Essential Oils + Why I Use Them
My journey with essential oils started spring 2017 as I was nearing the end of my first year of teaching. This past year has included me beginning a holistic wellness journey- regarding food, exercise, self love, and what products I was using. I always knew I wanted to invest in Young Living oils, but came up with excuses to wait. I am grateful I decided to take the plunge when I did because it helped create significant changes in my life that I believe are productive to share with you!
Pretty naturally, a lot of stress came with my first year of teaching...towards the end, my oils (especially Lavender, Stress Away and Eucalyptus!) really helped give me emotional and physical support for all of the stress and anxiety. On my way to work everyday I would put on my rollers and take several deep breaths- in those moments I am filled with peace and amazing smells.
All of these lovely oils in the above photo came with the starter kit! The Tangerine oil was a fun bonus. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is how I began my oil journey. Each of these oils have amazing smells and purposes. I wanted to list out some ways for how I use my starter kit oils and their functions:
Through Young Living you can receive amazing custom Monthly Wellness Boxes! For my first one I got all the citrusy/summer oils and I am still obsessed! Grapefruit and Eucalyptus Globulus are my top two favorites. Daily I am making new combos with these and diffusing them. I have three diffusers in our apartment and adore coming home to a space with fresh scents. A perfect moment for me is reading in my apartment with sun flooding the room, Grapefruit + other citrusy oils diffusing, and flowers in a vase. Doesn't that sound dreamy? :) Seriously my oils make me feel like I am somewhere else... don't mind me, just taking mini vacations everytime I close my eyes and breathe them in!
I LOVE making rollers with essential oils! I use grapeseed oil as my filler because it's great for sensitive-skin people like me. I also make a skin "serum" using Lavender, Lemon, + Frankincense and Jojoba oil. After I wash my face I put that on at night- it smells AMAZING and helps scarring on my skin, so win-win! I also started making little sprays like room freshening or pillow mist by just mixing essential oil and water. SO much better than crap/chemical-filled Fabreeze spray!
Why Young Living oils?
I know there are essential oils all over- in the grocery store or Walmart, but quality really does matter. I just think it's worth investing some money into quality products that you are using all over your body versus grabbing the $4 bottle that you know nothing about. You can end up doing more harm using random essential oils because they are not regulated, meaning anyone can add fillers and call it an essential oil. Young Living essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade. It only takes 20 minutes after applying oils for them to be found in every cell in your body! How crazy is that!?
I feel really confident being apart of Young Living's huge community filled with people worldwide who trust their products because they are clean, safe, and effective. Coming from someone who has really sensitive skin and struggled with it my whole life, I really feel like I don't have to question anything with these products, and that feels amazing!