Can I share something with you? About The this little bottle? Of this incredible Essential Oil?
I hope you aren’t thinking I’ve gone hippy chick crazy. If you do…well I understand. Because I used to think the very same thing. I sure did. A year ago, I knew nothing about essential oils. But now I do. And if you think I’ve gone off the deep end, that’s okay with me. Because in all honesty, I really like it here.
I want to tell you about how much I love Frank, because he has changed my life. I’m not kidding, and I don’t want to sound fakey or whatever, but it’s the honest truth. Frank has changed me. For the better. It’s pretty amazing when I think about it, and I feel like I should share my thoughts about it in case you are feeling like I used to.
A few months ago I was in a funk. It didn’t show on the outside but, wait…I like to think I kept my funk to myself (but reports from others tell me otherwise)! Anyhoo, I can’t really pinpoint what exactly brought on my state of mind back then. Maybe the fact that my step dad passed away, or maybe that my daughter graduated from college and would be living in another city, or…or….gosh who knows.
Exercising helped a lot. It sure did. But then it got cold out and I started avoiding the gym. I haven’t gained the weight back, thankfully, and I am so looking forward to getting back at it when the weather cooperates. I guess I just didn’t “feeeeeeel” like going anymore. So I didn’t. My sadness or funk or whatever you want to call it grew and carried a weight of it’s own. If you have ever experienced the weight of it, well, you know what I am talking about. It’s not fun. It’s a dark place to be. I thought I could get a handle on it, and like I said, I didn’t think others could notice it. I keep a pretty small network of people close to me. They were the ones who noticed. Which made me feel worse.
Then in January I got Young Living Essential Oils. I got the Premier Starter Kit to help my son with his allergies. I wrote about that: here. Well, I didn’t know it at the time, but those oils were about to change me, too. In a bigger and better way. I still thank God for bringing them into my life.
I had read about the benefits of using the oils on your face. I really liked the idea of using them in place of the chemical filled aging creams and moisturizers I had been using. No chemicals is a big thing for me. I mean, I know they can’t be avoided in everything, but I seriously doubt the cosmetic companies and their products more and more the past few years. I know the FDA, and thousands of food companies don’t have our backs, and I doubt that cosmetic companies do either. I even ranted about this a couple years ago here. It’s hard to find make up that is good for your skin. I rephrase that. It’s hard for me to trust the make up companies.
So that’s why I when I read about making your own moisturizer with essential oils, I had to give a try. An honest to goodness try. So I did. The essential oils are 100% pure. Made from plant extracts. They don’t expire. 100% therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils do NOT expire. That’s a really good feeling, isn’t it? That’s random to add here and now, but I gotta tell you–that’s pretty cool.
The little trio of oils I use in my daily regimen are: Frankincense, Lemon and Purification. I sometimes switch out the Lemon for Lavender…just to mix things up a bit, and because all of these oils are so great for your skin. I mix 1-2 drops of each with a couple drops of Jojoba Oil. I apply it to my face, neck and hands. So the smell alone…ahhhhhh….the smell is…a beautiful thing!!!! The benefits of these oils on your skin and in your life (for me) is well…
So you get that I’ve been loving my moisturizing oil trio. Right?! Okay. Because the plot thickens.
As I was saying, I have been in a funk the past few months. You thought I got side tracked, but I didn’t…heehee. So the benefits of these oils has been triple fold….maybe even more. I have been loving them in the mornings as a moisturizer and I have also been loving how my funk has lifted. Truly! It’s gone. Over. Done. Bub-bye. I have a much better outlook on everything and in every area of my life. And it all happened pretty quickly. I am not bogged down with stress and that just plain ugly cloud over my head. I think it’s hard to explain, but it’s like I used to be feeling doomy and gloomy and now that feeling is gone. It’s really something. Frank is the reason for this. Frank, I could kiss you. I wasn’t planning on this happening, but after some research I learned about the many benefits of Frankincense.
Here is a list of the benefits of using Frank. It’s a short list, but that’s ok.
Uplift mood. Combat sadness and anxiety. That’s the part I skipped over seeing when I was wanting to use them for anti-aging skin moisturizing purposes! I will say that this oil is pricey. It’s worth it though. It’s in the$75 range. I just ordered my second bottle! It’s my new besty. But then again, I have a lot of new oily bestys. Luckily, it’s one of the oils that comes in the Premier Starter Kit. So between Frank and the diffuser (a $98 value) that lil ol’ $150 kit is a really good deal!
In case you are wondering how the oils work, I’ve got this 2-3 minute video that explains it in normal people terms. It helped me understand it all.
(Thank you to Mandi and Monique for providing that easy to understand biology lesson on how essential oils work!)
Here is my lame selfie with Frank. Because I love him so!
Hey, I’m thrilled that you are still reading this post and my raves about my love of essential oils. I really am! If I can make changes in myself this simply and easily, you better believe I’m gonna share the news!