I thought I would take a moment and share why I decided to use Young Living as my primary and really only brand when it comes to essential oils.
I used to buy other brands but I never would buy blends because I knew that a lot of unscrupulous companies would has a lot of filler oils and not a lot of the essential oil but charge as if it was a lot of the good stuff.
Fast forward to now. I love the Young Living blends just as much as the single oils. The quality can’t be beat! If you are thinking about what brand to use, Young Living is the ONE!
What makes Young living so special?
By having their own farms and employing Seed to Seal standards, Young Living ensures that NO ONE has more potent or more pure oils.
Young Living does this by regularly sampling and measuring the BRIX values of the plants. (BRIX is a measure of the sugar level in the plants, which is indicative of plant metabolism (when plants photosynthesize, they store the energy from the sun as sugar).
Young Living then harvests the plants at the peak of their metabolic processes, which ensures that they are producing the most and best oil of their lifecycles.
You CAN NOT do this if you don’t have access to the plants on your own farms.
There is no question in my mind which brand to use to help support the wellness on my family and friends.
It is when companies make false claims of being a “natural alternative” for your home, but they actually contain ingredients that are the opposite. Look at the ingredients and do a quick Google search!
I won’t name names (because I’m not that type of person) and I think they had good intentions in the beginning but now they miss the mark.
When you choose “CLEAN” products, it is so important to know that the ingredients are really safe.
You do not want to expose yourself and your family to harmful things when you don’t have to! This is especially the case if you have respiratory or skin issues like I do!
If you didn’t know, the Thieves kit (products with a plant-based formula that give an effective, deep clean) has all the basics for you to get started.
Here’s a list of ingredients that may have harmful side effects and you might want to think about replacing
PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
Sodium methyl-2 lauryl sulfate
Plus, there are so many different ways to use Thieves products. You can make the products last twice or even three times as long! So it’s toxin free and you are going to $$$$ at the same time! Win-Win!
While I have an awesome DIY chest rub recipe, I like that there is Thieves Chest Rub available. It helps tackle seasonal colds and coughs that you can feel in your chest.
With natural camphor and menthol along with Eucalyptus oil and the power of Thieves, rub this on your chest to help relieve coughs, soothe nasal passages, and keep you breathing easily and comfortable while you recover.
It provides temporary relief of coughs caused by allergies, cold, minor throat and bronchial irritation. The aromatic vapors soothe nasal passages.
Plus, it’s plant based and formulated free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic perfumes or dyes, artificial colors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients!
In my latest DIY project, I made lotion bars and I used the dandelion infused coconut oil I made a few weeks ago along with shea butter and beeswax.
I melted those ingredients in a double boiler (or glass bowl in pot) over medium high heat.
FYI: The beeswax helps it to remain firm in warmer temperatures .
Then I scented the batch with lavender and frankincense because these are both great for supporting healthy skin.
Then I poured the oil into the mold and chilled in the freezer until completely solid.
Side note: I love these cute molds!!!
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