Why we use essential oils and you should too...

Let's get to the point.  Do essential oils really do more than make your house smell good?  

I have to put my 2 cents in on this topic.  So here's my story.  A little over a year ago I was invited to a class to learn about essential oils.  I cannot lie, I was skeptic....super skeptic!  After hearing about their multiple uses and peoples countless testimonies, I was curious and decided to have an open mind.  I purchased a "starter kit".  It sat in my closet...for 6 months!  I didn't know what to do with them and I didn't even try.    Well, one night I was laying in bed with tears rolling down my face and I honestly thought my head was going to explode.  I tried EVERYTHING!  So I did what everyone else does these days and I googled it.  I couldn't believe how many times peppermint oil was recommended.   Guess what? I had it.  I remember this night like it was yesterday because I was literally digging in my closet for it.  You can imagine how horribly organized it is in there. LOL!  After ripping off the shrink wrap (yup, I didn't even open up the box), I pulled out the peppermint.  I did exactly what was suggested.  I rubbed the oil carefully onto my temples and across my forehead and the back of my neck.  Nothing happened.  The tears were now a full blown ugly girl cry.  Not a pretty sight.  I ran into the bathroom so I didn't wake up my husband.  Then suddenly I had this weird tingling sensation.  Oh great! So my head hurts, I am exhausted and now I'm having a reaction to this damn oil.  I was about to wake up Shannon when suddenly that tingling feeling was actually a cooling sensation.  It was a bit of a relief.  I waited a few minutes and by-golly I felt better.  It did not make the "tap dancing on my skull" go away completely.  It did, however, give me relief.  After about a half hour, I reapplied the peppermint and went to sleep.  Voila!

The next day, I was all over that 'starter kit'. I had to know what else I had and what else these oils can do.  For the first few weeks, I diffused all day, everyday.  Yes, they did make my house smell good!  However, after all my google searches, I also learned that essential oils have therapeutic benefits as well. Fast forward to today, I have now incorporated essential oils into our everyday life.  Who knew there were so many uses?!

I mean, its from PLANTS! That's what we stand for and now, it's what I believe are essential in our life.  We try everyday to be one step closer to a chemical free home and essential oils have lead the way.  To learn more about Young Living and why this company is our top choice, please visit my other site: www.Lovinglifewithoils.com

 Essential oils are becoming more and more popular.  Why? Because they work! Originally, I only thought they would make my house smell good.  After a little research, I have learned that with the right company, these little bottles of oil have powerful healing benefits as well.  If you're one of those skeptic people- good! You should be. But don't knock it til you try it!