Okay so, I have to put a disclaimer out there that this blog is about my life. My life includes oils. I’m not part of a big pyramid scheme based company trying to sell you stuff so I can reap the benefits. I just want you to keep that in mind while reading. I’m writing about oils today because I have been using them for years and I have finally found a brand that I am in love with and I want to tell you why. I will also provide more information at the end of this so if you WANT to try for yourself you can. Also, if you’re curious or have questions and don’t want to order anything, feel free to shoot me a message because I would be happy to answer any questions you may have without trying to convince you to buy anything. I hate salesmen who are just telling me things to convince me to buy their products so they can get a commission so I would never do that to someone else a.k.a. that’s why I am not in a sales job. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to make a living BUT I have a full time job that I love so i’m not trying to sell you oils so I can quit my day job.
Whew, now that that’s out of the way we can get to the juicy…I mean oily stuff. Do you like what I did there? Thank you, thank you, i’ll be here all week! Now, if you’ve made it this far, awesome! Before we go on I just want to say that i’m talking about two things today, oils and this magical book. The magical book is Lucy Libido says…there’s an oil for that. So if the word libido makes you cringe or you’re not comfortable talking about things that relate to your libido, you may want to stop reading after you finish the next paragraph because it’s about to get real.
First, oils. YASSS. I’m not claiming that they are magic healing potions but they don’t claim to be ether. I’m not going to try to slather them all over my kid if she’s running a 104 fever and throwing up, i’m going to take her to a doctor. With that being said, rule number one of using oils is DON’T BE STUPID. Do your research, ask questions, READ. Don’t just jump in and start rubbing them everywhere. I use my oils for many things: cleaning (because if my child happens to drink them, i’ll pump her full of water to dilute them and I won’t have to call poison control), diffusing for smells and/or moods, sweet sleep, prevention, relaxation, beauty routine, bath and beauty products in general, did I mention cleaning? Because that’s an important one in which washing clothes and dishes also fall under so when I say cleaning, I mean ALLLL of the cleaning. People want to complain about the price of oils BUT how much do you spend monthly on cleaning products? What about your skin care routine? Bath products? Air freshener? Detergent? Now, I can confidently say that I spend less on oils than I used to spend buying all of that. Why? Because oils all have several different uses. You can mix and dilute so many different ways to make so many of your own products. Before I joined Young Living, I had already switched out a lot of my products for oily products that I make myself. Also, besides household stuff, one of my favorite oil blends is Stress Away. I have anxiety and I also tend to be stressed a lot. I refuse to take medication daily to manage this. I keep Stress Away in my purse with the roller attachment on so I can roll it on my wrists, behind my ears, and over my heart (just like if you were rolling on perfume) and I can honestly say, it REALLY helps. REALLY. And as an added bonus, it smells sooooo good. There are thousands of ways to use oils and if I wrote about them, this blog post would go on forever so let me just tell you another one of my favorites and we can move on. Purification, hands down my favorite blend. BETTER THAN ANY KIND OF AIR FRESHENER OR ODOR REMOVER YOU CAN BUY! I have three dogs, I foster at least one other dog at a time, two cats, a toddler, and a husband with stinky feet (love you!) so there’s a lot of smells going around. I put a few drops of Purification into my diffuser and BAM, smells gone! I also put a few drops into a spray bottle full of water and use it just like febreeze, I can use it on carpet, furniture, or just in the air. It even takes away the litter box smell! There’s so many more oils but that’s a post for another day. I personally love Young Living because you know exactly where your oils are coming from and they’re actually good oils. They’re not watered down oils and they’re not water with added oil fragrance which is why they’re okay to put on your skin. Some you have to dilute (refer back to rule #1) but some you can use neat. They even have a Vitality line of oils you can ingest (again rule #1). They have a line for pets and littles as well (RULE ONE RULE ONE RULE ONE). I know you see the articles floating around, especially lately about the dangers of oils to pets. Do your research people! Also I have a list of oils harmful to cats and to dogs if you would like that. This does not mean that the oils are not okay for us. Just like some foods and plants that are perfectly fine for humans can be harmful to pets (like chocolate for example), oils work the same way. I can’t say it enough, refer back to rule number one or you have no one to blame but yourself. Now, if you want to sign up or check things out and don’t want to read the libido stuff, skip to the skip the next paragraph.
