I know what you might be thinking. “Essential Oils…pffft…what a bunch of hocus pocus nonsense.” Believe me…I get it. I’m a chronic skeptic myself, and I was as resistant as anyone when they were first introduced to me. But the thing is…they turned out to really make a huge, positive difference in my life. Color me surprised, too, because I didn’t see it coming at all. Here’s my oily story:
I’m not an outdoorsy kinda gal. At all. Not even a little. I can’t help it…the great outdoors has been busy making me and my excessively Irish skin and my overly sensitive sniffer miserable for the bulk of my life. I was that kid that opted for laundry duty so I could stay inside. Yup. That was me. But when you spend eight or nine months a year as a sniffling, sneezing, eye-watering mess of a human being, your options feel limited.
I was aware of the existence of essential oils through my years of getting massages (remind me to tell you about my support for therapeutic massage in another post), but was really only aware of them being used to relieve stress and improve mood. When a friend suggested I try them for immune support, I’m sure I probably rolled my eyes. I gave it a go though, because why not? Worst case scenario, I smell nice…best case scenario, I get a little relief 🙂
It turned out, I got more than I bargained for. I got a LOT of relief…and since then, I’ve been finding all sorts of areas of my life that benefit from oils. From supporting immune, digestive, and respiratory systems, to balancing my emotions, to cleaning my house…it’s been eye-opening. So much so, that it’s inspired me to start working on an Aromatherapy Certification program so I can continue learning and sharing with others.
Through the research I’ve done, I decided that Young Living was the brand for me. There are lots of reasons for that…their standing in the industry, company culture, innovation, etc. The biggest reason, though, is their Seed to Seal guarantee. They ensure quality in every step in the process, from the time seeds are planted at their farms all the way till your oils show up at your door. And you can even stop by their farms and distilleries to see that process in person, if you feel so inclined!
In any event…I’m in…100%. And I’m passionate about sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. If you’d like to know more, please feel free to send me a line on the Contact page. And if you’re interested in picking up a Premium Starter Kit (pictured at the top of the page) and starting your oil journey, just click here! For my money, it’s the best way to get started…11 of the most popular oils, a diffuser, a number of samples and dram bottles, and a bunch of literature to get you started.
All that said, stay tuned on the Blog page, because I’ll be sharing recipes and experiences there too 🙂 Try to keep an open mind…you may just find yourself on the oil train too!