Why would anyone want essential oils?

Why would anyone want essential oils?


Young Living essential oils

I had two questions before I hit the purchase button on my oils kit:

Why are they so expensive?

Are these going to work for me?

I found these answers after I purchased. And here’s what I found…

Young Living costs what they costs because they are THE BEST essential oils on the planet. Gary Young chose network marketing as the business model for Young Living so that someone would have to SHOW you what Lavender can do for you before they bought it (that’s why we like our oily classes).

He couldn’t bring himself to put his $23 bottle of Lavender EO next to the $6 bottle on the shelf and not having us know WHY. Young Living doesn’t craft its oils for profit but for purpose. And only the people that actually use them can testify. 

They aren’t filled with synthetics or cut to make more for profit. You are getting the actually life blood of the lavender plant in a Young Living Lavender essential oil. They have a Seed to Seal quality control plan that I’ve seen with my own eyes at their distillery. They spray other pure oils on their crops so as to not use pesticides. It’s amazing. And, like many others, I tried store bought oils, and saw no results. So it led me to my next question, 

will Young Living oils work for me?

I kept thinking, how are these oils any different. How and why would Young Living essential oils work for me when the other kind didn’t? Again, this couldn’t have been answered before I got them. I know now through my research that our bodies react so perfectly and are supported so wonderfully by what is natural. That’s why it’s called natural. It comes easy. No hard work. But the first question kind of answers the second. Young Living’s work so beautifully because they are pure, so you’re basically getting the plant. And we know from science that plants carry medicinal properties. 



Young Living essential oils

Why did I end up purchasing? Because I was a desperate mama. My son needed something good for his body, which I instinctively knew was out there. I couldn’t get to the answer of my migraines or allergies and a host of other little, seemingly unimportant problems. So I dove. I thought, what do I have to lose? $160? That was nothing compared to the confusion and frustration I had been going through. I have tried everything else and my son’s health depended on it (his body would horribly reject every antibiotic we gave him). 



What’s funny is that months before, I had been given samples of Young Living from a distant friend. I “tried” them for my allergies and I didn’t see any changes. And by tried I mean I put some Lemon EO in my tea and rubbed Peppermint on my chest. Loved how they smelled and tasted but didn’t clear up the allergies. Some people have seasonal issues and some have deep seated problems and the outcome are allergies. My eyes have been opened up to a world of knowledge about my body through Young Living and I’m forever grateful. I now use several methods including oils and Young Living’s oil infused supplements to support my sinuses. So let that be encouragement to others who have “tried oils” and they didn’t seem to work. You can’t eat some broccoli and expect to have a healthy outcome. You have to make it a lifestyle. 


Essential oils support EVERY system of your body! They support areas in which you deal with mental clarity, emotional balance, focus and hyperactivity, muscles, bones and joints, skin, gut health, sleep, pregnancy, aging, cell regeneration, eye health, everything! They have no side effects, and boost your mood. I’m going to say that’s a win win. We have tons of resources backed by ACTUAL SCIENCE, not just what the news puts out there, that support of all this. And we provide constant education from our other members. It truly is the best starting place for a better life in every area. I hope one day you’ll take that leap of faith, because I know with the right tools, you won’t be disappointed. 

3 Reasons why your essential oils aren't working

3 reasons why your essential oils aren't working

3 reasons why you aren’t seeing your oils work

Inconsistency

Essential oils are not medicine. They have been given the name “natural medicine” but as far as our modern definition of medicine goes, they are not. One thing that was hard from me and for so many other people at first is breaking the habit of treating essential oils like modern medicine. 

We get sick, we go to the doctor, we are prescribed “medicine” we take it for a specific amount of time and then we stop. 

Essential oils are a lifestyle. They are the equivalent to fruits and vegetables. Heck, some are! We have Carrot essential oil, Lemon EO, Basil, etc. Essential oils are a way of supplying our bodies with what it needs to function properly. Modern medicine is a way of treating or trying to fix a symptom of an underlying cause.


