How I Became an Essential Oil Believer!
I haven’t always been obsessed with health and essential oils. In fact, I used to be very unhealthy. I ate whatever sounded good at the moment and had no idea what essential oils were!
I would have laughed if someone had told me that one day I would milk goats and ferment foods in my kitchen cabinets!
But, things changed, I had children. It’s funny how having kids changes the way you look at things! I suddenly was very cautious about what my children were eating. I made my own organic baby food and researched everything that involved motherhood!
At this point my perspective on food and life changed. The more I researched and learned, the more I realized how unhealthy I was. I began eating organic healthy foods myself.
Then I transitioned from just eating organic foods to growing my own, milking dairy goats and raising chickens.
I soon learned, however, that just eating healthy isn’t always enough.
During the birth of my second child I ended up with an infection in the form of a skin abscess. It was horrible and painful!
I didn’t know what to do! So, I did what I had been taught to do my entire life, I went to the doctor! He gave me an antibiotic, which I hated to take, but I felt like I had no other option. Thankfully, the antibiotic cleared up the infection and I was back on track!
Or so I thought.
A month or so later, the infection was back. So I went to the doctor again, and again, and again, and again. My infection continued to reoccur every few months for a couple of years.
Then baby number three came along. Unfortunately my joy of being a mommy again was dimmed somewhat when several months later the infection returned again!
I was so discouraged, depressed and scared. Was I going to have to deal with this for the rest of my life? Did I have to take antibiotics forever? What if it came back and I couldn’t get an antibiotic? I was scared!
So I decided to seek help elsewhere. I went to a holistic doctor.
This is where my life changed!
She told me about these awesome essential oils. She had seen them first hand kill staph infections and she knew that they would help me with what I was going through. Being desperate I immediately started using the oils.
From that moment on I was hooked! I went from having an infection reoccur every couple of months, to having it reoccur once in five years!
It has now been years since my last episode!
After that experience I became an essential oil addict! I then decided to become an aromatherapist and have since graduated from JennScents Institute.
I now own my own business creating essential oil blends for others! I make everything from hand sanitizers and perfumes, to cold & Flu and ear infection relief.
My family and I use essential oils daily and by doing so eliminate a lot of sickness. In the ten years that I have been a mom we have only been to our pediatrician’s office for a sick visit once (and that was before we started using essential oils!)!
And I am finally free of the infection that once plagued me on a regular basis.
I thank God for bringing essential oils into my life. I don’t know what I’d do without them! They are amazing tools and an amazing way of life!
How have essential oils helped you and your family? Do you have a story to share? I would love to hear it!
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Hi I'm Meghan, a homeschooling mother of 4 living on a homestead in southwest Florida with my family, goats, chickens, guineas and dog:) I strive to live a healthy, self sufficient lifestyle and I love to share that passion with others!