My Essential Oil Journey All Started When...
My beautiful sister dropped off a variety of essential oil samples at my doorstep about six years ago when my little girl was sick. I was clueless at what she was even talking about or how these essential oils would help. If I remember correctly we were dealing with some fall virus that was not going away--you know the high fever, baby that doesn't sleep, that cannot breathe and doesn't eat very well, and of course the parents that aren't sleeping because of it all? Not to mention the worry of wondering if the sickness will this ever end. Once you are a couple days in with sleep deprivation and worries high, it doesn't take much to wonder if your kid is ever going to get better and if you will ever sleep (or have any fun again).
My first introduction to essential oils that night and each subsequent time my sister would drop off a new batch of essential-oil samples when someone was sick at my house I began to quickly notice the benefits. And each time I became less skeptical and more interested. I finally bought my first kit three years later from Young Living shortly before my son was born; you can say that I have never looked back.
Personal Stories: How Young Living Products have positively impacted my life
Avoiding Antibiotics and full-blown mastitis
One story that I think of vividly was shortly after my son was born. He was about 4-weeks old and I thought I was on top of the world and likely pushed myself too hard; I was doing too much too soon for my healing. The good old plugged breast duct was happening in my world and I was very familiar with this now after having a bad case of mastitis with my daughter around the exact age (in fact it was my birthday and I was VERY sick). The doctors of course put me on very strong antibiotics and it helped a lot, but the quality of my health and new-found food sensitivities and gut health did not serve me well. In fact, about seven years later I am still on the quest to heal my gut from that batch of antibiotics (and likely others from when I was young).
So what is the point of this long-winded story? Well, as soon as I had symptoms this time I decided I am going to beat this naturally. What did I do? I used hot packs and went back and forth between Lavender and Oregano to try to kill any infection in there. Perhaps Oregano was too strong and contraindicated (I am actually not sure), but I figured for the health of my overall body and sanity I MUST AVOID a full-blown infection and antibiotics. Additionally, I pumped up my probiotics, took sunflower lecithin and more vitamin D. I also increased my water and tried to feed more, especially on the troubled side. Oh, and let's not forget the feeding the baby essentially up-side down in order to get the side of the breast to open up (there is something about where the chin is in relation to the plugged duct). Anyway, I think of this story often because with the combination of all of the remedies, including the essential oils I was able to get through it and not need antibiotics. And this story is just one of the many times myself or my kiddos have avoided taking antibiotics because of the essential oils.
Kicking a 5-day plus fever with my 2-year old
Last spring my son had a fever that would NOT go away and my sister, again, dropped off a bottle of Frankincense and I used it on him and thieves every 15-20 minutes. I am not joking I would set a time and I went at it. Disclaimer, I am not a doctor or am I suggesting HOW you use your essential oils, I am just sharing my own story. I will say that by morning his fever broke and we were looking better. I often notice the fever drops when I use Frankincense and I just LOVE this oil.
Sanitizing for the win with Thieves Cleaner
This winter (both in December and February) we got hit with the stomach bug AND the influenza. I am sure some of you moms and dads know exactly what mode you get in when someone is throwing up at your house? Sanitize mode! That is right, you pull out the Lysol or Bleach and get after it. You don't want everyone else in the house to suffer and you are ready for it to be gone. That is exactly what I do, but ever since I was introduced to the Thieves Cleaner, I use that to sanitize everything! And this winter, somehow my daughter missed ALL of the sickness and I missed the influenza too. I was not so lucky with the barfs, but then you can't win them all right??
Thieves cough drops and my sore throats
Just two days ago I woke with a bad sore throat out of nowhere. Ever since I had mono in middle school a sore throat and swollen glands is my first symptom to know that I might be going down with a sickness. As soon as I woke I found my Thieves Cough Drops and my Thieves and Frankincense oils. I sucked a cough drop and lubed myself up where I had the pain and put Thieves on my feet to boost my immune system. Only a couple of hours later it was gone. Yippee. Of course had note taken care of myself and gotten good sleep that night you never know what my body would do, but the support of Thieves on this day helped me again, with a big WIN, avoiding the spring sickness.
In summary, I am passionate about Young Living essential oils because of how they have positively impacted my families health. From the time I was a little girl I have had health issues that were directly related to my gut health (unknown to my parents at the time). Being armed with various natural remedies empowers me each day to take care of me and know that I CAN heal in various ways. As I have mentioned I am healing my gut and deal with psoriasis (since I was in middle school). Additionally, I have numbness in my arms and hands sometimes with joint pain and various Young Living Oils have eased the suffering as well.
Why Young Living
I truly believe that the quality of the oils and products I use matters. I believe 100% in the quality of Young Living's products. See their Seed to Seal video and mission statement below.
What might you need in your life?
I share my stories with you because it inspires me to be empowered and take natural living up a notch in my life. Especially after I became a mom I began to think about every variable in our life that has an impact on the health of my children. Insert Young Living Products. I can avoid antibiotics, boost our immune system, boost our moods by diffusing, help with sleep, sanitize my house chemical free and more!
So I ask you this: Where in your life are you challenged or might need a boost? Here are a few specific questions you might ask yourself:
1. What is something that is hard for me in my life? For example, you may struggle having energy and it challenges your every-day living. Young Living has essential oils and products to support you on that.
2. What is one wellness goal that you have for you personally?
3. What is one thing you want to do to improve your family or your life?
My Challenge For You
If you have been on the edge of thinking about trying an essential oil or Young Living Product, don't wait! Look at the answers to your above questions and reach out to me to get samples. I LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing the products with you and what I know. I believe there is something for everyone. You won't be sorry for asking. I am here to support you and I I am a part of an amazing Young Living team that would also be an amazing resource for you should you decide to sign up and buy a kit.
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