What is PanAway?

PanAway is a Young Living essential oil blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint.

PanAway may reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation, and accelerate healing. It is included in the Starter Kit and I have a few powerful testimonials that I would like to share regarding this unique blend of oils:

A friend of mine suffers from ovarian cysts and was regularly taking prescribed pain medication. I shared some PanAway with her which she applied “neat,” meaning just the essential oil without a carrier oil, and she was able to stop using the pain pills. Wow!

My husband has a benign tumor in his hand, which pushes against his nerves. He had surgery to remove it, but it has grown back. Last night the pain was so bad that it woke him up. He took some over the counter pain medication, but was still unable to fall back asleep until he applied some PanAway “neat” to his hand. Amazing!

Check out this pin from Oil Revolution Designs for more information about how to use PanAway.


Would you like to try or order some PanAway? Comment below. 🙂

Why Create a Young Living Independent Distributor’s Facebook Page?

Hello Everyone! I recently wrestled with and created a Young Living Independent Distributor’s Facebook Page.

I am sharing a post on my blog that I wrote specifically for people who accepted my invitation to join this page, because I want to set the record straight.I hope it will answer some questions that you may have, or really to address some things that I often wonder when I get invited to “like” Direct Sales Facebook pages similar to the one that my Facebook Friends have joined.

Whether you join my page, or not, the following questions and answers may help you understand my mindset about selling Young Living.

Why did you create this page?

– I created this page to create some healthy boundaries between my personal Facebook page and my Young Living Facebook page. I want to promote Young Living products through social media, but I do not want to give the impression that Young Living is the most important thing in my life by posting about it regularly on my personal Facebook page.

How often will you post on your Facebook page?

– I plan to post information a few times a week. I will not be posting every day, because I do not want to add more busyness to your already full lives.

What will you post about?

– How to use essential oils, blends of essential oils to target specific concerns, the benefits of essential oils, recipes using essential oils, and DIY gifts created with essential oils. Pretty much anything involving essential oils is fair game!

Do you expect me to purchase something?

– No! I recognize that everyone has different opinions about essential oils. Furthermore, certain factors may prevent people who are interested in essential oils from purchasing them.
– My relationship with each of you is way more important than anything else!

How do I find out more information about Young Living products?

– Come talk to me! Check out the Young Living website, or comment on any of my posts with questions or concerns. You are also welcome to send me a private message at anytime.

Can I try Young Living products?

– Absolutely! I’m happy to provide you with free samples, or essential oil suggestions tailored to your specific needs.
– Just let me know that you are interested by having a conversation with me in person, call me, email me, text me, private message me, or comment below – whatever is easiest for you!

How do I purchase Young Living products and support you at the same time?

– Go to my website at http://bit.ly/Christine_Hards.
– If you have a hard time accessing this link through Facebook, then try to copy and paste it into your Web Browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer).

Why Young Living Essential Oils?

I was first introduced to Young Living Essential Oils during Thanksgiving dinner. A family-friend, and Young Living Independent Distributor, was raving about the benefits of essential oils and encouraging us to smell the different types of oils. My mother-in-love suffers from arthritis in her hands and was encouraged to try “Deep Relief,” a blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Dorado Azul, and Helichrysum essential oils that provides a refreshing, cooling sensation. It also comes with a convenient roll-on top, so you can apply it mess free.

deep relief

Needless to say, my mother-in-love was hooked! She signed up to be an Independent Distributor that day, so she could receive the wholesale prices. She ended up saving $8.00 on the “Deep Relief” oil alone.

I was a little more skeptical. I thought that essential oils smelled great and couldn’t argue with the pain relief that my mother-in-love had experienced, but was concerned about the price. Why did they have to be so expensive?

Early on in my research, I watched this Young Living video. I thought that it did a great job advertising the products and sharing a few testimonials, but I thought that the video was truthfully no more than an effective marketing tool – a really good commercial.

Next, I looked into the different quality levels of essential oils and came across this article written by Jade Shutes, an aromatherapy practitioner and Herbalist. In her article, Shutes defines the term “therapeutic grade,” explains the regulatory agencies surrounding essential oils, describes the purpose of GC/MS spec reports, and outlines qualities that consumers should look for in an essential oil supplier.

If you don’t have time to read the article, trust me when I say that Shutes lists quite a few qualities that an essential oil supplier should have and recommends a lengthy assessment process to identify this type of supplier. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Although Shutes has no connection or relationship with Young Living, all of her parameters support Young Living’s policies and procedures. Slowly, my argument against Young Living was starting to fall apart.

Finally, I learned about The Young Living Difference.  Young Living uses high quality ingredients and nothing more. See some examples of their ingredients below:

How Concentrated Are Essential Oils

Since I am hoping to use these essential oils in conjunction with the supplements I received from my doctor at the Natural Health Clinic, I want high quality oils to support my endocrine functioning. Therefore, Young Living sold themselves as my Essential Oil provider.

In order to get the best price on the oils (wholesale price vs. retail price), I joined Young Living as an Independent Distributor (Member #:3761441) and decided to be a part of their Essential Rewards program.

I recently placed my order for my starter kit with diffuser and look forward to sharing my joy upon receiving it in a future post. 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information about anything related to this post by emailing me at christine@wordsfortheweary.com. 

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. They are primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.

My Journey Towards Essential Oils:

I have recently been diagnosed with a few hormonal imbalances and issues with my endocrine system. One of my doctor’s suggested a new, expensive treatment to treat the symptoms of my hormonal imbalance, but not the root cause. I was not in favor of this “band-aid” approach and began doing some research of my own. Essential oils came up everywhere I looked (Pinterest, Internet Search Engines, and Friends’ and Families’ Personal Testimonials).

Initially, I thought it was just a coincidence, because essential oils are trending right now. However, with time and more research I learned that essential oils may be just as effective at alleviating some of the symptoms associated with my hormonal imbalances and endocrine issues. One of my favorite introductory posts about essential oils comes from The Rising Spoon.  Check it out!

Note: I do not believe that essential oils have supernatural healing powers. Only God can truly heal. Nevertheless, He has created a multitude of things, including plants, medicines, and treatments, which have medicinal properties and we can use them to seek wellness during our time on earth.

If you have never tried essential oils, then I encourage you to contact me at christine@wordsfortheweary.com. I’d love to share more of my research regarding essential oils with each of you, but I’d prefer for it to be tailored to your individual needs.

Be on the lookout for more posts about my chosen essential oil provider – Young Living, the benefits of essential oils, how-to guides for utilizing essential oils, and essential oil blends for targeted concerns.