I said I would give you all an update on how my journey with Young Living Essential Oils would be throughout the year. The first month of using them has honestly just astonished me with how well they are working for our family! I purchased the oils a bit skeptical, but I had heard enough ladies praise these oils that I wanted to try them for myself.
This month I learned a lot about the essential oil Thieves, and had the opportunity to use it as our family was sick with various illnesses. Thieves essential oil is a potent blend of antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-infectious essential oils. It is the best oil to reach for when feeling a cold or flu coming on. My 4 and 3 year old daughters became sick with terrible coughs, it had been a while since I heard them sick with such a yucky cough. I received the Thieves oil in the mail shortly after they became sick and started applying it on their feet, chest, and back. You are supposed to dilute the Thieves oil with a carrier oil as it is so strong, I found coconut oil to work the best. Within one week their coughs were totally gone, normally it would have taken several weeks to recover from a cough like that.
I because sick with a cold that was going into a sinus infection. I could hardly breath I was so congested. I was using the Peppermint Essential oil all over my face (diluted with oil) but I wasn’t recovering like I thought I should. I finally diluted the Thieves oil and rubbed it all over my face and neck and went to bed. I woke up feeling so much better the next morning, and it only took a few more applications of it to be totally over it! I’m not sure if it will always work that fast, but I know that this is one oil I don’t want to ever be out of in our home.
We grew up with essential oils in our home. We didn’t necessarily use them medicinally on our skin, I remember sniffing oils when congested and using them in cleaners a lot. I had my sister smell some of the Young Living oils and she was amazed over how strong they are, as we don’t remember the oils we had in our home ever smelling this strong.
The downside of Young Living is that the oils are expensive. It stops a lot of people from ordering and trying them (including me for quite a while). But I’ve come to realize that you can spend $41 on a bottle of Thieves that will treat your whole family, or you can spend $41 (and up) on a Dr. visit for one person or for over the counter medicine for your entire family that is not as good for you.
Right now Young Living has a special which makes it a nice time to join and try the oils. Anyone who signs up as a new distributor through February 28th and orders $150 pv will receive a $40 credit on their account to be used at another time. The Everyday Oils Kit would qualify for this, and you could try 9 different oils, and receive a coupon for $40 off a diffuser! That is what I chose for my first purchase and I’m so glad I did. Between illnesses, a broken foot, and trouble sleeping at night we have used almost every single oil in the kit already!
A good reference book for learning more about essential oils is the “Reference Guide for Essential Oils” book. I have the quick guide but it is so excellent that I have already ordered the full version of the book!
I find it so exciting to be able to treat my family naturally! I’ll be sure to keep you all updated with more info on how they are working for us throughout the year.