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Essential oils can truly enhance your life in unique ways
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What are Essential Oils??

An essential oil is the aromatic, volatile liquid that comes from distilling flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. Many people refer to essential oils as the lifeblood of plants because they carry oxygen and nutrients within the plant, are considered the plant's immune system, and are part of the regenerative process of the plant.

Because our bodies instinctively recognize the constituents in essential oils, we are able to use them for boosting our immunity, relaxation and better sleep, stamina and boosting energy, and for uplifting our spirit.

Why Use Essential Oils??

Other than smelling amazing, essential oils have many properties that help you feel better without any nasty or toxic chemical additives that potentially could produce annoying or dangerous side effects.

Essential oils can help with:

    • Supporting your muscles and bones
    • Supporting circulation
    • Boosting your immune system
    • Enhancing your sleep
    • Giving you an overall sense of well-being
    • Replacing toxic ingredients in personal care and cleaning products
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Supporting respiration
  • Supporting digestion
  • Balancing your emotions
  • Balancing your hormones
  • Helping you focus
  • And so much more...

You can use them to make healthy bath and body products, chemical free household cleaners and to make your home smell fantastic (one of my favorite uses).

It is so important to provide our bodies with boosters that support healthy functioning in a world where we are constantly bombarded by toxins everywhere!

Essential oils truly have been a blessing to use everyday, helping my family heal from exposure to toxins, instead of just applying another "band-aid" over symptoms, and I know you can have similar results!

I've been so impressed and excited about my results and the results of those I coach, that I find it too difficult not to talk about them. Therefore, I'm sharing them with everyone!

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Why I Use Essential Oils

While I was on active duty in the Navy, I developed a couple autoimmune and neurological issues that left me unfit for duty and unable to work. I was plagued by seizures, chronic pain, chronic weakness, digestion troubles, a compromised immune system, migraines, low blood pressure, fainting, massive confusion, memory difficulties, strokes, depression, self-doubt, and suicidal desires. 

My health issues suddenly came on late 2005. In 2012, I was hospitalized for liver failure and pancreatitis after a nasty reaction to the 14th anti-seizure medication I was given to try. At that point upon receiving several links to blogs about people reversing their health using food as medicine, I asked my neurologist if we could try a more holistic approach. He laughed at me, saying a natural health lifestyle would just kill me faster. While in the back of my mind I was thinking that would be nice, I also felt that no stone should go unturned and I should at least prove those blogs wrong. Worst case, changing my dietary intake would do nothing. Best case, it would end my suffering.

So, I started a modified Paleo diet "designed" for people with autoimmune issues. And life backfired! ​My seizures slowed from 6+ a day to 2 each week. My migraines slowed down too. I also noticed I felt more physically capable, which was super impressive. I went from not being able to stand long enough to cook a meal, to actually being able to stand up while cooking and washing dishes. AND I was actually suddenly able to cook 3 square meals a day PLUS wash all the dishes in the same day!

That by itself was quite eye opening, and had me thinking... if removing prepackaged foods with questionable and toxic ingredients, what would happen if we kept the theme going and did a major overhaul to the personal care and cleaning products we use??

We ditched everything with a questionable ingredient, a toxic ingredient, and also items without sufficient labeling. We based most of our findings off of The Environmental Working Group's databases. That website is incredible at helping you figure out product and ingredient safety, and gives ratings on the safety of products. We stick to items rated 0-2. I also have a list of common personal care toxic ingredients I avoid too, if you want to check it out and compare it to what you're currently using.

Items We Replaced:

  • Air Fresheners
    "Fragrance" is a scary ingredient. According to the FDA, "fragrance" can be any combination of natural or synthetic chemicals (300+) to create a desired scent. The chemicals used in "fragrance" do not have to be disclosed on ingredient labels because of "proprietary secrets." Many of these ingredients are carcinogenic, endocrine disruptors, and neurotoxic. Many air fresheners even cause respiratory ailments too!
  • Cleaning Supplies
    Cleaning supplies really anger me. Many of them are guilty of "Green Washing," which is where they claim to be environmentally friendly and "nontoxic," but they aren't. Check out the EWG databases and see how your cleaning products measure up! It was a massive eye opener to me that products I grew up using was actually poisonous! Many cleaning products list "detergents," but not which kind - which I find to be very misleading and dishonest. If people truly knew what was in their cleaners, popular companies would be out of business or executives jailed for false marketing and public endangerment!
  • Personal Care Products
    You wash your hair, your body, your face, with the intention of cleaning. Surprisingly, if you get your personal care products from local department stores, like Walmart, Target... etc... chances are, they contain dangerous or potentially dangerous ingredients (check out my page talking about specific common personal care ingredients I avoid).

