A Better Path to Health & Wellness.
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I want to share a little about my journey and how I stumbled upon this amazing lifestyle. Many of you know the story of how I got started using essential oils. For those who do not, long story short my sister got me into them. She insisted that the best way to go was a premium starter kit and that I would learn everything else on the fly. The most important thing was that I quickly eliminated harmful chemicals from my home by using oils instead! Now I find that this is my primary message to anyone interested. If you want to improve your health, improve your lifestyle. If you want to improve your lifestyle, improve what you choose to include in it!
To be honest with you all, I previously was not in search of something "natural" for in my home. I just simply wanted to know what worked and what did not, regardless of potential health implications. I, like many, thought that the natural stuff did not work as well as the commercial stuff. I thought of the natural cleaners at the store compared with industrial cleaner and figured I knew which one was healthy and which one worked. Little did I know, these are not mutually exclusive product traits. Sure, the commercial products might work, but at what cost? I honestly never knew until I started looking up some of my common household items! Honestly, I was left enraged and in a panic the first time I did this level of research (if I only knew about Lavender back then).
As a health and physical education teacher, I knew that I had to find a better way to improve the lifestyle of our family. Health and wellness have always been a priority of mine. I exercise, eat healthy, and I thought I was taking care of myself. Little did I know, there is a little more to wellness for those willing to explore. By removing these chemical health risks from our home, I was hoping to do just that. This is when I got the premium starter kit.
So back to the concept of finding products that are both effective and health-conscious. This is where I found the essential oil starter kit to come in handy. In the beginning, I had no idea what to do with these brown little bottles. You have to understand that at the time my frustration was at an all time high because I still never found a solution to my lifelong quest of clear skin. For nearly 15 years, I could not find anything that felt GOOD on my face and was effective at the same time.
During that time I had searched for cleansers that were strong enough to encourage healthy skin all while not causing irritation. I would try various cleansers, face wash, exfoliates, and prescription treatment creams. You name it and I probably tried it. It was a never ending cycle that was not working and not sustainable or economical. I went though trial and error, face wash after face wash. I used some products for years because I thought they were "working" just because they were powerful enough to bleach my towels! These seemed effective because they created a burning sensation along with accompanying redness (which I later learned is a sign of irritation, NOT EFFICACY). After I got the redness and burning to calm down I would apply lotion because of how dry my skin would feel. I am guessing you may think this sounds like a never ending cycle of high stress. Stress is important to consider as studies have shown that high stress is also related to increased acne prevalence. Great, the cycle continues...
Or does it?
NOT ANYMORE! Why? Well, this might sound a little cliché, but I started using essential oils! Before I started with essential oils I would have never found relief for my skin. Before oils I did not research the products I was bringing into my home beyond simply checking the product reviews from other customers. Now I can be confident that these oil bottles contain known ingredients without hiding any chemicals or using deceptive labeling. Young Living assures this through their Seed to Seal promise. Skeptical? Check it out for yourself!
It was 2016 when I was first introduced to oils through a premium starter kit. At the time, I knew absolutely nothing about oils. Remember, all I saw when I opened that first kit was little brown bottles. There were several resources I used to learn about how to use essential oils, and it was actually much easier and a lot more fun than I ever imagined! I still teach many of my workshops by relying heavily on my desk reference and pocket reference guides. I love these guides and still use them almost every day!
By the Fall of 2016, I was taking control of my health. I started advancing my knowledge via resources from our community group "Modern Essentials" (you will have access to this community if you order with me... just send me a message and ask about "Modern Essentials"). In 2018, I created this website and began sharing the experience. The feedback that this site has generated has been more than I could have imagined! Visitors to the site are growing by the day and I love all the questions and responses I am getting from sharing these articles. If you have a question about oils, then ask me! If you are hesitant but have always wanted to get started with essential oils, you can share this with me also!
Truth be told, one of the first things I did after I got my kit was I disposed of nearly two dozen different bottles that had been stored under sinks and in cabinets for years. I literally replaced a bunch of bottles of various cleaners with a single bottle, Thieves Household Cleaner. My kitchen cleaning cabinet has never has never seen so much space.
Keeping in mind my dramatic face wash story, my personal care products also had to be replaced. One of the first products I purchased after my starter kit was the Orange Blossom Face Wash. That bottle lasted me over a year! Effective and economical. Young Living personal care products are gentle, cleansing, and encourages healthy-looking skin through various properties of the oils being used. For the first time in my life I found products that actually started supporting my skin instead of damage.
Young Living makes it very easy to live a natural lifestyle. I enrolled into a program called Essential Rewards. It allows you to order a customized wellness box every month. Once you become a member you have a few options with getting more products: a) quick order where you just order oils when you want OR b) take full advantage of Essential Rewards. I highly recommend Essential Rewards because of the added perks such as:
I have come to truly value Young Living as a company. They helped me eliminate harmful chemicals from my home and allowed me to change my life for the better. With their unique Seed to Seal promise, you can be assured that you are receiving a quality product. They are the only company to have their own farms. They maintain very high standards and have full control over planting and cultivation. They also own their own distilleries which is very unique to the industry. They perform two layers of testing: Independent testing by Y.L directly AND third-party testing.
I have experienced walking on the farms and in the distilleries, it’s truly amazing to know the source of our products and that they are not altered in any way. It is also valuable to know that any product not produced by Y.L directly is held to strict Partnership Principles and Sourcing Standards. We get exactly what we pay for from Young Living, 100% pure essential oils or infused products that are plant based.
Young Living is a company that truly cares about sustainability and is readily seen as an industry leader. I am truly grateful to be on this journey with them. I am happy to have discovered safe, natural, and supportive products for our home.
Please remember there is ALWAYS a seat at my table. I am here to HELP you on this wellness journey. I am still learning everyday and am happy to share along the way! When you get started with with me, I will assist you with everything you need to change your path to wellness via Young Living essential oils.
As always, if you are new to essential oils and do not have any of your own, consider a premium starter kit from Young Living. This is widely regarded as the simplest way to get started with essential oils. When signing up for your first kit, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our leaders. This is an important step as they will provide you with ongoing support for the lifetime of your Young Living journey at no added cost to you! You can do this simply by visiting the our team page and selecting the individual you would like as your direct upline.
Further, by signing up as a member you will also receive tons of additional promotions such as saving 24% off retail pricing on future purchases of Young Living products.
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