Monday, January 11, 2016

Essential Oils Changed My Life

Six years ago while working as a dental assistant, a patient and I got to talking about natural healing and she proceeded to tell me about a company she was a part of called "Young Living" and how they distributed essential oils that helped her with her healing journey. I didn't know much about essential oils at the time and was curious to learn about them, so on her next visit she gifted me the "Essential 7" essential oil kit which contained (7) 5 ml. bottles of various single oils ans blended oils as well as a how to use them guide. She mentioned that as a massage therapist, I could use these oils on my clients to help them, I could just use the oils on myself, as well as cook with the them and I could distribute them to people interested in purchasing if I decided to join the company. Now very much interested but still apprehensive I took the kit home all excited to use the oils only for the kit to sit in my room on my dresser for a few weeks... Untouched! (lol) Then one night after a long and tiring day of work, I wasn't feeling to well, I was experiencing some cold symptoms and I didn't have anything to take. Then I remembered the essential oils kit in the room. So I searched around... found it... read the descriptions of which oils are good for which ailments.... Lemon and Peppermint essential oils were the two that helped cold and flu symptoms. Being that this was the first time I ever handled essential oils especially ones that claimed to be therapeutic grade I was hesitant on applying it to my skin so I took the easy route of inhalation. This is what I did... and keep in mind that there is no exaggeration in detail of what I'm about to tell you.
I opened the bottle of lemon and took a deep inhale... then I opened the peppermint and inhaled... that's it. I would say within 10 minutes I let out a few hard sneezes, then my nose started to run, my throat started to feel crackly, and my chest congestion started to break up... I thought I was getting worse. What was happening was I was recovering, the inhalation of the two oils were releasing the toxins from my body and upon waking up the next morning... lets just say I totally forgot I was feeling under the weather the night before. All symptoms were completely gone and I felt revived after a good nights sleep. And lets just say that from that point I was a believer in essential oils and have been ever since.
This is my testimony to the masses, of how simple and effective these oils are in restoring harmony within our bodies.

Making Changes In Your Home.
You don't have to break the bank buying every essential oil known to man. "Keep it Simple" and "Keep it Smart". Buy what you know you need and what you will use. Therapeutic grade essential oils are not cheap so buying a kit full of oils is always economically a good start.
* When purchasing essential oils think of how you plan to use them and this will help you in buying quantity. Are you using a few drops therapeutically here and there? Will you be adding it to food? Will you be making products with it, like cleaners, tinctures, body oils or butters...?
* Then be aware of the size of the bottle; whether it be 5ml, 10ml. or 15ml. Therapeutic Grade essential oils are all about quality and most oils have a great shelf life when stored properly. But if you have a oil you are not going to use often then don't buy a 15ml size; maybe a 5ml would be better. Size also depends on manufacturer availability.
* Knowing how to administer an oil is also important.  Some oils can be applied directly to the skin without blending or diluting it - this is called "NEAT". Essential oils that are great NEAT are Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Geranium, & Marjoram... Other oils that are potent may cause irritation to the skin and it is recommended that you use a base vegetable oil along with it. Examples of this is Clove, Oregano &Wintergreen... So keep this in mind when buying and using oils if you have sensitive skin.
* Lastly, I like to mention that if your planning to incorporate essential oils into your healing routine I I highly advise everyone to educate yourself; read up on the proper way to use each individual oil. Speak with a professional trained in using these healing oils if you have any concerns. So many people misuse natural products and give it a bad name, when the blame should be on the handler of the oil. So be responsible and be restored the right way.

Now Lets Go Shop:
Here's a few oils that are great to start out with and their benefits:
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavandula angustifolia oil - has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. This dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home because it is highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.
Lemon Essential Oil: Citrus limon peel oil - Lemon may be used to enhance the flavor of foods in addition to using it therapeutically for viral infections. It's also great for uplifting your mood.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Mentha piperita leaf oil - One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus globulus oil Applied topically, it is often used to support the respiratory system* and to soothe muscles after exercise.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil - Helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed for fungal bacteria.

For those who are interested in investing in a kit of essential oils from young living. The best starter kit would be the "Everyday Oils Kit" which includes (10) 5ml bottles of single oils and blends. Be prepared to be amazed.
  • • Lavender essential oil, 5 ml
  • • Lemon essential oil, 5 ml
  • • Peppermint essential oil, 5 ml
  • • Frankincense essential oil, 5 ml
  • • Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil, 5 ml
  • • Joy™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • • Thieves® essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • • PanAway® essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • • Purification® essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • • Stress Away™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitments, 6 pk.

I hope this blog has been helpful in answering any questions you may have had about essential oils. If you would like further information about any young living essential oil product, please feel free to contact me at: or 757-499-4820.

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