It’s no secret- I love my essential oils.
Yeah, I was a skeptic at first too… I thoroughly ignored them for the longest time, but once I tried them, I was hooked. I’m pretty much an oil fanatic these days…
In fact, I like them so much, I even wrote an eBook about them. (Which you can get for free, by the way…)
Oils have brought many benefits to my home, but as silly as it may sound, these little bottles have really have changed my life in several different ways. Curious?
5 Ways that Essential Oils Have Changed My Life
1. We are a lot healthier
Essential oils are fabulous for:
- Supporting emotional and mental clarity
- Support all the systems of the body (from lungs to heart to brain to liver!)
- Boosting immune function
- Protecting against environmental threats.
And let me tell you, we’ve use them in all these applications… and then some!
Here are some of the natural ways we cope with environmental threats, and here’s my handy DIY waterless hand cleanser.
2.Everything smells GOOD.
I don’t know about you, but I love smelly stuff. 😉 I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for candles, and I used to have tons of different perfumes and body sprays.
Now that I have my stash of essential oils, it’s easier than ever to make myself, my house, and my DIY projects smell pretty– all.the.time.
BUT, the cool thing about oils is that they don’t *just* smell good. Many oils contain properties that are actually beneficial to your body as you smell them. So, that lavender not only is making your laundry smell fancy, but it’s also helping you to relax at the same time.
I even use my oils in place of perfume. I’ll place a dab on my wrists and neck, or I place a drop or two on my clay pendant.
However, I feel like I must warn you– once you start using the oils, you’ll probably find that you no longer care for items made with synthetic scents… I know that I can hardly stand many of my old candles and perfumes anymore… Now that my nose is used to the real deal, it has no tolerance for counterfeits. 😉
3. Essential oils are empowering.
I love that I don’t feel like a helpless victim of big-pharma anymore… Is there a time and place for medical intervention? You bet! But I also think there are times where we can think for ourselves.
Essential oils have given me a natural way to help my family– without always having to rely on others who don’t understand our goal of a more naturally-minded lifestyle.
Now instead of feeling panic when someone in my family isn’t feeling well, I take it as a challenge to figure out how I can successfully use the oils to help them feel better.
4. We are better prepared for emergencies.
We live 40 miles from town, so it’s important to be prepared. We have several first-aid kits with the necessary bandages, gauze pads, and band-aids. However, I really feel like essential oils have given my first-aid preparations an added boost.
I’ll say it again, so I don’t get yelled at– Yes, there is a time and place to visit the hospital. BUT, why not educate yourself to treat what you can at home?
5. I’m even more in awe of the Creator.
Every time that I use my oils to help someone in my family, I can’t help but be amazed and thankful at God’s design in nature.
I used to scoff at the notion that something as “innocent” as a lavender plant or a peppermint leaf have value. It seemed absurd.
But, anyone who uses essential oils and herbs knows differently. As I learn more and more about natural remedies, I am astounded at the properties God placed in so many different plants– he gave us so many amazing tools in nature– we just have to figure out how to use them.
Everytime I write a post about essential oils, I get a whole bunch of emails asking which brand I use. There are a LOT of different options out there, but I have a brand I trust and I’ve been using them for 3+ years now. CLICK HERE to find out more about my favorite essential oils.