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I have used essential oils for almost 4 years now and have been hesitant to discuss them online, because I know there is a lot of stigma that comes with finding out your one of those “oil” ladies. I have learned that it is right up there with Tupperware parties and other direct sales companies.
I dabbled in one of those when I first stayed at home because I thought it was a fun way to make some cash while staying at home with the munchkins, whelp, I was wrong. A big fat NOPE for me. I am not a salesperson and the thought of hitting up my friends for sales still creeps me out today.
While I am not a salesperson, I AM a storytelling, an over sharer, and a natural wellness seeker. I have used essentials oils in my daily life and my family’s daily life for almost 4 years now and it’s in my nature to share the things I love…
I initially sought out essential oils as an alternative to over the counter, chemical ridden household cleaners and air fresheners I was using when my son’s asthma was at its worst. I wasn’t able to leave the windows open without setting his attacks off and our house often felt heavy and musty without fresh air circulating. I also noticed the air freshener I was using was setting him into attacks, and the cleaners I was using was on the long list of items to avoid that his asthma and allergy specialist gave me. I had heard of people using oils as a natural alternative, but other than that I knew nothing.
In desperation I reached out to a few friends, explained what I was looking to heal/improve, did a lot of reading, then asked to sample a few oils.
The first oil my friend gave me to sample for this specific problem was the R.C. blend. “R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora).” To me, this blend reminded me of the Vicks Vapor Rub that my mom used to rub all of ver my chest and back when I was congested as a kid, but without all the greasy mess to deal with. I took a few drops and rubbed them directly on Brayden’s chest and then added a few more drops to the bottom of his feet. He loved not only the way it smelled, but they way it helped open up his airways and reinvigorate his lungs. I thought to myself, ok, not so bad…
The next oils I tried were lavender, lemon and tea tree which were recommended to me to blend together as an easy and natural way to freshen the air in our home. I didn’t own a diffuser yet, so I boiled a small pot of water and added a few drops of each to the pot while it simmered low and slow on my stove. I was pleasantly surprised to find our home not only smelled refreshing while we kept all the windows and nature allergies at bay, but my mood felt lighter. The gentle, constant flow of oils was not only helping my son, my home, but was helping me in a positive way.
Now I was not only intrigued, but excited. I felt like I had finally found a light in the darkness of having a child with severe asthma that I, as his mother, was struggling to control. To say I put A LOT of hope onto this new, natural find would be an understatement.
I decided to sign right up as a seller to get the most bang for my buck and to have the ability to order oils on my own, when I want, and at a wholesale price. I ordered the Premium Starter Kit, a book on amazon to get recipe inspiration and slowly began playing around with what worked best for my family and our needs. Four years later, my oil inventory has grown, I have custom blends for each family member, even Sadie our pup, and have been able to learn that when given the chance natural really is the better option.
I am pretty happy to have my little space to share recipes, tips and tricks and ways to, if you are interested, get involved in essential oils as well.
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Curently in my diffuser…