Why essential oils?

Essential oils seem to be all the rage right now. It could seem that way because since I have learned about them I know more and more people that are using them. I will admit at first I was skeptical. I was introduced to them by two friends who were constantly talking about them and how amazing they were. Initially, I wasn’t sold. I listened for a while and then started asking questions.

Could they really be as good as they seemed? Isn’t that something we are always told to watch out for? If something is too good to be true it usually is.

After listening and questioning for a while, I decided that I wanted to really learn more. I attended an introductory class where they talked about the oils, the many uses for them and the benefits that can be achieved through their use. I was amazed that all of these oils were available. I thought that essential oils were mainly used for diffusing, like incense, and that didn’t interest me. (Not then, I LOVE using the diffuser now!)

I bought the starter kit from Young Living. It came with 12 oils and a diffuser. When I got the kit I didn’t know what to do right away. I opened all the oils and smelled them. Some smelled amazing, some didn’t. Then I was provided a couple of recipes that could be made using the oils in the starter kit. I made them and loved them. Now I am always on the hunt for new recipes and uses for the oils.

I am finding more and more ways to use the oils in everday products. I am not crafty. I typically don’t make things. You’ll never see anything that I create for sale on Etsy. My perspective on making things at home for my body – inside and out – has changed dramatically. I am making cleaners to make my home shine. I am getting rid of grime, grease, mold and mirror smudges. I am making products to use as part of my daily routine. I am amazed at how the recipes I am making are helping my skin and hair look and feel better.

Not only are the products that I am making doing a great job, they cost a fraction of what the other products were costing me. For example, the other day I made homemade face wipes to remove makeup. I used some essential oils, Witch Hazel and paper towels. They do a great job removing the makeup and grimy feel of my skin at the end of the day. They smell great and make my skin feel soft. They are incredibly inexpensive to make. And, the best thing is if you run out you can quickly make more. You don’t have to drive to the store to pick up another packet of the wipes for about $10. Not only do the wipes work great, but I know exactly what I am putting on my face. I am not applying tons of chemicals that I have no idea what they are. Everything in the face wipes recipe is something I know and understand. I really like the idea of that.

I know that some people are skeptical of essential oils and think that they are a scam. I can tell you that I truly enjoy using them and I have heard amazing stories of people using them to help with pain and other health issues. I think people need to be more receptive to the idea that natural products can be used instead of those created in a lab. Just because a scientist that went to school for a long time made something doesn’t mean it is better.

I recommend that anyone that is interested in essential oils and what they can be used for and how they can be substituted in your home for existing products give them a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised and happy you did.

I recommend Young Living Essential Oils because of their Seed to Seal promise. You know that their oils are pure and are tested to make sure that nothing is in the bottle that shouldn’t be. If you’d like to order a starter kit, or a single oil or two, let me know. I can help you get your order placed and give you recipes so you can get started using your oils right away.

Happy oiling!

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