It wasn’t until recently, when I really started to find my groove as a momma of a full household, that I became so interested in essential oils. It had been years of seeing them all over Pinterest. Years of wondering just how well they could benefit my home. So what finally pushed me to invest in my very own oil collection? The purchase of our very first home. It seemed like the absolute best time for a fresh start! A time to replace all of the toxins and chemicals in common household items with naturally derived, oil-based products. I was more eager than ever to give them a try!
How many times have you seen awesome women post about Young Living and how much it’s bringing to their lives? How many times did I, too, fly by those same posts and doubt just how well oils could support my family? How much do I kick myself in the butt for passing up amazing products for so long? So much! But as I always say, it doesn’t matter when you start, it only matters that you do.
But more than just ridding my home of chemicals, there were a few health reasons why I eagerly wanted to give oils a shot. We had been dealing with Ava’s congestion for quite some time, whether it was flu season, allergy season, or teething time. My husband suffers from allergies almost year-round, too. I had read just how well peppermint and eucalyptus oils can help support and ease sinus and chest congestion. So when I received peppermint oil in my Starter Kit, I was extremely hopeful. And of course, this diffused oil certainly hasn’t let me down!
In fact, I remember the very first time I tried an essential oil! Back when my four-year-old was a tiny tot we had discovered that general sunscreen lotion caused his skin to break out into tiny red bumps. I wanted to avoid the use of Benadryl, everyone’s go-to for anything rash-related. That’s when I came across tea tree oil and it’s use for skin ailments. That evening I picked up a bottle at our nearest drugstore, therapeutic-grade of course. I put three drops on a cotton ball and placed it in his bath water. Within just a few hours the redness had softened and the irritation and itching had eased. I can’t believe our first oil success was that long ago!
My biggest hope in trying out Young Living’s oils was bedtime with my babies. I’ll tell you, my four-year-old is something like a vampire considering he doesn’t actually require sleep. I mean, that kid can stay up FAR past my bedtime expiration (and he has many many times at Nana’s house). His energy never ends, and man do I envy that. But between his restlessness and my baby girl occasionally waking up from a sore tooth, we needed some sleep help. Cue the lavender oil. You’ve smelt it one million times in soaps and lotions, you’ve savored the aroma from a great candle. But you haven’t seen it at its best if you never applied to the feet of little ones for a smoother bedtime tone.
The health benefits are countless. And while I’ll be introducing them into my house slowly but surely, I’m also excited about more than just the YL oils. Their Thieves cleaning line is high on my list! Young Living has so many options for swapping chemical-filled cleaning products with natural, fresh, and safe alternatives. I have sky-high hopes for what these items can do for us and our new home. As always, I’ll be sharing the ins and outs as soon as I can.
This is a small peek at why I turned to essential oils. An even smaller peek at how they won me over as soon as I hopped on board. Really, just a few oil success stories with a few of my very first attempts. But put most simply, I wanted less harm and more health. Less danger and more comfort. It isn’t too much to ask for, mommas!
Now that I’m home for the summer with my babes, I’ll be building my oil knowledge and sharing the journey! In the meantime, are you wondering how you can use your Young Living Starter Kit oils? Check out my email subscription! When you subscribe to Living Lex, I’ll email you a quaint little checklist for an easy resource on those first few days with your kit, “How to Use 7 Starter Oils in 7 Days.”
I’d love to answer any questions you have about my experience so far, so shoot them my way. Soon I’ll be bringing tons of oil info, YL company knowledge, and simple remedies from my home to yours!