Essential oils are a foundational component in the way my family and I live our lives daily. They have been life-changing for us and each time I use them, I am nothing short of blown away by how powerful they are and that’s why I want to share my story with you.
My body matured at the age of 10. I was a child with a smaller build and never understood why this happened so early. Girls who are overweight are more likely to have puberty earlier than girl who are underweight or at normal weight. I was embarrassed and very self conscious. This always bothered me but it wasn’t until after I gave birth to my daughter that I really began to research what could have caused this. There are a ton of hormone disrupting chemicals in foods and products. I believe these environmental factors played the primary role in my body maturing prematurely. I knew it wasn’t genetic because my mother was 16 at the onset of menses. I am determined to rewrite the script for my daughter. This mama bear is determined to protect her cubs! Their little bodies being permanently changed simply by what they eat and apply to their skin terrifies me. It is of utmost importance to me as their mother to protect them by stopping this cycle of chemical exposure leading to body disruption.
When my son was little, he would get random rashes on his body. I like any new mother would bring him to the pediatrician’s office each time looking for a solution. Each time, I would be sent home with a steroid cream and one time I was even sent home and instructed to dilute selsun blue then apply it to his scalp to treat cradle cap which burned his skin. It was at this time I realized I needed to begin to treat him naturally. I started reading labels and realized there are so many chemicals in baby products and those were probably the cause of his rashes. I stopped using those products and his rashes cleared. Everyone always said “He has sensitive skin.” Now looking back, I realized that he doesn’t have sensitive skin, he just has skin that tells us when we are putting something on it that doesn’t belong there. Our bodies speak to us, but it is up to us whether our not we choose to listen. I have learned to listen and pray everyone learns to drown out the noise and listen to that little voice as well.
I began using various brands of essential oils and did so for many years. I believed I was doing something great by using them. Two years ago, after much resistance I became intrigued by what friends of mine were saying about Young Living’s Essential Oils. I heard so many people talk about how they loved their oils and how they changed their lives. I wasn’t a total believer but nonetheless, I gave them a try.
I eased in molasses slow! I signed up to be a retail member (big mistake..wholesale is discounted). I began using 4 or 5 oils and really enjoyed them. A year after playing with those, I decided to take the plunge and buy the essential oils starter kit with Young Living. I jumped into the deep end and started swimming! I began doing research and using them daily. At this point, I was kicking myself because I waited so long to get into such amazingness.
I hadn’t realized how much deep sleep I was missing out on until I started diffusing lavender, copiaba and stress away. Do you remember that “wake up with drool sleep” you used to get? Well, guess what? You can have it again! It’s not pretty, but it feels sooooo good. I feel so rested when I awaken and don’t toss and turn all night. Everything begins and ends with sleep. I have more energy throughout the day because I am getting the quality of sleep my body requires to regenerate itself daily.
This sent me on a mission. I became obsessed with researching other ways I could replace chemicals in my home with plant-based products. I began reading labels and taking charge of what I was exposing my family to. I slowly started swapping out bad chemical products and replacing them with Young Living products. The thieves cleaner that’s included with the starter kit replaced almost everything under my kitchen sink. It smells amazing, is an effective cleaner and is safe to use around my children.
I became a self certified mixolgoist! I loved mixing and trying different combinations of oils. Each time my Young Living monthly package is delivered, my husband’s face says “What is going on with this woman” because I generally sprint to the door and open it like it’s Christmas morning. Knowing I am doing something good for us makes me feel so happy and liberated.
My children are just as obsessed. My son is a busy body and I found a mix of oils to help him focus, relax and sleep. I love hearing my children ask for their bedtime, tummy, and sniffle oils. No need to expose them to unnecessary chemicals. This makes me feel like I’m doing something right as a mom. Mom win for me!
I am not anti-modern medicine or treatment but I do believe in using natural products to support your wellness journey. It’s all about “KEEPING YOU WELL!”
If you don’t already use these oils, I would love for you to join me in walking, running or full on sprinting to the door when your Young Living box is delivered every month. This wellness journey is one you will be so thankful you started not only for yourself, but also for your family. It is our job as mamas to protect these little innocent people. Start today!