I’ve known Abby since… forever?! We grew up going to the same church and reconnected years later when Eric and I were house hunting! She is married to her high school sweetheart, has three beautiful children and is a great real estate agent! Her love for essential oils is so genuine! She loves them and has convinced me to try a few myself! 😉 She contacted me a few months ago about writing a post regarding oils and it took me about 0.34 seconds to say yes! 😉 I’m letting her have the spotlight today because she knows ten times more about essential oils than I do at this point and has some helpful tips to share! I had been hearing about essential oils for about a year before I decided to find out first hand for myself what these oils were all about. I had some friends who were using thieves oil, for immunity, on the bottom of their kids feet before bed. It sounded kind of strange, but I was interested and decided that I needed to get some of this thieves oil for my family to try out during cold and flu season. After some consideration and research (and never having tried even one of these oils before) I decided to jump in and get the Young Living Premium Starter Kit that has 11 of the most popular oils, diffuser etc. Clare, my enroller, got me hooked up with a bunch of resources, and I suddenly had this huge network of ladies — the Happy Oilers (seriously the best group of encouragers and ladies with so much heart) to share ideas with, ask questions, learn from and experience oils with!When I got the kit I thought I might use a couple of the oils. I even originally gave the lavender oil away thinking I wouldn’t use it. What was I thinking?! Lavender makes everything better, it’s a pretty amazing oil! Long story short, within about a month I was using all 11 oils, plus several more and was so excited about what they were doing for my family and myself. I began to read more and more about how these oils work within our bodies and how they support all of our systems. I was amazed! As many of you probably are as well, I was tired of toxins filling my house and excited to have these oils replace other products. A switch soon happened in my household. I started going to these oils first before my medicine cabinet and the results were pretty astounding. Young Living not only offers essential oils but also all kinds of health, beauty, personal care and cleaning products – all of which are completely 100% pure with none of that bad stuff — yes please! I used to go through so much Advil and since starting my oil journey I can count on one hand home many times I’ve used it! I’ve switched out so many of my traditional products with my oily products, most of which actually work better than what I had used before! These days I’m an oil lover learning and sharing as I go!
What are Essential Oils?
- Essential oil is the “lifeblood” of a plant. The oil protects the plant from disease, provides nutrients and helps to fight off anything it doesn’t want. It keeps the plant (or tree, fruit, bark, root, etc.) healthy and functioning at its best!
- Essential Oils were mankind’s first medicine! Because really, since God created plants in the beginning of time, oils have been used for health and anointing all throughout Scripture. Today, they are still used to promote health in the body (physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.)
- Essential oils are very complex containing hundreds or thousands of different chemical compounds; this is what gives each oil its unique attributes and characteristics. They are quickly absorbed by the body when applied topically.
- The oils work on every system in the body on a cellular level to assist in the elimination of toxins, and the fragrance of the oils works on the limbic system.
Ladies, our skin is our largest organ! Did you know that what we put on our skin is actually absorbed into our blood stream in less than 30 seconds? I honestly had no idea! Seriously, friends… they are impressive little blessings in bottles!We’re giving away one of my favorite oils for you to try it for yourself! The lemon essential oil invigorates the mind and body by supporting the nervous system, it cleans your bodily systems, supports proper nasal function, and supports healthy respiratory function.
We use Lemon Vitality to flavor and enhance water, and it’s a perfect replacement for lemon juice or seasoning to flavor seafood, vegetables, beverages or desserts. But more than just a replacement, it brings even more benefits to your body.
I’d love to chat more! Feel free to e-mail me with any comments or questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
*This giveaway runs until next Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.*
Happy Wednesday! xo