I never would have thought I’d would say I’m “that crazy oil lady” but I am, and I LOVE IT!
Let’s go back to 2016 I was invited to a neighbor’s house for a little Essential Oil 101 class. I really had no clue what essential oils were, I just thought it was lavender spray that you put on your pillow to help you sleep. I accepted the offer, but I almost didn’t go because of my social anxiety. I had but something in the back of my head that just kept saying go! So… I went, sat, listened, and took all the information in. I was enthralled! This was exactly what I was looking for! This was the missing puzzle piece to my health and my family’s, not to mention it could support my mental health, which was the reason I almost ended up not going to the class where I learned all this! I signed up right there for Young Living’s essential oil kit. In that class I found out how horrible candles, air fresheners and wall plugs were for our health. That was the first thing to go.
I can’t get over the feeling I had when I decide to use the essential oils and the diffuser instead of candles and my wallflowers! It was like a weight was lifted off my head. I never knew I had head tension and brain fog until I stopped breathing in all those toxins! I was immediately hooked! If this little of a change could help me feel so much better, I knew that if I made other little changes I could keep feeling even better.
The next thing to go were all the chemical laden cleaners in my household. I switched them all with one bottle of the concentrated Thieves Household Cleaner. Previously, I always had to open windows or wears gloves cause my skin would start burning red whenever I cleaned. Not anymore! I can literally breathe again while cleaning, not to mention it’s supporting my immune system at the same time. The cleaner was made with the same essential oils that helped my head tension.
It wasn’t too long before I started becoming my own health advocate and continued researching. I found that everything that goes on your body should be safe enough to go in your body. Makes sense, right? Well I found my products like lotions, hand soaps, shampoos, makeup, etc. all had nasty stuff in them that shouldn’t be going on my body! The skin is the biggest organ and absorbs everything we put on it. I started slowly to ditch those products for Young Living’s toxin free ones or making my own with the essential oils that I purchased through them.
Now I know, some of you may roll your eyes and say well I don’t feel any effects from these chemicals that are in my products and I totally thought the same way. Right around the same time I signed up for my YL kit my father in law was diagnosed with a brain tumor and then shortly there after with lymphoma. Then about a year later my mother got diagnosed with a brain tumor. I found this puzzling that all these similar things were happening to our parents and they didn’t have any family history that would cause this.
I did more research and discovered the term bioaccumulation. It’s basically when all these toxins and awful chemicals build up in your body year after year of usage and your body cannot expel them. Then after all those years is starts to display itself in illnesses and such. Everyone wonders why cancer, infertility, respiratory disease, hormonal issues, etc. are on the rise. Just a little food for thought.
After all these family scares I was determined to get the yuck out of my house and lead a more natural wellness lifestyle and thankfully our parents our doing better and using Young Living’s essential oils to support their own bodies! Young Living has made it so easy for me to switch over to natural products because they sell way more than just essential oils. I’ve changed out my skincare, makeup, dental, shower care, cleaning, supplements, and even some foods.
It was a slow process because we didn’t have a ton of money to ditch and switch everything right away. I was ok with that because I knew that if I was slowing trying to help bring in natural toxin free product to my home that my family would benefit from it from the start like I had benefited just from using that diffuser the first time. I want everyone to experience this gift I have found and that is why I’m so passionate about sharing with other this awesome lifestyle.
Young Living is the world leader in essential oils and their products have helped me and my family in so many ways. If you would like to know more about these wonderful oils and why I choose Young Living over other companies, click here! I’d love to help you and your family start your toxin free journey! You can also get an essential oil kit like the one I got, YL has since changed it a little since I signed up and it’s even better now! You’ll also get education and a wonderful community of people that are walking right along side you. It’s amazing, I PROMISE!