I've been an oiler for almost ten years. I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York. I've got three beautiful children and a wonderful husband of 32 years. We have two dogs, Baby Girl and Princess Buttercup (don't let the names fool you). Out of school, I was a corporate administrative assistant for a large food conglomerate. In 2001, I became a Realtor and worked locally for almost 20 years in the industry. I joined Young Living in July of 2013, and the direction of my life started to change.
My journey with oils began with a simple conversation riding in a car with a friend. She told me someone was having a gathering at her home to talk about "these oils" that do amazing things. I was skeptical at first, but I was also intrigued. So, I invited myself to the gathering and that's where everything changed for me and my family. I learned about what essential oils can do. I learned about different quality of essential oils - from drugstore and "health food" store-quality oils and “therapeutic-grade” of Young Living.
At first, my head was spinning! Then I started to hear stories from people who were "using" Young Living oils, and I had to see what they could do for me. I learned that I could dab a drop or two of Lavender essential oil on my wrists to help support my mood. I learned that I could use Purification essential oil to get rid of the wet-dog smell after my dogs took a swim in our lake. I learned that Young Living created a non-toxic cleaner for my entire home - from windows to laundry! I learned the differences between store-bought/brand name vitamins and Young Living's brand. I learned about Young Living's line of non-toxic supplements and vitamins, as well as shampoos, toothpastes, and other personal-care items. Young Living has a non-toxic makeup line, too. Wow!
Most importantly, I learned about Young Living's exclusive "Seed to Seal" guarantee. The founder, Gary Young, had developed and put systems in place so that the quality of Young Living's essential oils and oil-infused products were made with plants that came from the purest seeds and cultivated (most by hand) with the utmost respect for nature and quality. No pesticides are ever used - they use essential oils to keep pests away from their crops! The distillation processes were quality-controlled driven, and this quality control followed through right up until the oils and products were sealed in the bottles and labeled.
Did you know that the FDA doesn't regulate the essential oils industry? I didn't. Did you know that only about 5% of the oils in the bottles have to be 100% pure in order for the label to say "pure"? I never knew. What I have learned, however, is that I need to read the ingredients of everything we put into and onto our bodies. When it comes to Young Living's essential oils, you can be 100% sure that there are no fillers, fragrances or toxins in anything they make. That about sums up the "Seed to Seal" guarantee.
That's why I became a Brand Partner right off the bat with Young Living. I want to share my knowledge with anyone and everyone I meet. Why would I want to keep it a secret? If I see a good movie I tell those around me about it, right? Why not tell people about Young Living essential oils and oil-infused products and supplements? Let me know how I can help you learn more.