Hi, I’m Caitlin and I blog over at mychocolatemoments.com. I’m a stay-at-home-mom to two adorable boys, married to my high school sweet heart, I love crafting, I’m a book-aholic, and I love all things pink. I’ve been using essential oils since January 2014 and am a loud and proud Oily Guru.
Over the past few years I’ve been slowly changing from a pretty traditional, mainstream gal who never though about anything that went on or in my body to a semi-crunchy, cloth diapering, natural childbirthing, organic food eating, baby wearing, detoxing, homemade, homegrown, and home-sewn kind of gal. It’s been quite a journey! I love discovering natural alternatives for my family.
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How did I get into the oily biz, you ask? It certainly wasn’t because I went searching it out!
When I first got interested in essential oils, making a business out of them or “selling” them wasn’t on my radar AT ALL. I really just wanted them for myself and my family and my home. I knew that some people had turned this into a business but I didn’t think that was for me.
However, as I used them and saw how amazing they were I realized that I wanted everyone to know about them and to know how to use them! I started telling my friends about them and they all started getting excited and wanting to order and tell their friends and before I knew it I had a little oily team!
If you read my “about me” you know that I quit my job to stay home with my baby right around the same time that I got interested in essential oils. Even though we (my husband and I) had always planned for me to stay home with our kids we knew that it would take hard work and budgeting since money would be tight. When we realized that I could cover the cost of our oils and then even being bringing in a second income for our family…all while staying home and caring for our baby…this seemed like the perfect solution!
I set my hours, work when I want, work as much or as little as I want. Hudson goes with me when I teach classes and I can work around his (and my husband’s and my) schedule. I get the benefit of having adult interaction as well as getting to put my teaching skills to good use. I have made so many friends thanks to my oils groups and getting out and meeting people while I teach about oils. It really has been the perfect job (that doesn’t even feel like a job) for me.
Something else that I love about the Young Living business is that there is no pressure. No sales quotas you have to meet, no commitments you have to make. If you need to take a month (or more) off, you totally can. You can share a bit and see if you like the business side and if if not then you don’t have to pursue it anymore. I really like that because i didn’t want to jump right out of one time consuming job into another. After all, my job right now is to take care of my baby and this is just icing on the cake!
And of course the extra money is wonderful too. The potential in Young Living is huge. You can share casually just so you can earn enough to cover the cost of the oils you order for your family or you can go full-force into this and turn your oily business into a job with a full-time paycheck.
I am so thankful for my oils! Both for the way the oils themselves have impacted my family but also for the way that the financial benefit we get from them has impacted my family.
Because in how many other jobs can you work while holding your sweet baby during a nap? Love it.
I love Tranquil! I keep it on my nightstand and rub a bit on the back of my neck to help me relax and fall right to sleep.
The KidScents oils are back in stock and able to purchase individually now – hooray! I love these oils! They are specially formulated for kiddos and pre-diluted for safe usage. It takes the guesswork out what to use on your precious babes.
The KidScents collection comes with 6 oils and 2 roller balls for easy application.
SleepyIze – We use them one every night on Hudson’s feet before bed. I chose to put one of the roller balls on this bottle so I can easily roll it on his feet.
TummyGize – I put the second roller ball on the TummyGize so I can quickly roll it on his stomach. I really like TummyGize and it smells much better than DiGize to me.
SniffleEase – Wonderful for supporting the respiratory system!
GeneYus – GeneYus was created to promote focus (like while doing homework, etc.) but since Hudson isn’t old enough for that we haven’t used this one much yet. I actually think I’m going to give this one a try for myself because my brain is always going in multiple directions and I could use some focus!
Owie – With a wobbly, active toddler in the house I’d say it’s a given that we use Owie pretty frequently!
Bite Buster – Very soothing to your skin! I’m sure we’ll put this to good use this summer! (note: Bite Buster is the only one that is currently not available to purchase individually. I recommend Purification as an alternative.)
I LOVEEEEEE our KidScents oils!