SYMPTOM - UNDERLYING CAUSE

Coughing - body trying to rid itself of foreign organism/bacteria

Fever - body trying to kill off unwanted or dangerous microorganisms with high temperature

Runny nose - body using mucus to drain the nasal passages of bad or unwanted bacteria

The list goes on…

Essential oils provide our body with weapons, tools, + more power, to rid the body or protect it from the bad stuff; yeast, parasites, bad bacteria overgrowth in the gut or other areas of the body, viruses, etc. 

And with the use of essential oils, the time spent coughing, and having a fever, or the body doing its job in other ways, is lowered tremendously. 

Essential oils are to be used consistently. Daily. And if there is a big issue that you are dealing with, several times a day. I see so many people use essential oils like a one time band-aid and wonder why they aren’t working. 

Our bodies are rapidly changing, in an exponential degree, and essential oils are metabolized every 1-3 hours. So, consistent use over time is your way to go. A lot of our body’s cell don’t regenerate for weeks, months, or years. So using essential oils + oil infused products for shorter periods will not bring about desired results.

Consistency + persistence is key!


You are treating the symptom and forgetting to help the underlying cause

Itchy, rough, dry skin… well let’s make some Lavender + Frankincense cream and put that on there! That’s a great idea actually! 

BUT don’t forget to research why you have that itchy, dry skin in the first place (low iron is a cause of dry skin, but not the only cause). It’s one thing if you’ve traveled up north and your body isn’t used to the dryer climate, but it’s another if your skin is trying to tell you something is off balance internally. That’s what symptoms are. They are warning signs and signals to let us know that something isn’t quite right. Headache? Maybe it’s dehydration, or maybe your thyroid isn’t working and your hormones are off balance, causing hormonal migraines (this was me!). 

3 reasons why your essential oils aren't working

THIS is why it’s SO beneficial to have a great resource guide, or to be plugged into a good community that helps answer questions and provide education. It’s our responsibility to take care of our bodies. BUT I know that we aren’t all experts in anatomy and physiology (my favorite class in college!). And to balance that out, companies like Life Science Publishing and Abundant Health 4 U have created the perfect guides for us as busy moms + wives + entrepreneurs + students with all the right information at our finger tips. 

If you are serious about giving this amazing, natural lifestyle a chance, you need to dig a little deeper and reveal the true cause to your symptoms. 

**Once I tried Ylang Ylang for my headaches, which is a wonderful oil that helps to balance hormones, and it worked almost immediately, I knew my hormones needed some help. I Googled what produces our hormones, what affects our hormones, anything that had to do with hormones not working correctly, I checked our reference guides, and I deduced I needed to support my thyroid better. So now I take Thyromin, a YL supplement, every night and I am migraine free!!

You are looking at someone else’s situation and treating it the same as your own

Another reason why modern medicine, “let’s give everyone the same band-aid (antibiotics, a z-pack, etc.)” approach doesn’t work. 

You are different than anyone else, ever your sibling, even your twin! Your body and your mind are not the same as the next person, and we know from research that even our thoughts + emotions have significant effects on our physical body, dating back from conception. Thoughts are stored, physically in our body’s cells, DNA, tissue, everything! And we don’t think the same as another. So, it’s safe to say, that even though one particular method, or oil, or supplement, may work the same for you as it did another, that doesn’t mean they all will.

This is why the reference guide lists SEVERAL options to each and every issue it has information on. Maybe you’ve tried a specific oil or supplement for your concerns but haven’t moved on to another. Maybe that one didn’t work for you and you’re afraid to try something else. 

FRIEND, keep trying! There is an oil for that! We just have to figure out which one works perfectly for you. This has been shown all throughout the Young Living community. People say that Lavender or Tranquil really calms them down, but others say they have more energy when using these oils. 

Modern medicine doesn’t deny this either. Take Benadryl. It puts me to sleep, but it gives my son the crazies!!

Recap… keep trying friend. Just because that one oil didn’t work, doesn’t mean you’re doomed. Keep exploring!

