Experimenting with Essential Oils
Well butter my biscuit and call me a goose - if essential oils are not #alltherage right now! I'll admit...I was slow to hop on the increasingly popular bandwagon. Being in the health and wellness field however I am always looking for natural, drugless ways to boost my immune system, take care of my body and generally stay healthy. Plus I'm connected to SO many friends that sell essential oils and I kept hearing very positive things about them.
As a Christian, I also believe that God has provided everything we need and so much can be found in nature - food, medicine, supplements, etc....so the concept wasn't really that shocking to me but....do they work? I was a slow convert. I went to a class and found it fascinating, so tried an oil blend for my husband to help with his pain when his back was hurting so much. We thought it might have helped but his pain was so severe and we didn't have any definitive evidence yet....
Then I found some cleaner lotions that said they have essential oils in them and thought I would try those- not really sure they did anything either except smell delicious. And then somehow one day I decided to order Young Living Thieves. If you live anywhere except under a rock I'm sure by now you have at least heard that name.
As the story goes, a few men were thieves in the time of the black plague and because they carried around these spices, Cloves, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary the legend states that they did not die from the black plague because of how powerful those spices/oils were. ( don't quote me on the spice details).
Fast forward to the 21st century and here I am at the end of 2016 with a super sick kiddo who seemingly cannot get well! I am telling you - diffusing Thieves kept me from getting sick for the past 3 months!!! Not only has keegan gotten sick, tons of people around me have gotten sick but I diffuse thieves in my room every night and so far so good (knock on wood!). Now I try to put it on Keegan's feet when he starts getting the sniffles and I want to get another diffuser for him as well so he can regularly diffuse it in his room - he's the one exposed to all those germs at school after all!
Also on a side note, I add 1 drop of peppermint (Doterra brand right now) to my Shakeology and it's like a million times better than peppermint extract - let me TELL YOU! #thinmintcookie
I just made some DIY recipes and will keep you posted on how they turn out, why I made them, and if I like them :)
Stay tuned friends!
p.s. what are your favorite uses for EO? do you have any DIY blends you love? Share below!
p.p.s. I do not sell EO but if you are interested in trying some for yourself I can direct you to several awesome women who do! :)