Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My explanation of essential oils

Most people don't know this about me but my sisters call me "Mother Earth".  We've all got our differences in personality but I am the one in the family that loves to learn about all the natural things God created for us.  I like to envision myself as a pioneer woman sometimes. I know it's silly but it's like all my favorite childhood books could actually come to life on my new acreage. I especially loved to read books about how someone would go into the woods, get some willow bark, boil it in a tea & bring down a fever. It's a beautiful combination of my nursing degree and my back to roots mentality. I've been investigating the many benefits of essential oils for a couple of years now but I finally took the pluge & joined the Young Living company around the holidays.

Essential oils are the natural extracts of plants.  We take those oils & use them to treat various problems we have. For instance, when I have a migraine I put peppermint oil on my temples & within 22 minutes that oil has reached every cell in my body. I get great relief & it's all natural! When Corbin gets congested we put some Breathe Again (combination of 4 different eucalyptus oils, peppermint, myrtle, & copaiba) on his chest & he is clear to breathe again in 20 min. It's fabulous! 

I think what finally sold me was that someone made the point that these oils were in the Bible. This isn't just some shaman, witch doctor kinda thing. They gave Frankincense to Jesus when he was born. That's an oil! God made these plants to heal & help us everyday. I don't know about you but I'd rather use a natural product than a chemical that can cause side effects & other problems later in life.

So, my goal is to replace all my medications in my medicine cabinet with oils. Tylenol, ibuprophen, cold meds, allergy pills, etc all gone & oils in their places. It's working great for our family. A big plus for me is that I when I'm pregnant I choose not to use any medications unless absolutely necessary. Which means I suffer through allergy season (I'm allergic to SO many environmental things). But, I can use the oils in and not suffer from April through the first hard frost in November!

If this sounds compelling to you or you'd like more information on trying some oils for yourself, please contact me. I'd love to talk about it with you.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Thanks, Katie, I am interested.