Hi! My name is Sarah and I am the owner of Drops of Life!
I am a distributor for Young Living essential oils and my aim is to educate as many people as I can on the amazing benefits of using essential oils, and also how to cut out many chemicals from your homes.
Did you know the average person uses 300 chemicals a day?!
Yep! And 80 of these are used before breakfast! Most chemicals are found in your shampoo, face wash, make-up and hair care products.
I am here to show you that there is a better way, the answer is pure therapeutic grade oils by Young Living.
3 WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
- Inhale: You can simply breathe them in, either by putting on your hands and inhaling, using a diffuser to disperse into the air, or inhaling straight from the bottle.
- Topical: Our skin is our largest organ- what we put on it gets taken into the system and is either used, stored or filtered out. This isn't new science, think of the nicotine patch or a birth control patch. Medicine is routinely given through the outside of the skin. We use carrier oils to apply oils to the skin. A carrier oil is a quality vegetable/fruit oil used for diluting your essential oils. We prefer coconut oil, but you can also use grapeseed, hemp, avocado, jojoba, sunflower, apricot kernel, sweet almond, extra virgin olive or Young Living’s V-6 blend that comes in a convenient pump. Apply oils topically to your feet, spine, chest or area of concern. We always recommend using a carrier oil when applying oils topically to children, until you feel comfortable doing otherwise.
- Ingest: While there is lots of information on the topic of ingestion, we believe that essential oils do benefit you when taken internally. You can do 1-2 drops under the tongue or if you don’t enjoy the taste, try adding the oil to a vegetable capsule. If this is not something you feel comfortable doing, applying topically or diffusing are 2 great ways to get the benefits of these oils.
Now, there are so many essential oils on the market these days, how do we know which ones to go with? Easy! Do your research and make sure the company makes their own oils and owns their farms, so they are in control of the entire process. This eliminates any cross contamination. You can check out Young Living’s oil process here: www.seedtoseal.com
Basically, all oils are broken down into 4 categories;
A) is therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low
B) are food grade but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilisers or carrier
C) are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually
use solvents, for example; hexane to gain a higher quantity per harvest. May
be diluted with alcohol.
D) is called floral water which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of
grad A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the left over trash water is sold
to companies which will fill 5% of a bottle with the trash water and the rest with
carrier oil and label it pure!
This would be like grabbing a nice glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, diluting it by 95% and expecting to get the same health benefits as the pure stuff.
Essential oils support our entire body; our skeletal system, muscular, endocrine, hormones, immune and respiratory, everything!
Chemicals play a huge role in our emotions and how we feel!
All the side effects to those 300 chemicals impact our health and emotions.
We can use essential oils to support our emotions.
Let me show you how.
Here are some very basic lifestyle choices we need to make, our health depends on it:
- Rest: Get enough rest and downtime. Sleep, think, create...yes, creativity is a form of rest, stimulating the right side of the brain releases serotonin which is uplifting and calming
- Eat: Eat well, drink water and limit alcohol, caffeine and processed foods.
- Move: Exercise, stretch, add a few steps every day, get out from behind your computer or TV
- Connect: Nourish your relationships, spend time face to face or on the phone. Be a joiner and volunteer at a local place.
- Pray and Reflect: Nourish your spirit
- Engage your senses: Surround yourself with what you find to be beautiful with all of your senses. Design and decorate your living space in a visually pleasing way. Listen to uplifting music. Get your physical touch in - hugs from family and friends, self-care, holding a pet, etc. Eat foods that nourish you and please your tastebuds. Fill your home with scents that are uplifiting or stimulating, diffuse oils!
Did you know that your emotions affect every system and organ in your body? We are so used to paying attention to physical symptoms and responding to them, that we sometimes ignore or repress our emotional symptoms. Sometimes we don’t even allow ourselves to “feel” because we are afraid to admit that we are human, we have weaknesses, or that we deal with stressful or traumatic situations just like everyone else. Emotions greatly impact our health.
"When we inhale the fragrance of an essential oil, the odor molecules travel up the nose where they’re registered by the nerves of the olfactory membranes in the nose lining. The odor molecules stimulate this lining of nerve cells and trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the amygdala - where emotional memories are stored - and to other parts of the limbic system of the brain.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects. Olfactory responses to odors induce the brain to stimulate the release of hormones and neurochemicals that in turn alter the body’s physiology and behavior." Taken from the Essential Oil Desk Reference, 4th Edition
Did you know that 90% of serotonin is developed in the gut. Serotonin carries signals along and between nerves - a neurotransmitter. It is mainly found in the brain, bowels and blood platelets.
Serotonin is thought to be especially active in constricting smooth muscles, transmitting impulses between nerve cells, regulating cyclic body processes and contributing to well-being and happiness. Serotonin is regarded by some researchers as a chemical that is responsible for maintaining mood balance, and that a deficit of serotonin leads to depression.
So, is it important to take care of our gut? Our digestive system? YES! Taking care of your digestive system nourishes your emotional health.
What are the most important things we can eat or take as supplements to nourish our digestive systems to support emotional wellness?
- Organic, whole foods, lean meats, fruits and vegetables
- Prebiotics and probiotics, fermented foods
- Healthy Fats
- Young Living products:
- Digest and Cleanse
- Ningxia Red
I hope this was educational, I also have some amazing blends to help support your emotions;
Roller Ball Blend:
15 drops StressAway
8 drops Lavender
Fill with coconut oil in a 10ml roller bottle.
Stress be gone;
Valour and Frankincense (1 or 2 drops of each)
Add to diffuser.
2 drops Lavender
1 drops Cedarwood
Add to diffuser.
3 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Patchouli
3 drops Lavender
Add to diffuser and run for 30-60 mins at a time.
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Frankincense
1 drops Cypress
Add to diffuser and run for 1 hour at a time.
Oil blends already made by Young Living;
Peace & Calming
Peach & Calming II
To get your GIFT or purchase any of these oils please contact Sarah Leys @: