Good News For Beginners!
As an enthusiastic new Young Living Member, I keep getting my socks knocked off by some of the cool things essential oils can do. I know, I know, I’m late to the party, but my jaw drops when I see and feel them in action in my own life.
Keep in mind, I’m talking about 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. You have to know where they’re coming from to know they’re okay, but when your mind is at ease that they are 100% pure and safe, then the sky’s the limit.*
Less Reliance On The Drugstore
I used to rotate all sorts of products from the drugstore to stay healthy. Whatever I needed to make my head feel better or my hands look pretty, I’d have it close at hand.
Ever since being introduced to Young Living, I’ve started using essential oils for almost everything. I haven’t had a need to reach into the medicine cabinet for any of that stuff. I’ve become comfortable with experimentation, because I know I’m using God’s medicine.
For example, my hands take a beating. Not sure why I’m so hard on them, because I spend a lot of time at my keyboard. For some reason, though, when I’m not writing, I’m using my hands for cooking, cleaning, planting, etc. and they get nicked up pretty good. So for a long time I was had a tube of that popular drugstore ointment in my kitchen AND van.
Now my hands look as pretty as ever. Not only do I use Lavender and Melaleuca (common essential oils for skin) for general skin use, but I rub whatever extra oil I’m using on the backs of my hands when I’m done. The random assortment of oils my hands get as an afterthought have really improved their appearance. Do you notice that yourself?
Another way I’ve substituted essential oils: I use Deep Relief™ for comfort from tension when I have too much on my mind (and shoulders). Sometimes I try Peppermint or Aroma Seize™ if I’m mildly uncomfortable, but Deep Relief really works to make me feel better when I don’t want to mess around at all. Relief — NOW, please!
Recently, during this period of experimentation, I had the opportunity to share an essential oil I like with a friend I love. When she was home from New York a couple of months ago, we met at a restaurant to celebrate her 50th birthday.
Within the first 10 minutes of seeing each other (after months apart) she pointed to a strange textured, dry patch about the size of a dime on the back of her left hand. “Look at this,” she said. “I don’t know what it is…”
All I had on me was Stress Away™ so I gave it to her to use until her skin was back to normal.
Silly newbie, moi…
Note: this is where it’s obvious I did not know what I was doing! I told her to just rub it on that strange dry patch on her hand, and on her neck and anywhere she felt stressed. “But in any case,” I said, “just keep putting this stuff on that hand.” I wanted her to have something that would keep her skin cells healthy, and I figured any oil was better than no oil. In fact, many essential oils are even gentle enough for a baby’s skin, so may as well try it.
See the funny thing is now, I would probably be toting a few more oils for different uses, so I would NOT have chosen Stress Away – especially not the whole darn bottle! — and I might even have some tester bottles with me — hopefully! At the time, though, that was all I had to give, so I gave it. “Sharing is caring!”
We texted each other the other day and I asked if she was using her oil and how her hand was. “Yes, she used the oil and her skin was soft and good as ever.” she texted. “All good.” And that’s pretty much the end of the story.
And this is what’s so important to remember. You can’t go wrong with oils — just about any oil will have some beneficial effect.
Use what you have.
What I’m learning about oils – the coolest thing, to me – is that they are truly intelligent. Plant oils just show up. They attend to whatever it is, and do the best they can with what they have. In many cases (so many, I’m dumbfounded) they help. They just help.
Some people look at building a business in Young Living as a great way to replace their income, or to make it possible to replace a lot of other products and toxins inside the home and on and around their bodies. That’s important, and those are great reasons! But just think; there’s also that opportunity to help. To do what you can with what you have, and to share what you can with people on your email list, in your neighborhood, at your gym — wherever you go!
I love the service aspect to this world of essential oils.
While I’m still a newbie, these experiments, and the opportunity to help others with oils are fun and exciting. Although I’m sure I’ll get smarter about using and sharing particular oils for particular issues – and not giving away entire bottles of my favorites at the mention of any small thing (I’ve don’t that, too) – I imagine I’ll look back someday and see this as part of my education in learning to use oils and in building a business around it.
So go ahead experiment, have fun trying new things. You really can’t go wrong.
The only disclaimer I would add to this is to be careful on sensitive skin or babies’ skin. You don’t want to use a hot oil like peppermint or cinnamon on sensitive skin. Any question in your mind? Dilute it or call the person who introduced you to Young Living Essential Oils. They’ll help you out.
Would you like to try some of these essential oils for yourself? I’d be happy to send you some samples! Just contact me, and we’ll connect. Or, if you’re just curious, check out this website and have a look around.
*The FDA has not analyzed this statement for accuracy. This statement is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or heal any known or suspected disease. Consult your doctor.