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I took the plunge… into Essential Oils

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After my best friend swearing up and down about Young Living’s Essential Oils and looking into them myself I have decided to take the plunge! I purchased the typical starter kit and get 11 oils, an air diffuser and some samples of oils. I am really excited to get them after reading such good things about them. I am all for using natural over chemical when possible but what really got to me is the calming aspect several of these oils have.

I haven’t been shy about the fact that I am an incredibly anxious person. Bordering OCD on certain things and while I can recognize it I can’t seem to stop it once it has started. Before the pregnancy I was managing the bad episodes with klonopin but having the oils around could potentially replace that. I have had several instances this pregnancy where I could feel my blood pressure rising, recognize the increased breathing and the swishing going on in my head over something I couldn’t control and the subsequent panic attack was not fun getting over without the aid of anything… I have this image in my head with using certain oils to control it over medications. A girl can hope, right?

Also, I have heard wonderful things about aiding in labor relaxation among other aspects of labor and being able to use them with babies.

Really, the only downside I have been able to find is that it is somewhat pricey. Some of the oils I would like to get are just way too expensive for me purchase. Others I know I will be able to swing but wow. I know you pay for quality but I need to keep some money in my pocket 😉

I know a few of you use EO’s… care to share what you love about them most and what you have found to me most useful??

Here are the 11 oils I am getting:

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4 thoughts on “I took the plunge… into Essential Oils

  1. I love to take baths with epsom salts and a few drops of EO. I also use them to sent my homemade cleaning products. I turned to EOs when I really started trying to get parabens, phthalates and various other endocrine disrupting chemicals out of my environment. I used to love scented candles and those plug in room deodorizers but they’re full of chemicals and I find the EOs are a great replacement.

  2. I do the bath too! Right now I’ve got a mix difusing. I’ve also used them to help when my badly sprained my ankle. Seriously took the brusing away fast. If you want some tips on how to use the ones in the starter kit, I’d recommend checking Pinterest

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