I was introduced to essential oils a few years ago, both in my real life circle of friends and my online friends too (waving to Tricia!) Yes, I have always known about the healing power of more alternative or natural sources but it wasn’t until early 2014 that I took time to take it seriously. I tend to be a skeptic about things like this and very cautious about adding anything to my routine unless I truly felt it would help…especially in the area of diet and healing.
At the beginning of 2013 I radically changed my eating habits which led to the loss of 60 pounds over a year’s time. I started 2015 with a new vigor and outlook on life. It was the perfect time to add another healthy layer. That is where the essential oils stepped into the light.
After much deliberation, I purchased a kit and diffuser from Young Living and my friend Tricia helped me with my slow start. She suggested what I call the “fabulous three” or lavender, peppermint, and lemon. These three were really the only essential oils I used for several months, mostly during my writing and working time in my office. I would fill the diffuser the night before and in the morning I would flip the switch about 20 minutes before I would start working. By the time I rolled into my desk chair, the air in my office was fresh and revitalizing.
I would have been happy with those three oils but life took a dip last year with lots of added stress in the form of extended family responsibilities.
I opened up my kit from Young Living and decided to try the Stress Away blend. One word: amazing! I put the bottle in my purse and would take it out to inhale when the stress was overwhelming.
Once again, I was content with the essential oils I was using and finding great benefits from and didn’t even crack open the reference book that Tricia sent as a gift.
Then in the autumn, I decided to start being more serious about learning exactly which oils were beneficial for various situations. This has created a desire in me to learn even more.
I will be sharing some more of my discoveries in blog entries to come so look for them in the future.
Please note that I am NOT giving any medical advice and I am sharing my love for something natural that has helped me in my life. I am giving no claims on how these particular essential oils will effect you and I urge you to do your own research.)
If you want to adventure through a most amazing and helpful resource on essential oils, please visit my friend Tricia’s blog!
Edit to add: I just want it to be clear that I purchased my oils and am not actively promoting one essential oil company over another. I am not an affiliate for Young Living.