So, as many people know or don’t, I began my journey with Young Living Essential Oils with one goal in mind. Freedom from Prescriptions, specifically the nasty little SSRIs I have had to take for the past 13 years. I have had all different flavors, Zoloft, Paxil (ekk), Du something something, one that started with a B, throw a Xanax in ever so often and the most recent Cymbalta. There are a load of different side effects for each one, but it was very much a necessary evil in my life. See I don’t have what is considered occasional anxiety, I have the everyday Manic Depressive sorta cuckoo variety. Well, I have never really cared the feeling of being a robot and always have been concerned about the long term effects of giving myself daily chemicals. So my switch to essential oils began. Now here I am going to tell you that you should not get off any prescription without consulting a doctor and YL does not advertise/recommend/take any responsibility for you replacing medication using their essential oils. NOW. I did not consult my doctor, but I also know my own body and I waited for a weekend because I envisioned there would be some sort of detox when making the switch. There was, the worst was day two, I was very loopy and extremely emotional. Thankfully I was at home, and with a person who loves me. Since then I have worked out a few kinks, so to speak in the oils I use. I apply all my oils in the morning when I wake up and I added an oil that I use when I get off work . I both scenarios I wait about 20 minutes for the to take effect, you can feel the difference. Because I have had many requests to list what I use for my anxiety/depression I made a hand chart.
The as needed oils are ones that I keep on hand for when I am having a particularly stressful day and/or need to relax. I use Peace and Calming when I am having a hard time sleeping and Stress Away anytime(I keep it in my purse). Everyone’s body is different and you know what your body needs the best. I am happy that I made the switch and am confident with my decision.
Everyday is a new day and some days you just need to be a little oilier than others!
Now, I use other oils for my day to day life, headaches, sinus issues, cleaning, that’s why I love having my starter kit(and the 24% off) But I wanted this blog to solely focus on why I got into sharing and using YL Essential oils.
Please message, comment or contact me if you have any other questions! I have no problems talking about my depression or experience.