It’s not like Essential Oils were new to me. I had been using them off and on for about 20 years. Most commonly back then, it was just for aromatherapy, and for their scents. I didn’t understand much about their therapeutic values back then besides the fact that lavender was relaxing, orange was rejuvenating, etc.
As I began to age, and different things in my body started to break down with age, I resisted the urge to chase the latest prescription or OTC remedy—those things are filled with so much toxic garbage that does more damage in the long run, especially if you’re on them long term. My first real use in using essential oils therapeutically was to ease the pain of uterine fibroids. I hadn’t yet joined Young Living at the time because I foolishly thought all essential oils were the same, especially if it said “Pure” Essential Oil on the label. While those oils did manage to ease my symptoms somewhat, they couldn’t replace pain medication when the symptoms were really bad. I eventually ended up having surgery to remove the fibroids and that was that.
Fast forward a couple years to the godawful hives I began developing all over my body—chronic urticaria with angioedema (swelling). My regular doctor wanted me to add an H2 blocker to the allergy medication I was already taking. And my allergist changed me over to a stronger dose prescription Atarax. Ugh! I couldn’t imagine what all this was doing to my body, but I needed relief!! Fortunately, I began looking into integrative medicine at this point and decided to heal my body from the inside out. I won’t go detail everything I went through (but if you’re interested I’d be happy to share all that with you separately), but needless to say, I’m now using some wonderful, natural, and non-toxic products that are TREATING THE CAUSE, not the symptoms.
Young Living was one of several products I came across during this time. As I mentioned, I had already had plenty of exposure to essential oils, but it wasn’t until I applied some Young Living Lavender oil directly on one of my hives and began to see the swelling and redness go down immediately that I was hooked. My current essential oils NEVER worked that fast, or that effectively. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. From there, I discovered that YL oils had the therapeutic power my previous oils didn’t even begin to have—I now use oils for headaches (bye bye Excedrin), menstrual cramps (adios Midol!), and more! Not to mention, we’ve been able to keep the flu at bay this season with all our immune boosting oils.
Fan-FREAKIN-tabulous!! So I’m officially obsessed. Oil Obsessed… I guess you could say I’ve gone MAD for Young Living oils! Not to mention they also have a full line of non-toxic cleaning products, skin care, makeup, and more! Talk about one-stop shopping! LOL
If you’d like to find out how essential oils can help you, and why I believe Young Living is the best therapeutic grade essential oils you can buy, just message me. I can show you how a few simple shifts in the products you use can make a world of difference in your health and happiness.
To your health…
Stay tuned for Part 2, where I share a video about WHAT MAKES YOUNG LIVING DIFFERENT!