I’ve had quite a few people reach out to me about oils recently who were looking for alternative methods to keeping their families healthy, and I wanted to share a little bit on here about my personal experience using these bottles of liquid gold since I started using Young Living Essential Oils in 2012…

🌱Lavender

I honestly didn’t like it at first. My first thoughts were, “lavender (from my prior experiences) doesn’t smell good, and there’s just something about it that I don’t like…” — until I tried the good stuff, and researched, and found that it did absolutely change my life when I realized how effective it was for my sinuses/Respiratory support, especially during the changing of the seasons.

🌱Peppermint

I was already introduced to peppermint while growing up. When I had an upset stomach, mom gave me the good, pure, peppermint candies from a farm in Indiana that some people in her family used to run. Like lavender, peppermint has an incredible long list of ways it can be used.

🌱Lemon

Citrus oils are cold-pressed from the rind of the fruits, unlike most of the essential oils that are steam-distilled from the plants. Lemon Vitality is one of my favorites to drink in my water, and it helps the body’s alkalinity. I was very impressed when I got my first set of oils at how effective lemon oil was with taking off permanent marker from surfaces.

🌱Frankincense

Growing up, I heard the words “Frankincense and Myrrh” around Christmas time every year, but didn’t actually know what they were. Thankful for essential oil reference books and pubmed.gov for enlightening me with the science behind these two oils… I instantly gravitated to loving Frankincense from the beginning. Something about it really impacted my mind and body.

🌱Copaiba

There are many oils that I wish I had a long time ago. Copaiba is one of them, and it’s one that I think gets pushed off to the side because sometimes we’re not exactly sure about it. This is a tree oil, and it has a very mild aroma. But it’s powerful. I use it with Lavender during the spring on days that I’m needing extra support, and I use it with oils such a Panaway, for amplified muscle support. 💪🏻

🌱Thieves

Every year. Every year I see gobs of people blowing up facebook that they’re sick, or sick again for the fourth time this year.. I haven’t been “sick, sick” in 5 years. Sure, I’ll have short spells of respiratory issues during the changing of the seasons, but I haven’t had the full-blown crud that seems to be going around. I attribute my healthy body to many things, including a clean, healthy diet, Ningxia Red, and Thieves. Because of the Thieves Household Cleaning line, I no longer am absorbing those harsh chemicals from conventional cleaners, too.

🌱DiGize

There have been many times that I’ve put too much food in my belly, and there was another time that I had food poisoning. DiGize has saved the day on all of these occasions. It’s an oil that I don’t like to travel without, especially when going to a different country. This oil is for digestive support, and boy does it work. It may not spell the greatest, but it does work!

🌱Panaway

Where was this oil when I was in high school?? Seriously. Why didn’t anyone tell me about this oil?? I was an athlete, dealing with shin splints, ankle sprains, and muscle soreness. I use this oil today when a bone or muscle is not feeling it’s best by applying a couple drops directly onto the area.

🌱Stress Away

This oil has grown on me over the years. Wasn’t a big fan of it at first, but now I appreciate it greatly, especially when there’s a lot of chaos happening in my life. I love to diffuse this oil, or apply it topically to my neck and shoulders when it feels like I am carrying the weight of the world on my back.

🌱Citrus Fresh

Think citrus oils with a hint of spearmint. Good, fresh, uplifting aroma, that can help elevate feelings to being more positive. Diffusing this one is nice, and I have many parents who tell me that Citrus Fresh is a favorite one for their kids to grab and put in their diffuser. As you can imagine, it can turn water into a pretty tasty drink when you use Citrus Fresh Vitality.

🌱Raven

This oil, like many others, is an oil that I keep on hand at all times. It’s one of those oils that when you need it, it’s good that you have it. Similar to Thieves with its properties, but at the same time, a bit different. Thieves and Raven could make a great pairing when feeling way below the weather. Raven is great to diffuse, and it is also great to apply to the bottoms of the feet.

Oils work WITH the body to help the body repair itself. Your body recognizes oils, and immediately knows what to do with them. Inhaling the aroma of an oil is the quickest way to receive benefit, but depending on the situation you’re addressing, there may be more effective ways to use each oil. Other ways could be using the oils on your skin, or with specific (Vitality) oils, can be used internally as a dietary supplement.

Over the years, I have tried many brands of oils to be sure that I am using and referring the best of the best to my clients. Essential oils are becoming a very popular thing these days, but always consider the source of the oils. Oils are not created equally, and unfortunately there is no true standard set by the government on what can be labeled as “100% Pure”. That’s where your research and experience is important with knowing what you’re using is really that good for you, and worth the money you’re investing. Young Living has proven to me to be nothing short of the best out there, and with all of these other companies jumping on the oil bandwagon, it’s no contest when you think about how Young Living has been around producing 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils since 1994. Experience tops it off.

I love Young Living not just for their oils, but because they offer an entire product line to promote a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just mean eating right, exercising, and sleeping – it means that we’ve cut back on using harsh chemicals to clean, we eat food that actually provides nutrients to the body and in a way the body can assimilate it, and we can’t forget about all of those products that we use every single day – switching over to bath and body care products that when the skin absorbs them, it’s not going to trigger the body to have a ‘dis-ease’.

If you’d like to learn more about these oils, about Young Living, or just want to chat about healthier living, I’d love to connect with you!