What are essential oils and why live a chemical free life?
Who am I?
Hi I’m Emmely, mum of 2 little kiddos, wife and a passionate Holistic Health Coach!
I was shocked at the amount of toxic chemicals that were in baby products that I was using on my 2 year old little girl, and this lead me to look into what natural alternatives I could use instead - enter essential oils!
As I started researching, these appeared to have the ability to allow me to easily, and cost effectively, transition away from the chemicals I was using.
It sounded just what I was looking for so I wanted to try this out for myself as I was definitely a skeptic...
I got hooked as we had INCREDIBLE results for me and my family, so that's why I'm here now. Please join me for an educational and fun online class where I'll share information about my journey and how to create your natural toolkit using Young Living essential oils.
This class will cover
What essential oils are and how to use them safely (including on babies and kids)
What are the differences in quality and why are some so much cheaper.
How to use them - from supporting your emotions and physical body, beauty and personal care, through to simple chemical-free cleaning and delicious and healthy oil-infused recipes.
Mineral makeup that actually nourishes your skin and what ingredients to look out for.
Other oil-infused products that keep you happy, healthy and vibrant and off the sidelines.
This class is presented across 5 pages, with navigation links at the bottom of each page.
Why would you want to learn about a chemical free life?
One of the biggest challenges of our time right now is chemicals. There are over 100,000 toxic industrial chemicals in use today. As a woman we are exposed to 300 a day, 80 just before breakfast!
When exposed to chemicals on a daily basis over and over they affect your long term health. They disrupt hormones, lower immune systems, affect our emotions and our general wellbeing is compromised.
Especially with young babies and furry kids (2 border collies ;-)) around, I was absolutely astounded at the amount of dangerous cancer-causing chemicals in each of these products! I know I had a huge amount of GUILT sweep over me...I'd been using these toxic products on my first baby girl for 2 years.
I felt like I had failed her as her mum and caretaker.
This is why I looked into ways to support me and my family using natural options as much as I could. And this is when I first came across Young Living Essential Oils.
Since then, I am extremely passionate about replacing as many of the chemical products in our house as I can, and more importantly educating others on how to do the same, and how easy and cost effective it is.
We can't control everything, but we can take responsibility for what we allow into our home.
I would love to share with you how I have done this and hope it inspires you to do the same for you and your family.
The following are our personal testimonials and experiences only and any statements we make have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
It is not intended to be used as medical advice, or to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.
We aren’t allowed to make therapeutic claims, so we encourage you to do your own research on how these could benefit your life.
I am a mother and a friend and an advocate for a better world.
My intention is to educate and empower.
What are essential oils
Lovingly harvested from farm-grown and wildcrafted plants, herbs, and trees across the world, essential oils are concentrated plant extracts obtained by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping.
Plants depend on these to grow, evolve, and adapt to their surroundings (i.e. like their immune system!)
They are potent!
1 drop of Peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of Peppermint tea.
Approx 75 lemons to create a 15ml (over 300 drops) of Lemon essential oil.
Approx 10kg of rose petals to create a 5ml (over 100 drops) of Rose essential oil.
What are the benefits
They work…and work fast. They’re in your bloodstream in under 30 seconds, in your cells within a couple of minutes.
They support both the physical and emotional body.
They are my first go-to to support me and my family (especially babies and kids with their sensitive skin). I want to know exactly what I’m putting on their skin. Young Living essential oils are 100% pure and toxin free.
You might not think a little here and there matters, but it’s the toxin overload of things that we cannot control that we’re being exposed to for every minute of the day. E.g. pollution, carpet/glues, EMF/radiation, tap water…then add all the products you use before you even go to work in the morning (soap, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, toothpaste, makeup, perfume etc)
When you smell essential oils they affect the limbic system which controls your emotions, so they are amazing if you want to influence your mood . E.g. concentration (peppermint, rosemary, basil, Clarity blend), uplift (orange, Joy blend), inner strength (frankincense, Valor blend)
How do you use essential oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years because they are so incredibly versatile! There are 3 main ways to use them:
Aromatically (diffuser, a drop into your hands and cup over mouth and nose)
Topically (apply the oil neat (undiluted) or diluted onto a specific part of your body)
Ingest (add to your food/drink or as a TGA approved supplement)
Why Young Living
98% of the world’s essential oils are created for the perfume industry and used as ‘fragrance’ (on a label this can actually mean 1000’s of chemicals!). These are often adulterated and distilled with chemicals to get a higher yield, so these don’t have any therapeutic purposes.
Young Living Essential Oils are an ethical, authentic and transparent company. Built on their unique Seed to Seal® process, this ensures the purity of their 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. This company resonates with me on every level.
They are a global, debt-free company that have been around for over 25 years. They operate in over 100 countries including US, Europe, UK, Russia, China, Japan, Australia & NZ.
They own their own farms in addition to working closely with partner and co-op farms, plants are grown in their native habitat (but also sustainably which means some farms exist in other locations but with the same ideal growing conditions), weeding is done by hand, essential oils are used as natural pest repellents!
Did you know that Helichrysum is now off the endangered species list due to the 1.3 million seedlings that were planted on Young Living’s Dalmation farm??
They are an essential oils company who live and breathe the entire process, they’re not just a broker of essential oils as many others out there are due to the high demand of essential oils.
A beautiful and emotional story that reflects this is from the Helichrysum farm manager in Croatia. He had been offered minimum $$ from another oil company for his harvest, barely keeping him and his family above poverty and covering all the cost for the running of the farm. Then Young Living’s founder, Gary Young, came along and made him an offer – an offer that made the farm manager cry in gratitude in that someone had valued all the blood, sweat and tears that had gone into this.
Along with him, Young Living supports another 400 families in Croatia who supply them with their Helichrysum harvests. They want to ensure that they are supporting these communities in every way they can, and so they can continue to farm with the highest quality crops (and keep them off any endangered lists!), which leads to the highest quality essential oils.
Seed to Seal - a quality guarantee
Check out this 3 minute video showing you the Seed to Seal process in action.
Young Living Foundation
They have also established the Young Living Foundation which is dedicated to providing wellness and education opportunities to underserved communities. This included sending a brick making machine over to places like Nepal and Uganda after devastating natural disasters to help rebuild the community, building schools, and providing mosquito nets to prevent malaria.
And supporting those women and children who are victims of human trafficking. Children as young as 1 YEAR OLD, have been saved…
100% of donations go to this fund, Young Living covers all the administration cost.
This is a testament to the calibre of this company.