Where it all began, Alex & Sarah’s Story
Alex and Sarah had some experience with anointing oils dating back to days in their home church as children. They had always enjoyed the scents of Frankincense, Myrrh and other familiar anointing oils. But they didn’t understand the full purpose, or importance of the plants and oils mentioned in scripture until many years later. Here is their story in their own words.
Our Story, by Sarah
Our first experience with actual essential oils was when a friend began distilling and selling her own oils. So we purchased a few, and a small personal diffuser. Unfortunately, they fell short of our original hope and brought little to no improvement to our circumstances. So we used them for scent and enjoyed them but honestly never considered essential oils again. Then one day as I (Sarah) was perusing posts in a mommy group on Facebook, I came across this discussion about essential oils and their uses. Many different topics were covered and I was honestly very skeptical. From my own use of essential oils, I had seen nothing dramatic and thought these ladies were gullible and over-imaginative.
For several months I saw mothers sharing testimony after testimony about their success with Young Living Essential Oils and supplements. Eventually I decided to really dig into research about these oils. I was convinced my herbs, whole foods and supplements were just as good if not better than oils. As I began digging into research, I repeatedly found that verified quality meant everything with essential oils. This came as no surprise to me as I already knew that the source mattered very much when selecting food, supplements, water, etc But I had no idea just how much went into producing a truly therapeutic essential oil!
Did you know that where a plant is grown is just as important as how it is grown? I did not, until I began reading. Also, I found out that what genus of plant is distilled makes a big difference. So while Lavender may be calming and soothing, Lavindin may be better suited for another usage. And you do not want to confuse the two! So next, I checked into testing and verification of quality. Who was actually verifying the quality of their oils? At the time the only company who could answer all my questions with satisfactory answers (and beyond) was Young Living Essential Oils. They not only were able to answer my questions but also further explained quality issues I wasn’t even aware of!
So after researching for a year and sharing my findings with Alex we began to save money for what seemed to be the best value option, The Premium Starter kit from YLEO. At the time we were barely making enough money for rent, let alone food. So, finding a way to get oils was not easy. We decided to look into new work opportunities and even moved to a new home about an hour away to save more money. Ultimately, someone gifted us the funds to get our starter kit, but that was after we had already been saving for 6 months!
Our Present for our Future
The day that kit arrived… even my two oldest kids firmly remember it! We were all SO excited!! Alex and I sat on the couch and sniffed all the oils. And let me tell you… we felt silly and woozy the first few weeks just from sniffing our oils! Every time we would sit down to uncap the bottles we would feel silly and joyful. We enjoyed the release and it became a special ritual for us each morning. Another favorite memory is of rubbing our kids’ feet and backs with lavender at bedtime! As you can see, Young Living Essential Oils quickly became a big part of our daily lifestyle.
As we wrap up our story we would like to share one of our first YLEO “Aha moments.” We had met some family members at the mall about 4-5 months after getting our kit. The kids played in the indoor play area along with several other very sneezy children. My daughter needed to use the restroom so I took her. Upon returning, I found that Alex had begun to feed the boys snacks without getting them washed up first… *dun dun dun.* So gross! I know all the parents and grandparents reading this, know that feeling. Anyway, when we got out to the car I grabbed my bottle of Thieves Essential Oil and rubbed it on everyone’s feet because of its cleansing properties. I figured, why not? We went home just as happy as we were before!
We could tell you story after story of how we use Young Living Essential Oils as a part of our wellness lifestyle, but alas, we must bring our chatter to an end. We’d love to connect with you personally, so please reach out to us so we can share more in the future!
Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live
– Jim Rohn