Oily Friends Are the BEST Friends


Oily friends are the best friends! This is a hashtag I use OFTEN, and that's because it's TRUE.  One of THE greatest by-products of using essential oils, besides my family's health and wellness, is the community of friends I have found. What started as just a local group of about a dozen of my friends has grown to a community of almost 500 members in 12 different states! Even though most of us were once strangers, these people are now my PEOPLE. We get each other, support each other, help each other. Although I am often the one teaching classes and providing resources for our group, they have taught me so much and are a constant source of inspiration for me! 

Here's what a few of them have to say about being a member of The Essentials!

This is an amazing private online community & gathering place. We have SO much information at our fingertips, SO many resources, diy recipes, tips, ideas, and discussions & educational videos, and a community full of oily friends who don't judge or criticize but instead support and help each other. I'm super thankful for this group and for the dedication Brandi has to keeping us all informed and continually learning; and I feel like we all learn from each other's experiences and oily journeys. --Diane 

 I want everyone on the outside looking in to know that it's about a lot more than oils. I thought I was getting into something that would help my family's overall physical health, but I had no idea how much more than that it would be. And don't get me wrong - it is that! I feel healthier and more in tune with my body than ever before. But I've also gained friends and emotional support (from oils and the group).  It doesn't stop there though - I'm feeling more empowered in my life, I feel like a better mom and wife, and overall this crazy oily life is a s*@#-ton of fun! This group is a rare place of acceptance and community not easily found or reproduced. 
So lucky to be a part of it! --Ali

What I love best about our group is the get togethers! I love having a group of friends I can get together with at least once a month and make something great, learn something new, and just hangout with! 
I love the fellowship it brings each and every member! 

I bought my first starter kit three years ago. I had no one in my corner telling me what to do with it. There was no Facebook group. I was not told about any specials. Basically, here is your kit and a blog to research things. I had oils I never used because I didn't know what I was supposed to do with them. This group has opened my eyes to all the everyday uses of the starter kit, but so much more. It has kick started a life style change for my whole family. --Jessica

I love that the group has so many benefits! We offer advice, support, keep each other informed about AMAZING deals, and all the recipes. I never worry about being chastised for asking a dumb question or for asking the same question 9 million other people asked. We have a great group of oily friends! --Jenny

Since the very second I joined YL, everyone made me feel special and part of the group - just like family.  This group supports each other in all amazing ways - always working to help each other rise and encouraging team members when they feel lost and defeated. This is an amazing group of people - a group that I'm proud to be part of. --Heather

I love the sisterhood about our group! Someone is always willing to reach out, share what they know, and offer suggestions. Brandi goes above and beyond with sharing her knowledge, resources, workshops there is only positives and no drama. --Beth

Everyone is about helping each other out! The oils may be a common thread, but it is about the friendship and support this group provides! Such a loving caring group! --Mary

We would LOVE to have you join us and be a member of The Essentials! There's plenty of education and love to go around ❤️

My Favorite Things

I get asked which products I use in all of my recipes so frequently that I decided to put them all in one convenient place!  I hope this is helpful to you as you use your essential oils to make your own recipes! Please note that anything from The Essentials shop is local pick-up only.


Organic Hemp Oil

Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil

Organic Rosehip Oil

Unrefined Shea Butter

Unrefined Cocoa Butter

         Raspberry Seed Oil


Organic Beeswax Pellets

Aloe Vera Gel

Witch Hazel

Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap, Unscented

Dr. Bronner's Unscented Bar Soap


Washing Soda

Citric Acid

Bentonite Clay

Activated Charcoal Powder 

          Apple Cider Vinegar

          Manuka Honey

          Green Tea 


3 ml Roller Bottles, amber & gold

5 ml Roller Bottles, amber & gold



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