Carrie has been sponsoring A Delightful Home for the past few months. I have enjoyed getting to know Carrie and have learned more about essential oils in the process.
I recently interviewed Carrie about her journey to a healthy lifestyle and asked a few questions about how she uses essential oils and why she chooses Young Living oils in particular.
The interview will be broken up into a few posts. Here is the first installment:
Tell us a little about your healthy living journey? Have you always be interested in healthy living?
Yes, I grew up always watching what I ate… always concerned of ‘calories’ and ‘fat grams’. I had a distorted view of myself as a wee child. I always thought I was fat and was afraid I would be fat, so kept a good watch on what I ate.
I did binge at times, but I always went back to healthy eating. My mom always cooked healthy and never added salt to foods. She did not believe in soda and so we grew up drinking mainly water, milk and OJ.
I was very involved in gymnastics and cheer-leading and other sports all my life, so that too kept me health conscience. I love anatomy and how God made our bodies, so I wanted to treat it as well as He designed it.
When did you first try Young Living Essential Oils and what made you start using and selling them?
I heard about Young Living approximately six years ago when I was on a detox program (getting off “starbucks coffee”).
I have always taken herbs, vitamins; when someone told me I should use essential oils, I said to myself, “I am a walking herb/vitamin shop, I don’t need anything else to take.”
Well, in January, 2011 I went to a health and wellness meeting. I was immediately enthralled with what I heard about how essential oils “heal” the body naturally, and do so on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level.
When the woman speaking starting sharing how they were mankind’s first medicine and GOD created them in the garden and these are the “oils” we read about in Scripture, my ears were perked up and I wanted to use what God made and what we read about in God’s word.
I heard testimony after testimony of these oils healing people of headaches/migraines, fibromyalgia, pituitary shutdown, allergies, cold/flu, burns, etc etc. I wanted to use God created essential oils versus over-the-counter drugs or even dried herbs. I was told the difference… so… I wanted the best of the best!!!
When I was told about essential oils, my son and I had been VERY sick with pneumonia. We had been on rounds of antibiotics with ZERO improvement.
My son had gone to six different doctors and was on three different antibiotics. His ears had been plugged for six weeks and nothing was helping! I was helpless and the doctors were too.
To see my child like this was gut wrenching. Nothing is worse than to see your child sick for weeks and no medicine out there will help.
The Doctors just kept subscribing new meds. I myself went through two boxes of Mucinex and no relief… along with the antibiotics and other drugs I was taking, as well as homeopathic herbs.
In the midst of all this sickness was when I heard about Young Living oils. I was so excited to try them. I wanted them all! I was done with the drugs! If drugs don’t work, and they actually harm me more so than help, in the long run, why not try the oils… at least they won’t ‘harm’ my body…
I am also a believer in buying wholesale versus retail. So… I bought the $150 everyday oils starter kit, which was an unbelievably great deal! Nine essential oils, plus two FREE oils, plus three FREE ningxia red juice packets, plus a $40 off coupon for a diffuser, plus CD’s/educational material.
The savings were outrageous going this route! AND I don’t have to stock inventory AND I don’t have to sell it if I don’t want to AND to keep my wholesale membership, I only have to spend $50 in a 12 month period. That was a no-brainier for me. . . sign me up!
When I received my oil starter kit, my son was still sick. I put oils on him the day I got them. I already had an appointment to go back to the doctor. They sent us to the hospital to have a chest x-ray because nothing was working and because I had gone to six different doctors, rounds of antibiotics and a slew of over the counter drugs, etc.
He had a chest x-ray and blood drawn and was diagnosed with a rare form of pneumonia. They sent us home with a prescription of “more drugs and another antibiotic.”
I had my “oils” and I was tired of drugs! I couldn’t keep doing this to my son or myself.
I read up on the oils and I started lathering valor, thieves, frankincense, purification, all over his spine. I also put the oils on his feet. I had him smell peppermint and I put frankincense on the crown of his head.
My son has asthma this entire time too… .so we were doing breathing treatments every four hours. I put the frankincense on the crown of his head because that is to help asthma.
I did this oil treatment every 2-3 hours… oils on his feet, oils on his spine, oils on his chest and on his head. (this was a Monday when we came home from hospital). I also did this all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
That night, my son had soccer practice and I told him he needed to go. He needed to get out of the house that we had been trapped in for 2 months.
He didn’t want to go.
He said, “mom, I get asthma just by running up the stairs.”
I said, “Well, son, go run for a few minutes on the field, and we’ll do what we have been doing for months, just stick you on the breathing machine. If you get asthma, we’ll come home and we’ll give you your treatment.” He finally agreed to go.
He practiced the ENTIRE 1 1/2 hours cough free, asthma free!!!!
He said it was one of his best practices and he felt 100%. (Don’t forget just the day before he was in the hospital diagnosed with a rare form of pneumonia! He was lathered with essential oils for 2 days and was healed!)
That is my story and why I was a firm believer of the oils and why I want everyone to stop taking drugs and use God’s medicine! I have several health testimonies from taking the oils.
To be continued. . .
Do you have any questions for Carrie about essential oils? Ask away in the comments.