The Purest Essential Oils
I want to share a little about my journey and how I stumbled upon this amazing lifestyle. If you know my story with getting started, I actually got my Premium Starter Kit purely because my sister told me I would love using essential oils. She said there is so much to learn about the products that we had been using in our home and that there was a better way. Being a younger sister, of course I listened! Thank goodness I did because it has changed my families life!
To be honest with you all, I was NEVER on a search for something natural, I never had a specific “issue” that I was hoping to use essential oils to support, I simply landed in this lifestyle without knowing WHY, but one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't get started sooner with Young Living.
I am a health and physical education teacher, wellness has always been a philosophy of mine. I exercise, eat healthy, and I thought I was taking care of myself. Little did I know, there is sooo much more to self-care, wellness, and staying above the wellness line. It wasn't until I actually bought the starter kit that I had a revelation and I realized that I really did need essential oils in my life for so many reasons.
See I have been living with some skin problems since I was a teenager and yes, I am the adult that occasionally will get adult acne or fun pimples during that time of the month. Over the last two and half years, I have never felt better about my skin. For about 15 years or so, I couldn't find anything that felt GOOD on my face. It was a battle for years, to find something that worked, and I was unsuccessful until Young Living.
I was constantly struggling with everything relating to my skin and most might not know this but it was really tough. I searched for cleansers that were strong enough to support my skin but at the same time didn't cause any irritations. I would try various cleansers, face wash, exfoliation, treatment creams, you name it, I probably tried it. It was a never ending cycle that was not working and not affordable. I went though trial and error, face wash after face wash. I used some for years because I thought they were "working" yet even though I experienced burning and redness immediately after washing my face, and just because it would control the breakouts I was sacrificing my health. I remember, worry about how to get the redness to cool down and the the burning to stop. Then, the lotions because of how dry my skin would feel. Basically all of this just caused extra stress that isn't needed in life and probably wasn't helping my skin either!
What is really scary, is that eventually around 18 or so I found a face was that I thought “worked” but it was bleaching my towels. You guys, BLEACHING my towels…. Is that a red flag or what?! Why did I not see? Why didn’t I think about this? Why didn't I know better? If it was dying my towels, what was it possibly doing to my skin, cells, and health? Once I got started on this lifestyle it clicked! Of course, I felt that way after washing my face, I was literally applying dangerous chemicals and toxins onto my face for years. Here is the worst part about all of this, I always thought the really expensive brands was what I needed. Boy was in freaking wrong! What an uneducated, naive, adolescent, it's crazy what I just didn't know, and thought expensive meant better! Most times, I dreaded washing my face because I didn't know how long the burning would last. Since I got Young Living Essential Oils, boy, has my life changed! Before I started with essential oils I would have never found relief for my skin. Before essential oils, I would have never started to learn about products that I use in my home. Truly, Young Living has changed my life and I am so thankful to be living a person always striving to be better than the person I was yesterday.
In 2016, I grabbed a Premium Starter Kit from my sister. I KNEW nothing!! No reason to get essential oils...so I thought but of course my skin became my goal. I didn't overthink the decision to get essential oils, my new mantra. Young Living Essential Oils put together a perfect starter kit that made it so easy to start supporting my lifestyle. I started using them for random life things like staying above the wellness line at school, maintaining a happy tummy, drinking yummy water, oh the sleep, and boom - my skin!
By the Fall of 2016, I was taking control of my health. I started using our awesome group, Modern Essentials (Which by the way, you are a part of when you get started with me, just ask me and we will add you to the group. There's always room at our table for you.) to learn more, and I was pointed in the direction to learn about my home. What I found, was that for 26 years of my life, I was exposing myself to really bad things and I was putting really harmful things on my skin and in the air we breath. Things that really damage who I am, even at a cellular level, these things cause disruptions to my body and even to my future. I realized that I had toxin in my home and that was why my skin hated me for using those products. I learned that all the information is out there for you, if we just look for it. So I started to open my eyes, question the ingredients in my products, I looked them up, and did research on what they could do to my body.
What surprised me the most was that companies label the bottles in all the right ways for us to think that they are natural and to make us think we are doing the right things for our health. Then, I learned about a word called GREEN WASHING! This makes me so angry, because we are now a generation that cares about our health, companies label even harmful product to look healthy when really they are still full of the damaging toxins.
