In October of 2014 I was pregnant with my second child and exploring more natural ways to care for my family. I had a friend that was using Young Living Essential Oils and, to be honest, I’d never really thought much about them. But, being as I was pregnant and had to be very mindful about what I put into and onto my body, I asked my sweet friend for a sample.
Y’all, the Seasonal Roller that she sent me rocked our socks and less than a month later I purchased my Premium Starter Kit with the Home diffuser—and this is how my story begins.
I’d had my kit for a few months and was happy just diffusing my oils and occasionally rubbing a concoction onto someone. At the time, I had a newborn and a four-year-old at home and was washing my hands at least once every hour and my hands were sore and sad looking. The soap I’d been using was rough on my skin and I’d already tried several different brands and types and nothing was giving me the relief and nourishment that I needed. So, I searched the internet looking for a basic hand soap recipe. I ordered the supplies needed, and the rest is history. Within a few days of swapping over to my home made hand soap, my hands were beginning to clear up and to heal. Wowza. I was onto something and it felt good to know exactly what was in my soap.
Using essential oils has been an easy, natural step for me. A few years ago I started really looking at the ingredients in our foods. This ingredient and label awareness led me to a love of cooking from scratch. Y’all, I love to cook from scratch. Ten years ago I’d have laughed if you’d have told me that I’d have a love for doing things the hard and long way in the kitchen, but, alas, I do. There’s just something so comforting about knowing exactly what’s in your seasoning mixes or cakes or breads.
It only seemed natural that I should take this love for cooking from scratch and label reading a step further (ok, I admit, label reading is not a “love” it’s more of a chore, but it needs to be done). I started reading labels on all of our products and I really couldn’t believe what I learned. I found food dyes in our pickles, harsh ingredients in our all-natural and gentlest of “baby” soaps, and the main ingredient in anti-freeze in my deodorant! I started seeking basic recipes for many products and began whipping up those products in my kitchen from scratch. And, let me just say that if I’d not had my Young Living Essential Oils, I’m certain that my story would not be the same. I still cannot believe all of the ways that I’ve used the oils from my Premium Starter Kit: • In our diffusers– this may be of a morning to help us get going or at night to help us slow down. • In wellness boosting blends for every member of my family • In home made creams: After Sun Cream, Sleepy Cream • In our drinks and food: Peppermint Icing, Fruit Dip • In home made sprays: Outdoor Spray, Calming Linen Spray, Room Freshening Spray • In my laundry • In home made cleaning products
Never did I imagine that my story would be written the way it has been. Never did I imagine that these little bottles of oil would be so life changing for my family. I use oils every single day, in every room of my house, and on every member of my family. I am constantly searching for new recipes and inspiring ideas for my essential oils. I am constantly looking for ways to help others with oils so they, too, can experience these blessings.
I’m still writing my story and I’ve saved a chapter for you. Will you let me help you begin your Young Living story?