College Life and Oils
Did you know...??
 The average number of college graduates per year is 1,750,000.
 The average number of college dropouts per year is 1,125,000.
 Why do you think so many students are dropping out? 
Continue reading and I will share with you some tips for making the most out of your college years and how to stay on the path to success! 

I love learning about unique jobs out in the world. I also love finding out why people are in school and what they envision themselves doing with their degree post graduation. 
Check out this random list of jobs and their average annual incomes:
  • Psychologist - $82,386/yr
  • Social Worker - $49,573/yr
  • Business Administrator - $43,022/yr
  • Refuse Transportation Specialist (Garbage Man) - $35,575/yr
  • Soil Relocation Engineer (Ditch Digger) - $24,000/yr
  • Young Living Royal Crown Diamond - $1,734,606/yr
Share with us, in the comments, what YOU are going to school for and what you would LOVE to do with your degree post graduation. 

Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to read this post! It may be one of the most important posts you read this semester. 
I know how stressful school can be. The pressure is high and you want to succeed. Today we are going to cover the products in the Premium Starter Kit (PSK) and how you can use them to get more sleep, feel more stress-free, and stay focused, motivated, and healthy. 
The PSK is $165 (Retail Value $400+) for a diffuser, 12 essential oils, some extra bonus goodies and your no-strings-attached membership. If $165 seems like a lot, I want you to know that I can help you get your PSK for FREE. Send me a message to let me know you want details on how to get all of this for FREE and I will help you! 

Throughout the post I will also give you some Essential Rewards (ER) All-Star options so you can take things a step further with other Young Living products for even more beneficial effects.
I will talk about Essential Rewards later but it is the best and most cost effective way to order products after your Premium Starter Kit, getting rewards points to use in the future. 

Quality matters! 
Let’s be real. Today, people are looking for clean and natural products. If products are filled with JUNK and HARMFUL CHEMICALS, we don’t want anything to do with them. 
Young Living is the MOST transparent company for essential oils and essential-oil-infused products. EVERY product is completely clean with NO harmful chemicals and is also beneficial to your health. 
If you want, you can even visit their farms and see what the heck they are doing and creating! 

For all the rule breakers out there, view these as guidelines that will help you succeed in all things oily. 
  1. When in doubt, be sure to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil. 
  2. Do not put them in your eyes or ears.
  3. Follow the directions on labels.  Regular oils (colored labels) have directions for aromatic and topical uses; Vitality oils (white labels) have directions for internal and dietary uses. Same oil, different label.
Example:  Lavender from the aromatic/topical line is the same oil as Lavender from the internal/dietary line. 
  • Inhale from the bottle.
  • Rub 1-3 drops of essential oils between your palms and inhale.
  • Put 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and place in car vent.
  • Add a few drops to diffuser jewelry. 
  • Put your favorite essential oil in the ultrasonic diffuser. (Follow the instructions on the label.) 
  • Massage 1-3 drops of essential oil into desired area. 
  • Dilute essential oils when necessary. Use Young Living’s V6 Vegetable Oil complex to dilute your essential oils before applying to your skin. Further dilution is recommended for children. If you don’t dilute some oils, you may feel a burning sensation on your skin. If this happens, add carrier oil to the skin. 
  • *NOTE: Citrus-based oils may cause temporary photosensitivity. Avoid direct sunlight to applied area for 12 hours after application. 
  • Follow the directions on the bottle labels from the Vitality line
  • Put desired essential oils into a vegetable capsule and swallow with 8 oz. water. 
  • Add desired essential oils to a glass of water, daily NingXia Red, or your beverage/food of choice.

Catching ZZZs
“Ugh, I slept like crap last night!” or “I barely had time to sleep last night!” are common phrases from students. 
Let me ask you this: How many hours of sleep do you need to feel well-rested?
We all know we function better when we have gotten a good night's rest. 
As a student, you face a lot of long nights and sometimes when you finally get to bed, it’s hard to fall asleep. Nights before tests, presentations, tryouts, and games can be the worst. 

What if I told you that you could get away with a little less sleep than what you think you NEED but still feel entirely rested and refreshed to take on the world? 
Diffusing and applying essential oils regularly before bed can make a huge difference in your quality of sleep and your feeling rested. 

