I have always had a fascination for essential oils, I remember years ago turning to them when I was suffering with a medical condition, and traditional medication was not working.  As I read more and more about essential oils the more interested I was in them.

For some reason, I let my new knowledge slip away, work and family life just got in the way of everything.  Which is a shame as I do believe they offer such great benefits.

I have recently started to look into essential oils again, after having a chat with a friend over C’s chronic illness and her current abdominal pains.  She is on powerful medication, that we are not really happy about and want to look at alternative safer ways to help her.

When Young Living contacted me offering a review on their products I said yes straight away, to bring back my long-lost love of essential oils and their benefits.

About  Young Living

Starting as a small business in 1993 by Gary and Mary Young developed their first organic herb farming and distillation operation. Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but due to the quality of essential oils he had been unable to fully harness their potential.  Mary had previous experience in the direct selling industry enabled them to fulfil their vision and establish a business sharing pure essential oils with the world.

In 1994 they developed more farmland and began cultivating, leading them  to the groundbreaking Seed to Seal process, which preserve the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process. They have grown and became the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions.

Young Living Products


You need a diffuser and I was sent the Desert Mist diffuser which acts as a humidifier, atomiser and aroma diffuser in one product. Diffusing essential oils is a perfect way to relax, dispel odours and create an aroma filled atmosphere giving peace and harmony. About the Diffuser

  • The unit has three run models
  • High mode runs for approximately 5 hours
  • Low mode runs for approximately 8 hours
  • Intermittent mode – 1 minute on and 1 minute off runs for approximately 10 hours
  • 11 different light settings which can be turned off or kept on
  • Also includes a light cycle mode, so colours transition gently from one to another.

Essential Oils

I was sent a three essential oils to review

Peppermint Essential Oil


The peppermint essential oil provides a familiar and recognisable scent.  The oil can be used to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. Can be used in a diffuser or on the skin. Benefits of Peppermint Oil

  • Cools fatigue muscles after physical activity
  • Produces a focused environment when diffused
  • Can be used by mixing into your shampoo or applied to the skin after a day in the sun

Lavender Essential Oil


The Lavender essential oil has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing.  The most versatile of all essential oils, lavender oil is great for winding down before bedtime, but also has balancing properties that make it just as beneficial for boosting stamina and energy.  As well as being great for skin and beauty.

Stress Away Blended Essential Oil

stress away

The Stress Away oil is a blended oil which helps to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life.  Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla essential oils.  Also including ocpaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium.  Helps to induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.

  •  Reduces stress
  • Also reduces stresses that could negativly impact sleep
  • Elevate your state of mind

Roll Ons

Young Living also have a range of roll on essential oils, so you can benefit from essential oils when you are out and about.



The Tranquil Essential  roll on is a blend of Lavender, Cenarwood and Roman Chamomile essential oils.  These have been formulated to calm and relax the body and mind. You just roll on generously to the wrist, temples and back of the neck.

Peace and Calming

peace and calming

The Peace and Calming roll on lets you keep calm and carry on.  The blend will help you breeze through the long queues when shopping, the kids arguing and fighting.  Just apply to your temples and back of your neck, and peace will restore.

My opinion

As I said earlier I used to have a fascination for essential oils and their benefits many years ago.  It is something I have been thinking about for C and helping her cope with her illness.

I have used the diffuser in most rooms around the house, including our bedrooms.  C thought I had gone mad and lost the plot when I walked in with the diffuser and set it up adding a few drops of Lavender oil and switching the unit on.  I told her to trust me and go with it.  She is 16 and bedbound and suffers with her sleeping due to pain etc, she just gave me a look as if to say Mum has gone mad again.

We tried the Lavender oil for a few nights and she did agree it helped.  So we tried the stress away next and found it also helped.

Moving away from prescription medication

I do not like taking prescription medicine, and have C ill for 5 years and her being on powerful medication all this time.  It has been hard for us having to try different medicines and find ones that will help her.  Everytime we see her Consultant I am asking if we can take her off them yet.

Natural oil and products can be so beneficial, especially for an illness where the medication is helping relieve symptoms and not treating, it is a no brainer.

