Why are Young Living oils so expensive?

I get this question a lot. “Why are the oils so expensive? I buy my oils at Shoppers/Bulk barn/…(other store).. which is way cheaper. Why should I buy your oils?”

The first couple of times someone asked me this question, I got angry. Which is ofcoure never a good solution to any argument. Then I changed my approach. First, I noticed that most people who buy the cheap store oils are 100% sure that the oils they buy are great oils. Also, a lot of people use the cheap oils just to have their house smell nice. They use it instead of the candles or other air fresheners because someone told them once that candles are not healthy. They don’t use essential oils or other alternative solutions to create a healthier life. They just go for the smell.

Now I just ask them to use common sense and to read the labels. I ask them if the label says that the product contains is just one ingredient, or if there are multiple added? Does the label give a warning that as soon as you ingest it you’re required to call the poison centre immediately? This would already be a give away that these oils aren’t as pure as they are advertised to be.Of course, I realize that some peoples first intention is not always to create a healthier life. But, I can point out that using oils to freshen up the air is great, but if it includes harmfull chemicals your health could be at risk.

Another approach is asking if they use olive oil for cooking. I use it a lot and try to use the more expensive kind as it tends to be of better quality. To save money, I often wait till it is on sale. Most people agree with me that good quality is indeed expensive. When I tell them that you need 4-8kg of olives (approximately 1000 olives) to make 1 liter of oil and that 1 tree only has olives for 5 liters, they start to understand the reasons for the high cost. I then continue to tell them that the same applies for essential oils. In order to make 15ml of lemon-oil, you need 75 lemons.In order to make 15ml of lavender-oil, you need a 27 square feet field filled with lavender. I try to help them realize that it is impossible to produce pure 15ml Lavender oil for only 3 dollars.

Of course nobody will sign up with Young Living on the spot when I tell them this. But my hope is that next time they reach for that cheap bottle of oil, they will think of me. Then I have atleast accomplished that they will start thinking about their health somewhat. The next time I meet them, I can then talk with them again about changing their lives and living a more healthier lifestyle.

That is my goal for now: Making people more aware about what they can change their live for the better

This blog is based on my own experiences. These are my thoughts. I am not a doctor. 

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Ups and Downs

I am a human being. I am not perfect and I have my ups and downs. Some weeks I have more downs then ups. Some weeks it’s the other way around. I am working hard to create a life with more ups than downs. A life that when the downs enter my life it will only be for a short time.

My entire life I have chosen the easy way out. If someone told me what to do or that I couldn’t do it, I accepted that without questioning the reason why. I just lived my life. Of course sometimes I still tried to do what I wanted, but with the first barrier I backed out and gave up. Or left it for “later”. I think that is called procrastinating.

It took me 50 years to slowly change and to see things differently. A couple of years ago I started working at a company as document controller. Something I had never done before. After barely a year I realized that I was good at it and that I was even better than most of my colleagues. That gave me a great feeling and I realized I could exceed in this job. It wasn’t exactly my dream job and after being let go when the economy went down  I had to find something else.

Faith is like Wi-Fi. It’s invisible but has the power to connect you to what you need – Unknown

It was at that moment that Young Living came into my life. Although it took me some years to realize that a great oppertunity was right in front of me, I started to be really serious only 4 months ago. Slowly I started to learn what I have to do and how I can do it. Slowly I am getting confidence that this is my chance and that I can proof to my past that I’m good in something.

So I will reach my goals this year!!

This blog is based on my own experiences. This is not an advice what you have to do to feel better. This is my experience. I am not a doctor. 

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Toxic products

Did you ever read a label on your skin care products or your shampoo? How many ingredients do you recognize?  Do you know all the other ones, especially the ones with names you can’t even pronounce? Did you ever google them? Better not, because if you google them you also find out what it can do to your body.

I know if you ask Google things related to your health you basically die of a heart attack or cancer. The sad thing Google is probably not far off. Nowadays there are so many chemicals in all the products you use that it must reflect on your health on the long-term. I know that it is not possible to control everything, like air pollution or what’s in your water coming out of the tap. But by reading the labels of all the products you use and not only the food labels you can keep yourself healthier on the long term.

That’s the reason why I choose the Young Living products. They are non-toxic, chemical free products and all plant-based. Going through my house you see the products everywhere. I changed all the cleaning products for Thieves household cleaner. I am using Young Living toothpaste, Young Living hand soap, Young Living Laundry soap, Young Living dish soap, Young Living shampoo, Young Living skin care…. and the list goes on. And of course I use the oils. For my headaches, when we are sick, for muscle and joint pains. And not only we humans are using it, the dogs and horses are under my spell too. The dog has arthritis in his hips and for him I bought some supplements to add to his feed. After a few days I already noticed a difference. It will never be better but he did get some extra years on his lease.

