What was your first thought about essential oils?
My initial thought was this is just a bunch of snake-oil. I was super skeptical. But then over time and realizing that “God has given us all things for life and godliness” the “all” finally started sinking in. I should not be so narrow minded about this. After all God made the trees, flowers etc there might be something to this.
How did you decide to start using essential oils and become a Young Living member?
My basement flooded in May 2012. I did all the “right” things to take care of the residual issues: bleaching everything, running 2 dehumidifiers 24/7 but to no avail. The basement still smelled musty. After reading about how Thieves eats mold I asked Tracy to come over to explain a little bit more about how this worked. She graciously did and said my basement didn’t smell “too bad”. But I decided that “too bad” wasn’t good enough. So I signed-up and bought a bottle of Thieves. About a week after I received my order we discovered that my daughters bed frame and hand-made quilt were covered in mildew and the bookshelf at the head of her bed was covered in 3-4 inches of green mold. I grabbed my bottle of Thieves and put some in a tiny spray bottle and sprayed the quilt. But this was taking way too long. So I grabbed a 5 gallon bucket and dropped I don’t know how many drops in it. Using a rag, I wiped down the entire bed frame, the mattress and the quilt again. However, not knowing anything about the vita-flex points in your feet, I spent that afternoon walking in Thieves water. For the next 2 days I hacked and coughed bringing up nastiness from my lungs that I had never been able to do in the past. Now my lungs are much clearer and I feel so much better. The mildew is also gone and the bed frame, mattress, box spring and the quilt are totally mildew free. Maybe there is a lot more to these oils than I ever imagined.
What are your favorite essential oils? How do you use them?
Needless to say, I love Thieves. I also am quite fond of RC (for sinus issues), Peppermint (for headaches), Lemon (in my water that I am now drinking), Purification is my friend during mosquito season, and I also just love to sit and read with Christmas Spirit diffusing in the room. The “Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture” are also very intriguing to me as I read & study the Bible.
A Little Bit About Me:
I am a former Homeschool mom with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical Studies. I have developed a love of learning over the past 15 years and have delved deeply into the studies of Essential Oils. My library of oil books continues to grow!
Pastor Peter and Janetta Dobson, rural East Central, MN