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Essential Oils

All About My First Month Using Essential Oils

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I got my Young Living Premium Starter kit. I honestly thought I would start out really slow, for example just diffusing at night and putting drops of lemon in my water. But I immediately saw positive results when it came to aiding my sleep issues that I became obsessed.

I started researching other ways I could aid in the struggles I was dealing with using essential oils. At this point, I was still not diagnosed with Graves Disease so all of my symptoms seemed like random, unrelated issues. I noticed that every issue I was dealing with whether I ate something that didn’t agree with me or I just felt like I needed some emotional support, I felt better with every oil I used.

I started using them topically, internally and aromatically every single day. I now notice myself reaching for an oil versus reaching for an over the counter medicine. Don’t misunderstand me, I believe in western medicine and believe there is a time and place for it, but if I can aid in my wellness with a more natural option first, I love that.

While essential oils seem like the newest fad, they have actually been around for thousands of years dating all the way back to biblical times.

My bedtime oils. Every.single.night.

My Favorite Fall Diffuser Blend

Why I Choose Young Living?

There are a lot of oil companies out there these days but what I learned through my extensive research is that they are not all created equal. There aren’t a whole lot of regulations when it comes to essential oils so companies make a lot of claims that aren’t necessarily truthful to the consumer. For example, did you know that a company can claim on their bottle that it contains 100% pure essential oil on it while really only having 5% pure oil? Wild and scary right? So, what’s in the other 95%? It can be filled with toxic chemicals, cheap fillers to stretch the oil further, and artificial fragrances. All of Young Living’s oils smell like the plant because the only thing in the bottle is from the plant itself. For example, there are companies out there that their peppermint smells sweet versus like the actual plant. That is a red flag to me.

Young Living has what is called the Seed to Seal promise where they control every aspect of the process from the seed going into the ground, to the harvest, distilling process, and bottling it before it comes to me, all of that while not using pesticides. They own their own farms and their quality control standards are exceptionally high.

The vitality line that Young Living offers makes it easy to know which oils are safe for internal use and that gives me peace of mind. As a new oil user, I find it so helpful because I don’t know every oil like the back of my hand…yet. On this same point, their kids and pet line also sold me. They take the confusion out of it and with how wild and chaotic our day to day is now, something easy is welcomed.

Two from the KidScents Line that I just got in.

How I Plan to Use Them Moving Forward

I will do a post in the future on all the ways we have incorporated oils into our daily lives and how we are slowly riding our home of toxic chemicals. This will be a slow process because I will never be able to justify purging all the things and dropping a large sum of money on non-toxic options but as I run out of a product I will replace with a Young Living product.

I have learned a lot in the last month and a half and honestly, I feel so dumb. How did I not know so many things in my home were so bad? Right down to the candles I was burning every.single.day. I genuinely believe that you can’t help what you don’t know but I also believe that if you know better, you do better.  I encourage everyone to get the “Think Dirty” app and find out where your products fall on the toxicity scale. It’s just enlightening.

I feel so emotional about my whole oils experience thus far. I’m sure a big part of that has to do with my recent diagnosis but I think it’s also realizing I can do better for myself and for my family. It’s encouraging to have a huge community of people to help show me the way. It’s encouraging to know that I’m now not only fueling my body with nutrient dense food but now I am also supporting all my systems through oils/supplements and it’s so dang easy. Anyone can use them. And maybe you aren’t into oils but you are into toxic free products. Young Living has an entire Thieves line devoted just to that very thing. There is something for everyone.

These are the oils from the Premium Starter Kit plus Stress Away

 

How to Get Started with Your Toxic-Free Journey

  1. I highly recommend purchasing the premium starter kit. Not only are you getting a 50% savings but it’s the best way to get introduced to the largest amount of oils and products for the least amount of money. To have access to this kit, you must sign up as a member. This also gives you 24% off retail price of all future purchases. There are also other premium starter kit options, for example a Thieves Starter Kit or the Ningxia Red Starter Kit.
  2. If you aren’t ready to dive right in but you have a few you would like to try you can also sign up as a retail customer. You will pay the full retail price for all items and will not have access to any of the kits but it also gives you the ability to start as slow as you want.
  3. Once you sign up, I will send you a few emails to get you started in understanding all the oils and easy ways to incorporate them into your daily life. I will also plug you into our amazing team Facebook page where the resources are endless.
  4. If you are ready to change your life and join our amazing team you can sign up HERE.

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are only specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please do not stop.

    2 COMMENTS

  • Erika Ravnsborg October 20, 2017 Reply

    Oh I can just imagine how good those smell.

  • Michelle October 20, 2017 Reply

    I never knew all the history behind oils or that companies actually can be so misleading (sigh). Your post inspired me to take a look at more things we are using around the house and how harmful they can be! I’m definitely going to download that app and I’ll definitely be looking into using oils more.

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