The Essential Oil Epidemic

Something to help your body, mind and spirit

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I’m not a judgemental person but I’m not saying I’m not entirely stereotypical at times, and then I give my head a wobble and try to re-educate myself on a regular basis.

OK. So I’m not completely oblivious to the fact that essential oils have been around for some time now. And they are not just for hippies. In fact there are millions of people who use essential oils as a part of their daily routines, to get them in the mood for the day and whatever they have to tackle. There’s even a movement of teenagers using essential oils. Our children’s (and their children’s) future means a lot to us right? We need to make this change because harsh chemicals are distroying our planet!

I met Valerie at my local farm shop. It was an open house event and there were lots of local producers and business owners in the farmers house. Each had a table set up with their produce and were offering samples. There was a large variety of products. It was November so there were a lot of Christmas gifts and items.

The room smelled amazing. And there standing next to the source was Valerie, the essential oils lady with her diffuser going and her lovely display of little coloured bottles. We chatted about the different oils and I smelled them all. I chose an oil to buy. It was my favourite. It was Purification. We ordered it together on the website and it was delivered to me 2 days later.

I didn’t have a diffuser at home but I had an oil burner so I added water and lit a candle underneath. My whole house smelled amazing from 2 drops of this oil!

Valerie sent me the cutest little wooden snowflake inside a Christmas card. I added a drop of my essential oil to the wood and put it in my car. Now my car smelled amazing too!

In January I was invited to some training at Valerie’s house. I took Olivia. It wasn’t a house of a hippy. It was a house of a mother with 2 gorgeous sons. A really modern house, with cool decor and features. A house of a hardworking young family.

It was clear Valerie was using these products in her own home to rid her house of cancer causing chemicals. She told us all about her sisters battle with cancer and how the oils had helped her. She told us about how she uses them with her children and about using them safely.

She showed us how to use our essential oil, what you can mix it with, how each of the oils complimented our life in different ways.

She told us about the company Young Living and their processes. They really seem to be the best of the best producers out there, with farms all over the world harvesting all the different plants to make these special oils.

I bought a dewdrop premium starter kit. For me, when I decide to buy something I want value for money. I want good quality and I want multi purpose use. This had it all. With 12 oils and samples and a diffuser. There were oils I had in mind for my hubby, for me, for everyone I know!

When the kit arrived I was so excited! We used it straight away. And we haven’t stopped using it since. The diffuser sits there in the lounge on the fireplace blowing out molecules of essential oil most of the day (lemon and orange in the morning, purification while I cook or if the house smells of wet dog or nappies!, Thieves if we have runny noses, Lavender in the evenings). I’ve added drops of oils to my facial oil to add an anti aging element (Frankincense and Copaiba) and if I’m feeling a bit stressed I diffuse Stress Away. I’ve mixed my own anti bacterial and medicated balm using Thieves and Panaway for my dry patches of skin too (and elbows, feet, hands and knees!).

It really has me thinking about the products we use and how we can change them up for Young Living products.

It’s had me thinking of my childminder buddies and how the oils can regulate stressful times and routines of the day (drop offs, collection times, quiet time, sleep times, focused activity etc) because there is an oil for everything.

It’s had me thinking of my friends and family suffering from mental health issues and others suffering from fibromyalgia. There’s an oil to help these things!

And the bottles are small…you can take them with you! Add them to a carrier oil and put on your temples, pulse points, bottom of the feet, anywhere!

I can’t recommend them enough… So much so that if you want some, I’m now a distributor of theirs and can get you the products at membership prices (it makes sense when I’m going to be using them for the rest of my life anyway).

Have a look online. Become a member (it’s free and you have no obligation to buy but if you do you get products at a reduced cost) or just browse… Well why not? Join the epidemic that will help you to be your best! I did 🙂

Join Young Living HERE and support me in my goal of freedom!

Yours, ever thankful, Alex 🙂

Author: Alex@ministryofminding

Hi! 2017 was my year! 2018 will be too! I’ve been a registered childminder for the past 12 years and have loved working with babies, children and their families. Ministry of minding is my passion...a service that allows parents and careers to have time away from the children to reboot their energy levels and to help them discover themselves again, and eachother! Parenting is a full time job, even when we go to work full time! Having at least 1 full time job means we need a break...not just once every 3 months or so...We need regular time away to be the best parent or career we can be, and by regular I mean at least once a fortnight! Ministry of minding allows you to have that time away without feeling guilty! No one does a good job when they are running on empty! By choosing me to come to your house, I’m giving you peace of mind your children are well cared for and the ‘sitter‘ has a valid paediatric first aid certificate, is fully insured, has a level 4 qualification and has more than 12 years of experience in childcare and more than 16 years experience of being a homeowner and parent! I’m a very proud parent of 3 very clever daughters aged 16, 14 and 3. I’m doing what I’m passionate about because I want them to see any parent can go and achieve their dreams, no matter their circumstances or age! Thank you for taking your time to read this...and if you’ve gotten this far you might as well get to know me even more! I love (a lot!) Christmas, Halloween, Harry Potter (clue in my business name), Disney, Autumn and walking (or cycling) through the beautiful places in this world. Now you have to meet me to get to know me even more!

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