Young Living have a huge selection of essential oils, blended oils and roll ons. I am going to purchase more unfortunately, I can not order them all, but will be trying new ones to see if their benefits will help C, plus keep my home with a nice relaxed aroma.

Have you used essential oils before? What do you use them for or do you have any tips for us you would like to share?

Young Living Essential Oils









  • Katie Deacon
    11 May 2020 at 12:54 pm

    I really fancy getting one of these diffusers, they seem so nice. I love using essential oils around my home.

    Katie xoxo

    • admin
      11 May 2020 at 1:04 pm

      I can recommend getting one, I am trying it in different rooms in the house and loving it

  • Karen Langridge
    5 May 2020 at 10:17 am

    I really love essential oils, I think they will be a real asset to unwind in lockdown! Each one oil has so many benefits

    • admin
      5 May 2020 at 12:27 pm

      I do as well and love how great they are to help keep you calm which is definitely needed at the minute

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    1 May 2020 at 11:30 am

    My sister in law really loves essentials oils, I’m not sure if she has come across this range before. I will have to send over the link to this article to her.

    • admin
      1 May 2020 at 1:04 pm

      These are great essential oils and you get the history of where they are sourced and are naturally grown

  • Kara Guppy
    30 April 2020 at 11:27 am

    Oils can have such a great affect on your mood and health. Young Living sounds great

    • admin
      30 April 2020 at 12:59 pm

      They can be so beneficial and I love that Young Living offer quality oils x

  • Melanie williams
    30 April 2020 at 4:23 am

    Ooo now these would be perfect for me right now. would deffo help me relax and unwind xx

    • admin
      30 April 2020 at 10:08 am

      They are great and definitely do help your mood x

  • Jess Howliston
    29 April 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I love love love these diffusers and keep promising the treat myself to one some day! I have heard they have great benefits and love the sound of the stress away oil too! I am going to go check this one out as I love the idea of the roll ons too!

    • admin
      30 April 2020 at 10:09 am

      The stress away smells amazing I am loving that at the moment x

  • Eva Katona
    29 April 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I love burning essential oils and I have a diffuser but this is so good looking, such a beautiful and modern one!

    • admin
      30 April 2020 at 10:10 am

      It is great that you can plug it in and choose your options, my daughter loves that you can have a light, candle flicker or rotation of colour

  • Rebecca Smith
    29 April 2020 at 1:31 pm

    We love essential oils in our home, we always have some in use. They can really change the vibe and mood of a room.

    • admin
      29 April 2020 at 2:03 pm

      I totally agree I am loving them as well, am using the diffuser in C’s room to see if they will help her

  • Sarah Ann
    29 April 2020 at 9:13 am

    I love peppermint oil, the smell! I had no idea I could put it in my shampoo though, definitely going to look into this more and give it a go! Thanks!

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    29 April 2020 at 8:48 am

    I have a friend who swears by essential oils and has a bottle for everything from food supplements, sleeping ailments to vitamin supplements. I would love to try the Stress Away Oil to see if this works

  • Sarah Bailey
    28 April 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I do love essential oils, it is amazing how they can boost the mood in the home and I often have menthol on when I’m not feeling so great.

    • admin
      29 April 2020 at 10:13 am

      I love that they can help in so many ways, I am enjoying experimenting again x

  • Jennifer
    28 April 2020 at 4:15 pm

    My mother used to put some essential oils on a stove to help my sister and me focus when we were studying. I’m really missing the scent now

    • admin
      28 April 2020 at 4:33 pm

      That is a lovely thing to do and a great idea x

    28 April 2020 at 3:42 pm

    It sounds like Young Living have a good range of products available. I really love the sound of the roll ons. The peppermint should help with abdominal pain as it’s an antispasmodic. Hope C feels better soon xxx

    • admin
      28 April 2020 at 4:11 pm

      I will be trying that on her I have the oil in a diffuser in her room x

  • Treasure Every Moment
    28 April 2020 at 2:35 pm

    We were given a steam diffuser for Christmas and ever since I’ve been the lookout for beautiful scented essential oils, as I only have lavender at the moment. These look perfect 🙂

    • admin
      28 April 2020 at 2:55 pm

      We are loving ours and there are so many oils, I am also loving the stressfree one as well


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