Bedtime favorites: 
Stress Away
Peace and Calming
Diffuse or apply 2-3 drops to your feet and wrists before bed. 
**ER All-Star Options - Tranquil Roll-On & Cedarwood
Once your body is well-rested, it’s time to focus! 
Diffuse Peppermint & Lemon together in the mornings to gain extra get-up-and-go energy, focus, and retention of information. This is your perfect study buddy. 
PRO-TIP: Carry that scent with you all day long by applying a drop of Lemon and Peppermint to a diffuser bracelet and inhale during test taking for better recall. Trust me. It works.
Add a drop of Citrus Fresh Vitality to your water for increased energy or diffuse Citrus Fresh for mental clarity. 
*ER All-Star Options - KidScents GeneYus & Motivation (Hint: Kidscents oils aren’t just for kids!) 
Daily Jitters
Do you find yourself suffering from occasional anxiety before class or when you have a big test coming up? These oils and blends are amazing for calming that nervous tension to help you feel more relaxed and confident.
Peace and Calming - Name says it all 
Valor - Creates feelings of courage and confidence 
Stress Away - Exactly what you think
Lavender - Calming and relaxing
*ER All-Star Options - Vetiver & Bergamot: Both insanely calming
USAGE: Apply 1-3 drops to hands and inhale. Rub remaining oil on the back of your neck. 
Diffuse an oil or combo of oils for quick relief and calm. 
Sore muscles and joints after a long study session?  Sitting at a computer all day? Horrible head tension? 
Your essential oils can help you with all of these. 

Apply a drop of Panaway & Peppermint to your neck and wrists or your feet for soothing comfort. Peppermint has an icy hot sensation when applied undiluted. If you do not like this feeling, make sure you dilute with a carrier oil. 
Stretch your oils (and your $$$) even further by making a Soothing Muscle Rub.  
Soothing Muscle Rub: 
Combine 6 drops of Panaway and Peppermint with ¼ cup of coconut oil.
Store in a glass container.  
Use as needed, where needed. 
For a more intense cooling sensation, add more Peppermint oil. 
Random Bonus Tip: Put a drop of Peppermint Vitality on your tongue to cut the coffee breath =) You’re welcome! 
*ER All-Star Options - Deep Relief Roll-on & Cool Azul Gel or Pain Cream. 
Students don’t have time to miss school for any reason; lack of sleep, stress, or colds. 
There are oils that provide a comforting aroma and create a relaxing atmosphere when diffused so you can stay healthy. 
Raven is a blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Wintergreen that creates a cooling sensation when applied topically. This will be your best bud in the spring and winter especially. 
Not only is this oil great for every day relaxation and health, you can also apply this to your chest before workouts to increase performance, or use it to freshen up musty-smelling dorm rooms!
*ER All-Star Options - Breathe Again Roll-On & R.C.
Freshman 15
Are you familiar with this term? This is an expression commonly used to refer to the amount of weight students typically gain in their first year of college.
There are many ways you can avoid this by simply getting enough sleep, using exercise instead of food as a stress reducer, and keeping healthy snacks on hand for late-night study sessions. I know that finding time and motivation to exercise or to pick the right food can be hard. Do me one favor, and use your oils regularly to support your sleep, stress levels, and digestive system for one month and see how you feel.
You can support your digestive system by using the Vitality line or using Young Living supplements. 
DiGize blend will be your go-to from the Premium Starter Kit for all things digestion. Pair it with Peppermint and you have the perfect combo for a happy tummy! 

The ‘Freshman 15’ roller blend for easy and convenient use.
Combine 6 drops each Peppermint and Digize essential oils into a roller bottle and top off with your favorite carrier oil, like grapeseed, almond, avocado, or fractionated coconut oil.  
If you get an upset stomach or feel the bloat for ANY reason, including greasy food, too many cocktails, or that time of the month, your Happy Tummy roller is going to be your NEW best friend. It works and works FAST! 
If you don’t love the smell, you can take DiGize Vitality as a supplement. Add a few drops in a veggie capsule or to your NingXia Red drink and take ‘er down. You will thank me two minutes post consumption.

