I recently decided to embark on my journey with Essential Oils, but not before doing a ton of observing, research and asking a zillion questions. I finally bit the bullet, and purchased a Young Living Starter Kit, so I can start to figure out how these little vials of goodness can best serve me and my family. I will be posting here from time to time, as well as on my Instagram (stories), and I invite you to take this journey with me.
As I mentioned, I have been sitting on this decision for a long time–years, even, for all of the reasons. Do I want to be involved with an MLM? Do I believe in this product? There’s too much to learn. I’m too late to the game. What if I fail? How will I ever retain all of this information? What will others think of me? But I decided that all of that noise was fear-based, so here we are. Like I said, I did my research and finally felt compelled enough to dive in. Here is a guest piece written by a long-time YL advocate, (don’t miss the cheat sheet at the bottom!):
Hi, I am Tiffaney, I am a retired esthetician and I used to run a small skin-care practice in Newport Beach, Ca. Today, I’m a mom, a wife, and a specialist in the education of essential oils. It’s my passion and mission to not only get these oils into every home (because of their benefits), but to TEACH everyone how to use them. I love my family and like every other mother, I want what’s best for my children. I want them to grow up healthy, realistically happy and wise.
When you think of “natural remedies,” what comes to mind? For some, it’s popping a dye-free Tylenol capsule into their mouth, or soaking in a bath full of salts and herbs, or shopping at Mother’s Market. As I stated previously, I’m a retired esthetician and health-nut, so choosing natural foods and products is important to me. This post isn’t about natural living though, its about Essential Oils.
I have used essential oils for over a decade. I used them on my clients during my skin therapy sessions, on myself and my children to promote relaxation. I used them for all sorts of things because I just loved the way they smelled, but I was unaware of the benefits essential oils brought to the body.
Transparency is important to me, especially in the products I choose to expose my family to. I started my research and discovered that not all essential oils are made equally. Some, if not created the right way could actually have harmful effects on the body. (See: Tea Tree Oil Issue.) It is not the tea tree plant’s fault, however, it’s the oil company that doesn’t properly distill the oil. (This is the same rule with essential oils and pregnancy. Its important to research which oils do what, but the majority of essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy.) This was alarming for me! I wanted to know more, so being the researcher I am, I explored and studied and learned.
In all my searching, I came to the belief that Young Living made me feel the most secure. I love their oil distilling practices and their dignity and class when it comes to representing their product. The oil speaks for itself. Young Living has been a company for over 20 years and the distilling practices have not changed. This is important. The FDA does not regulate the production or claims of essential oils. This means that there are no standards to be met, and why it’s so important to trust the company you get oils from and really understand how distillation works. If that’s not something you have time to research for yourself, at least talk to someone you do trust, who DOES know about these things, like me. 😉
The reason all of this is important is because essential oils have the ability to reach the blood stream in 20 minutes or less and they have the ability to improve the cellular level of the body. So when I put a drop of thieves on my child’s feet to protect and support their immune system, these oils are actually going INTO her body to promote health and wellness for her immune system. When I place a drop of Frankincense on my face, I am actually penetrating the deepest level of the skin to improve skin texture and promote graceful aging. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have pure oils.
Essential oils are incredible wonderful masterpieces in creation, and they benefit so much more than could be conveyed in one blog post. The uses of essential oils are endless and include, (but are not limited to): skin care, hair care, sleep-aid, energy-boosts, weight loss, baby needs, nursing needs, pregnancy needs, cleaning products, etc.
I have loved being able to be a part of this wonderful Blog by my long time friend, Emily. And I hope you learned something new after reading this. Thank you so much for allowing me to teach you a little bit about these wonderful little bottles.
As a gift to you (and to myself), I have created this Downloadable Essential Oils Cheat Sheet. Feel free to copy, print or screen shot it! And again, if you would like to learn together, you can click on this link, or drop me a line here:
Essential Oils Cheat Sheet: