It’s Here!

After what seems like an eternity, but was really just a week, my package has arrived! The very nice Purolator man dropped it off this morning after the little one and I got home from the chiropractor. The “Basic Starter Kit” portion is on back order, so I have yet to receive my sample packets and some other literature, but the Everyday Oils and Dewdrop diffuser have arrived. As I was opening it I took about a million photos to show you guys what everything looks like.

So here, in all its glory, is my starter kit! (Please excuse my very worn table)

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It was hard to make myself wait and take pictures as I un-boxed everything. I am going to post individual pictures of the oils, and for the blends I will list the components. I will get into uses another day.

Here are the singles:

20150616_110929 Frankincense

20150616_111006  Lavender

20150616_111028 Lemon

20150616_111040 Peppermint

And the blends:

20150616_110850Joy: bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, roman chamomile, palmarosa, rose

20150616_111018 PanAway: wintergreen, helichrysum, clove, peppermint

20150616_111113 Peace & Calming: tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, blue tansy

20150616_110948 Purification: citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, lavendin, myrtle

20150616_110837 Thieves: clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, rosemary

And last but not least…

20150616_110938 Valor: spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense

I have since plugged in and filled the diffuser. I think perhaps for our first use I went a little heavy-handed on the drops of essential oil (although I went with the lesser number of drops recommended in the manual). Our living room is quite aromatic with the smell of lavender, and I am happy to say that, whether aided by the oil or not, both the dog and the baby are having a nice nap. The cat has disappeared, which I am glad of, as I have my suspicions that it may not be entirely safe for her.

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I am excited to start making some of the products on my list, but that’s for another day!

Welcome!

I decided to start this blog to document my essential oil journey. A wonderful friend of mine sparked my interest in essential oils when she began sharing her own journey with Young Living Essential Oils. I considered the pros and cons of buying a starter kit for about a week; it was mainly a balance of cost vs potential for good. I knew that I wanted to use more natural products in our home, especially now that I also had a little one to think about, but dang did that seem like a lot of money. In full disclosure, I also looked at other brands of oils (I even bought a couple singles), but after reading a ton of reviews of YL products, I finally decided – what the heck, I’m going to take the plunge. I ordered myself the premium starter kit, which contains ten oils (plus a bonus oil) that are popular – thus being dubbed “Everyday Oils”, as well as a diffuser and some other goodies (shown below).

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While waiting for my package to arrive, I have been on Pinterest and other websites, looking for products that I want to make as soon as my kit arrives. The list is huge. With so many chemical laden products in my home, even those that were labelled as “natural”, where is a mama to begin? It’s going to be a full-on assault, and I will be keeping this blog updated along the way.

Now come on Mr FedEx man…. bring me my package.