Kristina P. - Mother of 3
Before she was "The Apothecary Mama" she was a skeptic
I considered not sharing my personal testimonial as it carries the risk of seeming self-serving. However, the truth is the truth and I would be remiss if my concern over sharing my story caused another family possible harm from needlessly using synthetic drugs. So here is the story of my first experience with Young Living Essential Oils.
Someone I trusted very much shared with me the story of Young Living essential oils and urged me to buy the Premium Starter Kit. She was someone I trusted implicitly when it comes to natural healing, so I did some research on the difference between essential oil companies and ordered within a day or two.
While waiting for my kit, I developed hard nodules in my breast tissue followed by redness and swelling - a mastitis infection. I knew the symptoms as I had this same problem nursing my first son. That first infection required 10 days of antibiotics. Not wanting to take antibiotics and mess with my newborn's delicate microbiome, I asked this same friend to see if their was an oil remedy for mastitis that would negate the need for synthetic medicine. Later that day she brought me over a bottle of Lavender and Geranium. The instructions were to place a couple drops of each oil diluted on the breast tissue a few times a day. Now, I am an "over user" so I put several drops neat (no carrier oil to dilute) every couple hours on the infected tissue. I smelled like a flower garden! Lol!
My infection was gone within 48 hours.
My midwife confirmed the infection was gone when I saw her at my 6wk postpartum check-up a few days later. When I shared with her how I got rid of the mastitis, blocked duct, and swollen tissue - she said "I've heard a lot of women using natural remedies lately. What exactly did you use?"
From that moment on I was a true believer. Now I have an arsenals of science, studies, and resources regarding the efficacy and healing power of 100% pure therapeutic essential oils. But that first life changing experience grounded me in the foundational belief that nearly everything we need to live a healthy life filled with TRUE wellness, free of synthetic cancer-causing chemicals & toxins, is not only possible but it is EASY using the abundance God/Nature provided us on this planet.
I encourage you to keep an open mind a give Young Living essential oils a chance to change your life. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The great wealth we can provide our children is their health xx
Ashley D. - 29, Mother of 3
Skeptic Turned Believer for Special Needs Children
I have two special needs sons. My oldest is 7 and has OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorder, Autism, and Aspergers syndrome. My 6 year old and has severe ADHD. I have felt very strongly from day 1 that I did not want my boys on medication until all natural remedies had ben exhausted. I know the struggle of literally having to take my medication on time everyday or becoming sick and the scary side effects of pharmaceuticals I suffer from, and I didn't want that for my children.
Having tried various supplements, going all organic, dye-free, GMO free, even grain free I saw moderate improvement, but not what I had hoped for. Then these essential oils kept popping up everywhere! On pinterest, Facebook, the news, websites, even friends of mine just kept talking about them. I looked into them and felt very overwhelmed. Which brand should I choose? How do I even know what to do or how to use them? Until I received a message from my dear friend Kristina about Young Living Essential Oils. She guided me through the entire process and although I was still skeptical I leaped and took a chance and got my Premium Starter Kit and a few additional recomeded oils.
Nothing has worked for my family before...and honestly I had that mind set even while mixing my oils for the first time. I diffused a blend of Peace & Calming, Stress away, Valor, Lavender, Frankincense and Citrus Fresh and let it go all night. The next morning I used the same mix and had it running before my boys woke up. Throughout the day NOT ONE "melt down" as we call them, not one fit of crying, not one fight, not one "spinning" episode.
I was amazed.
We tried the nighttime blend consisting of Lavender, Peace & Calming, and Cedarwood. I woke up refreshed and completely ready for the day. I haven't felt that good in 7 years! Judging by my kids behavior, they had a fully rested nights sleep as well.
From that point on over the next few days we played around with different blends and combinations. I made one specifically for my boys to put on the soles of their feet and chest in the morning and after their showers at night. I have seen a complete 180 turn around in them. My oldest stopped self-harming because he was so stressed, my middle son can now sit and focus, our lives have truly changed forever. It CAN be done naturally. They CAN be happy healthy boys free of medications. I am an advocate for these oils for life.