Using these non-toxic, chemical-free, plant-based products is of course not the only thing you have to do to create a healthier life for yourself and family. Food and exercise is extremely important too.

Recently I heard about a lady in the US who started to change her life by changing her food and introducing Young Living products to her household a couple of years ago. Her name is Sarah Harnish. She and her husband and children are not only feeling a lot better and healthier, she also started to share her amazing story with other people and convinced a lot of people to change their lives too. Her Young Living business exploded, she helped an enormous amount of people but now she also has the time to relax and enjoy her life and health again.

This is an audio to listen to from her about her life and why she choose Young Living. Let me know what you think of it.

This blog is based on my own experiences. This is not an advice what you have to do to feel better. I am not a doctor. 

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Balance

Balance in life is important. Not only mentally but also physically. These two go hand in hand. If you are not in balance mentally it will inflict your body. Working out will be difficult, eating the right food will be difficult and because of that cravings will start. And as a result you will feel terrible. Too much sugar is famous for these reactions. And it will only spiral down. Fast.

It is difficult to step out of this spiral and take control of your life again. You see a lot of people start the new year with all these resolutions. Loose weight, get more active. Unfortunately only a few will succeed. Why?

There are a lot of reasons. Lack of support is a big one. Expectations set too high is another one. Not really behind your goals is one. And this is not only with life changes. Starting a new business with Young Living like mine will give you the same problems. After a couple of disappointments you give up. Other people can do it, you are not fit for it. But that’s not true

Coming back to these life changes like loosing weight and starting a healthier life, there is a lot to say about it. You’ll ask experts what you have to do and everybody has something to say. So this is going to be my 2 cents.

Loosing weight is not just two words. It contains a lot more. You have to adapt to a totally new life style. Just jumping in and changing radically doesn’t work. You have to make little changes first. If you are not very prone to the excessive exercising where you sweat like crazy and are exhausted at the end, then don’t do it. It won’t be very healthy for you anyway. Better is to just start moving. Take the dog for a walk for just 10 minutes (longer), park the car as far away from the supermarket as you can, take the stairs instead of the elevator (or just one stairs and the rest with the elevator). Take the stairs going down. Be inventive. Look around what you can do extra.

A step counter is a great way to help you to move just a bit more. Have a look at how many steps you take on a normal day. Keep track of it for a week. Then try to raise these step with 500 or 1000 a day more. 3 Times a week. That will be your first small step. After  a month you know for sure that it has started to be a habit and you can upgrade it to more days a week and/or more steps a day.

And then there is that dreadful food. Biggest mistake a lot of people make is assuming that because they started moving they can eat more. Or take an extra glass of wine. It is setting yourself up for disappointment. Don’t do that to yourself.

Don’t start to eat less drastically either and be hungry all the time. Your body has to adapt to this. Your mind aswell. What you can do is trying to change that snack at 2 o’clock for something healthier. Eat some fruit or vegetables. Drink tea or coffee or water (NOT soda). Or go do something so you have burn those calories. Or set an alarm 2 hours later and make the deal with yourself that this will be the time you can eat it. Most times you don’t really want it anymore.

But even more important DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP IF YOU STILL GRAB THAT UNHEALTHY SNACK.

Your mind is used to eating it, and your mind is very powerful when it comes to preventing changes.

What also helps a lot is getting a journal and write down everything that you eat. Make a habit out of it. Don’t add calories or how much sugar or fat it contains. Not important for now. Just have an honest look at what you eat. It will also give you some insight on where you can make some changes. Keep focused on changing what you eat. Also, don’t look at a scale for some time and don’t expect to lose 2 sizes in one month. It won’t happen.

Young Living can help you with finding your balance too. Especially the US market has a lot of foods, supplements, snacks, etc. which you can use. Oils can help aswell. Keep you focussed and keep you motivated. Google how they can help you. There is so much information out there what you can use. Or you can ask by emailing me and I can send you in the right direction.

This blog is based on my own experiences. This is not an advice what you have to do to feel better. This is my experience. I am not a doctor. What I can advice is to visit your family doctor before you start exercising.

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Hormones

My entire life I have had these monthly problems caused by hormones. For me they are working too good for my body. I know exactly when everything down south is happening. The entire cycle I can follow by paying attention to my moods and my desire for certain food types.

