A Little About Me
I’m a 29 year old mama of three, married to my best friend. We Love Jesus & he’s the biggest reason that I am what I am. I’m an interior designer and I dabble in E-design. As well, I have a love for Farmhouse Decor and often you’ll see my images plastered all over Pinterest. I’m a true blue, and a massive night owl and my love language is being with my husband ( although, I’m sure he wishes that sometimes he could escape me ). We work from home building rustic furniture, as well, we both have grown a passion for Essential Oils from Young Living and how they’ve changed our lives in a drastic way.
How It All Started
May 16th, 2016 I had a good friend pretty much talk me into buying a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. To be honest, I wasn’t all that interested but I bought the kit because Essential Oils seemed to be the new coolest thing and I wanted to support her new and growing business. Flash forward to May 19th. I had already received my kit in the mail and it was one of the most stressful days I had experienced in years. You see, our business that we had poured so much of ourselves into for years was on the verge of bankruptcy. We were living in a constant state of stress and fear. Not only were we suffering mentally, but also physically. Stress really does take a tole on your body and we would often go to bed aching or with some type of sickness. We also were struggling hugely with putting our three kids down for bed at night. We would spend hours running back and fourth in the house yelling at the kids to get in bed, or stop talking. If I had really known how valuable the starter kit would of been, trust me, I’d buy it 10 times over. But at the time it seemed like a ton of money and something that wasn’t all that interesting. I really honestly thought that it was “plant juice” that wouldn’t really help me or my family.
I immediately popped Lavender and Northern Lights Black Spruce into my diffuser and sat on my sofa, hugging myself and in tears. This day couldn’t have gotten worse. We were about to lose everything, we had clients calling us daily with threats because Glen was too far behind on their orders. We had people showing up at our home demanding their money back. Money we didn’t have because we put everything back into our business to somehow stay afloat. The only option was bankruptcy, and we knew that soon we would be hitting rock bottom.
As soon as I put the oils into the diffuser I felt a huge wave of peace roll over me. No, oils do not work that fast, but somehow maybe my mind knew that they would be my saving grace. Twenty minutes later, I was in a zen like state, a state that I hadn’t been in months. I immediately jumped on Facebook and started learning as much as I possibly could about how to use these oily for Anxiety. I so badly just wanted to escape the world.
Slowly over the next few weeks I would realize how beneficial these oils would really be. I made up a roller bottle of Bergamot, Frankincense and Northern Lights Black Spruce for my extreme anxiety and it seemed I used that blend constantly, I truly believe that if I didn’t have these oils I wouldn’t have gotten through last year. Something might of tragically happened. I’m telling you that is how low and stressed I constantly felt. To sit here now and think that we made it through all of that incredible stress is crazy. Tears stream down my face as I write this because this was my first realization of the power of essential oils.
Our second experience with oils happened shortly after we got our kit. We started diffusing lavender and gentle baby in our boys room at night. Then, we would move it to our daughters room after she fell asleep, then lastly, to our bedroom when we went to sleep. Their sleeping schedule became instantly better. Not perfect, but instead of trying to get them down for 2-3 hours every night, it dwindled down to 20-30 minutes.
But it wasn’t until we bought a bottle of Vetiver that we truly believed. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced mind crippling stress, but if you have, you know that you do not sleep well. You might sleep, but it will be very light. You will wake up exhausted and the cycle goes on. When we bought vetiver it was like a tranquilizer. We call it our magic oil because the first night we put it in the diffuser, we had the deepest, longest sleep in years. We woke up and felt rested and this for my husband was the first step to a long love and obsession with oils.
Imagine having a long deep sleep and waking up rested, fulfilled and ready to conquer your day. People pay big bucks for sleeping pills, medications and techniques and here we had a 27.00 bottle that would last us three months that put is right out.
Shortly after I purchased my Kit, I saw that women I knew in real life were making enough money to pay for their oils and other bills. Us being on the verge of bankruptcy not being able to afford anything, I thought, if I can just pay for my oils, I can keep buying them. Well, let me tell you friends, The first two weeks after buying my kit I got a pay cheque for 275.32. For literally doing nothing from the 19th of May – the 31st. I thought, if I can make that kind of money in a week.. what can I make next month if I actually try.
As you can see from my cheques above, that this company pours so much goodness into us. Not only is the product amazing and speaks for itself, but they pay you so incredibly well.
In November 2016, our family hit another hard turn in life. At 17 weeks pregnant, we lost our precious baby girl, Nolan. The entire time giving birth in the hospital I diffused Peace & Calming and the nurses couldn’t get over at how “at peace” I was. Clearly Jesus had flooded our hearts with peace, but also, I like to give our essential oils the benefit as well.
From November – March, I really gave up on even having a business with Young Living. I still used the oils, but didn’t work at all. I didn’t want to talk to people and my message box on Facebook at one point filled up to over 150 messages from friends and family. I needed time, I needed space.
But want to know something cool? Even though I gave up on my business, my business didn’t give up on me. I didn’t put any work into my business, and yet, Young Living still paid me. What company pays you for not working? My cheques may not have been for as much, but they paid for our groceries and car payments.
It wasn’t until February until I realized how amazing this company truly is. What company can market to every single person on the planet? Everyone needs oils in their lives. Every pet needs oils in their lives. What company treats you this well? Pouring free vacations, free items and incredible cheques onto you?
Best yet, our team has the most support I’ve ever received in my life. I now have purpose. I finally realized in march that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I might love to design homes, I might love to blog, but this is what I want of my future, this is what I want for my kids.
In March, I hit the rank of Silver with Young Living. I will attach a Income Disclosure Statement so you can see how life changing this is for my family. I will be honest, our team makes more than there average as you can see from my cheques because we have such incredible support.
Where Do I see Myself In A Year
To be honest, I have big goals. This business has made me do a lot of real soul searching in the last year now of being with this company. I want my leaders on my team to be Silvers, Golds, Platinums. I want them to be able to quit their jobs and bring their husbands home.
Want to know the crazy thing? It’s possible. I know so many women in REAL LIFE who are doing just this. They aren’t people I know over the internet. No, they are people I’ve know for years in real life who have taken the plunge with Young Living and have never looked back.
I’m telling you, this company is life changing.
If you want to learn more about oils, what they are and how you can get them, head over here. Scroll down to where I chat about the Kit as I’ve included this post as my story in the top half.