Massive Health With Essential Oils
I have something to admit and share about my own personal health journey and how I got where I am today with the help of essential oils.
About 4.5 years ago, I had a terrible sleep problem. I found myself unable to fall asleep and unable to stay asleep. My life was chaotic. A very busy stressful job with a ton of responsibility. Four kids. Worry about everything. Work. Family. Do I have enough for a future retirement? You name it, I dwelled on it. That dwelling mostly happened when I would put my exhausted head down on my pillow.
At that moment, all of these thoughts, worries, concerns and also my endless ideas for future businesses, products, homes filled my brain. I definitely had some disordered thinking and it all hit at a time when I was supposed to be resting for the night.
Instead of the my light switch going into the "off" position, it went into the "on" position.
Traditional Health Route
At this stage in my life, I was pretty knowledgeable about health but relied heavily on my traditional physician's advice. First a prescription of Ambien (ugh, one dose and I threw out the bottle - poison!). Second a referral for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) so I could relearn how to sleep again.
While the CBT sounded pretty decent of a suggestion to me, I didn't have a speck of time in my life for it. It was going to be a six-week program, out of pocket (not insurance covered), and a big investment of time on my part. I needed to resolve this sleep issue fast because the worse it got, well, the worse it got. Sleep started to translate into anxiety to me as I slipped under the covers wondering if tonight I'd be up all night.
I shared this concern with my friend Alex. We swapped ideas about which over the counter medication would work best and not make us zombies in the morning (P.S. They ALL do.) (P.S.S. We now swamp stories of natural healing only and how to use essential oils.)
A New Approach
I shared this concern with my friend Stacie. She had just started making blends of essential oils, putting them in a roller bottle and applying them to her daughter's feet. I recalled seeing her post this on Facebook but I scanned by her posts because my babies weren't babies anymore. At this point, I thought essential oils were for babies.
Stacie encouraged me to try lavender. Little did she know that I hated everything lavender. Lavender "plug-ins", lavender drawer potpourri, lavender sachets.
That's not REAL lavender, she said.
Stacie encouraged me to get a kit of oils along with a diffuser. She said it was the best value and also would let me learn about other oils. Stacie is my friend, very health conscious and I trusted her recommendations, whether essential oils, or a new healthy restaurant.
The Essential Oils Arrive
I opened the box and set up the diffuser the first night. Two drops of lavender in the diffuser. A much different aroma than I expected. Earthy, deep, rich, only slightly floral, but really more of a "green" aroma. I had a drop on my hands so I cupped my hands over my face and inhaled. Mmmm.
And I slept.
Honestly, I was absolutely shocked. I fell asleep. I stayed asleep. I woke rested. Whoa!
I've now spent the last 4 1/2 years plunging into natural health in almost every way possible. Essential oils showed me that there is healing power in nature, healing energy in plants and a connection to this beautiful earth that provides us with all of the answers we need.
From a scientific perspective (I'm a science-based healer), we have discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell. Therefore, with essential oils, releasing emotional trauma can occur.
Essential oils also are nature's own way of healing and protection. They possess anti-microbial qualities that work synergistically with our bodies, to support healthy healing and recovery.
Essential oils not only helped me resolve my sleep problem (by helping me relax and release "trauma" from my brain), they opened my eyes massively to an entire natural health path.
If you would like personal one-to-one support as you start to think about adding essential oils in your own "massive health" journey, I would be honored to help you. You can get started here, or contact me and I'll be happy to help you.