My Discovery of Essential Oils
Like many other essential oils l0vers that I have met, I discovered essential oils after suffering for years with horrible digestive issues.
It all started when I was 17 years old.
I was just finishing up my last year of high school and was also working a part-time job at a sports supply store. I started to notice that almost everytime I ate a meal, I experienced a cramping pain in my stomach. Many times I would even get so sick that I couldn’t keep any food down. Other symptoms, I noticed was increased sweating, heavy breathing and honestly feeling like I would pass out.
After several weeks of this, my family took me to an urgent care clinic. The doctor basically just thought it was Reflux and stomach ulcers and sent me home with some medications. I have to admit after completing my medication regimen. I did feel some relief although that didn’t last long.
This may sound crazy but I gradually just learned to live with the pain. And I thought that it would be a part of my life forever. I mean I did mention the symptoms I was feeling to many different doctors but it was almost as if they didn’t believe what I was going through. And the ones that did only treated my symptoms and not the cause of the symptoms.
So after having two children and just living through all of my digestive issues, there came one day where I started experiencing the stomach pain and tried to lay down and let it pass. I had done this many many times and it had always eventually gone away. But on this day the pain continued and became worse. In fact, I finally decided to go into the hospital to see what was happening.
And after waiting for hours in pain, I finally saw a doctor. He checked for appendicitis – which was negative and even asked about family history of digestive issues. Unfortunately, he believed that I might have Crohn’s Disease. But after referring me to a gastroenterologist and having a Colonoscopy that came up normal, I still was nowhere near an answer. The only thing we knew for sure was that something wasn’t right with my digestive system.
Even after taking prescription medications that were supposed to help with my nausea, stomach pain, and other digestive symptoms, I had hardly any relief. Honestly, I was spending most of my time laying around from the chronic fatigue my body was feeling.
It was not until I had just happened to talk with a friend of mine who is a Young Living Educator and also a mom blogger that I discovered the power of essential oils. She had experienced digestive issues as well and had been using essential oils with amazing success. So I decided to try using the essential oils she recommended and after just one day, I felt 100 times better.
I was amazed!
My fatigue was lessened and my stomach pain was mostly gone. I was even able to stop taking all of those prescription medications that I had been on for months. The essential oils started a life-changing shift in my life.
What Are Essential Oils?
You may not realize this but essential oils have been used by our ancestors for thousands of years. They were used for many different purposes such as dietary, spiritual, cosmetic, and even religious use. In fact, you might remember the Bible scripture where the three wise men brought essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus. And there are many other references in our scriptures talking about how essential oils were given as gifts and also used for anointing and healing the sick.
So what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the oils that are extracted through steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They are nature’s purest essence. Basically, they are the lifeforce of the plant they are extracted from.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medical professional. Everything listed here is just my experience with using essential oils. Do not use this in place of a seeing a healthcare professional.
Why Should You Choose Young Living Essential Oils?
Young Living was started back in 1993 when D. Gary Young and Mary Young developed their first organic herb farming and distillation operation. Gary Young had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils. But he was unable to fully harness their potential since the quality of oils that were available varied. Mary had previously experienced the direct-selling industry and developed their vision to establish a business that would empower its members to share truly pure essential oils with the entire world.
Young Living developed its amazing Seed to Seal process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process.
It is because of the Seed to Seal promise that is Young Living gives in their oils that you don’t want to buy essential oils anywhere else. Young Living provides their oils completely pure and in therapeutic grade. This means that their essential oils can be used in all three ways that essential oils are intended. They can be used aromatically, topically, and even ingested. In fact, Young Living has an entire line of Oils labeled Vitality just for use internally.
The reason that other essential oils cannot be used in all three of these ways is that they are not 100% pure. Most essential oils that you find at your local health food store are diluted or have some additives. With Young Living, you are getting the purest of essential oils.
Benefits of Young Living
So I am sure that you have already fallen in love with Young Living. But wait there is more to love!
Young Living offers all of its members a wholesale price that is up to 24% off of the retail price. And plus they even offer other rewards for monthly purchases such as a percentage of your money back on everything you spend when you enroll in their essential rewards program – plus free oils when you reach a certain amount of monthly points.
Yes, you read that right. FREE oils. Every month if your order reaching the monthly Young Living points value, you get the FREE oils that are being offered for that month.
How to Get Young Living Essential Oils
- Head over to the Young Living site right here and fill in your information.
- Make sure that you have the Member box checked so you save 24% and do not have to pay retail prices.
- Be sure that the “sponsor ID” and “enroller ID” say 11162239. (those numbers should be automatically filled in if you click my link above).
- They do ask for your Social Security Number of an EIN because if you make $600 or more per year by selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail (which is required by law). Your information will never be shared.
- Choose which starter kit you would like. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit. The oils in this kit are the ones that are used almost every day by my family. You also get to choose which diffuser you want.
- Step 3 gives you the option to enroll in the Essential Rewards Program which gives you a percentage back of what you spend in your monthly orders when you sign up. You can always do this later, however.
- Go through the checkout process. Young Living accepts most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
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