Essential Oils

What brand of oils do I use?

I personally use Young Living Essential Oils. What sold me on this particular brand was their “seed to seal” process, which means they have control over the entire production (owning farms across the globe, planting their own seeds, cultivating, distilling and bottling of each oil). That’s crazy important because it means they can ensure that no pesticides or herbicides are used, nothing is added to the oil- it’s pure, unadulterated goodness.  This sort of control, over the creation of a product, became important to me when I started living gluten free. I wanted assurance that my foods were truly 100% gluten free. And the same goes with my oils. I want to know that what I’m putting on my body is safe, organic and pure. Young Living oils can guarantee that for me. Lastly, Young Living has around 150 oils to choose from, so I knew amongst that many, there would be plenty of blends that would really fit me. And while yes, it does takes some time to figure out while oils work best with your body, it’s totally worth the journey.

What other brands are safe to use?

Keep in mind there are no FDA regulations on essential oils, so it’s super important to know your company. Don’t run to the grocery store and buy the first oil you see (cough… I may have done that at first, oops, haha!). Often, these cheaper oils at grocery stores have been produced in a way that can destroy the therapeutic compounds via heat, pressure and/or chemical solvents. This means we are getting a less potent version of the good stuff. SO- just do your research and find a brand that’s right for YOU! Also- no matter what brand you use, make sure there’s not an expiration date on the oil. The only reason an oil would “need” to expire is if something was added to it. And you don’t want oils with anything added.

Do I really believe that oils work?

I truly believe there is a time for both medicinal and natural methods in our lives. I’m grateful for both! Will each oil work for every single person that uses it? Nope. Everyone has different body chemistry. So, an oil that is amazing for you may only be “okay” for me. We all have preferences when it comes to head aches meds or allergy meds, it’s the same with oils.  The cool thing is that our body will metabolize an oil within 20 minutes, so you’ll know pretty quick if that oil “fits” you. This is why the starter kits, which I’m about to get to, are awesome. While you can totally buy the standard 15 ml bottles of oils, the start kits have 5 ml bottles. This way, you can test a bunch of them out, at your own pace. I’ve found that it’s taken several months to slowly figure out which oils really work best for me. And those oils will be featured in my essential oils series that I’m doing right now on my blog.

 What can I possibly use oils for?

  • Allergies
  • Pain Relief
  • Natural Household Cleaners
  • Beauty and Skin
  • Germ Killers
  • Digestion
  • Colds and Flu
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sickness Prevention
  • Foot Fungus
  • Oral Care
  • Headaches
  • Sore Muscles
  • Relaxation
  • Ear Infections
  • Balancing Emotions
  • And more…
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