I entered the world of essential oils reluctantly. In fact, I was super skeptical and a little wary of
those little brown bottles with the pretty colored labels filled with strong smelling liquids.
They couldn't really do everything people said they could.....could they? I decided to give them
a try and much to the astonishment of my sweet husband, I bought myself a starter kit of what
he affectionately called "snake oils".
Now, years later, my life has been transformed in amazing ways.
As a family we have sought to live healthy, sustainable lives that honor the natural world around
us and reflect our responsibility to be good stewards of our surroundings. We live on a small
homestead in southwest Oklahoma where we raise our own veggies, pastured chicken, turkeys,
and a few happy cows. I also classically home-educate our three lively boys and am the
reading good books, and drinking tea with my friends.
The oils and Young Living Products not only fit perfectly with our active, outdoor life style, they
have blessed us in more ways I can count. They have...
- Supported our immune systems
- Promoted restful sleep
- Provided a focused atmosphere during our school days
- Helped us reduce many of the toxins in our homes.
- Soothed sore muscles after a hard workout or long day of farm work
We take the oils on vacation, use them on our animals, carry them with us in the woods, take them to church, and
basically have them with us everywhere we go. The oils are a blessing for which I am constantly giving thanks.
But you know what? The biggest blessing hasn't been the improved wellness, the money
saved, or the toxins reduced. ( Don't get me wrong...those have been wonderful) But rather, the
biggest blessing has been the friendships made as a result of being a part of an oil community
that learns and grows together. Some of my dearest friends are my "oil sisters". Life long
friendships have been made as a result of being a part of Young Living and my life is richer for
If I had known that those little brown bottles with the pretty labels contained more than just oils
in them but rather were brimming with the possibility of new friendships, amazing experiences,
and improved wellness, I would have been a lot less skeptical and would have purchased that
starter kit of "snake oils" a lot sooner!