Now, Lucy Libido. GIRL. This book is available on Amazon. She talks about our bodies and our hormones. Women of all ages should read this book. Is so full of information and oils you can use for hormones and yes…between the sheets. She also includes all kinds of oily recipes. These oils and recipes are tried and true. I had no idea of some of the uses for these oils. And it’s not just hormones and between the sheets info, it’s also red week info, menopause info, cramp and PMS management info. Need more information? Come talk to me or get yourself a copy of the book like I did. You can also request to join her group on Facebook where she’s always posting good information and where she hosts a Lucy Libido class annually. She just finished one up last month and it was AH-MAZING. I would also like to include that the book also has information on oils for men! It is totally worth a read if you’re in a rut or want to try to manage your hormones naturally. I say its always worth a try. Inching closer to my thirties has thrown some changes my way that I wasn’t sure how to handle until I attended the Lucy Libido Facebook class. My first oil from that class should be arriving soon! Can’t wait! If you don’t care about reading more oily stuff, skip to the bottom for the link to get the Lucy Libido book.
Okay, if you wanted to skip the libido part and straight to oil info, it’s safe to read now. If you’re interested in oil samples, please reach out to me. Also, if you would like to order some oils or products from Young Living, please reach out to me. Questions? Concerns? Send me a message. Interested in becoming a member to receive wholesale pricing? Let me know. Young Living does not require a monthly auto ship or payment. They do not require you to sell oils in order to reap benefits. The best bang for your buck if you want to become a member is the starter kit. It includes eleven 5ml bottles of oils (Yes, eleven!), a diffuser, samples and sample bottles for you to give to your family and friends, a roller ball attachment for when you’re on the go, a product guide with oil uses and HOW to use them—that’s important! as well as pricing, and a membership to Young Living all for $160.00. If you’re approved for PayPal credit, you can also pay for your kit with that. See the price breakdown below of what you’re getting for $160.00 and these are actually the retail prices:
Vitality oils (can be ingested) – Lemon $8.22, Copaiba $28.95, DiGize $18.42, Thieves $19.41, Peppermint $13.49
Oil singles & blends- PanAway $47.70, RC $13.82, Purification $20.72, Frankincense $39.14, Lavender $15.46, Stress Away $9.92
These oils alone total to $235.25 if purchased individually. Not only do you get all of these, but you also get:
YL Membership $45.00, diffuser $83.88, Samples and sample bottles ~$31.79, product guide $3.50 for a total of $412.58. So you save $252.58 by getting a kit. AND you have so many of the base oils that you can make your own blends with and they have so many uses!
How long do they last? It depends on usage but my 5ml bottle of Purifcation that I use almost every single day and have made a bottle of my own air/fabric freshener, and have used in my laundry since I got it the first week of December has just run out last week. Thankfully my new bottle is on the way! So yes, it is 100% a great investment. If you would like to order, you can go to Youngliving.com use my member number 13377452.
I’ve also included a picture of my kit (minus the diffuser and product guide, oops) and a picture of the Lucy Libido book so you can make sure you’ve got the right one 😉
You can order Lucy Libido says… there’s an oil for that on Amazon here or if you need to buy in bulk or need other supplies for the recipes in the book (or other juicy stuff) you can get those at lucylibido.com .
Now, that I’ve got that out, I promise my next post will be about something other than oils ha ha! Now if you’ll excuse me, i’m going to start working on my old body butter and lotion recipes and trying out a shampoo recipe. Wish me luck! And enjoy your week!