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Proactive Wellness with all natural products


November 9, 2017

The next time you drive by a field of fresh peppermint or hike through a pine forest, breathe deeply—you’re experiencing the soul-soothing power of essential oils. But essential oils are more than nice scents; these powerful plant extracts are your path to the lifelong wellness we are committed to helping you discover.

At the intersection of cutting-edge research and traditional wisdom, Young Living formulates targeted, essential oil-based wellness solutions that empower you to dodge harmful chemicals, energize your life, ditch stress and negativity, and reclaim your natural radiance.

Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you hold nature’s pure essence.

GREAT – But… 

So why am I here? Why am I telling you about Young Living oils? 

There is SO MUCH to talk about with ditching chemicals and switching to all natural products. But for me, it started with one – THIEVES ESSENTIAL OIL – it’s the #1 reason I got started in using oils. I was a HUGE SKEPTIC. HUUUUGELY cautious about ANY “sales-y” things that people were pushing on the internet. I didn’t want anything to do with it at all. Finally I heard about Thieves from a friend – who was NOT trying to sell me on anything at all – just sharing her story.

Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. The legend says that these 15th-century French thieves would cover themselves in this oil to rob from victims of the Bubonic Plague. AND THEY DIDN’T CATCH IT. Say WHAAAT!? When I first heard of this, I thought, “if it protected them from the PLAGUE, then maybe it will support our immune system enough for the stomach bug”.

So I got the kit. I tried the Thieves on my kids for the month of September. I got letters from the nurse that the flu was going around. I applied more thieves on my kids. I got letters from the nurse about the stomach flu going around. I diffused the thieves in my home. I got more letters about the hand foot and mouth disease in school – I made a soap using thieves and urged my kids to wash their hands the second they got home.

THEY DIDN’T GET ANY OF THESE THINGS and I was forever hooked on ALL THINGS ESSENTIAL OILS forever and ever and ever. This was in 2014 and I haven’t looked back since. 

I use oils to support our immune systems.

I use oils to treat wounds, scarring, infections and skin issues.

I use oils to disinfect my house.

I use oils to help my son manage sensory processing disorder.

I use oils for sore muscles, localized pain and general aches.

I use oils to help support my hormones.

I use oils to knock out colds, headaches, nausea, and reduce fevers.

I use oils to get a great, solid nights sleep.

I use all natural products such as soap, detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, skin cream and energy drinks all made from essential oils.

Although I haven’t tried many of the products yet, Young Living now has a line of make-up and skin care, all natural immunity boosting food products, and replacements for everyday household products.

We haven’t rid our home of ALL of the toxic products yet and we do still take prescription medications when necessary. But the difference in our overall exposure to toxicity and the improvement to our general health has been immensely, incredibly improved.

With the help of an amazing team to educate me, it’s taken me a while to learn what to do with what oil and I am still learning more every day. I’m committed to helping others do the same. The worst thing that can happen is that when someone gets a kit, they don’t know what to do with it, they get sick and they say “it didn’t work”.

The team you are on matters, and the education you receive is a – direct correlation – to the effectiveness of your wellness lifestyle. 

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