WHY I GOT SERIOUS ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS
Two years ago, my sweet baby boy spiked a fever of 106.3 F in the early morning hours, but had no other symptoms. This was his first fever higher than 99 F and the one and only time he has been sick. I was terrified. I loaded him into the car and flew to the ER.
The doctors were running test after test on him trying to rule out what was causing this high of a fever. They could not explain the sudden spike. Since they couldn’t find a cause, they injected him with antibiotics and sent us home with a strong antibiotic prescription, even though they were guessing it was viral, “just in case.” I felt very uneasy about what was going on and was so mad at myself for not being more prepared in the instance he got sick.
We were told to monitor him and alternate Motrin and Tylenol. The night was rough, but the next morning was worse.
He started drooling heavily. His clothes were soaked in no time. I was assuming he was doing some hardcore teething, but since his fever was still so high I called the doctor’s office to be sure. They said he probably had strep or some other infection in his throat and to head back to the ER.
So here we were sitting in the emergency room for the second day in a row. The nurses were hastily trying to draw blood to no avail, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced. They had my precious baby boy wrapped in a sheet with one arm sticking out, poking and prodding him while he screamed his baby lungs out. I don’t know how many veins they blew, but it felt like this went on for hours. I laid next to him on the bed with tears streaming down my face, I felt like I had let him down. I hate that moment.
Thankfully my mom was there and shouted, “Enough!” The nurses backed away and I swooped him into my arms. While I am so thankful to have the option of modern medicine, in that very moment I vowed to learn as much as I could about supporting the body naturally when illness strikes.
(In case you were wondering, he ended up having the hand, foot and mouth virus)
ENTER ESSENTIAL OILS…
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As I researched natural forms of healthcare, essential oils kept coming up. I read quite a few blogs and I noticed other bloggers talking about essential oils, their many uses, and all of the success they have had with them. I had played around with essential oils in cleaning products and in some homemade beauty products, but wasn’t really impressed.
I had been buying my oils on Amazon, selecting the cheapest oils possible. As always, you get what you pay for. I learned that cheap oils are usually synthetic versions and contain fillers. I also learned that solvents were most likely used to extract the oils. I was basically wasting my money.
After analyzing the array of oils on the market I found a company I felt comfortable purchasing from. I bought a kit with 10 oils in it. It arrived on my doorstep, I brought it inside and placed it on the counter.
And there it sat for a couple weeks. I got it out a few times, but I felt so overwhelmed and I unsure what to do with it. I emailed the company and they told me to buy a book. I guess I could have done that, but I had read everything online that I could read in a book. I wanted SOMEONE to show me how to use the oils and what to do with them. At that moment my FAVORITE essential oil’s business model clicked.
It made sense to me why they sells their oils the way they do. It is so real people can share the oils with other real people. I decided to sign up as a wholesale member. I was so excited to have access to other oil users and the wealth of educational resources provided. I jumped in with both feet. And you can too!
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