Taking Joy

Taking Joy

I’m on my lunch break I lay down for a nap and suddenly my nose opens up. Both nostrils. Ya’ll. This is a BIG DEAL. I do not exaggerate when I say it’s been years since I’ve been able to breathe out of my nose correctly for longer than a few seconds. I am so exhausted from the nights tossing and turning and trying to sleep at all with my mouth open. Those are the bad nights. And since I’m not jumping up and down and screaming physically, as I lay down for this nap, I am SO jumping up and down in my head, letting my body rest, praising God for fresh, new breathe. 

Amazing what you take for granted until it’s gone.

So I’m in my head, over and over, I’m shouting, “thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus!” Completely elated and full of freedom and joy, over breathing right lol and the Holy Spirit speaks… He says, this is the feeling you should have before its happened. Revelation hits. 

I have been going through this journey of visualizing myself presently in my future. Feeling the feelings of all that He has promised, feeling that now. Like it’s already happened. And I’ve felt a little stuck in doing so. In really feeling those feelings. And I think the Lord gave me something to work with. Something you can use as well. That immense gratitude you have over something you’ve been waiting for.. you now that beautiful joy that can’t be ruined, have you ever had that feeling? Now take that and feel that over something you are praying about. Feel yourself receive it. What does it feel like? Pure joy, freedom, more gratitude? This is having joy in the midst of struggle and trials and tribulation (James 1:2). 

This is receiving freedom before it’s happened. And this is what God wants you to feel daily. Free. No matter your current, physical situation. I am so excited to apply this to all that I’ve been praying for, and I hope you do too, friend. Grab some scripture and put yourself in it. Feel it now.

5 Rollerball Recipes for Kids Health

As a mom, I am always trying to find ways to make our life easier, simpler. But when it comes to my kids health, I can't compromise. It's why we choose Young Living essential oils. And it's why I looovvee putting them in rollerballs, I get the best of both worlds. High quality support that's easy to use daily and on the go. 

These recipes are my top favorites for supporting my child's overall health. They hit some major areas that will need some support as they grow and learn!

5 Rollerball Recipes for Kids Health

Brain Health // Gut Health // Skin Health // Emotional Health // Immune Health

BRAIN

Brain health is a obviously important has our little ones grow. Luckily, essential oil molecules are so tiny they can pass the blood brain barrier and get into the deepest parts of our thinker, getting rid of those nasty free radicals, allowing our brains to do what it does best; learn. Essential oils have been proven to help regulate and support normal cellular function and this blend is great to keep little minds sharp and focused.

GUT

Our understanding of gut health is increasing (read about our microbiome HERE) and we are finding out amazing things about our tummy! The good bacteria inside control and monitor so much!

80% of our immune systems are in our gut. Seratonin is produced in the gut and low levels of that has been linked to depression and other mental illness. So, our tummy does more than process the dirty stuff, it creates some really great stuff too! Keeping it in tip top shape is essential to our health. This is essential for our little ones who love processed food and cry at the site of anything remotely green in color. Essential oils are such an easy way to support their growing bodies. 

SKIN

My little one is always outside and always in the way of bugs. They have destroyed his skin (and he's picked at them causing scars!). So we love to use this recipe to smooth our skin, help support regeneration and reduce scars. Our skin is our first line of defense, so making sure it's in good shape can help us stay protected!

EMOTIONS

As we grow we learn to process our many emotions. It can prove taxing for some kids. As a mother, I want the least amount of temper tantrums as possible! Not only for my sanity but for my babies' as well. It must be tough being so little with such big emotions. This blend helps support normal hormone function so they aren't going haywire! Supporting feelings of love, detoxing the liver of negative emotions and promoting confidence, this blend is perfect for back to school and new places. 

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Our bodies are self-healing and can do miraculous things. But we weren't created to do this alone. Our bodies need help function properly. With ingredients like oregano, cinnamon, and lemon, our bodies can grow big and strong and fight off nasty bugs. I apply this to my little one every morning, especially when going back to school and during sick seasons!

 

Here are your 5 rollerball recipes for kids health:

 

5 Roller Ball Recipes for Kids Health
5 Roller Ball Recipes for Kids Health
5 Roller Ball Recipes for Kids Health
5 Roller Ball Recipes for Kids Health
5 Roller Ball Recipes for Kids Health

Mamas, I've created these rollerball recipes for our babies, but these are just as good for us too! Roll them on as your putting them on your little ones to keep your balanced as well. Let us know your favorite!

