Why I Oil: With Jillian from The Conscious Home

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Introduce Yourself: Hi, I am Jillian and I am a 33y old stay-at-home mom of 2 little girls in Southwest Florida.

Why did you decide to try essential oils? I decided to give YLEO a try after my best friend told me of her success with Cedarwood applied to her scalp to promote thicker fuller hair. I started with Cedarwood, then Stress Away, then Valor, and then jumped in and bought the PSK. Best decision ever, I wish I hadn’t been so skeptical at first because I lost time I could have been oiling.

Why did you choose Young Living? After a lot of research and comparing the different companies, there was no denying that YL truly is the best, and there really is no comparison to other oils I had used previously. I trust that when I use these oils on my children, that they are 100% toxin-free, and that I am truly giving my children the best care possible. They have CHANGED our household, and given us so much in terms of happiness, health, and hope for our children and future grandchildren living in a cleaner more sustainable world. YLEO is so integrated into the fiber of our life that there is no living without them now.

How have essential oils helped your household? One step at a time we are moving toward a totally toxin-free home, and it wouldn’t be possible without YLEO and YL vast product line from toothpaste to laundry detergent. We oil from sunup to sundown, and it is the cutest thing when my girls ask for their oils.

What is your favorite oil? This is hard! Can I pick one favorite from the PSK and one outside the kit? In the kit, my favorite would have to be Lavender. It is incredible how much power one plant can hold within it, as Lavender has endless uses from skin irritation to restful sleep. I add it to any product that touches our skin, and when my bottle runs low I start running through worst case scenario situations in case it actually runs out before my monthly order arrives. Outside the kit my favorite oil is Jasmine. It is my happiness.

What are your top five must have oils? Top 5 must have oils. As a mom, I have my go-to’s that I can never be without, so this is my mom toolkit. Lavender, Thieves, RC, Digize, and Lemon.

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Why I Oil: With Maggie From A Focused Home

I am starting a new series today.  Every Monday I will include an interview with one of my oily friends talking about why we decided to try oils and what we have learned in the process.  First we are starting out with me 🙂

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Introduce Yourself: I’m Maggie!  I am a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids living in the Washington DC area.

Why did you decide to try essential oils? My son was having some behavioral problems at school and I was desperate for a solution.  A couple of my friends had been raving about essential oils so I decided to give it a try.

Why did you try Young Living? Honestly, because Young Living Oils are what my friends were using.  After doing some more research I am so glad that I picked Young Living.  Great company with great products!

How have essential oils helped your household? Too many to list!  I think the biggest is that we are all a little calmer and more patient.  My kids are sleeping longer and getting better quality of sleep which makes us all a little happier during the day.  I also love the way my house smells 🙂

Personally, I have grown so much since starting essential oils.  I have learned so much about myself through this journey and I’ve fallen in love with me all over again.  It has boosted my confidence in a way I didn’t know was possible. I am more open to going after things I want and more willing to saying no to things I don’t want to do.

What is your favorite oil? Lemon Lemon Lemon.  I love that oil and everything about it. I love the way it smells and the way it makes me feel.  I know this sounds crazy, but lemon just speaks to me.  The uses for lemon oil are crazy as well!  I love to drink it in my morning water, to use it in my diy cleaning products, and just to smell over and over again :).

Top 5 must have oils: These change constantly for me.  But right now they are:

  1. Lemon- In your morning water to start your day right!
  2. Lavender- Great for creating a calming and peaceful environment.
  3. SleepyIze- A must have for kids.  This changed my life.  My daughter went from waking up early to getting a consistent 11 hours of sleep.
  4. Peppermint- A great energizing oil.  A perfect addition to your morning coffee!
  5. Stress Away

You can follow Maggie on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/afocusedhome or on instagram @afocusedhome.

Welcome!

My Oil Story

Welcome to A Focused Home! I’m Maggie. I’m a stay at home mom of two beautiful children- a rambunctious boy and a sweet little girl- and we are enjoying life in the DC suburbs.  My life is a little chaotic, with a lawyer husband who works long hours and two small children who are full of energy and love, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  

I had dreams of being a ‘Super-Mom.’  I always thought I’d be a natural, but much to my husband’s dismay,  cleaning, cooking, and organizing do not come easy to me.  But I love my kids and I love being at home and playing with them and I’m happy that I can do so.  It can get tiring, but I love every minute of the joyful chaos.

At the beginning of 2015, I was having a personal crisis.  My life was great, I was married to a great man and I had two beautiful and healthy kids, but I still felt like something was missing.  My son was in the ‘Terrible Threes’ stage and his behavior was starting to become an issue at home and in school.  Out of desperation for a solution, I reached out to a friend and she introduced me to essential oils.   I was immediately hooked!

About a month later, I suffered from a mini stroke, or a TIA.  Testing led us to  discover that I had a hole in my heart, and after suffering from a cluster of mini strokes, doctors decided to operate in order to repair it.

That was my wake up call.

I realized that I was not as healthy as I once thought I was.  I needed to put more emphasis on my own health and wellness, for myself and for my children.  So with the help of Young Living Essential Oils, vitamins, and other Young Living products,  I am firmly on my way to a full recovery.  

I cannot wait to share with you the things I’ve learned throughout my experiences and the countless ways oils can help you in your life.  Thanks for joining me on my oily journey!