My name is Carrie. I've been married to my husband since 1995. We live in the Midwest and have 4 amazing children together! I was a dental assistant for 12+ years which I really enjoyed. In 2005 I made the decision to leave so I could home school our oldest daughter who was starting 2nd grade. 14 years later, homeschooling no longer fit the season of life we were in and in 2016 we sent our youngest 2 to private school and in 2019 we graduated our second oldest and retired from homeschooling completely. It's been the BEST decision for our family!
Work, school, sports, church groups, ministries + activities keep us all very busy. I enjoy fixing up our 1940's home, thrifting, bargain hunting, cooking healthy meals, learning all things health + wellness, sipping good strong coffee, hanging out with good friends and spending time with my family. I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life and especially for the opportunities Young Living has given me.
So what's my story? My Young Living Story?
Around 2000? my husband was studying to become a personal trainer. During that time we both became very interested in nutrition at the time. We learned a lot about how and why the western diet wreaks havoc on our bodies and together we decided to make some changes for our family and our future. We wanted to live cleaner and healthier. We didn't want to have to worry about being overweight, on prescriptions or in pain. We wanted to live a vibrant life without limitations. So, we overhauled our diet and started eliminating highly processed foods and started choosing more natural and organic options.
As we continued to learn more about nutrition we also became much more conscious of the chemicals + ingredients we were putting into + onto our bodies. If we were going to be putting good things into our bodies shouldn't we also be putting good stuff ON them too?! What we eat and what we put onto our bodies affects not only our health but it also affects our children's health for 3+ generations! Naturally this led us to seek alternative methods to help support our health + wellness.
Why did I choose Young Living?
All my life I've been super sensitive to synthetic smells and ingredients in products that often lead to break outs and funky rashes. I suffered with horrible eczema and migraines since childhood too. I was using topical steroids and so much Advil and Sudafed daily. I even tried cheap health store essential oils (I learned later they aren't always free from harmful synthetics) which didn't give me effective results. I was at the point of desperation to find something that worked.
Then, I started researching the different essential oil companies after talking with a family member who had been using another brand. That's when I found Young Living which seemed like a great solution! I discovered that really good high quality essential oils like Young Living's were much more potent and they could do so much more for our bodies! Just one tiny drop of Young Living essential oil has 40 million trillion molecules. These molecules are so small, that they can enter your body through the skin and go EVERYWHERE inside your body within minutes.
I'm a researcher by nature and look into things for quite awhile before making a decision. So, after about 5 months of researching essential oils, I knew that Young Living essential oils were the right choice for me & my family. It just so happened that a trusted friend of mine was having an online Facebook class on them and I was able to learn even more about Young Living and their mission of wellness, purpose, & abundance.
This company was right up my alley! I got my Young Living Premium Starter bundle that night (Oct of 2014) and since joining, I have never looked back! Right away we took a look at our medicine cabinet, personal care products as well as our cleaning products and started ditching the ones with harmful synthetic ingredients and we switched to healthier ones. We even learned how we can make our own DIY products to help save money too.
I've witnessed how these amazing oils and oil infused products help enhance peoples' lives! They've helped myself and my family and not just physically but, emotionally too. My husband & kids love and use Young Living daily. We've been able to release anger, to calm our emotions when needed, and to support + balance our bodies naturally. I've learned so much more about nutrition too, how to support my body and even some other healing modalities.
I am so grateful to have been led down this path, that I know God led me to. He knew I needed it. It wasn't until the summer of 2020 that I'd learn just how important this path and lifestyle would be for me. After an appointment with a health care provider whom I met and befriended through this very community, I discovered I had Lyme, Co-infection, Parasites, Mold illness, heavy metals, other toxins + pathogens which were making me really sick! I could have been so much sicker had I not already started the process off changing our diet, ditching the toxins and living this clean healthy lifestyle. It's been a process and we're still learning as we go but we've never regretted making this lifestyle change.
Anyways, I NEVER thought I would be part of a Network Marketing company (I actually detested most of them) but, Young Living is so different + unique. Everyday I learn something new about this life changing company which reaffirms my choice. Since joining Young Living in 2014, I could have never imagined what a blessing it would become! I've been able to support my health + my family's health, build amazing relationships with so many wonderful like minded people, and build a business where I get to help enrich the lives of others emotionally, spiritually, and physically just by sharing what I love with others!
Since we started living the Young Living lifestyle I've truly been blessed by ALL the benefits it offers. It's my passion, with a purpose; to help empower others to live a healthy vibrant life! I absolutely love my oily life + I know that you will too! These products are TRANSFORMATIVE!
Are YOU ready to be BLESSED + write your Young Living story? Are you ready to Live Life Free?!
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