I like octopuses, a great book and you’ll never find me without a big cup of ice water by my side. A total freak for essential oils, bad jokes, mini m&m’s and really big ideas, I talk a whole freaking lot and love love love to laugh. I have a hot fiancé who I love making googly eyes at and I’m a momma to two crazy cats. Traveling is my jam. Right here you will see all of those things, plus a bit more craziness. Want to be friends? Hit the contact tab.
This is the story of how I found my way to the good plant juice and why. *dun dun*
It started with a sleeping baby, a bored nanny (that would be me) and instagram.
One night while at work, I was stuck on a couch under a sleeping lil babe and scrolling Instagram to pass the time. About 20 minutes into my scroll, I stumbled upon an Young Living Essential Oils 101 class that was being held on an instagram account (thank you #naturalwellness hashtags). I have always been more natural wellness minded, and had used essential oils on and off, but never seriously, and mostly for smell. The graphics for this class were gorgeous, but the information shared was what really caught me. It also helped that she kept hashtagging #happyoiler because what the hell, I wanted to be whatever that meant. I learned so much in that 15 slide class, my head was spinning. I learned the basic use of 11 different oils, safety tips and the best way to use them for the best results. What stuck out the most was that as consumers, we should all want to know where our oils are coming from, and how to properly use them. From it, I learned that I could get a starter kit and kick toxins out of my life for good, something I had already been striving to do. So I went through the class for a second time and then started researching.
I proceeded to research for a month and a half about different Essential Oil companies. I read blogs, medical studies, reports, articles about different companies. I watched videos and l learned as much as I could. I was obsessed, I wanted the oils, but I wanted to make sure I was making the best decision.
The starter kit was an investment (it costs $160 – you can see more of that/grab yours here) and I needed to make sure I made the right decision for my little family. A month and a half after my research started, it was May of 2016. I was on the road from Miami to my new home of Philadelphia and I decided that my Girlfriend and I needed a clean, toxin-free start to go with our new life in a new city. After all my research, I decided that Young Living was my company due to their seed to seal promise (more on that here: seedtoseal.com), incredible history and quality of oils as well as the fact that they have been the World Leader in Essential Oils for over 22 years.
We got up to Philadelphia and I reached out to the class host and bought my Premium Starter Kit. To this day, it was the best decision I have made so far in my life. The health and wellness that blossomed in our home was incredible. Our moods, sleep, overall wellness and comfort was elevated to levels I didn’t know existed.
Young Living also came with a few bonuses, besides our awesome health – The business that sideswiped me with its opportunity and success and has brought me to my knees with gratitude. The community I have found has filled my life to the brim with happiness. These oils changed my health first. Then Young Living changed my life. From that decision, I have founded a team called The LOils: a community of amazing, passionate, soulful people who are dedicated to the mission of love, oils, wellness and community. All because of naptime, I found this community, this health, this career that has become one of the best aspects of my life. All because of nap time, I found my passion to help others find themselves on this incredible journey.
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a LOil, please start here.