In the midst of life’s challenges, I stumbled upon a path that would change the course of my family’s well-being forever. This is the story of my journey to using essential oils, a journey marked by skepticism, transformation, and a newfound appreciation for holistic health.
My family had been grappling with health issues, with an insidious genetic condition casting its shadow over us. Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease, had taken root in my husband, and soon after, my son and daughter also fell victim to its grip. The relentless progression of this disease made our lives a daily battle, and the conventional medications prescribed by doctors brought with them a barrage of debilitating side effects.
Amidst this turmoil, a persistent friend consistently urged me to try essential oils. My initial reaction was one of skepticism and dismissal. I thought it was all a bunch of nonsense, a fad that wouldn’t make a difference in our lives. Little did I know that the path to healing often begins with an open mind.
It was my own health crisis that eventually changed my perspective. Severe pain from fibroids left me in agony, and my doctor’s grim ultimatum echoed in my ears: either undergo a hysterectomy or continue to suffer. I was not ready to face such a life-altering decision. At that moment, my friend, who had been advocating for essential oils, approached me with a different proposition. She offered me a few bottles to try, with one simple promise: she wanted me to feel better. What did I have to lose? It wasn’t costing me a thing.
To my surprise, these essential oils became a lifeline. They didn’t miraculously cure my condition, but they offered respite, allowing me to postpone the inevitable hysterectomy for over eight years. It was a revelation – a natural solution that allowed me to maintain a semblance of normalcy in the face of chronic pain.
But the journey didn’t end there. Using essential oils set me on a path of discovery about the harmful chemicals lurking in cleaning products, cosmetics, and personal care items I had been using for years. The more I learned, the more I realized I needed to make changes in the products I brought into our home.
This newfound awareness led me to explore the ingredients in our food, prompting a shift towards organic gardening, canning, and backyard homesteading. The journey didn’t just change the products I used; it transformed my entire lifestyle and outlook on health and wellness. I even use essential oils on my dogs.
I firmly believe that there is room for both conventional medicine and naturopathy in our lives. I’m not a medical professional, and I make it clear that my experiences with essential oils are personal and not intended to treat or cure any medical conditions.
Some people criticize my choice of Young Living, citing the controversy surrounding MLMs (multi-level marketing companies). However, it’s important to remember that the quality of a product is not determined by its business model. My choice to use Young Living was not made lightly; it was rooted in my positive experiences with their essential oils. You can read below why I chose Young Living.
In the end, my journey with essential oils has been a testament to the power of open-mindedness, holistic wellness, and the importance of taking control of our own health. It’s a journey that has brought healing, transformation, and a newfound appreciation for the natural world’s offerings – one that continues to unfold, offering hope and a healthier future for my family.
I also want to mention there is A LOT of misinformation out there about essentials oils and Google will be your own worst enemy. Just don’t do it lol.
Do Scented Candles, Incense, and Air Fresheners Cause Cancer, Allergies, and Asthma?
I used to love scented candles. I used several types of wax warmers and more. That was till I learned that these all come some hidden health risks. These types of products are known to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), allergens, phthalates, and cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde. Many of the chemicals emitted by these products have been linked to hormone disruption, allergies, asthma, and even cancerous mutations in DNA.
In one recent study, scented candles were found to act as potent sources of VOC emissions, whether they were lit or not, and when lit, formaldehyde had the highest emission concentration. Incense sticks and air fresheners have also been shown to contribute to poor indoor air quality, including the release of benzene.The Daily Mail further reported:
In 2013, after a study of more than 2,000 pregnant women, the International Journal of Public Health reported that women who used air fresheners in their homes were significantly more likely to have babies that suffered from wheezing and lung infections. One study that followed 14,000 children from before and after birth found they had higher levels of diarrhea and earache, while their mothers had raised risks of headaches and depression, all linked to the frequent use of air fresheners and aerosols during pregnancy and early childhood. A 2007 study also found that using air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of asthma in adults. The same report found that the risk of developing asthma was up to 50 percent higher in people who had been exposed to air-freshener sprays.”
Why Did I Choose Young Living
Choosing to incorporate essential oils into my family’s wellness routine was not a decision I took lightly. In fact, it took me a good six months to even consider using essential oils, as I initially regarded them as somewhat hokey or unproven. However, as I delved deeper into my research, I found that there was more to these natural remedies than met the eye. My journey eventually led me to Young Living, a choice that was rooted in transparency, authenticity, and a deep commitment to improving the well-being of my loved ones.