Using Oils in the Bedroom

Using essential oils in the bedroom

Ladies, I'm letting you in on the secret that using essential oils in the bedroom, will change everything!

This past Friday, me and a few members in our essential oil community came together and had our very first make and take with essential oils in the bedroom. 

We laughed and giggled and snickered and talked about soldiers and love buttons and hormones and blood flow and we made love potions and edible lubes and we had so much fun! It's refreshing to get together with women and chat about intimate things, allowing you to open up and discover and explore, in trust and confidence. The sharing and building up of others is such a blessing in itself. We take from each other's experience and give a little of ourselves. It grows you. 

We love our gatherings and we want to share them with the world, with you.

Lucy Libido - Using essential oils in the bedroom

Friend, did you know that essential oils are not only amazing for your health (check out the health benefits here), but they can enhance your experience with your significant other?! YES! We grabbed this book Lucy Libido says.. there's an oil for that! and we learned the ins and outs for using oils in the bedroom. We learned that Cypress is helpful in supporting blood flow, and blood flow is important for certain sexual activities to occur! We learned that Clary Sage helps to support a natural lubrication in ourselves, and this helps with painful dryness that can happen with age. We learned that smells certain oils can get past our "thinking brain" and flow straight to our "thinking brain" or our limbic system, supporting our emotions. If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy! And we learned that we can support our normal hormonal function and libido with essential oils.

Ladies, grab that book and get to learning and doing!

Here are 2 of the recipes we grabbed from the back of the book and made at our make and take! ENJOY!

 

Inner Thigh Potion:

10ml roller ball (I got ours here)

20 drops Sensation essential oil blend

10 drops Cypress

4 drops Orange 

fill remainder of bottle with grape seed oil (or another carrier oil you like)

Using essential oils in the bedroom

Roll inner thigh potion on inner thigh all the way up to the panty crease for increase blood flow and circulation and sensation! He'll love the way you smell!

Love Button Edible Lube

1 oz glass pump bottle (I got ours here)

3 tsp solidified coconut oil

1/4 tsp beeswax (grab some beeswax pellets here)

3 tsp grape seed oil

4-5 Peppermint Vitality 

10 drops Grapefruit Vitality

3 drops Orange Vitality

Melt beeswax and coconut oil together in a double broiler (I use a glass bowl onto of a pot with water). When melted add the grapeseed oil and pour quickly into the glass pump bottle. Add in the essential oils and you're all done! 

 

Using essential oils in the bedroom

Friends, I hope you enjoy your recipes and please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

 

Homemade Play Doh

Non toxic, homemade play doh infused with calming Young Living essential oils. 

Homemade play doh with essential oils

I spent Sunday afternoon crafting some fun, colorful, non-toxic play doh with my little one, and we had a blast! I was looking for a hands on craft my four year old could participate in (wanting him to take a break from all the electronics!). We love our calming essential oils from Young Living (get your oils here), and any craft where we can incorporate them is a must for us! 

This craft wasn't too time consuming or too messy (that's a plus for us moms) and he still had fun! Here's what you'll need:

Glass jars for storage

2 cups flour 

1 cup sea salt

2 cups water

2 Tbs cream of tartar

2 Tbs solidified coconut oil

Non-toxic food coloring (I used these)

Calming essential oils (essential oils we like)

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients (except food coloring and essential oils) in a medium to large pot. Cook on medium to low heat, stirring regularly. The flour mixture will turn a little yellow. Cook and mix until you have a play doh like consistency. Remove from pot and allow to cool. Separate into four sections. Add food coloring to each section according to your liking. We had to add quite a bit of food coloring to get a good, overall color! Then add your desired essential oils to each section. I used 3 drops of essential oils for each section. Store in glass containers in the refrigerator!

 

We used Tangerine, Lavender, Grapefruit, and Stress Away!

non toxic play doh with essential oils

*** Any mention of essential oils on my site is in reference to Young Living essential oils only! I cannot contest to the quality or purity of any other essential oils.