Hello! I’m so glad you’re researching Young Living’s Essential Oils. My name is Brittony Yates. I am married to my best friend, Kyle, I am a mommy to two sweet little girls, and am the curriculum director at our local Classical Christian school.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at the age of 18 after struggling with severe anxiety and depression (among a myriad of other health-related difficulties). What I discovered and the things I have learned along the way make up the unique life-story so familiar to those who struggle with hormonal imbalances. Is it hard? Yes. Is there hope? Yes. Yes, there is always hope.
Hello! I’m so glad you’re researching Young Living’s Essential Oils. My name is Brittony Yates and here’s a little bit about me. I am married to my best friend, Kyle, I am a mommy to two sweet little girls, and the curriculum director at our local Classical Christian school.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at the age of 18 after struggling with severe anxiety and depression (among a myriad of other health-related difficulties). After the birth of my first daughter, I experienced some of the same emotional difficulties I had when I was a teenager and my ob/gyn prescribed an anti-anxiety medication. It worked perfectly for 3 months. But toward the end of that 3-month period, I began to notice old symptoms creeping back and knew I needed to increase my medication dosage. Around that same time, I’d begun to see things on Facebook about essential oils so I contacted another “Oily Guru” and asked for more information. I also started researching essential oils for myself and exploring different options and different brands. Young Living’s “seed-to-seal” promise is what eventually drove me toward YL and away from some equally popular and less expensive options.
My OG, Lauren, was a wealth of information as I began to examine my own health in light of my desire to be well. I was completely hooked. Soon after, I purchased my premium starter kit and was delighted to find how beneficial those little vials are to my everyday life.
“Only hippie nuts use oils.” That was my exact thought as I started researching essential oils. I thought oils were only used in cooking. Using scented oils on my sensitive sounded like a recipe for disaster. But I was desperate and even willing to descend into the depths of “hippie-hood” in order to find answers.
Well, after my initial encounter with oils, I have either become a hippie or perhaps just redefined my definition of “normal people”. Since I still prefer air-conditioning to the outdoors, deodorant to not bathing, and a short, spiky hair-do to unwashed dreadlocks, I don’t think I’m your typical hippie. LOL! Rather, I prefer to think of myself as an oily skeptic, still curious, still learning, still questioning, but living a healthful and vibrant life while my journey continues.
Exploring the world of essential oils is an exciting journey and one that can encourage health and vitality for you and those you love. I’m happy you’re exploring Oily Gurus and would love to help you explore options about better health and vitality in your own life through Young Living’s essential oils and supplements.
Popular since ancient times, this oil quickly rose through the ranks as one of my favorites. While I enjoy diffusing it, alone or with other oils, my favorite use is to add a few drops to my favorite moisturizer. I also used it liberally, mixed in coconut oil, while I was pregnant and experiencing the dreaded appearance of stretch marks. Though it is probably most well-known for being one of the three gifts the Magi brought to the Christ-child, I have long suspected that perhaps the gift of Frankincense was Mary’s favorite gift too. 😉
PanAway is one of the first oils that I realized I couldn’t live without. It uses a combination of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils that is ideal to apply topically after exercise. I enjoy adding a few drops to epsom salts and relaxing in a hot tub, as well as find this bottle handy to have around to support muscular relaxation whenever the need arises.
The Thieves blend is Young Living’s most popular oil and it’s one of my top 5 as well. As a mom of two small girls, I find myself frequently diffusing this blend to help support healthy immune systems. I also use it topically on my children and myself when I feel like we need an extra immune-boost. Young Living also has an entire line of Thieves products. The all-natural Thieves laundry detergent is a MUST for working on those childhood-induced stains on clothes. 😉