Kathy KouweI’m in my early 50’s, with two boys, ages 21 and 18. My story begins with using Young Living Essential Oils in 1996 after listening to several tapes about the oils, toxic chemicals in home products and options for healthier lifestyle changes.

At that time I was no longer working, as I made the decision to leave my employment to stay home with my children. They were 10 months and 3 years of age. I had chosen not to vaccinate, as I was looking for ways to build their immune system. Once I received my Essential 7 kit, my family started on our epic adventure toward the healthy and abundant life we live today.

Shortly after starting these healthy changes, my then-husband had an accident at work. He suffered 2nd degree burns over 20% of his body. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he spent a week. Because of this accident, I learned that your skin is your body’s largest organ and everything you put on your skin goes into your bloodstream. I dug deeper into my research and found the products I had been using on my family were loaded with chemicals. I was appalled that they were even allowed to be on the store shelves. Having recently realized I had choices with regard to my health, and the health of my family, empowered us get through this challenge.

Emergency Airlift Husband

I continually educated myself about the many different alternatives in health-supporting and non-toxic natural products and natural body processes. I studied nutritional supplements, herbs, essential oils, chiropractic, vita-flex, reflexology, colon therapy, chemicals in our personal care products and cleaning products as well as the harmful effects of microwaves, fluoride, aspartame, etc. With regards to healthy living, I likely have a book still on my shelves today from these studies. At that point, we knew we were now educated enough to support our bodies by replacing toxic products in our home environment and being more aware of the options we have for healthier choices. I have since eliminated nearly all harmful products from my home, and replaced them with safe, immune building, oxygenating products.

After 20 years, I still take every opportunity to attend natural health educational seminars and training. Our bodies are simply amazing machines with the ability to correct many issues, if given the chance without chemical assistance. I have attended many training sessions with Dr. Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, who is also my friend and mentor.

Our eyes are now open to the health risks many of us take by using the toxic soup of chemicals that exists in personal products on the shelves of the average grocery store today.  Over the years, we have built a successful Young Living business from sharing our experiences with others who we are certain, are destined to benefit from learning more about health-related issues and options as much as we have.

Join us in discovering a healthier way of living and defending our rights to more natural healthcare options. Let’s begin to build our businesses together today. Remember, you have a choice!