Essential Oils

Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! In case you don’t know me – here’s a little about me… My name is Lauren DeVries, and I’ve been married to my best friend, Steve, for 9 years. We have three kids – 7, 6, 4. We live in beautiful Northern Michigan and own our own business (website design.) Sharing our story is close to my heart and I blog here about life and God and cooking and I’d love to share with you about how essential oils are changing my life. (For real.)

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Here’s the deal – we all want to be healthy, keep our families and pets healthy, sleep better, and keep our body systems running properly, right? I don’t know about you, but before discovering essential oils I never felt like I had enough tools in my toolbox, if you will. There’s no manual for becoming an adult and taking care of yourself! And then kids! Kids don’t come with instruction binders!

Have you ever felt (like I have) that it’s all kind of overwhelming??

I began pursuing alternative health options after having two miscarriages. With high blood pressure a factor for me as well as side effects from birth control, I knew I wanted to go a different route. With my doctor’s approval I’ve been using Young Living essential oils for over a year, and I’ve had tremendous success in supporting my overall health this way. I have to say I was skeptical at first, but now that I’ve seen results in my own health and my family’s, I’m a believer.

What I especially love about this journey is doing it with a beautiful group of people. We have a terrific private Facebook group where we share information, ask questions and offer support to each other. It is so fun to explore with my mom, my sisters, aunts and friends. I would be honored to have you join our circle of friends!

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  • If you’re like “Let’s skip this chitty chat! Sign me up!” You can do that here! :)
  • If you’d like to watch a quick video I did with my sister (we sure had fun!!) to introduce you to oils, you can see that here:


  •  If you’d like to read more about what essential oils are, what I use them for and why I chose Young Living just keep reading!

Just a quick FYI – I’m a mom doing research and finding healthy solutions for my family that work for us. I am not a doctor and I am not here to diagnose, treat or cure you! I’m just sharing information so you can research and make educated decisions for yourself and your family. It feels so good to be able to take control of one’s wellness.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the vital fluids, the immune system of a plant. They contain the plant’s own immunity, hormones and scents. If you have ever broken open the leaf or stem of a plant, the juices that are released are part of those vital fluids. These fluids are necessary for the life of the plant and contain powerful properties that we can harness through the process of distillation.

What are essential oils?


Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules that can penetrate every cell, impacting and working with our bodies at the most fundamental and basic cellular level of our body.

Essential oils are extremely concentrated. It takes much plant matter to distill even a small amount of pure essential oil. For example, one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea!

Why I Use Essential Oils

Essential oils support the body’s systems. Instead of “healing” or getting rid of a symptom like we think of traditional medicine doing, essential oils allow our bodies to work the way they were designed to and fight for themselves.

I use essential oils for all kinds of reasons!

– for headaches

– to boost immunity and allow our bodies to fight better

– on sore muscles after exercise

– for hormone and stress levels

– to clean my home

– for respiratory support

– to promote sleep!

Most of all it’s important to me to address overall health and wellness. I want to get to the bottom of any imbalances in my health and the health of my family. I want us to stay healthy so our bodies function properly! I want to have options to reach for in our health “toolbox!”

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Why Young Living?

You know how you can purchase essential oils anywhere these days? You can find essential oils in the grocery store! So, why not get them there – for less?

The oils you can purchase from the store may say they are 100% pure however they may not be of therapeutic quality (the purest form available.) Many oils contain fillers, synthetic esters, perfume, or other adulterants, which are toxic to the body. This is why most essential oils you can purchase from the store, say “not for internal consumption.”

Five Reasons to Choose Young Living

1. 20+ years of experience and is the world leader and pioneer in essential oil research and distillation process. 

2. YL has the greatest selection of essential oils with over 150 blends and singles.

3. YL owns their own farms across the globe. They have an open door policy on their farms which means we can visit and participate in the harvest and distillation of oils as well as visit any time!

4. YL oils do not have an expiration date and are safe for ingestion.

5. Each individual batch of oils is rigorously tested to ensure therapeutic viability. They monitor every oil from planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle! This is called the Seed to Seal Process. (Read more about Seed to Seal)

How Do I Get Started?

The best way to get started is to become a member with a wholesale membership and Premium Starter Kit. Instead of paying retail you get 24% off products for a whole year and everything you see in the graphic below!

The Premium Starter Kit - April 2016

It’s truly an amazing deal (over $300-worth for $160) and oils you will use every day!! Young Living has been so generous with the kit they put together to start people out!

Ready to Join?

Step by step instructions on how to join Young Living Essential Oils:

1. Click here to begin the enrollment process. It’s super easy!

2. Wholesale Member will already be selected. This is the wholesale membership, with absolutely NO strings attached. If you select “Retail Customer” you will not receive wholesale pricing, you won’t have access to starter kits and you will pay retail cost which is 24% more than wholesale. (Friends don’t let friends pay retail cost!! :) )

3. Make sure my member number {3651922} is in both the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID spots.

4. PLEASE make to include your email address. If you don’t, I can’t invite you to The Essentials Circle Facebook support group and I can’t support you as you begin your journey with essential oils. It’s where the magic happens!

5. Choose the kit you want. {I highly recommend the PREMIUM KIT.} It’s the first kit you see when you are signing up.  Then proceed to check out. You can skip the Essential Rewards part for now unless you would like to join Essential Rewards (our auto-replenish program) right away.

6. That’s it! Your oils will be on their way to your doorstep! I’m so excited for you and I will be in touch!


**Disclaimer: Statements made about essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA.
I am not a doctor nor am I able to treat, diagnose or cure any disease. Essential oils discussed on this website are exclusively Young Living essential oils. Any statements made about essential oils are made exclusively of Young Living essential oils. I encourage you to do your own research and consult with your physician as you incorporate natural remedies into your lifestyle. Because of my research and Young Living’s Seed to Seal Process and 100% pure therapeutic grade oil  I have chosen to use Young Living essential oils exclusively.
Any views expressed here are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a medical condition or health concern, please see your physician.
Glad to be on this oily journey with you!