Showing posts with label Young Living essential oils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Young Living essential oils. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One oil at a time: Young Living Frankincense, my life-saver.

Many people have approached me with an interest in Young Living oils because "Veron you are selling them right?". No doubt I love to use them and so do my children and husband, and through my sharing of testimonials people started ordering their oils through me, but I'm not a business woman and I'm never cut out for a sales-driven job.
That's why I never ventured to help in my husband's two businesses and I much prefer to be a nurse and earn a stable income. Lol.

Therefore when it comes to Young Living essential oils, I always quote people (whether you are my personal friend/ neighbour/ blog reader/ colleague) the membership price. ie. the same price which I pay for the oils if I buy them myself.
I do not overcharge people, and I sometimes go out of the way to pass people the oils (eg meeting at MRT stations not along my route).
I do not earn any of your commission for doing such things, but why do I still do it?

The reason is very simple. It's because I genuinely want people to use the oils and find the usefulness in them, just like how my family and I benefit from the oils.
My children have hardly been sick this year and only Ashton has been to see a PD for chesty cough once this year, that was before I knew of the oils.
If you read my blog you know that my children travel frequently, and every parent knows that traveling with sick children is not fun! Oiling them periodically with Thieves on their soles have built up their immunity.

There are so many oils that can be used on children for various conditions that I don't even know where to start.

So let me start by first mentioning my favourite oil of all time, Frankincense.
I came to know of Frankincense by my massage-lady turned friend, Esther Goh. Somewhere in May, 1 day shy of Adam's 5th birthday, I experienced a painful lump on my right breast. I been to a GP who have me a week's antibiotics, but it didn't subside. So I went to Polyclinic to get a second opinion, who then prescribed me another week of Antibiotics (was told sometimes a longer period was needed for Antibiotics to work) and at the same time I was referred to Kkh Breast Centre. I did a series of ultrasound scans, the doctor at BC tried to aspirate my cyst with a syringe and needle, but was unable to get the cyst out.. In the end, I was told to go back in July for a cyst removal day-surgery. By then, I had already seen 3 different doctors (1 GP, 1 Polyclinic, 1 Breast specialist).

Esther suggested I try Frankincense. I thought why not, since I was waiting for a cyst removal surgery in July, which was a good 2 months away.
Instead of doing nothing about it, I started using Frankincense on my breast by applying 1-2 drops neat onto the cyst 3 times a day. In 2 days, the lump was not painful anymore and started to feel smaller . In 5 days, the cyst was totally gone and it was as if I never ever had it.
Sure, cysts in women is a common occurrence, but having escaped surgery sure is an awesome blessing.
From then on, I started using Young Living's other oils, but Frankincense was always "my oil".

One day, 3 months into my using Young Living, I was oiling myself in the locker room at my workplace. A doctor on attachment from Oman walked in and smelled the strong aroma (aromatherapy!). She politely asked to see my oils collection (I put several of the 5ml oils from Everyday kit in a makeup pouch and lug it everywhere I go!). I showed her "my oil" and she was immediately surprised. "Frankincense is from my country!" she said. The next day, she generously gifted me 2 packets of Frankincense resin as she knows I'm so in love with Frankincense.

She then told me that in Oman, every household will have Frankincense. They burn it in a burner and inhale the molecules, they put the "rocks" in a glass of warm water to drink, they sometimes even chew it like a gum. The healing and spiritual properties of Frankincense are no strangers to her.

Everyone whom I personally know who uses Frankincense has benefited from the miracles of the oil. My cyst episode was in May. In June, a friend's husband was diagnosed with Stage 1/2 tongue cancer and MRI showed lymph node involvement. Surgery was scheduled in 2 weeks to remove part of his tongue and his lymph node. It was a life-changing diagnosis and meetings were held with team doctors and at that point, the doctors were not certain if he would require Radiotherapy.
I recommended him to take Sacred Frankincense. He diligently took it daily (he's still taking it today even after op) in a glass of water for 2 weeks leading up to his surgery to remove his tongue tumor. After the surgery, the specimens of his tongue tumor and lymph node were sent for Histology reporting and guess what, the reports came back to be good news. The cancer cells were contained and no further treatment was required! He didn't need to go for radiotherapy or chemo.

