Three years ago I took the plunge. Three years ago I had no idea how deep that plunge would be.
I had actually learned about Young Living over 5 years earlier when I was on a search to learn more about oils of the Bible. At the time $150 for 10 oils was sticker shock, but the seed was planted. Fast forward to three years ago. We lived in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with 4 kids in under 900 square feet of finished space, 2 kids in diapers. I wanted to affect/change the atmosphere in my home. Kids bouncing off walls, diapers stinking up the whole house. I had heard that oils could affect your mood/atmosphere. I wanted calm. I wanted fresh. I wanted peaceful. Finally, after 5 years of wanting them I took the plunge.
The package arrived. I whipped out the diffuser and I put in some Thieves. Nice for a short time. That was some strong smelling stuff! Oh my word, what was that smell coming from a few of those bottles. Oh man what did I do? Here’s the thing I knew no one using them. I had no idea what to do. I diffused for a few days but life took over and my oils set on the shelf only to be pulled out occasionally. I knew they were good I just wasn’t sure how to use them and also had to change the way I viewed them. It is said it takes 21 days to develop/break a habit. I had over 30 years of life without oils.
After a year of limited sporadic use enough was enough I wanted to know how to properly use these oils. I had a new baby and I wanted to take a more natural approach this go around. Fall was approaching and I did not want to face the season unprepared. I also didn’t want my money to go to waste. I contacted my friend who I signed up under and she got me in touch with leaders above us. They became my resource. My go to when I couldn’t figure it out. I also found some great resources to pour over. One focused on pregnant women, babies and children. The other was a general resource. The rest is history. Many classes, conferences, trainings and books later we are swimming deep and can’t imagine life without them.
As the fall/winter season is approaching I am sitting down planning my purchases. I can look back over the past 2 years and see just how much of a difference they have made in our family. Our use has increased and the ways in which we used oils changed. In the last 2 years we have had far less illness in our house and when we have had illness we recover quicker. I can’t point it to any one particular thing except to say we are more conscientious about what we put on our bodies, in our bodies and around our bodies. We are working to clean up our diet eating more fresh foods and less processed. We have replaced household cleaners, personal care products, and nutritional supplements when we can with oil-infused products from Young Living. We not only use the oils for our physical bodies but we are using them to support our emotions when something comes up. It was not an overnight thing; this has been baby steps over a period of time.
I don’t want to mislead you either, we don’t have every Young Living product under the sun all the time. We get what we can, when we can afford to get it. We are slowly making changes. Two years ago I did a small thing and switched my toothpaste and added mouthwash to my daily regimen. What you put in your mouth affects a large part of your body since your digestive system runs through most of your body. I chose Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste & Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash. I also made it a priority to clean up my personal care items particularly my shampoo/conditioner and soaps along with my laundry routine. Our skin is our largest organ. What you put on your skin matters. Before this year I was sporadic with supplements. I took them for a time, then I would miss and just get out of the habit. After a conference where they broke down all the benefits of NingXia Red I decided to give it a try. That was close to a year now and let’s just say it is a sad day when we are out of NingXia Red.
The point of all this? If you are ready to take charge of your wellness don’t wait til you can do it all in one fell swoop. Instead take one step and then the next. Over time it will all add up and you will see change. If I have mentioned anything that you would like more information on, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. If you have been curious about essential oils and Young Living I would love to answer and questions you have. Your wellness and that of your family matters. Don’t wait any longer.
To get started using Young Living Essential Oils follow this link and click on the Join Now button. It’s that simple. When you order be sure to use my YL #1570631 in both the enroller and sponsor fields. If you do choose to start your journey with Young Living on my team send me a message to let me know you signed up. I will then send you some great freebies to help you along your oily journey.
Resa Armstrong, Young Living Independent Distributor #1570631