For many years now, I’ve been ordering oils from a couple of different places, or I simply pick them up from Whole Foods or other boutique’s & use them as “cologne”. I’ve been using oils because they are inexpensive & smell fresh. I like a fresh/clean smell rather than a strong colonge scent. I know there are so many benefits of essential oils, but I simply prefer them as “good smells”. Several weeks ago, Lisa contacted me about her therauputic grade essential oils. I thought why not try a different brand that I’ve never heard of before because I love discovering new products. I was shocked when they arrived & I started using them how powerful they could be. They have many more properties than simply smelling good. Ha, I’m now a believer. Let me tell you a little….
If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ve noticed over the past several months, I’ve been slowing down with my posts. I haven’t posted daily, as I used to for quite some time because my life has gotten extremely busy. I’ll spare you the details, but have been swamped with “life” which has inhibited my ability to blog regularly. So, of course, the first oil I wanted to try from the Young Living Essential Oils kit that was sent to me was the peace & calming sample
The explaination of this oil that came in my booklet said: “Combining essential oils that are simultaneously soothing and uplifting, Peace & Calming is formulated to help release tension. Massage onto the soles of your children’s feet before bedtime to encourage a restful night’s sleep.” Well, I wanted to try it first before I used it on my children. I did (during the day) put it on the bottom of my feet & on my wrists as well b/c that’s where I usually put my oils. I must tell you that the scent is very strong. Much stronger than I’m used to from the other oils I’ve purchased. So, definitely what I read about the Young Living Essential Oils being pure & powerful holds true there. Throughout the day, I found myself quiet relaxed & at ease, even with everything going on that day. I admit to not loving this scent, but do believe that the oils kept me in a nice relaxed place throughout the day.
I then tried the Citrus Fresh & put it on a cotton ball in a few rooms in my house. Stone LOVED the smell & thanked him for putting it in his room. Our house smelled fresh & clean & it I loved smelling this scent throughout the next couple days. I did refresh the cotton balls.
This is what is said about Citrus Fresh: Citrus Fresh™ is a relaxing, calming blend loved by children and adults alike. Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it supports the immune system and overall health* while bringing about a sense of well-being, creativity, and feelings of joy. It also works as an air purifier.
One of my favorite scents of all time is lavendar, so of course, I had to try the lavendar. I don’t honestly know if it’s true for me that lavendar relaxes or if I simply love the scent of lavendar. Again, I rubbed it on my wrists & rubbed it on my pillow & Truman’s pillow before bed. Both of us are good sleepers, so that’s not a good test to see if it really helped us sleep better, but it was quite refreshing to smell before I fell asleep & when I woke in the a.m.
I will tell you that the scent is much stronger than the oils I typically purchase. They also last longer. It’s certain possible that the benefits are substantial b/c I’ve been surrounding myself with the “relaxing” oils & I’ve felt much more at ease since using them.
Here’s some information about Young Living Essential Oils…
True Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
Therapeutic grade essential oils are extremely concentrated particularly when they have been derived through distillation, which is the most effective method of extraction. Because essential oils are so highly concentrated, most of them are at least 50 times more therapeutically potent than the herbs or plants they came from. When herbs are cut & dehydrated for therapeutic use, they can lose as much as 90% of the healthy nutrients as well as the vast majority of the vital oxygen molecules. Not so with essential oils, which are many times more potent than dried herbs.
Most of the essential oils you find in health food stores are so low in quality and full of adulterations, you would be shocked. Even essential oils labeled as “PURE” are not what they seem.
There is a very big difference between the low quality essential oils and true therapeutic grade essential oils.
Young Living Essential Oils set the standard for purity and quality in the U.S. Every batch of oils is rigorously tested by independent laboratories before being sold to customers. You are protected by Young Living’s unconditional guarantee of purity and quality.
I would definitely recommend these oils & am excited that I was given the opportunity to give them a try.
Have you used therapeutic grade essential oils before? What benefits have you experienced?
Lisa, I’m so grateful for this experience. Thank you for the opportunity!