*ER All-Star Options - Life 9 (probiotic) (Taking a probiotic is so important for your digestion, mood, and more) & NingXia Red (more on this next)
NingXia Red
Infused with essential oils and wolfberries, this drink is basically a superhero juice! Let’s look at just a couple of reasons why . . . 
Energy - Because sleeping in class is frowned upon, you’ll want this to help keep you alert and attentive without any harmful ingredients.
*All-Star Options - En-R-Gee oil blend & NingXia Nitro 
Immune Support - No one can afford to get sick before finals or important events. The antioxidants found in NingXia Red will strengthen your first line of defense - your immune system.  Kick it up a notch by adding a drop of Thieves Vitality to your daily NingXia Red for an even bigger boost. 
*ER All-Star Options - Thieves/Thieves Vitality & Inner Defense softgels
You get two packets in your Premium Starter Kit to try but don’t forget to order more on Essential Rewards. 
I think many students often underestimate the need for a fresh, clean space to come home to, study in, and relax! There are lots of cliche sayings about clean space, clean mind and they may be truer than you think.  
This one product is a must-have for college students - Thieves Household Cleaner. It is cost-effective and space-saving, and all you need for wiping down desks and binders as well as keeping your space smelling and looking fresh all year long.
Add one capful of Thieves Cleaner to a 16-20 ounce spray bottle and fill with water. Use this for cleaning #allthethings and you can also spray it around the room to freshen the air.
Thieves Spray & Thieves Hand Purifier are both the perfect size to keep in your backpack. 
*ER All-Star Options - Thieves Foaming Hand Soap & Thieves Wipes
When you are living on a college student budget, you are always looking for the best ways to save money. You know you could benefit from all we went over here in this class, so how can you get it?!  One option is to order as a Retail Customer. You will spend a lot more money ordering this way so I do not recommend it. 
The best way to order your products is to become a member so you can get all of your products at 24% off and have access to many other membership perks like Essential Rewards. 
Here are your options for getting started as a member.  
The Premium Starter Kit is hands down the best way to go! It is full of many of the oils that we touched on so you already know exactly what to do with them!  It is valued at over $400 worth of products. You can get this for only $165. It comes with 12 different oils and a diffuser.
If you are more interested in cleaning and personal care products, then the Thieves Premium Starter kit will have you covered! You get it all - cleaner, hand soap and purifier, spray, toothpaste, mouthwash - everything you need to keep your environment, and your body fresh and clean!
While you can join Essential Rewards (ER) at any time, I recommend joining Essential Rewards with your Premium Starter Kit as your first ER order (you will have this option as you create your account). When you use your Premium Starter Kit as your first order, you will get a minimum of $10 back in ER points and a free product (This month it is …………...which you use for………………….).
Ordering on ER is the best way to save money and support your health consistently. 
Perks to ordering through ER 
1)  ER points back for every ER order placed that can be cashed in for free products via Quick Order.
10%* back months 1-3
20%* back months 4-24
25%* back months 25+
*% back is calculated off the PV value of your ER order. Every product has a $ amount and a PV amount. Your total PV will be calculated and shown in your cart.
2) Free bonus products when you order 100 PV or 190 PV in one order. (See graphic at the bottom for all the freebies this month)
3) Cheaper shipping. 
4) The ability to join YL GO or YL GO+, FREE 2-4 day shipping subscriptions. 
It's like Amazon Prime but better!
One year of YL GO saves 3x. It is $59 annually and covers 12 ER orders 
One year of YL GO+ saves 10x. It is $129 annually for 12 ER orders and 24 Quick orders (Quick Orders are regular orders outside of your monthly ER. I place these orders to cash in ER points for free products all the time, take advantage of random sales, or ship gifts to others for free.) 
5) You can change the products in your cart every month. 
Every month I buy probiotics, hormone support supplements, NingXia Red and then rotate a lot of the other products based on my needs at that time. 
6) You can change your shipping date every month, too. 
If you ordered on the 15th of the previous month but want to change the date, you can change your date to earlier or later based on your needs. 
I figure if someone is making the commitment to focus on health, then they will be swapping out toxic products for clean products (laundry detergent, cleaner, personal care products), trying new products (supplements, home care, skin care, makeup, food), and replacing products regularly, so, ER is the no-brainer, cost-effective way to be consistent with supporting overall health. 
You can cancel your Essential Rewards subscription box at any time. Just remember, the longer you are on Essential Rewards the MORE points you earn with each order! If you cancel and rejoin at a later date you will lose your current earning percentage and start back over at 10%. So let’s not have that happen to you! ;)
If you ever need help deciding what to add to your box, just ask! 
Use this link to set up your account and order your Premium Starter Kit. 
Confused at all? Ask me a question!! :) 

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