Hello there! I have an extremely interesting blog post for you today!
So, before Christmas, I sent a lovely tube of my spit to a company called Living DNA. Now, I have, like many people, questioned my origins. Where am I really from? What makes me, me?
I have seen many influencers take part in DNA tests to figure out where they are from and it really inspired me to do work with Living DNA.
Okay, let's start from the very beginning. What was my knowledge about my origin before I started looking into it? Hardly anything is the short answer. I know that both my parents are British and that I was born in Poole, Dorset. But that is pretty much where my knowledge stops. Hence why I wanted to actually take this journey.
Something I was worried about when looking into having my DNA tested was the process that is involved. A lot of companies make it seem really complicated to simply learn who you are as a person. Which frankly, I don't have the time for. But Living DNA made it so simple. They sent over a booklet which gave me all the information I needed. Everything was also marked with labels and numbers to make it clear which order to do things in.
After thoroughly reading the booklet, you simply take the swap out from the airtight tube and rub it on the inside of your mouth. Attach a label with your name and address (which is also provided) and it then, send it off.
They also give you a free t-shirt for using them!
Check them out here.
*Drum roll please*
I am extremely white and British...
Here are my overall results:
So I am nearly 100% from England and my family actually has some distant relative in Ireland, which is nice to know. Living DNA made the information really easy to understand by using maps as well as graphs.
To break it down even further:
The majority of my ancestors are from England and Ireland but I also have some Kurdish, which after much research (and please correct me if I am wrong) is Turkish. Now, obviously, it is only 1.1% but it's still extremely interesting. Which is also similar to Asia. Only 1% of me is from Asia. This is why I wanted to do this test, I wanted to see where else my family hailed from. I knew there was more!
I loved this test. Living DNA genuinely has to be one of the best brands I have ever worked with. Thank you Living DNA for helping along with this journey. Another thing that Living DNA offer, is your mother's DNA. I chose not to share it on this blog post because it isn't my information to give away. However, I will definitely be informing my mother about where she is from!
I highly recommend doing this! And if go with any company, I do recommend Living DNA. They were lovely over email and genuinely made the process so easy. Their link will be below and so will the pictures of me in their free t-shirt to show support to their mission and company.
Thank you for reading! Go find out who you are!
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*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own