The Rise of Essential Oils
You've probably been hearing a lot about essential oils lately. They're all over social media, as if they're a new trend. But the truth is, they've been around for a very, very, VERY long time.
Personally, I think now they're making a comeback for two reasons:
Social Media is playing a role in helping to educate and spread awareness about their physical, spiritual and emotional supportive properties. The only way to sell and market a product that cannot be smelled over phones is for people to come forward to share their own personal experiences. The largest two companies in the market - Young Living and Doterra - pay their members commission, which adds a greater incentive to educate their inner circles about something they already love.
- The integration between Western and Eastern medicine, creating a more holistic approach to health & wellness, is re-introducing ancient practices to the modern peoples of the West. Spirituality is beginning to play an even greater role to the importance of wellness because as we have come to learn via quantum mechanics and the forefront of neuroscience - consciousness creates reality, and a state of happiness is now directly correlated to one's state of health.
Health Is Wealth
One of the most empowering and life-changing book's I've ever read was Barbara Marciniak's Path of Empowerment. According to the author, she didn't write it herself, per say, she channeled it from a collective of beings known as the Pleiadians.
As I always do, I picked up the book with an open mind, and reminded myself regularly to pay attention to how I felt as I was reading it. Was it empowering? Or did it make me dependent on something? Did it inspire me? Or make me feel pressured to change my thoughts? Was it helpful? Or did it just add more confusion to my life?
This book, I encourage anyone to read, if you are open to accepting the mere possibility of a new point of perception into your reality.
For example, here is a small snippet that really made a powerful impact for me.
Your biological computer is more sophisticated than any manufactured technology, because it is directly influenced by the symphonic complexity of your emotional responses to life. Remember your body is dutifully loyal in giving you feedback on the effects of your thoughts and feelings [symptoms].
Essentially, health is a state of mind. The decision to see your life as filled with inherent meaning, and the realization that everything occurs for a very good reason, are a prosperous use of your personal power.
Health is wealth, and a well-fortified immune system is the key to good health, and the simple key to a strong immune system is happiness. The transformation of human consciousness calls for you to accept personal responsibility for your health and healing, for you are the one who is ultimately in charge of your body and your life.
The ability to both give and receive love, in all its many shades of splendor, holds the true key to healing.
This is why happiness is so important - it should be something we are experiencing each day. Otherwise, we are not living, we are dying. This leads to depression, increased anxiety and eventually dis-ease because the physical body cannot sustain a life of a soul that does not want to be alive, trapped in a body that refuses to change, transform and grow. Spirituality must be recognized as an essential part of life and the more we continue to deny its existence, it's need for growth, love and happiness, we more we are unconsciously telling ourselves we are not worthy of these things. If we do not do something to consistently improve our multidimensional state of being (physical, spiritual, mental) then we become stuck, literally, which manifests as feeling stuck in bad relationships, lives, and jobs that make us miserable.
Essential Oils Are Not Essential
Now, back to the original blog topic - essential oils. I don't know how many honest sales people there are out there, but I am one of them. I'm going to tell you right now that you do not need anything outside of yourself to heal and free yourself. You do not need essential oils, you do not need to buy my jewelry, you do not need more skincare products, you do not need technology, crystals, or anything that can be purchased.
What you need is a sincere desire to want to improve your life and seek support from others who share that same passionate desire you have.
My private Facebook VIP group has been such a place where I have been able to share so much of my journey with everyone, receive and provide support back. My triumphs have become something that is celebrated with me and I am able to reciprocate and celebrate the triumphs of others through this community.
Essential oils are not essential to obtain a holistically balanced life. No. But they are one of many tools available to us, one which helps to realign us with the ancient practice of turning to Mother Earth for healing, love and support.
My YL Community
My Young Living team, the individuals who begin their own YL journey with me, has become a new segment of this wellness journey. As I have shared a number of products with my audience throughout the years, YL has become an integral part of my daily life, mainly because I use their hand sanitizers, body and hand soaps.
Long-time CC customer, Michelle Wilcox, became an oil expert and coach after she recovered from a life-threatening mold infection in her lungs from which she attributes to essential oils, specifically Thieves. When you join my team, I trust you will be lead and educated by someone who has experienced a very personal and major transformation due to oils.
Anyone who purchases a YL Premium Starter Kit from me is invited to join the Oily Infusions private Facebook group - a priceless place to receive guidance, support and answers to any of your oily questions.
If you live in New Orleans, my Magazine Street shop offers samples to test and we will be hosting essential oils seminars regularly once the city allows us to continue our community gatherings. Occasionally, I'll throw a theme party at my family's Magazine Street home where I will always bring an array of oils and other products to see.
Healing With Mother Earth
Ever wonder why essential oils are so expensive?
