As a child, I was always interested in doing things differently, finding a better way than was being considered the norm. This thread found its way into all facets of my life, eventually in overseeing my family's health and wellness. As I began to watch my daughter suffer from stomach issues, asthma, allergies, and eczema from the time she was an infant, I knew there was something more than genetics that was contributing to her issues. Fortunately, the higher powers at be placed various influences in my life to show me that there WAS a different way to live well, to live clean, and to live abundantly.
This change first started with simple things such as alternative health care, paying attention to not just food allergies but food intolerances such as documenting what we ate and how we felt after we ate it, and just as importantly what we put ON our bodies. We discovered pilates, naturopathic care, and chiropractic care, and through these avenues, the power and beauty of using natural and effective products with THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS.
As I reflect back on what I put on my daughter's body and what nutrition I gave her, I could see two things: 1.) that I was trying really hard to be the best Mom I knew how to be and, 2.) I was doing everything by the book and following the advice of some of the most educated but unhealthy people in my life. I had violated everything I had always believed in: doing things differently and finding a better way. It was all due to FEAR. Fear of trying something new and screwing something up along the way that would put my daughter's health at risk. Meanwhile, it was the following of the norm that ultimately caused all of those triggers in her body to go off. Her body was in renegade mode. And not oddly enough, I could then see my own body was giving me similar warning signs that I ignored, just like most busy adults and devoted Moms and Dads.
So, where did Young Living essential oils come into the picture? I had always been interested in essential oils and eventually tried a Lavender oil on our feet to help support various systems. I purchased that oil from a local store, and boy was that a mistake! Not only was the bottle full of solvents and other "non-oil" ingredients, erasing the whole idea of going the natural route, but it caused such irritation and was ineffective. Fortunately, I found an amazing doctor who was helping us with various wellness areas, and she introduced us to Young Living and the awesomeness of these essential oils. We purchased our first premium starter kit and fell in love. No solvents, no fillers, no irritation, and yes, they work. This past year, we renewed our dedication to chemical free living with Young Living, and in doing so, I discovered a network of people ready, willing, and able to help us along our journey to wellness. The Oil Nuts team is a dedicated, kind, and knowledgeable team of regular people like you and me who are committed to supporting one another and their family's wellness through chemical free living. Peruse this site, do your research, and please feel free to reach out at any time. I am here to educate, support, and inspire! Nothing makes me happier than to empower others to lead a healthier and happier life!