Why am I sharing essential oils with you? The truth is, I’m scared. Scared for the future. That may sound dramatic, but it’s true. I am frightened by all of the ingredients in the products we use. We don’t really know what some of them are or how they may affect us in the future. We may find out that the things we think are safe now aren’t.
Remember “Olestra?” We thought that it was a magic ingredient that would let us eat as many chips as we wanted without any repercussions. That turned out to be false! (Anal leakage, ugh!) Remember all the diet pills with ephedrine in them? We thought it was fine to take them only to learn that they are super dangerous, especially if you have a heart condition.
Ever since I was introduced to essential oils my thought process has changed about what I am using. I have begun to think more and more about what it is that I am putting on my body and using in my home. I’ve started doing a better job of looking at the chemicals I am using to clean my house. I have begun using the Think Dirty app to see what is in the beauty products that I am putting on my body.
I have learned that more than a third of personal care products contain ingredients that are linked to cancer. Cosmetics products aren’t being tested thoroughly to see if the ingredients they contain are safe. Children’s products – you know, the one’s you think would be good for your kids – aren’t necessarily safe. A MAJOR brand contains an ingredient called quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde. Do you want that on your baby or child?
Through the use of essential oils and carrier oils (avocado oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil) we can easily make DIY products at home that can substitute the products we currently buy. I have done that with a number of things such as face serum, bug spray, kitchen and bathroom cleaner, night cream, etc. There are a bunch of recipes on this blog. They are super easy to make and last a long time. The products I make give me comfort in knowing what I am putting on my body and using in my home. I don’t have to worry.
Autoimmune disease is a big problem because so many people are being affected in different ways. What if we come to find out that the reason there are so many autoimmune diseases is because our bodies normal defense mechanisms were lowered because of the chemicals we were using? What if we could do something about that? I don’t know if there’s a link, but I do know it is better to use something that is natural and pure rather than something that was created in a lab. That just makes sense. Mother Nature is the best scientist!
My father has a muscle deterioration disease called Inclusion-Body Myositis which is an autoimmune disease that has made him weak. His strength has deteriorated so much that he can’t open a jar or a pop can, he has trouble standing up from a chair, if he falls he can’t lift himself up, and a number of other issues because of the disease. What if this disease could have been prevented by not using some crazy lab concoction?
My sister has Crohn’s and Colitis. She doesn’t get to eat whatever she wants because her body will revolt. She’s always on medication and she still has to have surgeries. What if this could be prevented?
My brother had Guillain-Barre when he was younger. Thankfully, through multiple blood transfusions he was able to get the disease out of his system. It is a rare disease where your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. He went from being a strong teenage boy to being almost paralyzed in less than two weeks. It was crazy and frightening. Luckily, he’s back to pretty much his normal strength. He had to go to physical therapy to get his body to learn to walk again. What if that was because of the chemicals we use in our products?
My mom has diabetes and had uterine cancer. Her cancer was treated and she is now cancer free and has been for many years. She deals with diabetes on a daily basis. What if her cancer could have been prevented and she never had to deal with the scare of getting cancer and having the horrible treatments?
I am the lucky one. The autoimmune disease I have been given is Costochondritis. It doesn’t flare up very much any more, but when it does I have debilitating pain in my sternum and through my back. I liken it to having a fork stuck in my spine and twisted. Sounds fun, huh? But, compared to the rest of my family, I’ll take it. What if I don’t have to deal with the effects anymore? What if I can prevent getting any other crazy autoimmune diseases?
I am not saying that using essential oils will prevent you from getting an autoimmune disease. Please, don’t think that. What I am saying is that if there’s a chance that the chemicals and toxins that are put in our products that we use in our homes and on our bodies can negatively affect our health then I don’t want to use them. There are safe, 100% pure alternatives and that’s what I am using.
I have a new niece and I want to make sure that the products used on her are safe. I want all natural products with ingredients we can understand and pronounce. I don’t want to be scared of the repercussions of using chemicals and toxins that we’ll find out later were dangerous.
Young Living Essential Oils
I choose to use Young Living Essential Oils because I know they are 100% pure. Their Seed to Seal promise is a promise, not a slogan. They know where their plants come from. Many times they come from Young Living farms. Their oils are constantly tested by a third party lab to ensure purity. I know that when I use them in my home, on my body and in my body that I can trust they are the real deal.
Everyone should get essential oils into their homes to start removing the toxins and chemicals. Using essential oils is simply a better way to take care of yourself and your family.
To get started with the Young Living Essential Oils, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit. It has 11 oils, a diffuser, Ningxia (an energy supplement made from Wolf Berries) and more. It is such a great deal because it gives you the chance to start using the oils at half the price it would be to order all of the oils separately. You can use the oils to make DIY beauty products and cleaners.
To order your own kit, or get started with one or two, just click on this link:
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Thanks for reading! I wish you all health and happiness.