Why We Love Using Essential Oils and What Got Us Started
Have you ever been extremely fired up about something? Like completely pissed off at the world because of news you recently found out?
That was me, six years ago. My baby girl was just a couple of months old and someone sent me an article about the boycott against Johnson and Johnson’s baby products because of their cancerous ingredients and I was FIRED up. I started my research and was down a rabbit hole of toxins, ingredients, wellness and chemicals.
Long story short, that one article opened up a whole new world for me, which essentially provided a “career” for me along the way. I was continuously changing our products in our home. It started first with our baby’s skin care products, moved onto my cleaners where I began making my own cleaning solutions, then moved into my skin care and beauty products and so on. Next thing you know, I was recycling, cloth diapering and my bathrooms smelled like vinegar.
Somewhere along the way, I kept seeing information pop up about essential oils. I didn’t know much about them but I could tell people were cleaning with them and using them for their skin. Since I was starting to openly blog about my natural lifestyle, I had a few people send me samples of both Doterra and Young Living oils, samples that I really didn’t know much about or what to do with.
Essential oils made their way into my life about 6 years ago when I finally had the chance to learn and hear more about them at a Young Living party at a friend’s house. Together, a few of us made the leap to grab a starter kit and try them out but the truth was, I had no clue what I was getting into.
So why did I get them? I hardly knew anything about them, except from what I had heard at the party and then later went home and researched. But I’ll tell you why, because I heard testimonies that day from a few girls there who had used these oils and realized they were for me.They were for my family. For some of the women there, they were essentially changing their health for the better, allowing them to rely solely on the oils instead of daily prescriptions. I thought this was fascinating.
I knew that as a new mother and a woman hoping to grow her family, that I wanted to create a healthy lifestyle for our family that included using the tools that God put here to support us. Did it mean that I would no longer take my children to the doctor or believe in medicine? No. But it did mean that I had the tools to try first and foremost to prevent a bunch of copays and germy doctor visits. It also meant that I had a natural way to cleanse my home and provide a pleasant smell as our natural living journey had taught me that candles, plug ins, wax warmers and the like, we are highly toxic air pollutants.
We use essential oils daily now because along the way, I learned all about them. I asked questions in my support groups and they were answered. I now know what to do when sickness strikes, when booboos happen, when we can’t sleep and when our body aches and so on. We use essential oils because I know it is not just ME that is experiencing their benefits - the people around me using them are too. My dad can help manage his chronic back pain with oils, my friend’s skin cleared up, numerous kiddos started sleeping through the night, friends helped support their anxiousness with oils and so on. The list is endless.
You see, there’s a whole science to how essential oils even work. There’s text after text and study after study to back it all. These oils date back to biblical times with references of essential oils being made hundreds of times within the bible. It’s the OG “medicine” cabinet before other things were developed and it’s what we turn to first and foremost for support.
We use them daily for so many things, captions that you can see throughout this post. Whether the children have a stuffy nose, a scrape, an itch from a bug bite, a headache, a sunburn, a rash, a tummy ache or whatever…they know to turn to our oils for support. It’s all they really know now. Essential oils are truly tools to support your family from head to toe.
I encourage you to consider what they can do for your family. No, you won’t know all of the ways in which they work and you may not even know why you got them in the first place, but as time goes on you’ll come to be grateful for them. You’ll see everything they can do and the ways in which they can help you and your loved ones. They are not magic pills or snake oils, they are simply a plant really, the volatile compounds of a plant actually. A plant that is full of hundreds of chemical constituents that will work with your bodily systems, emotions and more to help you in your everyday lifestyle!