I don't believe in pushing products onto people. It annoys me personally, so I'd never do that to someone else. However, I've always had it said of me that if I truly believe in something, I can't shut up about it (emphasis on "if I truly believe"). And that's definitely true! 

I stumbled upon essential oils a few years ago yet didn't commit to a single essential oil company I liked best until this past year. And that company is Young Living. Reason being: Young Living is the most tested and tried+true essential oil company on the market today. There are 9 tests for purity and distillation available and Young Living is the only company that volunteers themselves for all 9 of those tests. They do distillation on site of the harvest so that there is little time that passes from harvest to bottle (their "seed to seal" promise) and to insure there is the utmost care taken in the process.

Why is this important? Most essential oils you see in Wal-Mart, Target, and even Whole Foods are not tested for purity since essential oils are not yet regulated. What does that mean, and why does it matter? Essential oils companies that do not volunteer themselves to test for purity can put filler chemicals and artificial fragrances into bottles labeled as "essential oils" without any legal push-back whatsoever. So you could be using bottles labeled as essential oils that are not really even essential oils at all. Not only is this fact dangerous for your health, but it's a waste of money. You might as well not buy them at all. Unless an essential oil bottle says "100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil", you would be wise to assume that it is not a true essential oil. Young Living volunteers themselves for 9 of these tests for purity and can be fully trusted for your health.

So why essential oils? What's the big deal?

Essential oils are not a new thing. They have been around since Queen Esther in the Old Testament days. Ancient populations knew about the benefits long before we ever thought them to be the latest, "hippest" health trend.

"Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you hold nature's pure essence." -Young Living

Essential oils allow you to harness the potency and health benefits of a plant all in a convenient bottle. Essential oils can be diffused into the air so you can breathe in the benefits, applied topically (depending on the oil), or internally (depending on the oil). There are so, so many uses of the many, many oils available to us. I can attest that these oils truly become a part of your life, keeping illnesses at bay, limiting the amount of trips to the doctor, supporting your immune system and even your emotional health (Anyone who has diffused lavender understands what I mean by this. Stress stands no chance.).

There are truly countless uses for these oils, and I could go on and on talking about them for hours on end. But I'll spare you the long read for now. I'll be sharing some oily tips and diy projects on my blog in the months to come.

If your interest is peaked and you want in on this oily world, I invite you to check out my personal Young Living link through which you can read up on the oils, see if the hype is true, and even make your first purchase if you so desire.

the details:

There's an option on that page to either sign up as a retail customer or a wholesale member. In short: a retail customer is able to purchase Young Living products at retail cost and a wholesale member is able to purchase them at wholesale cost (aka 24% off the normal retail price). A wholesale member is also able to eventually distribute (aka sell Young Living products and make commission off of them) if they ever wanted to get in on this opportunity (though it is absolutely not necessary or something you ever have to do to keep your discount). The only requirement necessary to sign up as a wholesale member (and get that nice 24% discount YEAR-ROUND) is to buy the initial starter kit priced at $45. Once that is purchased, you get all the perks year-round with no further requirements from you whatsoever.

That's all for now, folks. If you have any questions about the world of oils, please shoot me a message here!