At the end of the month I don’t leave the house for two days and after these two days I need almost a week to get my energy back. In the Netherlands they sell a little jar filled with “appelstroop”. It’s filled with molasses and apple, fulfils my need for sugar and is loaded with the so needed iron I am short on. together with spinach and liver (love that with onions and bacon) I am back to “normal” really fast.

While iron is better absorbed from heme (meat) sources, non-heme (plant) iron is better regulated causing less damage to the body. High iron foods include clams,liver, sunflower seeds, nuts, beef, lamb, beans, whole grains, dark leafy greens (spinach), dark chocolate, and tofu.
Nowadays I also add an oil blend to my regime and I sometimes wonder why I didn’t discovered it 20 years ago. The name of this blend is Dragon Time. Yes the name says enough.
It is a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle. Dragon Time is recommended for young and mature women. (source Young Living)
It contains the oils:

  • Clary sage
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Yarrow
  • Jasmine

For me it takes away the cramps and my body relaxes and recovers just faster and better than before.

So if you have the same problems: bring in the Dragon Time and get rid of the dragon.

 

Young Living DiGize

After having visitors 2 days ago I just had to share this but first:

What is Digize?

Digize is an essential oil blend made by Young Living. It contains tarragon, juniper, anise, ginger,fennel, patchouli, peppermint, lemongrass. So much oils which are used for centuries to relax your body but also your inside.

A couple of examples about some of the oils:

  • I personally love anise and drink warm milk every night with anise in it. It works great for me, it relaxes me and I have not much problems falling asleep. And I notice the difference when I am out of anise or out of milk.
  • Ancient Chinese medicine found beneficial uses for fennel, from congestion to conjunctivitis, to stimulate the appetite and increase the flow of breast milk. Essential oil of fennel provides upset stomach relief, and tea made from ground fennel seeds is believed to be good for snake bites, insect bites, food poisoning, and soothing a sore throat. (Information from Foodfacts)
  • Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures.Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. (Information from Medical News Today) I used it recently for my pony who foundered to take away the pain and it clearly made her feel better. We also love it in our food.
  • This is what Wikipedia had to tell about Juniper: “Some Indigenous people’s, such as the Dineh, have traditionally used juniper to treat diabetes.Animal studies have shown that treatment with juniper may retard the development of streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice. Native Americans have also used juniper berries as a female contraceptive.The 17th Century herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper recommended the ripened berries for conditions such as asthma and sciatica, as well as to speed childbirth.”

For me this relaxing blend works great when I feel nauseated or just plain sick in my stomach or intestines. I use a couple of drops, apply them topically on my stomach with some carrier oil and I soon will feel a lot better. No gravol needed.

We had some visitors over and one of them was not feeling well. Stopped taking part of the conversation and trying not to throw up. I suggested to apply some DiGize and she was open to it to try it out. After 10 minutes she clearly felt better and was talking (a lot) again. I just love my oils.

Unfortunately a lot of people don’t believe in oils and will, in this case, grab for the gravol. Why would you not try out some alternative options? For me it is a great way to use some more natural products which are only better for my health.

I believe essential oils work. For me it is just a healthier choice. 

The only thing is that you have to try it and see what difference it makes for you? You will only gain and not lose your health back a bit.

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Becoming a holisic vet

Years ago (it feels like a totally different life) I started an 4-years eduction to become a holistic vet. Together with a friend we signed up and started our first year. Every Tuesday morning we stepped in our car and drove 2 hours to our classes.

For a couple of reasons both of us ended the first year but decided not to finish this education.

  • We learned a lot but also had a good laugh. After a class about herbs with a professor raising his hands to the sky telling us how the flowers of a plants sang to the sun every morning, we couldn’t stop laughing and had to leave the class halfway. I still after 12 years have to laugh about it. At that moment we knew we were not the kind of people to finish this. Don’t get me wrong. We both believe in the abilities of plants, herbs etc. We just not see them laughing, signing or feeling. Maybe the way we think is too logical.
  • Second reason was that I would not be able to finish anyway because we decided to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Because it wasn’t very cheap to follow these classes it was no use for me to continue and my friend had no intention to do it alone. I have been looking around a bit to see if anything like that is offered here in Alberta but never really found something appropriate. Or it was ridiculous expensive.
  • For me, last reason was that I didn’t saw myself as a holistic vet working in Canada. Knowing that a lot of educations were not accepted in Canada (even my husband had to redo his exams as civil  engineer) why bother. I also knew that I had to be there for my kids for at least the first year to make the move to Canada work.

So no new career for me in that field. But working with herbs, oils, Bach, TTouch and horses was never forgotten. For now my new career is Young Living though.

Helping horses and dogs with holistic treatment will follow over time. 

I am working on it.

For information just email me: info@whyoils.ca