Essential Oils 101: How to Clean with Purification Essential Oil and Avoid Harsh Chemicals



This year is my year for essential oils.  I have declared it to be so.  And I am soaking it up and enjoying every minute!

I have been reading, testing, and trying them out like crazy, and I have completely fallen in love.  Some of you might already know a lot about them, so I hope we can all share our knowledge and come up with some great ways to utilize what Mother Nature has given us in the natural world.  Essential oils are powerful!

Why I Choose Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils are pure, unadulterated, and from a company that I wholeheartedly trust.  I have used their oils and they are the best quality; tried and true.  Young Living truly sets the standard for essential oils, using techniques and botanical sources that are the best quality available.  They follow every aspect of production for their oils, to ensure that you are getting the purest, safest essential oils in every bottle of liquid plant power!

Essential Oils 101: The Basic Ten

When I started with my essential oils, I went straight for the premium starter kit, because it’s the best value I have found.  It comes with a beautiful diffuser that you can use day or night, because it shuts off automatically after 4 hours and has an optional light.  The premium starter kit also includes the basic ten everyday essential oils:

  • Purification, the oil I am reviewing and giving away today!
  • Joy
  • Peace and Calming
  • Frankincense
  • PanAway
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Thieves
  • Peppermint
  • Valor

Purification Essential Oil

I have used individual essential oils for years, but for my very first time using a blend, I started with Purification.  And oh what a difference!  When you blend essential oils together, the whole is truly greater than the sum of it’s parts.  The possibilities are endless, and you are left with a true appreciation of the commanding potency of essential oils.

Purification essential oil blend:

…cleanses and disinfects the air and neutralizes mildew, cigarette smoke, and disagreeable odors.  It disinfects and cleanses cuts, scrapes, and bites from spiders, bees, hornets, and wasps. (source)

Three Ways to Use Essential Oils:

  1. Aromatherapy: you can use a diffuser, a cotton ball or cloth with a few drops absorbed into them, or even just waft the bottle under your nose.
  2. Topical Application: this is achieved by applying the oil with a roll-on attachment, dabbing with a finger onto an affected area or a pressure point, and sometimes, with certain oils, diluting with a carrier oil to use the right amount.
  3. Internal Use: you can put essential oils into empty capsules and swallow them, or put them in your tea or a small amount of water and drink them.  I can only speak for the Young Living brand of essential oils, since they are therapeutic-grade and 100% pure!  Other brands do not apply here!

Purification contains citronella, lemongrass, lavender, rosemary, melaleuca, and myrtle.  The combination of these oils is magical, and can be used for so many different tasks!

Everyday Uses for Purification

  1. Washing Machine: Add 5 drops to your washing machine to cleanse laundry
  2. Dryer: Add 5 drops to a cloth and add to the dryer to help clean and freshen laundry as it dries
  3. Homemade Bug Spray: Put a few drops with a teaspoon of salt in a small glass spray bottle and then fill with filtered water.  Shake and you’ve got bug repellent.  Booyah!
  4. Skin Care: Dab directly onto pimples or blemishes and the redness and swelling will start to subside.
  5. Treat De-itchify Bug Bites: Simply dab directly onto bug bites and watch the swelling and itching disappear.
  6. Neutralize the Air: Add several drops to a diffuser, or add a few drops to cotton balls and place them in air vents around the house
  7. Fight off Infection: Mix Purification with a carrier oil and dab inside your nose to kill viruses and other germs
  8. Fly in Peace: Take Purification with you on an airplane and your travels to ensure perfect health; like above, mix Purification with a carrier oil and dab inside your nose
  9. Keep Doorknobs Clean: use 10 drops Purification and  2 ounces of filtered water in a small glass spray bottle and send your kids around the house to spray onto doorknobs to keep illness and germs from spreading.
  10. Freshen Those Shoes: Put 2 drops Purification each onto two cotton balls and place into your shoes and see how the odors get eaten right up!
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Thank you!  Congratulations!

Remember: Purification is a part of the Premium Starter Kit

Ever since I got my Premium Starter Kit I have been freaking out over how much I love my essential oils!  There is an oil for everything, and even though I already loved essential oils, the kit has been instrumental in helping me use the oils much more efficiently and thoroughly.  Even after a few weeks of using them, I found that I felt more confident in treating skin problems, sickness, various digestive ailments, and cleaning (laundry, disinfecting, homemade all-purpose cleaners, etc.)

The Premium Starter Kit includes:

  • Ten 5 mL bottles of essential oils including: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Thieves, Purification, Valor and Joy.
  • A home diffuser (retail value alone on this one is $96)
  • mL bottle of Stress Away
  • Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on)
  • Two sample packets each of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves (for you to share with your friends)
  • Two NingXia Red 2-ozsamples (this is a great supplement for energy)

Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

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  1. I love Purification too! I put a few drops on the towel part of my steam mop and the house smells great. It is also re-assuring that I am not spreading toxic fragrance all over 😉

  2. Purification healed my black widow spider bite within one week! It was amazing how perfect it healed and in a short amount of time.


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