    Disturbing fact: Since WWII, there have been over 80,000 new synthetic chemicals created. 10,500 of those are regularly used in the cosmetic and skincare industry. 10% of those have safety data available, not all have fully sufficient safety data. 1,500 have safety data that indicate they are toxic to humans.

    It only takes 22 seconds for your skin to absorb what you put on it. From there, it is absorbed into your blood stream. From the time you slather a lotion or cream on your skin, it takes less than a minute for the components to reach your brain.

I cringed at first, noticing we filled up 2 entire large trash bags. I was throwing away a cleaner for everything. Window cleaner... kitchen cleaner... bathroom cleaner... floor cleaner... stove cleaner... oven cleaner... toilet cleaner... soft scrub... tub and shower cleaner... heavy duty cleaner... carpet cleaner... laundry detergent... laundry fabric softener... stain remover... dryer sheets... I threw out several shampoos and conditioners... deep conditioners... hair masks... hair spray... body wash... soap bars... liquid hand soaps (bye bye triclosan!)... lotions... face creams... deodorant... and a drawer full of makeup.

I felt anxious, like I was throwing away money. However, I also knew replacing those items could potentially do so much for my health that was finally starting to regain after 8 years of pure misery. Turns out it was the best thing I could have ever done!

I replaced everything with essential oils
and essential oil-infused products

  • Instead of air fresheners, we diffuse essential oils.
  • Our hair care items (shampoo, conditioner, hair spray) were switched to a fully natural, truly nontoxic products that are infused with essential oils.
  • Our cleaning product (just one) replaced the plethora of cleaners I had taking up the entire sink cabinets in both bathrooms and the kitchen. Who would have thought... you really only needed ONE cleaning item!!! Now, that ONE cleaner (mixed with some baking soda when I need a soft scrub) manages ALL my cleaning needs.
  • Our laundry detergent is infused with essential oils, and void of toxic or potentially hazardous ingredients. I use vinegar instead of fabric softener, and I use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets.
  • Our skincare is all fully natural and nontoxic (some is homemade) and is infused with essential oils (which are magnificent for promoting healthy skin).

​Then something unexpected happened - not only did my seizures and migraines completely stop a month later, but my husband and I were able to conceive a child, after being told for years that I was unable to and if by chance I was miraculously able to, my health condition would kill us both. That boy is now 2 years old and the healthiest and happiest being I've ever met.

  • We began to feel incredible.
  • Emotionally, I felt hopeful. I felt lighter. I felt happier. I felt competent.
  • Mentally, I felt clearer. I was able to think without massive confusion.
  • I was healthier. My immune system improved, so I wasn't feeling sick all the time.
  • I felt more energetic, and was actually able to start going for family walks with the dogs - AND keep up.
  • I felt more capable, and had a renewed sense of purpose.
  • I felt like I was just given a second chance at life!

So much changed so quickly. I went from laying on the couch all day for years on end, wishing to take a nap and not wake up... to THRIVING, and all in a relatively short amount of time. All because of seeking a nontoxic lifestyle that I once thought was a hoax, along with my doctors and family.

I can honestly say, we've been healthier and happier since making the switch. This is absolutely the best decision my husband and I have ever made. It enabled us to have our son; it allowed me to regain my health; it gave me a reason to live. Without family and health, there wasn't much for me to live for.

This alone changed everything.​

Now, I'm a believer. I believe the body is miraculously designed to heal, when given the proper nutrients, and starved of constant toxin bombardment.

How To Find A Good Essential Oil Brand

There is no doubt essential oils are a hot topic today!!

Many people start out purchasing one oil at a time, scouring local stores and the internet for the best prices. I was one of them too, though I quickly learned not to buy from Amazon because many of them are counterfeit and contain unwanted synthetic compounds that contradict the therapeutic qualities you're searching for (lessons learned the hard way when I reacted to some, and some just didn't smell right at all).

After hearing about France producing approximately 50 tons of true and clone Lavender while brokers end up exporting 250 tons doesn't necessarily give warm and fuzzies about knowing whether or not what you buy is what the label says it is. In fact, for an essential oil to be labeled "pure" it only needs to contain 5% essential oils. This means a 100% pure essential oil could actually be 75% vegetable oil (or 95% vegetable oil) and still fit within the legal label laws!

Pure, unadulterated essential oils can be expensive because of how concentrated they are. For example, it takes anywhere from 500-2,000 pounds (or more) of a plant's material to produce just 1 (ONE) pound of essential oil!

