Today is THE day! My official oil anniversary.Woot! To do this day proud, I thought I would write about the first oil I used the day my Premier Starter Kit arrived.
I had a cold and a cough the day my merry box of oils came. I remember it well because two days earlier, I was shopping with my daughter and her friends for wedding dresses. I was the coughing-sniffling mom at the bridal salon. Awkward. So I sat beside the diffuser that day and had Thieves Essential Oil in it. It was heaven!
Thieves is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary. Smells like awesome! Legend has it that back in the 15th Century, there were thieves who put oils in themselves so they wouldn’t get sick when they were robbing the dead and dying. When they were caught, they received a lighter sentence if they revealed their secret recipe that kept them from getting sick.
Anyhoo, I have a funny story to share. The other night my hubby and I were out to dinner in one of our fav restaurants. Just him and I…date night! Woot! The place was packed so we chose to just sit at the bar. I had a corner seat. Well. there was another couple eating at the bar, too. The gal across from me clearly should have stayed home. She was coughing and sneezing up a storm. All over the bar and food and ….ughhhhhh. After her first sneeze, I thought to myself…that lady needs some Thieves…stat! Poor thing. When I couldn’t take it anymore, I took out my Thieves spray bottle from my purse and put it on my hands. Loudly…with great expression! I hope she got the hint. Call me a germaphobe, but that stuff works.
Studies done at Weber State University showed that the killing power of this blend against airborne microorganisms. One study showed a 90% reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing for 12 minutes. After diffusing for 20 minutes, the kill rate increased to 99.3%. Another study against gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.96% after just 12 minutes of diffusion.
It’s all natural, and that’s probably my next favorite thing about that oil. Especially since hand sanitizers are getting more and more questionable these days.
When I researched about Young Living, I was so impressed with their Seed to Seal process. They are the leader in the oil industry. They own all of their farms and can therefore the entire process from seed to seal. No other oil company in the world can say that.
Here is a funny video for my fellow germaphobe friends. I’m sure you can totally relate. A friend of mine shared it…I loved it and I’m sharing it with you!
To celebrate my oil anniversary, I’ve made a couple batches of my favorite things to share with folks who get a Premier Starter Kit!
You can see the celebration treats on my post from Monday, here: http://www.teresamcfayden.com/2015/01/26/its-kind-of-a-big-deal/
I’m wearing the Joy Solid Perfume I made right now. I have a couple more treats left!