I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau
Navigate Your Way with Natural Support
Wouldn't it be amazing if raising a family wasn't synonymous with endless doctor visits, co-pays, sick days, rounds of antibiotics, inhalers, high fevers, runny noses, tummy aches, temper tantrums, sleep deprivation, anxiety, stress, depression, and uncertainty?
Wouldn't it be amazing to be part of a revolution that transforms our dependence on western medicine into independent wellness?
Seasonal changes and everyday stressors wreak havoc on our immune system. Throughout the year, from the itchy-scratchy spring and summer months through the harshly contagious long haul of winter, we brace ourselves for the onslaught of airborne allergens and debilitating bugs.
As if physical symptoms aren't enough of a hindrance, there's the perpetual tide of our emotions - a constant interchange of highs and lows with bouts of depression and anxiety. As a parent, you do what you can to stay ahead, let alone on top of the daunting task to keep everyone cruising at a healthy clip.
Various trips to the doctor for protocols that may include a drive to the pharmacy for pricey prescriptions, allergy medications, anti-depressants, and OTC remedies for a number of compromising symptoms make up much of our road time, adding to our fuel bill.
With essential oils, this all won't come to a screeching halt, but you will notice a significant change in the way life rolls when you're at the wheel of your wellness.
The Wellness Cabinet Make-Over
After four years of experiencing essential oils, our family has had a natural remedy for each and every symptom life throws at us. Trips to the store are replaced with convenient on-line shopping. We stock up on preventatives and remedies we can trust to offer a variety of benefits for the ills we encounter.
From bumps and bruises, to muscle strains, growing pains, tummy aches and indigestion, skin irritations, cold sores, coughs, respiratory distress, head tension, menstrual cramps, and even restless sleep, there are lovely remedies that serve my family’s needs.
Add in multi-vitamins and supplements, skin care products, toothpaste, as well as household cleaning products, and you can literally infuse essential oils into every aspect of your health and hygiene regime.
Essential oils have dramatically decreased reactive visits to the doctor and kept us from missing work and school while increasing awareness for diligent self care. We are empowered to be in charge of our own health.
Empowering Solutions to Enhance Well-Being
Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. An oil is "essential" in that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance. The minuscule molecular size of essential oils makes them readily available through the nasal cavity's olfactory system, can penetrate your cells, and can even cross the blood-brain barrier.
For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning, and most often used as natural medicine.
Most essential oils have bacteria and pathogen-destroying properties while naturally cleansing and purifying and have long been used for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits as natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and melaleuca to your natural cabinet can:
Ease seasonal threat symptoms
Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
Support skin conditions
Reduce cellulite and wrinkles
Clean your home
Be used in homemade personal care products
Topically – Essential oils are extremely small so they are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Aromatically – There is great evidence that essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream when inhaled. Using a diffuser can help you experience the benefits of essential oils. For example, you can diffuse lavender to reduce stress, melaleuca to cleanse the air, wild orange to improve mood, frankincense for spiritual enlightenment, and peppermint to improve focus and energy.
Internally – Most essential oils are safe for ingestion, but a little bit goes a long way. Use 1-3 drops mixed with water or in a veggie cap. Make sure you are using certified pure grade therapeutic oils, and that the bottle has a Supplement Facts label. Contact me for the brand I trust for use by my family. Oils like peppermint, lemon, and frankincense have great internal benefits. Other essential oils like clove and oregano are considered "hot" and need to be diluted and shouldn’t be taken internally for more than 1 week.
Personal Care – Today, the fastest way essential oils are being used is by making homemade DIY personal care products. This is an excellent away to take advantage of essential oils to improve your beauty, home and long term health. Some of the best DIY recipes to use essential oils with include shampoo, bath salts, body butter, toothpaste, bug spray, lip balm, and household cleaner.
With naturally safe remedies harvested at their origin from around the globe, you can put your family on the natural path to wellness.
Essential Oils have offered the supportive balance I need to keep my family climbing mountains, free of the ties that bind us to the endless cycles of synthetics drugs and stale offices we've known before.