A colleague then heard of this story and bought 1 bottle for herself to try. She's a young and healthy lady who has problems with acne and ovarian cyst. For a period of time, her face was always red (she's my colleague, I see her daily and I know). After using just a scarce amount of Sacred Frankincense oil on her face with her moisturizer, on-off for about a week, her face is now super clear and smooth. I will ask her about her ovarian cyst the next time I chat with her.

These are just a couple of my testimonials from myself and people I know. Just do a Google search on "young living* Frankincense uses" or "frankincense cancer treatment" and a truckload of information, testimonials and graphics come up.
  *I encourage you to only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils like from YL.



My kinda rocks.
The disclaimer at the end of this post cannot be "this article is not contributed or created by doctors and therefore all opinions are our own" because of the simple fact that and even a medical doctor from Oman believes in the healing properties of what's considered an "alternative remedy" ie, non-mainstream remedy like medications. I'm a nurse and I use it liberally on myself and my family and know many nurses who do, too.
Hence, love Young Living or not, I leave it to you.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Keeping it pure and simple: Essential oil FAQ

Before jumping onto the essential oil bandwagon, or any other health product, for the matter, it is important to be an informed consumer.
The better you know what you're getting yourself into, the more convinced you will be about a product you are paying for.
By spending a not-so-small sum of money on these Young Living oils, you want to fully maximise their uses to get a bigger bang for your buck.


So what exactly are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated organic compounds, obtained by distillation of raw plant materials such as leaves, stem, roots, resin, flowers, seeds or peel.
Essential oils are not the same as perfume or potpourri oils, the latter which are commonly found in many soaps, shampoo, car fresheners and perfume.
Perfumes and potpourri oils can be made from synthetic ingredients and still be labelled as "aromatherapy".


What is alternative or complementary medicine?
Alternative or complimentary medicine is any range of therapy that is not regarded as conventional by the medical profession.
Contrary to their name, alternative and complementary medicine are not actually medicine, but can be used alongside, or as an alternative to medication in the treatment of disease or ailments.
Essential oils are not categorized under any medical or pharmaceutical classification.
Because essential oils are not medicine per se, there is no "overdose".


Are essential oils safe for use in pregnancy?
Yes and no. Generally, most therapeutic grade essential oils are safely for pregnancy if used correctly and with discretion. Below are a list of safe oils to use in pregnancy.
source: Pinterest

According to Young Living website safety guidelines, do not use wild tansy, clary sage, sage, fennel, wintergreen, or hyssop during pregnancy. This is because clary sage, sage and fennel contain phyto-estrogen and phyto-progesterone properties, and may stimulate uterus contractions.
Wintergreen has anti-coagulant (blood-thinning) properties.


Are essential oils oily? And can I still use them on my face if I have oily skin?
Despite its name, essential oils are not "oily" because they are not made up of fatty acids. They are lipid-soluble (fat-soluble) but that is not the same as being a fatty acid like carrier oils (jojoba, grapeseed, coconut oil).
Essential oils are of thin viscosity and are volatile liquids (meaning they have the ability to vaporise readily).
That said, there are several essential oils which can be applied as skincare for oily skin.
source: scentsableliving blog


How are therapeutic grade essential oils beneficial to health?
Essential oils are made up of very minute molecular size, which allows them to pass through the blood brain barrier.
Blood brain barrier (BBB) works like a sieve, to separate circulating blood from the brain extra-cellular fluid (ECF) in the central nervous system, to prevent potential neurotoxins from entering.
Its job is to allow certain materials to pass through, while blocking others out.
BBB allows the passage of small molecules, and lipid soluble molecules to pass through.
Essential oils are lipid soluble and have very, very tiny molecular size, they is why they are effective in achieving healing for medical conditions or disease.
For eg. Sacred Frankincense being used in cancer treatment, and Peace and Calming, Valor for treating ADHD and Autism (see photos below).
source: Pinterest

source: Pinterest
There are tons of articles and testimonials on Sacred Frankincense effectively curing or reducing cancer.
One such article is found here: Frankincense: Research on its healing properties against cancer.



source: http://gianelloni.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/young-living-essential-oil-testimonies-part-3-autism-adhd-asthma-allergies-eczema/


