It was about 6 years ago that I really began my research into the best essential oils. And it’s been about 8 years since my first exposure to them. I thought it might be nice to share a little about my journey in this oily world, as I suspect some of you may be able to relate. So this is the story of my journey to Young Living.
In college, I worked on a computer a lot. It led to a lot of pain in my wrists to the point that I sometimes wore wrist braces just to be able to continue to work. A sweet lady who I was staying with a couple days a week found out about the discomfort and suggested I try some oils. She brought me into the room where she kept her oils and massaged some into my wrists. It felt amazing. While staying at her house she introduced me to several of my first oils on this journey to Young Living. She always used the Young Living brand and I was always surprised by how well they worked no matter what we were trying to address. About a year after my first exposure to oils, I got married and moved across the country having never purchased an oil for myself.
About 6 months into married life, my Mom began talking to me about essential oils. I was intrigued after remembering my first contact experiences. So we began the tedious search of finding the best essential oils. My Mom, a close friend, and I all did immense amounts of research. And to be honest, we all came to different conclusions. I remember at the time wanting to stick with Young Living but the cost being a concern to me. Ben and I were newly married, living on our own for the first time, and let’s just say sticker shock was in full effect.
In the end I purchased my favorite Young Living blends (Thieves, Gentle Baby, and RC) and then chose another, less expensive company for the bulk of my orders.
Using The Oils
In the beginning of my journey to Young Living, I did not use my oils very consistently. I had not really figured out that the key to oils was incorporating them into my life. They don’t do much good just sitting in the cupboard! But when I did use them, I was mostly disappointed. The oils just did not seem very effective. The exceptions to this rule were the Young Living blend oils. As I saw true results with immune support and helping calm emotions, the three blends mentioned above found a way into our routine.
But the other oils I was using didn’t seem to do much. In fact, they often left me with headaches. Even just dropping some lemon or lavender in my vinegar cleaning water solution often left my head aching. What I was beginning to realize was that quality comes with a price.
About 3 years into really using oils, a friend of mine was telling me about Helichrysum and how amazing it was for supporting your skin. She gave me a Young Living sample and it worked so well. So I purchased some Helichrysum from the other company I had been using. And was severely disappointed. It did not seem to have any effect at all. After a few months, I bit the bullet and bought the Young Living brand of helichrysum. And almost immediately, I began to see results. Which left me wondering, “Maybe it’s not lavender and lemon that give me headaches. Maybe it’s the BRAND of lavender and lemon. Even though they cost more, maybe I just need to get the best essential oils.” So I replaced them with Young Living, as well. It was an immediate change. No more headaches from the chemicals. Just a fresh smelling house that helped me relax.
I Was Sold
At this point in my journey to Young Living I was sold. I knew I had found the best essential oils for me. For the first time I created my own membership account with Young Living and I began the process of switching all of my oils to Young Living. This was not a quick process because I was trying to be responsible with my money. But after purchasing my first premium starter kit, I strategically purchased a few oils every month with the Essential Rewards program to replace the oils that I had. After several months, I had replaced the oils that I had and began trying new ones as well. I’ve fallen more and more in love with my oils and love using them on a daily basis.
The Best Essential Oils Come With A Cost
I do not think my story and journey to Young Living is unique. I think there are many people who want to explore the world of essential oils yet see the cost associated with many brands so choose the cheapest one. You will most likely be disappointed if you do this. The reason that they do not cost as much is often because they are not pure oils or are not properly produced. This leads them to be less effective or ineffective entirely. You will pay more for the best essential oils.
While a small bottle of essential oil is expensive, it’s actually a better value than you would think. A 15mL bottle has approximately 250 drops of oil in it. A 5mL bottle has about 85 drops. For almost any usage, you only need 1-2 drops of an essential oil because they are so potent. This allows each tiny bottle to truly last and be used for long amounts of time.
Three Years Later, Still Loving My Journey to Young Living
I do want to mention that while I switched completely over to Young Living, it was not during that time I decided to jump into the business. A lot of people assume that my journey to Young Living was actually to make money. At the time of switching to Young Living my health was not in a good place at all. Running my own business was not even a dream of mine.
I switched because I wanted quality oils. It was three years later when my husband and I decided it was time to move forward on some dreams that I decided to jump into the world of business. I chose Young Living not because of a business. Young Living was my choice because in the process of trying out at least a half dozen oil companies, I discovered that they were the best essentials oils for me. Quality comes at a cost. But that cost yields amazing results.
I truly believe you will be thrilled if you make this investment and journey to Young Living to invest in your self-care and wellness! It has been one of the best decisions we have made for our family. If you are interested in learning more about Young Living’s products or even the business side, feel free to email me or connect with me on Instagram. I love to connect with my readers!