Most places do not guarantee the quality of the oils they sell, or refuse to show exactly how the plants are cared for, how the distillation is done, and whether or not any chemicals are used in the process. If you're looking at the cheapest options, they are guaranteed to be dissolved with synthetic compounds instead of steam distilled at low temperatures and pressure. This can negate the effort you're using to ditch toxins. Places like Walmart sell "essential oils" that actually have no traces of any essential oil in them! It can become a very misleading game trying to navigate the essential oil world. Many other companies use "pure" in their labels to lure customers, but don't actually know what is in their products because they're purchased from an essential oils broker and relabeled.

If you're anything like me, then you're one of those people who needs to know what is in the products you use, and like seeing complete transparency within the company. The questions listed above are critical to know exactly what you're spending your hard earned money on, and have the peace of mind that it will contribute to your health.

So, where do you find QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS without worrying about them being counterfeit or altered?

Through YOUNG LIVING

Young Living provides the perfect solution to getting started with a nontoxic, essential oils-based lifestyle.

They take the overwhelm out of getting started by offering a variety of "starter kits" to choose from, based on your needs and budget. ​

  1. Dedication to Farming: They are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality essential oils available through sustainable farming that does not include synthetic or toxic chemicals of any kind.
  2. Versitility: embrace your full power to choose. Each essential oil in the oils premium starter kits allow for a wide variety of uses from air fresheners, to cleaners, to skin care items, and more!
  3. Peace of Mind: You will feel comfortable and confident, knowing what you're putting on your body and on your loved ones, and spraying in your home. Enjoy that peace of mind knowing that these items won't cause you (or your family) any harm.

Instead of using products containing toxins, you can actually SAVE MONEY by switching to a safer lifestyle that also offers many therapeutic benefits! If you were to add up all the money spent on household and personal care products each month, how much do you think you spend?

  • Buying a 15ml bottle of lemon essential oil, for example, can replace your laundry stain stick, your goo-gone, your artifically and "naturally" flavored water, your grease cutter, your vinaigrette, and your candles... for $11.25 - AND it will last you longer than a month! (My last bottle of lemon essential oil has lasted me 6 months and still is not in need of replenishing)
  • What if you could let your KIDS do the cleaning for you because Thieves Cleaner not only is plant-based and pure, but simply because they also love how it smells? (My 2 year old LOVES and often INSISTS on cleaning)
  • What if the same oil that fragrances your home is able to be sprayed on your sheets before before bed to help you sleep, AND is also able to help you focus and help your kids stay on task during the day as well?
  • What if that same oil that deodorizes your trash can also repels mosquitos?
  • What if you could sleep well, and solidly, without having any kind of nasty toxin or dependency for assistance?
  • What if using essential oils in a variety of methods could actually help you save money while also enabling you to live happier, healthier, and wealthier?

How To Start Your Nontoxic Lifestyle:

Deciding where to begin when initially seeking a nontoxic lifestyle can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Young Living takes the overwhelm out of getting started!

Young Living offers retail and a wholesale membership options, that are available to everyone in the US, and numerous countries around the world. Having a wholesale membership will provide you with a 24% discount on all future orders for life, and the option of enrolling in their monthly essential rewards autoship program, where you can customize your monthly order and earn 10-25% of your purchases back in store credit. There are no annual fees, though to maintain an active account, you do need to purchase 50pv worth of product each year (usually $50, depending on the product(s) chosen).

The best part of using one of my links to create your membership with Young Living: I will personally send you resources and my favorite reference guide, along with provide you with personalized coaching to maximize your experience with essential oils.

Once I took the plunge and ordered Young Living's Premium Starter Kit, I was hooked, and I know you will be too!!

Getting started with a wholesale membership with a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) is a great way to start your nontoxic lifestyle. There are 3 main options:

  1. ​The PSK with 11 oils where you can choose between 4 different diffusers;
  2. The PSK option featuring Thieves designed to help your nontoxic cleaning, hand washing, and dental needs;
  3. And the PSK featuring NingXia Red, a delicious whole-body supplement drink

The Premium Starter Kit featuring essential oils comes with 5 essential oils, 6 essential oil blends, a few samples, AND a diffuser.

The Premium Starter Kit featuring Thieves focuses on your nontoxic cleaning and some hygienic needs.

The Premium Starter Kit featuring NingXia Red focuses on providing you with healthy, delicious supplements.


