Reducing Chemical Use in Your Home

I mentioned the book, Fearless: Confidence with Essential Oils in 2 Hours by Sarah Harnisch in my post about the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. This book not only helped me find new ways to use my essential oils, but it jump-started a transformation throughout our home. Sarah Harnisch does a great job of explaining the problems with the chemicals we use everyday. A large number of chemicals banned throughout Europe are deemed “completely safe” and widely sold in the United States.

The more I read the more I knew we needed to make a change. I had picked out items that I liked or that my skin didn’t react to without ever questioning their safety. As I started to question the products we readily use everyday, I found this website: Environmental Working Group. What has been most helpful are their Skin Deep and Guide to Healthy Cleaning pages which let you look up thousands of products to see how safe and environmentally friendly they really are.

For instance, I looked up the laundry detergent we had been using, All Small & Mighty Free & Clear. My dermatologist even recommended this brand to me because I have eczema. It’s advertised as being free of dyes and perfumes. The ads also claims it is the #1 recommended brand among dermatologist, allergists AND pediatricians! However, it receives an “F” rating, as seen in the photo below. The primary reason for its poor rating is, “Top Scoring Factors: May contain ingredients with potential for developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; respiratory effects; chronic aquatic toxicity.” No doubt, it was past time for a new laundry detergent.

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I looked up our laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, shampoo, deodorants, hair styling products, body washes and more. Some cleaning items received F’s while others received C’s or better. We decided that we would aim for items ranked with A’s & B’s, but we did keep one item with a C, Dawn dish soap. Unfortunately, there weren’t any great options for dish soap that received better than a C. Through my research, most liquid detergents and soaps rank fairly poorly compared to powered alternatives. For cosmetics, ranked 1-10 with 10 being the worst, we aimed to stay at 3 or below. We threw out a LOT of products, and bought great alternatives.

I’d pretty much resigned myself to having eczema on my scalp for the rest of my life, but after switching shampoos it has almost completely cleared up. We feel better about wearing our clothes and eating off our dishes knowing they aren’t covered in chemical residue. Think about it, if your dishes have a scent to them after being washed, what are you really ingesting?

I’ve long used alternative cleaning products, like vinegar in place of chemical-laden products. (Vinegar does just as good a job cleaning your Keurig as an expensive descaler.) Around Christmas, I also started using Norwex products to clean my counters, mirrors, windows and car with just the cloth and water. Those were great steps, but I was ignoring the products still sitting in my home. I encourage you to look into the products you are using in your home. Make better choices for your family and the environment.

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

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The Versatility of Lavender Essential Oil

First and foremost, it is important to note the differences between Lavender and Lavandin. Lavender essential oil is a powerful oil with many benefits, which we will cover shortly. Lavandin, however, is a hybrid with a much more pungent aroma. Unlike Lavender, Lavandin is distilled in a manner that combines it with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance before being marketed as Lavender Oil. Lavandin is a cheap knock-off without any of the same benefits. In fact, I get migraines from cheap “Lavender essential oils” when Young Living Lavender Essential Oil has a relaxing and soothing effect to help ease my migraines.

How do you tell the difference? The easiest way is price. If it costs less that $20 for 15ml, you’re buying a knock-off. Also, read the label. Reading the label doesn’t always do the trick because there are plenty of companies that only list “100% Pure Lavender Oil” on the bottle, but the oil only costs $5 and one whiff makes my head hurt. Everything that follows is based on Young Living’s Lavender Essential Oil only. I do not recommend any other brand.

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Now for the fun part, playing with oils! 😀

Lavender is amazing for all things relating to your skin. Everything from pimples to eczema to scars and stretchmarks can be treated with Lavender. Lavender is so gentle, I typically apply it neat (undiluted) directly to what needs treated. The reduction in scars has impressed me the most because its greatly improved the appearance of scars long after I got them and gave up on Mederma EVER working.

