For Day 6 of my 30-day blog challenge, I decided to round out my posts. I have been posting truth and freedom…it’s time for some oils. 🙂
I am Colleen, wife to David, mom to Bri, Ethan and Liam, daughter of the King! I am a native New Yorker, currently live in the Metro-Atlanta area, but I have hopes and dreams to move back to Orlando, FL in the coming years. (I lived there for 3 years, 2005-2008).
So! How have Young Living Essential Oils changed my life???
I grew up with parents who suffered in many, many ways. Physical ailments, emotional abuse, etc. I literally watched my parents rot from the inside out, and they have both passed away. We had NO IDEA what wellness was. We had NO IDEA just how much of a role nutrition and exercise actually play in our lives. And we had NO IDEA we were eating our very many emotions.
It was actually after both of my parents had passed away that I first heard of essential oils, spring of 2014. I bought a bottle off a shelf at the local health food store to add to my DIY laundry detergent and fabric softener. I had always had reactions to detergents, perfumes, and the like, and I thought I’d try my hand at something that might not cause rashes, headaches, nausea, etc. But, alas, even my DIY detergent gave me a headache and nausea. About that time a friend did put me in touch with someone in Young Living, but we were moving to another state, and I never looked into it at that time.
It was a few months after the move to Alabama that I met another Young Living distributor, and that is actually when my oily journey began, August of 2014.
The first thing I learned was that PURITY MATTERS. The lavender oil I had purchased off the shelf…not pure. That’s why I experienced a headache and nausea. I have used at least 40, likely more, different Young Living oils and blends…not once have I experienced any side effects. I’m not saying they can’t happen…I’m saying it has not happened to me. And, like I tell EVERY SINGLE PERSON I talk to about oils…I’d love to be part of your oil journey, but what is MOST important to me is that you use Young Living oils because I trust the quality of these oils. (You can learn more about this at seedtoseal.com)
Until I started using Young Living essential oils I really didn’t understand what wellness was. I had learned a few things over the years, and I knew in my head that you shouldn’t put a band-aid on illness to cover up the symptoms, but you should get to the root cause. I simply did not know what it felt like to be well. I have learned SO MUCH about wellness in the 2-1/2 years since I got my Premium Starter Kit. Now instead of trying to find something to FIX my ailments, I have the tools to strengthen and support each system of my body BEFORE they need fixing!
We all take wellness detours…but my family takes them a lot less now that we have the education and tools to support wellness. I still have a long way to go on my wellness journey…but I’m learning more every day. Young Living is a company dedicated to wellness education, and the men and women who chose to partner with Young Living are in it to see lives changed. I am truly blessed to be a part of this wellness revolution!
Now it’s my time to pour into others by sharing my Oily Journey…and offering the same message of hope and wellness I have come to know and love. I would love to partner with you in your wellness quest! Let’s get started!