I haven’t been terribly with it in relation to the blog and it’s for a multitude of reasons but one of the main things I do is study Aromatherapy. I initially started out getting a starter kit from Young Living from a friend of mine and jumped in whole hog. I have always been a crunchy, granola type (if anyone takes offense to those terms I’m sorry because I find them fantastically complimentary!) of gal but didn’t really know the proper outlet until I stumbled upon essential oils and herbalism.
I was hesitant at first because I didn’t really know the proper way to use oils and was honestly almost afraid of them but I’ve been learning slowly. While I enjoy learning from my Facebook groups, I did take it upon myself to do my own research and started with a FREE introductory course from Aromahead. I enjoyed that so much I decided to go ahead and do the full-0n certification course and I couldn’t be happier.
As a mom, it’s important to me that I do things that will benefit my kids and some of the information I found online was misleading to say the least. I prefer to err on the side of caution and believe that less is more in just about every capacity (except maybe chocolate). What I was seeing on sites like Pinterest and the like were EO recipes that were far too strong or just not consistent with findings from leading people in the aromatherapy industry like Robert Tisserand.
So yes, I still use my Young Living oils, love them in fact, but I use them in ways that make me feel confident and comfortable. If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with oils, let me know, I’d be happy to chat with you, no pressure, I promise. I’m not in this to make money, I truly love, love, love all things oils! One of the best smells in the world is diffused Frankincense and Bergamot, especially when I’m doing yoga or meditating, but even if I’m not, it is a welcome scent any old time.
Other things I use my oils for are: diffusing Tea Tree in my bedrooms to help with mold spores as we live in a super humid climate where mold loves to grow; using Pine, Lavender, and Mandarin in a baking soda, Castile soap base to make a “soft scrub” for sinks and tubs. The list is endless and they truly are an amazing, non-toxic option for today’s overly chemical world.