Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cleaning Up Our Diet: Chapter 3. The Miracle of Essential Oils

Posted by Paulette

 This box of essential oils is my new medicine cabinet. One day a friend of mine called me and asked if I would like to learn more about essential oils. I thought, "sure. Why not?" The next week I found myself sitting in a small class of about 5 people, while a man  in the front of the room told us miraculous stories about people who had used essential oils. Things like, a friend of his who was having over 300 epileptic seizures a year started using frankincense on  the crown of his head every day, and how has less than 3 seizures a year. That was life changing! He was able to hold his baby and work at his job and support his family! Another story was about a boy in Chile who went to the park to play soccer against his mother's wishes and had an asthma attack, which was then stopped by using a blend of oils called, Breathe. Emotionally and spiritually, I was overwhelmed with this information. I just knew that incorporating these oils into our lives would be a game changer.
I started small. We signed up with the company, spending about $150 on a set of oils. As I began to use them, I realized that I couldn't be without them!
 I've heard so many more stories about what the oils can do, and have experiences of my own to add. I've become a consultant for the company.
Just a few things that have changed:
Before:                                                       After:
Albuterol, Vicks, Sudafed                          Breathe
Zyrtec, Benadryl, (antihistamines)                  Lemon, Lavender,
Antacids, antidiarreal, anti nausea             Digestzen
Sports creams, Ibuprofen, Tylenol (for pain)     Deep Blue, Peppermint
Zit creams, Antibacterial cream                 Lavender, Melaleuca
Dandruff shampoo                                     Lavender
ADD and ADHD Rx                                  Vetiver, Balance, InTune
And then there are some oils which there are no substitutes for on the market.

OnGuard: a protective blend which kills viruses, molds, and
   bacteria, inside and outside the body.
Frankincense: A healing and calming oil.
Balance: A grounding blend for anxiety and depression.
Serenity: A blend of oils for relaxation. It works for everything  
   from  insomnia, to depression, to anxiety, and hyperactivity.
Purify: A blend of oils for cleansing. I love to add it to my homemade cleaning solutions, to a towel in the dryer for musty laundry, and it can be used topically to cleanse wounds. 

This is in no way an exhaustive list of oils. It's just the ones I use most often by a company called DoTerra. The best part of using the oils is that there's no side effects. The worst thing I've experienced is accidentally getting an oil too close to my eyes or in a sensitive spot. I use another oil, like coconut oil to pull it off, and I'm fine. No long term damage from pharmaceuticals to worry about. I was  taking 3 antihistamines a day to try and get some relief from my hives. They would put me to sleep for 12 hours, even if I  took only half the dose! 

I am not a healthcare professional. The above information is based on personal experience.

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