Remember my friend Allyson who gave us the delicious gluten free pumpkin donuts? Well… she’s back to discuss her journey with essential oils!
Allyson is simply amazing.
She home schools her three beautiful children, has a backyard garden (and one day hopes to have a farm full of fresh and organic food to feed local families), and is on a mission to lead a healthier lifestyle. Allyson also plans to spread her knowledge on health and wellness with the world!
She will be back on the blog at a later date to discuss some of her favorite oils, how to slowly get rid of chemically filled products in your home and even talk about her flourishing garden!
Today Allyson is talking about supporting the immune system with essential oils. ‘Tis the season for germs right?
Shall we begin…?
It’s finally Fall!
That means apple cider, pumpkins, fall décor, boots, cozy sweaters, and…. germs. With the change in season, health and wellness is a hot topic of discussion. I’m sure some of you have heard the words “essential oils” being tossed around, and you’re probably thinking it’s just a fad.
In fact, essential oils aren’t a fad at all. They have been used for thousands of years. The Young Living company shared a three-part series on their blog (youngliving.com) about Essential Oils in the Ancient World.
The Young Living company is the world leader in essential oils and made it’s start in the early 1990s. Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, has a passion and mission to help get natural healing in homes around the world. The company developed their Seed to Seal process. This method ensures purity of their oils and lifestyle products. It’s a symbol of their commitment to providing quality oils and oil-infused products for your family. I don’t know about you, but that sure makes me feel good! (Want to read more about Seed to Seal visit SeedtoSeal.com)
Ok, let’s get back to those germs and seasonal changes. So how do we support immune wellness with essential oils? Let’s look at how we can optimize our health with natural products. For now, I’ll focus on Thieves and the some of the other oils that come in your starter kit.
I love using Thieves to aid in a healthy immune system.
With Thieves Vitality you can diffuse, apply topically, add to food or drink, or take as a dietary supplement (always diluted with a carrier oil). We typically use thieves each morning during those months when germs seem to be at their worst. I roll some thieves on the bottom of everyone’s feet and spine. It’s usually in my diffuser as well in the morning combined with raven and citrus fresh (two other essential oils in your starter kit)…. Oh my goodness it smells amazing!
Young Living also has a Thieves line with home cleaning products, dish-washing detergent, laundry detergent, and more! These products are all plant derived and contain no harsh chemicals, which as a mom of three little ones and a Golden-doodle, I love that I can use products that are safe for my family and still effectively clean my home.
Another favorite of mine is Copaiba Vitality.
This too can be taken internally to promote wellness. On those days when I’m just not feeling altogether, I will rub this on the back of my neck and shoulders to help me feel more like myself again.
Raven is another oil I use quite a bit this time of year…. Between seasonal allergies and head colds trying to sleep with a stuffy nose is anything but rejuvenating. When I can’t breathe at night, applying some Raven on my chest opens up my airways and helps me breathe easy.
Lastly, my favorite for the season is for those times when you overstuff yourself with all the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie… you get the idea! If I’m having tummy issues from overeating or just getting a tummy bug, Digize and Peppermint oils are my best friends. I simply blend a drop of each oil together with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin e oil) and apply to my tummy, they help aid in my digestive health issues.
As you can see many of these oils can help support your immune system through the fall and winter months. I’ve been able to eliminate so many chemical-based products in my house just from this one company! If you’d like to know more about how essential oils can help support your immunity, I’d love to hear from you.
Another wonderful thing about Young Living is that not only are you gaining an all-natural lifestyle, but you’re also joining a community that will help you on your journey. As an independent distributor for the company I am there every step of the way in your journey and there to answer any question you may have.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Also if you are interested in following her journey with gardening, follower her other Instagram here!