A + Essentials

  1. brittany says:

    love me some oils!! do they not have joy in the starter anymore?!? that’s their best one, if you ask me!! and haha the line of crunchiness!!! it’s quite a balance, isn’t it!!

    • courtneyspena@gmail.com says:

      No, unfortunately! But you know I’ve got that one in my stockpile already 😉

  2. Lindsey says:

    I can relate completely! I’ve had people suggesting I try them for years and just thought they were a gimmick. Until I finally bit the bullet and now I’m about to manage my depression and anxiety only using oils ❤️ plus diffusing lemon and peppermint is keeping most of the ants out of our house! ?

  3. Jamie says:

    Thank you for sharing this post! I have been following your blog for years and even though I don’t blog anymore, I still love reading them 🙂 I have a question about the starter kit – are all of these kid safe? I know certain oils you shouldn’t use around younger children, so I’m just curious how you know which ones to use. I’m definitely interested in learning more about oils and starting to incorporate them more into everyday life. Right now, I mostly just use lavender to help my girls sleep 🙂

    • courtneyspena@gmail.com says:

      You are so welcome! I’ve been thinking about sharing about this for a while and since they are running an awesome sale this week I finally figured, what the heck- I’ll go for it! 🙂

      Lavender is an amazing oil for sleep! annnnd pretty much everything. It’s like Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, lol. Not all of the oils within the Premium Starter Kit are kid safe(Panaway comes to mind- it comes with a special lock cap so they can’t get into it easily!) but when you sign up with me, I will plug you in to a few FB groups that have tons of information about safety recommendations for oils with babies + kids. (but also- we don’t think twice about using like, a clorox wipe…so you know)

      Another great resource is this book, “Gentle Babies”. You can find it on Amazon! Here is a link: https://rstyle.me/n/c4uge7bamif

      If you’re wanting to know anything else more specific I’d love to answer it for you- or if I don’t know, I know someone who will! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  4. Shawna says:

    I love, love, love me some oils! I can’t wait to hear all about your journey, recipes and favorites!!

  5. Whitney says:

    I want to know more about thieves cleaner! I absolutely love PlantTherapy oils but am lazy as all get up about mixing my own cleaner sprays lol. Convenience is king around here.

    • courtneyspena@gmail.com says:

      Oh my gosh the thieves cleaner is SO good. Young Living actually has a Thieves starter kit! You don’t have to do a diffuser and oils- you can do the Thieves line instead. The kit comes with:

      Thieves 15-ml
      Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
      Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
      2 Thieves Cleaner
      2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
      2 Thieves Spray
      2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
      Stress Away™ 5-ml
      AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
      Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
      10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
      10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
      2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
      Product Guide and Product Price List
      Essential Oil Magazine
      Essential Edge
      Member Resources
      For $160!! And then you’re a member so you can always order more whenever you need it.

      The cleaner is SO easy to make. Literally a capful + water, in a spray bottle. Lasts forever and costs pennies. I am also loving the hand soap and purifier too!

  6. Im hit and miss. I use several smells and only ever one drop at a time. I am super sensitive to smells and about others sniffers but some people at my office could give two toots about people like me who actively carry an epi-pen. I am actually going to ask to switch offices before our other therapist statrs. I dont want them to stop using stuff but I also cannot hack life or keep my door open. And if my door is closed my a/c wont run in my office and I boil… first world problems.

    • courtneyspena@gmail.com says:

      You know honestly, I’ve never been sensitive to smells and things like that. But I actually am more now! I notice synthetic fragrances that I didn’t use to- and I definitely realize how strong and cloying they can be. I think that means I have officially crossed over now 😉

  7. Andrea says:

    I see a message about safety and kids…what about oil and pets (specifically dogs?). We don’t have children but our dog IS our child, so want to be sure I wouldn’t be introducing anything that could make his environment unhealthy!

    I think your post might be what finally pushes me to try essential oils out! I am just like you- crunchy but not full crunch. Oils have always been in my “skeptic” pile, except I keep seeing them and how much people love them.

    • courtneyspena@gmail.com says:

      Hi Andrea!

      Thanks so much for commenting and asking about this!

      Yes, you can definitely use oils around and for your dogs(and other pets!) They actually have an entire line specially formulated for pets too! It is called “Animal Scents”

      Here is a link from YL about oils with your pets: https://www.youngliving.com/blog/animals-and-oils-what-you-need-to-know/

      Additionally, if you become a member, there is a FB group specifically for pet owners who use Young Living, filled with all sorts of tips, tricks, and advice too! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

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