Why we use Essential Oils in our Home

Some of you may know I'm from a semi-crunchy family. We didn't dance around the maypole, but we're naturally- and healthy-living crunchy. My mom led La Leche League classes in the 70s and 80s. I grew up in those classes around nursing moms and babes.

I was the kid whose mom sent in chocolate chip bran muffins to school on my birthday. We made our own yogurt and peanut butter. I wore Birkenstocks (still do)! Dad was always drinking the newest antioxidant drink! We added wheat germ to our stone ground oatmeal. And Dad would swipe peppermint oil across our upper lip when he were congested.

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As an adult, I’ve done my best to live naturally and balanced. I haven’t kept up with all of my mom’s traditions. Although some reasons for that is because there are more things available these days that can make life easier while still being healthy options. Would I still love to make my own nut butters regularly? Yes, but I don’t always make time for that. Do I love Steel Cut Oats? Yes. Do I always remember to prep them the night before I want to eat them? Not always. ;)

Do I swipe peppermint oil across my lip now? Well, not exactly..but I do sniff it and rub it on my temples. And that brings me to my topic for today…Healthy and Happy Living with Essential Oils.

I started getting back into essential oils when preparing for childbirth. I had learned about their ability to spur on labor when ready, as well as their effectiveness in helping calm you during labor. So, I researched and used oils for my natural childbirth. You can read about that more here.

Fast forward to when Cora was about 6 months old, she began to frequently not feel well. I still don’t know if it was from the weather changes or what. When she would try to nurse, she was unable to breathe and nurse at the same time. Then she would be hungry AND fussy. And that would rollover into cranky sleepy baby.

And if you have young kids, you know that your options are limited; it's best to take the offensive and keep everyone in your family above the wellness line!

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By coincidence fate, a friend of mine sent me a few samples of essential oils. As soon as I received them, I asked her for recommendations of what to use to help keep all of us well. She recommended Thieves on the soles of our feet and diffused. As well as to diffuse Eucalyptus Radiata. Let me tell you, these made a difference immediately. We began diffusing any of the following: Peppermint and Lemon, Lavender and Eucalyptus Radiata, or Thieves. By rotating the diffusion of these essential oils, we were able to keep everyone in the family breathing easy! Trust me…Our Lives haven’t been the same since!

Within days, I purchased the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living; not because I’d planned at all to sell them, but because I’m always in for a good deal when I see it. The Premium Starter Kit provides you with a diffuser of your choice AND 11 Essential Oils! And it was everything I needed to get our Family started! If you too are interested in bringing the power of essential oils into your home, you can order it right here!

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As soon as I started using the oils, I fell in love with them. I would diffuse RC and a little Lavender at bedtime and it’s the most heavenly smell when you walk into the room! And you feel like you’re energized and relaxing at the same time! It’s heavenly!

The Deep Relief Roll-on that I’d received free with one of my orders became my best gym buddy!

Next, Matt picked up the Breathe Again Roll-on and he loved how it made him feel energized and uplifted. Now, you will never catch him without a Breathe Again in his pocket.

essential oilsOnce I fell in love with the oils, it was just natural to share them with my friends…and so began my inadvertent business launch with Young Living and my Essentially Enlightened Team! The fate that had my friend send me essential oils samples when I was in need, also brought me to an amazing team of passionate business leaders. I’ve spent the past few years learning from our amazing Team Leader, Kayla Howard. She has mentored me, as well as my upline and my own Team, on how to grow not just my essential oils business, but my yoga/fitness business as well! It has been such a blessing.

My paycheck has continued to grow with Young Living. And while I can’t promise that will happen for everyone, there is opportunity if you are willing to put in some time and effort. If you have been looking for a business about which you can be passionate AND a way to bring in a few extra hundred dollars a month into your home, consider joining us in this incredible journey. You can learn more about how to do that here.

Or if you are ready to launch your business NOW, you can order your Premium Starter Kit here. Just email me at srelledge@gmail.com and let me know you are interested in launching your business and I will be glad to help!

Just like you, people all over the world are searching for ways to live healthy and well! Join me in sharing the gift of essential oils with them!