A friend of mine started telling me about some essential oils that she had been using as alternatives to traditional meds (pain relievers, germ prevention, weight management meds, etc). She is a nurse so when she told me that they were working for her family, I believed her. I know she's educated and believes in medication (she's not some crazy person that thinks that doctors are nutso), so if she was having success without putting so many harsh and expensive chemicals in her body (and her kids bodies), I was going to give them a try. I did a lot of reading about the kinds of oils that are on the market because I knew nothing of this stuff and I did some price checks. Young Living is the company that she uses because of the price, the therapeutic grade (which means they have no additional chemicals or additives and they're safe to ingest) and the reputation of the organization.
I ordered a few oils to start:
Oregano to help remove a few moles for M and I.
Lavender for scrapes, burns, allergies, headaches and pretty much anything you can imagine.
Peppermint for digestive issues, congestion and headaches.
Lemon for cleaning and detox.
Thieves for when we are sick or feeling like we might get sick (I now use Thieves whenever we go somewhere out of the house).
At first I was only using them topically, but I noticed that the peppermint was completely helping with digestive issues. Michael used it on his chest when he was congested. SOLD. Lavender took a migraine headache away within 30 minutes one morning. SOLD. I love the smell of lemon and as soon as I started taking it in pill form, I noticed that my stomach bloating was seriously shrinking. It was like I woke up and I looked like I had lost weight in the mid-section. On the days when I look in the mirror and think, "hey, I don't look pregnant with twins today" it's because I've taken lemon pills (4 drops of lemon and 4 drops of peppermint twice a day is what I do now). I put thieves on the girls feet at night when they have gone out of the house. I also take it in pill form when I'm feeling like I might get sick. The girls haven't been sick in 2013 so far. SOLD!
So after the first week and a lot more reading and research, I KNEW I had found something amazing. I ordered the Everyday Oils kit so that I could try some of the other oils (like Panaway and Frankincense that are pricey outside of the kit and they're included) and I ordered a diffuser. The total of the oils separately in the 15ml size is $407.24 and the kit was only $150, so yea, it was a no-brainer for me.
M really does like the oils and uses them every day but he likes to say "woodcarver!" to me when I pull out my stash. Have you guys seen Brave? When Merida meets that witch and she keeps asking her if she's a witch and the woman keeps saying "woodcarver" to her. It's a hilarious part, anyway, now you understand the title of this post. I'm our resident woodcarver.
You guys, I want to tell everyone I know how amazing these oils are and how much they've changed the way we do things in our house. We are using less chemicals and all of us feel better! The girls beg me for the oils and I even heard them telling someone that they use oils on their feet the other day in a hair salon, ha. I'm not fully crunchy yet, (still think recycling is a huge waste of money and I will never give up meat) but we are so happy with the way the oils make us feel better. They help us both physically and mentally. I just feel better. I know it's all because of the oils; they're worth every penny.
I'll tell you what I think of the individuals on another post but I did want to share the medicine cabinet makeover we're taking part in right now with you guys.
When I ordered my everyday oils kit, I signed up as a member at Young Living so I could get the discount on my oils (Here's some info on what becoming a member means). I am more than happy to pass that discount onto you if you just want to try out a few oils because that's what was done for me on my first order and I'll be forever thankful that she hooked me up! Let me know if you have questions. There is a ton of amazing information over at my friend, Monique's blog: The Granola Convert. Read her amazing story about trying the oils and why she almost said no HERE.
Look, I'm not trying to sell anything to anyone. PERIOD. If this sounds like a bunch of BS to you, great, no prob. I thought it was too, at first. However, if you want to try the everyday oils kit (if I'm honest, I wish I would have just done that at first before buying the 5 oils to try, it would have saved me some money that month), here's info on how to do that. My member is #1403816. Bonus: The Everyday Oils kit comes with a $40 coupon toward a diffuser which makes the home diffuser half off! Boom!
I'm telling you, this could change your life and this time, I'm not just saying that for dramatic effect. It could actually change your life, especially if you're living in pain, with symptoms, are feeling depressed, are take medications right now or you love someone that is
Have questions? Ask away. Have a symptom? Let's research it. I have a facebook group dedicated to this, so come join us, just let me know.