They have also helped relieve so much anxiety and stress for myself as well. My husband just retired from the U.S. Army and we did a 31 hour drive from Georgia to California with 3 kids and two dogs and guess what? It was peaceful!!!! I can't wait to see what the future holds for these oils and I know for at least our family they have improved our lives completely.
I am so grateful there is a company like Young Living that provides such high quality, pure products I can trust to use on my children. Our lives have changed forever for the better and it is all due to these oils.
Catherine K. 36 - Mother of 2
Educator & WEllness Advocate
I am pretty committed to putting good, pure and clean stuff in my body and that of my family and limiting and altogether phasing out chemicals and toxins in our life. We humans have really messed up the natural order of things. Back to basics for this gal and my family as well.
So I have been getting kinda hooked on the super pure and potent essential oils from Young Living the past few months and I have to say…. this week, they absolutely blew my freaking mind!
I’ve been experimenting in my home apothecary with using them in household cleaning products, shampoo and body cleaners, toothpaste, acne and skin treatments, in baby wipes, as mood boosters, laundry boosters, in treating insomnia, restlessness and in creating a calming and soothing atmosphere for bedtime each night for my baby. Even in cooking!
This week I was able to eradicate my infant’s fever and what I think was a UTI within hours …hours!
And a friend shared a snoring remedy and sure enough, a drop of Valor on my husband’s jaw line and the snoring ceased instantly! Yes instantly. It was actually freaky! Two nights this week I tried this.
All you humans out there, its this simple. Essential oils aren't a weak replacement for syntethic medication - they work!
Ivy N. - Mother of 2
Wish I hadn't waited
I don’t know if I can really share in words how much these oils have changed my life. But they have. I heard about essential oils from a dear photography friend of mine and was really curious and really skeptical. How could an OIL really help me? But I was also a little desperate. Matthew, my youngest, had a very rough fall/winter. From November until February he was sick. Conventional meds were not helping.
That’s when I heard about Thieves. The more I researched, the more hope I had that this oil could really help! I was still really skeptical, though, and decided to not spend my money on something I couldn’t be sure of. I was wrong. But I didn’t know I was wrong. So I waited. I waited three whole months before I decided I wanted to jump into this “oils thing.” I joined a Facebook group for oil enthusiasts and learned a ton. Then I finally ordered the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. While I was most excited about the Thieves oil, I also ordered some oils for overwhelming emotions. This is something I’ve lived with my whole life and nothing really helped. So I figured if I was going to try out oils, I might as well just dive in completely! I started with Oola Balance which I bought in addition to the kit in hopes it would help. I was having one of those days. My boys call it “red alert” lol. I was late to my son’s baseball practice, so I put a couple drops on my wrist and left. Then I forgot about it. About twenty minutes later, I started to feel flushed and a little dizzy. That passed quickly, and my heightened emotions started to fade. It really did work! I was shocked.
Since starting the oils, my family has only been sick once and the bug lasted only 24 hours. Now I use the oils for everything and am constantly amazed at how well they work. I am so thankful that I can do something proactive without worrying about side effects and toxic chemicals. They have truly changed my life!
LenYen T. - Japan
Therapeutic Grade Oils made ALL the difference
I have been experimenting with essential oils for over ten years, buying grocery store brands and devouring books on the art of healing with aromatherapy. However, I never really got into using them on a daily basis because I never felt like they worked effectively.
My friend introduced me to Young Living and talked about the Seed to Seal process. I was curious enough to purchase the Premium Starter Kit and started using Frankincense and Purification on my face right away. The skin condition that I had for years improved tremendously! I no longer get the deep cysts that I used to. Then I started using Di-Gize on my digestive issues. I have had to go gluten free and dairy free over the last three years. One drop of Di-Gize twice a day in my NingXia Red and I am feeling better than ever. I am now regular with little to no bloating.
I use the oils for many other issues like my mood during ‘that time of the month,’ overwhelming emotions, motivation, rest, immune boosting, rashes, insect bites, scrapes, burns, backaches and sore muscles.