By Katie Ladner L.E.
I have been using essential oils in my business for 20 years and I love them!
Why did I start?? The lady that trained me used them and told me how fabulous they were but without an
explanation, so I went with it. It took me another 10 years to actually start investigating and learning about essential oils.
To be honest one of my lovely clients started selling Young Living and she said “hey girl you use and recommend essential oils why don’t you join the biz with me.” I thought well I am not going to do the biz but I will buy the oils and get a discount. Boy was I so wrong! (THIS IS NOT A SALES PITCH FOR YL!) So with that being said I bought a starter kit and started learning and playing. We all know lavender is calming and eucalyptus helps clear the sinuses, etc. But what did they actually do? When I sat down and started googling different types of oils and what they are good for, my eyes opened. They opened up to endless possibilities for myself and my clients. I started mixing up concoctions for my treatments. I made these amazing “ cure all oils”. They consisted of carrier oils and essential oils depending on the skin condition. I thought about how many ways I can use these amazing little bottles of joy.
Today depending on clients skin type and environmental condition I use oils in almost all of my treatments from the facial water bowl, hot towels, massage and waxing just to name a few.
But seriously there’s so many different ways essential oils can help and not just in aromatherapy, but for psyche
and other skin conditions and ailments. I use my lavender cure blend for sensitive skin and eczema. Let’s take Lavender for instance, emotionally it helps promote a sense of well-being but did you know it uses are: analgesic, anticoagulant, anti convulsive, antidepressant, anti-fungal, antihistamine, noninfectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti toxic, regenerative and sedative. Holy cow right??? And this is one oil. Just think there are thousands out there. This made my body tingle with happiness.
Now my career just changed from an esthetician recommending products (how I was taught) to actually helping heal my clients, and not just giving them a band-aid. I truly found my path. Today I recommend and sell my essential oils and made this a huge part of my business. Like I said in the beginning this is not a sales pitch, but I can’t stress enough to do your own research on brands. There are very few out there that you can ingest like YL. I was lucky enough to have come in contact with my client to help educate me why you can’t just ingest store bought oils.
Many of those “store bought oils” are not 100% pure and have other toxic additives if ingested. Make sure the company you choose has specific guidelines and follows
strict practices on how the plants are harvested and the oils are distilled. You may pay more for these oils but it is well worth your health.
I believe in the healing properties of plants and herbs and incorporate them into my daily life with my family. At home we take The YL supplements & Standard Process supplements everyday. I have diffusers in every room of my
house to diffuse different oils depending on the room. I clean with essential oils because they are proven just as
effective in sanitizing as the chemical counterparts. I use them in my kids’ bath to calm them down at night. I can go on for hours so I will save you from too much information. My goal is that if you take away anything from the little read, I have encouraged or peaked your interest in trying out oils for yourself.
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