Today is International Essential Oils Day. It is also Gary Young’s birthday. Gary is the founder of Young Living Essential Oils and the Father of the Modern-Day Essential Oils Movement. He passed away a little over a year ago and yet his vision lives on.
Why do I make this post? Because I have a message for each of you. It’s a message of love, of hope, of acceptance, of joy. It’s also a message of gratitude.
Do essential oils accomplish ALL that? As wonderful and as life-changing as they are, I must say, “no, not exactly.” So why do I use essential oils? Why do I talk about them and, even more important, why Young Living Essential Oils?
First, I believe in creation by a loving God who has a purpose and a plan for EVERY SINGLE one of us. I believe that same loving, purposeful God created the trees, grasses, flowers, bushes – the plants – for us to use. Didn’t the Wise Men bring Frankincense and Myrrh, along with precious gold, to Baby Jesus? There was a purpose for each of those three gifts.
The plants and their oils are mentioned in the Bible hundreds of times. Doesn’t the Bible say, “the leaves of the tree shall be your medicine?” and “there is oil in the house of the wise?”
Oils have been important to people of all faiths as evidenced in many of their foundational writings. They were also used widely in ancient medicine and a French medical doctor, Jean Valnet, used them to successfully treat wounded soldiers during WW II. Essential oils have a rich history.
So, that’s why I use essential oils – because I believe my Creator INTENDED them for my health and well-being.
Why do I use Young Living Essential Oils? First and foremost, because of their Seed to Seal commitment to purity, quality and authenticity. Gary Young dedicated his life to finding botanicals, testing, growing, testing, distilling, testing, bottling, testing oils to meet the needs of people he met during his life. Get the gist of Seed to Seal? Young Living was built on the mission to help others, to serve others and to provide the opportunity for wellness, purpose and abundance to every single person in the world. Plus, Young Living products have changed my life because THEY WORK so that’s why I choose Young Living.
On this special day that is just one week before thousands and thousands of people gather in Salt Lake City to commemorate Young Living’s 25th anniversary, I am honored to share with you my gratitude.
You see, I truly believe each drop of essential oil represents “God’s Love for us in a bottle.” In addition to bathing the depleted, tired, hungry cells of the body because essential oil molecules are bio-identical to the body’s cells, they cleanse the air, uplift the spirit, and elevate our entire being when we are ready to receive them as intended by the Creator.
If you are like I once was – tired, overwhelmed, unhealthy, overweight, negative, and just sort of stumbling through life, you are reading this by design. Even though I knew then I was loved and had a purpose, I allowed the busyness of life to cloud my thinking, drain my energy and dilute my purpose. When essential oils came into my life, I was truly amazed by the differences they made. I knew right away they were special and provided something that had been missing. I studied them because I needed to know how and why they made such a difference to my spirit, mind and body. I read lots of books, studied under some of the best aromatherapists, and collected several certifications, a fact I share with you only to assure you that I resisted “swallowing the kool-aid,” joining a “cult,” or being swept away by “new-age” thinking.
The plants and their essential oils preceded humans and they are here to stay. And here’s the BEST part: they provide an avenue to share the concepts of love, purpose, happiness, wellness, and joy that people everywhere seek. For me, they are a way I can share God’s love with you. They helped sharpen my focus and deepen my purpose. They taught me the importance of taking time to simply BE and so, on this special day, I’m doing just that with deep gratitude – sharing a message of respect, love and purpose with you.
You are special. You have purpose. You deserve to live a life that’s free of the things that hold you back. You can do it. I can help you.
With deep gratitude,