Burns. Nobody likes them, and how do you treat them anyway? Lavender, of course! Every time I, or someone I know, ends up treating a burn with Lavender I am shocked, again, at the remarkable results. Most recently, my husband had turned on the wrong eye on our flat top stove. The eye he turned on had a metal spoon with a metal and rubber handle resting on the center of the eye. Not realizing that the eye had started to melt the rubber on the handle, he picked it up. The rubber adhered to his skin almost instantly. I spent what felt like an eternity scrubbing the rubber off his fingers and palm under cool water. Once all the rubber was gone we found the burn already blistering. But I had seen the wonders Lavender works on burns before, and I applied a few drops to the blisters. Within 24 hours of grabbing the melted rubber handle, the blisters and redness were gone. The skin was still tender to the touch, but even that subsided within 48 hours. He’s ended up without a scar at all. The results are surreal, and bewilder me every single time. I also LOVE, love, love, love using LavaDerm Cooling Mist to treat sunburns. The combination of aloe vera, Lavender and Helichrysum soothes, treats and relieves the pain of even blistering sunburns.

Sleep is a funny thing to master, especially when you work night shift. I have no shame in admitting that I take a sleep aid from time to time, but in between 12-hour shifts I didn’t have that luxury. Lavender has become a sleep aid for me. It’s calming aroma helps calm the mind, ease anxiety and tension to help you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Lavender can be applied either to the bottom of the feet (1-3 drops will do the trick), or you can add 6-10 drops to a bath with epsom salts before bed.

The use of Lavender to improve mood and mental acuity has also been studied. Simply inhaling the aroma of Lavender can decrease depression, improve concentration and cognitive performance according to a study by the University of Miami. For this reason, Lavender is a great option to diffuse in your home or office.

I hope you’ve learned about a new way to use Lavender in your life. It’s certainly one of my top 5 most used essential oils.

The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

It’s all about Thieves

No, I don’t mean thievery, although that is how this blend started. The Thieves blend essential oil is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. This blend was used by thieves during the Black Plague. They would wear these herbs to steal from the houses of those who succumbed to the plague. Perhaps its the nurse side of me that finds this story particularly intriguing, but this is the most used oil in our house. Being a nurse, it is incredibly important for me to be able to be exposed to bacteria and viruses without becoming infected. I rub Thieves onto the soles of my feet before every shift. (You’ll never have to deal with foot odor again!)

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Young Living has embraced the popularity of this oil to create a whole line of products, as seen in the picture above. If you haven’t signed up for Young Living yet, click here so you can buy these amazing Thieves products! Here’s how we put the different Thieves products to use:

  • Thieves Essential Oil – My two favorite ways to use Thieves essential oil are by diffusing throughout our home, and by applying 3-4 drops on the bottoms of my feet before being exposed to illness (i.e. work, shopping or school). By diffusing Thieves it kills bacteria and viruses that linger in the air, and applying the oils to your feet protects you from known OR unknown exposure.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner – I keep a spray bottle of this mixed up and ready to go AT ALL TIMES! I use it to clean the kitchen counters, the kitchen table, the bathroom counters and even to dust with from time to time, simply because it smells amazing. I also add a capful to my favorite steam mop before mopping to both disinfect my floors and make our house smell dreamy.
  • Thieves Spray – I keep bottles of this everywhere and its one of my favorite products to gift people due to its versatility. Basically, it is ready to use Thieves Household Cleaner. I keep a bottle in my car, in the bathroom and my husband keeps a bottle in his desk at work. He sprayed his desk down daily during this past flu season and managed to avoid getting sick despite his office having critically low staffing due to the flu.
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap – Nurse soap box warning: Antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps are unnecessary 99% of the time with the exception being in a hospital setting. In fact, the overuse of antibacterial soaps is partly to blame in the creation of superbugs. Its the friction that really helps remove the germs from your hands. However, I do love the Thieves hand soaps because I know it is naturally preventing germs from residing on my skin. It’s also one of a few scented soaps I can actually use without breaking out in eczema since the scents are all from naturally derived essential oils!
  • Thieves Bar Soap – This is a total splurge! I don’t often get the luxury of bathing with scented soaps, see previous bullet. So occasionally my husband and I will pop for a bar of Thieves soap, just because!

