lose? Thieves is what helped me to step over the line and give the oils a try. So, I got my kit in the mail on the 27th of November and I immediately fell in love. I saw the oils work over 100 times in my first week of using them, and now I am completely obsessed. My prayer is that everyone I encounter will to see the importance of getting these oils into their homes!

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