I have been a little MIA since the new year, trying to breathe deeply and soak in simply being (rather than always rushing), investing in friendships, and also trying to stay calm and take care of myself as I take on a new work environment and all the stresses that come with life changes. I am the kind of person that gets stressed out so easy, and when my heart get’s too focused on what I am tangibly producing, I find that I am completely regressing the chance for my heart to grow- which heart change is the best foundation for God to do great things in your life. Alternatively, too many of us spin our wheels nonstop, because we feel the need to make it happen, do it ourself, or just prove something. But, just stop there. That’s not what this life is about. Take a break. I want to encourage myself and you to create a lifestyle of daily rest. And, that’s why I am so excited to tell you about my new love for essential oils.
This past Christmas I asked my hubby for one thing: the Young Living Essential Oil Starter kit. And, I really meant it. I kept it nice and simple because that’s what I really, really (really) wanted, leaving him with nothing else but that to get me. He constantly fooled me that he hadn’t been able to order the kit up until I began opening my present on Christmas day. Even on Christmas Eve I laid in bed next to him and said “Now, I know you didn’t get me the Starter Kit… but baby, that’s all I asked for..[insert sad puppy dog eyes]” Maybe I was trying to make him feel a little bad, but more so I just wanted to see if I could find out if he would prove me wrong to think this. And he said, “I know…, we’ll have to try to get it after Christmas I guess..” without a blink, acting disappointed that he couldn’t get me just what I asked for and that we would have to spend more money after the expensive holiday season. Now, Christmas to me is not about getting. I was mostly concerned because I knew he put something under the tree for me, but I really wanted him to spend Christmas money on what I asked for, and not something else. But, oh my hubby never fails to take care of me. And, to be frank, I really don’t even deserve the way he serves me some days. On Christmas day I unwrapped a gift wrapped within a gift wrapped within a gift, and I knew that he really got me exactly just what I wanted- the exact diffuser and all. I guess he found a way to make my present a surprise and, at that, had too much fun wrapping it up.
So these last couple weeks I have been diffusing away and only falling in love with essential oils, literally using them constantly through out my day (especially if I am at home for long hours). Experimenting with my set of oils makes me feel like a kid with a christmas toy I can’t get tired of. Win!!
Two reasons I am so excited about my Young Living EOs:
- Hobbies are supposed to be therapeutic, right? Well, now have a new hobby that is therapy itself! (Ha-that makes me laugh!) I’m excited to continually play and learn more and more about ways to use it. Considering the endless possibilities and ways for helping treat every day things with oils (feeling under the weather, feeling down, insomnia, etc)- it never get’s boring.
- Essential oils are simply a great tool for creating a lifestyle of taking care of yourself, enriching you and your family with a world of good scents and the amazing comfort and sureness of using natural product to help you go to sleep at night, destress, flavor your food, simply feel a bit more upbeat… and honestly so much more that I have yet to learn myself!
Now, essential oils seem like a luxury item. And, to me, they are. But, that makes me love them that much more. It’s the little luxury things of every day life that I so appreciate. Things like a delicious latte, and like diffusing some Frankincense while I have some quiet time. Or putting Lemon oil in my water to create an infused-like beverage. Inhaling Stress Away when I have a lump of nerves in my tummy, or diffusing Lavender throughout the room while I fall asleep.
So far my favorite mix, simply for the beautiful smell in itself, is 3 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Stress Away. Frankincense is considered the spiritual oil best diffused during prayer/meditation/yoga and Stress Away is simply calming. They both smell delicious, though, and they just make me feel happy as I fold laundry and do house tasks, or even slow down to read, think, and pray. They are likely my two favorite scents from the starter kit.
Certainly essential oils are a trend right now. Which, the connotation of the word “trend” is usually negative in my mind. However, I’m convinced they are a great trend to follow (hence why I am on board!). Choosing natural solutions to help create a happier and healthier lifestyle always sounds like a great idea, right? I simply love it when being healthy can also be enjoyable and luxurious… Anything to make home even more of a place to find comfort and rest.
Can’t wait to share more as I learn!
Do you have the YoungLiving Starter Kit? What are your favorite oils and combinations to make with them? I would love to hear!