I’ve been an essential oils user for years (mostly in my cleaning products until this past year) and last February, after much research, decided to start buying my essential oils from a company called Young Living. You can read more about our decision here.
These essential oils have been a huge blessing to our family, so much so that we are now incorporating the cost of them into our monthly healthcare budget.
For the past several years we have been paying around $650 per month for our family for health insurance (Ryan and I are self-employed) and our monthly premiums were going to be going up to close to $1200 to comply with all of the new healthcare laws. We had made room to fit the $650 into our budget, but there was just no way that we could afford $1200 per month just for insurance (and a not-so-great plan at that).
We chose to switch over to a heathcare sharing ministry this year and have been extremely happy with it so far (you can read more about the different healthcare sharing ministries in this post here). We are now paying around $450 per month for their BEST plan, which means that we have extra in our healthcare budget!
We decided to put part of that extra each month towards our natural remedies stockpile (I love natural remedies!), and a good chunk of that is going towards essential oils since I have seen them be so effective when using them on myself and my family.
Each month, Young Living does a special promotion for those who buy $190 worth of product value. It’s always a great promotion for those who are either (a) building up their stockpile of oily remedies or (b) those who are building a business through Young Living and want to try out different essential oils.
This month (March 2014) the two free oils for those who spend $190 in Product Value are:
- 15 mL of Basil Essential Oil
- 15 mL of Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil
Here are some of the traditional uses for each of these oils.*
Basil Essential Oil Uses:
- Used to help strained and sore muscles
- Used to enhance the immune system
- Used for mental alertness during times of fatigue
- Used for migraine relief
- (And it’s also an essential oil that’s great to have handy while cooking!)
Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil Uses:
aka – Tea Tree Oil
- Used to kill bacteria
- Used to kill fungus
- Used to reduce scar tissue and swelling
- Used to help clear acne
- Used for nasal congestion
Read about 20 ways to use Tea Tree Oil here!
If you’re interested in essential oils, you can read more about how you can get an essential oils starter kit in this post here. (Or, if you were referred to this post by someone who is already a part of Young Living, please talk to them about how to get a starter kit.)
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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am an independent distributor with Young Living, not a medical professional. My uses of essential oils only apply to Young Living Essential Oils.