My passion for clean living really took off with my introduction to essential oils. In March of 2015, after trying hundreds of different methods, I was nearly completely out of ideas for combating my daughter's ever-growing and debilitating anxiety; that is when I discovered essential oils. Once referred to by the family as “Olivia’s Oils,” the essential oils that I discovered in 2015 have become a foundational piece in my family’s health and wellness routine.
A few years ago our family had, perhaps our most challenging year. It was littered with moving trucks, hotel rooms, long drives, and plane rides; the year truly stressed our family.
Each step along the way presented a different challenge: broken furniture on the pack-out, lost luggage, delays in attempting to ship cars to Hawaii, etc., etc. Our stress, our anxiety, and our lack of stability clearly impacted our family, and more specifically our daughter Olivia (a 3-year-old at the time).
It seemed, unfortunately, that at every step along the way her anxiety became much worse and her speech regressed; it was heartbreaking to observe and not know how to help.
I, of course, researched tons of different methods to calm and help Olivia. At that point, I was hopeless and scared. A week later and I was at my breaking point. We were sitting in my friend Molly’s basement and while two of my girls were having the time of their lives playing with the toys from Molly’s kids, Olivia wouldn’t depart my lap. She was literally squeezing my body to the point of her own utter exhaustion.
Molly calmly offered, “I have oils, what’s it going to hurt?” In an effort to appease Molly (I really didn’t want to be rude), we gave them a try.
To say that I was not a believer is an understatement. Molly got out a reference guide and picked an oil and I may have called her the crazy snake oil lady under my breath as she rubbed the oil on Olivia. In mere minutes, however, my world changed and my outlook and belief in oils completely reversed. Olivia quietly got up out of my lap and simply joined the other children in play. She just stood up and walked over as if that move was no big deal!
After that day my decision to buy our own set of oils was an easy one. What was not clear was HOW I was supposed to use them. After spending way too much money and way too much time on learning every technique imaginable, I finally found the system that works for us. Now, I have packaged up the absolute necessities for you, a brand new oiler, to get started…(without the confusion and clutter.)
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