I’m a mother of three teen boys, three cats, and two dogs. I’ve been interested in natural living most of my life, but became passionate about it after my oldest son was born in 2001.
See, when I was a child scented soaps and laundry detergents gave me a rash. I had to use unscented personal care products in my childhood. While I now see that as a blessing in disguise, when I was a pre-teen I thought I was missing out. I wanted my hair to smell to like apples and my soap to leave a scent behind on my skin.
By the time I was a teenager I’d outgrown my ‘allergy’ to fragrances and jumped headfirst into the world of heavily scented shower gels and body lotions.
I became a scent-a-holic. I loved candles, air fresheners, and perfume-y detergents.
I tried to keep my personal care and cleaning routines free from junky toxins, but several times a year I’d slip a bottle of fabric softener or a new candle into my cart.
I knew I could do better for myself and for my family and still inhale beautiful, natural scents if I gave essential oils a try.
I’ve been using essential oils every single day since I received my first Young Living order in the spring of 2014 . I use them for cleaning, wellness, emotional support.
Thanks to Young Living I can have my favorite smells and breathe them in deeply, too – with no worries about what the fragrance is doing to myself or family.