Have you ever said something dumb – and then had to back-pedal and change your tune?
I still remember where I was standing – it was in the girls’ bedroom. And I went Live on Periscope to tell about 4,000 people that I thought essential oils were DUMB and I was STOPPING.
You see, I had been using “essential oils” for years. I had had ZERO results. I thought they were ridiculous, so I gave up and walked away. The problem is, I was using any essential oil from Dick, Harry, or Suzie Q, and I expected them all to work the same.
Here’s what I didn’t know – I didn’t know my friend Nikki was watching. I didn’t know she had bought some for me to give to Eli – I didn’t know…I didn’t know what I had done wrong for years.
You see, Eli (5) has allergies to synthetic chemicals. He lived every day in scratchy, broken-out misery. I didn’t know to help him. Nikki did.
After switching to Thieves cleaner, Eli stopped breaking out. After switching to Thieves laundry soap, Eli stopped having break-outs on his legs. After switching to daily use of Lemon+Lavender+Peppermint, Eli could play outside in shorts instead of long-sleeves and pants.
None of my family can deny the drastic difference that Young Living oils/products have made in our lives. I am so thankful – thankful that I got over my big-headed dumb self and admitted I was wrong.
Toxic-free living isn’t bunk – it’s not a trend. It’s necessary for living a healthy life. When nothing else worked for us, Young Living did. When I prayed for an answer, God sent it. And I am grateful.
If you’d like to see Eli’s before and after photos, you can find them here.
I started studying. I’ve learned that xenoestrogens in our “fragrances” that are man made are really bad for us, resulting in overloads of estrogens – and that leads to all sorts of problems: heavy periods, early puberty, PMS, migraines, hormone problems.
I’ve learned that man-made things aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. That God has an amazing way for us to take care of ourselves. And we are thankful.
I don’t want my kids to grow up in a toxic environment. I want to give them the best that I can so they can live their best lives. And I want the same for Barry and me.
I HATE it when people are vague, so I will be pretty frank with you right now…as frank as the FDA will allow me.
How have we seen improvement?
Stacy: I have been able to support my hormones so that my periods are amazingly easy. My emotions are more stable. I know how to deal with stress in a healthy way. I sleep better than I ever have. My skin looks amazing (thanks, Frankincense!). Energy levels? No problem, thanks to Super B!
Barry: I am able to rub his back down with OrthoEase at night to help him sleep better since he has a bad back. He is able to support his stomach issues with Digize and Peppermint Vitality. He keeps himself above the wellness line in the winter with NingXia Red and Super C chewables.
Annie (age 10): Really struggles with sleep…Stress Away and SleepyIze have become her friends. She can use them at night and finally drift off to sleep. She also struggles with really dry skin and has had amazing results with the Genesis Lotion and the Coconut Lime Body Butter.
Andy (age 6): When I use RutaVaLa on him, behind his ears, he can fall sleep literally in minutes. His favorite oil is TummyGize. When his tummy needs it, he can lie down, get it rolled on his tummy, and be right as rain in only a short time. He likes to carry a roller bottle in his pocket – with Highest Potential or Christmas Spirit.
Eli (age 5): He’s the reason we started. All the Young Living products changed things for him. Lemon + Lavender + Peppermint before playing outside. Genesis Lotion on his skin when he has issues. Peace & Calming when he has 5 year old meltdown (we see results in minutes for his mood). He loves the oils – and I love that he does.
Ruthie (age 3): I love that she’s growing up in a toxic-free environment. She knows oils and how to use them safely. Because of her tendency to climb and explore, we use Owie on her regularly. She loves to choose the diffuser blend each night!
It Didn’t Happen Overnight
I’d love to tell you we made an overnight change. But that’s just not true. It’s been small steps each month. We use Essential Rewards to help us – every month I choose what I want. Every month I get a nudge that this is a new thing we do.
Every month they give me back 20% of what we spend. I get so much for free – it’s really the only way to live this oily lifestyle.
Over the course of a little over three years, we’ve changed out harmful things for safer things from Young Living. Small, slow changes stick and keep me from being overwhelmed.
It’s also really helpful to the budget, considering Thieves cleaner only costs me $1/bottle to make. Thieves laundry soap lasts me for months. Oils are diluted and easily stretched. It allows me to spend extra on our supplements.
The kids take MightyVites every day. 1/day for maintenance.
They also take MightyPro, the probiotic for kids that’s price-compareable to what’s recommended at the pediatrician.
Barry takes: Master Formula, NingXia Red and Super C chewables.
I take: Omegagize (fish oil), Multigreens, NingXia Red, Super B (energy), Super Cal Plus (magnesium), and we both take a Young Living enzyme for our digestive health.
What I Won’t Tell You
I won’t tell you it’s easy and I won’t tell you it’s the cheapest thing you’ll ever do. The average household spends $2,200 in medical care each year- and that’s not counting major medical ANYTHING. You probably won’t spend $2,200 with Young Living, but you CAN improve your wellness. For us, the switch made sense.
It makes sense to us to invest in our health and wellness via Young Living and healthy foods.
I realize not everyone is on board with that – or even ready for that. But when you are, I’m your gal. I promise:
- To give you all the resources you need to be successful
- Check in with you regularly and be there for you when you need me
- Get you plugged into our amazing Facebook community
- Invest in your business when/if you’re ready
What do YOU have to do?
- Purchase a Premium Starter Kit and let that be your first Essential Rewards shipment
- Get plugged in to the community
- Use the resources provided
- Use the oils!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ORDER HERE – make sure the number 10093632 is in the Sponsor and Enroller field – check the box to let this kit be your first Essential Rewards (ER) shipment (you can change it before next month when you decide what you want. I change my order each month. I’ll be mailing you info about how ER works.)
ER is really the best way to live an oily lifestyle and get tons of freebies at no extra charge. You order $50 or up each month in products you need.
If you want to know what other items I recommend as you get started living oily, I will put some options below for you – but know that I am sending you a welcome packet and you can literally get started with that and what comes in your kit. These are all just extras.
- Roller bottles https://amzn.to/2GitipP
- Glass Spray bottles (2pk) https://amzn.to/2X7Alat
- Carrier oil https://amzn.to/2X2qOBu
- Extra diffuser https://amzn.to/2KzOoEo
- Gelatin capsules https://amzn.to/2UbvDXC
- Epsom Salts https://amzn.to/2X82DBI
- Storage Shelf https://amzn.to/2Dn3MhF
ORDER HERE – make sure the number 10093632 is in the Sponsor and Enroller field – check the box to let this kit be your first Essential Rewards (ER) shipment!!
You’ll hear from me ASAP so I can get you plugged in and start loving on you immediately!