  • The Thieves Premium Starter Kit contains 2 14.4 ounce bottles of Thieves cleaner, thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, Thieves Mouthwash, 2 bottles of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 2 bottles of Thieves Spray, 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, and 15 ml Thieves essential oil blend. These are in addition to a 5 ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil blend, a roller fitment, 12 sample packets, and some literature and resources. Thieves is nontoxic and is void of harsh chemicals. This kit option is ideal for those looking to replace harmful chemicals in the home with effective and natural alternatives!
  • NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit contains 2 (750 ml) bottles of NingXia Red, 20 (2 fl oz each)NingXia Red single packets, and a case (14, 20 ml single serve tubes) of NingXia nitro.

    What is NingXia?? Its a delicious blend of wolfberry superfruit (goji berry) infused with orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils, and blended with blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices to provide a whole-body nutrient supplement.

    NingXia is energizing, fortifying, and revitalizing to your body and overall health and wellness. It definitely does a fantastic job at energizing your body and enhancing your focus using nutrition. (NingXia is Halal and Kosher certified in the 750ml glass bottles, and is also Halal Certified in the 60ml sachets.)

I personally feel the best bang for your buck, and the best place to get started is with the essential oils PSK option. But the starter kit you should choose really depends on where you want to begin. There truly is no right or wrong answer, so go with which one speaks to you. If you feel stuck, you can always email me at nicole [at] warmlyrustic [dot] com and ask questions. You are also welcome to purchase one kit and add on additional products before checking out.

What Are You Waiting For??

When you get started with Young Living's essential oils through the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit through my link below, I will personally send you:

  • an email full of references,
  • invitations to our exclusive, international Facebook groups, 
  • AND my favorite essential oils references!
  • I will also personally provide you with one on one coaching to ensure you get started with a healthy lifestyle based on your individual needs.

In case you need it, here is a step by step guide on how to sign up for a wholesale account, where you can enjoy a 24% discount for life! If for some reason the enroller/sponsor numbers don't show up, please enter: 1852690 in both locations. This way, I will know you've signed up and will be able to set up your references and resources.


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About a year ago. My health was spiraling downward, and the minimal "help" I was getting from the veteran's hospital and various nonprofits weren't cutting it. I was getting run in circles, and told that I was out of treatment options.


Essential oils aren't a magic bullet. They're a tool, and for me, a tool that has become a vital part of my recovery. I didn't expect the results I got, or the science and studies that back them up, but I'm eternally grateful for them. Nicole still gets a good chuckle, every time I gleefully message her about something new that's working for me. (You were right!)


Nicole Graber
Owner of Warmly Rustic

About the Author

Nicole started using Young Living essential oils exclusively in early 2015, after over a year of essential oil brand comparisons.

After overcoming multiple health ailments through natural health and nontoxic lifestyle changes, she now embraces her second chance at life by paying forward her knowledge and experiences. She loves helping other people to embrace their bodies, minds, and health by coaching them on how to effectively use their own lifestyle changes to maximize their individual circumstances. She offers this coaching for FREE to her Young Living customers and members.

Is Young Living Really Worth Investing In?

Absolutely! You know exactly what you're receiving when you buy from Young Living. They go above and beyond making sure they're transparent in their business practices and product production.

Once you're a member, you have the optional opportunity to receive your investment back. We are skilled with providing you with all the information you need to be successful in making your money back, and even in helping you get future oil purchases covered too!​

Is Young Living Organic?

Young Living practices sustainable farming that takes organic to the next level. They set the standard for quality in the industry, and take quality and effectiveness very seriously. You are also welcome to visit their farms to see the entire process for yourself... and even participate!

Young Living owns most of their own farms, and have company managers at partner farms, that test each seed before planting, each plant before harvesting, each distilled oil batch, and bottles in each batch to ensure the highest quality possible. At any time during the process, if a test concludes the plant material or oil is not satisfactory according to their high standards, that batch is recycled into compost and used in their fields.

Young Living is not certified organic, and I'm honestly perfectly ok with that. Why? Organic is not good enough. Many companies who certify organic pay hefty fees for their certification, even though they're allowed to ​use chemical pesticide and herbicides that don't have sufficient safety data on their plants. Certified organic essential oils also often use high heat and pressure, and solvents, to extract essential oils - which can damage the therapeutic effects. Just because something has a "certified organic" label, does not mean anything more than "not grown with conventional pesticides."

Is Young Living More Than Just Essential Oils?

The short answer: Yes!!

Young Living is about lifestyle. ​This is one of my favorite aspects, aside from quality and philanthropy. Lifestyle is more than just using essential oils. It's about removing the toxins from your home. It's about living your life to your fullest based on your dreams, goals, desires, and circumstances. It's about maximizing your wellness, reducing your stress, helping you manage your emotions, and embracing your life. It's about seeking a better quality of life... and achieving it.