One single oil has uses for many conditions; yet one condition can be treated by so many oils.
For example, Lavender can be used for skin care, mood relaxation, and help to bring down high blood pressure.
For high blood pressure, Majoram, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Aroma Life (an oil blend) can also be used, not just Lavender alone.
Please refer to the diagrams below for better illustration.

source: Young Living by Tracy blog


source: Pinterest



I will have to stop here because I need to get the family to LEGOLAND!
If you have any questions pertaining to Young Living essential oils, feel free to email me.
See you soon!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beginning my journey as an oily mummy: About Young Living essential oils

Hi all! I received requests from some readers who are on my FB list, to share more about my experiences on Young Living essential oils. I hope this will be beneficial to you if you are considering using alternative healing methods for your health instead of the conventional drugstore method.
 
A couple of months ago, I began my journey into using essential oils.
Every one of us are no stranger to essential oils. We burn them, we diffuse them, we use them in spa and facials.
My knowledge about these oils were limited to that - burning, diffusing and using them during spa.
To me, essential oils were widely and readily available, at very cheap prices. Heck, even car perfumes claim to use essential oils! Lavender, lemon, peppermint, who hasn't seen them?!
 
So who would spend hundreds of dollars on essential oils?? Are you out of your minds?!
That was exactly my reaction when I was first introduced Young Living essential oils.
I came to know about Young Living through my home-massage lady, who uses them in her massage regimes.
Out of small talk, she let me try different oils and told me about their different uses.
And out of curiosity, I enquired about their prices and my eyes nearly popped out of my sockets.
*$66 for a 15ml bottle of Geranium?! $111.50 for a bottle of Frankincense!?!?! What!!!
*prices quoted are wholesale member price.
 
 
Being the kind of stubborn shopper I am, I did a search on my favourite website www.iherb.com and Google, and found that there were tons of different types of essential oils at a tiny fraction of the price.
 
Still unconvinced about YL, I did further reading-up on shared materials by online YL users, which made me realise that there are different types of essential oils and their differences can be illustrated below:
source: Pinterest
 
What is the difference?
The difference is quality.
 
 
 A light bulb lit up in my head and I decided to give YL oils a go.


 
My family and I have been using Young Living oils for a couple of months now and we all love it.
Andy drinks 2 drops of Lemon and 2 drops of Grapefruit in a glass of water every morning on an empty stomach. I use Frankincense/ Lavender/ Geranium on my face for a trouble-free complexion.
Adam and Ashton use Thieves for their immunity against germs (especially in pre-school!), and Lavender, or Peace & Calming for bedtime massage.
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During the first week of June holidays, Ashton was circumcised so for his wound care and pain management, I needed something which was hardworking and does all the job at once without having me to fuss over a cranky toddler. Imagine fumbling with the different bottles of EOs on a raw, freshly-circumcised penis. Not fun! 
It should also come in a handy spray bottle for easy dumping into diaper bag for on-the-go power during diaper changes.
 
 I came up with the following recipe:


To put my faith of Young Living essential oils to the test, I decided to stick to my guns (or oils, in this instance) for the healing of Ashton's circumcision.
I diligently sprayed my Da Bomb concoction on his penis every now and then as long as I am free/ can remember. I did not at all rely on any antibiotic or Panadol medication which was prescribed, and the result was a text-book style healing where his Plastibell ring fell off after 1 week and his penis has since healed beautifully, without the use of any medications.
*Sorry, no photos of penis to show!
 
I also found the Da Bomb to be super useful for any imaginable condition! The spray bottle also makes it so convenient to use.
Antiseptic for grazed knees? No problem.
Nappy rash? No problem.
Cuts and wounds? No problem!
On some nights out of sheer laziness, I spritz it on my face as skincare (after using on the kids) since Frankincense and Lavender are in my skincare regime to begin with!
I would recommend diluting the EOs with carrier oils when using for young children and babies. 
 
I hope the above write-up has been beneficial to you, whether you are new to the deeper usage of essential oils, or are already an expert in it.
Will try to share more if I have time. As you also know, I have a full-time job and a blog on the side, with 2 pesky children whose jobs are to prevent me from having any available me-time.
 
Till then :)