Hi friends, my name is Colleen. I am a wife and a mama to a little boy and a baby girl. We live with our two dogs and two cats on 20 acres in a small southern Indiana town. I was born and raised on the shores of Lake Erie, just outside of Cleveland. If someone had told me then that I would end up living in rural Indiana and LOVE it, I would have laughed and laughed. If someone had told me five years ago that I’d be using essential oils daily AND be super pumped up about a multi-level marketing business, I would have spit my drink across the room. Life has a way of taking you places you never thought you would go, so I have learned. I’m starting to think I’m just along for the ride, and I’m loving every minute of it.
My essential oil story starts with my big sister, Candace. About the time my son was one, she bought her Premium Stater Kit from Young Living and was telling me all about the oils and the business she was starting. I only had one other friend who used essential oils (Hi, Kate!) and I really didn’t know anything about them. It seemed so foreign and something that I wasn’t interested in learning about at that time. Candace was dedicated, always sharing her love for essential oils and educating people on their benefits, and in turn was building up a pretty awesome business. I had always wanted to support her but I was looking for something to REALLY to get me excited. Then about three years later, Young Living came out with their beautiful mineral makeup line, Savvy Minerals. I was in. I became a Young Living member to purchase makeup and… (surprise, surprise!) I have fallen in love with the oils… and their cleaning products… and their skin care products… and… the list goes on and on.
In a previous life I was quite adventurous. I have been sky diving, bungee jumping, SCUBA diving, white water rafting, I hitchhiked around New Zealand, climbed up the Eiffel Tower, and have done many other fun and exciting things around the world. My current adventure is my greatest yet: raising my children. I am raising them to love and serve Jesus, to explore and appreciate nature, to be kind and including of others, to be a light in others’ lives, and be leaders. I am also an educator. I went to school to be an elementary school teacher, but life had other plans (see the recurring theme here?). Though I’m not teaching in the classroom, I teach in many other ways. I am embarking on my newest adventure, educating people on the many benefits of essential oils and how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Have questions? Want to use oils but you’re not sure where to start? Let’s chat, send me a message! Email is great! You can also follow me on Instagram.
My Favorite Oil
My favorite oil is Peace & Calming!!! I actually haaaated it the first time I smelled it and for a while after that. It is a blend of tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and blue tansy. ALL I could smell was the patchouli and that did not sit well with me at all. After a while, I don’t know how or why, my senses changed and it doesn’t smell bad to me any more. Peace & Calming smells wonderfully citrusy… and… calming. It is said that if you have an aversion to a certain oil, it’s your body’s way of saying that’s what you need most. Who knows if this is true, but I wear this oil every day on my diffuser bracelet and I can’t get enough of it!
First Oil Success
The seasonal trio was what made me a believer! I always laugh when I say this because my sister likes to say, “the oils work whether you believe in them or not!” Ha, ha, she’s very right. Wise older sister, she is.
Lemon, lavender, and peppermint helps me feel well in the seasons (mainly fall) when I have strong reactions to things in the environment. I usually diffuse this combo in the morning. It helps wake me up and keeps me feeling well. If I need instant relief, I will put one drop of each oil (from their Vitality line) into a capsule and drink it with a glass of water. Young Living brand is the ONLY brand I personally trust to ingest. I will always have these three oils on hand, ALWAYS!
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