Young Living stood out as the one essential oil company that welcomed me with open arms to visit their lavender farm and distillery in Utah. This commitment to transparency resonated with me, as it allowed me to witness firsthand the authenticity and purity of their products. Unlike other companies that turned me away, Young Living allowed me to see for myself how their essential oils were cultivated and distilled, ensuring that they met the highest standards.
One of the aspects that drew me to Young Living was their unique approach to essential oils. Their products don’t come with an expiration date, which spoke volumes about the quality and longevity of their oils. I also appreciated the fact that many of their oils can be ingested, offering a versatile range of options for incorporating them into our daily lives. Moreover, Young Living’s commitment to using pesticide-free plants in their essential oil production gave me peace of mind about the purity and safety of their products.
You see, my grandmother used to plant peppermint in her garden and she would pluck a leaf off and put it straight in her mouth or in her tea. You should be able to do this with your oils. The FDA says you only have to have 5-10% pure oil to be considered pure. That means you could be ingesting a lot of chemicals with other brands if you are not carefully doing your own homework.
I must emphasize that I understand there are other reputable brands out there, and the choice of essential oil brand can be a personal one. But after extensive research and my visit to Young Living’s farm, I felt confident in my decision. I was no longer willing to subject my family to toxic medications, and I found a natural solution in essential oils.
I’d like to note that since my initial journey, Young Living has made it even more convenient for individuals to access their essential oils. You don’t have to be a consultant to obtain their products; anyone can now order as a customer. As for me, I maintain an account not to sell oils but because I appreciate the discount it provides, and I only need to make a $50 purchase annually to keep my account active. Additionally, I have the opportunity to earn free oils every month, which is a fantastic bonus.
To be transparent, I’ve have helped several people in the past get their own customer account so that they can save 24%, but my approach is different. I don’t pressure or hound them to make purchases or recruit more members. Instead, I encourage them to explore and use the oils for their own benefit. My goal is to share my knowledge, experiences, and insights about essential oils, regardless of the brand someone chooses.
If you have any questions about essential oils or are curious about how they can enhance your well-being, feel free to ask. I’m here to offer information and support, no matter which brand you ultimately decide to explore.
Interested in Young Living?
If Young Living Oils is something you are interested I have provided information below on how you can get your own account and buy them at a discount. Don’t worry I will never pressure you to sell, hit a quota or anything. I have my own account for my personal use as well. I signed up for their Loyalty Order program because I love free stuff and lets me earn points on every order. Right now I have over 300 points to redeem as I always redeem them around Christmas time. I am basically getting $300 in oils for free. Just from purchasing $50PV a month. You can earn free gifts with a “Loyalty Order”. When means you can earn free gifts when you order a certain amount of PV. When you order you will see an total amount as well as a PV amount (these are your points). You want to make sure your PV shows the following amounts to get these free gifts.
Spend 190 pv in Loyalty Rewards = Citronella essential oil, 15 ml & DiGize® essential oil blend, 15 ml : Retail value: Up to $92.44
Spend 250 PV = Detoxzyme™ dietary supplement, 90 capsules Plus the 2 oils above : Retail value: Up to $151.32
Spend 300 PV = Rose Ointment™ balm, 0.86 oz. + everything mentioned above : Retail value: Up to $187.50
Now these are just an example and the rewards change every month so that you can try new things.
- In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living will replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value.
- Limit of one qualifying one-time order and one qualifying loyalty order per month.
- PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined to receive the offer.
- Single orders over 300 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
- PV is not earned on free product.
- Offer does not apply to loyalty point redemption orders.
- Offer is earned via phone, loyalty orders, and online orders only.
- Offer is available to Young Living Brand Partners and Customers.
How much do I have to order a month to keep my discount:
You are only required to purchase just $50 a year to keep your wholesale membership. Don’t worry though if you ever need to take a break you can reinstate yourself by just placing a $50 order.
How to sign up:
- Click Here to sign up
- Put Sponsor ID #1544426(Melissa) and Enroller ID: #1544426 (Melissa)
- Choose a kit at $160 or over (to get your freebie)
- Sign up for Essential Rewards or choose “skip” for now.
- Pay and checkout
Ordering Oils Without Signing Up
You can now order essential oils WITHOUT signing up to get a kit! To purchase Young Living essential oils you can shop right through my website. You just won’t have the discount.
How Will I know How to Use My Oils
One of the things I do provide for anyone who I’ve helped get a kit is personal consultations. If you ever have questions on how to use any particular oil, you can email me at [email protected]. I am also apart of a Facebook group where we share how we like to use our favorite oils and it’s super helpful to see what others are experiencing.