Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils

I've been wanting to write this post for months now, but never knew where to begin to express my love for Young Living essential oils.  Finally, in the famous words of Nike, I decided to just do it.  And so, without further ado, I give you my thoughts on what essential oils are, why my family only uses Young Living essential oils, and where you can find additional information.

Therapeutic grade essential oils contain healing nutrients, oxygenating molecules, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and more all while being 50-70 times more therapeutically potent than the herbs and plants they are derived from.  And unlike antibiotics that are proving to be more and more ineffective in battling super bugs and viruses due to their mutations, the oils are constantly changing alongside the climate, geographical region and soil they are grown in, making their extreme effectiveness consistent and constant. 

Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous and have been shown to destroy all bacteria and viruses while simultaneously building up the immune system. 

Why did I chose Young Living?  After days of research, I discovered Young Living essential oils are the only oils that can be taken internally because they are so pure.  They are the only oils that never expire because they are not cut with synthetic chemicals.  Young Living is not an oil broker, but are the only company that owns their own farms, distills their own oils and rigorously has them tested by a 3rd party.  They are the oils you'll find being used in hospitals and cancer research centers around the globe.  And they're the only ones I will use on my children, myself, my husband, and our two dogs.  Yes, I use oils on my dogs.

We use essential oils in a few different ways.  We apply them directly to sore muscles, upset stomachs, to our wrists and necks and to the bottoms of our feet (where the largest pores are and therefore enable the oils to reach the entire body quickly).  We also diffuse them throughout the house and take them internally in gel capsules. I also use them to clean, cook/bake, and add them to homemade beauty products. 

If you'd like to learn more about Young Living essential oils, there are a few things you could do:
  • "Like" Shannon's CommonScents, a Facebook page I recently started where I am posting information* on specific oils as well as other essential oil-based products.  
  • Email me at shannonscommonscentsATgmailDOTcom with specific questions or to set up a free virtual Introduction to Essential Oils party for you and your friends and family.  
  • Sign up to become a Young Living member and receive a lifetime discount of 24% off all products after the purchase of a starter kit (I recommend the Premium Start Kit which includes a diffuser, 11 essential oils and blends, as well as samples of some other great Young Living products all for only $150!). 
* - Below is a sample post recently added to the Shannon's CommonScents Facebook page.
"You smell really good...really happy!"

I can't tell you how many times I've been told this when wearing Joy, a luxuriously exotic blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile and Rose.

I use Joy each morning by rubbing two drops between the palms of my hands cupping them around my nose and inhaling deeply (this enables the oil to reach the limbic system in the brain) and then applying it to the insides of my wrists, behind my ears and over my heart.

The uplifting overtones of Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness and brings joy to the heart. And who wouldn't want more of that in their life?!

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