Three years ago, we planted a couple tea trees in the memorial garden along with planting a dream of mine to develop my own Sfumato Farm Blend Tea. I've done simple mint and lemon balm teas, but I have a long term dream of creating a Sfumato Blend Tea made from herbs and plants from our farm and other Virginia farms.
To further my quest to become a modern day Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman with a pantry of homemade teas, tinctures, etc. I've been studying herbalism online! With small kids, it has been SLOOOOOW progress, but progress not perfection, right?!
In my studies, I've gotten more and more excited about supplementing my family's health and wellness with homeopathic remedies, but I've also started diving deeper into essential oils.
Because essential oils are powerful!
For years, I've successfully used oils to clean my house, do laundry, get rid of headaches, breathe easier at night, get rid of John's snoring, fix tummy aches, reduce fevers, fight infections, treat diaper rash, help my babies sleep well, and to generally enhance my mood.
It sounds crazy, but they have changed my life.
Let me stop right here and say that I love me some Western medicine. We do nearly all of the vaccinations on a delayed schedule and are thankful to live in a country with the best medical specializations in the world.
But I don't need to tell you America is terrible at preventative medicine.
It starts with the food we eat. Food is medicine and your first line of defense with your health which is why John and I care deeply about growing as much of our own food as we can, but we can do so much more than just food and that's where the oils come in!
Why Young Living Essential Oils?
I used to not be brand loyal with my oils (I've been using them since Quincy was a baby), but I now believe that Young Living produces the best quality oils under the most ethical and organic circumstances. They own their farms "Seed to Seal." They also have the most generous customer rewards program (more on that some other time)! Young Living has rigorous testing and standards for their oils. No fillers are ever added to Young Living’s oils and no toxins are present. In fact, they don’t even use pesticides or herbicides on their crops or soil so that toxins won’t be present.
Essential oils are actually used a lot in everyday life - probably already in YOUR life and you don't even realize it! They can be found in lotions, perfumes, skincare products, toothpaste etc. However, not all oils are the same quality. A lot of people ask the question:
“Can’t I just buy Essential Oils from a grocery or drug store?”
Essential oils are not regulated therefore companies can put any filler or additive into what they call an “essential oil.” Most of what you will find at the grocery store is either another ingredient altogether or has toxic fillers in it. I still have a bottle of Tea Tree Oil I bought on Amazon (doh!) so I can have people actually SMELL the difference between a cheap oil produced in China and a Young Living oil.
When you are using essential oils on your body for any reason related to health or skin care, it can be dangerous to use these types of oils and can actually bring more harm.
Young Living essential oils are 100% therapeutic grade. Within 20 minutes of applying oils, they can be found in every cell in your body! These pure oils are cold-press distilled from the “lifeblood” of plants and contain the plant’s own immunity, hormones, and scents. And what lovely scents!
Young Living's mission to provide families with wellness and abundance also really resonated with me. Small, intentional changes in diet, cleaning products, and everyday habits add up and can make a big difference in our lives.
Ok, Whitney, I'm interested...
I cannot wait to hear all the incredible ways that these oils will bless you and your family!
The best way to get started (and how I got started) is to get the Premium Starter Kit with the 11 most popular oils and a diffuser by signing up as a WHOLESALE member for Young Living.
Wholesale is the way to go even if you never want to sell the oils (though if you’re interested in the business side of oils, I am happy to tell you how it has blessed me!). By signing up as a wholesale member, you’ll get a 24% off discount FOREVER and only need to spend $50 a year to remain active! Basically just replace your toothpaste, deodorant, laundry, and cleaning supplies with YL products and you’re there! If you have never used oils before, the premium starter kit is the best bang for your buck and it has ALL the BEST oils to get you started on your journey with essential oils!
Don't worry, I'll follow up with you to make sure you use, understand, and love your oils! That's my job.
If you decide to sign up as a wholesale member and join my team, click this link here. Make sure you choose wholesale, not retail!
(image c/o Distillery 9)
I'm so excited to help empower others to support their families - and farms! - with Young Living products. Please let me know if you have any questions - or particular problems you'd like to try and solve or alleviate with oils!