Do I still use products like Lysol & Clorox? Yes, very rarely! I use Lysol when the dog or cat throws up and I want it super clean, but make sure to read the directions because it is only effective if it is allowed to air dry. Yeah, you’re busted! Clorox is what I use to clean our toilets because I’m a little bit of a germaphobe when it comes to toilets. Seriously… Gross! Other than those two uses, Thieves cleaner or my Norwex products do the job, 100%.

Check out more ways to clean with Thieves Household Cleaner below.

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The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

Essential Oils 101

Alright, now you know how I was first introduced to essential oils, you know how I first started using essential oils in my own life, you know about the Premium Starter Kit and about the Essential Rewards Program. Now I want to give you some of the basic information you’ll need to successfully start using Young Living Essential Oils in your life! If you still haven’t signed up for your starter kit you can use this link, here.

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Young Living Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser

I apologize for how long this post is, but I want to thoroughly cover some of the basics around essential oils like how to apply and use them, terminology, safe use, carrier oils and storage. Later this month there will be more detailed posts, but this post is aimed towards giving you the knowledge you need to tear into your starter kit.

Terminology:

  • Neat- The application of an undiluted essential oil.
  • Diluted- An essential oil combined with a carrier oil to slow the absorption rate.
  • Carrier Oil- An oil like V-6, coconut oil, sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil used in conjunction with an essential oil to dilute and reduce the risk of any skin irritation.
  • Diffuser- A device that uses ultrasonic frequency to disperse essential oils combined with water into the air for aromatic use.

Safety:

While essential oils are incredibly safe and nearly foolproof, there are a few things worth noting in the safety department.

  • Dilution
    • If you are applying essential oils to a child, always dilute with a carrier oil.
    • Always dilute oils that you haven’t ever tried before.
    • Follow the guide below to know what oils Young Living recommends diluting. Note that everyone reacts differently to each oil so what doesn’t cause redness for me might cause redness on you.
    • If redness occurs after oil application, add a carrier oil. Carrier oils are thicker than essential oils, therefore they are absorbed more slowly and, when applied, reduce the absorption rate of the essential oil as well.
  • Places to Avoid
    • Eyes
      • There are a few oils like Lavender & Frankincense, that when very diluted, can be applied around the eyes. (Like adding Frankincense to my Coconut Oil Eye Cream.) However, as a general rule of thumb do not apply essential oils near your eyes.
      • If you do end up with an essential oil in your eyes, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER! Always use a carrier oil to dilute essential oils, even in your eyes.
    • Nose
      • The mucous membranes inside your nose are VERY sensitive.
    • Ears
      • The ear lobe and behind the ear is fine, but seriously, don’t go putting stuff in your ear canal… Please!
  • Photosensitivity
    • Some oils are photosensitive. This means if you apply these oils and then go out in the sun you are greatly increasing your chance of burning. Simply cover the skin where you applied the oil.
    • Read the label on the bottle or refer to the chart below for more information on which oils are photosensitive.

Product Usage Chart

Application & Carrier Oils:

Put the oils on your skin! Play with them, layer them, but always keep a carrier oil with you in case of redness/skin irritation. Skin irritation and redness are not an adverse or allergic reaction to essential oils. It can happen for a variety of reasons such as the oil is considered “hot” or prone to causing redness, the skin is thin/sensitive or the oil is being absorbed too quickly. In all of these cases, diluting the oils with a carrier oil will quickly alleviate any redness or irritation.

There isn’t a right way or a wrong way to apply oils, find what you like! Do avoid touching the drop reducer to your skin because it can introduce bacteria into your oils. Roll-On oils do not keep as long as drop reducers because of the introduction of bacteria.

