Thursday, November 3, 2016

Essential Oils: Tiny Little Bottles, HUGE Changes in my Family's Lives

So this is the post that I promised over a month ago. Remember when I told you something big was happening in our family? Well, I'm finally sitting down to tell you about it and I'm really hoping that I don't go overboard because to me, this is SUPER exciting. It's no secret that I love modern medicine. I am eternally grateful to all of the doctors and medical professionals who played such an important role in getting my babies here and their thriving in spite of being 28 weekers. Modern medicine does amazing things. I'm thankful for it and for the many men and women who've dedicated their lives to helping save and support the lives of others. That said, I've always leaned in a natural direction when it came to products I use and now my family uses. 

Two years ago, a friend and fellow quad mommy introduced me to essential oils. She shared with me the many benefits of oils and told me all of the wonderful changes she was seeing in her family. "Wow! That's amazing" I said, the skeptic in my laughing on the inside. I started digging deeper though and eventually started thinking "hmm, maybe there's something to this". Fast forward nearly two years, and I FINALLY became a member of Young Living in July of 2016. It only took me a few times of using them for various troubles that popped up in our lives for me to realize, I'd stumbled upon something really wonderful! What took me so long? Well, I was hesitant because of the cost. We watch every single penny very closely here so I was scared to invest very much money in something I didn't know if I'd use. Eventually though, illness after illness and watching my family sink deeper and deeper into misery, I knew something HAD to be done. Essential oils just made sense!

All I can say now is that I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner. You see, for the past two years, our family has been in such a reactive mode. So many areas of our lives have been in chaos and personally, I've been shaken to my very core. Life has been a challenge. I've adjusted to not only motherhood, but motherhood as a mother to quadruplets. If you've known me for long, you know that I've always thrived on fitting in and I've always wanted to be like everyone else. Learning and then accepting that you life just took a turn that means being like everyone is not going to be possible takes some work. Long-time blog readers and friends know that soon after we came out of the NICU, my own mom went into the hospital with what ultimately was diagnosed as Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. I quit my career after working for the same company right at ten years. We relocated to a new city with no family and knew no one upon arrival here. My husband has spent a lot of his time working out of town leaving me to raise quadruplets alone. The oil field tanked in early 2015, causing massive job loss across the industry which directly affected my family. Meanwhile, we've faced other struggles such as illnesses, addictions, and family quarrels. I'm using these oils in our lives every single day and I get more excited every time I use them!

You already know I have quadruplets; so you can probably guess that I have some pretty special hormones along with that. These oils have been instrumental in helping me to balance my hormones and stabilize my mood. I've been able to boost our entire family's immune system and instead of being reactive, we're talking a proactive approach. Even my skeptic husband now comes to me asking what oil to use to supplement different areas of his health because he knows they work too.




So why is Young Living? In my opinion, Young Living is simply the best essential oils company there is. Young Living is the only company that offers the Seed to Seal Guarantee? What is that you ask? Watch this video to learn about Young Living's promise to families: http://www.seedtoseal.com/en/families

One thing that I feel worthy of talking about here, is that when I first dipped my toe in the oily water, I was somewhat intimidated. I still love my Whataburger, Sweet Tea sweetened with refined sugar, and I won't walk away from Degree deodorant anytime soon (you're welcome for that - quadruplet toddlers make you sweat, like, A LOT). What if I didn't fit in  with other oil users. Would people take me seriously if I shared oils with them? Would I need to lose weight and take up running marathons? Would I have to find a way to put in a garden and some chickens (which I'd love by the way)? The answer, is no. I'm just starting on my journey. I don't know where it will ultimately lead or what other lifestyle changes it will become a catalyst for, but I do know this: Young Living Essential Oils are changing my family for the better and to keep this to myself would be awful! I'm excited and I want all my friends and family to experience this gift too.

I would love to post more about Young Living Oils and truthfully, I probably will in future posts, because these oils literally ARE THAT exciting to me! If you'd like to learn more, please comment here, message me, catch me in person or email me. I'm offering a number of classes in the month of November, many online, and I'd love for you to be a part of them so you can decide whether or not Young Living is something that may benefit your family!

Already convinced Young Living is the right choice for your family? You can click here to sign up as a member and get started on yoru oily journey right away
: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=10015916&enrollerid=10015916&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member. 

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