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

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 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.
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 :)