So let’s start at the beginning shall we. I’ve dabbled in the consumption of essential oils for a few years now. We’re mostly talking what ever I find at TJ Maxx for less than 7.99 and pining a whole bunch of when I’m rich I’m going to buy all of these. I literally remember spending the better part of a Saturday researching Frankinscene and deciding that it could cure everything under the sun and that I desperately needed it if only it didn’t cost 115.00. Yup. Real life. Try not to shiz your pants. (The good news is that I have a bottle in my medicine cabinet right meow that cost me a fraction of that and it does cure blemishes have yet to try on SARS or Cancer but I wouldn’t put it past it).
Two years ago I discovered DoTerra’s On Guard beads I seriously did not get sick a single time that year. It was magic (note to self buy some more). That was the first taste of how God Damned magical that high quality essential oils are. Then a little over a year ago I started seriously but SLOWLY, I’m just one woman with a pretty shitty salary, collecting essential oils ergo falling head over heals in love stalker status with Young Living oils.
For all of you on the fence about which brand to buy. I personally really love Young Living and believe in their products 10000%. But DoTerra seems real legit too, I’ve used some of their products with no complaints. Here’s the biggest deal please do not use cheap bought in stores essential oils. The main reason is that when oils are ingested or applied to the skin they absorb into your body and effect you on a cellular level in lightening speed (they are fat soluble so for me maybe faster than you 🙂 ) . Yes I know that we’re all constantly subjecting ourselves to chemicals through our skin all of the time, I’m guilty of using some shitty hand lotion upon occasion. But in doing so with “Now” essential oils or other store brands is completely counterproductive to using essential oils. Who knows what you are really getting in them or if they are even doing any good. Young Living has a whole seed to seal mambo jambo that is their slogan but honestly it is a legit process that assures you that you are getting what you pay for and that you can trust that you are buying pure essential plant oils.
So what are essential oils? Medicine and smell goods from plants (that’s my short answer).
The long answer you ask? Well, officially the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally to improve your mood, make your home (any area) smell amazing, boost your immune system, cook with, clean with, relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. Really there are a jillion ways that you can use them.
It’s so overwhelming where do I start? This was literally me a year ago. I say start with what you know that you really want and will really use.
Maybe there’s something specific that you’re looking for a solution for. I’d pinterest it (or for you sad sad people without pinterest you can google I guess), see what the recommendations are and then figure out what you’re willing to spend.
My first three purchases were Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) for blemishes plus I love the smell, Purification because puppy Lucy would not stop peeing all over my house and I was DESPERATE for some kind of scent savior and Thieves oil because the internet and everyone I know kept saying ohhh you’re sick take some Thieves.
My reviews: every single one of them did what they were intended for and then some. I’ve since gone through multiple bottles or each because I’m addicted.
Just tonight I was cleaning Ev’s room and noticed a profound funk coming from God knows where. The first step, diffuse some Purification and then empty all of her “potions” and “craft projects” into the nearest dumpster. Check. My house smells amazing on a daily basis even despite two dogs, a child and a man.
And Thieves. Well where to start. This has literally saved me from getting sick so many times. I’m trying to be better about using it more preventatively and cleaning with it but I’m not there yet. Instead it is my go to for all of those lovely ohhh shit I don’t feel good this isn’t going to be good. It doesn’t cure you but it honestly has honestly stopped so many illnesses in their track for me which is no small feet considering that I work in a doctors office, have a seven year old and am a full time student aka am in constant close contact with contagious hacking people all of the time.
Honestly the whole starter kit. Because I’ve had it for one month and have religiously used almost every single bottle in it plus it’s a SUPER amazing deal.
But realistically for those of you not trying to drop a buck fifty on some woo woo hippy shit (I hear you, that was once me too. Now I’m like well we’re just going to have to make it happen because I can’t live with out them) I would buy the following first.
-Stress Away: it smells AMAZING. Apparently it’s made of Copiabia (whatever that is), vanilla, lime and some other things. I think that it smells like heaven. I sprayed it all over my tent that I made for my school project and had no less than five people ask me why it smelled so good. Surprisingly I don’t use it for the smell but because it helps relieve anxiety and day to day stress. Before I go into a meeting, give a presentation or when I just feel like I’m about to lose it I apply it to my wrists and the back of my neck and inhale. It seriously takes the edge off and if it’s placebo effect than it fooled me and I smell like rainbows.
-Joy: another essential oil blend. This smells a little peppery but still good. It really does lift my mood. I love diffusing this and applying it before I am doing something that I want to enjoy but am having a hard time being present for (i.e. anything with my family or a day at work). I honestly feel it working.
-R.C.: not only is it my initials but it’s also worked all kinds of voodoo magic on my lungs in the past few weeks. I had a thing that tried to turn into an upper respiratory infection that didn’t (I really think because of this oil) and now is doing a dance with a serious bout of seasonal allergies. The main ingredient in this one is eucalyptus. It smells so pure and clean. I love diffusing it at bed time and inhaling it from the bottle in between. It gives me a physical response. J and I both get a really productive cough just when we need it with this oil. If you have any kind of respiratory issues this is the one.
–Thieves because you need this like you need advil or bandaids.
-Purification because no funk is too powerful. I recommend it for everything including stinky shoes, laundry, diffusing, animal anything, post gumbo shrimp stench. Seriously everything.
All things citrus and lavender, even though as it turns out I’ve got a lavender allergy and should not diffuse this any where near myself. Lesson learned. But I’m sure for the rest of you that the heavenly scent will be magical.
In conclusion. If you have the money to try these they will not disappoint. If you’re fed up with over the counter pharmaceuticals, beauty products and air fresheners that are actually just toxins there’s a better way. If there are some things in you or your family’s personal well being that needs improved and you’re looking for alternative methods please look into how essential oils can help you.
I’m happy to help you navigate this wild world- there’s a million kinds of oils and products which is awesome but overwhelming at first. I honestly will never stop using these even if we lived in a cardboard box (well a box next to an outlet because I must diffuse myself to sleep every night now) and no I’m not a princess just awakened.
If you’re interested in buying any of these please consider getting them through me. It’s a very straight forward process I’ll put the link and instructions below. If you’re still in the I’m thinking about it stage that’s cool let me know if you have any questions, I’m resourceful.
Without being the most obnoxious person in the world there will be more to come on my oils journey because I truly believe in them.
For those so inclined (I know some of you have been looking for a dealer… jeeze I’m out of girl scout cookies okay):
- Go to the Young Living Order page (you have to set up a profile to order just like any other site). If that link doesn’t work then copy and paste this: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start
- Enter my number for both Sponser ID AND Enroller ID: 3632507
[that part is confusing enter my # 3632507 for both spaces, click next]
- You’ve now created your profile that you can log back into at your leisure.
- Scroll to the top of the page and hover over products. Go exploring.
Note that the oils are sold in 5 ml or 15 ml. Make sure that you check before ordering so you’re not surprised.
It’s really pretty straight forward. If you’re confused or scared (that’s fair) feel free to text, call, email otherwise message me. My classy email founded in the 7th grade: firstname.lastname@example.org .
DISCLAIMER: The information on my personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.