Oily Bees Out There?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I don’t believe that they’re meant to replace actual medicine (note- if you have the flu then you should go to the doctor, not take a concotion of whatever is in the “flu bomb” oil). I could get into how natural and homeopathic stuff is borderline dangerous in terms of people using these and not seeking actual treatment, but we’ll leave that for another day.

That being said, I find the “tingliness” of peppermint oil to be helpful in aiding with headache relief, and I enjoy diffusing lavender when I fall asleep for that calming scent. I’m not sure what kind of results you’re seeking, but I don’t think you’re going to find the “mind blowing” results from oils that you may be looking for. 

Post # 3
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I just got a starter kit, but honestly the only thing I’ve opened so far is the Stress Away oil.  I’m hoping to check out the rest of the kit this weekend.  My friend swears by the oils, but I’m still a bit skeptical.  

Post # 5
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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sweetsweetdee :  aromatherapy can work (scents can influence mood) and peppermint seems to work for headaches but oils are not going to replace medicine and certainly not going to cure sickness or the flu.  I’ll be honest the mind-body connection can be powerful and I feel like for most people it is in their heads that it’s doing anything substantial (as far as medical treatment goes).  My Mother-In-Law has gone off the deep end and I even let her put something on me and I didn’t feel any different.  Also, she diffuses a lot (even just does it in my own home without asking me!!) and I’ve been to other family members houses that do and after awhile the overwhelming scents start to annoy me.

Also, there are many pure 100% oil brands out there that are not overpriced MLM oils like YL and doterra.  No need to spend that much money on it.

Also- please do not ingest any oils.  They are NOT supposed to be ingested, ANY OF THEM (no matter what the salespeople tell you)! Also if you have pets or children please do some research as many oils are harmful to cats and dogs and children.

Post # 6
7611 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Can you return these? YL and DT oils are SO overpriced and as 

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kes18 :  says, they basically lie about their properties and what they can do and how they are to be used. Please do some googling – not on the YL or DT websites – and ensure you are using them properly. IE with a carrier oil (NOT direct on your skin), not ingesting them, and there are tons of oils that will kill pets (if you have any). 

Also – you aren’t doing anything wrong if these oils aren’t curing you of every ailment. It’s all hype and lies from the company. MLM’s are somewhat of a cult and there is a lot that they say that is not even close to true. 

Post # 8
8954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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sweetsweetdee :  Everyone I know obsessed with them boasts immediate relief

Do these people sell them as well? YL is an MLM (ahem…pyramid scheme) and the only people I know that like them are also trying to sell them/recruit more sellers. 

Post # 9
6260 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

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sweetsweetdee :  Most people who tell you about the amazing healing powers of essential oils are trying to sell them to you. Don’t fall prey to that mindset by trying to invent an effect where the isn’t one. Essential oils that come from somewhere else are not fake, they are just not as ridiculously expensive as MLM essential oils. The “purity grades” and “certified theraputic grade” don’t actually exist- they were made up by young living so that they could only award them to themselves.

Essential oils should never be ingested or applied directly to the skin, and some can be dangerous for pets. Be very careful about “medical advice” that you receive from consultants who have no training by a company that has no regard for your safety. The history of the founder of YL is horrifying (trigger warning: child death- the founder considered himself so knowledgeable about medicine that he delivered his own child in a water birth and drowned her as a result. Is that who you want to be taking medical advice from?)

Post # 10
2710 posts
Sugar bee

The benefits of essential oils are WAY overstated. Particularly since (as a PP mentioned) that many of the people boasting about their benefits are selling the products. 

Essential oils can be soothing, yes. They can influence your mood, relax you, and maybe have a placebo effect for those that really want to believe. But it’s still just smells, not a medical treatment.

Post # 12
2646 posts
Sugar bee

I thought this post was going to be about oily skin, lol. I guess I’m not an “oily bee” after all. 

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