Below I’ve made a list of some of my favorite application locations.

  • Wrists – I like putting oils like Joy or Stress Away on my wrists because its an easy place to inhale their aroma.
  • Temples – Peppermint and PanAway work wonders at relieving headaches when applied to the temples.
  • Back of the Neck – PanAway is what I most commonly apply to my neck. Here it can be used to ease neck pain or relieve a headache.
  • Soles of the Feet – I use so many oils on my feet. The absorption of oils through your feet is amazing! Applying oils to your feet means they’ll reach every cell in your body. Plus, the thicker skin on your feet reduces the chance of skin irritation.
  • Burns – For closed burns like sunburn or even blistered cooking burns, Lavender can be applied directly. Lavender eases the pain and will greatly reduce scarring.
  • Scars & Stretchmarks – Lavender for the win again! Apply it directly.
  • Pimples – Are we seeing a pattern, yet? Lavender! Apply it directly to the pimple to help reduce redness and irritation.
  • Wherever it Hurts – Deep Relief, PanAway, Peppermint and Copaiba are great at relieving pain in muscles, joints, bruises and even sprains & strains.

Storage

How and where you store your oils is very important! Properly stored oils can maintain their potency for 2-3 years. However, if you store them incorrectly they can not only lose their potency but become contaminated with bacteria.

  • Essential oils need to be stored in amber or blue glass bottles because exposure to sunlight can cause the oils to break down. You can find all sorts of those bottles at Abundant Health 4 U at the cheapest prices I’ve found, and you know I’m all about cheap!
  • Do not store in plastic! This is especially important for any citrus oils or blends containing citrus oils. They can break down harmful chemicals in the plastic which then contaminates your precious oils with toxic chemicals. Always use colored glass or stainless steel.
  • Store your oils in a cool dark place. Heat can also cause your oils to break down. Avoid storing them in the kitchen, bathroom or car. I keep mine in one of my nightstand drawers.
  • Always recap. Don’t leave oil bottles open to be exposed to light, air or bacteria. You’re investing in quality oils and you want them to last as long as possible.
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I use nail polish holders that I found for a couple bucks each at Homegoods to keep my oils organized in my nightstand drawer.

Feel free to message me through my contact page or leave questions in the comments. I hope you are ready to dive into your new starter kit now that you have this information. I’d love to hear what oils you’re falling in love with, and answer any questions you have!

The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

Young Living Essential Rewards Program

Do you remember my post about Embracing Customer Loyalty Programs? Well, the Essential Rewards Program is Young Living’s version of a loyalty program, but it far surpasses any other loyalty program I’ve ever found! So how does it work?

Well first, you enroll. You’ll be given the option to enroll when you sign up for Young Living and purchase your Premium Starter Kit.

Then, you reap all the rewards while getting your favorite products shipped to you monthly at discounted shipping rates!

Here are the benefits:

  • Reward Points – You’ll earn points at a rate of 10% for your first 3 months, then at a rate of 20% until you reach 25+ months and you’ll start earning points at a rate of 25%. Points can be redeemed for products. 1 point = $1 towards a product
  • Discounted Shipping Rates – Essential Rewards members get discounted shipping rates. Once you get to a point where you are ordering monthly anyway, it’s just wasting money not to enroll.
  • Gifts! – Get a special gift every 3 months for your first year.
    • 3 months – 5ml Peppermint Vitality
    • 6 months – 5ml Thieves Vitality
    • 9 months – 15ml Melaleuca Alternifolia
    • 12 months – 5ml Loyalty
  • Bonus Promotions – Each month Young Living offers promotions to its members. Spend $100 get a bonus bottle of an essential oil. Each month Essential Rewards members unlock extra promotions specific to Essential Rewards members. Meaning just by enrolling you unlock the potential to receive even more free products!

