First, let me tell you about my own personal testimony.
In 2013 I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils by a fellow mama from an online mama’s group. I can’t remember exactly what the Facebook post was about but I think it had to do something about “Keeping the Family Healthy Naturally”. I had been researching natural methods to staying healthy since my daughter, who had just been born at the time, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. If you know what that means…..you know that people with C.F. spend ALOT of time in the hospitals with lung infections one after another and I really did NOT want that for my daughter.
Soooo…..January of 2014, I decided to take the jump and I bought my very first Premium Starter Kit!
BEST decision I have EVER made for me and my family.
I’m totally serious. You see, my daughter has yet to be hospitalized or needed antibiotics for her lungs and she is 2 1/2 years now. YUP. It’s amazing. Now, I am not saying that will never happen. I am not saying that essential oils have cured her (they haven’t), heck, I honestly cannot say that the oils have been helping (even though I KNOW, I just do not have scientific proof). But what I am saying is that she is 2 1/2 years old and has NEVER BEEN hospitalized or needed antibiotics for her lungs. That’s proof in itself and even the doctors are impressed and keep telling me “Keep doing what you’re doing Mama!”. So….I’ve got my list of oils I use and I ain’t gonna stop!
My first “Ah Ha OMG these are freaking aaauuuuhhmazing” oil moment was when I felt myself getting sick. You know the overwhelming, achy, exhaustion, sore throat, “I’m going to wake up sick tomorrow” kind of feeling? Yah, a drop of Thieves applied diluted on the bottoms of my feet before bed and BAM. Woke up feeling brand new! I was in complete SHOCK!
So that’s just a tiny bit of a larger personal testimony for you! They are amazing, fantastic, liquid GOLD that are super powerful. THAT’s what they are!
Okey…Now I’ll get down to the real important stuff.
Did you know that essential oils aren’t just something that makes the room smell good??? Most people have no idea that essential oils can help bring balance back into the body. I certainly didn’t when I started using Young Living oils in 2014. Essential oils have been used to support healing for centuries. People have been using plants as medicine since the beginning of time! Just Google “Essential Oils and the Bible” and you’ll see for yourself how far back these go. It isn’t anything new.
So, what ARE essential oils?
Essential oils are the living fluid (sometimes we call it the “life-blood”) inside the plant that acts as their immune system. These plant fluids are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants. They are necessary for the plant to live and contain vibrational energy that helps to give them therapeutic properties. When these fluids are distilled and extracted using a highly regulated, low-heat, slow-steam process and then used topically, aromatically or internally, they can help bring that vibrational energetic level that is lacking in our bodies back into balance. Essential oils are composed of microscopic molecules that are able to penetrate into the DNA/cellular level of every cell in our body (even crossing the blood-brain barrier) and can help to support our body’s natural healing systems.
Pretty amazing, right?
BUT – be warned! Not all essential oils are created equal. Many of us started out by using health food store essential oils thinking that there wasn’t any difference. Oils found at the health food store are usually aromatic-grade oils meant for smelling, not for topical use and definitely not for internal use. Many store bought oils contain additives or synthetics or may have been distilled in a way that doesn’t guarantee a high quality of therapeutic constituents. That’s why it is so important to know where your oils come from, how they are distilled and how they are processed. You definitely get what you pay for. Truly pure & natural quality essential oils do cost more. Cheaper essential oil products that are legally labeled as “100% Pure” are actually only required to have 5% of the essential oil present in their product. When you consider that it takes 22 pounds of rose petals to make a 5mL bottle of Rose oil, you can start to understand why the real thing costs more.
This is why I personally use Young Living Essential Oils. They have a Seed to Seal guarantee that ensures that from the dirt (no pesticide residue) to the seed (no GMOs) to the harvest time and procedure (sometimes in the daytime, sometimes at night, sometimes by hand/tool/machine) to the distillation process (slow steam, low heat, one distillation, medical grade stainless steel machinery) to the multitude of testing to ensure only the highest quality and purity to the bottling of the product – everything is overseen and quality is ensured. NO other essential oil company owns their own farms or partners with farms that are willing to live up to Young Living’s high standards. Owning farms all over the world gives Young Living the ability to truly know what the product is that they’re selling – and that my friends, is what made me fall in love with these oils. Fact: I got to visit one of their Utah farms in June of 2016. It was an incredible experience to see everything FIRST HAND.