If you inspect the ingredients, you'll learn this is essentially Mother Nature in a tiny bottle. According to Michèle's Blog, "It takes 10,000 roses to fill a single 5ml bottle (about the size of your thumb)! It also takes 60 roses to create a single drop of Rose Otto oil. That’s just under 5 dozen roses!"
That's probably why 5ml of YL's Rose oil retails for $191.
But you know what they say! You get what you pay for, which reflects YL's Seed to Seal quality guarantee.
Mother Earth's vast children of the garden provides healing properties on all dimensions of our existence. Diffusing lavender and Roman Chamomile and night supports a restful sleep. Peppermint water or diffused helps eliminate headaches. Citrus can help promote alertness and boost moods.
Blends, on the other hand, require a much more intuitive approach. This is why they are named after intentions because of the ingredients that support such metaphysical concepts like Joy, Gathering and Present Time.
How To Get Started With Essential Oils
Premium Starter Kit ⭐
The very first step is purchasing the life-changing magical box everyone's talking about, a Premium Starter Kit (PSK).
This little box contains $400+ in products, samples and bonus gifts, including a diffuser (which alone costs $84) for only $165
Your PSK purchase grants you membership to YL so you can shop their wholesale prices.
You can compare wholesale & retail prices directly on YL's product pages.
Essential Rewards 💰
When you first enter the oily world and learn about the different benefits each oil has, you're going to want to buy everything.
But you can’t... or you’ll go broke 🤑
This is why YL created the ER monthly subscription program to help members slowly build up their collection.
There is no minimum as to what you have to spend just to be on this program. (Unless you want to become a sales distributor to earn commission, you do have to spend a minimum of 100PV).
YL Bonus Gifts
If you decide to sign up with ER to help you build your EO collection while earning points back, YL is offering the following bonus gifts depending on your order total.
Cristy Cali Bonus Gifts
Nope, I'm not done yet.
If you complete 3 months of being on ER with a minimum 50 PV, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we'll send you either my Lotus or Fleur de Lis Essential Oils Diffuser pendant FREE as a gift for trusting us to help guide you through this oily world.
How To Sign Up?!
To get started immediately, click here to order your magical PSK online. Don't forget to sign up for ER if you want to save while you build your collection!
If you would rather speak to someone over the phone, please call or text Michelle Wilcox at 504-228-2291 and let her know Cristy sent you. Michelle will guide you through the process so you do not have to fill out the membership form yourself.
If you want to take a PSK home with you the same day instead of waiting for shipping, please visit my shop at 3110 Magazine Street. We usually have 3 PSK's in stock. Please call/text my store manager, Karen Lopez at 504-722-8758 to verify they are indeed in stock.
Cristy Cali Favorites
Many of you have asked, what are some of my favorite oils? What other products do I recommend from personal experience?
Sacred Frankincense is a relaxing and highly spiritual essence
Roman Chamomile helps me induce sleep quickly
Cedarwood is a very Earthy aroma that helps one ground themselves
Lavender essential oil is a classic relaxer, utilized for thousands of years
Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to your New Moon self-care routine
Gathering is one of my current favorites and helps me truly "gather" my thoughts
Present Time is truly amazing because it includes the botanical Yang Ylang, which supports feelings of balance & harmony
For Mood Boost
Studies have shown that citrus 🍊 based oils help boost mood and the immune system
This oil is diffused in my living room on a regular basis to keep my home spelling joyful
This is an excellent oil to promote feelings of serenity and an immersion with Mother Nature
My personal favorite, Thieves Cleansing Soap
Lavender Oatmeal Bar Soap
Lavender Lip Balm is moisturizing and leaves my lips feeling incredibly soft
Luscious Lemon Foam Hand Soap is excellent for the kitchen
Thieves Foam Hand Soap is great for all other bathrooms
I use Thieves Whitening every single day! Don't travel without it!
Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil is formulated with ten essential oils, including Rose and Ylang Ylang, as well as ten moisturizing carrier oils, like jojoba and argan.
Thieves Spray is for on the-go to sanitize surfaces such as door knobs, gas handles, menus, and more!
This is the famous Waterless Thieves Hand Sanitizer that everyone raves about! I love this product so much, I stock them in my shop.
Because this bottle is concentrated, I probably go through one bottle in 3 months and I live with a Great Dane, a beagle-mix and two cats!
Lucia™ Artisan Diffuser emits a beautiful array of colors with time-controlled settings
Lustre™ Artisan Diffuser is much larger than her little sister, Lucia™ and offers the same benefits of color displays and time-control
For Men - Jack Cali's Favorites
This one is my husband's favorite to diffuse while working on designing circuit boards - it is strong so a little goes a long way!
I see Jack using this before bed to relax and also to refresh
My husband's personal favorite, the woodsy scent of Shutran™
Formulated for me, and 100% derived from plant-based ingredients