with Essential Oils
with Essential Oils
When I first started using oils it was shortly after a health scare. My world had been flipped upside down and I was determined to heal my body and rid our home of all the toxic ingredients we had been using. I have this little phrase I love to say, “when you know better you do better.” We truly didn’t know any better. But then I started seeing a naturalpathic doctor and she flipped our world upside down. I became obsessed with researching and learning all I could about natural health and wellness. I read many books on nutrition, herbal healing, the food industry and how to treat and heal the body naturally as well as getting to the root cause of disease. I watched every documentary that was available.
This was back in 2010 and at the time the only place you could purchase essential oils was at the local organic food co-op. In an effort to get rid our home of toxins I started making my own essential oil cleaning solutions and homemade body lotion. I didn’t really research anything about the quality of essential oils until I got pregnant a few years later in 2013. My doula was using some oils and recommended the brand she was using. I tried them but I didn’t love them so I kept researching. I discovered Young Living and I was amazed by the potency of them & I loved how it was such an easy and simple way to keep our family healthy naturally. I signed up Young Living and got my first starter kit 6 weeks after my daughter was born and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I stumbled upon Young Living after I realized that the oils I had been using were not good quality. Just like the quality of food, herbs and oils are just the same. The food is either going to nourish your cells or it won’t. The food will either be full of toxic ingredients or it will be pure and organic. This same concept can be applied to essential oils. Sadly we live in a world that evolves around profits, cutting corners and bottom lines. Many of the essential oil companies on the market are not being grown or processed in a healthy way and they are full of toxin chemical additives, lab made fragrances, and diluted with carrier oils. Yet they are all labeled as 100% pure! All of them. Hint: if the back of the label says “do not ingest” then you know they are not GOOD! I’ve even seen warnings on the random oils I’ve seen sold at the stores that say, “if you ingest please go to the emergency room!” Like what?? Not cool!
If my goal was to get away from toxic chemicals then why would I want to keep using subpar essential oils that are being diluted with chemicals and grown with herbicides and pesticides? The more I learned about Young Living and the founder, Gary Young, the more I fell in love with the company, their integrity and their mission to create a “product for a purpose!” and not a profit.
So I grabbed my first kit, and became a regular Young Living oils addict. No, really I was an in the closet YL oils user for the first 10 months. Joy oil specifically supported my dark gloomy mood of the world is gonna end I’m the worst Mother ever and really lifted my spirit! After I slowly started to emerge from the darkness of post postpartum depression with the help of the oils I started to share the oils with my friends. AND within in a few months all my friends joined me in the obsession.
It was truly AMAZING to see how these little drops could change not only my life but the lives of others. The testimonials of health started coming in from my friends and I just knew that this was my MISSION in life; to share and educate as many as I possibly could. To give Mothers, at home with their little’s, HOPE; to give them tools that they could easily use. I wanted to show that they could support their families in a better way. When we know better we do better.
AND this my friend is just a snippet in how oils can change your life…you may know the saying, “there is a oil for that!” AND that statement is not untrue! There truly is an oil for everything.
The aromatic liquid from plants; containing the plant’s healing nutrients, immune system, trace minerals, enzymes, and more. They are odor-neutralizing, bring balance to the body’s systems, and much more! Our bodies can easily recognize and utilize these natural compounds to support our mental, emotional, and physical well being.
Smell from the bottle, your hands, diffuser jewelry, or a room diffuser. The oil molecules stimulate the limbic system which affects emotional balance and memory recall.
Dilute with a carrier oil for sensitive skin, spicy oils, to slow absorption rate, or to massage a larger area. 1-4 drops is plenty. Best applied to bottoms of the feet, back of the neck, or desired area.
Our Vitality line is able to be used internally. Add 1-3 drops to food and drinks in glass or stainless steel, or take in a veggie capsule as a dietary supplement.
LAVENDER ~ “Swiss Army Knife” of oils. When in doubt, use Lavender.
LEMON VITALITY ~ Great for a gentle daily detox. Add a drop to tea or smoothies.
FRANKINCENSE ~ Add a drop to moisturizer for youthful glowing skin.
PEPPERMINT VITALITY ~ One drop on your tongue could increase focus and energy and support head tension.
RAVEN ~ Diffuse to support a healthy respiratory system all year round or apply topically to the chest.
THIEVES VITALITY ~ Take a few drops in a capsule to support your immune system.
PANAWAY ~ Dilute and massage on your skin to soothe muscles and joints.
PEACE & CALMING ~ Diffuse in your bedroom for a restful night’s sleep.
DIGIZE VITALITY ~ Take in a veggie capsule to support a healthy digestive system.
VALOR ~ “Chiropractor in a bottle” and a favorite for emotional support.
CITRUS FRESH VITALITY ~ Drink in ice water to curb cravings and maintain a healthy body.
STRESS AWAY ~ Add to a roller bottle to wear as a naturally relaxing perfume. This one I personally refer to as “happy mama” as it makes Mama happy and less stressed out!
It’s really rather easy. You simply grab your kit and join our amazing community. I’ve been supporting and mentoring others in their journey to wellness since 2015 and I love it! I wouldn’t want to do anything else. It is truly the most rewarding job and I’m always giddy when someone wants to join me in this journey.
We all have to start are journey to wellness some where, and I love meeting people where they are at. It can be overwhelming at first, but with the guidance and support of a friend you truly can support your family better. One step at a time will have a compound effect to a greater quality of life, that not only allows you to live but to THRIVE.
Click this link to grab your kit today. I’ll be in touch soon after and together we can start your journey!