What was I doing wrong? At our house, we all eat nutritious meals – veggies, fruits, protein, not too much sugar – we all know the drill. We take fish oil, a daily probiotic, and a multi-vitamin. We get exercise and as much outdoor time as we can squeeze into our schedule. Doing pretty well, right???? Yeah. That’s what I thought. But then I had to wonder every fall and winter, why was somebody always “coming down with something” or “on the verge of something” or just downright sick? At one point the nurse in our pediatrician’s office actually offered to set up a cot for us. She was kidding, of course, but seriously?????
I had been hearing a lot about this whole “essential oils” situation. But what, exactly, was the “essential oils” situation? Snake oils, I figured. Then I started doing what I do. I looked into it. I googled. I researched. There are so many great resources out there now to make your research easy! Just as I did – I encourage you to search for yourself for scientific studies and personal testimonials to help you along as your research and consider the myriad roles that essential oils can play in lifting you up to a place of vibrant wellness and optimal health!
Then I started asking people. Tentatively, of course. I didn’t want to sound like some hippy chick asking about cray cray essential oils. I felt like I might as well be asking if I should rattle some weird bones over my kids’ throats to keep them from getting strep. But you know what? The people I asked were, like, “Oh, yeah. Our family uses ’em.” Seriously? How had I missed my memo? Maybe it scrolled by my Facebook feed unnoticed?
I confess. I’m a “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” kinda girl. There was just too much smoke for there not to be a raging inferno somewhere nearby. I decided to dive into this pot of presumed hocus pocus. After a lot of investigation and research, I settled on Young Living Oils based on their one of a kind reassuring Seed to Seal quality guarantee. But I was a complete skeptic.
I figured I could spend hours and hours researching what essential oils I wanted to try, how to use them, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them in addition to supporting our immune systems, or… I could take advantage of the fact that Young Living did all of the hard work for me!!! Young Living already spent the time and figured all this out; they put it together into one pretty package. Young Living has put together a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) that includes bottles of each of the ten of the therapeutic essential oils most commonly used on a daily basis – plus one bonus bottle. The PSK also includes a diffuser (holy cow!), samples of other Young Living products including the amazing Ningxia Red, and testers of several oils to share with friends. My sponsor also included a ton of freebies to help me learn how to use my new essential oils: a Desk Reference for Essential Oils, additional sheets with quick to reference information, a set of stickers to label the tops of my bottles and keep them organized, and an invitation to join closed groups on Facebook which was a treasure trove of information from long time oilers and novices alike. All of this was over a $300 retail value – and I got it for $150! This was a fabulous deal for my experiment!!! If I was going to try this “snake oil” out, I needed a good sampling of what people were commonly using; reference and training materials; and a great deal. Young Living did all of the work for me and put all of this together in the Premium Starter Kit!
When my kit arrived – I immediately wanted to check out my diffuser and each one of the essential oils. This was not just any old diffuser, it was an ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers use water to create a fine mist with your oils that can run for up to 4 hours! Then I started to use the essential oils. One of us, as usual, was on the verge of getting sick and needed immune support pronto! I used my resource guide and the collective resources on the Facebook pages, came up with a protocol from my Everyday Oils Kit. The oils effectively aided our natural and powerful immune systems in doing its job; keeping us vibrantly healthy and well. It was amazing. Mind you – I was super skeptical and figured this snake oil wouldn’t work. But…I had a ton of successes the first two weeks and was crazy for my diffuser (you don’t want to know how many more I bought that first month…). And every time I continued to be shocked at the power of the oils to aid our bodies in doing what they are beautifully and naturally designed to do: keep us healthy and well. They continue to amaze.
Then came what everyone in my family considered to be the ultimate test: my mother. My mother is 83 years old with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. If you’ve cared for anyone with dementia – you know that brushing their teeth (and especially their tongue) is about as easy as herding cats into a bath tub of running water. So, after prolonged periods of time without adequate tongue brushing…one’s tongue can get super yucky. My mom’s tongue was 1/2 black. Super yucky. The dentist was dismissive and said it couldn’t be helped. Really? Did I mention super yucky? I suggested to my father that he brush her tongue once a day with one drop of Thieves essential oil blend to support and maximize mom’s oral health . If my snake oil could get rid of my mother’s black tongue – my father (an opera lover) agreed to henceforth respectfully refer to me as Dr. Dulcamara (the purveyor of “elixirs” in Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love). Within three days, I was fondly referred to as Dr. Dulcamara! Yes, my friends, within three days, my mother’s black tongue was as pink as yours and mine! This stuff just worked. I began to get excited for my next order! What else could I do with the essential oils contained within these magical, beautifully colored little vials?????
Since then, I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK! Not for one moment. Ever. I have been introduced to an entire new world of health and healing. I can’t believe that EVERYONE doesn’t know about and use these oils that have been used for 1,000’s of years to maintain their health. I want to spread the word!!! Are you ready to move your family’s health forward and see what these oils can do for you? Click here if you want to SpOIL Your Family right now!