Oh my goodness! Are you feeling thankful today? I sure am! The sun is shining brightly, I have a hyacinth blooming near me that smells delicious and plans for lunch at one of my very favorite places.
It’s a good day to have a good day.
I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and intentionally trying new things and dreaming about possibilities. My word for 2018 is “Dream” and is often the case with One Little Words, I notice it everywhere now. It’s so fun and I, personally, need frequent reminders of just about everything, including to dream!
I read somewhere this week that God sized dreams could be called “Holy Ambition,” a phrase that I really LIKE. Because if God isn’t in it, what’s the point?
One of the things I am very thankful for lately are my Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve alluded to them a few times on my little blog and even wrote at least one post on them, but I’ve decided today is the day to tell you all, dear readers, just why I love my oils and think the WHOLE WORLD needs them!
So, I’m sniffing Clarity and will share my…….
Ten Reasons I Love Young Living Essential Oils!
In no particular order:
WELLNESS. I’m not a fool and even though I can be a bit of a Pollyanna, I realize we are getting older and will not live forever. We know things can change in a flash, but Brad and I would like to stay vibrant and love life as long as possible. It seems like so much of healthcare (which I am VERY GRATEFUL for) is about treating disease and not as much on maintaining health.
We have learned that these oils can help keep us above the wellness line on so many levels. Eating whole unprocessed foods, exercising the body and spirit, getting enough rest, managing stress and using our oils sounds like a good plan to me!
Loving God and loving others is where it’s at and requires “temple” tending.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. My oils make me happy. If you close your eyes, and think about your grandmothers, can you smell them? I bet that smell memory makes you happy like it does me. That is just one example of how aromas can enhance mood, and there is a bunch of science to back it up. The oils go from the nose straight to the limbic brain which is the flight or fight part of us.
Holy Yoga + YL Oils have been great tools for me in learning to manage stressful moments and my worry meter. I’d love to discuss it with you sometime.
My very favorite oils are the emotional ones! Sacred Mountain and Joy, anyone?
CREATED BY GOD. Scripture is full of references to essential oils. God created plants before he created man. He knew exactly what we would need to maintain our health and He provided it for us. And essential oils, I believe are part of it. God is the Great Physician!
We call our local oils group, Blessing Droppers, for that reason. We believe the oils are a blessing from our good, good Father for our healing and wellness.
Young Living even offers an entire Oils of the Bible kit that contains essential oils specifically mentioned in scripture. And I’m excited to read Healing Oils of the Bible by Dr. David Stewart, a chemist and pastor.
SLEEP IS IMPORTANT. Sleep issues are what brought us to essential oils in the first place. When I was experiencing a few changes of life (wink, wink), my sleep time world went bonkers. I was constantly waking up in the night and unable to go back to Sleepy-town. Lavender became my best friend and when I added cedarwood to the mix, Snoresville. Since then, I’ve also learned about other Young Living oils that help with sleep issues.
A girl NEEDS her rest.
RESEARCH SUPPORTED. This isn’t hocus-pocus or magic or Harry Potterish. Essential oils have been researched extensively and many hospitals are even using them now. I understand in Europe, doctors prescribe them in some places. Head to Pubmed or Google Scholar and do your own research!
Dr. Edie Wadsworth, a family physician from Tennessee, is the head of our team and she educates us often in essential oils from a doctor’s perspective.
Her “smarts” have given me lots of confidence in my oils.
SEED TO SEAL. Before I signed up for a Premium Starter Kit with Young Living, I did my research! I have tremendous respect for farmers (surprise, surprise!) and I was very enthralled with the farming practices employed by this company. They either own and operate their own farms all over the world or contract with farmers who agree to follow their strict standards.
Since we raise seed beans ourselves and have grown white corn for Frito Lay, I know the extra work involved in specialty agriculture.
I want the products I am putting on and in my body to be 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils. Many other oils companies make the claim, but in a somewhat unregulated industry, Young Living has the credibility to back it up!
NINGXIA RED. There are many products I don’t want to be without, but Ningxia Red, Young Living’s proprietary drink is up at the top of the list. Brad and I drink this yummy super juice, made from wolfberries from the Ningxia province in China, every day for it’s MANY health benefits.
It is a powerful antioxidant, and if you have done much reading about illness and disease, you probably have discovered that inflammation in our body causes gobs of problems.
I challenge you to research the benefits of the wolf-berry!
TOXIN FREE HOME. My friends and I grew up watching our favorite soap operas. As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, and Edge of Night were my favorites. Gosh, what I wouldn’t have done for a DVR back in my high school and college years.
Back then, it didn’t register with me that these steamy-for-the-time dramas were just a ploy to get women to buy ALL. THE. PRODUCTS. being developed to make their lives easier.
Now, we want to get all those chemicals OUT of our homes and Young Living has many products to make that happen.
Have you read the back of your toothpaste label?
LEARNING AND GROWING. Unexpectedly, one of my favorite things about my oily journey is all of the learning and growing I’ve been doing. I have had so much fun educating myself in the Oily Families facebook groups and have learned soooo much. I’ve always been a researcher and “studier” and note-taker, so this is just up my alley.
Inspired and encouraged to look at things from a different perspective as far as alternative medicine and natural living goes, I realize more than ever that God has given knowledge to people all over the world to care for their bodies. He created them, too, and I perhaps need to consider their ideas.
I’m more “crunchy” than I thought!
NEW RELATIONSHIPS. The renewed friendships, new friendships and deepened friendships have been a FUN, FUN, FUN part of this. Circles expand as we share our interest around essential oils. I love making new connections and relationships!!! The Blessing Droppers are the NICEST PEOPLE and I’m thankful God has brought them into my life.
Whew! There you have it. Ten Reasons I Love Young Living Essential Oils.
Perhaps you already know about essential oils and want to join the Blessing Droppers. We will all jump up and down in excitement that you are part of our group and hold your hand as you learn how to use your oils! You will get 11 of the best oils on the planet and a bunch of new friends, too!
This link will take you to my signup page and you can get the party started! Blessing Droppers
If you want more information or to talk to me personally about how I became a crazy oil lady and how you can become one,too, let me know in the comments or send me a message and I’ll get back with you ASAP.
You won’t regret it!