Hi there! My name is Karen and I am so happy you are here. I want to use this blog as a way to share information with people who, like me, are trying to take steps toward healthier living. I know it is hard to make changes to what you know. It is hard to get out of your comfort zone and try new things and take risks. This blog is definitely out of my comfort zone and I am taking a risk by putting myself out there. I think it is worth it though. I think I have information that others need to know about. If I can help just one person improve their health through things they find out about on this blog I will be really happy.
A little about me…
I live in British Columbia, Canada and I am a married with a fur baby – a chocolate lab that is a little on the crazy side. I make my living as a professional accountant. I am in private industry, not public practice. So, sorry, I can’t help you with your taxes.
In addition to my day job, I am also a Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. Finding out about essential oils has honestly changed the way I think about things. I couldn’t help but get involved with the business as a way to help share information.
How did I get started?
I got started with essential oils after hearing about them from some friends at work. At first, I had no idea what they were talking about and thought what they were saying was too good to be true. How could these oils that I initially thought of as glorified perfumes do anything more than smell nice? I would listen to them talk and they would get more and more excited about them.
I began to feel like I was missing out by not having them. I realized that maybe there was more to them that I initially thought. I decided that I wanted to try them out for myself and I bought the Premium Starter Kit. I got it home. I opened it. I opened all the bottles of oils – 11 in all – and smelled them. Then, I put them back in the box and put it on the shelf. I didn’t really know what to do with them.
I knew there was something to these oils. I kept hearing about people using them for different things and getting great results. I attended a Make & Take where we made five recipes with a couple of ingredients like Witch Hazel, water, hydrogen peroxide and coconut oil and oils from the Starter Kit. The recipes were easy to make and could be used to replace everyday items that were in my medicine cabinet and cleaning cupboard.
My mindset changed
After I made those first couple of recipes I really started thinking about the products that were in my home. I downloaded a free app on my phone that analyzed the chemicals in the products I used on my body and in my home everyday. I was surprised to find out that many were pretty bad for me – even the higher-end department store make up.
I realized that through using the oils and other products made by Young Living – including make up! – I could reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins that were in my home. It was a way to start living healthier.
We use so many different products that we don’t quite know what is in them and how they are affecting our bodies. I think that the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases might have something to do with our bodies not knowing what to do with so many of the substances we put in and on it. I think our bodies are fighting those chemicals and it is making other things get in. I am clearly not a doctor, but I started to wonder why autoimmune diseases are so much more prevalent now. When my parents were kids you didn’t hear about a ton of the illnesses we have now.
I thought if I could switch to products that were natural, that I knew what was in them, and my body knew how to deal with them I would be better off. That’s why I decided to use essential oils. I have switched out the products in my daily routine to only using things that I know what they are.
That’s why I am sharing the info on this website. I want people to be informed that there is a way to switch out harmful products with ones you know how they are made up. I think it will help everyone live a little healthier.
The business side
Being involved in the business side of Young Living let’s me get my oils for free. It is also a way to earn a little bit of extra income. It’s a little bit for now, but I am just getting started. I haven’t even begun to experience the type of income you can earn through this business. I have people around me who are making life-changing income. They are realizing their dreams right before my eyes. It is pretty amazing.
If you have questions about the business side, please send me a question or comment and I will follow up with you. You can always email me at email@example.com.
If you have ANY questions about signing up or purchasing oils, let me know. Please, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t purchased essential oils in the past, a great way to get started is with the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 essential oils and a diffuser at an amazing price, plus you get some other goodies like Ningxia Red – an antioxidant filled energy drink that doesn’t have any of the icky chemicals like Red Bull or Monster. All of the oils in the kit are super useful to make recipes and diffuse. To purchase a starter kit or individual oils, click this link: