Friday, September 4, 2015

Essentially Friday

Happy Friday! 

I've been wanting to share about my new love for a while. I'm pretty much completely obsessed with essential oils. 

I was interested in starting to use them in our home last fall due to the fact that we were going to be experiencing our first winter in London. Being around new germs and using public transportation on a daily basis, I was fearful of our family being sick a lot. With the arrival of spring, M would begin nursery and once come the germs! I wanted to be properly equipped with tools that did not always include doctor visits, over the counter medications and antibiotics. I wanted to keep our family healthy by using natural holistic methods.  

I'd say I began using oils a little naively and little did I know at the time, I was opening the door to a whole world of wonderful ways to support our health and wellness through Young Living products. I continue to be amazed by what I've learned and experienced using these oils.

Here are just a few reasons why I've fallen for this oily goodness.
These oils are for the whole family. They are organic, gentle and effective. And there truly is an oil for everything! I love using oils to support our immune systems. I use them when not feeling well instead of reaching for an OTC medication. It feels so good to support our bodies without putting harsh things into them.

M just started using some of the KidScents line formulated specifically for children and she loves them! The ones we especially love are her sleepy oil before bed and when she gets hurt, her owie oil.

We use our diffuser different times of the day and I select what oils to put into the diffuser based on what time of day it is or the feeling in the house. We often diffuse oils that balance our emotions with a toddler in the house!
In addition to the oils, there is an amazing variety of products that are available. The products are safe and offer natural alternatives to dangerous chemicals and toxins. I love that I am able to use these products in our home in order to promote overall wellness. Young Living makes cleaning products, products that replace common used items in your medicine cabinet, supplements, vitamins, personal care products and more!
Our sweet dog, Hyde, used to have some serious separation anxiety issues when we lived in California. So much so, leaving him alone had become an anxiety ridden ordeal for me as well. When he arrived in London by way of The Queen Mary, I began a new routine of diffusing Peace and Calming in our house a short time before we left him alone. After a few weeks of diffusing, he was able to be left alone without going crazy. I can happily report, we are able to leave him without ANY issues and diffusing is no longer necessary. 

Young Living has a line of oils for pets although we used Peace and Calming successfully. Peace & Calming is not one of the oils specifically for pets but the one pictured above is.
One of my favorite parts of using oils is the creative aspect that goes along with it. There are so many things you can make- beauty and cleaning DIYs, roller balls combining different oils for different purposes such as keeping bugs away, a seasonal purfume, supporting our emotions or our immune systems. I hope to start baking with them soon too!
The one thing I really had no clue about when I began this journey last November, was when you join Young Living, you are also signing up with a specific oil community. I signed up under my good friend Erin and little did I know the amazing people I would be in the Golden Drop Society with. This group is filled with brand new oilers and people who have been using them for years. The knowledge, creativity and truly genuine kind spirit of the GDS has been as wonderful as using the oils themselves.

Since I've loved beginning this journey, I am wanting to help my friends and family learn about these oils and how they might add some oily goodness into their lives. I've just began a new Instagram account so please follow along @essentiallykelley where I will share my journey and love of all things oily.

Any suggestions made on this blog are specific to Young Living Essential Oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this blog about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP. Keep oils out of reach of children. 

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  1. Hi Kelley! I wanted to email you but couldn't find your address on your page. Can you please email me when you get a chance? My email is thanks!