So! I'm jumping on here to tell you that (if you haven't already) you have GOT to just try these oils. You might be tired of reading this stuff. Well, "too bad, so sad" as my mom used to say. I can't stop using them and so I won't stop talking about them until you try them and then you can talk about them with me! Haha. See how I work?
I'm part of this amazing group called the Lemon Droppers- we're all distributors of Young Living Essential Oils. We have an amazing Facebook group that I can add you too also, just so you can read testimonies and ask questions. Anyhow, the essential oils are amazing to help with all sorts of things from stuffy noses, poor sleeping, skin issues, headaches, bug bites, sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy aches, energy and the list goes on and on. The essential oils from Young Living are all therapeutic grade oils you can diffuse, apply topically, and ingest. Basically things that you'd typically run to the medicine cabinet and pop a pill for.
For me it started with my cleaning products. I was sick of spraying chemicals all over my house for my family to inhale, touch, and taste from surface transfer. So I started using Thieves cleaner. Just one bottle that I could dilute and mix in a spray bottle. It cleaned everything, windows, toilets, surfaces, floors and it smelled like Christmas in my house! So I got a little hooked.
My first bottles of oil that I bought were deep relief, panaway, lavender and peppermint. I may to this day still have to pick those as my faves. I NEEDED to try something different for my allergies and my sinuses. I was taking Sudafed, Claritin, and Flonase every.single.day. And I was still busting through all of those and getting repeat sinus infections. I even had a CT-scan done on my head and totally qualify for that surgery where they router rooter out your face to open up your nasal passages. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. Like.ever. Lavender and peppermint were my life savers! I started using local honey and applying lavender on my face and I was hooked! I went off all of the OTC meds and just successfully am heading into my fifth summer with the oils for my allergies. Don’t get me started on lavender mixed in the Neti-pot. Mind.blown. Panaway and deep relief have been my go-to’s for five years for pain. Mainly for me it is my shoulder blades and my neck. I carry ALL of my tension in my neck and shoulders and headaches usually follow. I love the convenience of the deep relief roll on. It’s ah-mazing! And panaway with peppermint on top to drive it all home! Yeah…I almost always have a bottle of deep relief in my purse.
In July of 2013, my good friend Gina posted on Facebook about dropping $150 on a kit of oils. She asked if everyone thought she was crazy. I was one of the first to chime in and say no and that I loved them. It took less than one month for me to finally buy my own kit after year and years of purchasing “loose oils” from my sister who had an account. I was seriously against creating an account and feeling like I needed to buy something every month. Now I realize how silly I was and that it’s not scary at all!
I got my kit and quickly wanted to tackle our sleeping issues. Whether it was a kid crawling in bed with us at night, Barrett having restless nights due to stress. My falling asleep only to wake up later. In came lavender, peace and calming. I applied it to the bottoms of our feet, diffused it in the air before bedtime and swiped a drop under our noses. My kids have had their bedrooms turned upside down with the remodel and are adjusting just fine sleeping on a different floor than us, through the night. Hallelujah! They have come to ask for their oils before bed. It has become routine and we are all more rested because of it. Barrett waited all summer to watch Sons of Anarchy that fall, only to fall asleep before the first episode was over!
I started to believe in the oils. Barrett was more skeptical. He wouldn’t let me put them on him in the beginning. Now he lines up with the kids.
Then came the 10 mile obstacle Tough Mudder race. I seriously had to take the elevator at work for 2 days following the race. I was so S.O.R.E! I literally crawled up the stairs the first morning after and had to lift my own legs into the shower. I quickly researched our Facebook group for “sore muscles” and “bruising.” To come up with a layered technique of panaway, valor, lemongrass and peppermint. It saved me. I had fingermark shaped bruises from teammates all over my legs! Valor cleared them up quickly. The other oils helped dissipate the pain and get me walking normal again. By day 4 post race, I was back working out. If you had asked me on day two, I would have laughed my “it hurts so good laugh” at you.
We don't have a ton of "issues" in our family but here is what we've used, with success, so far:
-Purification: on mosquito bites and zits (why do I still get zits at my age?!)
-Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint: allergies (a must have in our house!!!)
-Panaway or Peppermint: headaches and pain
-Frankincense: acne and warts, and anti-aging!
-Lavender: butt rash, scrapes and cuts, sleeeeeeep
-Thieves: fighting illness, sore throat, germ buster
-Peppermint: tummy aches, poop issues, energy
I'm totally amazed at how versatile these oils are. And they work. I really wanted to try to find more natural, healthier alternatives for my family. I was silently using them for years and just not shouting it from the rooftops like I am now.
So, my biggest recommendation for someone new would be the Everyday Essential Oils kit... it has SO many awesome oils in it that can be used for a multitude of ailments. It is $150, and comes with 10 oils (one being Frankincense which is one of the most expensive oils out there), 2 sample packets of each of the top 5 oils, PLUS a diffuser! The diffuser alone is $95-159! The kit also makes you a "member" which would give you the 24% off any reorders/future purchases you might want to make. Think of it like a Sam’s Club membership...you pay your member fee (which is ordering the kit) and you get the special member pricing. (This does NOT mean you have to be a distributor like me, but if wanted to in the future you can make a great commission, but it is by no means necessary.)