I have heard about essential oils for quite some time now, years even.
My friends would say that without their (enter funky name of essential oil here, usually something that sounds like a gift the magi gave to Jesus) they would be a tired and grumpy person, or cranky, or sore, basically, not happy people. I would smile that smile of a good friend who thinks that you’re nice, fun at parties, but maybe I should hurry home and unfriend you just to be safe.
The only problem is that I kept hearing about them from new friends, too! Will these people just go to a good doctor already and get a prescription? After all, modern science has taught us so much about the wonders of drugs.
Then, the inevitable happened. I got older. Well, not senile old but “I am my birth mother’s age five years before she passed away” old. Yeah, I know! That kind of stuff can really mess with a person’s head. Right?
All of a sudden you aren’t that keen to start popping pills every day. Heck, I still have a bounce in my step and a gleam in my eye. I will not start that medication nonsense now.
My Introduction to Young Living
A friend of mine is a Young Living distributor. She gave me a bottle of the “Stress Away” to try. Now, doesn’t the name just scream hokey?
I liked the smell instantly. Well, should I call it a fragrance? Smell sounds so awful. It was more of an aroma. This is the point where I started laughing. I was being drawn in. No! Say it isn’t so. I liked the smell and was wondering if I could just use it as a perfume.
Here’s the thing, I slept the best I had slept in ages that night. I’m not sure if you can say there’s a direct correlation but I sure thought it was coincidental. Then my husband asked me how well I slept because he had slept really well, too.
Harrumph. Snake oil.
I wasn’t going to buy into this nonsense, nope, no sirree Bob.
What Happened Once We Received the Starter Kit
RestaurantMan broke out the diffuser thingamabop and opened the bottle marked “Joy.” Now, how awesome would that be if you could bottle something like that for real?
After 3 days of using the stuff I had gotten more done than I had in 3 weeks. The rings under my eyes were beginning to disappear. Even my men, all 3 of them, were happier and jovial-er-est-er.
As we sat and ate breakfast I looked around at the table and noticed this change that had come over us. Were we really that uptight and stressed? Was it the essential oils we had begun to dabble with? There were potions named “Frankincense” and “Valor” and such to smell and read about.
The 4th day I refused to roll on the “Stress Away.” I had an experiment to conduct here.
The littlest things bothered me. OH, my. You have no idea. My poor children literally hid in the attic. The next morning I couldn’t find my phone charger, marched up 3 flights of stairs to Logan’s room, yanked a charger out of his wall, said some not so nice things, marched back down, and found my charger in the kitchen.
It was not a very nice 24 hours in our home. Nope.
How It Helps With Our ADHD
Logan asked the other day what is the difference between sniffing oils from plants and taking drugs. When we were in SoCal a lot of people suggested marijuana for his ADHD or even Adderall. We didn’t want to go that route. I have written before about natural ways to treat ADHD.
I explained to him that based on what I read, and I am no medical professional at all, processing the oil is an extraction that does not change the molecules. Young Living Essential Oils are pure seed to seal. They are checked in the lab under tight quality controls Young Living doesn’t cut the lavender to try to double the product to double the dollar. Once they run out of something, they are out until they get more. Drugs like Adderall, block receptors, whereas Young Living Essential Oils alleviate and normalize receptors.
The bottom line is I don’t know how or why or even wherefore this stuff works. I just know that it does. OK?
Now I am a distributor. It’s only so I get a discount on the oils for myself. Really. Because, when it comes down to it, I can’t convince you to buy essentials oils. I’m not gonna tell you that essential oils are the end-all and be-all to fix all your problems. They can help. They can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. All I can tell you is that they literally changed my mood and help me think better. Maybe there is something to this aromatherapy whole Earth thing after all.
If you are interested in trying it you can get a basic Starter Kit for under $100.
If you have any questions, my very good friend, Jennifer Lambert has tons of info on her website. In fact, she just did a series 5 day series about Essential Oils and how her family uses Young Living Essential Oils every day to improve their life that has given me a lot of information about what to buy next.
As my family learns about the different oils, and their uses, I will be sure to share with you!
Have you used essential oils for any purpose? What do you think about them? Please leave me a comment and let me know. Thank you!