One of the things I looked forward to writing about when I launched B = Happiness in March 2019, was my love for essential oils. Unfortunately, I was not able to sustain the momentum in blogging because I was offered to return to my corporate job, so writing took a backseat. But not oiling! Oh, NEVER oiling. Haha!
Though I was not able to blog, I founded Oh, Happinest–our safe space where we share about all things oils, wellness, and happiness.
But how did our natural wellness journey start? I’d like to think I’ve always been into wellness since I was young—
I became a pescovegetarian in 2003 while I was a sophomore in college when being a vegetarian wasn’t a trend yet;
I don’t drink soda and have curbed my appetite for junk food;
animals are dear to my heart;
I recycle, reuse, and upcycle wherever and whenever I can; and
I believe that since God created man in His own image, our bodies have their own capacity to heal themselves so long as we embrace positivity.
Then, in end-January 2019, me and my sister Lannie were invited to an essential oils class with a make and take session. It blew my mind that there are three ways to enjoy the lifeblood of plants aka essential oils—
I am a huge fan of fragrance oils which is why our candle burner at home was always lit, we bought a commercial air humidifier (and an expensive one at that! ) for #BigBoyJesse because he had asthma, I’ve been using natural and organic beauty, skincare, and household products (even used to make my own milk and sugar body scrub!) since forever, and I never miss my daily dose of vitamins.
Only to find out no matter how “natural” and “organic” brands can claim their products are, most of them still contain toxins, because they are allowed a certain threshold of ingredient toxicity by the powers that be.
That class was held just a few days before Young Living opened in the Philippines—I could either wait for its official market opening in February or begin my journey ASAP. I chose the latter because I wanted to take charge of my family’s health and wellness right away even if it meant waiting for two weeks for my starter kit to arrive from the US.
Since then, our daily wellness protocol involved (still not an exhaustive list ):
putting two drops of Lemon Plus/Vitality essential oil with a teaspoon of pure or raw honey in a cup of hot water with Ningxia Red (our superfood drink) every morning and at night for our overall wellness
diffusing Geranium, Clove, Citronella, Cedarwood, Rosemary, and Lemongrass essential oils in the kitchen and living room for a clean and refreshing aroma
applying Thieves and Raven essential oil blends on our son for immune boost;
applying Thieves and Oregano essential oil blend on our neck, behind the ears, nostrils, etc. for optimum health and protection;
applying Ginger, Spearmint, and Citrus Fresh essential oils on our son for his appetite. He also now takes Ningxia Red and Mightyvites/ Mightyzyme every day;
taking 100% plant-based supplements daily: Multigreens, Super B, Super Cal, Super C, Sulfurzyme, Alkalime, and Life 9;
using toxin-free, essential oil-infused cleaning and personal hygiene products such as bath soap, shampoo, bath gel, brightening cream, toothpaste, mouthwash, dish soap, laundry soap, household cleaner, etc. so that we would never ever have to worry about toxic chemicals being inhaled or entering our bloodstreams at home;
using Joy and Stress Away essential oil blends for the #architecthusband’s orb diffuser in the car for peace, calm, and joy while driving;
using Joy, Abundance, and Valor essential oil blends as our daily perfume (max two drops each for the whole day) for happiness, prosperity, and courage; and
diffusing our chosen essential oil blend for a relaxing night, EVERY NIGHT.
And we never looked back. Today, everyone in my family is using essential oils and more, and more of our loved ones have been trying them out. Why? Because they saw how they worked on us and continue to see how they work on them.
My husband is healthier and stronger than ever. In 2019, he was diagnosed with mild fatty liver, high cholesterol, pre diabetes, high uric acid, and GERD, but after a few months since adopting an all-natural wellness protocol, he had lab tests done and the results were either normal or better than normal. We were mindblown, to say the least!
Our three-year-old son who was diagnosed with asthma and had been taking steroids since six months old became an oily toddler at two years old (and stopped taking and using ALL kinds of synthetic medicines) and, just before the pandemic, his pediatrician (who fully supports our use of essential oils, by the way) has concluded that his lungs are now clear.
These are only a few of our many reasons we continue sharing about how our family and Oh, Happinest tribe benefit from essential oils and what recipes we make and use. How about you? Are you familiar with essential oils? What is your favorite way of using essential oils and why? If you’re not yet an oiler, how come? I would love to guide you in this lifetime wellness journey! I could go all day every single day just talking about oils. LOL. Would love to hear from you–post your comments below, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment/ DM me at @titaabbie on Instagram. Thank you!
PS: The information in this post is based from my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. Usage instructions are specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used from another source. Statements made in this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
PPS: If you would like to learn more about essential oils before getting started, watch this recorded class I facilitated where you can learn about what essential oils are and what are their uses: https://bit.ly/IntroToOilsReplay
How to get Young Living essential oils, diffusers, and other products
Sign up as a MEMBER – this does NOT mean you are selling your soul (LOL!). You are also NOT required to sell anything. It just means you will get 24% off retail prices and the way to get started is by purchasing a starter kit. No membership fee whatsoever, you will only pay for the products and the Premium Starter Kit is the only product in the whole Young Living catalog that is at more than 50% off.
ORDER HERE and make sure the number 18021853 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields. Sign up as a MEMBER to get 24% off otherwise you will need to purchase at full retail prices.
In the sign-up process, you can skip to Step 3 if you do not want to order products monthly (I am signed up with Essential Rewards or ER because I love freebies, rebates, and further discounts for our favorite products such as Ningxia Red, Thieves, BLOOM Skincare, etc.).
Here’s a hack that I teach to our new members: tag your starter kit as your first ER order, create your template, and you earn back minimum 10 points (unless you want to add more products to your cart) you can use to redeem free products! One point is approximately equivalent to one dollar depending on an item’s Point Value (PV), so, essentially, 10 ER points = $10. Awesome, right?
When you sign up using my link, I will also add you to our private wellness group on Facebook, which is where all the magic happens. LOL. It is where we teach you everything you need to learn about how to use your oils and get connected to an amazing supportive community of like-minded and like-hearted people who want to take charge of their family’s health and wellness the natural way. We have weekly classes, monthly promos, and mentorship programs for everyone who joins our tribe. We also talk about things outside oils, if that’s what you prefer. Basically, you are getting so much more than just a starter kit.
Thanks and I look forward to learning about how you’ve fallen in love with essential oils and how you use them!