Winning Over The Skeptic (aka The Hubby)


When I first started looking into Young Living Essential Oils my husband was less than enthused. In fact, he made fun of me for even considering using “voodoo oils” on myself and our kids. After reading SO much info on the Lounge about these oils and what they can do, I was ready to commit. Matt…not so much. If you know him, then you know he is a HUGE skeptic.

When I told him that I had ordered the kit…

Well let’s just say that was a loooooong conversation.

I made it my mission to convince him of the benefits of using oils in our family. Fortunately for me, it didn’t take much. The oils kind of did it themselves!

Here is how I know that Matt is now a believer.

1. Stress Away. The first day I got my kit, I immediately popped in the roller ball, and rolled it on my wrists. When Matt walked in the door that night, I did the same to him. He refused to admit that it did anything. However, a few days later, we were on our way to a high stress situation when I pulled out the bottle of Stress Away and rolled it on my wrists. I offered it to Matt, only for him to say “I already have it on.” Sneaky man!

2. Bedtime. Our little wild man is not a fan of bedtime. He usually comes up with every excuse he can to keep from hitting the sheets. About a week in to our oil journey, I made a mixture of oils to use on our kiddos before bedtime using Thieves, Lavender, and Peace and Calming. About 30 mintutes after applying it to Ry, he came up to me, looked me in the eye, and said “Mommy, I tired. I go to bed.” MY. JAW. DROPPED. I guess I didn’t respond fast enough because he turned around, walked to his room, turned on his new “light” (the diffuser), and climbed into bed. About 20 minutes later, Matt asked where Ry had gone (he is real observant), and could not believe that he had gone to bed without a fight!

3. Diffuser. Speaking of that awesome new “light.” I have caught my hubby turning it on several times, usually before one of the kiddos takes a nap. He hasn’t filled it by himself yet (and probably never will).

4. Lavender. Once again, our wild man played a part in his daddy’s conversion. At some point last weekend, he scraped his arm on something. The poor baby couldn’t go two minutes without showing it off and looking for some sympathy. I started applying Lavender neat to the cut a few times a day. The day after I began applying it, Matt mentioned how nicely it was healing. I quickly told him it’s because of the Lavender! (SCORE!) While he did not respond, he also didn’t roll his eyes!

5. Pain Cream. One of my favorite uses for these oils! I have been using a cream made from Peppermint, Panaway, and Valor for my intense sciatic nerve pain. Some nights it the only way I can get to sleep! One night, after helping me apply it, Matt commented on how good it smells. He then asked if I could put it on his back. He claimed he didn’t notice much of a difference, but has since asked me to put more on 😉 He says “I am just trying to evaluate your claims…” Yeah, yeah!

While these things may not seem huge to you, if you know my logic loving hubby, they are MAJOR!!! Any day now he will be that crazy oil dude- creating mixtures and blowing up his Facebook with how awesome these things are!

Ok, maybe not, but at least he isn’t referring to them as “snake oils” anymore!


3 thoughts on “Winning Over The Skeptic (aka The Hubby)

  1. My hubby was a skeptic too and when his stomach hurt….I asked if I would rub peppermint on and he said yes…..20 minutes late stomach ache gone and a believer GAINED!!!!!

  2. It’s tough to describe my skepticism of the essential oils. I’m a nurse and I have patients who are pharmaphiliacs and pharmaphobes (I’m not sure if those words are in the dictionary, but they should be). I think of myself as a pharmaphobe and try to avoid taking medications at all costs. While I feel this way, I’m also highly skeptical of homeopathic and “natural” remedies. However, I have to admit that my wife is slowly winning me over. Seeing positive results from essential oils is great, but knowing that relief comes sans synthesized chemicals and ridiculous side effects, precautions, and drug interactions is a huge bonus!

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