So I've been using essential oils for a while now....but I've never been dedicated to a particular company. I've had mixed results with all that I've tried. While we were on vacation, I used some of a friend's oils. Two experiences stick out in my mind...
I helped in the children's program each morning and we had a child who was a "runner." He made for the door (which opened onto a street) both mornings he was present. I was the "tackle" (this is not a title I was hoping for). The first time I was calm about the whole thing. The second time left my hands shaking and me fighting tears. That doesn't often happen but I don't like grabbing kids. And the boy was very distraught and I was unsure if his parents would be upset (they weren't). But in that moment I was struggling to pull myself together. That's when my friend offered me some Stress Away. I said roll it on wherever you think it'll work fastest. She rolled it behind my neck and on both wrists. Within 2 literal minutes, my hands had stopped shaking and I was calm. No more threatening tears or anything. I've never had an oil work that well or that quickly before. I was ready to go work with the kids again.
At another point, I asked for some peppermint for A to use. He has rubbed a drop on the roof of his mouth of both brands I've used in the past with much success and without any trouble. My friend hesitated and said "its a 'hot' oil" and I told her he would be fine....he's done it before. This time his eyes watered and he huffed a bit. But he was fine-HA! Her oil was definitely "hotter." And it worked exactly as we hoped it would.
When we got home my friend shared that Young Living is running a sale on their starter kits....so I just ordered one. I am totally excited to get the shipment tomorrow in the mail (incidentally Smart Post is NOT a good shipment choice)
**If you are interested in essential oils and would like to chat about them...I would love to share why we use them. Like homeschooling, martial arts, and eating (mostly) clean....I think I could talk all day. Just shoot me a message and I'll see how I can help you**