Essential Oils Newbie

Happy Friday everyone!

If you have been following me on social media, then you may know that I am now a Young Living Member/Distributor.

I am so excited to start this new journey and share it with you. This does not mean I am a know-it-all when it comes to oils, I am actually a bit of a newbie. When I was in high school I remember my mom had a small amount of oils in the house and whenever we had an issue like a headache for an example, instead of grabbing pain meds she would hand us a rollerball filled with oils. My teenage self didn’t appreciate the concept behind the natural healing of oils and whenever I had an ocular migraine episode (blurred vision and pain), I would go straight to pain meds and would continue to suffer through the rest of the day into the next morning.

Young Living isn’t the only reputable brand of essential oils out there, but they are in my opinion, one of the best. There are many companies that claim to be “100% therapeutic grade” and “all natural”, but just like food, they can claim that, but there is no accountability behind that claim.

Young Living has a Seed to Seal process, which has set the standard for purity and authenticity in the essential oil world. This process is carefully monitored from the time the seed is sourced (they harvest from their own farms) until the oil is sealed in the bottle. Another reason I like Young Living oils is because they get rid of weeds by hand. No harsh chemicals.

There is much debate on the whether or not you can ingest essential oils. Young Living is one of the few brands that I have found that is safe to do so. They have a line of oils called ‘Vitality’, which is intended for supplemental use.

Essential oils aren’t just beneficial for humans, pets can benefit from essential oils as well. However, the same oil that is good for you and me, may not be the best option for your pet, so make sure you do your research! This includes even just diffusing an oil around an animal.

I am so excited to start this journey. I plan on doing some DIY’s in the near future so stay tuned for those! I am excited to create my own oil infused dry shampoo, bath salts, etc.

 

What are some of your favorite essential oils and DIY’s? I would love to hear more about them! 🙂