Here’s to a Healthier You in 2014!

Okay everyone, I have to share this awesome testimony of how Young Living essential oils have been rocking my world!

On the Thursday before Christmas, I started coming down with a cold. I could tell it was a bad one too – my chest felt tight and I had major body aches. You know that feeling, right? That knowing that your body is succumbing to something; that feeling of everything being “off”. I just knew that if I wasn’t serious about fighting this off, it would ruin our extended-family time that would be filling our days over the next week.

So, I immediately intensified my oils use. I started taking capsules formulated with oils to fight off sickness. I used oils on my chest and sinuses. And I used them on my kids too, seeing the same symptoms rearing their ugly heads in them too.

And my turnaround was remarkable!! I have never recovered from a cold like that before. I actually waited a while to share this because I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a fluke – it was that amazing. These kind of colds normally knock my out for a good week of coughing and blowing my nose. Here’s a brief timeline of how quickly I healed using my Young Living Essential Oils: On Thursday was when I felt it coming on. Friday I coughed sporadically throughout the day. Saturday it was already moving from my chest to my head with intense sinus congestion. Sunday it was loosening up and I was blowing my nose a bit. And that was IT! On Monday I felt almost completely back to normal – minimal sniffles, and that was IT. My kids all recovered quicker than normal as well, which is just as exciting, because having 5 kids in the house, colds can easily take us out for a few weeks by the time they cycle through everyone.

These oils work! They really do.

Now, I want to address a couple of concerns that you may have – concerns that I know I had when I first started looking into essential oils.

Concern One: How do essential oils work, anyway? How can they really be that powerful? Okay, let’s talk about this a bit. Essential oils work on a cellular level. They are extremely concentrated, with each drop of essential oil containing around 40 million-trillion molecules. We have 100 trillion cells in our body (which is a lot!), but one drop of oil has enough molecules to cover every cell in our body with 40,000 molecules! These molecules are made of compounds – Phenols, Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes. These compounds clean our cells, deprogram bad information in our cells, and reprogram them with good information. (For a more detailed description of what these do, please read this article – she explains things in a clear, fun way! -Let’s Get Our Learn On-)

Concern Two: How much money will I have to spend?  So, first let me say that yes, I know that Young Living are on the expensive side when it comes to essential oils.  But there’s a good reason why I have chosen to trust Young Living with my family’s health instead of the local drugstore brand or another competitor – Quality.  There is no regulation for the labeling of essential oils – basically, if your bottle contains any essential oil at all, it can be labeled “100% Pure”.  Most essential oil companies use a cocktail of pure essential oil, fragrance, and chemical copycat fillers.  When it comes to oils, you get what you pay for.  If your bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, you can guarantee that it’s not a pure oil.

Young Living has been in business for over 20 years and is the only oils company to offer the Seed to Seal Guarantee. From Young Living:

We carefully monitor every step of the production of our oils from beginning to end through our unique Seed to Seal® process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle.

When I am using essential oils internally and topically (remember that anything that goes on your skin enters your body), I want to be sure that it’s both completely safe and most pure/powerful.  I look at the expense of Young Living oils as an investment into the health of me and my family, and it is totally paying off!  Instead of spending $30 in cold medicines that only mask symptoms and don’t actually help heal (and have tons of side effects!), I spent $50 in essential oils and got better in less than half the time (with no side effects)!

Here’s the thing. You will spend money on health for you and your family – it’s just a matter of how you spend it.  Essential oils are safe, effective, and created by God.  Pharmaceuticals are loaded with side effects, not so effective, and made in a laboratory.  How do you want to treat your body?  I am so thankful for God’s gift of essential oils and am SO excited about a healthier 2014!

– Judy

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