Myth Busting Monday – “Young Living essential oils are unsafe”

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First, let me start by saying  – there are some brands of essential oils that are NOT safe. What we are discussing here is strictly Young Living essential oils. Young Living oils are the only oils I feel completely safe using.

Don’t get me wrong – I am not suggesting that all YL oils are safe for all people. I will explain that in a minute.

But first, let’s look at what sets Young Living apart from the others.

Most importantly, YL has their proprietary Seed To Seal process. Visit the all-new Seed To Seal Site to learn all about the steps that YL takes to ensure that you are getting the purest, safest oils available.

Additionally, Young Living does not use synthetic additives, nor do they dilute their oils to make them more“affordable”. You will remember that we talked a little bit about this in the previous post in this series. Those other brands who add or subtract from the extracted plant oil are in fact altering the natural essence of the oil, thereby reducing its safety.

Lastly, Young Living oils are therapeutic grade oils, meaning that most of them are safe to take internally.

Now, back to my earlier statement.

Many people can use any Young Living essential oil without any issues. But there are certain groups of people who need to exercise caution, or in some cases, avoid certain oils.

For instance, a child’s skin is much more sensitive than an adult’s skin. So most oils used on children are used in conjunction with organic vegetable or coconut oil. These “carrier”oils help make the essential oils gentler to a child’s skin.

Pregnant women and nursing moms are also cautioned about using some oils. This is because some essential oils are too potent for children under the age of two. If you are a pregnant or nursing mom, you may want to check out Debra Raybern’s book, Gentle Babies.   This book gives recommendations on which oils are best for use on babies and small children.

Also, in some cases, people who have certain medical conditions may want to avoid any oils that could cause adverse reactions to their condition.

A few other things to consider:

1. “Hot” oils such as Thieves, peppermint, oregano, and thyme should be used with carrier oils because they are so potent.

2. Many citrus oils are photosensitive, meaning if they are applied to an exposed area of skin, you should avoid direct sunlight on that part of your body for several hours.This will prevent rashes or burning sensations on the skin.

3. Essential oils are not meant to be put into your eyes or ears.

So how do you know which ones are safe for you and your family?

First, read the bottle label. It will give instructions for use, and any cautions you need to be aware of.

And second, you have me. I can answer any questions you may have regarding the safety and usage of an oil. And whatever I don’t know, I will find out for you. All you have to do is contact me.

Now, you may have heard or seen people talking about how essential oils should never be taken internally, or how they are not as safe as they are made out to be. And that may be true of other brands of oils. I can only speak for Young Living essential oils. What I always want to tell those “naysayers” is “do your research”. Generalizations cannot be made for all essential oil companies when there are vast differences between them. A person who says that “all” essential oils are unsafe (internally or otherwise) is simply uneducated on this topic.

Contact me if you have any questions!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Myth Busting Monday – “Essential Oils are Expensive”

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Welcome to the first post in a (short) new series called Myth Busting Monday! Here we will discuss common myths and misinformation about Young Living essential oils. In this series, we will talk only about Young Living’s oils. I cannot speak to the oils of other companies, nor would I ever recommend them – the reasons which I have addressed on the FAQ page, and which we may address further later in this series.

For the first post in this series, we will take a look at one of the biggest myths about YL oils, and one that I hear all the time from those not familiar with them: “Essential oils are so expensive!”

First, let’s look at what people think is expensive. Everyone has their own opinions and perspectives on what is “expensive”.  For instance, to me, specialty coffees are expensive. Mainly I think that because I don’t drink coffee. Yes, it’s true. There are some humans that get through the day without it. Stop glaring at me. I mean no offense. Have a cup of coffee and relax.  :)

The truth is, I do like coffee. I just can’t drink it on a regular basis.

So, to me, buying a daily caramel macchiato for roughly $4 at the neighborhood Starbucks is expensive. Now, say I were to buy one for every weekday. About 20 per month. That’s $80 every month.

Now, pick a commonly used Young Living essential oil. How about peppermint? Everyone loves that one. YL’s peppermint oil costs $28.29 retail, and just $21.50 for those who took advantage of the awesome wholesale pricing that YL offers when you buy a starter kit. 

That’s under $30 for a 15ml bottle, which has 250-300 drops in it. If you used 2 drops per day, every day, it would last you 5 months. Now, you most likely won’t need it every day, but let’s pretend you do. 5 months of use out of the bottle. In that 5 months, you will have spent $400 on coffee. FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. Versus TWENTY-EIGHT DOLLARS. Now tell me which is expensive!

And this is true of more than just coffee. How about fast food lunches? Cigarettes?

Young Living essential oils make a little go a long way. And you’re maintaining your health in the process.

I think you’ll agree after reading this, that you can’t afford to NOT be using Young Living essential oils. Because the alternative…well, it’s expensive!

For more info on YL essential oils, contact me or visit the Order Oils page to check out the product catalog or place an order.

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Sneak Peek

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying Keeping it Real Oily’s all new look! Feel free to let me know what you like or don’t like about the new look or the about the blog itself. Comments and suggestions are welcomed!

I wanted to give you a sneak peek at a new, brief series that I’m working on:

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The series will begin THIS Monday, August 18th, and the first myth we’ll  look at is “essential oils are expensive”. You don’t want to miss this post! And here’s a quick way to make sure you don’t forget to check back in on Monday – subscribe to the blog! Just enter your email in the space provided on the right hand side of Keeping it Real Oily’s home page, and you’ll receive an email every time there’s a new post!

Thanks for continuing to check out the blog and for sharing the posts. It really means a lot to me!

See you Monday!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Valerian Essential Oil

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Does this happen to you sometimes?

You’re lying in bed. It’s quiet and dark, and your exhausted body welcomes the rest. But…your eyes are wide open. You want to sleep, but your brain is not ready. It refuses to let you shut down and go to sleep. You toss and turn, trying to find just that right spot that will usher in that mental rest that you crave.

Sound familiar?

We won’t get into the reasons people experience occasional sleeplessness, such as stress, eating habits, age, hormones, and spiders. Yeah, you heard me, spiders. I can’t possibly be the only one who has spent many sleep-time hours searching for the “spider that got away”. You know, the one that narrowly escaped the bottom of your shoe, and then laughed at you while it hid under your bed.

Yeah, we won’t go there today.

The good news is that Young Living has an oil that promotes restful sleep. It’s called Valerian. And it is wonderful.

I typically can fall asleep fairly quickly. But I’m also a light sleeper. Noises will wake me, such as thunder, cars driving by, ice cube trays filling up, etc. It happens every night, and I’m used to it. Plus, I’m at the age where nature calls while I’m sleeping. So I have to get up.  Do I think the quality of my sleep is affected? Probably some.

But on the nights where I apply Valerian to the bottoms of my feet before bed? I’m unconscious until the rooster crows. And by rooster, I mean alarm clock.

Another cool thing about Valerian is that promotes relaxation. Which I’m sure is why it helps promote sleep so well. When your mind is relaxed, it can truly rest.

 I think you should give Valerian a try.  Check out the product guide on the Order Oils page to view and/or purchase Valerian.

And as always, I welcome your questions and comments. Leave a reply or contact me privately, and I will answer as soon as I can.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.