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The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

Let’s talk bang for your buck. Buying one Premium Starter Kit for $160 gets you a $341.08 retail value. PLUS! After purchasing a Premium Starter Kit you will be able to order oils and products for yourself at wholesale prices, 24% off retail. That’s all you ever have to do, or you can order the kit and never buy anything else again. (The latter is a very unlikely scenario as these oils will change the way you look at life.) The best part? Once you fall passionately in love with Young Living, you can begin sharing its benefits with your friends and family, earning a little extra money along the way. Most of the people I know only earn enough to pay for their own oils, but that makes it a self-sustaining bait. Win-Win!

So what all comes in the kit? Uh, everything awesome!

You get an ultrasonic diffuser. There are 5 different diffusers to choose from, and this is what determines the price of your starter kit. The 3 basic diffusers (no bells and whistles) come in the $160 starter kit. I have both the dewdrop and the home diffusers. Both are terrific quality, and I have no need to pay buckets to get one of the fancy ones.

Next, you get eleven 5-ml bottles of essential oils.

    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
    • Raven™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml

Find out ways to use many of the oils in my post here.

Finally, you get a bunch of samples that you can use yourself or give to other to try. These include an AromaGlide Roller Fitment (my favorite accessory), Thieves Household Cleaner andNingXia Red. Plus you’ll get a product guide and their Essential Oils magazine.

The book Fearless: Confidence with Essential Oils in 2 Hours by Sarah Harnisch, has all sorts of information and ideas for utilizing your brand new Premium Starter Kit because you don’t want it to sit around collecting dust. As a bonus and a way of saying thank you, I will mail the compact version of Fearless to the first 3 people who enroll at Young Living, using this link!

The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

How I Started My Essential Oil Journey

First, check out my first experience with essential oils, here. For years that was all I really knew about essential oils. It wasn’t until a few years ago that my current massage therapist really started educating me on uses for essential oils. She told me about the different uses such as remedies for common ailments and cleaning. I picked her brain, weekly, for at least a month before ordering my first Everyday Oils Kit. I was thrilled to try every oil when it finally arrived, and my life has never been the same!

Pinterest is a wonderful place to find ideas of how to use your essential oils. I’m going to go through the kit oil by oil and tell you a few of my favorite uses for each oil.

  • Frankincense – I add this to most of my natural skincare items like Coconut Oil Eye Cream and Whipped Organic Coconut Body Butter to improve my skin. It’s also a vital ingredient in Valor to help balance your energy.
  • Lemon – I like using Lemon to clean as it is a natural disinfectant.
  • Lavender – OH BOY! I love Lavender!! It’s wonderful for all things skin. It reduces acne, scars and treats burns in no time. It is the active ingredient in LavaDerm Cooling Mist which will become your best friend if you have a sunburn. (Here is a whole post on The Versatility of Lavender Essential Oil!)
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (aka Tea Tree) – Tea Tree is a natural anti-fungal. It does the most work for me at the barn. My horse is prone to Thrush, a fungal infection in horses hooves, and a few drops of this is tough enough to kill the Thrush and gentle enough to prevent it.
  • Peppermint – As I write this post, I’m smelling Peppermint. I put it in my window wells to prevent bugs from coming inside, it makes a great deterrent. Peppermint is also amazing at settling an upset stomach or lowering a fever.
  • Joy – This is an oil you will often smell in my home, especially during Spring. It’s uplifting aroma eases tension and ups my energy. Everyone seems calmer when Joy is diffusing. You can also put some on your wrists for the same uplifting experience.
  • Purification – Admittedly, I don’t use this oil very often because I don’t like how it smells, but it is a wonder at soothing mosquito bites! It also has citronella in it so applying it before going outside helps prevent mosquito bites to begin with!
  • PanAway – Go ahead and read that as PainAway. This is the best painkiller! The best part is how quickly it works. Headaches, neck pain and sore muscles are no match for PanAway’s quick-acting power! I keep at least 2 bottles on hand at all times. One is fitted with an AromaGlide Roller Fitment for easy application, and the other keeps its drop reducer.
  • Thieves – Y’all… I don’t even know where to begin! I love thieves so much that perhaps you should just read this post, It’s all about Thieves!
  • Stress Away – While Joy is very uplifting, Stress Away is very calming. It works wonders to reduce stress and anxiety. Just open the bottle and inhale to reduce mid-day stress, or unwind at the end of a long day by adding a few drops to your bath.

