About Essential Oils

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In October I began using essential oils for the first time. A few things contributed to my decision to begin using essential oils:
1. Growing up in a Self-Pay Household: My father is a self-employed small business owner and my mom worked part-time in several different ventures which allowed her to focus on caring for us as kids. Since we did not have affordable insurance through an employer, my mom thought twice before running us to the doctor every time we had a little cough or runny nose. In my mind’s eye, this is the picture of a loving, caring mother using a lot of home remedies to nurse us back to health: chicken soup, tea & toast, popsicles, cuddling on the couch, lots of water and sometimes, Tylenol. When necessary we would of course get prescriptions from our pediatrician. (Pink bubble-gum flavored amoxicillin, anyone?)
2. Viral sickness: as I got older, the one thing that seemed to faithfully plague me was swollen glands and viral throat infections. This meant that antibiotics were no help to me, which left me kind of self-medicating just to be able to function. Even as an adult, I began to question if there was another way; I would prefer not to be constantly taking Advil & Tylenol, but in order to be able to simply care for my kids that seemed my only option.

I was eager yet hesitant to begin using them, because I know that we have an inherent yearning to have and place faith in something, and then grasp so tightly to whatever we attach our faith to. My God has earned my faith and trust absolutely and entirely. I am cautious to place my faith in anything else, lest it detract from the faith my Father has deservedly earned.

Ever since I read Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Miracle in the World” I’ve believed that God created every person with an express purpose. Suddenly it dawned on me: is it so hard to believe that God, the Ultimate Creator who formed the earth and everything on it, and who legally figured a way to destroy the natural consequences of His people’s sin, also designed each plant with a purpose? That He worked natural medicine into His plan of creation? The image of my God intentionally crafting each plant not only to work perfectly within its ecosystem, but also to offer medicinal benefits to the people He loved and formed in His image matches everything I’ve learned about the God who loves us. In my experience, God almost always uses people, situations, struggles, and things for more than one purpose and to fulfill more than one goal.

Two verses have come to mind continually while exploring and learning about these oils.
Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.

They both refer to the pursuit of God (who He is), His plan, and furthering His kingdom (doing His work by loving His people) FIRST. In context, Matthew 6:33 explains that when we do this first, all our physical needs will be met. 3 John 1:2 expounds further: that as we pursue Christ, repent, and draw closer to Him (when our soul prospers), we will prosper not only spiritually but financially and physically. I believe essential oils are a gift that allow our bodies to physically prosper and be in good health. Doesn’t that sound just like our God? All He asks of us is to make a simple decision which honors Him, and then, through an abundance of grace, He blesses us.

Of course there is a place for modern medicine: Thank God for surgeons and specialists and nurses who care for us during our most dire medical situations! At the same time, I feel so much more equipped to deal with the small, every day issues that pop up in our family now that I have essential oils.

One specific manufacturer of essential oils has earned my loyalty. Originally, the only reason was because that’s the kind my friend used. Since then I’ve researched other kinds and companies and experienced them for myself. I can’t imagine using anything else! These essential oils not only smell amazing and pure, but they are safe to use aromatically, internally, and topically. And they work so quickly! Generally I will begin to feel a difference anywhere from 2 minutes to 1 hour.

If, like I did, you wonder if essential oils could benefit you, you can contact me. I’m more than happy to answer your questions and share the wealth of knowledge this particular company offers us! If you have questions about specific ailments or products, or would like to learn how to purchase at wholesale, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help. I’ve included a few links below that will help in your research.

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