For the longest time I had no interest in anything organic, all natural, non-toxic etc. I had made every excuse as to why I didn’t want to hear about any of it, use any of it or even try. My biggest excuse was money. I said “I’ve got too many kids to eat organically” and “everything natural is too expensive”. Part of that was true but when both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer in the same year it was a wake up call.
We began to research a lot of what we were putting in our bodies and on our bodies. The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, and 80 of those chemicals before breakfast! Most are from four things—soap, makeup, shampoo, and hair care. Now, I knew that replacing all of those things was going to hit us hard financially. So I did more research (I’m good at that!).
I realized there were many products I could make myself using essential oils. Not only would I be replacing the toxins I’d also be supporting our systems with these oils! 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.
I could go on and on about the science behind them but I don’t want to bore you! If you’re interested in all that feel free to reach out and we can chat more!
After realizing that oils would be a great step in the direction of healthy living I had to decide what oils to get! Young Living, Doterra, amazon for any random brand? I ended up going with Young Living for a few reasons.
- They offer the most single oils and oil blends
- I love their company’s values
- SEED TO SEAL
Yea, number 3 is the biggest reason. With other oils there is no guarantee that you’re getting what they say you’re getting. To say 100% pure the FDA only requires that there is 5% of the pure essential oil in the bottle. Young Living not only ensures it is 100% pure it also guarantees that it has grown, cultivated, distilled, tested and sealed all of it’s own oils. This is huge! (more at seedtoseal.com)
So after all of those findings I bit the bullet and ordered my Young Living Premium Starter kit! When I signed up it said “Member” and I remember thinking “I don’t want to be a member what if I hate these?”! Thankfully Young Living doesn’t require ANY monthly purchase, doesn’t require you sell and gives you the best deal when you first sign up! So I went for it!
That little $160 Premium Starter Kit included 11 of the most popular oils, a diffuser and a bunch more samples. More importantly it came with my amazing team The Happy Oilers. This team comes with SO many resources including a facebook community to help you figure this all out. It was the perfect way to start!
So that little kit turned into a bit of an obsession, lots of amazing changes for our family and me, the person who said I’d never sell oils….selling oils. I love them and I can’t help it! 😉