With this beautiful Spring weather I know I am not the only one who has been eager to get started on all our Spring projects.
The difference between this year and last… I am FEELING Eager AND have the ENERGY to do it!
Which for me is huge. As a woman, for my own health and as a wife and mother to enjoy our family and home as well as within my job at work. Of course for me as a photographer, photography has always been my passion, my outlet, my escape from the world when I needed a break, but when the energy and creativity isn’t flowing the camera shutter isn’t clicking.
In this past week Ive had a handful of people specifically ask what oils I am wearing – which can sometimes change day to day. One woman, a complete stranger in a restaurant who was our waitress, asked me if I had just come from a health food store – specifically the one in Hanover. I smiled to myself knowing exactly why she was asking and explained that it would be my essential oils she was smelling. We got into a wonderful conversation about natural health and the benefits.
Many of you who do know me, knows that I am not the type of person who enjoys public speaking of any kind – I still do not – but where I am feeling more comfortable is the knowledge and true interest in what I talk about. Knowledge however is power, I have found that in my job, my passion of photography, being a mom and related to being a mom with the use of Essential Oils in our home.
This past year has been life changing for me in many ways the biggest is I not only feel healthier, I feel more like ME! FINALLY! Taking the leap into the use of natural health is truly that, a leap. You either jump in with both feet or you miss out on the true benefits! I am so thankful we jumped in. Of course my children did not essentially get a choice in the matter, but they have since day one have had a very keen interest and share in my excitement when the monthly order arrives. There are some they do not enjoy the smell of but are curious to know what they do or what they can help with. Although the kids didn’t have a choice of being introduced to the oils, they have never once turned them down. Now if they have any pain or discomfort they ask for the oils.
This is huge because my son has never been one to take any type of pain relieving medication – to the point where he would spit it out or hide the chewables claiming he did take them. I finally stopped trying to force any type of medication on him if he came down with a fever or complained of a headache. He found his own coping mechanism that didn’t involve medicine… he helped teach me to stop reaching for that bottle of Advil whenever I had a headache or for the pain that some day’s would put me to my knees. He taught me this after I was introduced to the wonderful world of Essential Oils.
So for those of you who have asked how do we use the oils… the oils are our first option if any of us are feeling any pain or discomfort. Some of the most used oils in our home are Blends (click blends to view the page) such as the Calming Blend, Digestive Blend (amazing), Focus Blend, Grounding Blend, Invigorating Blend, Joyful Blend, Metabolic Blend (daily in my water), Protective Blend, Respiratory Blend, Soothing Blend, Tension Blend as well as the individual oils such as Lavender, Melaleuca, Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, Vetiver, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang. We use the oils topically, internally and aromatically with our diffusers. I am very sensitive to some smells so With our diffusers we can not only freshen the air naturally (purifying it as well) we can add scent without the harmful wax or chemicals from candles or air “fresheners”. With the brand of oils we use, many of the oils are safe for internal use – this is shown by displaying the Supplement Facts on the bottle. If the oil is not meant for ingestion – which are those oils which come from things we would not eat, for example trees, the supplement facts will not be listed.
There are so So SO many uses for all the oils for your own well being as well as flavouring with cooking – lemon is simply amazing in dips or marinades, sauces etc! Lemon as well as the Metabolic Blend are my personal favourites for water flavouring. I personally love water, however these two just help give me that extra boost which also benefits my body in more ways than just giving me that boost. Lavender is a favourite of ours for bedtime, its like a natural sleeping pill. I have never slept better!
For those of you who know me or have read past posts knows that I am living with PCOS, Hypothyroidism and Endometriosis. As a working mom to say this is tough is an understatement. To simply say just go exercise, eat healthy or just do this or that… its simply not that easy. Everyone is different and is affected differently. I have tried many things, wasted so much money on these fads and joined the gym and worked my ass off, all of which have all got me to the same frustrating place – nowhere!
When we took this leap I jumped in with both feet, it was all or nothing. I found that for someone who used to reach for pain medication on a regular basis for pain relief, my body did take time to adjust from the relief of synthetic pain medications to finding relief naturally with Essential OIls. Its now been well over 5 months (or more) since Ive taken any synthetic pain medication and I feel soooo good! Both the kids and I have also begun taking nutritional supplements, I began on half the dose and worked my way up to the full dose and quite honestly have never felt better! What I have ultimately learned is your body can only be as healthy as what you are putting into it. Being in pain or uncomfortable and reaching for synthetic meds was only making me reach for those even more. It can be a vicious cycle – which only you can break! I am so thankful for my journey to this point and am excited for what is to come – enjoying more time with my family, friends and the additional energy into my creative flow of photography!
So for those of you who are interested in learning more (Ive already signed up!) there is a FREE Online Healthy Oils Summit healthyoilsummit.com/. This event is the first ever online brand-generic summit that will be bringing together professionals from all areas! I encourage you to check it out and join me in learning more about living healthy naturally!
Your life as art, Pam