Young Living – Lately

Young Living Essential Oils have recently been introduced to the Grilliot family, and not soon enough!  I am so thrilled to share some of my experiences of using these mirculious little bottles of goodness with you.  At first none of it made sense and felt very daunting but I soon realized that it didn’t need to be.  In fact I feel like a whole new world of health and goodness has opened up to us.


es·sen·tial oil
plural noun: essential oils
a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.
There is a wealth of information here about how the oils work, lots of fun words like monoterpenes, phenols and sesquiterpenes…
check it out it’s pretty amazing
But like most things sometimes words are just words…until you try something yourself.  Well, we have over the last few weeks I can honestly say that the oils have changed our lives for the better.  Our allergies are clearing up, dark circles are slowing going away and the boys widespread eczema is looking a lot better.

My latest amazement happened last night to our oldest and truly our worst suffer of allergies, week immune system, eczema and asthma…the list goes one.  Once he has a cold, his asthma is always out of control and we are always resorting to breathing treatments on the nebulizer or reaching for his inhaler.  While I know these are life saving medications truly, they are also steroids that we are constantly pumping into his system.  We are sure they have affected his growth, attitude, ability to concentrate and overall demeanor.  Look at the height difference between him and his twin. (He is on the left in both pictures)

In the past whenever he would get sick it was at least 48 hours of constant breathing treatments to just help him breathe.  There is nothing worse than hearing your child struggle for a breath.  And when you can’t help him enough?  Heartbreaking.
He has always been a trooper though making the best of his situation.

Fast forward to about a week ago, we had our Young Living Essential Oil starter kit delivered and I dove deep into learning everything I could.  It was a long shot not to mention a small investment.  But, it wasn’t steroids, or chemicals or dozens of words I could define much less pronounce.  There could not have been a better time either, we were home for a week on Thanksgiving break AND to top it off and test it out, our middle boy came home with a sore throat, and we all were passing it around.

Last night, Isaac having the same little cold got to the point where he was wheezing out of control and could NOT stop coughing to the point where my dear husband decides to go for the inhaler.  I asked him to just give me a minute look up in my handy reference guide and just try….just try to solve it using the oils. 

Up to that point I had used the oils to help with everyones sore throats, a peaceful night sleep (for all 4 boys), cleared out their noses (I’ll share more of that later).  So in addition to the wheezing I could hear deep in his chest he also had a terrible “tickle” cough.  So, I applied an amazing roll on oil called Breathe Again on his chest, immediately…not hours or minutes, immediately the wheezing stopped.  I could NOT believe it worked, but it did.  Praise God, these glorious oils which came from our earth stopped the wheezing and helped my son breathe.  Next, I applied Peace and Calming diluted with some grape seed oil all over his chest and throat.  It stopped the tickle cough as I knew it would since I had tried it on my self several days before.  And can I tell you that I did not have to continue to do this all night long?

He stopped coughing, and he slept.

His body was able to rest.

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude right now for the gift of these oils coming into our life.

They don’t just help with allergies, they help with any ailment both physical or mental that you might have.  I would do them a disservice if I tried to explain what all they could do, so I won’t even try.  I know we are not out of the woods with removing our boys from the preventative medications they are on, nor do I claim that he is healed or that I am a doctor.  All I know is that we are on the right path to recovery with something that is not chalked full of chemicals.  I just want to get back to living, enjoying life and watching my boys be healthy, happy and not suffering.

If you are interested in getting a starter kit yourself I would HIGHLY recommend getting one and get started your self you can do so by following the the link below.

Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils

If you have any questions for me, feel free to send me an e-mail at

DISCLAIMER: The information and suggestions on this blog are for educational and informational purposes only and are specific to Young Living Essential Oils. This information represents what I have chosen to do for my own personal life and health as an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. The information on this blog is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury is advised to seek the advice of a health care professional.
I am sharing stories on the research I have done and the testimonies of how I have seen essential oils work for myself and loved ones on this essential oil journey. I am confident in Young Living and the purity of the oils that I am using. However, I am not trying to take the place of your certified medical professional and do not take responsibility for your health.