Why Essential Oils!?
2015 was such a fantastic, yet challenging year for our family. I mean, I was put on bed rest with pregnancy #3, survived the epic 2015 GA ice storm stuck in our house with no power for 3 days, left my job as manager of the Ultrasound department and signed up for the weekend shift, birthed a 3rd beautiful Barnett boy... during P's FINALS, enjoyed a 3rd house flood in the home we were renting in Cumming, discovered black mold, discovered our landlord didn't care, discovered the power of Young Living Essential oils to keep our family well despite these terrible conditions, moved one week before Christmas, put the boxes away and the Christmas tree up just in time and rang in the new year back in Jefferson.... see... action packed year!
With a husband in a doctoral program and away at school all week and three littles under 4 years of age, worries, stress and anxieties creep up. When your 2 year old likes to play with the trash can or lay on the floor at the pediatrician's office during well visits, you come home with new fun germs that aren't so "well". When you are trying to feed a family clean meals with fresh produce, weekly trips to the grocery store and lots of contact with grocery carts are necessary... hence, more germs. When your family is growing and surviving on one income, there is a struggle to balance the cost and safety of the products that enter your home... DIY projects become a necessity. It's no joke, but Young Living Essential oils, supplements, and other products have SAVED us in all of the above situations!
I'd used several different brands of oils, but could immediately smell and feel the difference with Young Living products, as they are the oldest EO company and the only one to offer the Seed to Seal guarantee. My friends know that I'm an open book and if I love or dislike something, I'm going to say. I spend lots of time researching and looking for truth... for solutions... and my standards are ridiculously high. I've learned too much, seen too much, read too much to look back. I know that my family's wellness is crucial and there are so many things that I used to put in and on our bodies that were threatening that. I've seen such a difference and have felt so empowered as I've learned how Young Living Essential Oils could support our family.
My schedule is pretty full, but I have found time to make my own skin care, deodorant, cleaners, hand soap, etc. I've saved money and avoided harsh toxins and chemicals. Underneath my sink used to look like a laboratory waiting to be broken into by one of my smart, baby-proof defying littles... followed by a poison control phone call. Now, it's beautiful... 2 glass bottles, that if they really wanted to drink, they could... and my counters, glass, and floors look better than ever. My skin is glowing, fine lines and dark circles are gone and I BARELY sleep y'all! I smell good... but, in a way that won't make anyone nauseated and a way that won't cause harm by seeping toxins into my largest organ, aka my skin. Wearing a lavender & peppermint blend today and... you are welcome for having clear sinuses and feeling happy and relaxed when you are near me! It has been such a fun journey as we discover more and more ways to use them and love them. My husband keeps his favorites with him, even made his own delicious beard balm. My 4 and 2 year old look forward to their oily bedtime routine and if I even think about forgetting, will remind me that I haven't put their oils on them or that their diffuser isn't running yet. The baby loves to teeth on his favorite smelling rollerball. It has become a part of our lifestyle. I'm amazed at the amazing properties of these God given plants and so thankful that we are able to harness those benefits!
Becoming a member of this amazing Young Living family has literally changed our life! Follow me for ideas and recipes that will help you reach your wellness goals and if you are interested in becoming a member click here to experience natural and non toxic solutions for #AllTheThings with Young Living Essential Oils.