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So if we are friends on Facebook or Instagram, then you have heard me talk about essential oils. And you are probably wondering what kind of cult have I fallen into. At least my hubby thought that at first, but I am slowly winning him over. Muahhhhh! (that is my evil laugh. Just kidding. Not really.) Ok, stop.
Well, I wanted to give you a little info on essential oils, and my journey to using them.
You may have some knowledge of essential oils (EO), or you may be totally clueless. Either way, that's ok. I was clueless when I started seeing stuff about them all over the interwebs, and really didn't pay much attention to them until one of my friends started talking about them. The only reason why I took notice then was because I knew her to be one of those gals who 'didn't buy into that kinda stuff'. She eats at Chick-fil-a almost as much as I do, likes frozen meals, takes the meds that the good doc prescribes...you know, the kinda of person that is like 'whatever can get me and my family of 5 through the day alive, and fed, and relatively happy.'
So I asked her a few of the typical questions in the beginning: 'Did you drink the koolaid?', 'Do you smell like a hippy that lives in the woods and makes their own toilet paper?', 'What kind of look did your hubby give you when you told him about this?'
Ok, so I didn't ask her those questions, but I sorta thought them. Once she answered my initial questions and I got a VERY basic understanding of what EO were, I did nothing. I just sat back and 'watched'. For about 3 months, I followed her testimonies and others, looked into some Pinterest boards on EO, and checked out the Young Living Essential Oils website. And honestly, it was the best method to me entering into the EO world, because I will be real, it is crazy overwhelming.
But, EO are just that, oils. They are completely natural, and there is NOTHING manmade in them, and they have SO MANY USES. You can use them for anything from insomnia, to getting gum out of your carpet. For my family, we use them to help us with boosting our immune systems, killing germs, aiding in sleep, cleaning, and my beauty routine.
Ya'll, with this crazy unknown respiratory thing affecting all these children across the county, and now a documented case of ebola in the States, I'm all about these oils. Already I have seen them reduce my daughter's 104 fever without the aid of medicine, keep Sweet P and I healthy while Mr. T came home from work early due to an earache, and nasty cold, and reduce the life of that cold so that he could return to work the next day. This stuff is legit. With our background with Sweet P, and all the meds she had to take for her heart condition, I would be the happiest mom in the world if I never had to give her medicine again, and instead used EO for her various needs. I am NOT saying that anyone should dismiss theirs doctors advice, diagnosis, prescriptions, etc. But what I am saying is that EO may be able to help with certain things without all the side affects that meds can cause.
Basically, for us it is a way to be healthy, and live naturally without all that 'extra' stuff that we were accustomed to using/doing before. I love, love, love knowing that I have an arsenal of awesomeness in my pantry for when things come up that threaten the well being of my family, and it's an arsenal that is completely safe, and in the long run helps us to save money.
Do like I did and sit back, watch, learn, read, study and see all the goodness that EO can offer you and your family. Please let me know if you ever want to try anything or have any questions. I am happy to share my discount and split the shipping/taxes cost. https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?site=US&sponsorid=1950676&enrollerid=1950676
Love ya'll lots!
PS. Check out my Pinterest board, Natural Mommy.