When I first learned about essential oils a few years ago, I was a mess. I knew that I wanted something different, something better for my family’s health. But, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
Finally, one night after thinking about it and pondering it, I decided to bite the bullet and try these “essential oils” that I kept hearing about.
Embarrassing Mistake #1
In spite of all my thinking about it and pondering on it, I still didn’t know much concrete information about EO’s. There is a lot of conflicting information out there! And, we were still in our broke phase. I wasn’t really sure we could afford the essential oils, so I did the worst thing I could have done, and I spent $75 on a box of completely random oils that nobody would even use, from a company that wasn’t the greatest. [This is a big reason for my 5 must-have oils post…because I want you to start with the oils that will be most useful for you!]
So, the oils came in, but I still didn’t know what to do with them! So, they sat in a box in my closet for about 6 months.
Finally, I felt guilty about the money I had spent on them and started digging deeper and sifting through all the misinformation and trying to figure out what to do with them.
It was then I learned I had made very impractical choices, and that my oils were stinky and didn’t seem to be effective.
I was done. I had wasted $75 on these essential oils and they didn’t work.
Embarrassing Mistake #2
In spite of thinking I was done, done, and done with this whole essential oil mess, I just couldn’t stop hearing about it! I saw so many people seeing such great results. I finally decided that my oils must not have worked because they were a poor quality (partly right), so I went to the opposite extreme.
We had gained a bit of wiggle room in our budget by this time so I signed up with a very expensive MLM company. I figured that I couldn’t go wrong if I went with something so tried-and-true.
Turns out, I could go wrong with something so tried-and-true, and my MLM essential oil experience was a terrible one.
Though my experience with the MLM company was a negative one, the oils were indeed a high quality and I now knew that they really could be effective for my family’s health needs. I also realized that even though that former brand of EO’s wasn’t the best, I also didn’t need the most expensive. So I found a few companies that I know I can trust, and I invested in many educational books (and eventually an aromatherapist certification course), and I finally found my way.
But, as you might have garnered by now–it was much more difficult a journey than it needed to be! Ahem…I rarely do things the easy way.
But, that whole experience showed me 2 things that I was sorely lacking that could have helped me out so much at the beginning of my journey. I know I’m not the only one because many of you have reached out to me to let me know that you’re lacking these very same things.
- Quality, trusted educational resources;
- Affordable high-quality and trusted essential oils.
I am so excited that I am working with some partners to address each of these concerns this week. I will be sharing more information over the next few days, but for now you can check it out right here: