I started my journey with essential oils over eight years ago and have been a fan of their natural healing and health capabilities ever since, although the usage in our home and family life has taken on it’s own ebb and flow. They were a beautiful necessity throughout my pregnancies and deliveries, and also perfect for those baby rub downs and overall health, especially when we lived in a cold climate and it seemed like colds and flus were more commonly passed around in those chilled winter months. Upon our move to a new city and state a couple of short years ago, I decided to cancel my regular orders with the essential oil company that I was using. Though they were one of the top rated oil companies (especially at the time), the cost associated with it, and commitment on a monthly basis, wasn’t something I wanted to keep up with during the move and subsequent months. My plan was to use up my stash of oils I had on hand and then start ordering again when the need arose. What I didn’t expect to happen was that my “save” instinct arose in me and I only wanted to use the oils when necessary, and so the habit of using them in everyday life began to subside.

Fast forward a couple of years and it seems as though essential oils has become the “trendy” thing. While I’m all about exploring trends, my re-entry into the essential oil life is less to do with being “on trend” and really began upon learning that the miscarriages I’d experienced most likely had to do with my own hormones and how it took too long for them to stabilize after a pregnancy… meaning there was a slight possibility that they could have been avoided. Just typing those words brings tears to my eyes… again. My choice now is to do something about it. My choice now is to balance hormones and enable my body with the nutrients and minerals it needs to function properly, to find natural, holistic alternatives that are not only safe, but effective. The same thing applies to minor burns and scrapes, muscle soreness and aches, immune support, congestion, and the virtually endless list.

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