You may have heard all this talk going on these days about essential oils. It’s pretty amazing that just after a few years, they have become more and more mainstream as families are starting to discover they DO have the ability to take care of their families not only emotionally and monetarily, but also physically! But if you are anything like me, the thought of using essential oils made you think of one thing…
In a sense, I guess I am totally a hippie now, but a modern day hippie!
This doesn’t mean I don’t agree with modern day medicine. That’s exactly the opposite! I am beyond grateful for modern day advances and medicine. I am forever grateful for them and feel blessed to be here in this day and age. But lets face it, it doesn’t matter which side of the argument you are on, there is one thing we can all agree on.
Our system is broken…
There is a wide spread of over use and abuse. We forgot there are natural things we can do at home before a problem ever escalates. It’s about being PROACTIVE, not reactive with our health.
I wasn’t always into natural solutions. I was a total skeptic.
For Christmas 3 years ago, my momma gave me a kit of essential oils. I thought she was crazy. (Remember my vision of hippies? Ya, my mom was looking more and more like that to me.) We thanked her for our gift and put it away in the closet.
It wasn’t until 2 months later in the middle of the night when my handsome little guy (at 11 months old then) woke us up on the baby monitor barking like a seal and wheezing.
I was SCARED!
I was a new mom.What was happening? He his airways seemed to struggle and sounded terrible. I started to panic.
After a quick Google search I discovered what is was and that there was absolutely nothing that could be done. It was a “Wait it out” problem.
I felt HELPLESS!
That is when my hubby mentioned something about the essential oils in our closet we had gotten for Christmas. Well, it was worth a try! We had nothing to lose.
We opened up the kit and pulled out one to support open airways. Seemed fitting, eh?
We put it on his chest and within just a few minutes he calmed down. 45 minutes later, he was back asleep.
It was then that I realized,
there was something more to these oils!
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile organic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. This is what makes them clean and crisp on the skin and almost immediately absorbed. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements (although internally is to be done with caution).
The essential oils changed everything about how I care for my family. I wonder all the time,
“What did I ever do before the oils?”
And I know without a doubt in my mind, they will do the same for you.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is just grabbing any ol’ essential oil. THIS IS NOT THE SAME! Some are purely for aromatic “pleasantness” and some are for “therapeutic” purposes. Grabbing any essential oil off the shelf WILL NOT give you the same results. A leading essential oil chemist said that 75% of the essential oils on the market today are adulterated. That means they have fillers and have corners cut.
Do your research!
When it came to my own essential oil journey, deciding which essential oil brand to choose is something I really had to study up on and think about. Taking the path to reinvent your healthcare with essential oils can be a life changing journey and making sure the brand you pick is safe, pure and has the highest quality is extremely important. I am not here to tell you which brand is better than another. I believe every brand has many amazing points to them. But I make no doubt which brand I have chosen after looking into many others. I invite you to do your research. And be informed on all the amazing benefits.
Look at your options and decide what is best for you and your family.
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