Once I knew that most of the things in my home were made of harmful chemicals, I couldn’t continue down the same path anymore. And when I say, most of my things, I am talking about ALL of my PERSONAL CARE products and my CLEANING products. These are all things that I put on my skin, the largest organ of our body, the organ that absorbs anything and everything that is put on it, and for years I was exposing myself to toxins. WOW, my mind was blown you guys.
From that point on, so about Fall 2016, I started to ditch the toxins because NOW I KNOW, and NOW I WILL DO BETTER FOR MY HEALTH AND FOR MY FAMILY. The transition didn't happen over night and everyone's story will be different but here is what I ditched immediately:
My 15 bottles of body spray- I was a body spray junkie growing up and it continued through my twenties. I loved to smell good and have a collection of body spray or perfume. The use of these had to stop because of FRAGRANCE, one of the WORST ingredients that gets put in all the products, its listed on labels to hide so many harmful things. Please research fragrance, because it changed my life once I did. I replaced my body sprays with my emotional balancing and high frequency essential oils that support my mood, wellness, and smell amazing at the same time. When we support our frequencies, we support our wellness! Why not support my body at the same time.
Next, I tossed the 15 - 20 different household cleaners that were stored under my sinks in the bathroom and the kitchen. Ya know, the ones that smell so bad, hard to breath when your using them, and if someone, like my cute pups, were to lick it up or touch it, we would need to call poison control or after continued use would be harmful to their health and mine. I replaced them with ONE SINGLE bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner. My kitchen cleaning cabinet has never had so much space and storage for other things.
Of course, I took control over my personal care. With my experience with face wash, this was the first thing I learned how to make with my essential oils. I also bought some new soaps and personal care products directly from Young Living. It was my mission to take care of my skin the whole first year of getting started. I actually created a skin care routine that I never truly had before. I started using Orange Blossom Face Wash, my first bottle has lasted me over a year, with all the products, a little goes a LONG way and we teach you how to get the most out of the products. The Young Living personal care products are gentle, cleansing, and support healthy skin while controlling the things I need support with, was finally a win!
I found DIY makeup remover wipes, soaps, toners, and serums, Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils all actually worked and finally my skin FELT GOOD, refreshing after washing, and noticed healthy changes too. For the first time in my life I found products that actually started supporting my skin instead of damage.
Honestly, with the knowledge of chemicals and the success with my skin it helped me began my wellness journey. It became my mission to educate those that were just like me, back before I got my starter kit and just didn't know, buying things just because. Over the last two years of being with Young Living, I am fully living the Young Living Lifestyle. I have found that I love the products because they a natural, supportive, and my family is worth it.
Young Living makes it very easy to live a natural lifestyle. I enrolled into a program called Essential Rewards, and I order a customized wellness box every month. Once you become a member you have a few options with getting more products into your home, you can place a quick order or you can join essential rewards which is really the best. I highly recommend essential rewards because there are so many perks. You earn a percentage off every order back in Reward Points, up to 25% back in points that you can save and use to order more FREE product. My favorite store only gives me 5% back, so ordering all my household products from supplements, cleaners, personal care, animal care, Savvy Mineral Makeup, essential oils and baby care products just makes sense to get from Young Living, plus it gets delivered right to my doorstep AND I get all the FREE gifts from essential rewards too.
I am in love with the Young Living company and its more than just essential oils! They helped me ditch the chemicals and truly change my life for the better. I can just this company because of Seed to Seal, we are the ONLY company to OWN their OWN farms, have standards and full control over planting and cultivation, OWN their OWN distilleries, test the essential oils and product with highest standards, and we do not use the products if they do not meet our standards.
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. Since there are no regulations on essential oils, it is important to know we are not getting anything from a 3rd party. 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 the world and all people, I am truly grateful to be on this journey with them. I am forever grateful to have found safe, natural, and supportive products that fill my house that will support my wellness, my husband's, and my puppies too. Please remember there is ALWAYS a seat at my table, I am here to HELP you on this wellness journey, I have been in your shoes! When you get started with with me, I will take your hand and show you the resources available to you to take control of your home!
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