When you first get your starter kit, would you smell your oils first or dig up your diffuser?
Most people who go straight for the oils, in curiosity of what they smell like, feel like, and begin reaping the benefits of the amazing everyday oils.
But when you buy a premium starter kit, you also get a diffuser, which in my house, is the real life saver.
I've complied a few graphics to show you my favourite oils that I use in the diffuser, and hope to inspire you to play around with the combinations (just like a chemistry set!).
Now let's get a little geeky. As you may have noticed on the about page and above, there is this strange paper thing that resembles me. It's called a foldable me! You can customise a foldable paper to look like you. Click the link above to check out the website. My boyfriend got these for us for our first valentines day together (he is kind of a joker). He then got us Christmas versions of ourselves and I look like a little elf. They are pretty cute and I will probably be using them for a lot of my pictures for this blog.
Now, i'm going to go get some frankincense, rub it on my temples and stop this headache before it starts because it is starting to snow outside... sigh. The first snow of the season. Ciao for now!
Yes, the above is true. But if you put a few drops of the oil in your glass first and then add the oil, the water still tastes like lemons and does wonderful things for your body. It may look a bit 'oily' for lack of a better term but it does taste good. I thought it was kind of weird the first time I tried essential oils in my drinks but it is super cool and yet another way to get the best benefits from your oils.
Lemon also helps me be productive. When I need to clean my room (or the house...) I diffuse 3-4 drops of lemon in my room and let it permeate around the house to keep me productive and happy while I clean (I actually like cleaning but I need that kick to get me started, know what I'm saying?). Lemon is also lovely for meditating. If you have trouble, like I do, sticking with a mantra and not having random thoughts (sometimes I have the best thoughts and ideas during meditation when I'm not supposed to even have them) lemon can work as a trigger to help bring you back to the mantra. On my busier days, I diffuse peace and calming and lemon together to help me relax and focus during my meditation or even while I'm relaxing.
Lemon is also great on colds. When I was stuck at home with a sore throat, kind of cranky, I did some research and decided to boil some hot water and make myself some essential oils tea. I used 2-3 drops of thieves and 1-2 drops of lemon (I estimate because sometimes there is always a drop that gets out faster than you'd like), mixed it in the hot water and felt so much better after just one sip. I was able to go back to work the next day and didn't even look like I was sick. My throat wasn't as sore, but as we all know, after the worst comes the healing and you kind of lose your voice. I had a job interview for that portion of my sore throat adventures. Let's just say the receptionists had a good laugh at my misfortune.
You can also add lemon to your recipes, iced tea, drinks, a bath (mix with epsom salts and voila!) whatever! This oil is 100% lemon; no additives or anything else than lemon. And of course, is 100% organic; another great feature of Young Living. Since they control seed to seal, you can be assured you get the best quality.
At first I was super sceptical; how does this help? Sure it smells pretty but how does it help your family? And isn't it a bit expensive? It took me about 2-3 months to finally warm up to young living and start thinking seriously about purchasing anything young living brand. One day, around the time when I started meditating again, she stopped me before I left and gave me a sample of peppermint, thieves, lavender and peace and calming. I thanked her and didn't think much of it for a while. To be quite honest, I didn't even touch them for a week! I believe I forgot them in my purse and then when that got cleaned out they were somewhere on my office desk for a few days. Then eventually I felt like I was in a rut with my meditation; sure it was helping me calm my mind down but only for a few minutes. So I thought I'd try out some peace and calming. I Google it and one of the sites I found said put it on the outsides of your ears and inhale.
Boom. And so started my love affair for young living.
It took my meditation practice to a whole new level. Sure meditating is all about removing yourself from possessions and just focus on being, but peace and calming helped me find my being. I went from just sitting with my legs crossed listening to guided meditation in the one giant mind app and thinking about the rest of my day and mind wandering, to being centred, quieting my mind and actually relaxing from my meditation. My anxiety decreased, I slept better and I started my path to happiness with meditation and young living.
About a week after I got signed up with the premium starter kit and I haven't looked back since. I freak out just a tiny bit when I'm out of peace and calming because it relaxes me so much and I also rub it on my chest when I have anxiety and panic attacks. It has helped me in ways you wouldn't believe. I've added it to my DIY sleep cream, put it in the diffuser when I got to bed, even wake up to it in the mornings during meditation. I'll put some on my chest when it feels tight, I'll rub some on the back of my neck when I'm getting set for a big day. It doubles as a perfume, and works overtime as an anti-depressant. Who knows how much of a wreck I'd be without peace and calming. And apparently the patchouli in the oil is found in some shampoos and may remind you of a significant other (when showing my oils to a friend she said it reminded her of her long distance boyfriend. So lovely to have made some sort of connection!).
So I ask you: how did you start with young living? Or, how can I help you start your journey with young living?