What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

I was skeptical when I first heard about essential oils. I didn’t know what they were or why I should use them. My first try with oils was with a blend my sister gave me meant to repel mosquitoes and other bugs. I thought it worked reasonably well and it smelled good so I looked up some other oils to try. I’d heard about a blend called Thieves and its reputation for keeping illness at bay, so that was my next choice. My introduction to essential oils My oldest son had just started daycare at the time (at 12 months old) so it was going to be our first sick season and in my mind the perfect opportunity to put oils to the test. Let me tell you, the germs were as bad as I thought they would be – sinus infections followed by croup followed by ear infections and the flu over Christmas (all 3 of us simultaneously!) – and it seemed one thing after the other. My husband was still skeptical about oils in general so while he refused I happily diffused and applied Thieves to the bottoms of my feet constantly. It no surprise to me when I started feeling better a full 2 days before him! What I love about oils is they allow me to take control of my own health, in a way that people have been doing for hundreds of years. It’s freeing to think i don’t need to run to the doctor and be at the mercy of their schedules, available medications, side effects of medications and the cost of the...