Essential Oils


Have you heard about Young Living Essential Oils? About two years ago, one of my best friends, Sherri VonLobstein, started using them and honestly, I thought she had lost her mind. She had an oil for everything! Every complaint I had, she was like, "Please let me bring you an oil for that!" I was like, "No, no, I'll just take something over the counter." or "No, no, I don't want to bother you - I'll just go to the Dr." Then she would let out a big sigh. It's in her nature to want to help people. Just one reason I love her. --------->

I frequently visited her cabin in the Smoky Mountains and while traveling there and back, she talked about the oils and how they had changed her life. I still didn't take an interest in them. For one thing, I do not do smells: I am a super smeller! Also, although I'm interested in healthy living, the truth is I'm more like, "I'll take a diet coke and a doughnut please. Thank you!"

Then one day, I woke up and my foot hurt so bad, I could not walk. It was the foot I had occasional pain in. I limped to work. I limped to church. Nothing I took helped. I called Sherri and said, "I need oil!" She brought me a little bottle of oil and I rubbed it in right away. Two days later, it was completely well. "Hmmm." I said, "The oils work." Then I went back to my diet coke and doughnut and forgot them.

During this same time, my husband (a professional musician) had injured his knee and was in pain daily. He was having trouble standing up during his gigs and finally resorted to taking a stool with him for the first time in his career. It was a serious problem and he tried every natural remedy he could find. This went on for six months. One day in desperation, he said to me, "I'm worried there is no other option but surgery at this point." I had an a-ha moment and said, "What about that little bottle of oil Sherri gave me? Would you want to put it on your leg?" He replied, "I'll try anything."

Here's where it gets interesting, folks. He diligently applied the oil daily and one week later, his knee was completely well.

Now every time he goes to a gig, his fellow musicians (who saw him suffer for six months) say, "How's your knee?" and he tells them about Young Living oil! Almost every one of them want some of it because they have their own complaints!

So back to me. I was a believer but still not convinced I needed my own oils, however, the sick season was upon us so in November, I ordered the Premium Starter Kit. I didn't even open it until one day right before Christmas, I woke up with a solid lump in my throat. This had only happened once before and it was on Christmas Day about four years ago. That time, I ended up in the ER unable to swallow or breathe well. I knew the minute I woke up, it was bad so I thought, "Perfect time to try the oils - we'll see if these really work." I opened my box and layered on Lemon, Lavender, Purification, Thieves and Peppermint. I was immediately struck by how great they all smelled together. The smells didn't bother me at all, in stark contrast, they were comforting and I could feel the oils working immediately.

By the next morning, the lump was completely gone. G.O.N.E.! I could not believe it. From that moment on, I was sold. Now armed with my kit, I was ready for anything life threw at me!!


Soon after, Caroline came to me and said, "Mama, I'm feeling iffy." I put the same oils on her and sure enough, the next day she was well. One day, we were out and Caroline said, "My nose is itching off, Mama! Do you have any oil?" I had a sample of Lavender in my purse so she put a tiny drop at the bottom of each nostril and we watched the clock and in less than one minute, her nose had stopped itching!! (Itchy noses in restaurants is an ongoing problem for both of us.) I had a sinus headache so bad recently that I was up until 4 am hurting. I finally mixed Lemon and Lavender together and rubbed it all over my face and I watched the clock...within five minutes it was gone and I fell right to sleep.

Since that day in December, we have used the oils at least one day a week, sometimes daily. I used to give Caroline OTC stuff often and we hated it because it made her grumpy. Now she just uses Lavender instead. It stops her nose from running in under a minute. If she has leg cramps, we put Panaway on her legs. We use it for pain and also for prevention.

Now I'm just like Sherri, I'm telling everyone I know about the oils because I can't help myself! Most of my friends have already gotten excited about them too. I've given out a lot of samples so they can try them and some of them have already gotten their own starter kit. I'm finding out, the oils are for everyone. Every person I know has some type of ailment or some way the oils can make their life better.


I've had a lot of people ask me for a way to find out more about the oils so that's why I made this page. I don't actively seek out people but I am a distributor. You can find out more information about the oils here. That link has a lot of information so don't let it overwhelm you. I am happy to answer one million questions about the oils and if I don't know the answer, all I have to do is ask Sherri! :) You can e-mail me anytime at tracieclaiborne@hotmail.com or message me on Facebook. We can be oil besties while you're learning all about them!

To order your very own Young Living Premium Starter Kit, use this link. There is no obligation to ever buy another oil but if you do, you will be able to purchase them at a wholesale cost. The kit is a $274 value for $160 (plus tax/shipping). It comes with a diffuser which is a delightful thing to have. Diffusing the oils makes them go right into your head and into your cells. It's a wonderful thing to do.


That's my Young Living Essential Oil story! Now I always keep my oils in my house and even carry them with me on trips. I'm ready to help when someone is hurting. I give samples out often and I am happy to give one to you, if you'd like to try them! Just e-mail me at tracieclaiborne@hotmail.com.


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, I do not play one on TV. I do not make any claims on this page that did not actually happen in our family. I cannot make any claim that these things will happen for you. I am simply using the power of my free speech to tell you what happened to us. I recommend that for serious illnesses, you consult a physician. My family now relies on the oils as our first form of prevention and use them at the first sign of sickness but there are times we still must visit a doctor, especially when we do not apply early enough or often enough.