I don’t know about you, but I LOVE using essential oils at home. If, like me, you’ve been wondering about their effect on moms and babies, I’d like to introduce you to my go-to oil guru, Charné du Bois. She’s the beautiful owner of @OilyMamaLiving and is a wonderful source of inspiration (and information) for anyone who need a guide to essential oils. Follow her page on Instagram if you’re keen on living a more wholesome, non-toxic and balanced life.
I asked her to share her story with us here, so here’s a little bit more about her:
How did your journey start with essential oils?
Charné: “My journey with Young Living and their essential oils range began when I was pregnant with our first kiddo. I suffered from regular headaches and didn’t want to use medication because of the effects it could have on our baby. I was introduced to peppermint essential oil to help and I’ve been using only that for my headaches ever since. Then I became a mama and my entire perspective changed.
Becoming a mom is both empowering and humbling, but it is a massive responsibility, too. The day I realised that my baby boy is completely dependent on me and the choices that I make for him – this responsibility became very real. He doesn’t have a choice in the things that I put in and on his body, but I do.
Slowly, but surely, I began to replace the products in our home with natural and non-toxic alternatives and I was amazed by how well they actually worked! I began using Young Living’s products and their essential oils on a daily basis, because they have SO many different uses. Their oils are so much more than just “oils-in-a-bottle that smell good”, they have therapeutic value, the ability to heal your body from the inside out and they really help with all the daily emotions and stress of being a mom.”
And your Instagram page?
Charné: “I began to share my experience and journey with other mamas looking to move towards a more natural and holistic way of living on Instagram. On my page, I share and chat about my skincare, baby care and emotional care tips and tricks. It’s my passion to educate, share and to help others learn what I have learnt on this journey, so that they can make the best decisions for their family.”
How should I get started?
Charné: “I’d say the best way to get started is to invest in a Starter kit of your choice from Young Living. This kit gives you 10 of the most popular essential oils and a diffuser that you’ll use daily. Unlike many store-bought oils, Young Living’s oils are 100% pure, organic and of a therapeutic grade. They’re safe to use directly on your skin and to even ingest. You can check out the link in my bio for more info on their Starter kit range.
When you sign up and get your Starter kit, I’ll be there every step of the way to help you, guide you and to answer all your oily questions. It’s such an incredible and exciting journey. You’ll see all the possibilities of using essential oils are really endless!
How do we get in touch?
Charné: “Feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information on Instagram @OilyMamaLiving or you can call me on 072 6011 084.