Young Living is about community. Not just local... Young Living is fully immersed in the global community through their nonprofit organization, The Young Living Foundation. What could possibly be better than a company based on ethics producing high quality products designed to help YOU, and then using the profits to help people around the world? The best part: 100% of their foundation proceeds actually go to helping others. Young Living pays out for all their administration fees from their sales profits, not from donations.

  • They continually have nonprofit missions helping natural disaster victims worldwide, including hurricane disasters, earthquake disasters... etc...
  • They built and continue to run an academy in Ecuador to provide K-12 educations for local children.
  • They built and run an orphanage in Croatia. They help human trafficking victims in Cambodia by helping fund training for frontline professionals (like police and doctors), working closely with investigators to help rescue victims, advocate for civil justice, and help victims overcome the trauma and rebuild their lives.
  • They help children in Uganda who are abandoned or orphaned by purchasing land and built a new nursery school for 200 children ages 3-5, and helps provide food for hungry children.
  • Their Sole Hope initiative consists of volunteers (mostly Young Living distributors) who make shoes for people (and children) in Uganda to help reduce the impact of jiggers, who cause strife burrowing in their feet.
  • They are still involved in helping rebuild Nepal and Ecuador after their devastating earth quakes. In Nepal, they donated a brick making machine to help rebuild the community, and then donated it so the community had an instant source of economical growth in helping surrounding communities rebuild as well.

Young Living is more than just essential oils. They also provides lines of skin care, cleaners, supplements, and accessories. All, of which, have the same high quality standards, and are void of toxic chemicals. While investigating their skin care, for example, I ran each and every ingredient through The Environmental Working Group's database and found them to all be rated 1-2, which is where I feel comfortable.

Advantages vs Disadvantages

There are both advantages and disadvantages for embracing the "oily lifestyle":

The Pros List

  • You feel healthy, and managing your weight becomes easier.
  • You feel happier.
  • You think clearer, and are more focused.
  • You'll know exactly where your oils come from, and how they are created.
  • You meet an incredible group of men and women who are selflessly helpful and encouraging.
  • You crave healthy foods.
  • You're faith in humanity will renew as you see people helping each other and supporting nonprofit initiatives with no expected financial reward.
  • Your monthly order delivery will feel like Christmas morning - EVERY MONTH.
  • You have several optional opportunities to score your oils and oil-infused products for FREE.

The Cons List

  • You feel the need to stalk the Fed-Ex trucks, anxiously awaiting your most recent order.
  • Artificial fragrances and chemicals become intolerable, and can cause headaches.
  • You develop "crunchy" lingo that makes some people look at you weird.
  • You start to realize the amount of unhealthy food and personal care options that are available conveniently.
  • People will invade your personal space because you "just smell so good."
  • You will feel the need to stock up on seasonal items in case they go out of stock.
  • You end up talking about essential oils all the time - which is ok, because sometimes that leads to unexpected paychecks (scroll down for more info)

What You Will Get
With Your Premium Starter Kit

  • 5 essential oils (5ml each)
    frankincense, lavender, lemon, peppermint, and copaiba
  • 5 essential oil blends (5ml each)
    R.C., Thieves, DiGize, Purification, PanAway
  • Bonus 5ml essential oil blend: Stress Away
  • 2 60ml sachets of NingXia Red
  • Extra samples
  • Lifetime access to a 24% discount on all future purchases
    ** To maintain an active membership, you must order 50pv per year
    (50 PV is usually $50)

  • FREE essential oil and healthy lifestyle coaching
  • Access to exclusive educational events (online and in person) and webinars
  • Exclusive resources emailed directly to you
  • Invitations to our exclusive online, international support groups (via Facebook)
  • My favorite essential oils references

    *** These additional offers are subject to you using my links/member ID when you sign up for your wholesale Young Living membership with purchase of a Premium Starter Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to place an order every month?

Do you have a rewards program for frequent buyers?

Can someone outside the US be a member?

Do I have to sell or start a business?

How can I get my oils paid for?
How much money  can I make with YL?

Do you offer business coaching or resources?


"A year from now, you will wish you started today"

That phrase rings true for me, along with everyone I've talked with. It is actually one of the most common phrases I hear from newer members: "I wish I would have known all of this earlier. I would have started earlier."

While our stories are ours for the writing, there are some opportunities that pass us by that when looking back we kick ourselves for not taking. If you're not sure ​how oils can help you, but keep having the idea of using them in the back of your mind, then you will benefit the most from having a coach to help guide you through how to use them to maximize your results based on your individual circumstances.

Can you imagine: removing the toxins in your home and embracing a more natural lifestyle resulting in YOU feeling lighter, happier, healthier with less stress and more love?