These are the oils that started it all! It was only a matter of weeks before I started to run out of some of these oils, and that’s when I leaped into the Premium Starter Kit. Come back on Friday to learn more about the Premium Starter Kit, and how you can get started on the journey to an oily life!

The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.

What Did I Just Pay For?

April is all about essential oils here at My Royally Cheap Life! I’m excited to share my journey with essential oils with you all. Truly, it is an investment that has saved my family money in the long run, improved our quality of life and greatly reduced the number of chemicals we use in our house. However, my first experience did NOT leave me feeling warm and fuzzy towards these oils.

Due to chronic pain, specifically chronic muscle problems, I have been seeing physical therapists or massage therapists regularly since I was 10 years old. Once I was 18, I bought some Groupon vouchers for a massage therapy business to give myself a few extra massages. Well, they were AMAZING!

This new therapist quickly became my regular therapist. After I had been a regular for a few months they started telling me about a special type of massage, Raindrop Massage, offered by another therapist in the practice. They really thought this type of massage would be beneficial for me. It took a few months to finally convince me to book a Raindrop Massage.

I went in not having a clue what to expect. I asked lots of questions as the therapist applied one essential oil after the other along my spine and along the spinal reflexes on my feet. (Side note- I typically get DEEP tissue massages. Most therapists think I’m bluffing with how hard I tell them to dig on my muscles until I keep telling them to increase pressure.) The therapist used their fingers to brush out the oils, but there was never really a massage, per se.

When my hour was up, I walked out wondering what on Earth I had just spent that much money on. Honestly, I felt sorta sick about wasting that much money. I certainly didn’t feel any better than when I went in, if anything, I felt worse.

By the time I got back home to my parents’ house mid-afternoon, I collapsed into bed. I felt sick. I napped for hours. When I woke up, the sick feeling was subsiding. Within a few hours I started getting muscle spasms in my back. Horrible muscle spasms that stretching has ZERO effect on. Finally, it dawned on my that I had barely drunk anything since my “massage.” Bless my dad, he went out to the store at midnight to get me Gatorade. By the time I finished the first bottle my spasms were easing.

Waking up the next morning, I felt so much better. My muscles had relaxed, the muscle knots were reduced, I had more energy and I’d slept like a baby! Over the next 24 hours I continued to improve. Maybe this wasn’t such a bad investment after all?

The essential oils used for Raindrop Massages help kill bacteria and viruses living along your spine, reduce inflammation, encourage spinal alignment, balance your energy and rid your body of toxins. By not flushing my system, all the toxins were stuck. The few times since that I’ve forgotten to drink adequately, the spasms start, but are always relieved with a bottle of water.

Raindrop Massages have become a regular part of my wellness routine, and are definitely what started me down the path to Young Living Essential Oils. Routine Raindrop Massages have helped me bolster my immune system, fight off viruses, eliminate my need for muscle relaxers and improve my overall quality of life. When I miss a massage, I can tell a difference in how my body feels, and my ability to avoid getting sick.

I can’t wait to share more about my journey to the oily life with you! If you want to dive in you can buy the Premium Starter Kit, here.

The statements in this blog are based solely on my experience and are not a substitute for professional medical treatment. This is not advice specific for you, simply what has worked for me. 

This blog contains affiliate links from which I may receive monetary compensation. I assure you that I only recommend the products I use, personally, for me and my family. Full disclosure policy here.