Hey, there!! I’m Amy Kimball, The Proverbs 31:10 Oiler! I’m newly married to Ike, the love of my life, and we are living an adventure in Kodiak, Alaska!
Why essential oils? What’s the big deal? What makes them so different from other alternatives? Are they legit, or just another fad passing through? What in tarnation are they anyway?
This is a question that has come up multiple times, and most likely will again in the future. SO… here I am writing out the answers of the world for all of you! As a disclaimer I’ll say that essential oils may not answer all of the 7 wonders of the world. Yet, they come pretty close in my book! I will be telling why I choose to use Young Living Essential Oils, and how I use them in my family’s everyday life here on Facebook, where you can follow me daily!
Essential oils are distilled from the most powerful part of the plant. They are literally the life, or compounds that God has designed to keep plants alive. These volatile liquids and aromatic compounds are distilled or pressed from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruits, rinds, resins, and herbs; each type of plant has it’s very own processes to go through before it goes in the the bottle. It’s different with each plant too!
What’s the big deal about using essential oils specifically, and not just something like herbs and plants as they are?
Because the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were previously derived. Making it nature’s pure essence, thanks to extraction through careful steam distillation and cold pressing. The characteristics of genuine essential oils are amazing. Within twenty six seconds they can penetrate the skin and be found in all the cells in the blood stream, when inhaled can reach the brain, heart and liver in three seconds, contain the most powerful antioxidants, contain many constituents, including sesquiterpenes which have the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. Now, that’s fantastic! It makes me thankful to God for this precious gift He created for us. It also makes me think twice about other toxic chemicals that can effect me in the same amount of time, but be harmful instead of beneficial. Just like the chemicals that are used to make up Fragrances in cosmetic products, household cleaners, makeup, lotions, soaps, and so much more!
I need these precious essential oils in my home and life. Not just as a few bottles to be used once in a blue moon when I’m already down. I’ll add that they are wonderful to use for those bad moments, but if that’s the only time they’re being used then their full potential will never be reached for my own full potential. It’s the same result as if I were to pray to God only during the difficult times, and forget about Him when things are going smooth. Oh, I’ll get an answer alright, but it may not be what I’m prepared to handle… because I would not be prepared at all.
There was a time when I was literally feeling so bad that no modern day medicine could help me. It was like a waiting game with lots of rest, and that was all I was told I could do. Thankfully, when all else failed I had essential oils stepped in to save the day! Ever heard the term, “There’s an oil for that?” Well truth is, it’s the truth!
I have learned the best way to use essential oils is to support wellness. Supporting wellness is what keeps me from getting sick in the first place. It’s all about being intentional! The definition of wellness: the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. Am I perfect at this? No! There are still days where I skip working out, or forget to run my diffuser, or stuff my face with some sugary goodness (sugar lowers the immune system, and for me causes breakouts)! But, overall, we are choosing a lifestyle of intentional wellness, and living a chemical free lifestyle is a big part of that!
This is my personal WHY, why I love doing Young Living Essential Oils as my business so much. In this career, I get to teach and help others make a big difference in one person’s life, and maybe even the whole family!
I honestly believe that these save lives. By providing an answer to those with food allergies, emergency uses for trauma, healthy dieting, and so much more to keep us from being acutely or chronically ill in the first place.
Why wait until the bad news is given to make a change? Support wellness! Think wellness! Choose a healthy, active lifestyle every day. My husband and I are blogging about our experiences here, and we’d love to have you follow along, or join us, in our wellness journey!
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