Why We Started Using Essential Oils
When our son was born in 2006 we was thrilled! We had already been blessed with a beautiful daughter and we were so excited for a son. We didn’t realize that each child not only comes with their own personality but their own individual immune systems as well. Our first child was always healthy and vibrant. As our son began to grow we noticed he seemed to catch every bug that seemed to be floating around. Not only that, it would linger for weeks. It seemed like one sickness just rolled into another, then another, repeated for the first four years of his life.
In 2010 I became pregnant with our third child and I experienced morning sickness unlike my first two pregnancies. Over the years I had become more aware of natural options and I was very leery of taking the typical supplements they offer for morning sickness. I had a friend that had talked a little about essential oils to me. While they seemed nice they weren’t something I had really been interested in until I was desperate for a solution. I contacted her to see if there was anything she knew of that could help with my morning sickness. Little did I know what an impact this one small conversation would have on the health and well-being of my little family.
We moved very slowly into using essential oils. I actually purchased a reference book before we bought even one bottle of oil. I wanted to learn as much as I could before we took the leap. I did take the leap though, and shortly after doing so my son came down with yet another illness. I was eager to test out these oils and see what would come of it. To say that I was amazed by the results is an understatement. The first oil I turned to, or I should say oil blend, was Breathe. I was faithful about applying it to his chest and I even put it in the humidifier since I didn’t have a diffuser at the time. What would have undoubtedly been at least a two weeks stint was over in 2-3 days. Overtime the sicknesses became further and further apart and he was bouncing back from them more quickly each time.
If that isn’t enough in itself, there are a myriad of other reasons why I continue to use and share these oils. We have addressed everything from scrapes, burns, headaches, muscle aches, and growing pains, as well as emotional support to help calm, uplift, and focus our moods and attention.
A lot of people’s first reactions when we start talking about essential oils is that it’s all very voo-doo. That’s okay because I once thought they were too. However, not only have we changed the way we care for our family, over 17K other families have done the same because we chose to share our love of oils with others. I hope that you will be open-minded as well and let the gift of essential oils bless the life of you and your family.