If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I use to sell essential oils. That’s right… I road that gravy train for two years until a shift happened. Inevitably it left people asking, what drew me away from selling essential oils.
I love essential oils
Seriously! After learning a lot about them in the years I was in business, I believe they hold a link to wellness we can not find else-wear. I use and adore these oils and always will.
That being said, it doesn’t mean I am meant to sell them.
After two years of struggling to stand out on social media, of attempting to host classes and reaching out to people asking them to host classes for me, I felt defeated and as though I was in the business of asking instead of giving.
Wanting to move forward in my essential oil business but not able to make progress, I went back to doing something I’ve always loved. Crafting, creating and crocheting.
Years ago I tried to sell beanies and crochet jewelry on Etsy to no avail. There is a lot to be said as to why (I really didn’t know how to market myself)… but I still had the beanies and ear warmers sitting on my craft room shelf from long ago.
The season of Fall was upon us and I wondered… what if I posted them on Etsy again, would they sell?
I stared at those beanies for days thinking if I sold them, that would mean a little extra Christmas money, so why not give it a try?
I kept coming back to that shelf full of crochet beanies and staring at it… “what if?”
It was a few more days before I worked up the nerve to reopen the shop.
Now, I wasn’t reopening to start a business, least that’s what I told myself. I was reopening to sell what I already had on hand. That was it, that was all.
I never expected it to take off… but take off it did!
All the sudden I had one order, then a special request order, then another and another and another until I was wondering how I was going to get all the orders done before Christmas!
I was blown away!
I began to develop a love for what I could offer people. Stylish beanies with words of love and affirmation on the personalized metal tags.
I was able to bring something unique to women that meant something special to them.
All the sudden, I felt like I was in the business of giving by offering women what they really wanted.
That is ultimately what drew me away from selling essential oils.
Why am I sharing this with you?
If you look back on my blog you will find a lot of essential oils post I wrote during those years in the Young Living business. I’ve toyed with the idea of deleting them, but for now, they are up and available.
You are bound to find my name tied to a few essential oil pins on pinterest. Young Living also offered Savvy Minerals makeup, you’ll find pins from me on that topic too 😉
Life is messy people. What can I say? I tried, I failed, but I have yet to give up!
God has planted a desire in me to own my own business and share my life’s story of failure and messes and all the small victories in between!
My husband and I have been through a lot in our 11 years of marriage and we are learning how to share the story of hope and restoration. If I can do that while crafting and creating beanies – I’ll consider that a true blessing.