You have seen posts on facebook. You may have overheard someone talking about “oils” and not the kind in which you dress your salads. Heck, being “oily” is actually a good thing these days! The buzz word “oil” actually is referring to essential oils.
Well, what in the world are essential oils and why are they all the rage?
I was right in the middle of that question two years ago. I have always been the kind of person to take a nap or eat more fruits and vegetables, versus pop a pill, when I had a headache or felt ill, but I realized my family slowly began to revert to over the counter remedies.
My desire to go more natural really hit home when my daughter, Greanly, was sick with a cold, stomach bug, flu, or tummy aches weekly. Yes, weekly. I had to get to the bottom of why my girl was sick most of her little life that year. Although a celiac with dairy, soy, and peanut allergies, there was something different about her not feeling well. It was not food allergy related.
I knew my friend, Crissi, was more on the holistic side of medical care and reached out to her for direction and advice. This is when Young Living Essential Oils came into our lives and illness quickly left.
Crissi opened up a natural toxin free world to me and we have not looked back. We incorporate essential oils in just about every part of our lives including toothpastes, medicines, and cleaning.Needless to say, Greanly is no longer sick weekly. For that matter, I can count on one hand the times she has been under the weather since we started two years ago. Since then, the entire family has switched over to using essential oils!
We introduced a new member to our family during this switch and call him our oily baby. I also incorprated essential oils during my pregnancy and childbirth. Our Gentle Babies guide was our essential oils bible for his first year! We used carrier oils plus a combination of different essential oils for his teething, diaper cream, fevers, and sleeping. If he ever had a cold or fever, we would rub him down with oils and the cold would disappear essentially overnight!
We are sold out for using essential oils for cleaning as well. I am a type-A personality and I love a clean house. Clorox bleach was my friend. Well, needless to say we have parted ways and only use natural remedies for our cleaning products. I was amazed of how one bottle of vinegar, lemon peels, and a few drops of tea tree, lavender, and eucalyptus oils can be used to clean all my surfaces in the house AND be toxin free! I also no longer have a headache, runny nose, and burning eyes after cleaning!
One of my most favorite ways to incorporate essential oils into my life is simply wearing it! I get compliments all the time on how I “smell”. Always a “Wow, you smell so fresh all the time, Claudine!” My favorite comment recently was “Mom, you smell so relaxing.” *sigh
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