One year and 3 months ago I started on my Oily Journey! I was starting to learn more and more about the chemicals used in our country and I was shocked. To say I was concerned when I found out the things that chemicals can do to us would be an understatement. I watched a few documentaries and it blew my mind what chemical companies get away with and how we just let them! I also learned that there are always chemicals all around us. Chemicals are in everything we own from our curtains, to our furniture, to our skin care and our cleaners. It is everywhere! Think about this! You wash your clothes, sheets and towels in laundry soap and fabric softener. Then you dry them with a fabric sheet. All of those chemicals from those 3 products are now in your clean clothes, sheets, and towels. You wear your clothes all day. You come home and shower and wrap up in your clean towel and then get in your bed where your skin touches your sheets and your pjs that have also been freshly washed. Do you know that your skin is your largest organ in/on your body? Those chemicals from those products are in constant, around the clock contact with your skin and being absorbed the whole time! That worried me! Especially when I thought about my kids!
I then downloaded some apps that allow you to scan your products and see how they rate according to the chemicals that are in them and I became more aware of what we had in our home. I wanted to change! I know I can’t change everything but I figured that any chemical product I was able to get out of my home was better than nothing at all! Baby steps!
I started to research essential oils and found great information on what they are used for and how they can help to not only replace chemical products in my home, but also help support our body systems and keep us healthy.
I quickly realized that not all essential oils are created equal! AT ALL! The quality of your oils makes a big big difference in the results that you see! Be cautious of labels that say 100% Pure or 100% Pure Essential Oil! That could mean that the small amount of oil that is in there is pure oil but the rest of the bottle can be filled with lots of fillers and extra stuff you didn’t realize you were getting. You really need to research a company and their oils before you buy! More about this later!
Also, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, the hobby of oiling is not a cheap one but I feel that my family’s health is very much worth it! Plus, if you really think about it, if you are healthy you don’t go to the doctor as much so this investment may save you money in other areas! You pay more for good quality oils because they actually contain nothing but oil. Think about this! It takes approximately 75 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of lemon essential oil. A 15ml bottle holds about 240 drops of oil. If you think about it that way the price makes sense. I would not feel comfortable buying lemon oil from my local health food store if it was being sold for $5. Clearly that oil can not contain 100% oil from real lemons with no other fillers! What company would take $5 from you to pay for the 75 lemons that are supposedly in your bottle? Then keep in mind if it isn’t 100% lemon oil could that oil do the job you are expecting it to? Think about cleaners that you currently use. Are the more powerful in their pure form or when you dilute them? It’s the same with oils!
Back to researching a company that is right for you! I spent a lot of time researching companies and there are a lot of them out there (good and bad)! I ended up going with Young Living because of their Seed to Seal Guarantee. This was so important to me! The whole reason I wanted to get into oils was to take chemicals out of my family’s life whenever and wherever I could! So it made sense to me to buy oils from a company that controls their farms and crops from start to finish! This means Young Living picks their own seeds, plants them in their own gardens, and maintains them without chemicals or impurities that could contaminate their crops and therefore their oils. They also harvest themselves and produce their own oils as well. So from SEED to SEAL they guarantee their quality and purity! If I am going to pay the price for real oil, I want to know that I have oils that came from crops that are not treated with harmful chemicals or pesticides! I don’t want that in my oils! This video explains this process in more detail if you are interested.
There are lots of sources online that will help you understand the power of oils and all the great things you can make with them. Currently, I make my own pump soap, laundry soap, and household cleaners (just to name a few). I will add some of those recipes in later posts! I also use several diffusers in my house instead of harmful scented candles! BUT… if you are not like me and do not enjoy making your own products Young Living sells all of these products and more so that getting those chemicals out of your house is easy! Oils can be overwhelming at first but it is a great way to get chemicals away from your family and I would love to help you in any way that I can! You are welcome to comment here (just remember kindness) or email me any questions you have. (younglivingoilz @ gmail . com). If you are ready to take the plunge and join me on this exciting journey to a healthier lifestyle click here and sign up for the starter kit! Click here to see what is in the starter kit. Keep in mind that some oils in the kit may change. I can’t wait to help you explore this amazing world of oils!
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