About Me

Well Hi There!

My name is Kristen, and I am the mom of two young kids, and wife of my hard-working husband, Alex.  We live in small-town Wyoming and love the natural beauty and rugged history that comes with living in this part of the world.

My husband is a hard working master mechanic, and we love to watch Formula One car racing and watch Sci-Fi movies together.  I am learning to love gardening, and I’ve enjoyed many an hour working in the kitchen trying out new ideas for my kiddos who have had food allergies (but are now healed, praise God!).

We’ve been pursuing a more healthy lifestyle for the last decade +, and have learned a great deal from having to deal with the challenges of a limited budget and a variety of food restrictions.  I love essential oils and herbs and really enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.

In college, I was a competitive intercollegiate policy debater, which fueled my thirst for knowledge and honed my skills at research, something that has come in very handy as I’ve deeply researched many health topics over the years as we’ve made changes in our family to help us live a better, more healthy lifestyle.  I share a lot of that information and what I’ve learned along the way here on the Essential Family.

In my life before kids, I was a corporate accountant.  When our first child was born we made the decision that I would be an at home mom and would homeschool our kids.  Both of our kids are now in homeschool and I make a full time-income sharing Young Living Essential Oils (to see the possibilities, visit the Young Living Income Disclosure Statement).

I also have pursued advanced aromatherapy education and have earned an aromatherapy certificate (in Foundations of Aromatherapy) from the New York Institute of Aromatherapy where I am in the process of getting my full aromatherapy certification as well as additional certification in French Aromatic Medicine.

So there you have it, a little window into my world.  I just know you’ll enjoy this site and that you’ll find the answers that may help make your life just a little bit better.

PS.   If you’re curious to learn about my personal favorite essential oils that have already helped 1000s of people get the powerful results they were looking for, click here to learn more.

Official disclosure:  I am an Independent Distributor (#1325485) of Young Living Essential Oils.


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