Hi, my name is Karly Baughn and I began a journey in December, 2014 that I was a little apprehensive about, but I was excited to try something new. My husband Rob had just left the Army after 11 years of service and my oldest son would soon be diagnosed with Autism. I was searching for a way to improve our wellness and everyday lives while simultaneously reducing the artificial chemicals in our food and other household supplies.
A high school friend contacted me and filled me in on the benefits of essential oils. She has a son with special needs and she found that oils not only replaced their household cleaners and chemicals in foods, but they helped manage some behavioral issues with her son as well. I was intrigued, and I purchased a starter kit immediately.
Since then I have been able to eliminate household cleaners and beauty products in my home, as well as working to help our son manage some emotional frustrations. One of the great things about the Young Living essential oil community is that you don’t have to be overwhelmed by information. There are a LOT of oils out there, but our social media groups and support chain are phenomenal. These resources will help you to identify areas in your life where essential oils can help improve your quality of life, without all the hassle of self-experimentation.
Since we began this journey, everyone in our family has experienced benefits from using the oils. From reduced seasonal struggles to greater energy and more effective beauty products, even my husband has become a believer. The turning point for him was the tremendous cost savings from spending just a few minutes making my own beauty products like makeup removers, moisturizers, and shampoos. Each person in our family has a different personal experience, but all are positive. Slowly, through sharing oils to help others, many of our extended family have become oil users too. This is not because we tried to “sell them a product,” but because they experienced the efficacy of these products, along with their ease of use, as well.
We know that you can also find comfort and blessings with Young Living Essential Oils!